Friday, August 5, 2011

Blog Hoppin' it Old School


Welcome to Cindyrella's Creations and the Old School Cartridges Blog Hop!

If you've come from visiting Christi at Scrappin' 5 Little Cupcakes you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can click HERE and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with you using the older Cricut cartridges. So get ready for some super fun projects and some fun giveaways along the way! After you have finished the hop, be sure to head on back to INKING IT UP CRAZY HERE and create and link up a project of your own using one of your older Cricut cartridges...the older the better.
Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!

YOU MAKE ME SMILE SUNFLOWER CARD

ITEMS USED:
*Cricut Cartridge: Stretch Your Imagination
*White Card Stock cut 4.25'h x 9.75'w
*Green Polka Dot Card Stock cut 4' x 4'
*Orange Strip cut 4' x 2'
*Hemp Cord
*Stickles Cinnamon Color
*Brown Card Stock
*Green Glitter Card Stock
*Orange Card Stock
*Xyron Create-a-Sticker
*Stampin' Up "Simple Sayings II"
*Gypsy
*Cricut
*Scotch Tape
*Scrapbook Tape Runner

RECIPE:
1. Fold White Card Stock at the 4.25'

2.
Attach orange strip to right side of card base

3.
Attach hemp cord with peace of scotch tape to back of green paper, wrap around as much as you'd like and attach to the back with another piece of scotch tape

4.
Attach green paper to card base

5.
Using my Gypsy I created 2 sunflowers by using the shift function. Their dimensions are at 1.46'w x 3.82'h. I cut 2 of them using brown card stock. Since I was using scraps for the flower and stem, I used the hide feature when cutting them. I cut 2 flowers in orange card stock while hiding the stems and 2 stems in the green glitter paper while hiding the flowers. This function on the Gypsy is something I use on most everything I cut...it saves time and paper.

6. I used my Xyron Create-a-Sticker to assemble the flowers and attached it on top of the cord.

7. In order to make the card POP I used my new Cinnamon color Stickles
for the center of the flower.

8. Lastly I stamped a simple saying to the card. I am new to the card making world so I only have a few stamps...I hope to add more to my collection as I am really enjoying this new found creative outlet.


I hope you enjoyed my card and it made you smile!!

Thanks for "kickin' it" with me "old school" while I was "stretching my imagination" on my FIRST EVER blog hop. Next stop...Kathy's blog Kathy and Kids
Go see what she has in store for you today...

Have a creative, crafty day!
Cindy :)~


LIST AND ORDER OF BLOG HOP:

Kassidy at Inking It up Crazy
Peggy at I Crea8Cards
Justina at Just My Crafts
Cheryl at Pink and Paper
Amy at Scrapping, Card Making and Living with Fibro
Holly at Holly's Hobbie
Diana at DL.ART
Cristi at Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes
**YOU ARE HERE** Cindy at Cindyrellas Creations
**NEXT BLOG** Kathy at Kathy and Kids
Lindsey at Cricut Crazy
Amy at Scrap This, Save That
Susan at It's Me Susan P

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your FIRST Blog Hop! We should friend up on FB-there's a group for Blog Hops there if you like it and WANT MORE! And I'm in a BABY Hop right now-join us! Your card is simple yet elegnat, I like that! Thanks for sharing! Brynn, flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com and I'm your newest follower-you're now out of the teens! WOO HOO!

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  2. Great job on your first blog hop!! Love your card. :)

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  3. You did a wonderful job on the card and instructions. Thanks for sharing.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  4. Very cute! I always forget about this cartridge- it was the first one I ever bought!

    JulieK
    http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

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  5. Pretty sunflower card.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  6. Sweet sunflower project. So cute.

    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  7. Love the colors and your card is great. New follower here as well :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    suenj99 at yahoo dot com
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

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  8. very very cute project....thanks for sharing
    new follower as well\

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  9. Congrats on your first blog hop! I love what you created. Stretch your Imagination is one of those carts I always wanted but never got =)

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  10. Really Great Job on your first hop and card! I became a new follower and look forward to what you will be doing...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  11. What an adorable card....gotta love our Gypsy's ...they are the sweetest invention since sugar;0)...TFS
    }}}HUGS{{{,
    Sheri G
    highlandmist88@yahoo.com

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  12. Congrats on your first blog hop. Very cute card!!

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  13. What a SWEET and cheerful card!! Definitely will bring smiles!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  14. What a cute card. New follower here...TFS!!
    Justina
    http://justmycrafts.blogspot.com
    justina1218 at aim dot com

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  15. Super cute!! TFS!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  16. What a beautiful card!! I love the cord wrapped around the middle! And I totally love the stickles in the middle of the flowers! Super cute!

    I'm a new follower now!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  17. how cool! Loved that you included a "how to"!!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com
    http://ICrea8cards.blogspot.com

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  18. Great card with super colors! Thanks for the instructions!

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
    follower

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  19. Your card is beautiful. I'm a New follower.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  20. Your Card is so Pretty! I just became a Follower. I just made a blog. Would Love for you to come visit me sometime. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot dot com

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  21. cute card!! I like Su stamps too and I like Stretch Your Imagination. Your play on words at the end of your post was funny!!

    hugs,
    Michelle

    http://michelles-crafty-creations.blogspot.com

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  22. adorable card!! great job on your first blog hop!!
    thanks for sharing with us, Charlotte

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  23. so cute! love how you connected the two together! Thanks so much!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  24. this card is really cute! thanks for sharing it. I just started following you tonight.

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  25. New follower here! 1st off I have to say I LOVE your blog name!! Made me smile! :) and 2nd...SUPER cute card!!! TFS!!
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  26. Congrats on your FIRST blog hop! You have done such an AWESOME job on your sunflower card....:O) Looks like I'm going to have to wipe the dust off of my SYI cart and start using it. Enjoyed meeting you!

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  27. Adorable card.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  28. waht a cute card the it. great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. congrats on your first hop you did great.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  29. Sunflowers are my FAV! Thanks for giving detailed instructions too. Always a plus. Thanks CallyAnn(new follower) would love for you to follow me too at
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  30. What a great card! TFS! New follower here!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  31. Great card and congrats on your first blog hop! They are very addicting. I'm a new follower.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love your sunflower card with the stickles.
    I am a follower.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  33. very pretty card, great trick about using the sticker machine. great job, bella

    thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com

    belladomenici@yahoo.com

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