January 18, 2010

Today's Public Service Announcement...

If you find yourself wanting to fix your daughter's closet organizer...DO NOT use your craft pliers to bend the metal bracket...I repeat...DO NOT use your craft pliers -- the following result may occur...

YEOUCH.  That hurt -- a lot. I said a lot of bad words under my breath too.  Of course - my husband has a TON of tools, many of them a lot more appropriate to use in this circumstance, but I was just too impatient, and certainly paid the price for it...however, this is not the only reason I am here today...

I have a card to share with you :)

I've got another My Time Made Easy project to share today...I was playing with my Cricut Expression, and saw that on the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge that I have, one of the functions is 'card'.  It will take each image, and make some sort of window cutout on a card of all of them...I thought this one looked so pretty - I had to make a window out of it.

The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow collection, I just love the bright happy colors on these! 

You'll see the butterfly up top was made using one of the wing pattern images from the All a Flutter© set, and the Flutters and Flowers© pretty pieces die cuts.  Let me tell you -- SO EASY!  I've become a VERY lazy papercrafter, lol.  These little diecut pieces are terrific to use as accents -- you will really love the one of the outline.  With SCAL and your Cricut Expression, the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!  I shopped around for Sure Cuts Alot, and found the BEST price on the web at Candacraft.  Pop on over, and if you buy there - let her know where you came from.

If you're wondering what that sparkle is on the butterfly - I broke out some bling bling foil I had in my stash.  I stamped the wing pattern in versamark, then applied heat & stick powder...heated it, and then applied the foil -- fun effect.

This wonderful sentiment is from All a Flutter Sentiments©.  I stamped it on some So Saffron CS, and used my Double Ended Tags die - it fits PERFECTLY :).

To complete the card, I added some vellum behind the cutout in the front --  gives it a real softness, don't you think???

Thanks for stopping by today -- hope you had a great weekend -- I (as usual) can not believe it is over already -- they go WAY too fast!

Until next time...Thanks for stopping by!! 

Stamps: All a Flutter, All a Flutter Sentiments (My Time Made Easy)
Ink: Basic Gray, Versamark
Paper: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow Collection, Vellum CS
Accessories: Cricut, Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge, bling bling foil, adhesive pearls, raspberry fizz grosgrain, Double ended tag dies (Spellbinders)


BethH said...

OUCH OUCH OUCH ouch! That' looks like it HURTS! Poor Tracey! but, your card looks amazing. Nice job!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tracey.

Hugs Riet.xx

Laura said...

Love that colorful, happy card. Your finger makes me cringe! OUCH!

Barb said...

Youch!!! That looks like it really hurt!!!! Hope it feels better and doesn't interfere with your card making.

Great card!!! So colorful and cute!!!