Sunday, July 25, 2010

Purse Mini Album (Thanks Kathy!)

I used a boder punch for the decorations on the pockets.

1 inch binding rings were used to hold the handle and the pockets in the album. I used my Crop-a-dile for punching the holes on the purse since it is pretty thick.

Magnetic closure attaches similar to a brad...very simple but looks "professional"

Flower was cut out with my cricut at 2", 1.75", 1.5", 1", .75" and attached with a brad made from the same paper with the i-top.

I love the way this turned out. I followed the instructions from Kathy Orta at She has an awsome class and we had a lot of fun putting this purse together so if you haven't checked her out it's a must. The purse is about 7 inches wide by 5.25 inches tall not including the handle. I used cereal boxes which I cut and covered. This is a project that is fun to do because you begin to see results quickly. The closure is a magnetic closure and both the closure and the handle can be found in the purse making section at your craft store. I got mine at JoAnns. I can see this used for an event such as a bridal or baby shower or as a brag book to keep at the office:) If you are interested in making one check out Kathy's video on u-stream and .....

Happy Crafting,


Friday, July 16, 2010

Design Studio Box for A2 Size Cards

As I was going through my pictures of past projects I found these. I posted them several months back on the Cricut MB but I did not have a blog at that time so I am posting them now. This was one of my first successful projects on Design Studio. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the box and lid and I used Accent Essentials for the scallops. I was so excited with how it turned out. I hope to use these when I make card sets as gifts.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friends Mini Album

Hi is sooooo coooool to see how many people have joined me on my blog. Thanks for visiting. I love to create and it adds the cherry on top to be able to share it with others who share the passion for crafting. Speaking of friends......This is a mini album I made for my daughter. Actually I made two. One for her and one for her little friend who moved away. This has been planned for a good few months now but she was really having a hard time with it. All the work paid off when I got to see her happy little face. I used mostly Gypsy Wanderings for the letters and also used Birthday Cakes cartridge. I have found that the cake cartridges are also great for borders....who would have thunk it. Thanks for looking:)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thanks Card

This is a card I created with the Life's a Beach cartridge for a family friend who is so kind to open up her pool to the family during the summer. The swimmer was cut at 4.5 inches and the thanks is from a cuttlebug die set called "With Gratitude". The scalloped oval was cut from the cuttlebug "Pearl Frame" and backgroud was embossed with the D'Vine Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder. This is a great summer cartridge and has a lot of great images for scrapbook pages as well as cards and a cute font.