Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sympathy Card

Happy October 1st! Hope you had a wonderful week! A friend of mine asked for me to make a couple sympathy cards for her . . .

Here's how to make it:
* The green background is 5.5"x4.25" and the card itself is 5.25"x4".
*Use a corner rounder, of your choice, on the corners.
*Glue the back side of card onto coordinating background.
* Each square is 1.25" and glue onto a coordinating mat (each are 1-3/8" square). Glue two of these onto card.
* Tie ribbon onto the third square and use pop-dot (off centered a bit).
* Stamp your sentiment . . . you're done!

Get ready for our next promotion! We're having an October Halloween "Scavenger" Hunt! Details will be given soon, so be sure to sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter! The winner will be receiving two Halloween Cuttlebug embossing folders! Good luck!

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by the Craft Room!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pocket Card

Okay, so it's not Tuesday yet! I was just too excited and had to show you this pocket card!

To make:
  • Take your card and down the middle score line, cut down 1.5".
  • Fold card back and fold the top flap down.
  • Use a corner punch on all corners (including folded flap).
  • Run the bottom/front of card through the Cuttlebug (be careful not to emboss the flap though).
  • Take a piece of decorative scrap and cut 1.25"x 4" and round bottom corners.
  • Adhere decorative scrap to flap. If you wish to add ribbon to flap, do that step now.
  • Stamp sentiment and adhere to bottom of flap.
  • Use tape strip to the inside of the card, side and bottom, and to the bottom of the flap.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock, that will fit inside the pocket card and decorate as you wish! I ran the top through the Cuttlebug Just My Type border embossing folder.
Hope you have a great weekend! Talk to you on Tuesday!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

September Promotion

We had our drawing yesterday, for a pad of ProvoCraft paper. We had Patrick (our youngest) draw out the name again this month, since he's becoming such a pro at this!

Thank you to everyone that e-mailed me with their guesses, to get their name the basket.
The correct number of Cricut logos on the website was 7! The lucky winner is . . . Theresa Dowell!

Congratulations Theresa!

We're going to have another promotion, starting in October! Be sure to sign up for the mailing list, if you haven't already.

Thanks for stopping by the craft room!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cricuteer Scrap Night!

First things first . . . the name of our blog, thanks to your votes, is now called the "Craft Room". Karol, our web developer and graphic artist did a wonderful job on the graphic design work on the Cottage's Craft Room, didn't she?! She's so good at what she does! If you have a chance, be sure to check out her online sale at http://homesweethomedecor.blogspot.com/. Karol has alot of cute home decor items for sale!

I hope you had a wonderful week! I have definitely had a busy crafting weekend! Darn good thing I have a great and understanding husband! He even made us warm brownies with ice cream both nights! :o)

Friday night: I hosted our "Cricuteer" Scrap Night, last Friday night! We had a great time! We even had tornado warnings . . . guess it's a good thing we were already in the basement! :o) This didn't stop us though . . . we're Cricuteers . . . all for one and one for all! Swarming around the Cricut is (standing left to right) Cyndi and Jenny, (sitting left to right) Janice, Laurie, and me.

Saturday night: My sister, Theresa, came over to finish up her Holiday Magnet board! Although she LOVES cutting out with the Cricut, she absolutely HATES to adhere/glue things down. :o) This makes us a great team, since I don't mind gluing at all! Actually it goes pretty fast doing it this way! We've had alot of fun creating all the magnets for her and her family! We're going to start selling these as kits, so be sure to check back to our website for details!

Sunday afternoon: I then went to Jeri's (my Stampin' Up demonstrator) for a make & take. We made some really cute cards. I "scraplifted" the design of this card and tweaked it to use my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. Here's how you make it:
*Take a 8.5"x11" piece of paper and score it in half, both ways.
*Lay the paper good side down (in the portrait position), the side you want to show the most of.
*Cut the bottom right portion out, cutting it along the score lines (to meet @ the center score point).
*Place back on table (with bottom/right portion gone) and flip paper over. Now your empty portion should be on the bottom/left.
*Fold the bottom right corner diagonally, to meet the center score line.
*Take the top left corner and fold it 2.75", diagonally.
*Take the left part of your card and fold it to the right.
*Fold the bottom side of paper to the top.
*If you'd like to use your Cuttlebug, at this point take the piece that you cut out and run it through the Cuttlebug and the front piece of your card (with it folded - but only the little portion is needed to be run through).
*Adhere all open sides down, so your papers won't fall out.
*Decorate the front as you wish.
You're done!! See . . . it wasn't as intimidating as you thought, right??

I placed a check in the card, to show how cute it could be if you wanted to give this to a couple getting married. If you're a visual gal, then go out to www.YouTube.com and search for "double pocket card" . . . there are some great instructional videos on these cards.

I hope you have a wonderful week! Thank you for stopping by the Cottage's Craft Room!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

"Brr"thday Party Invitations

Hope you had a wonderful week! I had a great time making these cards/invitations, with my sister on Sunday afternoon! Nothing like some special "girl time" with your sister!!

I had gone to a local stamp store a little while ago, where we made this particular card as a $1 Make & Take. The card we made was orange and stamped, of course it was a stamp store, with a silhouette of an orange slice. I had shown the card to my sister and she went crazy over it! She asked if we could some how make this card for her son's birthday party. Since I have a Cricut, I wanted to try and reinvent this to use the Cricut instead of using stamps. She came over on Sunday and we whipped out the invitations!

To make the card/invitation, we cut a piece of card stock 4.25"x5.5" and fold 5.5" part in half. Once folded, you can put dots on the front of the card with either a stamp or dot the card all over with a pen (coordinate the same color as the cardstock). Corner punch all the corners. Cut your white piece of cardstock (for the inside) 4"x5.25" and corner punch the corners of this also. Cut out a 3" ice cream cone and a 1" popsicle (for the inside), both are on the
Doodlecharms cartridge.

To get the bite mark: lay the white cardstock inside the card, meeting all corners on the top/right. Run the card through the Cuttlebug with Nestabilities (second smallest size). We did
had awesome luck with the Nestabilities cutting all three pieces.

Place glue all over the inside (right side) of your card. Place a popsicle stick down and then place your white piece of cardstock over this. For placement of the popsicle stick, we laid the card on top of one of the envelopes my sister is going to use. This way, you know how far up to place the popsicle stick. :o) We didn't do this at the stamp shop and now I can't mail it, because it's too tall for any of the envelopes I have! We used pop-dots, to place the ice cream cone and popsicles onto the invitations.

Tie a piece of ribbon (missing the pictures) around the base of the card/invitation. This will also help your card/invitation stay shut. WAHOO . . . you're done!

Have a wonderful week! Talk to you next Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by the cottage!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cuttlebug Combo +

Okay . . . with the holiday on Monday, I am a day behind . . . kinda! :o) Hope you had a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

If you didn't receive our September promotion e-mail . . . our promotion this month is to count the number of Cricut logos are on our website and e-mail your answer to pmfullbright@MyCraftCottage.net. If you'd like to be added to our e-mail list, be sure to put that in the e-mail also. Everyone that answers the correct number, will be entered into a drawing held on September 20th! Only one guess per person, so be sure to count correctly the first time! :o) The winner will receive his/her choice of 12x12 ProvoCraft Scrap Pads (Tuscany or Euro Vintage)! Good luck!

This was a pretty easy card. I made this for my boss, he's from Texas (hense the star). Cut 1" strips and glued them down to a piece of paper, however you wish. The back of the paper does show, so be sure to coordinate with your card. I then cut out the star with my shape cutter. The "Thanks" is from the new
Cuttlebug Gratitude Combo. Run the card through the Cuttlebug, using the swirls embossing folder. Take a sanding tool and "antique" the strips. Adhere the sentiment to the card and the strips behind the front of the card and viola . . . you're done!

You could really use and cut out anything . . . you could try cutting out the negative shape on the Cricut and then putting strips behind that. Uh oh . . . I think I just came across my next week's idea! :o)

Have an enjoyable week!

See the blog below on 8/15/08, for what the logo looks like - hint, hint - be sure to count that one too! :o) Keep going!