Quilling with the cricut (or scissors if you don’t have one!)

I am constantly amazed by the stuff you can make with the cricut. I was looking at the $50 paper fringers at the craft store the other day and wondered if I could make a file that I could cut with the cricut using SCAL software to make quilling fringe for flowers and guess what? I can. I used the geisha stamp from About Art Accents and this weeks sketch from 2 sketches4you for inspiration. Check out the flowers on this card:

Stamp: About Art Accents, Texture plate Fiskars

Stamp: About Art Accents, Texture plate Fiskars

It is easy too. Basically what you do is import my quilling fringe file into SCAL software and size it so you have 4 to 8 cuts per inch and copy and paste the file one or twice to get the length you want, draw a box from the shapes menu around the fringe column making sure the top and bottom of the box touch the quilling fringe, and cut. You will have 2 fringe strips. You can make longer or shorter fringes too, you can’t do that with a fringer!

How to use the quilling fring svg file

How to use the quilling fringe svg file

Here is the quilling fringe svg file and here is the SCUT file I made my flowers with. Download them both because you will need to have the svg file for the scut to work. Here is how to make the flowers. If you don’t have a cricut just cut a strip of paper and snip fringe on one side with scissors. If you have the multi blade scissors that people use to shred documents you can make quick work of it!

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They are really quick and fun to make. I made a bunch of white ones then dyed them with my homemade glimmer mist or you can simply cut them out of colored paper!

plain but pretty quilled flowers!

plain but pretty quilled flowers!

Thanks for stopping by. If you try this let me know how it turns out! Happy crafting!

I made a font!

..and don’t I feel clever! I made a cute little font filled with stick people, cupcakes, bugs and flourishes here is a preview:

Font designed by me! Linny's Stickfont Copyright 2009 Lindsay Weirich

Font designed by me! Linny's Stickfont Copyright 2009 Lindsay Weirich

I designed it to work with SCAL so you can cut the shapes with the Cricut…and low and behold it does! You can download Linny’s Stickfont here. Wow, that was fun, I think I’ll try it again sometime! Please let me know what you think as it is my first font! Have a great Sunday and happy crafting, and typing too!

Miss you card

A dear friend is moving away so a few days ago I sent her this:

Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Inkadinkado Paper: American Crafts, Cardstock: DCWV

Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Inkadinkado Paper: American Crafts, Cardstock: DCWV

How can you resist the cut ladybug with a suitcase? It is from Crafty Secrets. The paper is from American crafts and the blank Bingo Card is my design and you can download a sheet of 6 blank bingo cards here. I used my kaliadacolor rainbow pad to ink up the fun letter stamps from Inkadinkado (I love these stamps for this technique) then stamped “miss u” on the top of the bingo card. I use a lable maker for the “we will” and added a hit of sparkle wih my homemade dew drops. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wiiiiiiiiii!

Well, hubby ordered the Wii Fit gizmo and it arrived yesterday and I got a chance to try it last night. The good news: my weight and BMI are great! The bad news: I have the fitness level of a 46 year old, that wouldn’t be so bad except I’m only 32! Edit: I just did my workout and a new fitness test and I am now 32!!! I’m going to get back on it this morning and try to eek it down to a more youthful 40. Anyway, on to the cards!

Inch by inch this card is a cinch!

Inch by inch this card is a cinch!

Stamps: The Rubber CAfe, Die: Nestibilities

Stamps: The Rubber CAfe, Die: Nestibilities

Remember a few weeks ago I made some inchie mats and masks with my cricut? You can still download the freebie from this post. Well, I has all of these little 1″ squares left over and you know me, I couldn’t bear to throw away 1″ squares of paper so I lined them up into a box and stamped and colored them and used them in these cards. Yes, i know it would have been easier just to stamp, color then cut it up into 1″ squares but I like a challenge!

I used stamps from The Rubber Cafe: Large Paisley Dragonfly, Small Paisley Dragonfly, Lori Renn I Adore You, Paisley flower and Grass Edge on these designs.

Off to play with the Wii some more. Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

A Spring Star Decoration!

For many years I have wanted to try making a star book. I love the dimension these little books have but I never got around to it until yesterday.

Stamps: About Art Accents, Dies: Creative Cuts and More

Stamps: About Art Accents, Dies: Creative Cuts and More

I used 5 sets of Oval cutout cards from Creative Cuts and More to make this. I also used 5 pieces of 8 1/2″x5 1/2″ reddish pink cardstock. I stamped some of the pretty spring silhouette images from About Art Accents and heat embossed them in white on the reddish cardstock so they would show through the window then stitched the 3 pieces of the card together. I made 5 of these signatures (fancy technical term that means a group of paper in a book) then adhered them to each other at the edges with killer red tacky tape. I’ll have a full tutorial on the die cut diva blog in a couple of days. Here are a few more shots of the book:

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Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

Good deals on paper and fonts!

Just a quick post tonight (LOST is on in 15 minutes and a girl has her priorities!) but I will have a super cool project for you tomorrow. I wanted to pop in and tell you that the SIStv Boutique is having a huge sale on their paper, the stuff regularly .75 cents is 25 cents! Hambly overlays are a buck and their speciality paper is on sale too! There is some very cute Cosmo Cricket paper I may have to get! Sistv also has cool scrapbook shows that you can watch for free (new episodes this week yay!) and a few digital freebies to grab as well. Check them out here. As for the fonts I am a huge fan of the doodlebats by Lettering Delights ans they are having a sale over at scrapnfonts until next Tuesday. The doodlebats are great for cutting on the cricut if you have SCAL software or just printing to use like rubber stamps. I purchased DB Ladybird Notes, DBjournal Flourishes, DB Artsy, and DB flower Power. That adds to my large collection of doodlebatfonts! Sign up for the newsletter too so you can find out about sales and when they have freebies. It’s LOST time folks, see you tomorrow and happy crafting!

My free Cricut cartridges came today!!!

Minutes ago the fed-ex guy dropped off my cricut rebate cartridges that I sent for back in early January. I got My Community and Printing 101, With 3 kids in school I think they will come in quite handy! Since I got something free today I think I should give out a freebie too, pay it forward KWIM? I made this card inspired by this weeks sketch at 2 sketches 4 you and thought you might like the shaped card file so you can make one too if you have a cricut and Sure cuts a lot software:

stamps: Stampin Up!, Paper: MME, cupcake tag: Cricut

stamps: Stampin Up!, Paper: MME, cupcake tag: Cricut

Download the fancy bracket plate SVG here. Download the SCUT file with the bracket plate sizes, welded and ready to cut here. You can use the SVG to shape paper or make journal spots, very versatile, enjoy!

I borrowed my Moms Doodlecharms Cartridge and used it to cut the cupcake tag then backed it with pattern paper but you could do the same thing if you have a circle and cupcake punch.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

Isn’t this just cunnin’…

…cute, adorable? YES! the fabulous Denise designed this baby carriage treat box and let me try it out! I love this especially since my sister is pregnant, I don’t know if she is having a boy or a girl yet so I’ll have to hold back on making more for a bit!

Crafted by Lindsay Weirich, Die Cut: http://dscrapbookingroom.blogspot.com/, Paper: Stampin Up!, Georgia Pacific, Stamps: SU!, Inkadinkado, Texture Plate: Fiskars, Ink: Whispers

Crafted by Lindsay Weirich, Die Cut: http://dscrapbookingroom.blogspot.com/, Paper: Stampin Up!, Georgia Pacific, Stamps: SU!, Inkadinkado, Texture Plate: Fiskars, Ink: Whispers

This is a svg file that you can cut with your Cricut if you have Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software. Please visit Denise’s blog for more info on this file.

Card made with my Cricut and SCAL software, Stamp: SU!

Card made with my Cricut and SCAL software, Stamp: SU!

I also used SCAL to make this card, I welded 2 scallop circles together to make the base then ran the cardstock through my Big Shot with a Fiskars texture plate and inked the raised edges. The stamps are from Stampin Up! I scored the pretty ribbon at the Dollar Tree, they have tons of 6 yard rolls of organza, grosgrain and satin ribbon in gorgeous colors for a buck a roll! They look very similar to the SU! ribbon too.

What mom to be wouldn't love this?

What mom to be wouldn't love this?

That’s all for now, I have a few more baby treat box files to try out from Denise I’ll post them as soon as they are done. Til’ next time happy crafting!

Grab those watercolor markers!

“Copic, Copic, Copic!” Remember the episode of the Brady Bunch when the left out Jan whined “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”? Well, All I seem to hear about these days in the stamp coloring world is Copics,  they give beautiful results but I think we need to show our brush-tip watercolor markers some love too! Dust them off and try this fun technique!

Atamp: About Art Accents, Cardstock: Stampin up, PP: My Minds Eye

Atamp: About Art Accents, Cardstock: Stampin up, PP: My Minds Eye, tool: Scor-Pal

To get the multi colored image just find a solid Image stamp, this one is from the Anita Louise Musette 3 Silhouettes Plate from About Art Accents, and some water-based markers. I’m using, Le Plume, Stampin Up, Whispers and Tombow. If you don’t have any of those raid your kid’s art box for some Mr. Sketchies or Crayola. They may tend to bead up more than the grown up markers but often they work just as well :-) Also this works WAY better on Rubber stamps then clear since the marker ink will tend to bead up on the clear stamps, esp. the cheap ones.

select the stamp and markers you want to use

select the stamp and markers you want to use

Use your markers to color the rubber. I uses light tan on the face, blue on the clothes, brown for the hair and flower pot and green and pinks for the grass and flowers. Before you color put all of the markers on the table that you want to use and pick a few that look nice together. After it is colored breathe on the rubber to  moisten the ink and stamp!

color the rubber with the markers

color the rubber with the markers

Left Image: Rock and Roll, Right Image: Marker Colored and Stamped

Left Image: Rock and Roll, Right Image: Marker Colored and Stamped

I wasn’t sure how I would like this image colored so while I still had the stamp out I inked it up with aqua and rocked the edges in turquoise (rock and roll technique) and I love that look too! The wonderful think about silhouette style stamps is how quickly you can have a finished image! You can spend an hour coloring a line drawing (I enjoy that from time to time) but with this you are done in seconds and look how cute!

Stamp: AAA, Cardstock: SU, PP: MME, Flowers: Dollar Tree

Stamp: AAA, Cardstock: SU, PP: MME, Flowers: Dollar Tree

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday and as always happy crafting!

Creative Cuts & More March Challenge!

Do you like die cuts? Do you like fabulous prizes? Sure you do! Check out the contest over on the Die Cut Diva blog and you can win one of 3 gift certificates over at Creative Cuts and More for submitting your Love and Wedding themed projects! Swing by their blog for all the details. CC&M has more than just die cuts, they have goodies like glitter, flocking and bling to make your projects really shine but don’t wait because the contest ends April 15th!

Give it a try, I can’t wait to see your projects! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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