Monday, July 28, 2014

Another fun poinsettia Christmas card. Thanks for taking a look.
I love making Christmas cards, one of my favorite things to do with paper crafts.  Again this card was made with my Winter Wonderland cricut cart. from Anna Griffin.
Christmas in July-This was a simple ornament card I made on a whim. I used the Winter Wonderland cart. & my Explore machine to cut the ornamnet. I embossed the leaves with my cuttlebug & swiss dots folder. I used red ripple holographic card stock & gold shimmery card stock. Very simple card to make. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

This is a purse made from cardstock/paper, I cut this from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge. This stands roughly 4" tall & is 4" wide at the very bottom.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rosette Tutorial for Design Space

First I found the rosette I liked on Anna Griffins Summer Soiree cartridge & put it on the canvas in design space. You will need 4 panel for this rosette, so I sized the one panel & duplicated it 3 times.. This one is the Pool rosette. I cut these particular panels at 4.68" wide x 2.10" in height. Make sure you have your score tool inserted in your Explore. :)

The folding is easy, find the score lines & do an accordion fold. Over, under, over, under, once you start folding it goes quick.

This is when I start adding glue. I use Aileen's Turbo Tacky Glue-Works as good as hot glue in my book.

I use little paper clips, but it's not necessary. I use them because I have them. If you want to I am sure clothes pins would work fine. I've made them without clipping them & they stay together fine.

Here are the 4 panels glued together.

Now I lay the 4 panels down & start to form a circle so I can then glue the last two ends together. This is probably the hardest part & it's not really hard at all. :)

Here it is standing on end.All ends glued together. Next I need to lay it flat to adhere a circle or scallop or whatever shape you want for the middle, this gives it some stability to hold the rosette in a circle.

Now this might look goofy, but it's the way I do it. I have to set something with a bit of weight to it to hold this rosette down, otherwise I will never finish & get the middle circle glued on. Don't laugh. I have arthritis in my hands & most all joints so this is what works for me.

The final rosette, I cut the center circle at 1.5"

I cut this one with double sided cardstock so I have two sides to my rosette. I loved doing double sided paper for these. This cardstock is from a DCVW stack. I hope my tutorial was easy to follow. I have to admit it's the first one I've ever done. Please show me what you make....Have fun & I have to warn you, they are addicting.