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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Playing With My Paper Pups

We drove up to Alyeska this morning and had breakfast at The Bake Shop.  Word of advice, they only take cash and in state checks... information that would have been good to know BEFORE we ordered breakfast. LOL  Good thing there was an ATM within walking distance.... which my hubby walked to in the 15 degree weather..... in the dark..... up the hill.... in the snow...   :)

 
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And yes, when we got back home after putting away the groceries and making our lunch, I got out my Paper Pups cartridge to do some playing. I have really enjoyed doing this Paper Pups Series.  At some point next week I will be starting a new series.... not sure yet with which cartridge.

If you have any questions about the Paper Pups, or would like to see a particular cut, please do not hesitate to let me know!

I made 3 cards today.  Here they are with the details after each one.


Card Base: Bright Yellow from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background paper: K & Company - Berry Sweet
Prima Flowers - Calypso
Brad - Recollections - Bright Flowers
Puppy Papers: Recollections - various packs
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups page 90. Yellow Regular cut 3"; Lavender Regular cut 3"; Bow Regular & Blackout Feature cut (shift) 3"



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Card Base: Pink from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background paper: K & Company - Berry Sweet; DCWV - Blossoms & Butterflies
Ribbon:  Michael's
Puppy Papers: Recollections - various packs; pillow: K & Company - Berry Sweet
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups page 84 - Puppy on Pillow Regular cut 1 1/2"; Blackout Feature with Beige
Sleepy Circle: page 84 Circle feature 2 1/4" with K & Company paper; page 130 Foundation Key Blackout Feature
  
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LOL!!!  Is the card saying the sender loves the recipient.... or is the dog saying he loves the fire hydrant?
Card Base: Black from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background paper: ProvoCraft - Apple Red Bitty Pad
Puppy Papers: white & black
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups page 94 Puppy cut black with Regular feature at 1 1/2"; cut white with Blackout feature; googly eye added
Fire Hydrant page 118 cut 2 1/4" Real Dial Size red with Blackout feature and Black with Regular cut
I Love You Circle: Page 125 cut Red Circle feature at 1 3/4"; page 130 cut black with Blackout feature



So what have you been up to today?
Hugs, Janis

Friday, January 29, 2010

Paper Pups: Miss You

Such a cute little girlie puppy. :)


Card Base: Lavender from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background papers: K & Company - Berry Sweet
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups
Puppy: 2 1/2" page 90 cut white in Blackout feature; cut lavender in Regular cut
Bow: 2 1/2" page 90 cut Light pink Regular cut (shift); Dark pink cut Shadow feature (shift)
Miss You Circle: 2" page 130 cut lavender Blackout feature; page 102 white cut Circle feature (shift)
Adhered with: Scotch Photo Splits, Zig 2-Way glue pen; Pop Dots

 

Have a FABULOUSLY FUN weekend!!  Janis

Happy Birthday Card

Don't you just love flowers, ribbon, K & Company paper and Cricut cartridges?  YEAH!!!!!

 

Card Base:  Dark Purple from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Background paper: K & Company - Berry Sweet 5 1/4" x 4" (Love this paper pack!)
Flowers: Prima - Calypso
Brad: Recollections - Bright Flowers
Ribbon - Michael's
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups page 92; Happy Birthday 2 3/4"; Black cut with Shadow feature; Hot Pink cut with Regular cut (shift)
Adhered with: Scotch Photo Splits, Zig 2-Way glue pen


Paper Pups: Wheelbarrow Hi

My Pink Stamper posted a challenge today!

Cold Days Challenge #1 was to make something using your favorite color WITH Black.  My favorite color is Blue, but Purple is a very, very close 2nd.

Here is what I made for this challenge.

 

Doesn't he just make you grin?!  Looks like he's having a good time riding in the wheelbarrow.  :)
Card Base: Blue from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Yellow Mat: Sizzix Little Sizzles Rainbow Stack
Blue Wheelbarrow: DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups page 82 cut in white with Blackout feature; cut in black with Regular cut; Hi cut with Circle Feature (shift); foundation circle cut in black with Blackout feature page 130
Cricut Cartridge: Walk In My Garden page 107; black cut with Shadow feature; Blue with Regular cut
Googly Eyes! 
Adhered with: Scotch Photo Splits; Zig 2-Way glue pen; Zots small dots; and Pop Dots
 

Isn't card making fun!?!  Have a FABULOUSLY FUN day!!  Hugs, Janis

Paper Pups: Pink Gun Birthday

Have you been over to Paper Cutz Challenge?  Go check them out!  For Paper Cutz Challenge #26 (as quoted from their site):

For challenge # 26, make a card, LO or craft project for a masculine birthday using the color pink. Use any other colors you'd like...
 Here is my submission for the masculine birthday card.  Don't you just love the pink gun?  LOL

 
Card Base: Textured White from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Multi-colored mat: DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies Stack
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Puppies
Gun Dog: page 109; Cut white with Blackout feature; cut Black Regular cut, Hot Pink Regular cut
Gift Tag: Hot Pink Foundation Shadow Feature page 130; Gift cut in black with Circle feature page 94
Happy Birthday: page 92; Black cut with Shadow feature; Blue cut with Regular cut (shift); Blue paper from stash
Adhered together with: Scotch Photo Splits, Pop Dots, Zig 2-Way glue pen

Hugs, Janis


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Paper Pups

It's amazing how a little paper, some ribbon, and my Cricut can make me smile from ear to ear and giggle so much during the day.   :)

  

Card Base: Bright Green Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Green Ribbon with White Stitching: Michael's. Adhered to pink strip with Ad Tech Permanent Bond Glue Runner.
Bright Pink Strip: Recollections: Baby Girl
Puppy Cut: Cricut Cartridge - Paper Pups page 111; cut regular cut with tan at 3 1/2"; cut again with Blackout Feature in Ivory.  Eyes colored in with Black Ultra Fine Tip Sharpie. Adhered together with Zig 2-Way glue pen. Adhered to card with Pop Dots.
Flower mat: K & Company - Berry Sweet. Adhered to card base with Scotch Photo Splits.



Paper Pups Get Well

A friend of ours in having surgery this week, so here's the card I made for her.
The card is not really crooked, that's me that's crooked. LOL
The card base is actually dark purple, although in this photo it looks black.
The papers I used in the background are the same page from K & Company - Berry Sweet.  They are beautiful on both sides, so I just flipped one over and used both sides.
All the details are below.
 
 

Card base : Dark Purple from Value pack pre-scored for easy folding!
Paper mats: K & Company - Berry Sweet.  One sheet cut at 5 1/4" x 4", then cut again in half and flipped the top one over to use the patterns on both sides of these papers. Adhered with Scotch Photo Splits.
Strip: Dark Pink from Recollections - South Beach cut at 5 1/4" x 1". Adhered with Scotch Photo Splits.
Ribbon: Pink with white stitching from Michael's. Adhered with Scotch Photo Splits.
Pink and Purple Flowers: Prima flowers - Calypso. Adhered with Scotch Photo Splits.
Yellow Flower Brad - Recollections - Bright
Puppy: Cricut Cartridge - Paper Pups; cut 3 1/2" on vanilla with Blackout feature; cut again on Regular cut with tan. Tan adhered to blackout with Zig 2-Way glue pen.
Puppy Nose: Mrs. Grossman's stickers - pink heart placed upside down
Googlie Eyes!!!


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Paper Pups Tree of Love

Have I mentioned lately that I just love googly eyes?  :)

I did end up adding just a touch of light pink chalk to her sweet little puppy cheeks after I took this picture.

Card Details:
  • Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups
  • Tree: page 119; 4" cut in black with Blackout feature; cut in green with Regular cut; adhered together with Zig 2-Way glue pen; adhered to card with Scotch Photo Splits
  • Puppy: page116; 3 1/2" cut in beige with Blackout feature; cut in khaki with Regular cut; adhered together wit Zig 2-Way glue pen; adhered to card with Scotch Photo Splits
  • Googly eyes on puppy
  • Pink and Red hearts:  Mrs. Grossman's stickers; I ended up putting an upside-down heart on top of the puppy's nose for fun
  • Pink ribbon: from Joann's
  • Background mat from K & Company - Berry Sweet; cut at 5 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Card base: Buttercream from Value Pack - pre-scored for easy folding!

 

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Paper Pups: Love Birds


    Have you been over to Cricut Cardz Challenge's blog?  It's so inspiring and fun!

    Here is my submission for their Cricut Cardz Challenge #10. Here's their rules quoted from their blog:

    This week we have a color challenge for you. Make a Valentine's card using only green, lavender, black and white. You may use any cartridge(s) you'd like.
     Purple and lavender are 2 of my most favorite colors!  And yes, I made 2 cuts of everything and put it in an envelope disassembled in my "card kits" file drawer.  Now I have easy access to make a quick card in the future or I can send the kit to my Mama for her to make.  (I'll be sending it to my Mama.)


    Here are all the details:
    • Cricut Cartridge: Paper Pups
    • page 104: heart cut in lavender blackout feature at 2" Real Dial Size; regular heart (shift) cut in black 2" Real Dial Size; assembled together with Zig 2-Way Glue Pen; assembled to card with Scotch Photo Splits
    • page119: tree cut in black with blackout feature at 4"; tree cut regular in green at 4"; adhered together with Scotch Photo Splits; adhered to card with Scotch Photo Splits
    • page 119: love birds cut at 1 1/2" Real Dial Size; white cut with blackout feature; lavender cut regular (shift); assembled together with Zig 2-Way Glue Pen; assembled to card with Scotch Photo Splits and larger bird assembled to card with Pop Dots
    • Lavender card base from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding!
    • Black mat cut at 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Lavender swirly circles cut at 5" x 3 3/4" (paper from stash)
     C'mon!  Play along!  Hugs, Janis

    Paper Pups Happy Birthday


    Puppies are so adorable!  I LOVE this Paper Pups Cricut cartridge!  Don't worry, even though I'm doing lots of Paper Pups projects right now, I will have some new cartridges coming in after a few days and you'll get to see some different cuts. :)

    Today, I stumbled upon the Inky and Scrappy blog, and I'm so glad I did!  They are having a Birthday Celebration Blog Hop this week!  How fun is that?!

    Here is the card I made today to play along.  Simple, easy, fast.... just how I like to craft. :)

    Here's a tip for you:  (and you may already do this)

    When crafting your cards, cut out 2 of everything you do.  You already have all the supplies out anyway, so it's not a big deal to just cut 2, stamp 2, etc.  Then slip the duplicate of your creation into an envelope and stick it in your file labeled, "Card Kits" or "Layout Kits", etc.  Not only does this keep a pattern of everything you make, but it gives you quick and easy cards when you are in a hurry.

    I've started a file for Card Kits to mail to my Mama.  You may remember, or may not be aware, but late last year she fell and broke her femur at the same time damaging her previous hip replacement.  She underwent extensive surgery to replace the previous hip replacement and put a rod in her thigh for that break.  It was very difficult and painful for her and for us.  We almost lost her.

    She has recovered somewhat, not 100%, and still attends therapy.  She can't drive anymore and can't bend and move around like she'd like.  She loves to craft, but can't get up and down to hunt supplies or even to go to the craft store and shop on her own anymore.

    SO......  I started a duplicate card file for her.  When I make a card now, I put all the supplies to duplicate the card in a file for her.  Once my file is full, I'll mail her a package for her to play and craft with.  She'll love it!  She's been asking me to send her some cuts, so I know she'll have a lot of fun with this.

    If anyone wants to send her some of your duplicate kits, just let me know and I'll share her address with you.  Such an easy way to make someone so happy.  :)  And that makes me feel good knowing I could make her smile.

    Here are all the details on the Paper Pups Birthday card for the Crafty Creations Birthday CelebrationDon't forget to visit them and participate! 

    • Cricut Cartridge - Paper Pups.  
    • Happy Birthday page 92 Circle function 2 1/2" using Navy Blue cardstock from stash.  Adhered with ZIG 2-way glue pen.
    • Puppy page 93 cut at 2 1/4".  White cut on blackout feature.  Tan cut on regular feature. Adhered with Pop Dots.
    • Card base Peach from Value Pack pre-scored for easy folding! (I'll never cut 8 1/2" x 11" paper again.)
    • Flower berry mat from K and Company - Berry Sweet, cut at 5 1/4" x 4", adhered with Scotch Photo Splits (I think I am now addicted to K and Company double sided pattern paper.  Oh my gosh!  It's so gorgeous!)
    • Yellow balloon mat from K and Company - Berry Sweet, cut at 5" x 3 3/4", adhered with Scotch Photo Splits
    • 3 blue jeweled brads from stash, Crop-a-dile used to punch 3 holes
    Hugs and Smiles to you all!  Thanks for all your comments, they make me smile!  Janis

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Mini Book Series Page #6: Pets

    Gosh, are you surprised I chose PETS as this week's theme for the Mini Book Series?  LOL  I just love the Paper Pups Cricut cartridge I got in the mail today.  So many possibilities.

    Thank you for all your comments!  They make me smile so big!  And if you are playing along with us on the Mini Book Series, don't forget to leave a link in your comment to your page for this week.  If you want to get started or catch up, or jump right in.... go for it!  You can find an easy link to all 6 pages and an overview in the right side column on this page.

    Have a fabulous day!!  Janis

    Paper Pups


    This Paper Pups cartridge is so much fun!  Thinking about my son in the Army over in Iraq, I decided to make a Guard Dog Card.

    Card Base - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Bright Green from Value pack, pre-scored for folding

    Design mat - 5 1/4" x 4" K & Company - Berry Sweet, adhered with Scotch Photo Splits

    Paper Pup - 3 1/4" Cricut cartridge - Paper Pups page 89; Gold blackout with Recollections - Fashion Colors, Brown regular cut with Recollections - Fashion Colors, adhered with Scotch Photo Splits

    Dog House- Blackout cut 3", Dark Red from Value Pack, adhered with Scotch Photo Splits; regular cut at 3" with Gray

    Woof, Woof!

    Paper Pups

    I got a new toy in the mail today!  I am so excited!  Here's the first card I made with it.

    Card Base - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Creamy Butter from Value pack, pre-scored for folding

    Green mat - 5 1/4" x 4" Bright Green from Recollections - South Beach, adhered with Scotch Photo Splits

    Yellow Butterfly mat - 5" x 3 3/4" K & Company - Berry Sweet, adhered with Scotch Photo Splits

    Paper Pup - 4 1/4" Cricut cartridge - Paper Pups page 89; Brown blackout, Brown regular cut with Recollections - Fashion Colors, White regular cut, adhered with Pop Dots

    Butterfly - cut 5" (adjusted, not real dial size), Lavender blackout with Recollections - Baby Girl, Hot Pink regular cut with Recollections - South Beach, adhered with Pop Dots

    Oh, I can't wait to make some more Puppy cards!  Gotta go.... I hear my Cricut calling.

    Hugs, Janis