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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 paperhenomenon.blogspot.com. 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,

Karla

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 everybody.....it 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.