Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Scrap Chick Card Shapes and Windows

Hello Friends!!! My. . .I sure was busy yesterday! I've been in a serious crafty mood! Big time! I am so in love with my Cricut Expression and Sure Cuts A Lot 2 program. . .I think, other than my Copics, they've been the best crafting investment I've made . . well, more like my husband. LOL! My husband gave me the Cricut and SCAL2 program for Christmas and honestly, I really had no real desire to have the Cricut. I thought about the cost of buying all the cartridges and well, I've already spent way too much on crafting stuff already. . .I didn't think I wanted to buy any more expensive stuff.

Anyway. .. my husband did some "research" and bought the SCAL2 program along with my Cricut. He knew about SCAL2 before I did. LOL! Now, with the SCAL2 program I have more versatility so that I can use various cutting files and not have to buy so many cartridges which are so expensive. I must say, I am really blessed to have a husband who really puts in a lot of thought into my crafting needs and always being so supportive of everything that I do!!!

Well. . .let's get down to business. Do you see all the shaped cards? Well, I created them using the cutting files by My Scrap Chick!!! If you like creating boxes, shaped cards, and cards with windows, you'll love the "30 Boxes and More" set. Wow. . .you'll receive 30 box templates/files, 12 shaped card files, and 12 Window/frame files!! The possibilities are endless with this set!!

With this card, I decided to use the Circle Scallop file and Bracket Window file. You can use any window so you can basically create a ton of different cards. I love it! I decided to suspend the heart by using the "Heart Window File" and attaching a string to hang the heart.

Card Details:

Stamps: SU Matchbox Messages
Papers: K&Co designer paper
Ink: SU Real Red, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Accessories: My Scrap Chick 30 Boxes and More set, Grosgrain ribbon, Fa lala button, embroidery floss

With this card, I used the Square Scallop Half Scallop card shape file and the oval window file. The half lace has the eyelet lace in the front and regular scallop (without the holes) in the back. I used Scribbles Iridescent Paint to create the dots.

Card Details:

Stamps: SU Belle Blossoms
Paper: K&CO Designer paper, SU Pretty In Pink, Sage Shadow
Ink: SU Real Red, Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Accessories: My Scrap Chick 30 Boxes and More set, Prima Flowers, button, Prima Flower

With this card, I used the Square Scallop Shaped Card and Heart Window files. I also used the same heart window file to create the small hearts on my card.

Card Details:

Stamps: SU Belle Blossoms
Paper: DCWV Designer Paper, SU Cool Caribbean, More Mustard
Ink: Scribbles Iridescent Paint
Accessories: My Scrap Chick 30 Boxes and More set, SU ribbon, Ric Rac, Lace, designer pin, charm

Before I go, I wanted to answer a question that Hope had on my previous post. I couldn't email her back because she is set as no reply and she doesn't have a blog. She asked how I created the even edge when distressing my cards. Well, I use a "Sponge Dauber" rather than a large sponge or directly rubbing ink from the ink pad. Using the sponge dauber allows an even distribution of ink to the edge of the card stock and more control of the amount of ink applied.

She also asked what are the width of the ribbons that I use on my cards. . ..most of my ribbon size are 1/2" to 5/8". Once in a while I'll use 1/4" and 1" but not too often.

Anyway. . .stop by My Scrap Chick and check out all the fabulous cutting files. My Scrap Chick provides files for most cutting machines as well as png files if you want to hand cut the shapes and images.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Thursday!!!


Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh Maria! how Beautiful!



StampinCathy said...

WOW Maria! Your cards are just stunning and so inspiring. Love the style and all the details and bling you added. I just love your creative style.

Tammy said...

Fantastic Maria!
You are always blowing me away with your talent.

Rita said...

Fabulous Cards Maria! Looking forward to seeing all that you can do with the cricut & I'm sure it will all be are one special creative lady!!!


Cher said...

Those cards are oh SOOOOO VERY GORGEOUS!! The Thank You care is one of the best cards I've ever seen. I LOVE it! Thank you for your inspirations.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning Maria! These window cards are such a great idea & all your classy details are oh so gorgeous!

Jen said...

Awesome Creations, Maria!!! Just lovely!!! Big Big Smiles...


Smita said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the paper and the shapes...

Becky said...

I just love these.. Love the shapes and the details are awesome.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous window cards Maria! Love the shapes and all the gorgeous embellishments! :o)

Cami said...

OMG Maria, these cards are awesome! You are really having fun with your SCAL2 program and I can see why. It must be so much easier to cut different shapes and designs. But, it's all the DPs and your embellishing ideas that make for great cards. Your dots are so perfect...mine come out like mini Dairy Queen's! LOL! Love these! Hugs, Cami

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