Thursday, July 21, 2016

Workin' it Workin' it...

I bought several of the newer Cricut cartridges that cut out the sentiments and designs.  Some are clear in their design, some are not.  Here are a few.  It is fun to back the front of the card with additional cardstock and colors, but it is also nice to leave the front of the card free of backing which leaves a delicate sentiment and design.  The "thank you" card as well as the "merry & Bright" cards have backing on the front, the other two cards are free-cut.


More of the gift bags, such fun to make.  I have so so so much 12x12 paper and it is almost a pressure to use it use it use it up.  That will never happen unless I live until I am 100 and still functional. (that said with a grin). Nonetheless, these little gift bags are fun and easy to make.  I did a tutorial back a few months on how to do these but basically the side sections and bottom sections are scored, then folded over a plastic Cricut cartridge case.  Before I glue the back seams together, I add some of the heavier grey card board for the front back and side seams.  This gives the bag girth.  Then I punch holes on each of the sides, add a ribbon which is anchored inside the seam with a decorative scallop round punch.  Then I add the die cuts.  Cute bags, love making them...

More hand drawn cards.  I draw a master image and then I can make copies, color the images in to make multiple cards. Here is a little ballet girl.  Inside says "Dance your birthday".

A few days ago, whether I could justify it or not, I bought two thick packs of 8x8 card stock in pretty colors. Two of these pages make some pretty awesome boxes. There is a tutorial on box making on this blog, and it could not be easier.  I scored 2 inches on all 4 sides, (that is the lid) and then the bottom of the box is scored at 2 inches PLUS the next little line.  Must be exact or the bottom of the box will tend to fall out of the lid.... cut the scores on both opposing sides.  I put a little sticky dot on the outside corner flap, and then a thin line of glue on the larger flap.  These fold up to make a very nice box.  Add some die cuts.  In the boxes below, those are the delightful Dollar Tree die cuts.

More hand drawn.... little gals, little guys, all dressed up to celebrate July 4th.  A little red glitter added.  I had tons of hand drawn images... frogs, dogs, cats, flowers, bunnies.... just need to get busy and make some cards.
Thanks thanks for stopping by.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

You are one talented lady! Love the cricut cards. But I like your hand drawn cards even better. They have so much personality. I've always loved your gift bags and the way you decorate them. I love boxes too. I love the way you state your measurements. Bottom - 2" plus 1 more mark! Now that I understand! I am going to try that today. Have a wonderful weekend, friend.

Brenda said...

Wow Carole! You have been one busy little lady!!! Love the "fancy" cut out cards. I love them too because they are easy to make, but look like it took a lot of time to make them. Your gift bags are adorable and I love your boxes too! Such cute ways to give a small gift in or even gift card. Love them! But I love, love, love your hand drawn images even more! You are so talented Carole!! I wish I could draw like that. Your cards are just adorable with your sweet images on them. Yes, make some more cards with your hand drawn images, I can't wait to see them!!! Hugs, Brenda