Up In the air

These teetering friends are chasing butterflies...
This is my card for the challenge at My Time to Craft Challenge #122 - "Up in the Air"

The card is Bazzil yellow card stock cut at 5.5" by 8.5" and folded portrait style.  I cut a piece of DCWV glitter paper (from Butterflies and Blossoms) at 4" by 5.25" and then attached at 1" by 5.25" strip of DCWV glitter green(from the Spring Showers) along the bottom. I cut a 5.25" piece of lace and attached it to the bottom before attaching the whole topper to the card front. The Teeter Friends is an old punch out I had in my stash.  And the butterflies are from K & Company.  I placed some Recollections gems for the butterfly's flight path.  The card is very shinny in person, it doesn't show on the photographs.
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Card for three

Challenge #56 at CCC - New Year's card and want you to incorporate a clock image from any cartridge.
PCS Challenge #27 - New Year's resolution 
Paper Playtime #32 -  To use FACES on your project
Here's my entry:

The base card and background layer are from Christmas Cheer, the clock is from My Community, the Pig is from Animal Kingdom, the year numerals and the flower scallops are from Storybook, and the coins are from George.  I couldn't find my Peachy Keen stamps [moved my work area over Christmas Break and haven't found everything yet].  So I drew the faces using colored pencils.
Card cut - 9.35" w x 7.94" h in Craft Card Stock
Background cut - 8.83"w x 7.5" h in floral paper from my stack  I moved it on the gypsy so it would only cut the scalloped side of the card image.
Clock was cut at 1.81" w x 1.62" h  in white and the shadow was cut at the same size in black. 
Pig was cut at 2.36" w x 1.3" h in pink
"2011" was cut at 1.51" w x.89" h in black
Gold coins were cut at .91" w x 85" h in sunshine yellow
Flower scallops were cut at 1.71" h in background print and 2.14" h in pink.

Also used were black brad, bright pink flower (between scallops), black cat's eye chalk, green floral leaves, self adhesive gems, and bright pink rub on stitches.

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Snow card for Tuesday Challenge

Made by Momo's Tuesday Challenge is to make something with a "Snow theme". Papertake Weekly Challenge is Cold and Frosty Morning.   I made a quilt card topper with a snowman.  The instructions for the quilt topper are further down in the post.

Here's my entry:

And some closeups:

And the inside:

8.5" x 5.5" Craft card stock - folded for card 4/25" h x 5.5" w
4 - 1" x 6" strips of different colored designer paper or card stock (to make quilt) Note: I used the DCWV Indian Summer Fall Glitter Matstack.  You need a really sharp cutter blade to cut through all the layers to make the quilt.  You may want to use designer paper for your first try at this.  I also used Score-Tape to glue my strips through all phases.
5" x 6" piece of white paper - to design quilt
5" x 6" piece of plain card stock (for quilt backing)
" x " piece of cream card stock for front wording
" x " piece of cream card stock for inside wording
  " ruffled lace
gems, brads, snowflakes - these all came from Michaels
Snowman - also from Michaels this one is furry.

Card instructions:
To make quilt:
These are basic strip quilting instructions.  Glue the four strips of colored paper in the order you wish to the white paper in vertical stripes

Cut the paper horizontally into 1" strips
You will have a smidgen left at the end - discard or use for something else.

Glue stips to plain card stock, alternating the blocks to form the quilt.  I hope these will explain the cut and move to the top phase.  It's simple once you start.

Trim the quilt piece to the desired size  mine is 4" by 5.25".

Attach ruffled lace to top and bottom of quilt with score tape or sticky strip.  Adhere quilt to card front.  Embellish.

Place wording on cream card stock pieces and trim to fit your card (mine was printed on the computer) the front is trimmed to 1/2" by 1".  I used the EK Success scalloped scallops punch on the top and bottom-piece measures 5" x 3.5"


Cricut Card Monday #1

Happy 2011 everyone.  Hope your holidays were fantastic.

I decided to be a little more organized this year, LOL.  Since there are so many card cut choices throughout the Cricut cartridges, I thought I'd try to make one every Monday for a while.  So, here goes...

For this first card I used the cupcake card from A Child's Year.  It is the second image on the cartridge using the card feature.

The card was cut at 8.5" wide - which made it 5.19" high.  It was cut 3 times.  Once out of  a yellow/white card stock, then once out of red print card stock, and once out of the cupcake paper.  I cheated and used my Gypsy so I could move the second image part way off the paper so just the part I needed was cut.  Using the folded card, I traced the top of the cupcake sides. I then hand cut the cupcake paper to look like icing on the cupcake.  The icing actually is about  1/2 " taller than the card base so it could be rounded.  Also, the yellow paper was white on the back side.  I adhered the bottom and top to the white side, and I used the yellow part as the inside of the card.  When folded the card measured 5" by 5".

Here are some closeups:

The flower is cut from the 50 State cartridge.  It is the 35th design in the cartridge - the flower is the scarlet carnation from Ohio.  I cut the carnation twice and layered them with foam tape.  I cut the whole flower in green to get the leaves.  All three cuts were at 3".   Stickles give some shine to the petals.

Card ingredients:
Paper is DCWV the Birthday 12"x12" page kit.  The two square 3D word tags are also from the kit.
The presents and ballons are Recollections stickers.
Frosted Lace and Fruit Punch Stickles
3 small red self adhesive gems.
Dew Drop Ink - light brown to edge the card front.

Thanks for stopping by.  If your have any questions, please let me know.  I'd love to hear from you.