Friday, May 20, 2011

Club Scrap and Your Favorite Die Cutting Tools Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by today to see some of our favorite die cuttings in action with Club Scrap’s extraordinary paper collections! This hop is a round-a-bout so you can start anywhere and just keep going until you get back to where you started :)

I have used 2 Club Scrap paper collections for my wrist corsages. The first one is made with Pure & Simple papers and the other with Blossoms papers. I saw a video tutorial for the corsage at Customs Crops. And used my Cricut Expression and Mother’s Day Bouquet and Accent Essentials cartridges. The Club Scrap papers are 80 lb card stock and they took a little bit of coaxing get them to go the way I wanted them. The results are beautiful. I embellished with glimmer mist, fine gauge wire, beads, brads, and flat back flower button.
Thanks for stopping by!  Here are the rest of the blogs on this hop, hope you enjoy the work and feel compelled to leave wonderful encouraging comments!  YOU ARE HERE!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

"Dude" card, made with Cricut Imagine.

Close up of the slightly tan and speckled Club Scrap
Scholarship Kit cardstock that I used for this project.

I am making a card for my son who will be 17 in a few weeks. Needed something masculine so I purchased the Cricut Imagine JT cartridge. I have a variety of white, tan, cream, beige, and other light or plain white heavy cardstocks from Club Scrap that I choose from when using my Imagine.

For this card I first used the Blackletter cartridge on my Gypsy to make the card.  I had to weld the blackout and shadow pieces of the shield. 

Just a note *When you use the G to alter images you can't open them in the Imagine function on the G*.

Printed an 8x6 area to cut the
card from.
To get the pattern that I wanted on the welded cut, I had to print a small area on the cardstock first then cut it on the Cricut E2.

Card base cut out of Imagine printed rectangle.

Turned the mat around and printed and cut the top layer of the shied
and the blackout. Everything cut at 5" relative, If I
had it to do over I would do 5.5" or 6".
My next step was to print & cut the "dude" on the Imagine, twice.  Then just layering it all together with Club Scrap glue. (best value ever in scrapbooking adhesives)  I used some small pieces of foam tape the make the second "dude" cut stand out  a little.  I'm going to add the Happy Birthday sentiment inside the card.

Comments are always welcome!  I'm thinking this card needs something else, just haven't figured out what yet :)

Be sure to come by on May 21 for our Club Scrap and Your Favorite Die Cutter blog hop!
We have some very talented ladies lined up to post a variety of scrapping, cardmaking and paper crafts.