Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ohh La La Card

These silhouettes are really cool, because you can use the negative and positive images for the card.

Cutting sizes:
Card base 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 folded
Strip of patterned paper 5 1/4 X 2 1/4
Strip of Cardstock 5 1/2 X 2 1/2
From the Forever Young Cart: ALL models cut with Emblem on
Model 1-shift at 2 1/4 inches cut 3 times
Model 1 at 2 inches
Model 13 at 2 inches
Model 19 at 2 inches

Ooh la la word is on the ‘hat1’ key cut at 1/2 inches.
Add bling to make the images pop!

Enjoy cutting!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Disney Princess Card and Trinket Box

I made this card for my daughter who turned 5 years old today!  My orders were "Mommy, I want  card with three princess on it!'
I used Happily Ever After Cart and my gypsy for this project. The card is the largest I’ve ever made measuring 7.5 x 6 inches when closed. The box is a round wodden box I bought from AC Moore. All the princesses were cut at 3.5 inches. Any smaller and it would be even harder to piece together. I used ALOT of Stickles on this project!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dinosaur Train Card

I made this card for my son's birthday. He just turned three years old. He loves trains all he talks about is Thomas last year I made him a Thomas card in SCAL. This year he also has a thing for dinosaurs. So I thought of combining both. I used the Create a Critter cart with my Gypsy, for the project. I think Create a Critter cart is a must have for parents with little ones.

Thomas on last year's card:

Dinosaur train card:

I used the Gypsy because I could hide portions of the images I did not want and to save paper. I hid the faces on the train and the sun, so that only the dinosaurs were smiling. Its also nice to hide other portions of the trains so that I didn't have to cut the same thing twice in two different colors.You can still cut the same card without the Gypsy though.

Sizes for the cuttings:
The card base is a folded 8 1/2 X 6 inch piece of cardstock
Patterned piece of paper is 4 X  5 3/4 inch
Palm trees (1 regular and 1 flipped) - 2 1/2 inches
Sun - 1 3/4 inches
Train - 1 3/4 inches, you will also need another train car cut at 2 inches
T-Rex - 2 1/2 inches
Brontosaurus - 2 1/2 inches.

Ink the edges for more definition. 
Glue the trees and the sun flush onto the card but use pop-dots to pop up the train and dinosaurs.

Happy cutting everyone!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Desperate to Crop!!

I made this card in Finland, when I was so desperate to crop. I bought two issues of a British magazine: Simply Cards & Papercraft, while I was in Sweden. What I really love about British magazines is they give you little goodies when you purchase them. This magazine had cute paper and images to cut-out for making cards. 
This card is all paper!! Only the white flower-shaped ribbon that is wrapped around the middle of the card is not paper!! I cut out two of the little flowers and used pop-dots between them for a 3-D effect, but the photo does not show that well enough. The only tools I used were a pair of scissors, a ruler and a bottle of glue! It makes me think, "do I really need all the gadgets and gears in my scrap-room?" I am sure you all know the answer to that one already!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Kiss Scrapbook page

Hello friends,

I have neglected my blog for sometime now because I have been traveling. I wanted to share this  page of my husband and kids. This page was done as part of a sketch challenge with my the ladies of BASF.

The reason I am sharing the page is because my in-laws collected the kids one month ago and took them to Finland, so that my husband and I could have some alone time together. We spent almost three weeks at home, (but I still didn't get as much scrapbooking done as I wanted to, I guess the 100 or so printed photos will be scrapped soon enough!). Then we went to Sweden where I reconnected with a high school friend I haven't seen for 15 years and now we are with the kids in Finland. When I finally saw the kids I could not stop kissing them. Its so funny how they can make you so tired and stressed out, but you wouldn't have it any other way!

Now all I am missing is my scrapbook room! The words KISS was cut with Calligraphy Collection cart.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My Sheri Craft Challenge #11: "Patriotic Week"

Hi Everyone! Its been a while since I posted so I guess I can start with another challenge that got me motivated. I made this card with a wonderful bursting firework SVG file I found somewhere, I can't even remember now. I cut the file twice with DCWV glitter paper with SCAL on my Cricut. Hope you'll enjoy it.
Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Sheri Crafts Challenge # 7 : Flowers

This is quite a simple card but I love the effect. I used Create a Critter Cartridge for the flower and Forever Young for the scalloped ovals. I found the 'happy everything' stamp in the $1 bin at Michael's. What a perfect sentiment!

Monday, May 31, 2010

My Pink Stamper Father's Day Challenge.

I made this card for MPS Father's Day Challenge. The prize is a new Cricut Expression. I used Wild Cards Cartridge for the greeting. which I cut in blue, red and black at 2 inches. The argyle paper is from DCWV Grade School stack. I love those sheets so much that I had to buy more of it and I was lucky enough to find it singly a Custom Crops for 59 cents per sheet. I hope you like it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations and Thank You Cards

I made these invitations and thank you cards for a friend, her sister was having her first child. I made 35 of each cards. I used my Cricut Expression and the New Arrivals Cartridge for both diecuts.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Butterflies Gallore

I just love butterflies. I used different color glitter cardstock (DCWV) to cut these butterflies. I used Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cart to cut the butterflies at 3/4, 1 and 1 1/4 inches. Then I scored them so that the wings popped up.

I used the brochure as the title of the page. It was too long to fit on the front of the page without covering the flower border so I cut a slit in the page and made a pocket at the back of the page to hold it in place. Then I made a journaling spot in front of it to hide the slit, I will put the journaling in later. The green edge of butterflies around the journaling spot was done with my Martha Stewarts pop-up butterfly edge punch.

Much love,

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunflower Surprise Card

I made this card for entry to a design team on I have done something I think is special for this challenge, I am very happy with what I came up with.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Slightly opened
Inside the card.

Back of the card.

Inks for the edges, sentiment stamp, popdot of two different thicknesses, ATG gun and Zig 2-way glue pen.

Card base: 
Base: 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 cream color cardstock, fold at 2 3/4 and 7 inch marks.
Inner Lining: 5 1/4 X 4 yellow cardstock
Front Panel: 5 1/4 X 4 ( - cut lengthwise at 5 1/4 X 2 5/8 and 5 1/4 X 1 3/8.
                     2 1/4 X 4 - cut lengthwise at 2 1/4 X 2 5/8 and 2 1/4 X 1 3/8.
Ribbon: about 6 inches.   

1. Layer patterned paper and ink the edges and wrap the ribbon around both panels where both paper meet.
2. Adhere to the front of the card. HINT: When the card is closed it should look like one 5 1/4 X 4 piece of paper in the center of the card.
3. Ink the edges of the inner lining and adhere to the inside of the card.

Cricut Expression  (because the FLIP function is used) 

Everyday Paper Dolls Cart: Dark green cardstock for the grass cut at 2 inches, cut the bottom edge    straight and cut a 2 5/8 and 1 3/8 from it.

Walk in my Garden Cart: Sunflower cut at 4 inches.
Yellow, green and glitter brown cardstock.

1. Cut 4 snflwr out of green cardstock, without removing the mat hit FLIP key and cut 3 snflwr.
2. Cut 4 snflwr-s out of yellow cardstock, without removing the mat hit FLIP key and cut 3 snflwr-s. Save the round pieces for your other projects.
3. Cut 7 snflwr-s out of brown cardstock. Save the flowers for your other projects.
4. Ink all the edges of the pieces and fit together. You should have 7 flowers 3 being 'mirror' images of the other 4.

Putting the card together:
1. Glue the first of the 4 flowers flush onto the larger side of the card, make sure to leave an overhang on the edge. Open the card, line up and glue one of the 'mirror flowers onto the set flower.

2. Cut the stems off one of the remaining flowers and its 'mirror'.

3. Close both sides of the card, line up the cut flower with the already glued flower and glue to the smaller front panel of the card. Open the card, line up and glue the 'mirror' flower to this flower. Hint: When the card is closed it should look as though there is only 1 flower on the face of the card.

4. Using 1/16 popdots attach another flower onto the smaller panel of the card make sure there is a small overhang. Open the card and glue its mirror image to it. Use popdots to attach the overhanging 
portions to each other.

5. Use 1/16 popdots to attach the last flower onto the larger panel. Ensure there is no overhang of this flower. Hint: When the card is closed it should look as though there are 3 flower on the face of the card.

6. Stamp your sentiment on the wider portion of the grass. Pop up the grass on the card with 1/8 thick popdots and add to the card.

I hope you will try to make this card too, you can use any flower with this project. I would love to hear you comments. Please feel free to send me images of your completed Flower Surprise Cards, with your permission I will post them to my blog. I hope you'll enjoy making this project as much as I have.

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, April 26, 2010

BostonAreaScrapFanatics Design Team Members Wanted

BostonAreaScrapFanatics Design Team Members Wanted

BostonAreaScrapFanatics has a newly designed website, gallery, chat room and soon to be developed blog. We are small, but growing rather quickly.

If you love to play with paper and have an interest in ATCs, scrapbook layouts, altered art and card making, please consider submitting work to our DT for publication on our blog. We will be seeking new DT members August 1, 2010. All submissions for consideration should be emailed to: Our current DT members will be voting on submissions for the incoming DT.

Our DT term runs for 3 months and requires 2 submissions per month - the 1st and the 15th. The 1st of the month is theme oriented, the 15th is more freestyle. We also require that you provide a strong presence on our forum, checking in and posting daily.

If you think that you might be interested, please email If not, please come by and check out our new home at We look forward to meeting you there.

Thank you.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cat In The Hat Page

My daughter made a 'Cat In The Hat' hat at her pre-school to celebrate Dr Suess' birthday. She wore the thing for days so I had to get a few pictures of her wearing the hat. I used SCAL to cut the Cat in the hat and the title is a line from the book. I hope you like it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Pink Stamper MPS Challenge

I did these card for a wonderful color challenge hosted by Robyn (The Pink Stamper). I so love her blog! You can find details of the challenge here.

Thinking of you card: I used Forever Young Cricut cart and embossed the paper with Sizzix Embossing plates (Dots and Flowers) in my Cuttlebug.

Thanks Card: I embossed small pieces of paper with Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing plates. The word "thanks" was embossed on Coredinations paper and sanded. The card was topped off with a three-layered Prima flower.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Some recent cards

I have been busy making cards. Here are a few of my favorites.

These cards were done using Forever Young Cricut Cartridge. I really love the images on this cartridge, its really fun to use for cards for your girl friends. I have also used my Cuttlebug embossing folders with them too.

These next cards I used two of my favorites flowers (Primas and Petaloos) and one of my Martha Stewart border punches.

I bought the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack and love it! Here are a few cards I made with the a few pages.

These are cards made with my Cricut cartridges or SCAL.

Other miscellaneous cards I have made with stamped images and one with a chipboard cupcake.  

Pages from weekend away crop.

My girls and I, from Boston Area Scrapbook Fanatics, left our families and went away on away on a weekend crop. I had so much fun. I got to use a Gypsy and actually cut a design while I was there. I just wanted to share some of the work I did with you.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

90 Onnea!

Here is a card I made for my husband's grandmother who just turned 90 years old. It took so long to make svg for the scallops behind the numbers, but it was so worth it.
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