Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guest Designer Tuesday!


Welcome to Guest Designer Tuesday
at Cooking With Cricut!

Our special Guest Designer this week is Court from  Court's Craft Corner blog. She is showcasing the Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge today with five super sweet cards! Take it away, Court . . .

As you all probably know, Cooking With Cricut is one of the most amazing challenge blogs EVER!  Over the last couple months I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in all the challenges I can, and I am looking forward to participating in many, many more!  And when I got the e-mail asking me to be a guest designer I was beyond thrilled!  But, now that is my day I am actually slightly nervous, I really hope you enjoy what I have created for you today! Over the last couple weeks, in between vacation and getting ready for school to start, I have been using the Sweet Treats cartridge more than usual!  It really does have some great cuts! Today, I want to show you some cards I have made using this awesome cartridge and some techniques!
The first card I have for you today is a tall card.  The pink base is cut at 9" by 8" and folded in half to make a 9" by 4" card.  The white layer is cut at 8.5" by 3.5".  The sundae and all its layers are cut at 7.5" and is popped up using pop dots.  I also added two ribbons and a stamp.




This card is a little different than the cards I usually make.  It is a white A2 sized card with a 5" by 3.75" blue layer.  The green pattern layer is 3.25" by 4.25".  For this card I used one of the many awesome cupcakes on this cartridge.  It was cut out at 3.25" using only scraps.  I also added a sentiment down toward the bottom. I really enjoyed making this card and reaching outside my comfort zone!

This card is I little more my style.  This is also an A2 sized card.  I used brown for the base and pink for the background layer.  The big piece of cake is one of my favorite cuts and is cut at 4.75".  I used pop dost again to give it dimension, used My Pink Stamper’s cheater method for my ribbon, and added my sentiment.

I think this card is very simple and mature.  Originally this cake had another layer that said "happy birthday" right across the front of the cake, however it tore while cutting, so I just left it out.  I think I like it even more now.  I used one of my favorite techniques --layering ribbon. The pink ribbon is fat and the skinny brown ribbon is like 30 cents for 10 yards at all the craft stores.  I also used some gold shinny paper from Target’s scrapbooking section for the flame of the candle.  It’s like a dollar a sheet, but I only use it for flames, which are really tiny.

For the last card, I used a brown base and a turquoise patterned background layer.  I cut this fantastic cupcake out at 3.75" in a cool pink pattern and it has brown icing.  For the ribbon I used another technique from My Pink Stamper. Then I just popped up the cupcake with some dimensionals and added my stamp in the top left corner.  
Well, that’s all for today!  Please feel free to stop by my blog and see what else I have created! I also want to thank the whole Cooking With Cricut Team for this amazing opportunity, but I especially want to thank Jen for putting the whole thing together!

Great cards, Court! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for your continued support of Cooking With Cricut -- we love seeing what you cook up each week.

Please take the time to go over to Court's blog and show her some crafting "love!"  See you back here tomorrow for our weekly challenge. You won't want to miss it!

~ Jen


2 comments:

  1. These are great creations you have shown your true colours here they are fabulous :) Sandra H

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  2. The cards are cute! I like this cart too! I made a lot of cards for my honey while he was in Iraq! :) Now that he's home...well..I can bake him some cupcakes! haha

    hugs,
    Michelle

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