Showing posts with label Create a Critter 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Create a Critter 2. Show all posts

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Spinner Card

My DH sighs when another Product Release video from Jennifer McQuire pops in my mailbox and I start "Ooohing and Ahhhhing."  But, my reaction was different this week when I saw the Mama Elephant stamps and dies and the spinner card Jennifer had created.  "I can do THAT with my Explore!" I cried and DH sighed but with relief this time.   Here it is:-

I was so pleased that the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge blog decided to continue for a while and I was determined to participate in the Turkey and Canadian Thanksgiving challenge.  Coming up with something a little bit different from the inspirational projects offered by the DT was difficult until I saw the spinner card and envisioned a turkey revolving in the card!

I cut the card base from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 but in resizing the card I stretched the circular window.  I used the Hide Contour button to delete it and sliced another circle using the shapes button.  I used the circle that sliced from the card to create two circular frames for inside and outside the card.  These frames hide the knots that attach the thread that spins the turkey.

I cut the turkey from Autumn Celebrations.  One of the images is mirrored in the Edit panel and then adhered together over the thread.   (Who needs two stamps and dies? Haha!)  The pumpkins come from Create a Critter 2 and are contoured and shaded with my markers to add dimension.

The sentiment also comes from Create a Critter and the cooked turkey inside the card comes from Simply Charmed.   I embossed the front of the card with a Darice folder called Fall Leaves because it features lovely maple leaves.

If you'd like to try this card, my file reference number is:-

Thanks for visiting with me today and I hope all my Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  : ) Christine

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Treat Baskets

This past week has seen a 'down sizing' event chez nous!  We traded in our Denali RV for a smaller Lance Camper - now named Elsie (LC  yes?)  : )   One of my criteria in selecting Elsie, was that she has a large enough dinette table to craft on and handy electrical sockets to plug in the Explore.  Despite being perfect in this way, storage in Elsie is a little tight and I have had quite the time fitting everything in ready for our first trip next week.

I found time to make the monthly treats for the children at OHM.   This year I used a little egg shaped basket from SVG Cuts enhanced with glitter card stock and tulle ties.

On the back, I added a stitched die tag from Simon Says Stamp, and a print-then-cut bunny from Create a Critter 2.   Cute!   As I laboriously stamped the Happy Easter sentiment on the tags, I dreamed about the day (coming soon!) when this task would be super easy thanks to the Misti

 Thanks for visiting with me today and enjoy your Spring Break!   : ) Christine

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