Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just Because Cards Wagon Card

Hi Everyone!!

Robyn, My Pink Stamper, is having a "Think Pink Week" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. She issued a challenge to make something Pink. My mom had surgery on her shoulder today, so I made her this card using the Just Because Cards Cartridge. Everything is cut at 6 1/4", except for the patterned paper, I think it is 4x6 (I just cut it down a little bit smaller than the card base).

I decided to add the little "You Can Do It" stamp to the wagon. The stamp is from My Pink Stampers Everyday Occassions stamp set.

Have a great day!!!
~Sara Kate~

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wedding Joy Fold Card

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately. Life is just kind of busy with school, work, weddings, and other events to attend. Speaking of which, I took Robyn's challenge to "make something cute" made a really cute card the other night for one of my friends from Nursing school who is getting married Saturday! This was my first attempt at making a Joy Fold card, love how it turned out! Ok I will admit, I always love how it turns out!!

For those of you not familiar with the Joy Fold card, the little heart in the corner keeps the card closed.

This is what the card looks like when it's not slid under the heart. The orange part is what actually opens instead of the normal base! So fun!

All opened up! Don't you just love this fold?!?!  Ok, here are the instructions:
1 piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"--score at 5 1/2"
1 piece of cardstock cut at 3" x 8"-- score at 4"
I make all of my layers 1/4" smaller.
So you open the left part of the base (there's like a half flap), Then you center the 3x8 peice of folded cardstock and glue it down! Super super simple!!!
The scallop design on the front was cut from Lacy Labels at 2 1/2"
The heart that keeps it closed was cut from Sweethearts at 1 1/4"

This is such a fun and easy card to make. I always love doing something different that the traditional folds!
Hope you like it!

~Sara Kate~

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge with Emma--"Z" fold card

Hi Everyone!

Wanted to share with you this weeks Throwback Thursday Challenge with Emma. Visit her blog Here. This weeks challenge was to go "Old School" and not use the Cricut or any other machines. I thought this challenge was going to be hard because I never made cards before the Cricut, but it was actually fun and pretty easy. I have a wedding to go to today so I made this wedding card with just cardstock and stamps!

I've saw this card fold called an "S" fold, "Z" fold, whatever it is, I love it! So you take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock. Lay it horizontally on your table. for the high end you measure 5 1/2 and the low end I believe is 3 3/4. Line up your 2 marks and cut it so that it is slanted like this. Love it!

Stamps are a Stampendous Wedding set! Made this card super simple to complete!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! I'm off to make a wedding explosion box for my friend who is getting married today! I'll post pictures later!

~Sara Kate~

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Scrappy Sisters Blog

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you know of a new adventure of mine. My sister and I both really emjoy scrapbooking, card making, and anything to do with the Cricut, but we live several hours away. We thought it would be fun to make a blog together to share our creations. Go check it out: The Scrappy Sisters. We would love for you to follow us and join in our adventure!

~Sara Kate~

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Triangle Tri-fold Card & Throwback Thursday

Hey Everyone!

So I found card style that is new to me and had to play around with it! It's called a Triangle Tri-fold card and I think they are soo neat! I'm also super excited that I get to participate in my first "Throwback Thursday" challenge hosted by Emma over at My Creative Time! Every Thursday Emma hosts this challenge, typically she picks an "older" cartridge for everyone to use, this week though she decided to let everyone choose their own cartridge to use! I decided to use Home Accents because (shhhh, dont tell) I've had it for a while and have maybe used it once or twice. So, without further ado, here is my card!

To make this type of card you simple take a 4"x12" piece of cardstock, score at 4" and 8", then (in the same direction) score the 2 flaps diagonally. So super simple!! I then too a 3 3/4" square and cut in diagonally for the layer on top!

Both stamps are from My Pink Stamper Everday Occassions stamp set!

The butterfly is cut at 3 1/4" from Home Accents, both the blackout and standard features, then I added some stickles to the cutout part!  Patterned paper is from a DCWV Cafe Mediterranean stack.

Hope you like it!
~Sara Kate~

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bachelorette "Bikini" Card

Today I wanted to share a super fun card that I made for a friends Bachelorette party coming up soon. I've saw this idea several places, it's not my own, but I thought it was too cute to pass up. Here is the front:

Using my Gypsy I took 2 5" hearts from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge, flipped one, then welded them together! So super easy. For the "bra" or "bikini" part I cut out 2 extra 5" hearts in the leopard paper and shaped the pieces by hand, not hard at all.  Now, here is the back:

I used the other 5" heart in the leopord paper to design the back. I then decided to add a little "tattoo" using the heart stamp from My Pink Stamper's Simply Sweet Occassions stamp set.  I just love how this card turned out! I think it's super cute!!

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend everyone!!
~Sara Kate~

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wedding Layout using Sweethearts

Hi Everyone!

I made this wedding LO for a friend who is getting married in October. I was a bit sneaky and matched the colors to her wedding invites =P  I used Sweethearts for all of the cuts. "Tying the knot" and "Mr & Mrs" were both cut at 3". The ribbon is cut at 11.55" width wise, I laid this out on my Gypsy and I must say it looked like the ribbon would be much closer to the edges, but I still love how it turned out! I did some stitching with my white Signo gel pen, then added some bling to dress it up a bit!

Hope you are having a great week!  I will be back tomorrow to share a Bachelorette party card, love love love how this one turned out!!!

~Sara Kate~

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Trifold Shutter Card

Hi Everyone!

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted, life has been crazy! But in a good way :) It's back to school time, which means a more structured schedule and more time to craft! So I should be back to regular blogging now, yay!!  Today I wanted to share a Trifold Shutter Card that I made for my parents 30th Anniversary which was on Monday. I love love love these cards!!!

Sara Kate

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm Baaaack!!!

Boy has it been a long time since I have posted something!!! Sadly, I don't have anything to post for you today. I have pictures taken of several projects I have made since I was gone but they aren't on the computer yet! I've been busy with....Life! Since I've been gone I've gotten married, moved, and just lived life for a while. I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still here and I will have some projects up soon!

Did you notice that I made a little change to my blog??  I didn't like how loooooong my blog title was, and since I'm now loving a new last name, I decided to switch it up a bit. My blog is now titled Sara K Scraps :) I'm on the hunt for the perfect look for my blog, so be expecting some other changes as well!

Happy Crafting!

Sara Kate K.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bridesmaid/Parents Thank You Cards

Hello Everyone!

Sorry its been SOOO long since I have blogged, but I am getting married 1 WEEK from today!!! So I have been very busy. My Cricut was steaming the other night as I made 10 cards (some duplicates tho, but still). I wanted to share those cards with you. I decided to make special Thank You and Celebrate cards for my bridesmaids, our parents, and I made a surprise card for my groom which I am going to give to the photographer to give to him before the wedding!!  So here they are! I LOVE how they all turned out!!

This one is for my bridesmaids. 3 of the 4 of them scrapbook and I bought them the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge, so I wanted to use it on their card! The ladies are cut at 4", I added some stickles to their hair and shoes. I used my D'Vine swirls Cuttlebug folder on the background and the pink dress.

This one is for our parents. I used the Wedding Solutions Cartridge. The couple is cut at 4 1/4", then I added some bling to the back of the brides dress. Her veil is cut from DCWV Glitter paper.

This one is for my Groom!!  I also used the Wedding solutions folder for the tux and flower. The flower is cut at 1" and the tux is cut at I believe 4." The groom stamp is from a wedding set that I have, For My is my handwriting.

This is for my flowergirl. I got the little basket from Wedding solutions. She loves the Cricut, so I had to make her a card with it. Again, the flower basket was cut at 4" and I added some stickles to the flowers!

I used my FAVORITE My Pink Stamper stamp sets on all of these cards.

I hope you like them all!! I absolutely LOVE how they all turned out! Especially because I wasn't feeling very crafty the day I made these all, but I had to do it then.

It's a busy busy week. Only 5 more days until the wedding!!  We return from our honeymoon on the 22nd, so I won't be having any posts until after that sometime. We are also moving in early July, so Its going to be a crazy busy time for a while! I will have lots of catching up to do with looking at all my blogs!!!

Have a great couple of Weeks!!
~Sara Kate~

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gatefold Card

Hello Everyone!

The other night I decided I was just sick of making plain old cards and decided to do something different, something that I've never done before! Although I'm sure alot of you have made them, gatefold cards were new to me, love them!! I have a few more card styles spinning in my head now as well!  Ok, no more waiting, here is the cute little gatefold card I made!

First I made my card base. I took the standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (8 1/2 x 11 cut in half) piece of cardstock scored and folded each side in at 2 1/8" to create my gatefold card base.

Then I added a background layer. I got this green plaid from a Martha Stewart stack.

I went ahead and did the same thing to the inside of the sides and put a solid white piece in the center of the card where I can write my note to the person who will receive this card.

I decided that I wanted to put an Owl on the front of the card. I have never used ANY of my owl cricut images, so I thought I would just make this card completely out of things I have never done before. So I laid out all the pieces of my owl (from Create a Critter) on my Gypsy so I knew exactly what I needed. I LOVE my Gypsy!! Here is what it looked like on my Gypsy mat.

Love how I know exactly where to lay out my paper and know where things will cut!!!  Honestly, if you are thinking about getting a gyspsy but youre just not quite sure (like I was), DO IT!!!!  It rocks!!

Here is a picture of the final product. I decided not to add a sentiment at this time. I'm hoping to get some cute "pun" stamps, and I'm not sure what I will use this card for yet, so I decided to leave it blank until I find either a use for it, or a good sentiment stamp!!

Have a fabulous day!!
.:Sara Kate:.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My 1st Gypsy Project!

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share the first project that I made with my Gypsy. Boy do I LOVE this thing!!! I'm also LOVING my new ATG 714!! It rocks!!  But, back to the gypsy project. I have a Boston Terrier and love the 1st puppy on Create a Critter, because it looks like him!

So this is my puppy, his name is Remington, aka Remi.

Here is the card laid out on my Gypsy. Everything was cut at 5".

Everything cut out on the mat!! I LOVE my Gypsy, so much paper saved bc I know exactly how big of a piece I need!!!

Here is the front of the card! I love the googly eyes! The stamp is from My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set.

Here is the inside, complete with Remi's signature!

Have a great week everyone!!
Sara Kate

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Explosion Boxes! Sooo much fun!!

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to share some FUN projects that I made for Mothers Day, late I know, but they're here now! Nicole over at Canadian Nickel Scrap'n did a video tutorial on how to make these fun explosion boxes. Her post can be viewed by clicking the link above in blue. Following her post she also shares a link to written instructions on how to make an explosion box. Thanks Nicole!! 

So I decided to make these for my mom and my soon to be mother in law for Mothers Day, they loved them! Hope you do too!

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The box above is for my fiances mom. She has 3 boys, so I made each "layer" about each of her sons.

This one was for my mom. No rhyme or reason to the order for hers, I just put lots of pictures of our family!

As always feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think!

~Sara Kate~

Monday, May 17, 2010

Holy Scrapbook Birthday!!

Hi Everyone!

So my 22nd birthday was just on May 8th, and boy am I a lucky girl!!  My fiance bought me a Gypsy!!! and the adorable Gypsy clutch!!!  My parents got me an ATG gun, I'm a true scrapper now!!  Here is a pick of all the scrapbook related gifts that I got. I had some money from my uncle and went to Archivers, where I found the CUTE Pink Crown Gypsy sleeve and car charger for 50% off!!! I got them both for $25, what a deal!!!  

So be checking back for my new Gypsy creations!!! I'm sooo excited!!!

--Sara Kate--

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Hello everyone!

On Friday, Robyn, My Pink Stamper , issued a color challenge over on her blog. The challenge was to make something using brown, green, and yellow. I made this card for some of our friends who just bought their first house!! I had just gotten the "Just Because" cards cricut cartridge for my birthday, so I was eager to use it!

I finished off the inside of the card by cutting a second background layer to apply to the inside. I hope you like it!

Sara Kate

Friday, May 14, 2010

Birthday Cards

Here are a few birthday cards I made recently!! 

This cute motorcycle card was for my Mom. I cut the motorcycle at 2"from Going Places and the Biker chick is cut at 3" from Paper Doll Dress Up and Everyday paper dolls. The "chaps", jeans, and boots are the cowboys from paperdoll dressup; hair, shirt, and helmet are from Everyday paper dolls. I ran the card layer through the Diamond Plate Cuttlebug embossing folder.   I love this card, and most importantly, my mom loved it too!!

The card below was a birthday card for one of my Nursing school friends. We also happen to share the same birthday!!  She is going on a Study Abroad type trip to Mexico and had been super excited, so I decided to make her card a little like Mexico!  The sombraro is cut at 3" from Designer's Calendar. Again, I love how it turned out, but she loved it even more!

Hope you like them!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wedding Invitations!

Today I wanted to share my wedding invitations with you all!  I LOVED making them and I'm SOO happy with how they turned out. People are just starting to get them and I've had several comments so far. My mom, bridesmaids and I took a weekend to make 150 of them!! It was so much fun.
(These pictures are the sample that I made and took the weekend we made them all, it got a little beat up in the process (like the missing bling), the actual ones that went out look much nicer lol.)

The RSVP card, map, lodging info, and registry info went in the pocket on the right side!

Let me know what you think!!!
~Sara Kate~

Monday, May 3, 2010

MPS NSD Challenge #7

My Pink Stampers NSD Challenge #7 was to make a project for your father or a guy in your life, something masculine. I just realized that my Uncle's Birthday is today, so I decided I would do one more challenge! This card was so fast, I was impressed!

What do you think?!?!  Hope he likes it, even if it will be late!

~ Sara Kate ~