CricutDIVA Design Team

If you like what you see here, then you will excited about the news I am sharing with you now.

I have been chosen with several other wonderfully creative ladies to be part of CricutDIVA Design Team. So please come by and check us out. We are here to have fun, push our creative limits, learn some new tricks and inspire you. Come and let us inspire you to create and try new things. You could learn the one thing you need to take your projects to the next level.

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Projects start tomorrow so go follow the blog so you won’t miss a thing. As Areosmith’s song says “I don’t want miss a thing”.

 

 

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Blushing Bride

Here is another card that sparked inspiration. Love is in the air so far I have 3 weddings to go to this year and my best friend got engaged. What a better way to celebrate then making a beautiful card.

Bridal Card
Bridal Card

No sketch was used for this one either. I was looking at the freebies in Cricut Craft Room the other day and saw the Mother’s Day Card (04) and thought if I get rid of all the other elements around this silhouette, then that would make a beautiful bride. So I went in CCR and edited the image to remove the unwanted lines. Then I searched for a scalloped oval and sized it proportionally to the silhouette. I love how this turned out.

Bridal Viel
Bridal Veil

I added tulle and a flower to make a veil and head-piece. It was difficult attaching the tulle. I also added some beautiful lavender pearls around her neck.

pearls

Once I had cut out and put together the silhouette then I picked out the background paper and ran it through the Cuttle Bug for embossing. I used Swiss Dots, it is one of my favorite embossing folders.

Tip: When handling small piece like pearls or rhinestones it is helpful to have a set of tweezers on hand. I have more precision with the tweezer than just using my hand, as well as I do not smear the glue.

Have some FUN with embellishments, it can be just thing to set your project apart from the rest. Everybody likes a little bling.

Designed by: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machines & Tools used: Expression 2, Cricut Craft Room, Cuttle Bug, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Tweezers

Cricut Cartridges Used: Mother’s Day Card 04, Ultimate Creative Series (awesome all around cartridge, especially for beginners)

Other Supplies Used: Recollections Lavendar and Pearl White, Pearls, Tulle, Paper Flowers, and a pre-made card from Micheals

21st Birthday Card

Who doesn’t like a fun 21st Birthday card, for a man who isn’t interested in drinking. I had so much fun making this card.

21st Birthday Card
21st Birthday Card

There was no sketch used for this card. I was just looking through the freebies in Cricut Craft Room and so the “My Old Man” card and got inspiration for this card.

Process:

Once I put the card on my mat, I went in and edited the lines, I got rid of the words “My Old Man”. Once I did that I enlarged the card to make it, so that the mustaches would be the whole background, then I cut it with medium cardstock.

Mustache
Mustache

Once I  cut out the mustache I embossed it with D’vine Swirl Embossing folder. I also used the small foam squares to make the numbers, mustache and hat pop up off the card.

Top Hat
Top Hat

To add the finishing touches to the hat I used a white opaque marker to make the band.

Tips:

When doing a background like the one in this card use a a Zig 2 Way glue medium pen to get all the edges so that your design adheres smoothly to the base of the card. It is also a good idea to score your paper where you want to fold it first, because of the small cuts near the fold it makes it difficult to get a clean a crease.

I hope I gave you some inspiration. Remember that you are not alway stuck will all the lines on a certain cut, get creative and shake it up a little. Challenge yourself to make some thing totally different then what the design was intended for.

Designed By: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machine & Tools Used:  Cricut Expression 2 (E2), Cricut Craft Room, Cuttlebug, D’vine Swirl Embossing folder (Provo Craft)

Cricut Cartridges Used: My Old Man Card (Only available through CCR), Billionaire

Other Supplies Used: Bazzill (Black Tie), foam squares, opaque white marker.

Grandparents

Grandparents hold a special place in their grandchildren’s heart, from the very first sight. In this two-page layout I wanted to capture the essence of the first meeting. My favorite picture is the candid shot of my dad hold his first grandchild for the first time. It was such a special moment. You could feel the love in the room as we introduced her to the family. It is amazing what you can capture with a picture phone, when a camera is not available.

Grandparents Page 1
Grandparents Page 1
Grandparents Page 2
Grandparents Page 2

Process:

I don’t use sketches often,but here is my process. I based my design on the quote “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” ~Winnie the Pooh~ from there I knew I wanted to cut out Pooh (since he said the quote), Tigger (my favorite) and Eeyore (husbands favorite).

Eeyore
Eeyore

I divided the paper in half for the first page of the layout, then divided the second page was divided into fourths.I love the polka dot paper from The Paper Company, I wanted to add some fun color to the pages.To divide the secitions with Bazzil Double Scoop Mint Chip paper and Spool O’ Ribbon in Spring Green. The pictures were made to look they were hanging up, but using Doodle Bug sugar coated brads in yellow, and brown embroidery floss.

Hanging Picture Look
Hanging Picture Look

Tip: When adding embroidery floss to your photo graphs, use your Cricut tool kit and punch holes where you want to pull the string through first. Then use an embroidery needle to pull the floss through, tie it in 3 or 4 knots before pulling the tail through to the backside and tape it down.When putting it on the brad wrap the floss around the brad once so it will stay tight. I love how this turned out.

Designed by: Sierra Heath

Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Cricut E2, Cricut Tool Kit, Cricut Craft Room

Cricut Cartridge Used: Pooh Fonts, Cricut Alphabet (came with E2)

Other Supplies Used: Recollections Basic Paper Pack and Butterfly Wings, Doodle Bug Sugar Brads, Bazzil Paper, Embroidery Floss, The Paper Studio Paper, and Spool O’ Ribbon