Summer Time Ice Cream Birthday!

Hey clever crafty friends! It's summer and the living is easy. In celebration of the Summer theme at the BittenByTheBug2 challenge blog, I've chosen to use the Foil Quill tool with my Cricut Air to put a lovely golden ice cream cone on water color paper. Then I pulled out my Zig Clean Color Markers and water colored my favorite flavors - strawberry and chocolate chip mint. Ok, so usually it's green ice cream with chocolate bits. For some reason, I did it the opposite way on this card. I've invented a new combo. Ha, ha!

It's hard to get the pretty foiling but here's a close up and you can make it out a bit better. This design is from the Foil Quill Amy Tan Design Drive.

I have a few videos reviewing the Foil Quill System, what types of materials will foil and what foils work with it. You can find the YouTube Playlist on my channel here: Foil Quill Reviews & Tutorials

I added some texture to my red and white zig zag A2 card base by embossing polka dots to the front. I tied a bow around the panel with some red and white baker's twine. Then I put my finished water color panel on foam tape and applied it at an angle. On top of that I placed a label from the Cricut Close To My Heart Cartridge called Art Philosophy. The shape has a matching design that I thought was cute with this super casual birthday card.

This card went together super fast! I love a quick birthday card don't you?

That about does it for me but keep an eye out for a video I'm working on that shows how I made the card using the newest Foil Quill accessory, the Magnetic Mat. It works great to hold the foil in place without Washi tape.

So what summer themed card or scrapbook project have you been working on? Show it off at the BittenByTheBug2 challenge blog. The two rules are to follow the theme and use your Cricut machine in at least one element.

Have a great week!

Grill Master Father's Day Card

Hello! Today I have another Father's Day card to share with you. I think this one is so much fun! It's an easel card made to look like a grilling apron. It has a pocket to hold a spatula, fork, a hot mitt and a barbecue sauce bottle. I think it is so cool! This would make a great card for any BBQ Master in your life for any occasion. I stamped this with a Father's Day message but it could be perfect for a birthday, thinking of you card, a thank you, or even as a barbecue party invitation!

My family likes to camp and my husband loves to grill when we're camping. I had this great camper card stock in my stash and I'm happy that I could combine his love of camping and grilling in this card. It makes it very personal. If your guy likes to fish, golf or enjoys a certain sport or team, you can really make this card to fit a theme. This is why I love making cards. You will never find it in any store. It's made just for the person you have created it for. Awesome!

Each piece in the pocket is removable. The white apron insert can be taken out so you can write your father's day messages there. If you have several children or if this is from you and your siblings for your father, this card has lots of room for your personal messages. The back of the bottle is lined in white also for this purpose. The pocket is also handy for a gift card. Just sayin!

I cut the pieces for this card with my Cricut. The file is from My Scrap Chick. They are one of my favorite companies because they have a large variety of files and they are always well done. This one is called the BBQ Pocket Easel Card

I've posted this card in the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge blog. You can enter your Cricut cut Father's Day cards there through next week.

Thanks for stopping in to take a look at my card. I hope I've given you some inspiration. Happy Father's Day!

I've entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft Gals Corner Challenges (Closes 6/13/19)
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog (Closes 6/24/19)
Creative Moments Challenge-Anything Goes (Closes 6/21/19)
The Male Room - Cooking or Baking (Closes 6/25/19)
Cardz 4 guyz - Father's Day (Closes 6/18/19)
Cute N Crafty - Father's Day or Card for a Man (Closes 6/16/19)


Happy Father's Day Daddy-O!

Hello and happy Monday clever crafters! Today I'm posting a project for the Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge Blog. The theme for the next two weeks is Father's Day. I need to make a couple cards this year and I was excited to find this design in the Cricut project section. I love retro themes so this project was the bee's knees!

This is a design provided by Cricut in Design space. It's called Daddy-O Father's Day card. You can find it by going into the Projects section and filtering for cards and then Father's Day. I thought it was a perfect card for my Father-In-Law. This fella's red tie and hairstyle is so much like him in his younger days. He was a dapper dude, yes indeed!

I manipulated the file a little bit. First I didn't cut the white pieces to go on the banners as the file suggested. Since I opted to use silver vinyl for the lettering, it wouldn't show up very well. So I applied the lettering directly to the light brown part of the banners. Also for the banner middle sections, I used the contouring feature to shut off the lettering because the file had the lettering on them. That was a little strange since it also had the lettering as a stand-alone file. Maybe they were just trying to provide options. Either way, that didn't work for me so I got rid of it. Now I have to tell you that I discovered that I loved these banner patterns. When you put the middle section up on foam, you get a really nice 3D banner appearance. I will be using these again for other project for sure! Finally, I didn't make the included envelope that comes with the design and opted to pull one from purchased A2 envelopes that I keep stocked at all times. It looked like a great envelope file though if you are in need of it.

So I have a confession. I've never used vinyl on a card until this project. I've been missing out! My Cricut Air cut the vinyl like butta! I first tried unsuccessfully to cut the lettering from paper. The cardstock I used was not going to have it! The results were poor and it wasn't my blade because it was brand new. So I decided that I was not going to give up and pulled out my vinyl. I'm glad I did because it worked awesome. This might be my new go-to for card lettering, especially if it's small.

Here's the inside of the card. In addition to stamping it, I used some of the main cardstock as a liner for my envelope. I tend to line the envelopes a lot more often than I used it. It just makes such a nice presentation doesn't it?

The gold top hat was an ancient embossed cardstock piece I had which had to be fussy cut. I bet it's nearly 20 years old now. I think it was was a group on a cardstock that I purchased when I first started scrapbooking years and years ago. Nothing goes to waste though. No siree! And look how great it is used here!

Well that'll do it for me today. Please go check out the BBTB2 Challenge Blog and upload your father's day card. Come on! I know you've made one! The only rule is that is has to be cut with a Cricut machine but you can use any pattern from any store. Hope to see you there!

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges - Masculine (Closes 6/13619)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes (Closes 6/13/19)
Creative Moments Challenges (Closes 6/21/19)
Cardz 4 Guyz - Fathers Day (Closes 6/18/19)
Cute N Crafty-Fathers Day or Card for Man (Closes 6/16/19)

Have a great week!