Thursday, October 27, 2011

My K.I.S.S. Philosophy!

Well we have heard the KISS philosophy mean a number of things.  Here is my philosophy.

K - Keep
I - It
S - Srap
S -Simple

So like many of you I get behind in my card making and then I feel like whaaa I have to get a card made.  So here was my solution.

I have a greeting that is high instead of long.  For my KISS  card, Start with double side paper.  Mine is chocolate on one side and cream on the other.   Cut a standard card shape, cut a strip off the cover for your greeting to display.  Cut a pattern paper to go over the cover.

This is card is not only simple but is very easily a masculine card as well.  Use your pattern paper to display the mood of the card and use you saying to compliment it.  Birthday pattern paper with birthday saying, baby pattern paper with a welcome baby greeting.

You can also turn this card so it opens upwards and you can use a wide saying.

By keeping a very simple stock card on hand you will always be prepared and you can still have the personal touch when sending a card without a long design time.

So KISS Keep It Scrap Simple...

Scrappingly yours!


Monday, October 24, 2011

I love my Gypsy!

Yeah!  I finally did a project with my Gypsy...Love It!

I want to give you the highlights and advantages of the Gypsy.

     a)   You can 'Layer' each step of your projects this allows you to put each paper color on a different layer which makes cutting easy.
     b)   You can see the entire project.  what your vision is before your start cutting.
     c)    You can see and adjust the measurements (size) at a touch.

I am generally not a Halloween person, but I have a grandson and a great niece, so I will probably find holidays as an excuse the craft them something.

Below is the Halloween card I made.

     Layer 1 had the frame and the leaf
     Layer 2 had the pumpkin and the saying

I really liked that I was able to get the correct size of the leaf by magnifying the display.  Normally I probably would had cut 3 to 5 sizes trying to get the correct one.

I love the flexibility of designing while I am in another room, watching TV or on the go riding with my husband.  This will ultimately save me time, paper and frustration. 

This is one of the best tool purchases I have made.  People should really evaluate making this purchase when buying any cricut cutter.

My only regret, not buying it when I originally purchased my expression.  Amazing!

Scrappingly yours,


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Something new for a wedding

Hi all,

Here is the news.  I have received my Cinch and my Gypsy, but have been so busy that I have not had a chance to use them.  So those project posts will be happening later.  But it has been long enough and I have a fund idea to post.

So my hubby and I attended a wedding recently, it had some really cute ideas that I had never seen before.  They planted a tree together instead of a unity candle.  The had a nature theme.  Some of you may have seen this before but I hadn't and thought it was adorable, so on to the project.

Their Guest Registry was actually a picture of a tree.  The limbs were reaching and had no leaves.  It was large enough that it would be really easy to frame.  Here was the really cut part.  They had punches of flowers and leaves scattered around a table.  The flowers and leave were punch out of sticky paper. 

The guest were to right their names on a leaf or flower, peel and stick on the tree where ever they like.  The finish product was adorable.


Now she ordered this online, it was not my idea or hers.  But it was too cute for a crafter to let pass by.

So crafters, here is a challenge for you, anyone think they can make one using their Cricut?  I would love to see your work  send it to me and I will post it on my blog.  Please share which carts and product you used. 

Part two of the challenge.... Come up with your own take.  What unique idea can you come up with for a Wedding Guest Register.

Anyone interested?

Scrapingly yours,