October 6, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi, This is Lisa from http://craftylam.blogspot.com/  I have the honor of being a guest blogger on Sweet Sassy Diva's Blog! How exciting! Here is a project I created using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge that was offered by Close To My Heart...

Items used for this project:

Red cardstock from Recollections "Essentials" 12x12 paper pack

Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad along with the Celebrations Stamp Set from CTMH

Scotch brand Quick Dry Adhesive glue

Stickles in: Crystal, Gunmetal and Silver as well as Red from Studio G

Unfinished photo frame from Michael's 6"x4"

Zebra & White w/Black striped paper from DCWV's "All Dressed Up" matstack

Argyle paper from DCWV's "The Glitter Mat Stack"

Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones

And, of course, The Art Philosophy Cartridge

Let's begin.....

Trace the frame with a pen or pencil, then cut. (Or, if you are confident enough, use a cutting knife/blade to cut out using the frame to trace.) Also remember to trace the interior part so that you will have room for your photo.

Using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart I cut the above flowers. The 3 left ones are cut at 3" and the top 2 right ones are cut at 2.5" and the bottom right is cut at 2.75".  The upper left (zebra flower) and the bottom right (argyle flower) are cut using the following buttons: (shift), (font) and (Fleur de Lis)  button  shown on page 68 of the handbook. The upper right (white/black stripe flower) and the bottom left (Argyle flower) are both cut using the following buttons: (shift), (font), and the (cupcake) button found on page 70 of the AP handbook.  The middle left (white/black flower) is cut using the (shift) and (font) buttons along with the (cupcake)button found on page 70 of the handbook.  The last flower, middle right was cut using: (shift), (font) and the (semi-circle) button found on page 69 of the AP handbook.  Next curl your flowers using either a pencil, piercing tool or a quilling tool to roll them up. Make sure you curl them with your pattern on the inside so when you loosen the flower, the pattern will show from up top.

Here are the flowers after I rolled them all up and added Stickles to the edges.  I added "Crystal" to the 1st 3 flowers. I added Studio G's red to the pointy tipped middle right flower. Gunmetal was added to the bottom left flower. Silver was added to the bottom right flower.  While the flowers finished drying, I took the time to take a small sanding block from Close to My Heart and sanded the exterior and interior edges of the red cardstock on the frame.

Almost done! I decided to add 2 of the bling stickers from the Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones set towards the top to give this frame a little bling and a Princess-like touch.  Flowers are drying.

Close up of the Stickled flowers on the left.

 Close up of the Stickled flowers on the right.

Project Completed!!!!

This finished project will be given to my lovely daughter who turns 12 in just 3 weeks!

If you would like to order the cricut cartridge or this stamp set, please send an email to Click Here! and I will send you an invite to my CTMH party.


Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Very cute. LOve those flowers and love the red, black and white color scheme. Congrats on being a guest designer.

Daynene said...

I love this, it is just so gorgeous. Love the stickles on the flowers. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

JustMeJustina said...

Gorgeous love this!! I love that I have the stuff to do this too!!! So going to scraplift!


Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

BEAUTIFUL frame :-) Absolutely LOVE those flowers!!! :-)

Kim Ricketts said...

How cute!!! My favorite color combos too! I am sure your daughter will love this. Great job on the flowers! I need to try some and add stickles!


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