Welcome to Just My Crafts and the Old School Cartridges Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Peggy at http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to INKING IT UP CRAZY and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with you using the older cricut cartridges. So get ready for some super fun projects and some fun giveaways along the way! After you have finished the hop, be sure to head on back to INKING IT UP CRAZY and create and link up a project of your own using one of your older cartridges. The older the better ;) Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!
For my project I decided to use New Arrival. I have never used this cartridge before, so I thought this would be the perfect cart to use. Shortly after I was asked to do this blog hop my step-daughter called me and preceded to tell me that she no longer needed me to go wedding dress shopping with her, I was taken back and then she said because I need you to help me get a nursery ready. I am so excited, this is grand baby number 6...for a 32 well I will be 33 when she has the baby. (HA HA my honey is 19 years older than me =)) So instead of planning a big wedding we are having a small one and focusing on the new arrival. So in anticipation of the newest member of our already large family I decided to make a card. I had to make it a little generic until we find out if it is a boy or a girl (fingers crossed). So I found this great easel card video that I found on Crafty Susy's Blog. It was a little challenging for me since I had to break out the Gypsy and I have never used it other than to link my cartridges to it. Let's just say what would take a person an hour at the most to do the project took me 2 days. I did the gypsy file saved it and then when I went back to it and it was no longer 3 layers but one layer. So I had to start over. And figuring out the paper was another thing that took me a while. All the paper I used came from my large stash. I do not know the names of the kind of paper since I bought most of it online from someone who was de-stashing their paper. To watch the video tutorial please go here: Crafty Susy's YouTube. Here are pictures of the steps I did after making the Gypsy file.
I figure if I find out if it is a girl I will add a pink bow to the hair and little earrings. Or a headband with a big flower. If it is a boy well I guess she will get it as is....LOL. I will add a sentiment inside before I give it to her. I sure hope she likes it.
|The first cut, the card base and the pop up base on plain white cardstock.|
|The cutting of the baby and his accessories.|
|The cut for the inside of the card|
|Score the baby where their heads connect|
|And then again at the neck|
|This is what it will look like after those scores are made.|
|I added some ink to the edges of the baby for the inside of the card|
|I used my re-positional glue to stick this on so I could move it as needed.|
|I used a copic to color the baby's cheeks and then stuck a small strip of blue cardstock behind the head for the eyes|
|I glued the pieces onto the pop up card base I cut out|
|I then attached the lower half of the pop up card base and the card to each other|
|It looks like this after you have those glued on|
|I put the little safety pins together, I colored the pins silver.|
|I then glued them to the inside of the card, so that it will act as a stopper|
|All done. This is what it looks like standing up on it's own|
But wait before you go...to celebrate my step-daughter being pregnant (which she was told a number of times it would never happen due to her diabetes and other health issues she had before) I would like to giveaway some blog candy. So please leave a comment and give me some ideas for names for either a girl or a boy. I won't make you become a follower, but I would love it if you would!
Your next stop is on over to Cheryl at http://www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com Go see what she has in store for you today!!! Below is a full list of the participants of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way. Thanks so much for hopping along with us!!
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