Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Santa French Fry Box

How cute is this!!!! ( If I do say so myself).  When I saw the buckle cut in the new Art Philosophy Index book, I remembered a Christmas card a made years ago. My box quest seemed like the perfect fit for a new version of Santa :)


  • The french fry box is cut at 11.25 inches in  CTMH Holiday Red. ( AP index page 27)
  • The buckle is cut at 1.5 in black card stock ( AP index page 23)
  • The belt is 1.5 x 12 inches in black card stock with Gold heat embossing.
  • The fur is 2 inches in White Daisy ( edges scissors distress)
  • The edges of the box were inked in Cranberry.
You Can Create!
Julia

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Roxie Treat Bag

When I saw Page Dolecki's  mini shopping totes made with Roxie Paper from CTMH, I knew I wanted to make one too.  So here is my version.


  • The tote ( AP index page 23)is cut in black 6.75 inches.  
  • The trim is the zebra print comes from the Roxie kit. It is rectangle 8 on page 65 of the AP index book cut at 3.25 inches ( cut in half length wise)
  • The rose ( page 69 AP index) is cut in Colonial White at 3.5 inches.  
  • The leaves ( page 62 AP index) are cut with Sweet Leaf at 1.5 inches.
You Can Create,
Julia

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thank You Box

I am on a quest to try each of the boxes on the Art Philosophy cartridge.  So far, I have shown you one finished project  (the Wicked box).  Here is my next creation.  I used only one sheet of paper from the CTMH Paper kit called Dreamin'

I made 3 cuts with my cricut for this project. 
  • The box cut is located on page 22 of the AP index book,
  • The tag can be found on page 44 of the AP index book
  • The butterfly is from page 55 of the AP index book.
I think my favorite feature of this box in the circle strip detail running along the bottom of the box and the side of the tag.  That is from the zip strip on the new CTMH papers.  Adds just enough, don't you think!

You Can Create!
Julia

Friday, August 26, 2011

Angels Landing

There's that Click Click Click layout again.  I find myself drawn to it so many times.  I think it is that large focal picture.  Love it!

My favorite part of this layout was title.  It was simple to create the text box with the title and place it over  my picture.  Then I grabbed the two brackets from the My Stickease menu and I had an eye catching title!

Using Studio J has been easy and I look forward to even more creative layouts!

Kit: Back Country
Layout: Click Click Click
Kit Mix 6 ( modified)

You CAN create!
Julia







Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Best Foot Forward


First thing I thought when I saw this month's stamp of the month was that that witch would make a good Wicked Witch of the West reference.  That was the inspiration for my 3x3 card.


With black ink, I stamped just the legs on a my White Daisy card stock and then added red glitter.  IF I had my order of red glitz glue that step would have been a WHOLE lot easier.   I then used Cranberry ink to add my sentiment.  I really liked how this card came out.

You CAN create,
Julia

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Have A Wicked Halloween

I am on a roll!



When I saw the square sketch over at Moxie Fab... my brain went in a slightly different direction.  It's  gift box :)




I used Close To MY Heart B&T paper from a kit called Mischief.  One of the cool changes CTMH made is that the B&T papers are now double sided. This feature makes if perfect for gift boxes.  I also used CTMH August Stamp Of the Month: Wicked

  1. Cut CTMH B&T  in box( page 21 , AP index) at 11 inches
  2. Cut (2) Shape 1 ( page 26. AP index) at 1.5 inches in Sunset
  3. Cut (2) squares 4.5 x4.5
  4. Stamped  sentiment from Wicked on Shape 1, black ink
  5. Stamped witch from Wicked on 4.5 square, black ink
  6. Stamped witches hat on second Shape 1, used edge of hat stamp to finish Witches square. black ink
  7. Embellished with brads and ribbon
  8. Adhered squares back to back on left flap of the box
  9. Adhered Shape 1 back to back on CTMH chipboard on the right flap of the box
  10. ENJOY :)

Have not quite figured out what is going inside, but the box is pretty deep... some candy, a big cookie... a set of cards to use.  Still thinking about it.  Any ideas?

You can create!
Julia



Monday, August 22, 2011

Hi ( Moxie Fab Shaped Sketch Challenge)

When I saw this sketch this morning on Moxie Fab, I knew instantly that I wanted to give this sketch a go.   Off to my corner of the garage to create.

 To make this card I used the Sophia Kit from Close To My Heart.  Here is the list of cuts I made on the Cricut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge:
  1. 5 inch scallop card in Hollyhock ( page 41 AP index)
  2. 4.75 inch scallop layer in White Daisy ( page 41 index)
  3. (3) 3.25 inch circles in B&T.  2 of these circles were cut in to quarters. ***see note***
  4. 1.5 inch Font Layer letter h (page 46 AP index) and 1.5 inch Font Layer letter i (page 38 AP index) in Hollyhock
  5. 2 inch circle3 ( page 41 AP index)

 I offset the White Daisy layer on to the Holly Hock card and then added the stripped B& T circle to the middle.  ***If I were to make this card again, I would have made the 3 circles at 3.5 inches so the edges would  fit UNDER the white daisy layer.  I think it would be a cleaner finished card.  I added the 2  quarter circles in floral B&T.

I added brads to the font letters (through the White daisy Circle 3) and then adhered the circle with pop dots.  I added the bling stick pins for some sparkle.

You Can Create,
Julia






 


"Enjoy" Video

This is a great video that shows off how our stamps can be used with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

You CAN create!
Julia

Saturday, August 20, 2011

May This Be

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge :) This card was very easy to create.

Step 1 : Cut 4 inch Circle Base for Card ( page 21 Cricut index book) Spring Iris

Step 2 : Cut 3.75 Flower Circle ( page 63 Cricut index book) White Daisy
            
Step 3: Stamp flower details with D1491 Hooray Bouquet in Spring Iris, adhere to circle base.

Step 4: Cut 1.5 inch tag ( page 65 Cricut index book) in White Daisy

Step 5: Stamp sentiment with D1491 Hooray Bouquet in Spring Iris, adhere to flower circle with pop dots.

Step 6: Adhere Bity Bits for accents




You CAN create!
Julia

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Building Memories

One of the other neat things about Studio J is exclusive kits.  These kits can not be purchased anywhere else.  This layout was made with the kit called Manmade.  I liked the masculine edge this kit had and knew it was perfect for this layout.

Layout highlight!  Those little screw brads are adorable and I liked using the My Stickease Title!  Good Stuff

Kit: Manmade
Layout: Priceless Pics
Kit Mix:2

You CAN create!
Julia



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beautiful Lengths ( redux)

So, I created this layout so I could compare it to the original Beautiful Lengths layout I created a few months ago.  I want to be able to compare them side by side.

When I created the original I did not have the Bella Paper kit so I had to use other papers.  This is one of the great features of Studio J.  I now have access to retired CTMH kits.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the LO format featured here.  As I was learning Studio J I actually created 5 different LO using the CLICK CLICK CLICK design...  I am sure I will use it again in the future!

My favorite part of this layout is the stitched heart I was able to add to the small  picture on page 1.  It was the perfect way to accent Katie's before shot.

Kit: Bella
Layout Click Click Click
Kit Mix 6 (modified)

You CAN create!
Julia








Sunday, August 14, 2011

Celebrate Freedom

I created this LO with Studio J as well.  I started experimenting with the embellishment with this LO.  I added the stars behind the brads.  Another great part of Studio J is access to the Library of My Stickease .  I used them to create the Celebrate Freedom title.

Kit: Independence
Layout: Sweet Symphony ( rotated)
Kit Mix :  1


You CAN Create!
Julia

Friday, August 12, 2011

Remember This

My husband snapped these pictures as the kids played in the surf at sunset at Laguna Beach.  I call them money shots... those shots that you just cant take your eyes off of. 

I created this Layout using Studio J.  I have just started using this program from Close To My Heart and I really like it.  It was quick and easy to use.

Kit Used: Simple Pleasures
LO: Performance
Kit Mix #5 (with some changes)

You CAN create,
Julia