Butterfly Birthday Card – Cricut Explore & Anna Griffin

As many of you know, I adore all things Anna Griffin…paper, textiles…you name it, I love it. So when the new Cricut Explore came out with the Anna Griffin images, it was a no brainer.

I wasn’t sure what to create first so I opted for a card from the pre-designed projects library, and I am uber smitten with the results!

Also impressive, was how wonderfully the Explore functions. I have owned several versions of ProvoCraft’s Cricut Machine and this is by far my favorite. It is steady, quiet and exact. I still have a bit of a learning curve to overcome using Design Space as opposed to Craft Room, but this machine will make it totally worthwhile.

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Now I need to decide what to do with that Imagine Machine of mine! Maybe a prize to one of my subscribers??? Stay tuned for that.

Below are pictures of the gift bag and gift tag that accompanied the card. I hope their recipient enjoys them as much as I do!

 

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Until Next Time…Happy Crafting!

Elaine

Digi Birthday Card – PMDC-038

Totally inspired by Nicole Watt and Kris Kilcoyne over at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat  , I decided to use their sketch to design a Digital card front.

There are a lot of birthdays to celebrate coming up soon, and digital cards offer a multitude of options and great versatility.  This would also be a cute card front for Valentine’s or Mother’s Day.

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I thought the DSP “Flirtatious” had excellent colors and the Delicate Doilies Digital stamp added tons of fun to the project!

I’d love to see your take on the challenge!

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Until Next Time… Happy Crafting!

Elaine

Page Dimension: 7 x 5
Sketch Inspiration: Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge-038
Digital Stamp: Stampin’ Up! © Delicate Doilies
DSP: Stampin’ Up! © Flirtatious
Digital Embellishment: Stampin’ Up! Basic Pearls

This page was created using Photoshop Elements.

Dynamic Duos Challenge No. 51

My mother-in-law’s birthday is fast approaching, and looking for a little inspiration I turned to The Dynamic Duos challenge this week. Their challenge features the colors Daffodil Delight and Baja Breeze. Below is where inspiration carried me.

I am pretty pleased with this card and would love to see your interpretations on this color combination. 

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

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Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Very Vanilla
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Baja Breeze
Card Matte: 4.75 x 3.5 – Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Tea Shoppe & Create a Cupcake
Ink Pads Used: Baja Breeze & Daffodil Delight
Embossing Folders: Elegant Lines & Lacy Brocade
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Pearls (26), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Friday Mashup Challenge No. 106

This week Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin from the Friday Mashup Design Team is hosting the Friday Mashup Challenge.

Mashup Challenge:

  1. Create a card using the colors “Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder”.
  2. Create a card and “Mail or Deliver it to Someone Special”.
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a card with “Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder & Mail or Deliver it to someone special”.

Below is my take on this weeks challenge.  I will be mailing this to my sister for her birthday. I would love to see your takes on this challenge!

Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

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Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Perfect Plum
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – (Cut in thirds) – Sahara Sand
Card Matte: 3.75 x 1.25 – (3) – Wisteria Wonder
Card Matte: .5 3/8 x .75 – Perfect Plum
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Stipple Butterfly & Remembering You
Ink Pads Used: Perfect Plum & Sahara Sand
Embossing Folders: Vintage Wallpaper
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Rhinestone (5), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals