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December 28, 2010

Let It Snow Layout

Hello friends and fellow crafter's!  My name is Lisa aka Bug Junkie.   Like many of you...I am addicted to paper crafting. :)  You can see lots of projects on my blog at  Hope you stop in soon!

I was so happy to get the opportunity to create a project for Tuesday Treats.  I decided to do a very simple one page layout.  If you are like me you are very busy this time of year and a little short on crafting time... so I wanted to show you how to take a simple layout and quickly bring it to life.

The good news only need ONE Cricut cartridge to recreate this layout.  Yep, Winter Frolic is the only cartridge needed.  :)  To get the "snow" border on the bottom of the page...hand tear a 3"x12" piece of white shimmer or glittered cardstock and ink the top edge in blue.
For the mitten border on pg. 41 of the handbook... design on your Gypsy at 11.69" x 3".  To really try and bring them to life...I did not use the layer feature for the cuff of the mittens, but rather embellished them with Liquid Applique and a heat embossing gun.  Then added ribbon bows.

The photo mats are the tags on pg. mat is 6.19"x5" and bottom mat is 6.81"x5.5".  Use hide contour to hide the hole in top of tag.
 "Let it Snow" on pg. 29 is cut at 31/2" on the Cricut and embellished with Liquid Applique.  Snowflakes are the border cut on page 28 at 3.83"x1.66".  Cut three of them and layer the flakes.  Ink edges and add a little Liquid Applique if desired.
 This little snowman on pg. 29 was cut at 41/2" on the Cricut.  Then I decided I didn't want the pipe that was originally cut out of the top layer so I did the top layer on the Gypsy so I could hide the pipe.  I inked the edges and of course added more Liquid Applique for snow.  Glossy Accents help the eyes to stand out and orange Stickles give the carrot nose a little bling.  I think that just about covers everything.  Thanks so much for looking!    

December 14, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

Hello Gypsy friends! I am Jeanne Lee and you can see me at A few months ago, Pam, asked for some new friends to come and be guest designers and I signed on...MY First time doing this here! So, with Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share a very simple project. Lets face it, with only eleven more days till Christmas time is short! I needed some quick ornaments for my Sunday School class to be able to put together so I came up with this one!

Using the Christmas Cart, I turned on the Gypsy and found that #23(counting from the top left) on the keypad was a perfect design.

So I picked the main image for the top of the ornament and then hit the shift key for the under layer. The width 2.96" and 5.71" for the height of this ornament. BUT I wanted to have a front and a I copied the main image...went to my advanced tab and then hit the flip icon.

Using Mariposa card stock...I used the sparkly cs for the outside and red/blue for in between the outer layers.
I layered them together, glued them and added some gold cording...
... and was done! Beautiful and QUICK!
**Thank-you to the Tuesday Treat Gals for letting me share!

December 7, 2010

Christmas Album / Wordbook

Good afternoon everyone
This is Pam at The Bug Bytes.

Myamagoo's E sadly died so I am posting today. If she gets hers up and running she will post too.
Something seems to be in the air affecting all Electronics!! Maybe they know they have worked enough and if they give in during Christmas we will replace?

And oops sorry for those subscribed by email. It published accidentally before I finished so posting again.
With me since I keep editing afterwards always a good idea to check my blog for the correct post I guess. :) . I know- but I am the impulsive sort!

Anyway my laptop is also almost toast between the hard drive full, AVG update mess up and the XP update mess. I spent days on it and rolled back XP update and atlast today  got my Photoshop working. No videos though. As my Premiere Elements 8 (nor PSE 8) will not open and neither does this laptop recognize my camcorder. So the video I made to post on Friday (for my Sat Bugbytes post) will have to wait till I get my new laptop!
Ok lets get to the project. I made a simple simple wordbook playing with the free cartridges Christmas Solutions. Since I already had the original cartridge I could plug it in my Imagine and use some patterns . But most of the main are paper I just ruffled through my paper stock (not stack but stock :) ) and added.
I had one packet of  Christmas stickers I had found at Tuesday Morning and some buttons lying around. So here is what I made. Other materials ink, anna griffin photo punch which I used throughout for the photo mat and Martha Stewart glitter and Diamond Glaze?Glossy Accents to seal in the Glitter and copic markers/sharpie. I have also used liquid paper for texture!

Now I figured ut the rectangle for 6 x 4 photos so I added quarter inch for the mat plus 2 inches -3 inches for sides and in the wider end I added couple of more inches for the punch holes.
Each inside page left side is like a pocket for tags.

Now this is the main gypsy page

I have grouped Christmas(Plantin - thick one - I think creative button 5) and the rectangle and welded. Then I added the punch holes and grouped it in with the rest . Note the weld button on the right - it should show half  white as the holes/circles should not be welded.
Now this page I copied across to 8 more pages and then just deleted in each page the rest of the letters ie in 1st page every other letter except C gets deleted. Just click on the letter - after it gets purple - hit delete!
And the way I cut the page
3 times each page! I cut the front pattern paper and then the middle  - not with cerealbox/chipboard but with cream/sand color paper.And then the back. I put the pattern side face down for this.I tried flipping but with welds like letters they act strange and do not align up. Make sure that your mat is not too new for this technique as then the paper might get stuck and rip.

Close up

I have added some glass beads and the pattern for the image is from Imagine - Snow Angels.
The charms are buttons. I welded 2010 to each other but not to the wreath not only because I used Imagine for the wreath but I wanted pop. So I just made it bigger.
Now before adding and cutting image in Imagine I sized it in G and noted the size and put the size in Imagine.
Also I set a basic rectangle well inside the punch holes and used this rectangle to size all images/cuts in all the pages.

Page H

Tree Imagine, Greetings pattern Imagine. Background paper from some stack  and mats are 5 x 7 bazill stack. I spent about 20 mins coordinating all colors and arranging them.  And the bazill 5 x 7 .I cut it to 6.5 x 4.5. I used the longer strip to paste it down and put the sticker on it. This can be used for adding brief titles or some journalling. The left side as I said is like a pocket for tags. I stuck front pattern paper and middle cream paper  and the back of the paper - remember how I put it pattern side down in the cricut mat I put glue to only 3 sides to make a pocket . I also punched a half circle using a circle punch so the tags can easily slide out.
Oh and for the tree I have finally used that Imaginisce whatever you call it bling thingy - iRock. Glenda hope you see this.As promised!!. I have used silver nail heads and colored it in with sharpie/copic!
And the star was a button I had.

Now page R

See the tag? And the strip in the right is clearly seen here.

The beard I have used liquid paper which gives the arches paper effect. I got it from cheapJoes. This is how we recover some whites in watercolor.But you can also use liquid paper eraser/Corrector whatever!
And yes I have had fun with MS glitters!
The tag I poured some Art Glitter dry clear glue in a paper plate ran the edges through it and sprinkled glitter. Then sealed it in with Glossy Accents. The bow banner I added some glue in spots for bow and flower and then added red glitter then glue to rest and green glitter. Sealed it too with GA.
Then inked some journaling stamp and added lines. Santa - is all cut with cream paper . Shadow is inked in edges with momento dew pads - I think cinnamon something.
Then copic'd /sharpied and liquid paper. and a pom pom added!

Same story with next pages. On the right I have used stickers or buttons in the title/journal strip (as I like to call it)

Page I

Page S
Same - Buttons stickers and stickles

Page T

Page M

Page A

Some ink to pop up  the center and also to inside of Noel to differentiate the letters

Page S

And finally the back.
This tag was sent to me on my birthday from Agnes Flower Disco

So here is the special place for it

So that's my album. Gypsy files up in thebugbytes for both for this and for the card I made for sassy - bevy warm wishes is now up. Look under this

November 30, 2010

Good morning everyone,

My name is Melin and you can find me on my blog: This is my first post here at Tuesday Treats and I was so honored that Pam and the girls let me join in the fun…Thank you ladies, very much.

Today I am sharing a layout I made using what I call “straight” Cricut. This simply means no design studio or gypsy this time….Sorry Chester, ‘ol buddy, ‘ol pal, you’ll have to sit this one out :-)
So here’s a view of the entire layout.

I used the following cartridges to complete this super fun layout.
George and Basic Shapes
Paper Doll Dress Up
Everyday Paper Dolls
From My Kitchen
Christmas Cheer
Celebrate with Flourishes
Create A Critter
Winter Woodland

Okay here’s the recipe

  • I used Winter Woodland for the sleigh and cut it at 4”
    • I cut the sleigh bottom in white and then “inked” the “ski” part in gold ink. The picture doesn’t show how shiny that part is.
  • The presents were just patterned paper that I cut into squares.
  • The ribbons-bows were from Create A Critter pg. 73 – layer 3 cut at 3.5”
    • The little circles that cut from this cut I used for the reindeer noses.
  • The light borders for the mats were from Create A Critter pg. 73
  • The Sack was cut from Paper Doll Dress Up pg. 72 Accessory 3
  • The Christmas trees in the background were cut from Create A Critter pg. 33
  • The wreath was from Celebrate Flourishes second row, 7th key.

  • Santa’s Suit parts were cut from Christmas Cheer pg. 99 cut at 6”
  • Santa’s Hat was from Paper Doll Dress Up pg. 72 cut at 7”
  • Santa’s Beard and hair were from Paper Doll Dress Up pg. 72 cut at 7”
  • Santa’s Head was from George and Basic Shapes Circle cut at 2.75”
  • Santa’s nose was from George and Basic Shapes.
  • Santa’s Arms were cut From From My Kitchen pg. 77
    Santa’s Body was from George and Basic Shapes. Circle at 3.75”
  • Santa’s eyes were from a punch, but you could cut some small circles out of George and Basic Shapes like the nose.

  • The reindeer were cut from Create A Critter pg. 69 at 3.5” – both layers
    • I used the black out feature so I could use my own eyes. These eyes were a Martha Stewart “tear drop” punch. Pretty small in size.
  • The Antlers were from Christmas Cheer pg. 86 cut at 3.5”-shadow
  • The nose was from the circles cut from the present bows (see above)
  • The “rope” was some gold floss that I had.

  • The Merry Christmas title was cut from Celebrate with Flourishes.
  • The various photo corners were from Picturesque.

Here is one last look at the entire layout. Now it is just waiting for some pictures and a little journaling and we will be good to go.

Thank you for joining me today! Be sure to come on over to and join in the weekly challenges we have.  Thank you again Pam and all you lovely designers for allowing me to be a part of Tuesday Treats!  Have a wonderful day!

November 23, 2010

Happy Turkey Day cards

Hi Everyone! I'm Kristy from Craftin' on my door, and this is my 1st time posting a project here at Tuesday Treats!

My family {my hubbie and our 1 year-old daughter} and I will be heading to Southern California to visit our best friends for Thanksgiving! While we are there we will also be seeing my bestie's family, and her hubbie's family so I thought why not make them all a Thanksgiving card!

Here's what I came up with:
I used the Doodlecharms cartridge,  the Lacy Lables cartridge, and of course my trusty Gypsy to get this card started! First, I chose the "turkey," "shadow," and "shadow for the plate." Next, I sized them at 2 1/2", and then used the {duplicate} button to add more.
Then, I used the "Flower2" label from Lacy Labels. I "unlinked" the width and height so that I could make it 5" x 5".
Paper Recipe:
Base of card-Kraft card stock from JoAnn's cut at 5 1/4" x 10 1/2". Then scored and folded in half to make a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card.
Brown-Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
Pattern paper-K & Co
Blue-Stampin' Up Baja Breeze
Cream Parchment-Recollections
Ribbon-Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Satin
Brown and White Bakers Twine-from a local scrapbook store

I glued the pattern paper down onto the brown paper using my super cute Pink ATG. Then I used the "cheater method" of taping the ribbon to the back of the card stock before adhering it to the base of the card.
Next, I attached each of these to the base of the card. I love to add dimension so I used pop dots to adhere the turkeys to the cards.
Then, I tied on the bows, typed up a sentiment on my computer, punched them out with a SU circle punch, added bakers twine, and attached the sentiments to the bows.

I have a confession to make....I had first cut out the turkeys using the dark brown chocolate chip color (because I liked the way it all matched), but as I was putting them together they looked like {BURNT} turkeys to me! ;) What do you think?
Well, I hope you all enjoyed this easy, but elegant Thanksgiving card! Thanks for having me at Tuesday Treats, and please feel free to hop on over to my blog anytime Craftin' on my door!

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!

<3 Kristy

November 9, 2010

Elmo Party

This is my first time as a contributor to Tuesday Treats. I just love working with my Cricut and creating gift items for friends and family members.

I used the cartridge Elmo Party to make today's project.

Cardstock: all from Stampin' Up
Adhesive: ATG 714, two way glue pen

use the CrayonBx cut.
cut at 8.54 inches
box is cut Basic Black cardstock
Elmo is cut from Real Red cardstock
eyes and oval are Whisper White cardstock
nose is Pumpkin Pie cardstock
crayons are Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green and Yoyo Yellow cardstocks

"i heart you" is from Create a Critter. It is cut at 1" from Basic Black and Real Red.

I used my Zutter Bind It All to create two little books that go inside the box. These little books will hold photo of the people I love. The pages are 4"x3" and there are 10 pages in each little book.

Play with this cartridge and think of it as more than just a "party" cartridge. There are lots of great uses for the cute creations.

You can see more of my Cricut creations at

November 2, 2010

I was inspired by the Harvest  Maiden picture I googled. See that stress on the word I. Obviously my younger son who was wants to lie down in bed beside me and read to give me company WAS NOT. All he could say was she is creepy. Well I did not think so.
Now you all know that my back is gone for tossers the past week right? And so I have limited supplies. which my son was kind enough to get me. One of that was copic markers. My Imagine was also down. Still waiting for some cartridges but till then limited supply. But my  Gypsy was updated - Sometimes there is real blessing in having old technology :) and thank heavens to my XP and 32 bit - it updated!! So I made 2 cards - the pumpkin for October challenge and this. I cut out of cream cardstock - which I prefer when coloring as the slight cream color gives warmth to a picture. If I want real white then I can always use opaque marker.
As to cartridges used - keyword search and whatever I liked in the way of fruit got in. I also searched for wreath and added one in. Face - paper doll.
So I set cut only in settings - connected the G and cut. G shows Imagine connected and then
paper barely cut through
So I set blade depth to full 6  and went to Imagine - added some image from best friends - in the mat set the pressure to 5 ie max an speed to 4 (does not matter as the imagine like cake behaves with the G). And then tried the G - no communicating message. Grrr.. So I switched off checked for loose contact (only thing remotely loose was my brain :) ) and switched on without the Imagine cartridge and this time the thing went smoothly. So I cut and colored and glued and doodled. No bling!!! Just a cherry ribbon I had got from Michaels and never taken upstairs. Oh and the label  or frame and the flowers on the frame ? Well I tested a couple of frames from best friends to see if inside cuts so I just used ( 2- of same pink one reversed for main image and other right side printed up for the inside of the card. I snipped flowers from a different frame - green one. I think they are frompage 21 and 22)
See never give up your scissors (or using it) just because you get  some expensive machines. The always come handy.
Now the card itself is an easel card which is pretty simple to do but watch out for some boo boos
Score the card in half and score the front again - anywhere you want (preferably within half mark - from the opening end - not the folded end) and apply glue to only this area
Then make sure the front panel is exactly the same size as the folded card ( ie if you have folded a 5 1/2  X 8 1/2 then the folded card is 5 1/2  X 4 1/4so panel is also 51/2 X 4 1/4th) .
What am I saying?...
This should be better

Now my little boo boo which I had to correct -  I had the brilliant idea of making the green panel a quarter inch smaller and did just that and stuck it directly instead of cutting same size panel and I had lower portion with black outline an upper just green without back shadow.Oops!So removed the green - cut black - glued green on it and then on to the card (see the pic above and apply glue only to the folded glue area)

Here is the card

Printed a sentiment in word and adjusted the font size till it fit in that imagine test frame I had printed

My son still says face is nice mom but kind of weird having fruits on her hair.
Now don't you dare - and I mean DARE!!! agree with him - And NO COMMENTS SAYING THAT!!
Hey!! Did you just...            :)

October 28, 2010

Spooky Thursday on Tuesday Treats.

Hi everyone, Beth from thunderbirdlindybydesign.  This is my first time being a Guest Designer on Tuesday Treats, so I am a little nervous.  Today I used my Gypsy to create a lace style Halloween picture.  I used the Carts George(of coarse) and October 31st.  I really like this cart and have used it a lot lately.

I welded the spooky house, tree, and cloud with lightning together to create the below cut.

I positioned the cloud with lightning off of the page, so you can't even tell what it is by looking at the cut above.  I was going for the effect of Spooky House on a Spooky hill.

Then I reversed cut the "moon" circle from George out of a yellow background cardstock.

To get the background of the house, I selected the house again, and sized it exactly the same size as the first house I welded and using Hide Contour(I love love love this feature), hid all of the contours on the house that I did not want to cut.

I glued this directly to the back of the black welded house.

Finally I glued a piece of vellum to the back of the moon cut, and then attached a piece of yellow cardstock to the back of the vellum.

Even if you are not a fan of Halloween, I hope this has insprired you to get your Gypsy out and do some welding and hide contour.

Cut file is available on my blog under the cut file tab.  Entitled Spooky Picture.

Thanks for having me, Beth.