Folded Christmas Tree

There is this adorable table napkin here. I love the folds of contrasting fabrics and ric rac.

I tried to recreate a similar tree in paper.  However, I'm still working on the correct dimensions.  My top fold is too far down from the tree top.  I started with the banner half circle on the Cricut Stand and Salute cartridge.  I think I need to find a different half circle, but it is a work in progress...  I used green print and red dot papers glued together with white ric rac between them on the rounded edge.

Here are the images of the prototype.  I am going to enter this at Cricut Cardz Challenge for their anything goes challenge.

Card front

The background is from Cuttlebug Snowflake folder.

The inside before the sentiment is added.

Close up to show the folds.
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What's Red, Black and White all over?

The Challenge at Paper Cutz Challenge this week, that's what.  "...challenge # 62, make a card, LO or craft project using red, black and white ONLY, and any theme you'd like."  I tried to keep this one really basic. Inspirations came from Shirley's beautiful Art Deco cards here.  I think I will give this card to my son so he can give it to his wife on their anniversary. The flourish is really two flourishes from Lyrical Letters that I welded together.  The heart is part of the flourish design.  I cut a second one in red, trimmed the heart out, then ran it through the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder before adhering it to the black flourish.

The card measures 5" by 5"

There are two layers applied to the card front, the black stripes and white that I pt through the Cuttlebug using French Script.  I traced around the flourish and allowed about an half inch to border the design. That I cut by hand.

I stamped the inside of the card.  I  had the stamp in my binder and I don't remember where it came from.

The top right corner of the front is turned down.  The white flower is attached with a brad before gluing the corner down.

I wanted to mirror the flower on the front, but decided it would be to bulky to fold the corner down on the inside.
I also entered this at OWH Stars and Stamps here and Cooking With the Cricut's first challenge here.

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Focus on Orange

Paper Playtime is focusing on the color orange this week.  I tried to incorporate as many shades of orange as I could in my card "Mr. Pumpkin".  Maybe he will meet up with Mr. Turkey and enjoy trick-or-treating LOL.

Dressed for an autumn night out.

Ooop!  Need to trim a string on the ribbon.

This is the pumpkin card on Wild Card combined with the top hat on ACY St. Patrick's Day cut.

I scrunched the ribbon and added foam glitter leaves and a cream sunflower.
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One day I was cleaning up after a project and I decided to use the leftover pieces of paper, ribbon and embellishments to make new projects.  It's fun to challenge yourself to create something from bits and pieces of craft supplies.
These are some of the things I came up with:

Bits and pieces of paper, ribbon, punched borders gold and pearl bling lead to these three A2 cards.

I have this border package by K and Company for the beach.  I combined pieces of the border, scraps of paper, a left over Cricut Whale cut, and some dew drops.

I had some left over acetate for the window.

Of course ever shell needs a pearl :)

This was my favorite.  I had a very small piece of the pink paper with a floral bouquet.  I combined it with another small piece of pink paper, left over ribbons and pearls.

I think it could be a birthday, thank you or even a get well card.
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Horsin' Around

Create-A-Critter Zebra and Horse
Just horsin' around with the Cricut.  I love the Create-A-Critter cartridge.  This is inspired Racing Stripes the movie.