Friday, January 9, 2015

Jan 2015 blog hop

Happy New Year Everyone, Welcome to our monthly blog hop, our hope is to inspire you to make your own creations.  
I am learning how to use the NEW Explore Cricut machine. I want to share how you can take a card from your CTMH Cricut cartridge and completely change it to suit your needs.   

This card was made the way "Artfully Sent" meant it to be
The swing card on page 25 in the "Artfully Sent" cuts out a separate Happy Birthday that you glue onto the swing part of the card.

 This card was cut out right on the card and I removed the fancy base.  New items on this card are Heartstrings paper, white shimmer trim and puffy stickers.   

This is the inside of the card, the box is a scene card on page 50.  This is what started me on this project.  The original cut has a santa hat coming out of the box. I was able to remove that and I cut out balloons  to have them coming out of the box. The white balloons could have the person's age on it.  
This card was made using the Explore.

I decided to add a cupcake to the top of the card. With the Explore I brought the three cupcakes onto the screen and placed  one on top of the card until I was happy with the size.  I cut these with  our new Heartstrings paper.  Love it!
This is the page you can find the swing card.  If I can figure out how to share the file, I would be happy to do that.  

Now hop on over to Krista's blog and see what wonderful things she has created.

If you get lost, here is the list of bloggers:

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      Krista Hershberger 

      Betty Locco          

      Cindy     Leek       

      Marie Flayer         

      Nancy Brown       

      Nickie Hoffer            

     Helen Gullet            

      Crystal Davis             
      Andrea Sherman        

       Lori Meadows          

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