Thursday, April 21, 2011

Click it with Cricut!

What do you get when you pair up two amazing companies?  You get super fun projects that click!  Cricut + Imaginisce = Amazing Crafting!!!

Shemaine and I have the honor to bring to you some Easter themed projects using our Cricut and Imaginisce products today. 

Be sure to stop on over to the Imaginisce Blog to leave some comments today for your chance to win a super amazing prize!!!

I decided to go a little non traditional, but still within the Easter theme for my first project.  My sweet boys are in LOVE with all things dinosaur right now.  I thought that would be a fabulous and fun card for them.  T-Rex is a really big favorite, but I wanted the feel to be softer and more of a baby, so I chose this instead.
Don't you just love the new metal silver tears bling?!!  I sure do!!!
Directions for my “Dino Happy Easter” Shaped Card:

• Using Cricut cartridge Create a Critter, cut 1 [ Shell ] at 6 inches
• Using Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms, cut 1 [ Egg ] at 6 ½ inches
• Using Cricut cartridge Wild Card, cut 1 [ Giftbox - Phrase ] at 3 ½ inches (Easter)
• Using Cricut cartridge Beyond Birthdays, cut 1 [ HappyDay ] at 2 ¾ inches (Happy)
• Ink edges of your cut pieces with respective distress inks.
• Machine or faux stitch around egg pieces as desired. (Optional)
• Cut piece of burlap to fit width of bottom of Shell, approximately 1” high, fringe, then trim along the crack shape carefully.
• Using 3 in 1 liquid glue, attach burlap to back of paper. Set aside to dry.
• Cover one 22 mm i-top brad and two 16 mm i-top brads with coordinating circles from Primordial Ooze paper.
• Add Stickles to Happy and Easter cut sentiments, let dry.
• Attach the top of Shell at an angle to your Egg using Glue Glider Pro.
• Use Xyron for “Happy”, attach to card, use mini foam dots for “Easter” word.
• Attach 16 mm i-top brads, one on top and one on bottom of card.
• Using i-Rock, attach green or yellow crystals.
• Add foam dots to back of Shell bottom, attach carefully to create egg.
• Cut chipboard dinosaur tail so you can extend out of the card if desired.
• Create loose bow with seam binding ribbon, pierce and secure large brad through loops.
• Determine location for 22mm i-top brad, then pierce and attach as shown.
• Attach chipboard dinosaur and “Rawr” sentiment. I used foam dots for the Rawr sentiment.
• Arrange Metal Silver Tears with i-rock to create a little “Dino Drool”.

- Cricut cartridges "Create a Critter", “Wild Card”, “Beyond Birthdays”, “Doodlecharms"
- Imaginisce “Dino Roar”, “Primordial Ooze”, “Petrified Wood”,
- Imaginisce Chipboard Stickers, “Prehistoric Pals”
- i-Top Brads, 1 – 22 mm, 2 – 16 mm
- i-Top
- Paper Piercer
- i-Rock “Hot Rocks Compact – Jewel”, “Glam Rocks – Silver Tears”
- i-Rock
- Burlap
- Distress Ink: “Shabby Shutters”, “Dried Marigold”
- Ranger Stickles, “Tropical Tangerine”
- Ribbon, Hug Snug dyed with “Crème de Chocolat” Glimmer Mist
- String, J & P Coates Pearl Cotton
- Foam Dots
- Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro
- Xyron
- Beacon 3 in 1 craft glue
- Sewing Machine, Thread (optional)
- White journaling pen for faux stitch marks if desired

For my next project, I really wanted to do a traditional themed project and our newest release "Little Cutie" was the perfect choice for it!  Can you guess which Cricut Cartridge this came from?  Believe it or not...  Winter Woodlands!  Don't you just love the extra texture that the embossing adds to this sweet card?

Directions for my “Hop” the Bunny Card:
• Using Cricut cartridge Winter Woodlands, cut 1 [ Rabbit Card ] at 5 ½ inches, 1 [ Rabbit Card ] layer at 5 ½ inches, 1 [ Rabbit ] at 5 inches, 1 [ Rabbit-s ] at 5 inches, 1 [ Rabbit – Layers ] at 5 ½ inches.
• Ink edges with distress ink (Worn Lipstick, Yellow Mustard, Weathered Wood).
• Emboss blue card liner with Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls folder.
• Emboss rabbit-s parts with Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl folder, attach layers (eyes and nose).
• Adhere embossed liner to card.
• Adhere 5 inch Rabbit to card.
• Using foam dots, attach Rabbit contrast pieces.
• Add chipboard flower to Rabbit’s tail.
• Trim banner from pattern paper, attach as shown adding bows to ends.
• Add crinkle ribbon or other ribbon bow as desired at Rabbits chin.

- Cricut cartridge "Winter Woodlands"
- Imaginisce “Little Cutie – Girl”, “Sweet Baby”, “Beyond Precious”
- Imaginisce Chipboard Stickers, “Daddy’s Little Girl”

- Imaginisce “Garden Party”, “Row of Posies” paper
- Yellow Cardstock
- Black Cardstock
- Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro
- Ribbon, Hug Snug
- String, J & P Coates Pearl Cotton
- Distress Ink, “Mustard Seed”, "Worn Lipstick", "Weathered Wood"

I hope you are inspired to take a little time and look at your Cricut cartridges to see what you have, and to use your embossing folders too!  It's amazing to me when you can combine this little piece from here and there and just make something work.  I didn't have a "Spring" or "Easter" cartridge, but I still was able to piece together a Happy Easter sentiment.  To me, that's the fabulous part of crafting and creating with my Cricut!

Thank you so much for spending a minute with me here today!  Have yourself a super scrappity day!!!
~ Rhonda


Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous projects


Love the projects, such a cute idea having a dinosaur instead of a chick!!

Jodi said...

love love love the creativity and details in each of these!!!! love that the bunny came from a winter cart, and his flower tail is just tooo darn cute!!! A dino card is such a brilliant idea for a boys all the details like the burlap, the i-top brads, and the bling drool is over the top!!!!

Debbie Garcia said...

The rabbit is so cute I love the embossing of it if I could only win that cuttlebug... I would be in heaven. We skipped my birthday this year so maybe next.
I love the way you used and explained the cartridge I have five grandsons so this is perfect for it. So ingenious

Kimberli said...

Adorable projects!! My oldest son loves all things dino too, so he would love your card!!

Nati Tristan said...

Those are fabulous cards! I absolutely adore them! That bunny one is precious!

Debc06 said...

Love those cards. TFS
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Jan Garber said...

Love your dino egg!

Sandy Ang said...

how very cute !