Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Favorite Vinyl And A Banner

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic 3 day weekend ;) For today's project I wanted to make something fun while answering one of my most asked questions. I always get this question: 

Where is the best place to get vinyl for your Cricut Machine? 

*I have used a lot of different brands of vinyl in my machine and I have to be honest and say that the vinyl I purchase at EAD DESIGNS works best. 

Why I love EAD DESIGNS Vinyl you ask? 
*Extremely High Quality Vinyl 
*Doesn't Peel 
*Cuts like butter in the Cricut Machine 
*Free Transfer Tape with vinyl 
*Tons of Colors/designs to Choose from 
*Fast Shipping, I could go on an on…. 

You just need to go try it out for yourself! Here is a project that I made using the vinyl sheet from EAD DESIGNS

Supplies Used:
Paper- Kraft, The Paper Studio
Die Cutting Machine
Twine- Timeless Twine

I love making banners for all the Holidays and Special Occasions.  When I make a banner I want it to last for years.  I have tried just using paper letters and gluing them down.  Over time the glue starts to come apart and the letters fall off.  I have used other brands of vinyl and it is okay for a while but eventually it start peeling off.  I can say that I have never had a problem with the vinyl sheets from EAD DESIGNS.

Be sure to go check out all the vinyl sheets for your Cricut Machine.
Trust me… Once you use this vinyl, you can never go back

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Personalizing Photo Albums

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic Saturday!  It is so crazy that we are almost through with May.  Where did this month go?  Anyways, I am so excited for June!  I have some super fun project ideas for you.  If you like new home decor ideas, you will surely love what I have coming up.

In the meantime I have a quick project for you today.  I also have a little secret...  It may seem like I would be the type of person who makes scrapbooking layouts for birthdays, trips and holidays.  That is FAR FROM THE TRUTH!  I don't even have a personal scrapbook...  Crazy huh!

Well I have been organizing my photos and putting them in photo albums.  I wanted to share how I am personalizing the albums.  All I used was some of my favorite vinyl from EAD DESIGNS and a die cut machine.  If you don't have a die cut machine, no worries EAD DESIGNS can create something to fit your needs.  They are so awesome to help anyone out!

Be sure to head on over to EAD DESIGNS and check out their fantastic products.  See you all next week!

Guest Designer- Court

Hi! This is Court from Court's Craft Corner! First of all I want to thank Kassidy for this amazing opportunity to be a guest designer on her awesome blog! I am honored! 

I made a card for my best friend, Alyssa, because she is always there for me! I used her 3 favorite colors too! I really hope she likes it!

I used my cuddle bug, My Pink Stamper stamps, and the Create a Critter Stamp set!

Thank you so much for having me here today Kassidy! I hope you all have a very crafty day!

Craft On,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Guest Designer Madison

Welcome to Inking it Up Crazy!

My name is Madison and I am the guest designer today.  
Thank you Kassidy for letting me post on your fabulous blog!

Today I will be sharing with you a special treat I made for my mom.  Her birthday is this weekend, but I decided to surprise her and share this treat with her a few days early.  For those of you who don't know, my mom is gluten intolerant and eats gluten free.  I wanted to combine her lack of "fun" treats with this project and create a cool idea that I could share with you today.

Happy Birthday Mom

I created a treat box and gift tag. The box is filled with homemade gluten free blueberry scones:)  My mom LOVED these as much as I loved making them for her.  This project is easy to do.  You can see how a container like this can be filled with so many different treats and covered with so many different kinds of paper.  The possibilities are endless.

The cutting file came with stripes and a popcorn logo, which I eliminated. I did not need them for this project.  All the measurements were predetermined with the file I purchased at Silhouette America.  For this project I cut the file out of white card stock first and again out of patterned paper.  I wanted it to be nice and sturdy so that it would hold my treats.  Thus, the finished project is two layers. 

This is how it looks when it is cut.  Only one file could be cut at a time using the card stock since the paper is 8.5" x 11".  The sides and bottom are already perforated.

The patterned paper cuts nicely two on a page since I used a 12" x 12" piece of paper.  I found that using a Cricut mat works really well in my Cameo.

This is much easier to read in person.  Sorry I couldn't get a good photo.  You can see that ideas for creating a tag include adding a shadow, embossing the background, adding some flowers, adding your sentiment and perhaps some doodling.

  1. Using the Cameo, cut popcorn box file x 4 out of white card stock.  
  2. Repeat using patterned paper.
  3. Adhere the patterned paper to the white card stock.
  4. Assemble the popcorn box.
  5. Tie a bow around the center of the box.
  6. Create a tag with a shadow using any Cricut cartridge or cutting file.
  7. Add sentiment and embellishments to the front.
  8. Tie the tag to the popcorn box.
  9. Fill the popcorn box with treats.
Thank you for spending some time with me today.  If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment on my blog at Funky Cards.


Thanks so much Madison!  You ROCK!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Exploring The Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge

Hi everyone! This is Kassidy from Inking It Up Crazy. I am so super excited to be a part of the fabulous Memory Miser design team!  This month I got to explore the Cricut Cartridge: Spring Holiday Cards

I am going to be honest, when I first seen Provo Craft release this cartridge, I thought it was okay...  Something I couldn't see myself ever using.  It looked like it took the creativity out of cardmaking.
After getting the chance to play with it, I couldn't be more wrong.

This would be a great cartridge for anyone!  The beginning crafter to the advance crafter.  
What I liked about it was:
  •  EASY TO USE (only 2 cuts to make an entire card)
  • Great for those that don't have a lot of time to create a card.  
  • Great for kids to use.
  • Matching Envelopes
  • AMAZING GIFT BOXES (If it was me, I would definitely purchase this cartridge for just the gift boxes alone)

Here are a few projects I made with the Spring Holiday Cards:

Wouldn't this be a fun gift box for any "fungi" in your life.  I have such a hard time making boyish projects but this cartridge makes it super easy.

I  love the gift boxes so much that I created some for mothers day!  I also used the April Showers Cricut Cartridge to cut the flower.

For this one, I need a gift card holder for a birthday and decided to turn a basic envelope cut into a gift card holder.  I used the back of the envelope as the front and added some inking, button, twine and a fun stamp from My Pink Stamper that Memory Miser also sales.

I hope you all enjoyed my projects using the Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!

See you all soon!
Hugs, Kassidy

Friends To The End

Hi everyone!  I have a fun and simple card idea using some of my favorite twine from Timeless Twine.  Check it out:

  • Paper- Blue and Kraft Cardstock (from Hobby Lobby)
  • Patterned Paper- DCWV (This came from a Winter/Christmas stack)
  • White Gel Pen
  • Paper Flower
  • Stamp- My Creative Time
  • Button
  • Twine- Timeless Twine (Aqua Blue)
I hope you all enjoyed my card!  
See you all soon.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Decorating a phone cover

  Hi everyone! I hope you are having a "Happy National Scrapbook Day!" 
  For today's project I wanted to use some of the fabulous scrapbook supplies that EAD Designs offers. I decided to make a non scrapbook type of item too! 
  To start off, I have a little confession... I got an iphone in October and never purchased a cover for it until last week. I know what you are thinking... I am crazy for not getting something to protect my much valued electronic. After much searching for the perfect cover, I found a fun one on etsy. I was so excited to put it on my phone when it got here.

  I thought about cutting out a vinyl letter and adding it to the cover but then I thought I would try something a little different. 
  If you don't already know, EAD Designs has some really fun clear vinyl stickers. They have TONS AND TONS AND TONS!!!! They are so stinkin' adorable! I decided to add a fun trendy owl. I love how it turned out! It is great because these stickers don't leave any sticky residue and you can keep changing the stickers!!!

Be sure to go pick up some darling stickers from EAD Designs and decorate your phones :)
See you all next week with another fun project!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Guest Designer

Hi everyone!  I have another fabulous guest designer today!  Check out what my friend JEN created for you:

Hello! I am very excited to be Kassidy's guest designer today. I love Kassidy's projects, so I was very excited to be able to guest design on Inking It Up Crazy
Today, I made a simple A2 sized card with a pink and white mat. I love pink and brown together and haven't used those colors in a while. On the side, I cut ribbon strips at two inches and bent them in half, keeping the edge round. I used a glue dot to keep the ends adhered together, then I adhered the ribbon to the card. This is a great way to use up some of those little pieces of ribbon you have laying around your craft space! 
The sentiment is a digi stamp I found online and I cut scalloped circles (using an SVG File) at 1.5 inch and 1.75 inches. The sentiment reads "Just for You."

Thank you Kassidy for having me as a guest designer today! 

Be sure to check out Jen's Blog here:

Thanks so much for being a guest designer 
on my blog Jen!