Hello Mailbox Card

I’m having a lot of fun doing Cynthia’s challenge to use Doodlecharms cuts. I decided to use the mailbox and weld the words hello or howdy to the mailbox to make cuts for cards. I have included the cut file with all four font cartridge cuts included. I used Ashlyn’s Alphabet, Old West, George and Plantin Schoolbook. Below are samples of the cuts you will find. I also included a cut to create a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card and the front of card that can be cut in patterned paper if you choose.

Below is a picture of a card using the Ashlyn’s Alpahbet part of the cut file.

Below is a picture of a card using the cut file with the Old West Cartridge.

Example of Cut files using Plantin Schoolbook and George…

Here is the cut file…

Cricut Layout from Indie Art

I created this layout using the Indie Art cartridge. Before this cart, I always had problems figuring out how to do a layout for my grandson who is 13. I have found that this cart is perfect. He loves to play the guitar and skateboard so I thought it reflected his personality a bit.

3 Generations of nuts!!!

My daughter (Tammy) and granddaughter (Erica) came over and my hubby decided he wanted to take some pictures of us together.  The entire time we could not stop laughing cause Erica kept cracking jokes.  I look totally awful in these pictures. We had a great time just goofing off.  The bear tag was designed by me with my Pazzles machine.  I chalked the bears and popped dotted the snouts. As a Merry Christmas to my Pazzles friends I am giving away the cut file for the tag.  Happy Holiday to everyone.

Here is a close up of the 3 Bears Tag
This is a picture of the WPC cut file
Please use for Personal Use Only.  Thank you
WPC file
WPC14 file

Pazzles WPC File … Birthday Purse

My granddaughter turned 16 on November 12 and I decided to make a purse to put her gifts in. Jen C. from the Cricut board had one on her blog for the Cricut and I decided to create the purse as 24 inch with my Pazzles. Well… I created the file and did not have sturdy enough paper to actually work well with that size so I recreated as a 9″ purse. Below you will find pictures of the purse and the WPC file for both sizes.

If you are looking for beautiful Cut files that will work with your Cricut machine, visit Jen C’s blog. She is amazingly talented and her blog is awesome. http://jensbrainthings.blogspot.com/

Here is a picture of the front of the purse…

Here is the inside of the purse… I loaded the paper upside down on the mat in order to have it fit perfectly.

Here is a picture and a link to the 9″ WPC file. Please only use for personal use. Thanks.

9 in purse WPC file: http://www.mediafire.com/?5ggm1ogttgn

Here is a picture and link to the 24″ WPC file. Please only use for personal use. Thanks.24 inch purse WPC file: http://www.mediafire.com/?zgvgmglqjwg

Mug Cup Card with Cut Files

First off… HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! My sweet hubby got me a huge box of chocolates that he said I could eat while pondering in my scrap room. He said whenever he walks by my room it looks like I am in deep thought. He said he figured I was trying to figure out what it is I’m trying to accomplish. LOL!!! He does know me well.

I made a couple of cards to send to Capadia’s neighbor’s children who experienced a fire in their home. I added a packet of Hot Chocolate in each card. If you would like to send a card, please visit Capadia’s site and go down toward the end of the page to find the info…

I created this card in the following formats: WPC, WPC14, MTC, SVG (2 files), and SCUT2. For some reason when I exported the SVG file from MTC it does not export both items in the file so there are two files for the card if you use the SVG format.

Here is a picture of the cut file.. Here are the cut files…

Make the Cut
SVG Front


I have seen the Rosettes made with the Tim Holtz die and really liked them.  I did not like that they were so large and not resizable. I found a tutorial of how to make a similar Rosette and decided I could do this with my Pazzles machine.  I used the scissors feature that is included in the Pazzles program to create different looks for the rosettes.  The main thing I like is that they are resizable.  I am including the link for the video tutorial and the WPC and WPC14 files here if you want them.  The video will show you how to put the rosette together once cut.

Here is a picture where I was messing around wtih the file using scrap papers.

This is a picture of one of the rosettes using the straight edge.

This is a picture of one of the rosettes using the zig zag type edge scissor cut.
 This is a picture of one of the rosettes using the scallop type edge scissor cut.

Here is a picture of the WPC file…

Here is the WPC File

Here is the WPC14 File

Have a Sunshine Day card

Today on the Cricut Board there was a challenge from Cynthia to create something only using cuts from Doodlecharms. As I have never used my Doodlecharms cartridge, I thought it would be fun to do this challenge. We could use any other cartridge for the font so I used Base Camp. I welded the words to the Sun using the Shadow feature. I then cut the sun and letters in regular size and pieced together. I thought it would make a cute and happy card. The pattern paper is also cut from Doodlecharms.

If you would like the cut file, the link is below the picture.

Cut file is here…


Accordion Fold Christmas Card

Someone from the Cricut Message Board posted a link to directions for doing an accordion type card. I loved the concept so decided to use my new Christmas Solutions cartridge and create the card. Here is a link for the directions.

Here are pictures of my card… It was really fun to do. Love this new cartridge.

Here is an side view of the card. The card is 5 inches wide; therefore, the cuts are small. This one fits in an envelope that I had on hand that is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks for looking.

I have had a couple of emails regarding the folding and size of the Accordion folded card posted at the following link. http://www.brensdesigns.com/2008/10/another-christmas-card.html

I have created a CUT file template in both Plantin Schoolbook and George that may help.

Here is the picture of the CUT file.

Here is the Cut file for the Accordion Card with both the George and the Plantin Schoolbook files.

Erica’s Graduation

I finally have gotten caught up to June with my layouts for 2010.  Where did the time go!?!  My granddaughter, Erica,  has grown up so quickly and I hate it.  Her brother, Jake, is doing the same thing.  She just turned 18 and has finished her first semester at Western Michigan University and Jake is 15 and is a freshman at Gull Lake High School.

Erica Graduated in June from Gull Lake High School and I began doing the layouts of her graduation this morning.  The large picture is actually one of her senior pics and was the invitation they sent out for her grad party.  The who, what, when and where was on the back of the picture.  I loved the picture and figured I use it as a lead in to her grad pages.  Here are the first two I finished today.

The little graduate girl was designed, cut and pieced by me with my Pazzles machine.  The Font used for the titles was Murray Hill Medium.  It was a lot of fun making drawing this little gal on my computer and then cutting and piecing her.  I think she is cute.

Here is page two of the 2 page layout.
A close up of the grad girl.