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Beautiful Wings -- Tuesday stamping

Hey there! Terri here with another stamping project....
I'm sharing a card today I made way back in March using Stampin Up's Sale-a-Bration designer series (DSP) Everyday Enchantment; since that paper is now retired, you'll need DSP that has similar colors. I was inspired by a card made by Chat M. Wszelaki.

It's a very pretty card and easy to put together. Check out my blog, stampinghare blogspot, for more beautiful cards.

Very vanilla cardstock (cs) – 8.5 x 5.5” (card base), 1.75 x 5 1/8”, 3-1” squares, scraps
· Pool party (PP)Lucky Limeade (LL)Calypso Coral (CC) cs, 1” squares of each
· Calypso Coral cs 4 x 5.25”
· Everyday Elegance DSP 1.75 x 5.125”
· Punches – postage stamp1” squarescallop border1.25" circle, and 1 3/8” circle
· Beautiful wings embosslits
· dimensionals
· rhinestone jewels
· 3/8" taffeta Crumb Cake ribbon
Crumb Cake ink

Recipe 1.Using Beautiful wings embosslit with the Big Shot machine, cut 1 polka dot butterfly of each …

Sunday Surprise with Heather S - Vinyl on Wine Glasses

Good morning!  And what a good morning it is : )  Heather S. here with this week's Sunday Surprise and as I write this post I am sitting on an elevated deck, bayside at Ocean City, MD looking at the most amazing view.  Sigh.  Will I be able to focus though this post?  We shall see.

The project I'd like o share with you this week is my latest glass design.  I chose this project for two reasons:  1.  Shameless self promotion  I make these for others and would LOVE to make one for you.  Please check out my Facebook page and "like" it if you like what you see : ) 2. If you are willing to learn, I'm willing to show ya how.  Vinyl is tricky to work with and people are often scared of it, but I'll see if I can give you a few decent tricks to use to take away some of the fear.

Here are some pictures of my glasses and I'll post some tips below:


First, working with matte vinyl on glass is one of the most forgiving ways to start with vinyl. If t…

My convention swap--a little summer fun!

Terri here with a Tuesday stamping project.

I fell in love with the idea of putting a pinwheel on a card and couldn't wait to give it a whirl so to speak! 

I used several new SU products on this card---the designer series paper used for the pinwheel along with the birthday greeting stamp and coordinating framelit die are all from the new SU annual catalog. Email me if you would like a copy (FREE with a minimum $25 order).

Speaking of fun, I had a blast at the SU convention last week in Salt Lake City---check out my blog,, to see how much fun I had. Leave me a comment telling me about your favorite convention memory -- all convention stories welcome! 

I'm already making plans to attend next year, the 25th anniversary of SU; I'm sure it will be an amazing celebration!! Join my SU team now and start planning to attend with me!


Whisper White cardstock (CS) 8.5 x 11", folded in half; scrap piece for bannerDaffodil Delight cs 4 x 5.25&qu…

Cricut Artiste Cartridge with Binder Project & More

Hi Krazies!

I had an awful week last week.  Thank you to the Heathers, Terri, Christie & Joanna for stepping in and helping - love you girls!

So - here is a video showcasing the new cartridge Artiste from Close to my Heart & Cricut.  Oh what fun!  The video is long but if you are in the market for cartridges on the cheap you might wanna hang in there for a super secret sale.

You can buy Cricut Artiste HERE  The cost is 99.00 however, you also get 3 D size stamp sets that go with the cartridge and are valued at 18.00 each and 3 sheets of chipboard that also go with the cartridge and stamps valued at 5.00 each.  That makes the cartridge just 30 bucks! WOOT!

Here are a few photos for you if the video is borin ya!  (I know I'm chatty.... sorry)

 The binder project. Was cut at the exact measurements the binder suggested - as you can see from the photo - the rosette dwarfed the treat box. LOL.
 Some of the cuts from Key #1.
The purse from Key #1 (3d)
 Super cute gift box I did…

Heather S's Sunday Surprise: Par-TAY time! (Angry Bird Style)

Heather S here, and I'm back with this week's Sunday Surprise!  Well,surprise!  I'm breaking my own rule already!  I said, out of the box...  I guess part of it is.  But a lot of this is definitely on paper.  And this is a long post so I'm putting my shameless plug in two places : )  I would love for you to check out my FB page at  Thanks!

Today is my son's birthday party (please comment below and show him some love!!) and to say is is obsessed with Angry Birds would be the understatement of the year.  This is the first year that he is having a "real" birthday party with friends and everything, so I wanted to go all out.  I'll share some extra pics at the end showing my daughter's artwork too and her massive contribution to the party and my mom's massive efforts to making him one happy little boy : )

Oh well, first - I'll show you him - it adds a little context.  : )  my mother made all of the Angry Birds herself (and …

Feeling RUFF card

Hi fellow crafters, it's me again, Joanna from I love 2 cut paperwith a project 
using my Pazzles Inspiration.

Earlier in the week I found a cute dog graphic that I cut using my Pazzles Inspiration digital cutter.
I have used the Print and Cut technique and I can now hold up my hand and say I have mastered it....hooray!!

I made my base card using my Pazzles Studio Pro software.  I just drew a rectangle and used the scissors (tools) to make the jagged edge to the base.  I then used my crimper on the yellow paper that is adhered behind the dog.

I thought the dog looked sooooo cute and would be perfect for my friend who is not feeling great at the moment.  I simply autotraced the image, added an outline and used the print and cut technique.
I printed the sentiment using one of the fonts already installed on my computer and then cut the little tag by hand.

When you master Print and Cut with your software it allows you to make quick cards and the satisfaction of conquering another challe…

Pinterest Flowers

Today's project is a Pinterest inspiraton!  I have been eying this one for a while and had it on my massive to do list.  What made me go ahead and tackle it was the fact that I had two very cute paper pads that were 6x6 square.  It isn't often that I have every single thing to do it so this won hands down!


While it's very easy to make the flowers, getting them to stand in a presentation suitable for who is an altogether different project.

Directions can be found here:

Thanks and I hope you try it and have fun!

Hugs and Chirps!

Wild Card II Binder Project

Hey Krazies!

Have you been enjoying the new format?  Thank you SO much to the Heathers (lol) Joanna (all the way from the UK) Christie and Teri for their projects! Great job ladies - can't wait to see what you come up with next.

I recently bought the new Wild Card II cartridge.  Pretty interesting and I made the binder project which was a little too easy if you ask me.

I liked that I could do a matching envelope and there are several projects I want to try out on this cartridge. I'm glad I bought it.

I also bought the brand new Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridge and it will be here next week. I will be sure to show you that one and maybe do a little video!

If you want the new Cartridge Artiste looks like it's going to be as wonderful and as popular as it's sister Art Philosophy.

You get the cartridge of course with over 700 images. There are 3d projects, a font, cupcake wrappers, party favors and invites and oh so very much more! I can not wait to get my hands on this!…
Terri here with today's stamping project.

Stampin' Up is giving customers who place a $50 order in July a reason to smile because they can get the exclusive Reason to Smile set set for just $5! This stamp set will not be offered for sale again.

I created this card to give to my monthly stamp club members with their orders to show them just one way this stamp set could be used. I hope you like it! Speaking of liking, please visit my blog and leave me a comment about this card.

Reason to Smile stamp setWhisper white cardstock (CS), 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scraps for 3 - 1" squaresMarina Mist cs, 2 1/4" x 5 1/2", scraps for 3 - postage stamp punchesMarina Mist ink padAdorning Accents embossing folderwhite bakers twine1" square punchpostage stamp punchdimensionalsRecipe: Stamp flower image with Marina Mist ink 3 times; punch out using the 1" square punch.Punch 3 postage punches out of Marina Mist cs. Adhere flower images to the Marina Mist pu…

Reindeer Games Bingo Christmas Card

Hi fellow crafters

This is rather new to me but I am very excited to be a Guest Designer here, this Sunday.  A little bit about me, my name is Joanna Wright......I have a Pazzles Inspiration digital die cutting machine which I LOVE!

I bought it here in the UK 2 years ago. I use it for all my cardmaking and really could not live with out it.  If you are a crafter you will understand where I am coming from!!
Anyhow, for my project today I have been busy using a FREEBIE download that is still available on my blog post (till tonight, midnight MST), so hop over and grab it!

I cut the base card on my Pazzles Inspiration and layered all the papers.  I downloaded the Bingo card which I trimmed with a guillotine and adhered to my card.  I printed the cute reindeer from a graphics set.  Using the Print and Cut technique with my cutting machine I added him to my card.  Just the addition of doodling, a purchased paper flower and some gorgeous twine my Christmas card was done!!!!
For more photos …

Sunday Surprise with Heather S!

Hello everyone!  I am very excited to be back in the blogging world after about a year long hiatus.  A huge thank you to Kricut for pulling me out of my hidey hole.  :)   So... About me.  My name is also Heather - maybe I'll need a special alter ego like our friend Kricut.  I am the proud momma of two, a 4 year old and an about-to-be 14 year old.  I am married to my very best friend, Dennis.  I've been crafting since I was a child and scrapping for about 15 years.  I've really gotten into vinyl crafting and venturing outside of the scrappy world with my crafting over the last 5 years.  I'm guessing this is the reason why Kricut has assigned me with the Sunday Surprise segment!  (Yeah, no pressure.)   What I'll aim to do with this segment is try to show you  some of the cool non-paper crafts you can use your Cricut (or Silhouette, or Pazzles, etc)  to make.

On with today's project.  I CANNOT take credit for the idea.  You know ModPodge?  Well there is this AWESO…
Hi Kricut Krazies!!! Its Heather Johnson with todays svg project.
Ive made a card for a friend of mine. I adored doing it.

The SVG File Cat that I used is by Melissa Deuss of Kadoodlebug.
The background papers are from the Pets stack and Fall Stack by DCWV.
I used Chalks on the face and body of the cat. The "Thanks Big Time Stamp" is from a set by Stampin Up. The sentiment inside says that "You're the Cats Meow".

 Have a great rest of the weekend!
XOXOXO! Heather
Hey, Kricut Krazy friends;

A while back, I was planning things for one of my best friends baby shower.  I stumbled across a thank you card that I sat aside because I knew I could duplicate it.  Well, that is what I attempted and even though it is not exact or perfect, I am in love with this little card and think it's adorable. 
I used a 4x5.5 card and covered it with sky blue card stock cut to the same measurement.  I topped it with a 3.75x4.75 yellow scalloped square followed by orange polka dotted ribbon, two scalloped circles and the duck  (the circles have pop dots to give it some depth).  I used my Cricut Mini and as usual, it did a fantastic job.  The square and circles are from the favored Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy and the adorable duck is a freebie (one of the very few) from Cricut Craftroom Basics.  The stamp is from Closer To My Heart and it is from the Petite Perks.  I used Stickles to duplicate the bubbles.
I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it. …

Cricut Newbie Share

Hey Krazies -

While perusing my blog files I came across this notecard. I made 8 of them in 4 different colors. This was my first ever Cricut Project and I was so proud of my layering. Then I added the gems and was pleased as punch at how clever I was. Looks plain I know but I sure like it!

Here was my 2nd project which was the Bee Happy thank you cards.  A few of my early blog winners have received that one.  The frogs and purse were just playing around.
Be sure to come back tomorrow when there will be a Pinterest tried item for the day. I'm not sure what it's gonna be yet so I'll be just as surprised as you are!

Hugs and Chirps!

A scrappy stamped card

Terri here with today's stamping project.

I am very honored to participate on the Kricut Krazy design team!

I have been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator since October 2010. I attended my first Stampin Up (SU) workshop in 1996. Most of what I saw at that first show is long forgotten. But I still remember exactly what I purchased, though, and why. My first SU purchase was stamp for a wheel and an ink cartridge for the wheel handle that had both purple and blue inks; being the crafting packrat that I am I believe I still own both! That long ago demonstrator showed how you could easily stamp the edges of tissue paper using the stamping wheel. I bought a wheel with a pansy design because I thought of how cool my gift bags would look with tissue paper stamped with two-toned pansies. Even then I wanted to share my stamping projects!

Over the years I have become more and more enthusiastic about stamping---and now I can honestly say most of my thoughts are stamping related. I have so much fun st…

Joyful July!

Hey Krazies -

Fun schedule coming up for the rest of July. Give me a break, we had a holiday last week :)  I had 40 some people in my yard and the threat of thunderstorms and oh did I mention it was 280 degrees? Lordy Lordy! Or that we had a wicked wicked storm last Friday that knocked out power for DAYS?  Yeah.... This was me last week:

Ok so here is what's coming!

Mondays:  Cricut Binder Project Tuesdays:  Stamp Project Wednesdays:  Cricut Binder Project Thursday:  Pinterest Project Friday:  Cricut Binder Project Saturday: Other Cutter Project (Pazzles, Cameo, ecraft, etc) Sunday:  Surprise Sunday - anything goes!

I will be handling Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week. I have new guest designers that will handle the other projects so please give a warm welcome to Heather J, Heather S, Christie (my evil twin) and Terri who is an awesome demonstrator from Stamping UP (and I've been taking my classes from lately)
Be sure to show them some love but clearly I should get more …

July update

Hello my Krazies -

Exciting things happenin around here.  Course we started off July with a holiday so that put everything behind and then I'm trying to sell all my cricut cartridges (no worries I'll keep up the blog and Cricut projects) and assemble the Design Team members. Once all our ducks are in a row we'll be sure to keep you entertained and informed on a regular basis!

In the meantime - here are the cartridges still available.  Please contact me if you are interested in any of them. Please keep and mind these are connected to a Dead Gypsy.  Prices are final and do not include shipping.  I prefer to just ship in the US but will consider shipping out of the country - of course the buyer would be responsible for shipping.

$15.00 April ShowersBasketballChristmas Cardsfathers daygingerbreadhappy graduationindependence dayindie art$20.00 A childs YearAll Mixed UpAll SportsAlphaliciousAnimal KingdomAshlyns Alphabetbeyond birthdaysbillionairebirthday bashblock partycalligrap…