This card was made with my Cricut. I used the new CRICUT LITE
Cartridges that are made exclusively for Wal-Mart.
The Label on this card is made from the "Lacy Labels"
Cartridge. It has 50 different layered labels on it.
The golf bag is made with the "Celebrate with Flourish" also a
Cricut lite cartridge form Wal-Mart. It has 50 different
themed images from holiday seasons etc.
I embossed the bag with a textured plate & brushed some of Tim
Holtz distressed ink over the top to make it look better. I
also popped the bag up with pop up tape.
Cards always look better layered on a couple different colors.
The black flourished background is printed paper.
Tips & Hints
The more I stamp the more I love it. I'm from sunny Arizona.
This summer I was able to get out of the heat and spend some
time up in cool country. Fortunately that meant I had more
time to play with all my fun craft toys. I must say I've had a
ball. I can't get over how much I've learned too.
As I learn I'd like to share the tips learned with you. I've been stamping for years but I learn new things every single day! It's so exciting and so much fun. New wonderful products are always coming out that I fall in love with. I know, we all say that famous line "I'm not buying anymore!" but how can we resist
the neat things that come out??? They are just too fun!!
Here are a few of the products I've gotten that I've been
using and why I like them.
One of my latest MUST HAVES is the
new Fiskar cutter. You're probably saying...I have a ton of
cutters, that's the last thing I need. Well you only need this
one if you want to cut straight EVERY SINGLE TIME. It's the
Fiskar Sure Cut 01-005249- 12in. (It does come in bigger and
smaller sizes but I like the 12 inch). I can't even tell you how happy I have been with this cutter. Before this I could not cut straight. Maybe you don't have this problem but I sure did.
I just want you to know I'm not telling about these products
to sell them... I'm just telling about products I've bought
that I've really liked or disliked for one reason or another.
We crafters have to take care of one another.
I have the Cricut and the Cricut Expression. I bought the
Cricut...I liked it so much I wanted the bigger one. So I
ended up taking the smaller one up north and I use the heck
out of it up there. Some of the advantages to the Expression
(if you are thinking about buying one) are that it shows you
what you are going to cut before you cut it which really does
save on goofs and therefore paper. It also has a feature
(multi cut) where you can cut over the same project more then
once so everything is cut nice and clean which I use all the
time, and of course you can cut bigger things. The more
cartridges I buy the more I like it.
I have to tell you about something I just found at Michaels I
just LOVE. I found some books of tips for the Cricit by Annies Attic (see the amazon add below)that take you step by step into making cards and scrapbook
pages. They are so fun and give you so many cool ideas. For
people like me who use my cricut but could do so much more
with it, they are perfect!!! I love them!!!
Both are full of ideas and I bought them both. One is "Card
Making with Cricut" and the other is "Scrapbooking with
Cricut." It takes minutes to make a card from them and
seriously my head is exploding with ideas now for other
things. Also check out the new Martha Stewart Cake Cartridges.
Believe me they are not just for cake!! Awesome borders you
will love. My first one just arrived...so cool. I'm hoping the
price will go down! I have my eye on another one.
This card handcrafted by Mary Lynn
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Another MUST HAVE is the Cuttlebug Machine. I don't think you can craft without the Cuttlebug.
The Cuttlebug is one of the most versatile handy little machines a crafter can own. With Christmas coming up if you don't have one of these you should think about putting this on your list. It is the most wonderful little machine. With just the crank of the handle you can cut or emboss a piece of paper etc. and make your card look so amazing you won't believe your eyes. On top of that once you've made the initial (reasonable) investment to purchase your Cuttlebug basically all the dies and embossing folders are fairly reasonable and can be bought a little at a time. The embossing folders are beautiful and so many companies make them.
Most folders and dies from all companies fit the Cuttlebug making it a very handy machine to have especially for the price. (There are dies that are too wide for the Cuttlebug so you would have to use something like a Big Shot for these)
There are twelve girls in my stamping group and none of us would be without it.
I leave my Cuttlebug out at all times and use it constantly. Love, love, love it!!!
I'm so hooked on Tim's stuff. He just makes neat neat things.
I'm patiently waiting for his new "On The Edge" dies to hit
the stores. They really rock. If you have his current "On the
Edge" dies you know what I mean. I use them all the time on
everything!!! I love his Masks and...well I just love
everything he makes. If you have any questions or hints about
Tim Holtz stuff, I'm all ears. I have been using the silicone
sheet and his distress inks and I don't know how I ever got
along without them. His line is just so much fun to play with.
I got some of his new Mask sheets and I can hardly wait to
make some of my own masks now. All of Tim's products are
amazing and I am having an absolute ball playing with them.
I am far from an expert on Copics. I just recently started using them and I am crazy in love. I will never ever go back to regular markers. (except for maybe some line work etc.)
I spend tons of time watching tutorials and always wondered why people used copic markers. I noticed their work was awesome...but still, what were they talking about?? Then I
started checking it out myself and still wasn't ready to take the leap...but oh my their work was so beautiful. The price seemed high and I can't tell you how many sets of great markers I already have at home. I just couldn't do it. I studied this for a long time. Eventually I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a hand full of these markers just to see what all the fuss was about. I colored one bird and thought "Oh my!" I was hooked. The ink just flowed across the page and even though I'd been in a hurry and basically scribbled across the page it looked great. Wow! I took them to my stamp group meeting and let them try them and I have to confess I got several of them hooked too. They'd been saying the same thing I was, "I'm not buying any more markers!" I've had to apologize to them for getting them hooked too.....but their projects look 'WONDERFUL"
tips, tips, tips
I'll keep adding em to this site as I discover new tips, hints, or ideas. If you have tips or anything to share just let me know.
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