May 17, 2010
I have been crafting, sewing, quilting, etc. most of my life but I am fairly new to the Cricut, Gypsy, scrapbooking & papercrafting...so please be gentle :) I'm still in the "early learning" stage!
I don't have the cartridge you all are working from so I hope you won't mind my project. I did a simple layout using Gypsy Font & the Mother's Day cartridge. I do not have any video equipment - sorry.
The background paper is from DCWV "Be Mine" stack.
Stickers are from EK Success "Heaven Sent".
Plain cardstock from "the Paper company".
Martha Stewart edge punch "Doily Lace".
1/8" white ribbon "Spool o Ribbon".
I used my Gypsy & the Mother's Day cartridge & I cut the lace doily from tan cardstock at 8.12" wide x 7.62" high. I used a brown ink pad & a foam brush to ink the edges of the doily. This was glued to the DCWV base/Be Mine page.
I placed the "Heaven Sent" stickers above the doily on the base.
I trimmed my photo down. I then cut strips of white card stock a little longer than my photo edges & punched them with the MS doily lace punch. I used my quilting ruler to help mark & score the 45 degree angles on these strips to miter the corners & glued them together forming a frame for my photo. The edges were rounded with a corner rounder. The photo was glued to the back of the white frame & then glued to the doily.
I used Gypsy Font for the fancy lettering for "Grandma". This was cut at 8.22" wide x 1" high out of green cardstock. I cut shadows at 9.34" wide x 1.11" high out of black cardstock & glued the green & black pieces together. I layed them out where I wanted them on my page & used repositionable tape to hold them in place so I could put the ribbon underneath. I slightly twisted the ribbon & slid it under each letter & then glued the letters down. I tied a bow & used a glue dot to hold it on to the top of the first letter & the last letter.
I cut 4 of the 3D flowers/leaves & put one on each corner of the frame. I used a little brad thru the center of the flower to hold it together & glue dotted them down. The leaf portions were cut at 1.39 wide x 1.34 high. The flower was cut at .87 wide x 1.34 high. ***for some reason some items have an outline box around them that is bigger than your object & is included in the dimensions but the flower is proportionate - it's not really 1.34" high***
I used some scraps of paper to make the 2 little tags out of green CS shadowed with black. I used a hole punch for the hole so I could attatch the ribbons & glued these to the sides of the page. I used gold glitter glue to add a little sparkle around the doily.
The photo is of me holding my very 1st brand new grandbaby, Cade, for the first time...what a blessing!!! Even if my project is simple you might get some enjoyment from the photo.
Thanks for letting me play with the "big kids"!!!
Cricut MB - SherryBarnes1
Posted by Sherry at 6:46 PM