Stuck on U Sketches Design Team Post - "Haunted by Your Love" Card

Are you guys ready for another Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge? This week's challenge is hearts! Normally, I would have gone with a cutesy, lovey dovey theme for this challenge but lately the weather has been cold and rainy and has really put me in the mood for Fall...and more specifically, Halloween. So, I decided to create a gothic-style card. Obviously, you could use this for many different occasions but I'm going to write a little love note inside and give this to my husband on Halloween. 

First, I began with a 5"x7" card and layered it with light pink and dark red cardstock. The red cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder to give it an industrial, Steampunk look. The heart and dagger were cut from the Lovestruck cartridge and hand-altered. 

I used the Martha Stewart Doily Hearts border punch to create an accent piece and layered it with light pink cardstock; the cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder. The font was cut from the Happy Hauntings Cartridge. 

All the cuts have been inked with dark red and black ink and the heart and dagger were popped up on foam for added dimension. 

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Lovestruck and Happy Hauntings
Cuttlebug embossing folders: Clockworks and Argyle
Martha Stewart Doily Hearts Border Punch
Paper: Recollections cardstock


"Tuff Girl" Breast Cancer Awareness Card

Edit: This project was featured in the October 4, 2011 edition of the Cricut Chirp!

I recently saw this letter on Robyn's My Pink Stamper Blog and wanted to participate. If you would like to donate a handmade card (or several!) for this awesome event, please send them to:

Kathy Mortl
10261 N Sunnycrest Drive
Mequon, WI  53092

I am making several cards for this event and this is the first style that I created. This is a 5"x7" card.

The girl and the sentiment were both cut from the Rock Princess Cricut cartridge at 6.5" and 1.75" respectively and the scallop and circle were both cut from the Storybook cartridge at 2.75" and 2.25". 

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Rock Princess and Storybook
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
K Andrews Art Stamps: Positive Thoughts
Paper: Me and My Big Ideas Mambi Sheets and Recollections cardstock


Momenta Design Team Project - "Cutie Pie" Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album

Today, for my Momenta Design Team project, I have created a super cute mini album! I am in love with the Momenta Sweet Shoppe sticker sets and as soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to design a project to showcase these adorable stickers. So, I created this super sweet toilet paper roll mini album! All of the paper used in this album is from the Momenta 12x12 Birthday Wishes Super Paper Pad and the stickers are from the Momenta Sweet Shoppe Glitter Puffy Sticker Set and the Momenta Sweet Shoppe Dimensional Sticker Set.

I began by covering each toilet paper roll with plain cardstock and punching holes for binding. The front cover is decorated with several stickers and gemstones from the collection. I also added a small piece of ribbon to the binding wire for a little extra cuteness. 

The album has five pages and each page holds a coordinating tag. 

On the inside of the front cover, I created a small pocket and added two tags with journaling spots on both sides. 

Each page features a 2"x3" photo mat.

I used the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge to create the tags and alternated the color and design of each throughout the mini album; each tag features two 2"x3" photo mats. 

I created a second pocket on the back cover of the mini album and added two more tags. 

And, finally... here is my very first YouTube video! 

I absolutely love the way this mini album turned out and can't wait to make another one! It's small but it features eighteen photo mats and four journaling tags making it the perfect size for a brag book or a sweet gift for someone special. 

Products used:
Cricut cartridge: Sweet Treats
Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Momenta Puffy Glitter Stickers - Sweet Shoppe
Momenta Dimensional Stickers - Sweet Shoppe
Paper - Momenta 12x12 Birthday Wishes Paper Pad


My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge - Corner Fold Bookmarks

Tonight, I'm joining Robyn's Pinkalicious Blog Hop and Challenge; the challenge is to make a school themed project that is not a card or scrapbook layout. I decided to create a cute set of corner fold bookmarks. These were really fun and simple to create and I love the way they turned out.

I started with a 6"x6" piece of designer paper, folded it down into a 3"x3" bookmark and adhered it to a 3.25"x3.25" piece of cardstock. The cardstock makes it a little sturdier and also adds some contrasting color.

The books and apple were cut from the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge. 

And here it is in action! So cute.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project! I can't wait to see everyone else's projects. 

Products used:
Cricut cartridge: Hello Kitty Greetings
Paper: Recollections designer paper and Recollections cardstock 

Stuck on U Sketches Design Team Post - "Summer Days" 12x12 Double Layout

It's time for another Stuck on U Sketches die cuts challenge! This week the theme is flowers. There are so many different and wonderful ways to incorporate flowers on a project and I'm very excited to see what everyone creates.

For my project I had two goals: the first was to create a bright summer-themed layout (probably the last one I'll make this season because I'm so excited to start working on my Fall projects) and the second was to create an entire layout without using designer paper (I cheated a bit on the photo mats but they don't really count). 

This is a standard 12"x12" double layout featuring three 2.5"x3.5" photo mats, one 4"x4" photo mat and two  4"x6" photo mats. 

The font is cut from the Baby Steps Cricut cartridge...

...the sun and clouds are cut from the Create a Critter cartridge,

...the grass and flowers are cut from the Straight from the Nest cartridge and the smaller tuffs of grass are cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Straight from the Nest, Create a Critter and Baby Steps
Martha Stewart Around the Page Punch - Cherish
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Summer Song and Recollections cardstock

Patches of Pink Design Team Project - Halloween Wreath

This week at the Patches of Pink Link-Up Party, we are focusing on Fall projects. I am so excited about Fall! It's my favorite season and I am so ready for this summer to be over; the heat has been crazy. For my project, I decided to create a fun Halloween wreath. 

I begin with a basic wreath, wrapped it in orange glitter ribbon and added some paper rosettes and a few Cricut cuts. Super fun and easy.

All of the cuts on this wreath came from the Celebrate with a Flourish Cricut cartridge. I just love those little pumpkins...

I added large rosettes (made from 1.5"x12" strips of paper), medium rosettes (1.25"x10") and small rosettes (1"x8"); all rosettes  were edged with black ink and embellished with clear gemstones.

This is definitely one of those projects that looks so much better in person. The shiny, foiled glitter on the ribbon and the chunky black glitter on the glitter paper really pop.

Please stop by and post your own Fall themed projects at the Patches of Pink Link-Up Party! I can't wait to see what ya'll create.

Products used:
Cricut cartridge: Celebrate with a Flourish
Paper: Martha Stewart Classic Halloween Mat Stack, Recollections Halloween Designer Paper and recollections cardstock.


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Hi, my name is Faith Abigail and I enjoy all forms of paper crafting. This blog features the cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and 3D projects that I have created.