Friday, April 23, 2010

JBC #8 and some extras!

Happy Friday everyone! What a beautiful morning we're having in lovely Chilliwack BC. I have a few projects to share with you this morning. The first is from a card sketch in the go to sketches magazine from papercrafts. This is the perfect card not only for a man but also to use up your scraps. Could you ask for more? Super easy and fast!

Supplies: Cardstock: SU Patterned: DCWV, SU Rub-ons: SU

The next one is OCC12 sketch challenge. I just came upon this blog and I know it will become a fav!

What a cute sketch!
Supplies used: Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned: DCWV, Swiss dots embossing folder, stickles, marvy punches, SU ribbon, Stamp Set: SU

And last but not least, my favorite of the day, and #8 in my Just Because Cards Series, the Sheep cut! How cute is he! I LOVE this paper I picked up from Reminisce, how perfect is it! I love,love, love it! Sad how a card can bring so much joy to my heart:) Hopefully some of you out there can relate!

Okay so this card is cut at 5 1/4 inches but the sentiment seemed to overwhelming for the card at that size, so I recut the sentiment at 4 inches. Much better. My sheepy got the royal treatment with some DCWV glitter paper.

I also wanted to pass on a little cricut tip for all who are maybe newer to their cricuts. I wanted to make sure I got two cards out of my 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock so in order to maximize my space, I used the fit to page function. I often use this when I want one image to be as big as possible on my card/layout but did you know you can use it for multiple images? So here's what you do...
1. Move your blade over to the top corner of your cardstock and press the set paper size button.
2. Press the cut that you want (in this case the sheep card base). As many times as you want out of that sheet. (in this case 2)
3. Your screen should look like this: (sheep)(sheep).
4. Make sure your fit to page button is on
5. Cut away! Your cricut will determine and cut the largest size possible for the two card bases on your sheet. I love this for not wasting cardstock.
Hope that helps someone and have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for that tip!
    It is very useful, I have been using my cricut for about 2.5 years and didn't know that. :) Every day you lern something new...Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

  2. Love the card for OCC Sketch...that embossing and ribbon are yummy! Thanks for playing along!

  3. You've been having a great time being creative I can see! Thanks for joining us for the OCC Sketch challenge this week!

  4. I just LOVE the card you made for the OCC challenge this week ~ I'm partial to the colours and to scalloped circles :o)

  5. Love your OCC card, it is so pretty.