Sunday, June 6, 2010

Friends - Give a Hoot

I have the cartridge Give a Hoot and wasn't sure I liked it. I kept looking at the cuts on it and thinking there were some cute cuts but just wasn't having that "lovin it" feeling. Then I started looking at the cuts on a more individual basis rather than what is suppose to go together and guess what! I am now having that "LOVIN IT" feeling!!

BFF Karen and I decided to make a card and I wanted to use some of the word paper I got at the GASC. I looked through one of my CARDS magazines and decided on layout for a card. The cut file for FRIENDS is set to cut 4 at a time.

The following supplies were used:
Cricut Carts - Give a Hoot, Alphalicious, Storybook
Patterned Paper - K & Company, Little Yellow Bicycle
Cardstock - Coredinations, Stardream
Grosgrain ribbon
Stickles - Cinnamon
Cat Eye Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan

I cut off the f on the word friends from Give a Hoot and replaced it with a larger F from Alphalicious. The chipboard F was cut with the shadow feature as was the blue cardstock and top layer from patterned paper. I dotted Stickles along one side because.....well I just like bling! *okie thinks everyone should know by now that she has a serious bling addiction* And of course I pop dotted the F.

Karen did the inking on some of the cards. She kept telling me "I CAN DO STUFF" when I told her she wasn't allowed to sew on the cards.

I pounced the ink pad on the top layer of 'riends' so it would show up better. The paper I used looked a bit washed out before I did the pouncing.

The flower is cut at 1", 1.5" and 1.75" for a layered look. I used Coredinations Vintage for the bottom and top layer and Stardream for the middle layer. I crumpled the flowers and then sanded the Vintage for a more distressed look. A yellow brad finished off the flower quite nicely.

Maybe BFF Karen and I can make something again today! But maybe the pool is calling us....guess we will just have to see! *okie looks down at her arms and admires her kickin tan* Yep, the pool might win out!


  1. Awesome card!!! Love that big huge 'F'. Really pops the card!!! :)

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. I really want this cart!! You did an AWESOME job my friend! Your card is PERFECT!
    Big hugs,

  4. What a great Card Okie! I got this Cartridge too and have yet to figure out what to do with it.... I think I'll do what you did and take a second look and maybe find something that will "WOW" me as it did you... Thanks for the idea!
    Have a great day! :)

  5. Well, what an awesome little card this is. At first it has a simply gorgeous appearance, but on further examination it has some difficult and expertly done extras. Your colors and layers are awesome. Still learning so much from you!!!!!!


  7. I got me one made THANK U THANK U I love IT!!

  8. Ooooo!! love this card!! Really pretty