Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

MCCR November 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Good morning crafters, and welcome to.. 
 November's My Cricut Craft Rooms 100 Cartridge Blog Hop, day 2.  Glad you are here.  This months theme is Christmas.  I realise we have not had thanksgiving yet, but we want to give you ideas and inspiration for your holiday card making and decorations and gifts.  There is nothing nicer and more cherished than Home made.     So here we go........
Card #1
The first of the cartridges I used was the  Winter Frolic cardtridge, which has some wonderful features and images,  There is something in there for everyone.  My card is a 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock folded in half, on which I used papers from DCWV's Seasonal stack.  I made 4 mats, each 1/4 inch shorter than the other.  And then on them I used 2 mats 3 1/2 by 4 1/2 and cut 2 pieces of patterend paper 1/4 in smaller.   On one mat I put a strings of  colored Rhinestones and a picece of colonial white cardstock that I used a friends' Martha Stewart "Gift" border punch, did not get the name but going to research it and put it on my Christmas list. hehehe.
On the second mat, I cut out a Gift giving mouse from Winter Frolic with Recollections card stock and papers from DCWV and Bo Bunny.  The mouse was at 3.5 inches.  On the inside I used the phrase "For You" .
                                                                                          Card #2

 This card was made with the Paisleycartridge, It is 5 and 1/2 by 8 and 1/2.  There is a 3 and 1/2 inch wide band that I made to go around the card to keep it closed. and decorated it with beautiful roses from the Artiste cartridge. and added some brown and rose colored leaves, as well as 2 ornaments i cut from Artiste as a tie in to go with the patterned paper from DCWV Christmas and Winter Stack.  At the top of both fold are swirls of pink rhinestones I got at walmart in the Clearance bin.
On the inside I cut out a cute monkey from Paisley with a sucker.  he is such a  "happy Holidays comes from the Winter Frolic cartridge.  On the 2 side flaps I put some Christmas trees from WF as well.
I just LOVE the roses from Artiste and Art Philosophy!!
Card #3

 This card I made with Echo park papers from last year.  The cartridge is 3 Birds on Parade. This is another versatile cartridge.  I love it.  The santa bird that I cut from the 3 Birds cartridge is sitting on an action wobble. I had recorded a small video to show you how he dances, but could  not get it to load, sorry.  I hade some scalloped square mats to put him on that was embossed as well with Holly leaves.

I tried to take a close up picture of the round glass balls that matched the papers,  a little blurry, I love them!  They are Crystal candy Dots from Pebbles INC.  On the inside I used the sentiment from the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.
Card #4 
This is a "telescoping card".  The bird is from 3 Birds on Parade, and all the rest of the cuts are from the Artiste cartridge.  Papers used were a combination of Close To My Heart and Recollections.  Th cold little biry was cut at 3 inches. I used a little Stickles on  his pom pom and the liner of his boots.   The mittens on the middle section were cut at 2 inches with a shadow.  I used trendy twine to tie them together.  Then added a little Bling:) I used several different shapes on each layer to make it easy to distinguish the layers.

The different cuts that were used were on pages 79, 35 and 31 of the Artiste booklet.

This is what the card looks like fully opened.  On the last layer I added the sentiment...Baby it's cold outside..i like how it turned out. if you would like to try this typ of card and have nevertried it here is a link to a tutorial.


Other supplies  used in making the cards, Expression2, Fiskars trimmer, paper piercer, gel pens, atg gun, dimensionals, brads, Tim Holts distress inks,  Zig pen Liquid glass and fabritac. 

Hope you enjoyed my projects today and they inspired you to try something new.
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  1. Wow, all of your cards are so fabulous!! I love the telescoping one!! So creative!! Great job on all of them!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    1. thank you Lisa, I value your opinion:) have a great night yourself:)

  2. WOWOWOW!! Awesome Job! Your cards are amazing!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!

  3. Great projects! I love, love, love that mouse!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  4. I love all the characters you used. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21 MCCR DT sister

  5. Love all your cards. I haven't made mine yet and got some great ideas.

  6. You put so much work into your cards! I really love the ornament card...but the bird as the Santa
    is pretty cute too! Thank you for sharing with us!

  7. I love all you cards. you always such beautiful projects.

  8. Thank you for sharing all these amazing cards.
    You did such a wonderful job

  9. These are great!!! You did a lot of work

  10. these are too cute! Love the 3 bird cards....adorable.

  11. Your cards are beautiful, and I really love the telescoping card. I will have to give that one a try:) Thanks for the info.


    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

  12. love, love,love your projects!! awesome! TFS and I love your blog header, that bear is adorable! Janet Royer

  13. Your cards are awesome! Love them! TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  14. Everything is so cute!!!

  15. Four AWESOME cards Cathy! Love the mouse! Pleasure hopping with you today.

  16. Love the cards... I am a new follower.

  17. Wow! Great projects!

  18. OMGoodness... ALL of your projects are awesome!!! Absolutely beautiful!! Love them all :))

  19. Thanks for using the Artiste cartridge...mine should be in this week. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. i am your newest follower


    1. ty Marianne, you are going to love Artiste!

  20. All of your projects are wonderful, Cathy!! You put a lot of time in them..beautiful!!


  21. Fabulous cards Cathy. They are all so beautiful, I cannot pick a favorite LOL

  22. Cathy these cards are gorgeous! I really like the telescoping one. Thanks for providing the link! Hugs~ Mary M

  23. Super Beautiful Cards, I love them.

    Robin Lane