Feeling Sunny!

I was browsing through a few of my Cricut projects and realized that I never shared a couple of them with you. Sooo . . . I know it might be cold and wintry where you are, and you might have the Christmas music on putting up your holiday decorations, but I have a few sunny-feeling projects to share with you today. :)

For this page I used the Fancy Frames Project Cartridge to cut the large background shape and journaling spot. I used a glittery stack of paper by Die Cuts with a View cutting out a flower from one of the patterned papers to use as a page accent. The gems are by Adornit. I used my sewing machine without any thread to add a subtle border around the edge of the page. This layout actually came together very quickly . . . gotta love that, right?!

For this second project, I decided to cut adhesive backed paper (this one is the Terrifically Tacky Tape sheet by Provo Craft) using my Cricut Expression Machine. It can be a little tricky to do, considering that both sides of the sticker paper has slick release paper . . . which does NOT want to stay still on your Cricut Mat. I solved that issue by roughing up one of the release papers using sandpaper, using a bit of tape to tack the paper to my Cricut Mat, and also holding the paper in place while the machine was cutting the design.

I cut the top layer of the citrus slice image three times.

Popped it out of the sticker sheet, carefully peeled off one side of the backing paper and adhered it to the bottom layer. All patterned papers are from the Six by Six paper pads by My Mind’s Eye.

Next, I sprinkled glitter on top of each shape.

When they were finished, I was ready to add them to my card!

This was a really fun technique that I can’t wait to try again!

Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2 Electronic Cutting MachineGypsy Handheld Design Device 

Cricut Cartridges Used: Cherry Limeade Lite (citrus slices), Mother’s Day Bouquet Seasonal (flower), Art Philosophy (pennant word strip)

Other Supplies:  Terrifically Tacky Tape Sheet Adhesive, Cardstock (white), Patterned Paper (Six by Six paper pads by My Mind’s Eye), Buttons (Basic Grey), Stamp (Studio G), Glitter (Doodlebug Designs), Sewing machine & thread, Needle & floss, Masking tape, Green polka dot ribbon, Adhesives

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Happy day to you!

Jana

CreaTV Video Guest

I was so thrilled to be invited to be a Guest on CreaTV with Kristine McKay. Check out the video we made on the Scrapbook Trends Blog HERE.

Kristine is such a natural at her job and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience working with her on the CreaTV set. She made me feel right at home and I learned a lot. Thanks again for having me, Kristine! You can see more videos by Kristine on the Northridge Publishing YouTube channel and see all of Kristine’s other amazing work on her website here.

Here is a closer look at the page I created using a card by Sharmandeswari Nidyanandan as inspiration.

SUPPLIES USED: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, The Paper Company; Patterned paper and decorative brads: My Mind’s Eye; Cricut Expression Machine & Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook (circles); Mother’s Day Bouquet Seasonal  (Flowers), Heritage (leaves, bird), Creative Memories ReminisceAccents (journaling spot), Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art (title letters); Other: Burlap, Lace trim, Sewing Machine & thread, Walnut Ink, Shimmerz Spray.