Welcome to the March My Pink Stamper Blog Hop!
If you arrived from Kristal's Blog (she was our Guest Designer tonight--so nice to have her) you are in the right place. If you are just visiting HELLO
or if you are looking for the Everyday Cricut Day 5 Post
keep scrolling down, but not until you find out how you can join in the Blog Hop Challenge with us :)This month our challenge is to use Spring Colors and any My Pink Stamper Stamp Set(s).
I decided to use the new Florals Embellished Cricut Cartridge and a few different My Pink Stamper sets. I will list them all at the end. I figured nothing says spring more than bright colors with flowers, birds and butterflies!
No patterned paper or fancy techniques. Believe it or not, I didn't even use my Gypsy--just my good old Cricut! My daughter set the shot below up for me. I was doing it and they kept falling over and she said "Mom, just let me do it okay??"
I think she did a fabulous job!
I think she did a fabulous job!
I decided I wanted to use some Cuttlebug folders for the background, so my first step was to decide on the size of my images to fill the space on the cards. I used regular white copy store cardstock and did a few test cuts of my shadows to determine the size. I do this quite often instead of wrecking good paper.After my sizes were determined I decided to cut all my shadows in black first hoping they would fit on one page. If you notice in the picture below all the shapes cut in black fit in fine, but when I went to do my last flower it told me there wasn't enough room. Okay--here is my big tip for this project. Use Portrait size if you know there is enough room on the paper to do the cut but the Cricut tells you no. That is because the Cricut is measuring the image by height and the height won't fit, but the width will. I placed the white flower back on the mat to help you see it. Just reload your mat and put on the Portrait mode. As a matter of fact, I finished my whole project in Portrait mode. Sometimes I like to look directly what is cutting instead of sideways and Portrait mode makes that happen.
Next, I cut out all my pieces for the cards and kept them together.
I the left over paper from the cuts through the Cuttlebug to make my mats for the cards. I used the trimmer and hand cut some along the edges after they were done.
Cricut Cartridge Used: Florals Embellished
My Pink Stamper Stamps Used: Music Speaks, More Faithful Sayings, Buggy Punnies, Christmas Wishes and Everyday Life
Cuttlebug Folders Used: Heritage Companions x 2, Scrollwork
That's it! I really love this cartridge and can see using it over and over! Robyn's sets have such variety that it was quick and easy to pick sentiments. I think these cards would make great gift sets and plan to make many.
***GIVE-AWAY NOW CLOSED***
Want to win one of the My Pink Stamper Sets I used in the project today? Just leave a comment on THIS post by Sunday at 10:00 pm Central Time with your contact information and I will pick one lucky winner of the Buggy Punnies set with Random.orgNow make sure you go back to My Pink Stamper and play along in the challenge with us!
I can't wait to see your creations :)
If you missed anyone on the list or want to start at the beginning here is the Blog Hop order.