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July 12, 2012

Cricut Couple on The Bug Bytes...

Hey Ya'll,
Bobby here from Cricut Couple.  Have you ever been in one of those places where you hit a brick wall with creativity?  You go the your craft space, sit in your chair, look at all the amazing things you have been blessed with and then NOTHING???  I think part of it goes with a super busy life right now and the other comes with getting a little too organized.  We just remodeled our craft room and it's wonderful... we are very blessed... but I am finding it a little more difficult to create without my chaotic mess that I had before.  Hee! Hee!  So... what can you do?  This is something I tried and I hope it helps you out too...

I found a wonderful paper stack on clearance at Hobby Lobby called Fashionista by Graphic 45.  I simply took a couple of papers out of the stack, got back to basics with my craft knife and the wheels started turning.  I was able to cut a few things of inspiration from the Cricut and add a couple of stamps for sentiments and VIOLA!  28 Beautiful Birthday cards for the stash!

I am sharing a few here today, but have all of them over on my blog if you are interested in looking around.
 For this one, I used CTMH AP for the oval, flourishes and roses.  I used some beautiful striped ribbon from Stampin-Up.  The lady on the front is cut with a craft knife from one of the beautiful patterned papers.
 For this one, I used CTMH AP for all of the shape cuts.  The lady on top was cut by hand and then I used Liquid Glass on the round part of this shape and it really makes the lady in the picture stand out.  I also used Glitter Glue on the scallops of the red oval and on the corners of the floral mat as accents.
 This is a 6x6 eisle card.  I used CTMH AP for the cuts.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the red lacy piece on the bottom.  The lady is cut by hand and so is the stamped sentiment.  The Happy Birthday is an old CTMH stamp called Gracious Greetings.
 This is the inside of the card.  You can see that I used lots of 3D adhesive to pop all the layers and added some beaded lace across the top.
 For this one, I used patterned paper.  Since there are two sheets in the stack, I cut the lady leaning around the sign from one and then left the other in tact and used it for a background mat.  The cuts are from CTMH AP.  Instead of putting the scalloped oval around the sentiment oval, I turned it the other way to look like a frame around another lady on the background mat.  I also added some liquid glass to the ladies eyes, lips and jewelry to make it stand out a little more.
 The next one is very simple.  I just used this beautiful paper in it entirety for the background and simply added the oval sentiment in the center with a bow.  The paper is so striking that it really makes the card on its own.
 This one is another eisle card.  I cut some of the flowers from a scrap of paper and used it in the bottom right corner.  I used a perfume label with 3D adhesive and added a card shape that was in the paper pack.  The stamp in this one is from the CTMH AP collection.
 For this last one, I used Splish Splash Lite Cricut Cartridge and cut the perfume bottle.  I used some metallic gold paper for the accent pieces of the bottle.  I also hand cut a perfume label from the stack and added it to the bottle.
As you can see, it's still there.  Sometimes you just have to have a little inspiration to find it.  So... rather than playing with something, I thought that maybe a little encouragement would be helpful.  If you find yourself sitting in your craft space wondering what to make and getting frustrated with yourself... just pick something beautiful and go back to basics.  Get out that old stamp set, that old craft knife or anything that made you fall in love with paper crafting in the first place.  It's all there and it's all fun, so go for it.  Afterall, what do you have to loose?  Everyone can always add more to their stash, right?  Hee! Hee!

Thanks so much for visiting The Bug Bytes today.  Thanks so much for Pam for letting me share too!  If you want to check out the rest of the fashionista cards, feel free to visit me over at Cricut Couple anytime!  We would love to hear your comments today.

4 comments :

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I have been trying to figure out how many of these lovely card you made... 28, that is amazing as each one is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us today.

Pam said...

Oh WOW! Look at all these cards. They are all so awesome. Just love them all. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

Michelle said...

These cards are simply beautiful. TFS.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! And these are as a result of creative block?? WOW!

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