My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Black and White Cricut and Cuttlebug Mother's Day!

Black and White Mother's Day cards created using Cricut Cartridges and Cuttlebug embossing folders.  The sentiments are computer generated.
The Mother's Day cards are created using cuts from Cricut Cartridges "Heritage" and "Home Decor", Cuttlebug embossing folders "Palm Leaves", "Floral Screen", and "Sentimentals 3", a border punch from Martha Stewart, and a Fiskar's corner rounder.
A Cricut Gypsy was used to design the cards.
More images!
There are a total of 6 Gypsy screens used for the following cards.  The screens were cut several times in white and black cardstock.
Card measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 inches.  The larger outer oval is from "Home Decor" cut at 2.92 inches/2.17 inches.  The charm image is from "Heritage" and is cut at 1.68 inches x 2.33 inches.  The silhouette image is from "Heritage" and is a cut at 1.21 inches x 2.10 inches.  "Pearl" accents are used.
A second card using the same layers, the label is from Martha Stewart.  "Pearls" are used as an accent.  "Palm Leaves" Cuttlebug embossing folder was used on the background.
Third card shows a close up of detail.  The layers are separated by dimensional foam tape. 
 A gift for Mom or someone special!
Note Card Portfolio---Upgraded!
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The Note Card Portfolio holds 4 A2 folded cards and envelopes.  The cards are created using the cartridges above and Cuttlebug embossing folders "Floral Screen" and "Sentimentals 3".
Another Note Card Portfolio---Upgraded!
Assorted cards and envelopes
The last Note Card Portfolio---Upgraded!
Final set of Black and White Cricut and Cuttlebug cards!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Note Card Portfolio--Upgrade!

In a previous post I gave the instructions for creating a Note Card Portfolio.
The original portfolio was designed to hold single notecards and envelopes.  I wanted a portfolio that would hold folded cards and envelopes.  This required a more substantial portfolio.  My sister, Ruth, and I developed a portfolio that has a 'book' binding.  It is quick and easy to create the upgraded portfolio.  There are a couple of extra steps, but they are not difficult.  When completed, the Card Portfolio---Upgraded will hold up to 6 A2 folded cards and envelopes.
I am using a two sided sheet of 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch cardstock.
Score the paper at 5 1/4 inch and 5 3/4 inch (as shown in photo)
Turn the paper and score at 5 7/8 inches and 6 1/8 inches.
Tip...be sure to measure accurately!  My bone folder slipped while I was scoring these lines.  I did not notice it until I was folding the paper.  This caused a little bit of difficulty creating a nice, neat fold.  Score carefully!
Cut a slit up to the top score line.  Cut out the rectangle section between the score lines (as shown in photo).
Full view of scored and cut cardstock.
Fold on all score lines.
To create extra strength in the portfolio, cut strips of cardstock and adhere between the score marks.  The center strip is 1/2 inch x 6 inches.  The two smaller strips are 1/4 inch x 5 1/4 inches (as shown in photo).  Trim edges.  I also add the strips to the outside of the portfolio.  The strips not only add strength, but are decorative as well.
Fold the bottom edges up.
Fold portfolio.  I used a rounded corner punch in the top right corner.  Then trimmed the open edges to create a smooth edge.  While the portfolio is closed, punch a hole through all layers (no photo available of this step).  Be sure the hole is in the bottom section (as shown in next photo).
Cut a ribbon 23 inches long.  Fold the ribbon in half to find the center and adhere the center of the ribbon to the center of the opened portfolio (as shown).  The thread the ribbon through the holes to the outside of the portfolio (as shown).
Outside view of decorated Card Portfolio---Upgraded!
The cardstock on the front is from DCWV "The Spring Fling Matstack".
The dragonflies are a Sizzix die, decorated with blue gems and inked edges.
Another view!
Note Card Portfolio---Upgraded is now ready to hold up to 6 A2 folded cards and envelopes!
This is a sneak peak at my post tomorrow
"A Black and White Cricut and Cuttlebug Mother's Day!"

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Using My Stash!

This is my craft table when I am working on a project!
I have been thinking lately that I have so much paper, embellishments, equipment, markers, pens, punches, etc, that I need to stop buying and concentrate on creating!
Isn't that what it is all about?  Creating??!!

So....I have started a "Use My Stash" campaign....again!
I may have to buy adhesive, but not for a LONG TIME!
This is one drawer of MANY that are full of crafting supplies!
These are various frames! Large frames, small frames, and all sizes in-between!
Empty frames, papers with frame borders, thin frames, thick frames!
Small containers holding a variety of paper ribbon, stickers, rosettes, buttons, ribbon!
These are not the main supply of these items, just the ones that haven't been put into one of the many drawers!  Notice the pens and markers in the background...there are more!
This is one of three boxes of stamped sentiments...hundreds of sentiments...dare I say...thousands of sentiments!  All stamped, categorized, grouped, and color coded!
I featured this project on my blog...
This is a portion of my paper.  This system holds plain cardstock and 12x12 inch paper.
Click the link to see how I organize paper!
This picture is from a post that I did in 2010!  Not only do I still have these boxes full of various embellishments, but I have added to this collection!
As you can see, I have been very busy collecting!  It is time to get busy creating!  I want Carolyn's Craftroom 2013 to reflect more creating and less purchasing!  Time to get busy!

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