Monday, November 14, 2011

Centre Step Cards: Two Designs

Twist on the side-step card. Tutorial found here.

First design uses strawberries cut from the Indie Art solution cricut cartridge.
I made two of this design but with different sentiments. One said "Sending you SWEET birthday wishes" and the other said "Thank you BERRY much".

The second features the hedgehog from create a critter.
I used flock on the dark brown layer of the hedgehog cut to add some interest and texture as well as glossy accents to the nose and eyes.

I apologise for the poor quality of the photos. It was late and I cannot be bothered to crop or edit them.

Katie xx
Easy Male Cards (Birthday, Father's Day etc.)

Card imitating a shirt and pocket. Simply fold the short ends of a double-sided piece of designer paper, making sure they meet in the centre. Then fold back the top two corners to create the collar. Add 3 buttons and fold a piece of DSP to add pocket. Embellish. Done! How easy. Also, depending on the sturdy-ness of the DSP you may want to add a rectangle of cardstock to the inside of the card so it isn't too flimsy.

Katie xx
Come One, Come All!! Circus Cards

Just a few quick cards using leftover papers (and sticker trims) from a layout. The range is Kaisercraft's "Party Animals".

The seal and elephant cuts are from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge.

Katie xx

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Birthday easel card. Sentiment reads 'Hoppy Birthday' which was printed using my computer. Rabbit and carrots are from Create a Critter cartridge. Kindy Glitz (glitter glue - ie Stickles)(colour - Crystalina) was used inside the ears and nose to make it sparkly :)

The sentiment could also be replaced with Happy Easter to make it an easter themed card.

Birthday card for my Mum using Kaisercraft Le Chateau paper (and die cut), as well as Kaisercraft Happy Birthday rub on. The chandelier was cut from the Home Decor cricut solutions cartridge using the shadow feature also. Light blue rhinestones were added also.
The card also uses the fiskers 'apron lace' border punch as well as cream and black ribbon.
A distressing tool was used on some layers.


Birthday card for my young cousin.
Dinosaur from Create a Critter cartridge.
Ric rac ribbon was originally light blue but I inked it (thus creating a light and dark blue "look").
Behind the orange and dark blue buttons I stuck a small circle of black cardstock before sticking it down - just for something different.
Happy Birthday sentiment is a Kaisercraft rub on.


A quick thank you card I made a while ago. The design is not my own - click here for original from which I "scrap-lifted".

The circle card base is from Wild Card and butterfly is from Indie Art.

Not entirely happy with this card - probably because it was done in a rush and was a last minute thing.

Thanks for stopping by,
Katie x

A card for my Granddad's birthday (who loves gardening). As it is a male card I wanted it to be quite simple and not have too many elements or colours.
The sentiment reads 'Sending you loads...of birthday wishes'. The loads part is actually in the wheelbarrow load.
Wheelbarrow cut from Walk in my Garden cricut cartridge.
Sentiment was printed from the computer.
Grass was cut from Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridge.
Paper was scraps from previous wheelbarrow card.


Card I made for new neighbours who recently moved in across the road.

The whole card was fairly simple to make due to the fact that it was all cut with the cricut! The house is an actual card from the Wild Card cricut cartridge and all the pieces (trees, window, door, roof, chimney) are just layers! How awesome!
I changed it up a bit by adding transparency in the window and door (although its hard to see in the photos) and decorating the inside also (mainly to hide the mistakes).
The cricut even cut little slits in the roof to imitate roof tiles.


Card I made a while ago for my baby cousin. Obviously, she's one :) The card is an easel card.

The owl is from Create a Critter and I used pink, green and blue flock - available here.

The paper is by Kaisercraft - old Christmas range called Carnival the patterned paper, red and teal buttons, letter stickers (ONE) and die cut label are all from this range.

Scalloped circles were cut on cricut using shadow feature.

White buttons were used for the owls eyes.

Tiny pink rhinestones were used on each end of the die cut (reading look hoos).