Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Card and Invitation Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's Card and Invitation Blog Hop!
If not please start at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com for the beginning of our blog hop.
My card for today is made with the Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge
Isn't the snail too cute?  The patterned papers are from a K&Company Super Paper Pad. 
I once again tried my hand at using my sewing machine to do the stitching, a straight stitch and a zig zag.  Here are the steps:
1. Cut card from red card stock
2. Cut pink card stock 1/4 inch smaller than card front, adhere
3. Cut patterned paper to match the size of the card, tear edge, and zig-zag stitch opposite edge, adhere.
4. Cut square from pink card stock, straight stitch edges, ink edges in red, stamp "friends", adhere
5. Using the Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge, cut snail body from red card stock, cut snail shell and body from patterned paper, adhere shell, cut off patterned antenna tips, and adhere, draw on face and adhere whole snail to the front of the card.

A quick tip for stitching on your sewing machine: as soon as you are done stitching, with a small piece of tape, tape the loose ends of thread on the back of the paper, this will prevent them from getting pulled out.  Once they are taped you can then snip off the extra thread

Here is what the inside looks like:

The sentiments on the front and back are from a clear stamp set from Hero Arts called Thank You For Being My Friend.  This was my first experience using clear stamps and I loved it!  I bought a bunch of clear stamps at Archivers recently when they had a one day 40% off sale. I try my best to buy items made in the USA and I was pleasantly surprised at how many stamps are. 

I do have a small prize to give away, all you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment below about what you liked or didn't like about this project or post.  This is my first blog hop so some feedback would be great!  One person will be randomly selected by Monday August 22nd at 12:00 noon

Thanks for hopping by!
Jennifer

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61 comments:

  1. VERY cute!!! I have this cart and haven't used this cut, but it's really cute!!! Nicely done!

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  2. love the color combo on this card, and the sentiment.. sooo cute! TFS

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  3. I love the colors on this! And yes, the snail is super cute. :)

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  4. How cute is this?? VERY!! LOL! Love it!! New follower here! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  5. what a cute card. love the stitching!
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  6. Great card AND instructions which help sooo much!
    Good job for 1st hop:-)
    jejaeb@cfl.rr.com

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  7. Wish i could sew so i could do things liek this. Great job and love the sentiments

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  8. Love the stitching! That always seems to make a card a little bit more special. Pretty colors and adorable die-cut....:O) Fun to visit you!

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  9. Cute, cute card and I also love the zig zag stitching down the side! Very sweet sentiment! This is a great, fun card!

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  10. I love the Snail! and your stitching!

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  11. a terrifically sweet cartridge. love it! ...and what would i do without all you crafty girls that share your wonderful work?

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  12. love your snail and the sentiment. your stitching is great. good job on first hop.

    rhelm@tampabay.rr.com

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  13. Soooo cute! Love the colour! And what an adorable snail! TFS!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  14. cute snail. love the colors you used. I am a new follower

    Karen
    countrygirlin_md at yahoo dot com
    karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

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  15. What a cute card, and I love the stitching you did!

    momofcody1993atyahoodotcom

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  16. Awesome card! I want to try stitching on my cards because I love the look! TFS!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  17. I am a new follower. Love the stitching and the colors.

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  18. The color combo on your card was great! Super cute! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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  19. Love it!!! What a sweet card!!! The snail is adorable!!

    Maria
    mdel64@bellsouth.net

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  20. I love the sentiment on this. What a cute card. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm a new follower. I think this card is so cute. That snail is just adorable. I like that you stitched the card too. That is something I want to try someday (haven't gotten the nerve to yet). Thanks for sharing.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  22. What a cute card! I love how you detail out how to recreate this card! I tried to become a follower of yours, but blogger isn't allowing that at the moment. I will be back to try and follower later! A recommendation for you for stamps that are made in the USA are Pink by Design stamps! They are awesome!


    -Samantha
    samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com
    samanthascricutcreations@live.com

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  23. Such a fun card and you used just the right papers too! TFS

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  24. Yep... your little snail is just cute as a bug. Great job on the sewing I wish mine looked like that. Thanks for sharing !!!

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  25. Thanks for sharing all the details on this cutie card! I love the snail and the stitching is GREAT! Check out MyCreativeTime.blogspot.com (click the shopping cart) and go look at Emma's stamps! I'm on her DT and I love, LOVE, LOVEEEE her stamps (they are manufactured by Peachy Keen and are really high quality stamps!) TFS! Hugs, Leanne
    Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net
    www.createdbyLeanne.blogspot.com

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  26. Such an adorable card! Love it!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

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  27. You have done a very cute job. love the color combo and the snail is so stinkin cute. keep up the great work
    thanks for sharing and fr the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  28. awe, cute pink snail is so cute. The sentiment fits well. :)

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  29. Hi! Your card is adorable! I love the stitching on it! I'm not a sewer or have a machine, but maybe I can pen the stitches in to look like stitches. lol I'm new at card making and love your ideas. Happy to follow you! Keep creating beautiful cards, etc.!
    Barb O.

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  30. Yay! I'm follower #10!! I absolutely love your card. Walk in My Garden is one of my favorite carts and I just used it and the snail for my very first blog hop a few weeks ago!

    I love the stitching you did on your card! I haven't quite worked up to that level yet!!

    Stop by my blog and say hi if you get a chance!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  31. this makes snails seem adorable

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  32. Super cute card, loved the color PINK!!! Thanks for sharing. New Follower.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  33. This is a very cute card. TFS! I'm a new follower.

    tk_themom_smith@msn.com

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  34. You did great!! I love your card! I am doing my first hop on the 31st. You should check it out! I am a new follower!!

    my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
    smmyiow@gmail.com

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  35. hee hee hee, that snail is adorable!

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  36. Very pretty...love the colors you used!

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  37. I'm impressed. Would love to receive this card. SOOO cute!

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  38. Simply adorable card love the cute little face on the the snail.

    Debbie H.

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  39. So cute! I love the snail! Blogger is giving me issues and I cant see your follower button. I think I am already a follower though!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  40. your card is so adorable, love the colors. the snail is soooo cute. tfs

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  41. Ha I just bought a sew easy yesterday! Lol..and I have no idea how to use it! So thanks for the tip on the tape. I love your snail card! cute choice of paper for the snail. Good job on your first try with clear stamps. I am still leraning new tricks and things. We newbies need to stick together! (Smiling) Have a great crafting day!

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  42. Such a cute card! Love the snail and the sentiment inside.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  43. Adorable card!! I love the colors and patterns! That snail is too cute!! Love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

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  44. Great card! I love the snail and the paper combo and the stitching!!! Super cute!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    I am a new follower!

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  45. Love your card....the snail is so super cute. I also became a follower :)

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  46. Very nice. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! So cute... I love pink!
    --Susan
    suebella4u at hotmail dot com

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  47. Great colors... love the stitching. Thank you for sharing. chale@gci.net

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  48. Sweet card! Love the snail! TFS
    scrapbug@live.com

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  49. So cute, Love that little snail and that stiching is the perfect touch! Thank you so much for sharing!Glad to become a follower!
    Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com or www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

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  50. So cute...I love the layers and the stitching. TFS!

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  51. Love the pinks. I love the the sentiment inside! Wow i have yet to do a hop. Hope soon. You did good! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
    come on over:)

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  52. I really like your pink snail & all your sewing...

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  53. Very cute card...that snail is very cute

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  54. That is the CUTEST Snail!!! lol Love your card.

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