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I just can't believe how fast this year is going !!!! OMG !!! Father's Day already ????? Well.... you better believe it, in only three more weeks, it will be here! To make it easier on you, I am bringing you some some inspiration for your Father's Day projects.
I made some Cowboy themed cake toppers and goodie bags. These can be used for other occasions like BBQ's, boys birthdays, and school parties. I took these goodies to a party at my grandson's Day Care, so you can see how versatile this theme is. Here is my little cowboy:
cartridges: Old West: I used this cartridge to cut the cake toppers and the goodie bag horses.
white gel pen (to fill in the details in cut outs)
Crop A Dile: to make the holes for the twine on goodie bags
Martha Stewart pattern paper
Print and cut the shapes. I used the colors that come with the Imagine.
Die cut oval out of kraft cardstock.
Glue oval to a piece of pattern paper.
Affix horse to oval with dimensional dots.
To make the cake toppers, glue the shapes to the top of the wooden craft stick.
To make goodie bags, cut 4 inches from the top of the bag, and fill bag with candy or a small gift. Make a fold about 2 inches from the top. Place the tag where you want it to be and make 2 marks. Punch the holes were the marks are and through all the thicknes of the fold on the bag. loop the hemp twine through holes and tie.
Thank you for your time and interest on my crafts. There are many more projects on my blog at http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
I love my Wrap it Up cartridge and thought it would work nicely with my Imagine More cartridge and I was right. Thanks to the Imagine, this was a super quick card to make. Using coordinated papers makes it so fun and easy! I am actually starting to buy less decorative paper and use my Imagine more often!
For the base card, I cut two images from page 42 of the Wrap it Up cartridge. I flipped one image so I make a cute card. I wanted to save ink, so I used regular brown card stock for the two brown base card images. All cutes were made at 4 inches. I used all of the layers and flood filled them with paper from Imagine More.
To make the card, I cut two background images out of brown card stock, flipped one, and used a brad on the left wheel to attach the two layers. The card then slides open. The brad on the right wheel is just for decoration.
I added a rub-on and was done! This card would make a cute birthday card too!
Imagine More Cartridge
Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge
Brown card stock
Rub-ons from my stash
Thanks for visiting and have a great Memorial Day weekend!
I hope your enjoying this week and all the fun creations from the designers for some inspiration to create for Fathers Day and even enter our super fun Father's Day CHallenge. I have to get mine done early because my Father-In-Law is in another state, so this one is already in the mail LOL!!!
I used one of my new Imagine pattern cartridges that I scored at my Local scrapbook stores garage sale last weekend for $10.00 what a deal ! Mystical Garden and then I used a couple of cricut cartridge Stand and Salute, Heritage, and Mickey Font. I added a few embellishments with a brad and button, along with a finish touch using some Glossy Accents.
I hope that you have been inspired today and come join us for the challenge, looking forward to seeing your creations my Imagine-eer Friends:)
Mystical Garden Imagine cartridge
Stand and Salute, Heritage, and Mickey Font Cricut cartridges
Good morning! For my design team project for this week, I made a Father's Day card for my dad. He is a big hiker, so I thought this would be the perfect card to make for him..
I began by printing the cuts below. The square is 4" and flood-filled with the cloud pattern from Best Friends. The circles are cut at 3.5" and 4", flood-filled with a pattern from Lori's Garden. Finally, my moose hiker (shown already assembled) was cut at 3.5", flood-filled with colors from the Imagine.
This card is A2 size, so I cut my brown cardstock at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2". The yellow cardstock is 4" x 5 1/4". To make my little scene, I trimmed the cloud paper to be 3 3/4" in width and adhered it to the yellow cardstock. I then lay my circle hills on top of that and marked with a pencil where I wanted to trim them.
My sentiment is from My Creative Time's "You're My Best Buddy" stamp set. I stamped it onto more of the yellow cardstock, which I cut with a Papertrey Ink die. I used the same stamp set for the inside.
Don't forget to join our Father's Day Challenge! You can win one of my all-time favorite Imagine cartridges: Yummy!
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate and Summer Sunrise Cardstock
Bazzill White Cardstock & Provo Craft White Cardstock for Imagine Cuts
My Creative Time's "You're My Best Buddy" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink "Tea For Two" Collection Die & Dark Chocolate Ink
Father's Day will be coming up soon. My hubby loves sushi so we are getting him a gift certificate at his favorite sushi place. I love that with my Imagine I can make cute little boxes so quickly. I used the All Wrapped Up cartridge. Found a cute little box on page 20 that is perfect for our gc, of course I easily changed the pattern to look a little more masculine.
Thanks for looking & check out our next exciting challenge.
This is Tammy and yep! I'm neck-deep in graduation stuff this week! Last night, we attended my son's 'Senior Banquet' at our church. The youth pastor spoke about each of the 8 seniors that are graduating this year and then showed a slide show of pictures about each one (broke out the tissues on that one!). Then, each of the seniors were presented with a study bible with their names on it. That was the first of the many graduation activities that we have scheduled over the next two weeks, with the actual graduation ceremony on June 4th.
I loved seeing the graduation cards that were submitted to our "Way to Go Graduate" Imagine Challenge and I want to thank each of you who participated!! Click on the link to see all of the submissions, they were great!
The winner was drawn using random.org and the winning number this week is "4"!!
Congratulations Amy!! Please email me at email@example.com with your address and I will get the SNAPSHOT: EVERYDAY Imagine Cartridge out to you right away!! Everyone can see more about this card and how she made it by visiting her blog, AMY'S DESIGNS
How are you all doing ???? I am doing great, and waiting for my soldier to come home by mid June, and my sailor by the end of July. Brandon, my soldier, will be marrying his high school sweetheart when he comes home on vacation, and before leaving to S. Korea. In the meantime, I try to keep busy with ... gosh, so many things !!! LOL One of the things I will be doing is, I volunteered to make Cowboy themed cupcakes or a cake for my grandson's last day of Day Care party. I am sure I will be throwing in something else !!! LOL
Well, to the project. :) I love vellum. Some years ago, I used to make handmade 100% vellum cards, colored them by hand, and pierced the paper to make it look like it was a piece of embroidered fine linen. I got the All Wrapped Up cartridge (great cartridge- love it), and flipping through the pages I saw this gorgeous card, shaped like a butterfly. It had a pair of wing as a layer. Without hesitation, I grabbed my vellum paper to make the wings. Let me tell you, the Imagine prints and cuts vellum beautifully.
I am still having fun with my new E2. I love the Just a Note cartridge that was included and thought it would make it so much easier if I used paper printed on the Imagine. I was right, the Imagine makes color matching quick and easy!
But before we get started, I want to invite you to share in my giveaway. Thanks to Madonna, I am giving away the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and I would love to have you hop over to my blog and sign up for the giveaway. Now back to the project…..
For the base card, I created double sided paper using the Imagine Nursery Tails cartridge. The striped paper is from BasicGrey and I printed on the blank side. I made all of the paper on the Imagine and then used my E2 to cut the layers.
The card is from the Just a Note E2 cartridge and cut at 5.5 inches. All the layers are cut at 3.4 inches and I did not use the shadow layer. (Note: I did not use the card layers.) Next, I cut the phrase at 3.2 inches and used all the layers except the shadow. (Note: Once again, I did not use the card layers.)
Nursery Tails Imagine Cartridge
E2 and Just a Note Cartridge
BasicGrey card stock
Last week, I posted a video on my blog showing how you can mix and match sentiments using this cartridge and also how to use more layers when making Just a Note cards. This technique really helps size the layers.