Saturday, March 27, 2010

First official project

I told you the other day that I did my first official craft project using my Cricut. I've actually used it quite a bit but just playing around trying to get it all figured out. I've cut a lot of different things from plain cardstock that I may eventually use but at the moment who knows.
I saw a tutorial on Christine's blog JAZ creations and I fell in love with the idea. Of course I fall in love with lots of ideas and have good intentions of getting back to them and actually making them. THIS time I actually did. I've been bringing home garbage from work again, a.k.a. art material. I started saving corrugated cardboard to use for this project.
I won't bore you with all the details. If you want to make something like this you can check out Christine's tutorial. Here's what I made.

26 comments:

  1. That is one very gorgeous card! Love the colors, textures and design. Very Nicely done!

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  2. You did a good job with this one. It looks very natury, which is something I always like.

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  3. Gad, how do you that? Very pretty and creative - I have not a creative bone in my body...I am so envious!

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  4. Very nice, Ann!! What an interesting new tool to make such incredible cut-outs!!

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  5. Love it! Is that spray paint or chalk? I guess either would work.

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  6. Ann, I love that. It has such an earthy feel and a wonderful message. Oh, how I wish I could create something like that. You are one talented gal.

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  7. LDH thank you very much.

    Ratty thanks, it does have a natury feel to it

    Grace, thanks so much. I just started playing and that's what it turned into

    WillOaks the worst part is that once I cut the shapes out my brain has to figure out what to do with them

    Buggys, I started with acrylic paints in several different colors and just sponged it on.

    Poetic Shutterbug thank you. I bet you could do it, you're quite talented yourself.

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  8. Oh I love it! You did a wonderful job and using the cardboard gives it such a great texture and dimension!

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  9. Wow! Superb!
    I love both the design and the message! Thank you for this wonderful craft. I am inspired. :D
    Two thumbs up! ^_^

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  10. Ann, this card is fabulous. I love it! Great message and I love how you placed the flowers and butterfly!

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  11. Yeah, it's well overdue.


    SHOW OFF!!!

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  12. I LOVE IT!! That is amazing! the flowers are wonderful and make me wish mine were blooming - oh wait - I have to plant them first :)
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  13. Beaded Tail thank you, I think that by using the free cardboard I was less afraid of messing things up and so just went at it. I have a bad habit of buying things for a project then never starting because I'm afraid I'll screw it up...lol

    Junezach thanks for the great review. I appreciate it

    Duni Thanks, I'm never quite sure where to put things, and I tend to either end up with a mess or something highly over done.

    FishHawk, thanks, i think :)

    Audrey I wish mine were blooming too. I don't usually plant new ones I just wait to see what comes up from years past. Very rarely do I buy annuals. I think it's because I'm so cheap...lol

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  14. Oh Ann, that turned out fabulous!!! Love it!

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  15. This is SOOO Pretty!!!!! Just don't know how you come up with these things!!
    Beautifully Done Miz Ann!!!
    hughugs

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  16. This is the coolest! Nicely done, Ann.

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  17. Looks great! I always wanted one of those things :)

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  18. Christine, thanks, I owe you a big thank you for the inspiration

    Donna, thanks, I wish I could take credit for it all but I get my ideas from other people. I don't know that I have an original thought in my head.

    Me-Me thank you very much

    Alterity Button Jewelry thanks. You are talking about the cricut and not the cardboard right?...lol

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  19. Very cute! I can see why you like that thing so much!

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  20. I LOVE cardboard too! Your idea is really gorgeous ... love love love!!

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  21. I have no clue what a cricut is, but I guess I could Google it. That looks pretty cool though so I know it's gotta be one of your crafting tools, I really like your creativity.

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  22. Wow you did an awesome job!!

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  23. I love it. Such a great statement piece. You really should think about setting up an Etsy shop now. It takes a little bit of time but you def have the talent and the proper equipment now.

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  24. Sheri, thanks, yes I do like it lots

    Vickie thanks, cardboard is just so versatile.

    Jude yep it's my newest crafting tool from my daughter.

    Gayle, thank you very much

    Lenox knits why thank you. I have thought about the Etsy thing but I just haven't quite made that move yet.

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