Monday, August 23, 2010

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Clearly Creative" Cuttlebug Challenge

This week the Cuttlebug Design Team was issued a challenge to create something "CLeArLy CrEaTivE"! Here is the project I designed..."Heart U" Card
Designed By: Miss Tracy :)
I love the look of clear cards! This card was created out of clear plastic. These plastic sheets are manufactured by Accucut and can be cut easily by hand or die cut...best of all, it scores easily and embosses beautifully in the Cuttlebug! I used the nested heart Cuttlebug dies to create the various hearts out of the plastic and some fun papers by Fancy Pants. I embossed the larger heart with the Script EF and the smaller heart with the Swiss Dot EF. Some of the hearts, buttons, and flowers are adhered to the front of the card, while others are adhered inside the card. This creates a great layered, dimensional look because the card is clear and you see all of the elements through the front of the card. It's "clearly" a fun way to create!


Follow these simple step-by-step instructions and make your own "clear" card today!
1. Cut your plastic sheet to desired dimensions (sample card is 8x4)
2. Score and fold
3. Cut a 3x7 piece of red cardstock and create scalloped edges using a scollop border punch
4. Center and adhere to the inside of the card
(use a clear adhesive runner or a clear liquid adhesive)
5. Die cut various hearts out of printed papers and scraps of plastic
6. Emboss the plastic hearts in the Cuttlebug embossing folders (I used the Script EF and the Swiss Dot EF on my card)
7. Ink the edges of the various paper hearts in coordinating colors
8. Now the fun part...arrange the plastic and paper hearts in desired postions and adhere. Start with the inside of the card then close card and arrange additional hearts on the front of the card. This will create a layered, dimensional look. (use a clear adhesive...my favorite is zip dry)
9. Stamp the front of the card with special sentiment (you must use StazOn Ink on plastic)
10. Embellish the card with punched paper circles, buttons, and flowers. (I used some black floss in the buttons and I applied Pink Stickles in the centers of the flowers)
11. Punch a hole through the closed card using a Cropadile and secure with a ribbon.
Hope you enjoy this week's challenge! Check out the other DT Clear Creations at http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/.

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...

Who's the fairest Embossing Folder of them all??
Please, don't make me choose...I LOVE them ALL!

Embossed Mirror
Designed By: Miss Tracy :)
I was asked by my good friends at Cuttlebug to feature a home decor piece this week using a mirror. Here is my project! This was an unfinished mirror that I purchased at Michael's. I altered it with paint, black art metal, and alcohol inks to create this beautiful mirror. Now you can see from the picture above that it is in fact a mirror...and yes...that's me photographing it...ha! However, I would like to share another idea with you on how to use your mirror...take a look...I chose to use my mirror as a wonderful photo display. I love how the mirror border looks around the picture. I simply matted a photo of my daughter Rachel and my precious grandboy Kaden with cardstock and then adhered it directly to the center of my mirror.Here is a closer look...Doesn't the alcohol ink combined with the embossed metal look gorgeous?!? I just love it...
Miss Tracy's How To:
1. First, remove mirror and paint your frame. Set aside to dry.
2. Cut art metal (Rock Star Black/Ten Seconds Studios) into desired sizes and emboss with your favorite Cuttlebug Embossing Folders or your Ten Seconds Studio design molds.
3. Lightly sand over the embossed pieces to expose the silver finish.
4. Using an alcohol ink applicator, apply a variety of alcohol inks to color your metal.
5. Adhere your metal to the frame using tacky tape or humongo tape sheets (Ten Seconds Studio).6. Replace the mirror and your done!!

Thanks for taking the time to read my post...I hope it inspires you to create your own one-of-a-kind home decor piece!
Stay true to your passion--Keep Creating!
Miss Tracy :)
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"Sunny Days" LO

"Sunny Days" LO
Designed By: Miss Tracy :)
I wanted to share this LO with you because I used my newest FaVoriTe Cricut Cartridge on it! Take a look at the Sunny Days title...it was created with the Celebrations Cricut Lite Catridge that is now being sold at your local Walmart for $39.95! This fabulous cartridge is jam-packed with wonderful titles for every season and for special occasions! It works best with 4 different colors of paper. Once cut, you simply layer them up to create your wonderful title!
Take a closer look...
The papers I used on this LO are from the Sun-Kissed paper collection by BoBunny! They are perfect for summer pic's and I just love the bright colors! This line has really CuTe embellishments too!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer...stay cool and don't forget the sunscreen!

Keep Creating,
Miss Tracy :)