Saturday, February 23, 2013

Welcome to my very first blog post ever!


I made this 5 x 7 Easter basket shaped card to enter into a card contest at one of my local craft stores.

I used the Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge for the basket, bunny, butterfly and eggs.

*Using the Cricut Craft Room online design program I welded the basket together at the top to create my card base. I cut a separate basket for the card front and embossed it using my Cuttlebug Oriental Weave folder.
*Using Cricut Craft Room (CCR) I hid the face and other cut features leaving the middle of the ear cuts which I backed with purple paper. I stamped his little face using my Peachy Keen Critter Faces stamp set. I filled in the whites of his eyes with my Gelly Roll white pen.
*I cut out three eggs and decorated them with glittery ribbon and reinstones.
*I cut out the butterfly and added him to the basket handle.

I used the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge to create the 3D flowers and leaves

I stamped Happy Easter and added it to a tiny tag. I hung the tag on with twine.

It is hard to tell from the picture but the bunny, flowers, leaves, eggs, tag and butterfly are all cut from Colorbok pearlescent paper so they have a pearly shine to them.
(***I promise to strive to improve my picture quality in the future.***)

Before I sign off I'd like to send a special shout out and THANK YOU to my friend Karon of Karon's Krafty Korner. Karon has always been a kind and supportive friend and I appreciate her more than words can say. It is with her help and encouragement that I got up the courage to try my hand at creating my own blog. You can visit my talented friend at Karon's Krafty Korner

Thanks for looking and have a safe and super weekend.
D-

Entered into Crafty Cardz Challenge #125 Critter Cuties Cardz TV

28 comments:

  1. That is so very cute!! Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to follow your blog but I only see the subscribe by email option.

    Congratulations on starting a blog and welcome!

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    1. That is one of the things I need to learn how to do...
      *add comment choices
      *add follower section
      *add email follower section

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    2. Forgot my manners... thank you!
      D-

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  2. Welcome to the world of blogging! :) I absolutely love your flowers! They are gorgeous! Your Easter basket is so cute! You did a great job on it all!
    Hugs,
    Sandy.

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  3. Cute basket & love the bunny! :) I'm pretty new to blogging as well. It is fun but I don't have as much time for it as I thought I would. Visit me at www.barbscraps2.blogspot.com :)

    Good luck with your new adventure!

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  4. Kia Ora from New Zealand!!

    I am starting my Easter goodies today. Thanks for the ideas :)

    SAcrappy Vee xx

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    1. Err.. that's Scrappy Vee not SAcrappy Vee.

      It's now 9.30am Sunday Morning here and 12.30 Saturday afternoon at your end. Now we've got the time difference thing sorted :)

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    2. Kia- Thank you! I'll be sharing some more Easter and spring cards soon.
      D-

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  5. Congrats on starting your blog, nice first post; cute card; tfs!

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    1. Treva- Thank you! It is a work in progress.
      D-

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  6. Very cute blog. You will have fun with it.
    Diana

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  7. Yay D, I am your first follower:-)

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    1. Yes you are. :) Thanks my friend!
      I tried dragging followers under like you said and my profile disappeared. lol Not much in there anyway.I'll try to fix it later. But now I can have followers.
      Hugs
      D-

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  8. Congrats on starting our blog. I sarted one aboout a year ago and i really like it. I love the basket and the flowers. I'm a new foillower

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    1. Vicki-Thank you and welcome aboard.

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  9. Nice blog! I have one I haven't been to in quite a while. I'll follow when I get on my desktop. This won't let me. Oh, I'm Ellamap on the mb.

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  10. Hi D
    Congrats on getting your new Blog. It looks great and I'm sure it will only improve as you acclimate yourself with it. It will grow into a big success for you, as you are a very talented Lady. Best of Luck!
    Your card-making Friend,
    Josie
    (TurtleBug)

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  11. YAY! Congratulations on your new blog! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. I'm not a follower

    *HUGS*
    Raquel

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  12. OMG! I'm so glad you decided to post on your blog...Your first project on here is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing with all of us :)

    Julie
    Cricut Chick

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  13. Congrats on your new blog!! Love your projects and have become a new follower. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

    Kris

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  14. Good luck I always enjoy going to scrap blogs! Beth

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  15. Hey D~,

    Such an adorable card for your first ever post. I can see why it is one of your favourites considering how ambitious it is with all the cuts and 3D elements. It is amazing that the Cricut was used for almost all the cuts (I think everything except the tag).

    I am so pleased that you entered my World Card Making Day Celebration. While it is difficult to choose the ones we love the most, It is nice to sit back and reflect on our accomplishments throughout the past year. I'll be back shortly to check out your other two entries.

    Regards,
    Lisa

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Thank you for visiting today. I really appreciate and LOVE your sweet, supportive comments!
Sorry I had to enabled comment moderation due to spammers.
Crafty hugs,
D~