Monday, March 7, 2011

Guest Designing for Everyday Cricut....Day 1

Hi Everyone! I am taking a one week break from Bitten By The Bug 2 (my apologies to my Design Team Girls there--I'll be back next week for sure) because I am the Guest Designer this week for Everyday Cricut. 
Please join me there for projects everyday this week. 
I will have a give-a-way at the end of the week here on my Blog--so make sure and check back then.

 I had so much fun in October when I spent the week Guest Designing for Everyday Cricut and I thank Joy and Melanie for having me back again now :)
Actually, I think Joy and Melanie just needed a break to recover from their cruise, LOL! 
Did anyone notice that I'm not cruising and doing alot of Guest Designing for people on Cricut Cruises???!! I am hoping they all had a FABULOUS time!
Just kidding--let's get started with our project for today. 
I decided to keep this one pretty simple to start out. Mother's Day is coming so I thought I make a card and be READY!
I just received Kate's ABC's and I just LOVE it! I thought this would make a perfect Mother's Day card. No difficult techniques, just some great cuts.
To make the frame and card base, I used the Lovely Floral Cricut Lite cartridge. I hid contour on the inside square of the cut and welded the card base together on my Gypsy. For the pink frame, I just decreased the size of the base and cut it out without hiding any of the contours. I ran the frame through the Cuttlebug with the Plum Blossoms Embossing Folder. As you can see in the picture above, I sometimes do some crazy things to get it all embossed. In this case after I was done, I just put the corners back in without rolling it all the way in. This is my plea to Provo Craft--PLEASE make a BIG Cuttlebug and folders :)
The only other thing I did to personalize it a little was to weld MOM into the purse top layer with my Gypsy.
I added some "pearls" with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White and Stickles in Lime on the Hat.
I hope you enjoyed my simple card.
I'll be back tomorrow with a project with my Imagine.
See you tomorrow!

Cricut Cartridges Used: 
Lovely Floral = Card Base @ 5.77" x2 welded and 5.42" for the frame
Kate's ABC's = Purse/Hat/Shoe image @ 2.16"
Celebrate With Flourish = Happy Mother's Day @ 1.74
Paper Line (Clouds) = Imaginisce Enchanted Mini Pad
Cuttlebug Folder = Plum Blossoms
Viva Decor Peal Pen = Ice White
Stickles = Lime


  1. oohh.. the first to comment. wow! I LOVE your card!! I too wish for a bigger cuttlebug!! LOVE all the details on the card! can't wait to see more from you!

  2. Wow! Love your blog! Such a cute card! TFS!

  3. OOHHH, thank you for being 'on top' of things. I love planning ahead and being ready. The MD card is so darn cute!

  4. Ohhhhh, any mom would love a hand-made card, just like this one! I'm going right out to go buy me some of those pink "warm" fuzzies!

  5. So super cute! I just bought the Viva Pearl Pen and you did a great job - it can be tricky to get the dots all the same size! Also, I agree - let's all beg Cuttlebug to make it bigger! I'd love it in a full 12x12 size for some of my layouts! I'm your newest follower!

  6. What a wonderful Card! This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see what comes next!

  7. Your card is sooo pretty! Love the Viva Decor pearls! I should start makiny a card for my takes me FOREVER! :-) TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

  8. Hi Maria, I'm new to your site - came over from Everyday Cricut, with Melanie and Joy. Thank you for stopping by this week and showing all of us your talents!

    I love your card! It is so pretty - and the Viva Decor Pearls are gorgeous. Would be nice to have a larger CuttleBug, too!

    I'm looking forward to a wonderful week over at Everyday Cricut!

    Blessings, Donna

  9. Hi! I came over from Everyday Cricut! Love your card! I have to get some of those Viva Decor pens! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  10. I saw what you did as a guest on Everyday Cricut, so I have stopped by for a visit and now I am a follower.

  11. Hi. Saw your great card on Every Day Cricut and now I will be a follower. Love the card and am afraid I'll have to get another cartridge. Love the cuts you did.

  12. Such a pretty and fun design! I came over from Every Day Cricut. Now, I am going to explore your other designs :)

  13. Awesome card!! I, too, came over from Every Day Cricut and I am loving your blog!!
    I've never used the Viva pens before--I think you may have just enabled me--er--convinced me that I need them in my stash!
    Thank you!!

  14. Beautiful. WHen I need to emboss a larger piece of paper, I use my Bigshot with the Sizzix plates...they are much bigger! TFS Bug Hugs.

  15. I came over to see your blog from Everyday Cricut. TFS.

  16. Beautiful card!!! Your work is great!!

  17. i just love your card i was looking for the pearl pen for ever thanks for the info. i really never visited blogs until lately and i just love finding all these talented people. you are awesome thanks for sharing. i found you thru everday cricut which i just checked out this last wk so much talent thanks again

  18. What a gorgous card!! I loved everything...just wish I had a gypsy! I can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!

  19. Very pretty card. Love your directions, very detailed! I'm with you on the need for a bigger Cuttlebug--keep on 'em!

  20. Lovely, thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  21. Beautiful card Maria, thanks for sharing! Also, like your detailed instructions.

  22. Maria, I could just spend all day surfing through you most wonderful designs. You are so so so talented, my dear design team sister.

  23. Your projects are gorgeous. Such talent. If I had to pick one it would be the Mother's Day Card. I can't make them anymore and I miss my Mom every day.

  24. beautiful card i love what u did with the frame.

  25. Really sweet, Maria! ANother project with Kate's ABC's! I'm off to shop! I think I'm finally caught up. Fabulous projets ALL week LONG! You're AMAZING, girlfriend! xxD


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