Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Flooded Thankyou Card

Hello again! I made this card last night for one of my husbands colleagues who lent us a sump pump yesterday. Thank goodness he did, our basement was flooded with about 6 inches of water and it was a huge help (not to mention every store in the area was sold out of them too!). I thought it would be funny to make a 'flood' kinda card for him as a thank you! I used Life's a Beach and I think this is a cool way to use it, it's not really bright and beachy like you'd assume. I also used Indie Art for the cloud and Winter Woodland for the sentiment.



Just a reminder that the winners for my giveaways are posted below (in the previous post)!!



Here's my sketch, I sketched both the inside and the outside because they both involved cricut cuts.







Then I made the cuts with my Gypsy. I actually fit them all on one page but it was a pretty tight fit so I probably should have used two pages. OH well!





Then I started assembling my cuts and inking the borders. i typically inked in black except the waves I inked in blue. I also added some stickles to the borders of the waves for some glitter.



Then I went onto the background for the front of the card. i wanted this to be the interesting part of the card as opposed to the cricut cuts. I tore some paper at different inclines to make the water look somewhat dynamic and added in my stickled wave pieces so make the edges look more wavelike. I also inked each piece in blue but the background piece of the card I inked in black to give more of a border.







Then I started adding my cricut cuts to the layout.



Onto the inside of the card

I added a background piece of paper with the white paper over it and inked the edges of both of them. I then added my cricut cuts (which I had inked previously) and was all done. Looks like it took more time than it did ;)






and the finished card! Outside:





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I ended up writing "Thanks for helping to stop the flood! That pump was a livesaver!" on the inside (get it? Lifesaver? ha ha ha....im a sucker for a cheesy pun...)

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

-Cassie

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whale Thankyou Card and Blog Candy Winner

Well jeez louise it has been quite a day! It has been raining cats and dogs here in CT, particularly in Norwich where I'm located. Today our entire front yard had about 3 inches of water covering it, our backyard was flooding, and our basement had about 6 inches of water covering the floor. Phew it was crazy! Well, more for my husband than for me.....i'm not one for wading around our basement in freezing water, that's more a husband type of job in my opinion.....haha

SO I'm drawing the winner for the Disney/Blog Candy today. I used the random number generator and came up with #1! (You'll have to trust that I do this, I'm not sure how to paste the actual generator into a blog post- if you know how to do this clue me in please!) and the winner is:

Melanie Mason said...
Congrats Lauren! Was really hoping to win this win but oh well, Ill have to suck it up and buy it hahaha

Cute layout, love the ladybugs!

Would love to ben entered to win the blog candy!

Thanks for the great giveaways!


Yay Melanie! Email me (Cassie) at GlueMeetsPaper@gmail.com and give me your address and I'll get those sent out to ya :)

Also, the Winner of the Sweethearts cartridge has yet to email in- so just a reminder that you have until Friday to email me with your address. Again, the winner is:

Lauren said...
Gorgeous card! Thank you for the opportunity to win this cart!


If I don't hear from you by Friday at 5pm I will draw another winner--

So onto today's project! I have an interview for a seasonal position at an aquarium tomorrow so I thought I'd make a thank you card to send to the interviewer that was somewhat 'aquarium' themed but I also wanted it to be simple so i didn't look too desperate! haha. I used Life's a Beach, Accent Essentials, and A Childs Year for this quick and easy card.



I also chose somewhat nautical colors which I thought would look cute. Another awesome thing about this card is that all the cricut cuts can be done on only one page! Definitely makes life easier :)





I chose this cute little whale from Life's a Beach and I used the card feature. This cartridge has SOOO much to offer: a font, images, border features (which are AWESOME), Card features, i mean its just great! Maybe i'll do a Life's a Beach giveaway soon because I have a lot of LAB layouts and it's definitely a must own cartridge. But the question is- does anybody still NOT have this cartridge??





I also assembled the whale layers and cut them to fit on the card. This was relatively forgivable if I didn't get it spot on as I ended up adding a red frame around the whale border






I then embossed a square piece of blue paper with Divine Swirl embossing folder and used some white chalk ink to add some detail (i was going for the wave look) and this functioned as the background for the whale.



On the inside of the card I added the sentiment on the de-bossed side and another blue square for space to write the note. I think adding the sentiment on the left hand side made it look like there was a reason for that paper to be there instead of looking like it was there just to function as the background for the front of the card.



I then added a bit of ribbon and a stamped sentiment on the front of the card to polish it off and then I was done!



cutesy wutesy huh?

Anyways I have a bunch more layouts to post for you guys that hopefully you'll enjoy (including yet another LAB post!) so I'll get to those in a couple days. I also made a video of my scrapbooking room that I'll post on here soon for anyone who might be interested so keep checking back :) Thanks for reading!

-Cassie



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cards!

Told you I'd post some cards on here! I don't have step by step photo's for these as I made them in a bit of a hurry but I can give details to anyone interested. These were made to give to a friend at the hospital after she delivered her first baby :) The POOH and friends card is a birthday card for the baby and the other card is made with ACY and Gypsy wanderings and is a congratulations card for the mommy. Hope you enjoy!

Also don't forget I'm giving away some Disney accessories, if you'd like these just leave a comment in the post below :)








Congratulations Card:



Friday, March 26, 2010

New Layouts and Sweethearts WINNER

Alrighty it's Friday which means time to pick the winner of the Sweethearts cartridge! yay! Thanks everyone so much for your comments, I really appreciate them :) I used random.org to pick a number from 1-20 (the number of comments) and came up with #15:

Lauren said...
Gorgeous card! Thank you for the opportunity to win this cart!


Congratulations Lauren! Email me (Cassie) at GlueMeetsPaper@gmail.com by next Friday- one week- and I'll get that cart mailed out to you ASAP :)

In other news I have a little blog candy if anyone is interested. Some Disney and Florida stickers and some wedding style embellishments. I'll probably mail these the same day I mail the cartridge so I will draw a winner in a couple days, just leave a comment on this post saying you'd like to be entered.

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Okay onto today's layout: and YES i will have more cards up here instead of only layouts! I've just been in a layout kinda mode lately :) Today I decided to try something completely different, i'm still a little iffy on how it turned out. I think it's definitely different but not a layout I plan to do too too often. This is the layout map I chose

http://www.pagemaps.com/mar10maps.htm (third one down)

in case you don't go to the link the map shows a LOT of little 2x2 squares to make one 12x12 layout. Since this one followed the pagemap almost exactly I didn't even make a sketch!

So i had my pictures cut at the right dimensions and laid them out on some green paper. the pictures were all taken on one miscellaneous day a week ago, i thought it would be fun to scrap the randomness of a particular day. i knew i wanted a springy type of layout and originally picked green for the background color.

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I laid my photo's out and it just looked boring so I thought I'd do a bright pink border to add some more color. I also inked the edges and added some faux stitching. I love the look of stitching on layouts but i don't have a sewing maching and even if I did I don't really know how to use one. So cheater method it is!

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Then I started cutting out my little 2x2 squares of patterned paper (4 different paper types for this layout) and inking them. I also added faux stitching here to give a bit of a quilt like effect since this layout reminds me of quilting squares. This pic shows the square with and without the stitching, I really like the dimension that stitching border adds

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THen I started laying out my photo's and paper squares. not the best pictures in the world- my husband was not in the mood for camera time when he got home from work and his expression shows it! haha

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I also wanted to add some cricut accents in place of paper squares. in particular we had a huge ladybug infestation that day (literally hundreds! it was so gross, i had to vacuum them off the ceiling! yechk) so I wanted to include some ladybugs along with flowers. I used to think the ladybugs from the Doodlecharms cartridge were cute, now I just want to annhilate all ladybugs because theyve become such a nuisance! Flowers are from Storybook and SPRING title is from SYI, i ended up cutting this out larger because initially it was too small.

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everything was inked before being assembled

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Cricut cuts were pop dotted when added. I also added a strip of white paper with numbers to correspond back to the numbers I adhered to the photographs, so I could kind of have a key to all the little pictures. Number stickers are by basic grey.

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I then repeated this for the second page of the layout just in the opposite order. I then added the title and some MS ribbons on some of the squares and that was it!

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Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

You and Me Layout

Yes yes *another* post! This is what happens when it's raining, your house is already clean, the laundry is already done, and youre unemployed- scrap scrap scrap! haha. This is a layout I did of my husband and I's engagement photos. I'm hoping to get Year 2008 done by this weekend so I can start up on 2009 and finally catch up to 2010 (won't that be wierd, actually being caught up!) Anyways I hope you like it :)

OH also don't forget about my Sweethearts cartridge giveaway! I'm drawing the winner on Friday and all you need to do to be entered in the running is 1. Become a follower of my blog and 2. Leave a comment on my FIRST ever blog post (the wedding card) although comments on any post are appreciated :P

On to the project. Here is the link to the PageMaps layout I ended up using [http://www.pagemaps.com/mar08maps.htm --> scroll to sixth one down] and my corresponding sketch. It might seem like making a sketch for every layout takes too long but I think in the long run it actually saves me a lot of time having a picture to refer back to.

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Onto adding the papers! I also got a new Martha Stewart punch I was able to use in the layout. And ofcourse I inked most of it in black ink. THen I rough places my pictures which I had matted.

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Onto the flowers! Sometimes I like to use fabric ones but in this case I thought it would coordinate best making my own, and they're deceptively easy to make! These were made with Plantin Schoolbook. Start out cutting flowers in coordinating card stock colors and make each set smaller than the last. i usually do a 3 layer flower so each layer is a tad smaller and smaller.

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Then ink the edges of the flowers for some added detail and roll each petal of each layer. You can do this by using a pen as a template or you can just carefully roll each petal with your fingers. This adds some dimension to the flowers. Then layer the flowers, pop a brad in the center and youre done! That's it!

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Flowers added to the layout:

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Then I cut the text for YOU and ME using PLantin Schoolbook and a flourish from Storybook

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I then added a couple last minute details and voila!

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