50’s Inspired Note Card Set ~ Card #3

Good Wednesday morning everyone! Welcome back to my 50’s Inspired Note Card Set with card #3 ~ a vintage typewriter! (You know those things we has long, long ago before computers? lol)

Typewriter (1)

I used the same patterned papers and the same techniques to weld this together in CCR.

Typewriter (2)

It’s hard to tell through the photos but I added a little Glossy Accents to that small ‘opening’ at the very top. And again to add that bit of 50’s glam, I adhered a ‘string’ of pearls right above the ‘keys’.

Typewriter (3)

All of my cards are popped up in some way with foam dots to give them dimension. The typewriter keys on this card are popped up

Well, tomorrow I’ll show you the last card in this set. I hope that you have enjoyed seeing them! Please comment below on what you think! Thanks again for visiting and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Until then, Happy Crafting!


50’s Inspired Note Card Set ~ Card #2

Thanks for checking back in to see the next card in the 50’s Inspired Note Card Set! The next card is created from the percolator image in the Suburbia cart. Now if you don’t know what a percolator is – please go Google it because you are still very young, lol!

Old Coffee Pot (1)

I used patterned papers from the same paper stack made by Prima – love everything Prima! It’s a  6x6 stack called Almanac. I created it the same way that I created the old telephone card from yesterday – by welding two of the pots shadow images together in Cricut Craft Room to make the card base.

Old Coffee Pot (5)

For the embellishments, I added Glossy Accents to the handle, the spout, and the lid’s handle to give them some texture and shine. (hard to see that clearly in the photo below, sorry!)

Old Coffee Pot (4)

I also added ink for shading and another one of my flowers that I made with Artiste and some more of that seam binding that I hand dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Stains. And to give it that 50’s glam, I added some black gemstones.

Old Coffee Pot (3)

Thanks for visiting! Don’t forget that there are two more cards to this set that I’ll be showing you on Wednesday and Thursday so I’ll see you tomorrow!

Until then, Happy Crafting!


50’s Inspired Set of Shaped Note Cards ~ FCCB Challenge #171

Good morning everyone!  It’s Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and the theme this week is Shaped Cards! So after seeing my project, please go to FCCB and check out what the other Design Team members have created and then join in on the fun and make a shaped card yourself – any card as long as you have one Cricut cut on it – and upload it for a chance to win a prize from one of our sponsors!

For this week, I created a set of note cards that were inspired from the 1950’s and of course they were all made with the Suburbia cartridge!

Old Telephone (1)

The first card is the old telephone! I love all of these old images on this cart. I took two images from page 41, using the Shadow/Icon Shadow feature which is the phone’s shadow and flipped on of them upside down in the Cricut Craft Room. I made sure that they were even and then got the tops close enough together so that they could be welded. Then I cut out the two Icon shapes of the phone using two different patterned papers from Prima.

Old Telephone (2)

When I think of the 50’s I sometimes think of the “idealized version” (I know that my family didn’t live in that version but I often look at things with my rose-colored glasses on, lol, KWIM?) So I immediately thought of shows like Mad Men and I Love Lucy (I know, two VERY different shows lol) and of the stay-at-home wives doing their housework with their high heels on wearing a string of pearls! OK, back to reality! But I wanted my cards to have that same feeling so I added large and medium sized pearls to the dial, a flower cut from Artiste with Tim Holtz cardstock, and seam binding that I hand dyed myself with distressed stains from Tim Holtz.

Old Telephone (4)

I decided to add another layer to the inside so I could created my sentiment on lighter cardstock so I used the Icon feature again (no shift) and used the Hide Contour feature to hide the dial and cut it out using the TH cardstock.

Old Telephone (5)

Everyday this week I’ll show you another note card from this set so please come back tomorrow to see the 2nd card! Thank you so much for craving a little time out of your busy life to come visit me ~ I really appreciate it!

Now I hope that we have inspired you to create your own shaped card and upload it at FCCB! I know that my Design Team sisters have created some more great projects to inspire you as well!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Christmas in July Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes!

Welcome back to the Christmas in July Blog Hop! This weeks theme is Cricut Christmas ~ Anything Goes so you’ll see all sorts of wonderful projects created by our amazing and talented designers. There may be anything from layouts, home décor, cards, and more! Don’t forget to stop by each blog on the list and leave a comment and follow them to be entered into the drawings for a Cricut cartridge!

If you've hopped over from Cindy's blog, In Love with Paper, then you are right on track.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop please visit Paulette's blog, Around the Block with Scrapalette, so you don't miss a thing.

For this week I decided to create a Christmas home décor project! Christmas Etched Candle (7)Christmas Etched Candle (8)

I purchased a tapered candle stick and larger candle holder from the dollar store (can’t beat those prices, lol) and adhered them together with E-6000 adhesive.

Christmas Etched Candle (5)

Then I cut out 2 images from Teresa Collins December 25th cart both at 2.75”. I cut the frames of each image first in scrap vinyl – you can just use small pieces of leftovers in any color at this point. I transferred the positive vinyl frame images to the candle holder and then applied etching cream on the entire thing. Usually you would put the negative vinyl piece on before applying the etching cream but I wanted to do the opposite. Christmas Etched Candle (2)

After a few minutes, I rinsed the cream completely off and let the glass dry. While that was drying, I cut the other 2 images – Santa’s head and ‘Dec. 25’ – out of red glitter vinyl. I removed the scrap vinyl and then I carefully transferred the red pieces onto the candle holder inside their frames.

Christmas Etched Candle (9)

Christmas Etched Candle (6) 

I really hope that you can see the reverse etching that I did in these photos! It’s something that’s a little different (to me at least!). I added a battery operated candle inside instead of a real one. I love this little candle because 1) it looks real and 2) it gives off a vanilla scent when it’s turned on!

Christmas Etched Candle (10)

  Here are two more photos with the lights turned down and the ‘candle’ glowing:

Christmas Etched Candle (1)

Christmas Etched Candle (11)

Well I hope that you enjoyed seeing my Christmas home décor project! Please leave a comment below and follow me for a chance to win some blog candy – I will pick a winner on July 31st!

Next up is the fabulous Theresa at Scraps by Gracie.

Here is the lineup just in case you lose your way. Scrapalette is awarding a Cricut Christmas Village cartridge this week and each blog you comment on will give you an entry in the prize drawings!  And, the prize drawing at the end of the month is for a brand new Christmas {Noel} cart!

1~Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com <<---Starting Point!
2~Sis at http://papercraftscissors.com 
3~Maria at http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com
4~Laura at http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com
5~Brenda at http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com
6~ Lisa at http://addictedtothecricut.blogspot.com
7~Donna at http://carolinascreativecropper.blogspot.com
8~ Cindy at http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com
9~Angela at http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com <<—You Are Here!
10~Theresa at http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com <—Next!
11~Beth at http://seaswancreations.blogspot.com
12~Betsy at http://betsymcreates.blogspot.com
13~Loraine at http://www.lorainespaperplayhouse.blogspot.com

Merry Christmas in July and Happy Hopping!

{The winner from last weeks hop is #26 ~ Brenda! Thanks Brenda for visiting me! Please email me with your addy so I can get your blog candy in the mail!}


Christmas in July Blog Hop ~ Christmas Ornaments!

Welcome to the third part of the Christmas in July Blog Hop! This weeks theme is Christmas Ornaments and there is a great line up of Cricut crafting bloggers to visit to see their projects. If you are stopping here from Paulette’s blog, Around the Block with Scrapalette, then you are in the right place. If not, then just hop on over to her blog to start at the beginning and see her fantastic project! She has blog candy for this weeks hop – a Trim the Tree Cricut cartridge! So be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs to have more chances to win!

For my project today, I created not one but two different ornaments using the same Cricut cartridge – Artiste! DSC_0723 Medium Web view

The first one is originally a three-sided 3-D box shape. I welded 3 triangle shapes from George & Basic Shapes to it to form openings on each side:3-D Object

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Before putting it together, I added rhinestones, ribbon, and beads to it. Then after adhering the box together, I added a Christmas pick to the inside.DSC_0717 Medium Web view

The second ornament is also from the Artiste cartridge (and actually from the very same page in the handbook). I cut out 6 of the same ornament shapes, scored them and adhered them together to form a 3-D shaped ornament. I found this next tip the hard way – since this shape is not symmetrical, make sure that 3 of the shapes are flipped before you cut them out, lol!!! Here’s what it should look like on the mat in CCR:Accent 3

Notice the red shapes are flipped! Again, before adhering the shapes together, I added strings of beads that I put together at the top, bottom, and on each side of the ornament. Here are some photos of the steps to create this ornament:DSC_0698 Medium Web viewDSC_0699 Medium Web viewDSC_0718 Medium Web view

And there are my two Christmas ornaments for today! Hope you enjoyed them!DSC_0726 Medium Web view

I also will have a drawing for blog candy today! To be entered, just leave a comment below and become a follower of my blog!

I hope you enjoyed your visit today! Next up on the blog hop is the fabulous Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner.

If you get lost while hopping today, here is the line up:

Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
Angela at http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com/ <--- You Are Here!
Colleen at http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/ <--- Next
Theresa at http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
Beth at http://seaswancreations.blogspot.com/
Laura at http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/
Lori at http://singingshell.blogspot.com/

I will be back on 27 July with another Cricut Christmas project for our next Christmas in July Hop so be sure to come back to visit! So until then – happy hopping and…

Merry Christmas in July!!!


Christmas in July Blog Hop Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to come blog hop tomorrow and celebrate Christmas in July with us! This weekends theme is Christmas Ornaments and everyone has some great projects that they have created ready to share with you. I’ll be here also with my own Christmas ornament creations so come visit us this weekend. I’ll also have Blog Candy to share!

See you tomorrow! Until then, Happy Crafting!


FCCB Challenge #169–Set the Scene ~ Country Life Layout

Hello to all my crafty friends! Thanks for coming by to see the next challenge for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! This week it’s “Set the Scene” so I immediately thought of my Country Life cartridge. I love the images on there because they remind me of my Grandmother’s home many years ago even down to the pot belly stove in the middle of the main room! So this layout was done in her memory. It’s called Simple Pleasures in the Country!

Here is the 2-page layout:CountryLifeLO_AGC (1)

I used patterned paper that reminded me of wallpaper for the background and then I tried to make “wainscoting” at the bottom by scoring cardstock every 1/2” and then inking it.

Here is page 1:CountryLifeLO_AGC (2)

Here is page 2:CountryLifeLO_AGC (3)

Here are the details, close up photos, and cut sizes. All of the images were cut from the Country Life cart except the table and the window frame which were cut from French Manor.

Now the cat was a little tricky at that size, well, not so much the cat itself but the cat’s eye and his tongue! The chair was over 6” but those two things were itty bitty – so much so that I just didn’t even use them! (heck, I couldn’t even find them after taking them off the mat!) So I just used markers to color in the eyes and mouth.CountryLifeLO_AGC (9)

I had to make the washboard since that is how my Grandmother washed clothes back in the day. I cut the bubbles twice – once in white cardstock and again in light blue vellum. I added Rock Candy Stickles and Glossy Accents on the bubbles.CountryLifeLO_AGC (8)

The table from French Manor only had one layer so I put two of the table images on my mat in the Craft Room and used the Hide Contour feature to make one of the images solid and that became my base which I cut out in dark brown cardstock. Then I cut the original top layer out of some patterned paper that resembled old blue wood. I used distress markers to do some extra shading. The base of the lantern was cut from light blue vellum to make it look like glass. The window frame was also cut from French Manor but I cut the curtains and the rod free hand. I took a piece of white cardstock and used blue ink and a template to make the ‘clouds’ in the background and attached it to the back of the window frame. And who can resist a fresh warm pie cooling in the window?CountryLifeLO_AGC (6)

There are many phrases on the Country Life cart and I used two of them to convey my feelings and welded the two phrases together. I made the pipe on the stove longer by using a rectangle from Cricut Craft Room Basics and welding it to the original pipe in CCR. You may not be able to see it but I tried to make the coffee pot look like the old fashioned kind by cutting it out in a light blue and then stamping random little dots all over it with white ink. I did the same thing with the pie dish. CountryLifeLO_AGC (4)

Last is the old treadle sewing machine. My Grandmother had one just like it! I also added a vase full of flowers. CountryLifeLO_AGC (5)

I added photos mats with a bit of cream lace around them and a tag behind one of the mats to add journaling and/or extra photos.CountryLifeLO_AGC (10)

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Country Life layout. Now head over to FCCB and see the other scenes that the other design team members have created! Then join us in the fun by creating your own scene and adding it to the blog. Any scene will be fine just as long as you have at least one Cricut cut in your project.

Here are the cut sizes.

From Country Life:

  • Chair – 6.375”
  • Pie – 2.5”
  • Vase of flowers – 2.5”
  • Stove – 6.375”
  • Washboard – 3.583”
  • Lantern – 2.667”
  • Sewing machine – 6.167”

From French Manor:

  • Table – 4.208”
  • Window – 5.708”

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


4th of July’s Red, White, & Blue Blog Candy Winner!

Fantabulous Cricut

So I had my daughter pick a random number for the Blog Candy and the winner is…

(drumroll please!)


“This layout is a show stopper. I can see it framed and as the centerpiece of 4th of July decorations...like on a hallway table, fireplace mantle or wall.”

Thank you Scootingranny for visiting & following me and for leaving some blog love! Please email me with your address so I can get your blog candy in the mail to you! (angiespaperpassion at gmail dot com)

Thanks to all of you who take the time to visit my blog and even leave a comment now and then. I love what I do and all I ever wanted was to inspire others to craft so I really appreciate the time you take to visit me and I hope to continue to create projects that you’ll enjoy looking at!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Christmas in July Blog Hop!

This July, my Cricut Circle Sister, Scrapalette, will be hosting a Christmas in July Blog Hop that I will be participating in! Every Saturday, there will be a different theme and lots of creative blogs to hop to for ideas and inspiration! There will be a different blogger line up each week so you’ll need to check back here to see a list of them all! Actually, the first day of the Blog Hop was this past Saturday and the theme was Gift Card Holders. Please click HERE to start hopping and see all of the creative ideas that were posted that day!
Here are the themes for the rest of the month -
July 13 for Christmas Cards
July 20 for Christmas Ornaments
July 27 for Anything Goes Projects!
And of course, there will be prizes, too! Remember there will be different bloggers participating each week, so be sure to check my blog for a complete blog line up list each week. I will be posting a Christmas ornament  for this hop on July20th and a surprise Christmas project on July 27th!
So Merry Christmas in July my crafty friends!

(Please check back in tomorrow when I'll post my blog candy winner for the 4th of July's Red, White, & Blue Cricut Crawl)