Friday, June 3, 2011

Erica's 100+ Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone!  You should have made your way here after visiting Nina's blog, if not please go back to Erica's page at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com and get back on track. I guarantee you do NOT want to miss anything these ladies have put together for you!  We have all learned so much from each other over the last couple months, I am so grateful to have found Erica's page and met such wonderful ladies.  
Without further ado, I present my "Iced and Chilled" card I created especially for this June Blog Hop.
I used:
Cricut Cartridges: Winter Woodland & Storybook
Silver base and snowflakes: DCWV Stack
Frame: American Crafts Paper A LA Carte in Pumpernickel 
Borders: Bo Bunny glittery paper I had in my stash (not sure of the name, sorry)
Ribbon: Offray Metallic Silver
Bling: Swarovski Crystals
I cut a 5x7 card using my paper trimmer.  I then used my Gypsy to cut the frame from the Storybook cartridge on page 68 using the frame feature and cutting at 4.35.  I simply turned the center of the frame over to show the blue side when gluing to the card.  The snowflakes were cut from page 32 and 35 on the Winter Woodland cartridge using the main keys and shift and layer functions.  I cut them using my Gypsy also at 1.80, 1.56, and 1.33 respectively.  I used pop dots to give dimension between each layer and when adding them on the card as well.  I ran my ribbon through the Xyron Create a Sticker http://www.xyron.com (which is an AWESOME tool by the way!)  If you do not have one, then I suggest you run...(don't walk) to get one now!  I also added some Swarovski crystals to the snowflakes using mini glue dots to add a bit more "ice" to the look.  I chose to leave this particular card blank and will add a sentiment when I decide exactly what occasion I will be giving it away for.  I hope you like my creation, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know if you have any other questions.

As you can tell...my blog is very new, and I would love to reach 300 followers before the end of June.  If you would like to help me by following before you move on and suggest me to your friends I would be so grateful.  If I reach my goal of 100 followers by June 30th I will give away a FREE Cricut cartridge!  In order to qualify all you have to do is click the follow button on your right, and share our link with your friends on Facebook.  The winner will be chosen at random.  

Your next stop is off to http://www.scrappyemt.blogspot.com and I'm sure she has some special treats for you as well!  Happy Hopping, and I hope you remember to visit me often to see what new things I have to share with you!  
Thanks SO much!
Ricki  
 

33 comments:

Courtney Larson said...

Love this. Super cute!

Ricki said...

Thanks Courtney!

Amanda said...

Super cute!! I am a new follower.

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Jenn Roseman said...

great job!!! new follower!

Aman said...

Very cute. I am a new follower

Julie said...

Very cute!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Super cute!! New follower!

♥ Laura ♥
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Scrappin Dhilly said...

Super cute, love the colors you used. I just became a follower of your blog!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the color palette.

ScrappyEmt said...

Love it, love the colors...

KAT said...

isn't it great making something so sparkly this time of year. just beautiful. good luck and i hope you get your followers.

Amanda said...

Love it.. :) so need that winter woodland cart.. :) TFS..

kimberlin845 said...

Very pretty card, I love the colors! I'm a new follower!

Rene said...

fantastic Job Ricki... TFS
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SueNJ said...

New follower here. Love the card. Snowflakes are one of my favorites!

Happy Scrappin'

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Linda said...

This is such a beautiful card! TFS and have a great weekend! Aloha, Linda

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mysweetpaperdreams said...

very lovely card!following;))
Tammie_K

TerryM said...

Ricki, just what i needed in this heat something icey to look at. This is absolutely adorable. Great job and I love the colors you used.

Janeen said...

Love your card, what great colors, so pretty! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Ricki said...

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for such sweet comments, this is my first blog hop and I have to say it's been so much fun! I believe I am following everyone who commented so I can come stalk your pretties also! I hope everyone has a great weekend! =D

Angie Boswell said...

This card is very pretty. I like the colors and shapes.

Charlotte Cornett said...

Great card!!!

Autumn said...

What a beautiful card!!! Makes me want SNOW!! :) TFS!

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Cheryl's Crafting Corner said...

Very elegant!

Gaylynn said...

Very pretty design. Loved what you did with the ribbon too.

katieo said...

Love your snowflake card. Great way to get started on winter holiday cards
I am a new follower
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Connie Layman said...

So delicate Ricki, just beautiful!

'Chelle said...

adorable card Ricki! TFS
I hope you reach your goal this month! :)

MamaSholler said...

Girl, your cards are getting prettier and prettier. I'm really impressed and inspired. Love the blue snowflakes. I need private lessons!!!

ChatterScene.com said...

Cute card:)

Stop by my blog for our Father's Day Blog Hop:)
Myself and a couple of others are giving away some fun Blog Candy:)
http://chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com

Staying Crafty said...

This is stunning!

Anita Braddock said...

Very Beautiful love the colors
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Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is beautiful. LOVE that shimmery background paper :-)

-Sam :-)

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