Friday, November 30, 2012


Sometimes, I just don't want to take the time to use my die cutting machine, so I use premade die cuts. Jolees has some really cut ones out there, like this Nut Cracker. I used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Nestabilities "Large Labels" die set through my Big Kick (works just fine). Petite Ovals and the tag I cut out a rectangle and used a Tonic Studio Duo Corner Punch-Ticket Tag. The sentiment is embossed with Tim Holtz Ranger super fine embossing powder in Gold.

Friday, November 23, 2012

BIRTHDAY CARD for my husband

My husband is an 11 year old scout leader and their patch has a racoon on it, so I wanted to make a card with using a racoon image. I found this little guy on my Hallmark Card making software. I printed the image onto matte photo paper and cut it out using my Spellbinders petite oval and scalloped oval sets. The thin tan frame around the oval was made by using two of the petite ovals. I cut one oval and then placed and centered the next smaller die on top it and ran it through the machine again. It was a little difficult getting the frame glued into place. I used Zig two way glue pen with the ball point to adhere the frame. The the tan mat was made with cardstock that comes pre-embossed, but you could emboss your own. I used Fall colors because Fall is his favorite season of the year. I used the Spell binders Shapeabilites dies "Ribbon Banners" for the sentiment.

Friday, November 16, 2012


I used Spellbinders Grand Calibur Nestabilites dies "Large Labels"(which I was able to fit through my Big Kick just fine) for the rectangle shapes. Petite Ovals and the grommet tags set for the sentiment. I traced and cut out the center of the tag on a white piece of cardstock and stamped the sentiment. I got the image from one of my card making or scrapbooking softwares and printed it on matte photo paper.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Get Well Card for Brother Jack

My brother Jack was in a motorcycle accident earlier this week and I wanted to send him a get well card. I thought since his name is Jack that this would be amusing to him.

The Jack-in-the-box is from Cricut Lite cartridge, B is for Boy. I cut the image at 5".
The base is 5"x7" from Bazzill Card Shoppe   Cardstock, Candy Corn. The navy layer is 4 5/8" x 6 5/8". The checkered layer is 4 3/8"x 6 3/8" and the paper is from DCWV, All about Boys. The orange strip is 1 1/2" x  6 3/8".  I cut two two 3 inch circles with a circle punch. I don't remember the size of the smaller circle and scalloped circle. The strip and sentiment circle are also from Bazzill, Candy Corn. The jute ribbon I picked up at Michael's in the $1 ribbon bin.