Monday, January 30, 2012


Here is another birthday card I made for my friend who turned 24 earlier this week.
This is a really simple and cute A2 card to make!

Materials used:
- Pink cardstock 5.5X8.5
- Purple cardstock 4X5.25 in
- Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder
- 24 cut at 2 in
- 24 patterned cardstock from old scraps!
- Celebrate it ribbon: Holiday

Added some bling from Studo g.

Thanks for stopping by!
More birthday cards to come!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthdays, Birthdays, and More Birthdays!

Hi everyone!

I've been busy with my cricut machine lately making a bunch of birthday cards!
A lot of my best buddies birthdays happen to be in January, February and April-- This is the first year I can officially give them a personalized handmade card =)

I decided to try something different instead of the traditional A2, A7 cards. This is a standard 9 card (I think that's what they call it) and they fit perfectly inside a long letter envelope.

Materials used:
- Pink cardstock 9X7.5 in, score at 3.75 in
- Blue cardstock 8.5X3.5 in
- Martha stewart edge punch
- Cuttlebug: Happy birthday
- Cupcakes cut at 2.25 in.
- Pink patterned paper from Recollections stack

Added some glitter glue ;)
Isn't this a cute card??

A little area for a personalized message and a cool rubber stamp from studiog:

"Birthdays are natures way of telling you to eat more CAKE"

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monkey Googly Eyes

Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a wonderful week!

I made this cute gatefold card for Valentines's Day. This is also my first time using googly eyes. They are so cute!

- Patterned paper- Recollections all seasons
- Monkey & greens (sweethearts) cut at 3.5 in
- Red heart- from a leftover cut!

- Phrase cut at 3 in
- Bananas (create a critter) cut at 2 in
- Ribbon- $1 bin at Michaels
- Martha Stewart edge punch

Look out for more cards! I'm making some birthday ones =D

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My First Valentine's Card

I know Valentine's day is still weeks away but I couldn't help but to get started on my first Valentine's card!

- Red cardstock 10X5 in
- Light pink cardstock 4.75X6.75 in
- Patterned paper (see pic below): 4 5/8 X 6 5/8 in
- Hugs and kisses (Sweethearts) cut at 3 in
- X<30 cut at 1 in
- Hippo cut at 3 in
- Satin ribbon: ordered online but forgot where!

This is from the Recollections All Seasons Cardstock. I really don't understand why they call it ''cardstock"... I think the paper is pretty thin (in between computer paper and the actual cardstock I use)

Finished product. SO CUTE!!!

<- So I actually hot glued the bow onto the ribbon and button onto the bow. haha. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to share this awesome video tutorial I found on the web a few weeks ago:

Cricut Christmas Gift Card Holder

I have been wanting to make something like this for a while but a lot of tutorials I've seen involve cutting up envelopes to use as pockets (maybe I'll try that one day...but I wanted to make something simple!). This tutorial was a great link and I definitely got inspired to create one myself!

I used the cuttlebug (musical florish) to spice things up.

aren't these cute??

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My First Bridal Shower


So this past weekend, I went to my first bridal shower and also created my first bridal shower card!
I had a lot of fun designing this card since I tried to incorporate the bridal shower theme (winter wonderland) and some of their wedding colors.

This is a 5X7 or A7 card and cuts were made from Sweethearts cartridge:

Materials used:
- Sky blue cardstock 10X7 in
- Maroon cardstock 6.75X4.75
- Patterned paper from a Recollections scrapbook stack
- Bride dress cut at 4 in
- Umbrella cut at 3 in
- Bridal shower phrase cut at 1.5 in
- Celebrate it Ribbon: Holiday
- Rhinestones (my first time!)
- Cuttlebug: Musical florish

My wrapped up present. I split with a friend and got her a GRIDDLE.

I used the last of my Winnie the Pooh (my favorite Disney character) Christmas paper and even made a TAG and envelope. I love it!

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy new years!

Did everyone have a great holiday? I certainly did!
Between the family Christmas party, family road trip and catching up with friends, I barely had any time to play with my cricut machine!
I'm glad things are starting to slow down again and I have more time to blog about my cricut card ideas =)

On New Years day, I was finally able to make a quick stop at Michaels for their annual Christmas clearance. I took home these super awesome Christmas ribbons that I will use as non-Christmas ribbons haha. The best part? They were each only $1.99 79 cents!

Then last night, my girlfriends and I finally got together to exchange our secret santa gifts.
Introducing my brand new cricut cartridge, Kate's ABCs! I was super duper excited to get this cartridge!! I think a lot of the images are so adorable. I can't wait to make a card with it!

I also wanted to share my first side step card ever! Thanks to Jayni's measurement tutorials I thought I did a pretty awesome job using Create a Critter and Sweethearts cartridges.

I call this a holiday Christmas scene. Love it!

Thanks for all your support during 2011!
One of my new years resolution for 2012 is to keep inspiring you all with my cricut card ideas!