Sunday, February 10, 2013

Card Maker Magazine challenge and Cricut Cartridges

Hi Crafters,

I recently subscribed to "CardMaker" magazine on my Kindle and I love both the magazine and getting it digitally on my Kindle!  The current issue's challenge for the week of 2-5-13 was to use a stop sign or octagon shape in your card.  Here is what I put together.

I used Sure Cuts A Lot and welded 2 octagon shapes together at the top and made a tent fold card that measures 5 x 5 inches.  Then I cut two octagon shapes 4 1/2 and 4 inches square and layered them on the card.   I welded four 1 inch octagons together and made the border behind the little sheep.    I inked all the edges with Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up ink and used a white gel pen for the dashes and dots.  The sheep was cut from Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge.  It was given to me in the Cricuteer Group swap at Your Paper Panty (YPP) last year.  Then I altered the card so that it would fit into a standard A2 envelope.
I changed the measurements so that the finished card measures 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches and fits into the standard A2 card. 

Recently I purchased "Teddy Bear Parade" and "Create a Critter" Cricut Cartridges and I am having a ball putting together these little cuties!
I purchased this as a digital cartridge from Cricut Craft room and I put this little farmer together first..  I cut the bear shape out of Chocolate Chip card stock from Stampin' Up and the rest I cut out of white card stock and colored with Distress Markers and Ink.  I like to cut little shapes out of white card stock adn color them because (a) white card stock seems to cut out better and (b) I don't have to have multiple colors of card stock on hand all the time.

Then I was looking around YouTube for some tips on how to use the Cricut Craft room and I found a link that took me to With Glittering Eyes blog where she gives instructions on how to use other Cricut cartridge head shapes with Teddy Bear Parade to put together hundreds of different animal shapes together--the list is endless.  Here is my Kitty Pirate using the kitty charm head from Doodlecharm cartridge and the pirate outfit from Teddy Bear Parade.  I put this together in Cricut Craftroom but you can do this with any Cricut machine and these cartridges.
All of the pieces were cut out of white card stock and colored with Distress markers and inks and some metallic markers for the hook and blade.  The bear body and clothes were cut at 3 inches and the head was cut at 1 1/2 inches   I tried to give my Kitty a Pirate smirk with a wink and a smile.

To make the moose I used the dog head charm from Doodlecharms cartridge and Teddy Bear Parade for the Leprechan outfit.   The Moose antlers came from

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Amy

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