Sunday, January 8, 2012

Erica's Craft Room 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room 
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

You should have come from Sheila's blog, if not please go to the beginning and start at Erica's blog so you don't miss any of the other fabulous projects!

I made 2 different Easel cards for my projects today.

My first easel card was made with Ribbons and Rosettes and Live Simply. The rectangle that says "a little hello" is cut at 1.75"x 2.5" and the brown is cut at 2"x 2.75" and then I rounded the corners with a punch. The patterned rectangle is cut at 2.25"x 5.75".

Here are the rosettes I cut. I used my gypsy and welded 2 together two times at 2.75" <Stamp1> If you don't have a gypsy you would just need to cut 4 and glue together, this way I only had to glue 2 pieces, the only downfall of welding them is you lose the score lines.

Here's everything else I cut and used. The main card it 6"x12" folded in half and then one half folded again. The white part is where you glue a 6"x6" square of the same color, only the bottom half of that square will be glued. The stamped squares were cut at 2.75" <stamp1md> and the shadow for it.(Ribbons and Rosettes) The snail is from Live Simply cut at 1.75"

Close up of the snail. I used Peachy Keen Stamps for the face and some Studio G glitter glue on the swirl. I inked everything with Memento brown ink, and did some gel pen stitching all over the card.

Cricut Cartridges- Ribbons and Rosettes and Live Simply
Paper- DCWV(Green Tea Stack) and Core'dinations white
Stamps- Pink by Design(Go Green) Peachy Keen (PK-279 Faceless Bugs) Random stamp set from Big Lots
Other- White gel pen, black and brown Memento ink, Studio G glitter glue, ribbon

The second card is a Twisted easel card which is super simple too.

Sorry I didn't take pictures while I was making this one. (Oops)
There is a great tutorial here for one. 
So here's what I did-
  1.  I cut a 6" x 12" and 6"x 6" out of white, then 1 cut 2 -5.75" squares out of the coffee bean paper.
  2. I cut the background from Paper Lace at 5.5" <heart1> white is glitter paper  and red is pearl.
  3. I cut the shadow <Love-S> from Lacy Labels at 3" Real Dial size and then used my Sew Easy and twine for the hearts. I inked the edges with red distress ink. I also added a few stamped coffee beans.
  4. I cut <cofecup2> at 2.5" out of scraps and inked with brown ink and stamped the white part with a heart.
  5. I punched a 2" circle, inked it, stamped the sentiment on and used a foam dot for dimension, I used a Spellbinder die for the Happy Valentine's Day tag on the base and used foam dots to hold the card open. 
  6. Last I punched the heart border out of pearl paper and added the buttons with a little twine. I inked anything white with red ink and the brown paper with brown ink.
Cricut Cartridges- Love You A Latte, Paper Lace and Lacy Labels
Paper- Core' dinations(glitter, white) Recollections(red pearl)Coffee paper, Scraps
Stamps- Fiskars(Coffee Set) Studio G($1 stamp)
Twine- Trendy Twine(Cherry Cupcake)
Other- Sew Easy and Large Heart head, Copics, Tim Holtz Red Distress ink, Memento Brown ink, EK Success heart border punch, buttons

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your next stop on the hop is Laurie

Here's the complete blog line up in case you get lost.

Erica's Cricut Craft Room-
Jamie-  (You are here)
Laurie-  (You're next stop)


Josie0602 said...

Jamie..I love that Valentines card! The twisted easel is so fun to make and I think yours is just cute! The snail card is adorable too. I love the papers and the glitter...everything just coordinates perfectly!

Liz said...

gorgeous cards. The paper you used for the rosette really makes it stand out ande your shiny snail is soo cute. I love the valentine card too, that heart lace pattern is gorgeous

Sheila said...

I absolutely LOVE your heart card! All your projects are fabulous.

Have an awesome day!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Beautiful easel cards.. I especially like the snail card
Creative Mine by Maria
Garzon4fun(at) facebook(*) com

Mary said...

I just love easel cards! I'll definitely have to try the twisted one. TFS, Mary

Laurie said...

Love your cards and the step by step directions!

Marji said...

I shouldn't pick favorites but I LOVE your cards!! So creative, great colors and I love the easels!
fellow dt sis

Debbie said...

love easel cards thanks for the link on how to make the twisted easel. love the use of the rosettes on the card thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Michele from MS said...

More great ideas! I am going to have to try the accordian look ~ thanks for sharing

Jenny said...

Love your cards!!! So super cute!

jennykingham at att dot net

Sherri said...

your cards are awesome!!

Fellow DT Sis!
Squeaky Scrapper

Auntie Em said...

Great cards and fun designs. I really like the sparkles and the embroidery. Your snail is so cute!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Clare D. said...

I loved both of your projects, but that patterned paper in the rosette looks fab! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Ellen said...

Those are beautiful! I love the snail card especially! Thanks for sharing all the things you used...that is so helpful!

Doris P. said...

so love your heart/coffee card!! what inspirations I get from all this awesome creativity! -fellow Dt sis

Tiffany Schmidt said...

I absolutely love the dimension you use. Such impeccable work!

Kris Dietz said...

Great cards! Love that snail!! Too cute. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Barbara said...

Oh they're both adorable!!

lmkindell1 said...

I love your easel cards.I may have to try the twisted one, I have done a couple of the other ones.

Lisa said...

Great stuff! Ribbons and Rosettes are on my wish list!

Crafty Lady said...

That snail is too cute for words... love the idea of using the rosette in the card and I just received that cart.

Pam said...

I love love love these cards!!! the first "snail mail" looks like leather for the base and the tag.
And the perfect blend card would be just the best anniversary card for my daughter and her guy!!! Love the lil coffee cup.
This hop is the best!!!

CREATIVE M said...


lindaplus3 said...

great job on your cards,, thank you for all the help .. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Liz said...

These are truly awesome cards!! You have done such a fantastic job! The snail is so cute and I love my coffee so of course that was my favorite..thank you so much for sharing this great cards with us!!

Liz Seubert

Brenda said...

Your cards are so adorable and I love the color combination on both of your cards!

carol said...

Very nice job thank you for doing this for us

Cathy said...

Great job, I love easels and rosettes, fun to make.

Suzys Crafts said...

Fabulous cards. I've not tried an Easel card yet, but I am looking forward to it. Hope mine look as good as yours. :)

Maria said...

Nice work! Love the cards!!!

maria_m_nestor (at)

Pattie Mcginnis said...

great cards... I am so going to come back and watch the video on the twisted card...

thanks... new follower...

Kim said...

luv your cards, they are really kewl. thanks for sharing.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love your cards!! Ribbons & Rosettes is one of my fav carts!
Laura :)

Miranda said...

Great Projects!
Miranda :)

Samantha said...

Great projects!!


Pixichick said...

I love your cards. They are darling! My hubby would give me the Valentine because I'm addicted to coffee.

Sabrina Marie said...

i love these cards they are really cute. i cant make a rosette flower for the life of me.

TeacherMom said...

I love the look of easel cards but I haven't ventured into making them yet. Yours are very sweet--love all the detail. Thanks for sharing!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Michelle said...

I love your easel cards and the twisted one is my favorite... :)


truckmaniii said...

I love the snail and the colors.

EnjoliCollums said...

I love the coffee one!! So going to lift!

Tonya said...

LOVE both of your cards. That first paper was clearly meant to be a rosette! It looks fabulous!

gshrader said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing

Yvette said...

Love your easel card! I always enjoy make these. I have always wanted to make the twisted easel card. Thanks for the link to a tutorial! TIA and welcome to the DT!

Phronsa said...

Oh Jamie, I LOVE these Easel Cards! How Darling! I thought the Snail Mail one was my favorite till I saw the Valentine one! They are BOTH SO CUTE, and seem do-able even for me!
I am SOOO EXCITED about this 100 Cartridge Blog Hop giveaway. This is a GREAT start to my collecting of Cricut cartridges, as I just recently purchased the E2 & am in dire need of cartridges!! I purchased the Everyday Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for myself for Christmas. Other than that, I only have the 2 that came preloaded into my new E2. I still have a LONG way to go!
THANK YOU for your ideas! I look forward to coming back to your blog to see more of your clever creations! :o)