Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creative Cards #2

Hi Everyone.  I made another window card with the new Creative cards cartridge.  This one looks like the front window on your house.

The bee and little teddy bear came from , which I hand cut out.  If you have not shopped at Nikki's store, she has files to fit everyones needs.  If you have a Silhouette or other electronic cutter, she has the files for those, but if you don't - she has them so you can hand cut them out too - so if you you are looking for cute files that you can't get on a cartridge, check out Nikki's site. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cricut's New "Creative Cards"

Today, I used the new Cricut cartridge, "Creative Cards".  I made the first card on the cartridge which is the birdcage card.  I didn't realize it was a tri-fold card - what a great surprise!!

Here is the front of the card, cut at 5 1/4 inches or just press "fit to page" feature on your expression and it will automatically cut at 5 1/4 inches. 
here is the inside flap.  You can add a small sentiment below so it will not be seen when the card is closed.
and here is the card totally open for you to write.  You can cut two of the mats and mount it to the right side also if you wanted to :). 

I watched a youtube video on someone that made this into a swing card.  I believe she did this in the Cricut Craftroom or possibly with her gypsy.  She widened the opening and made the birdcage a little smaller and hung it with a brad so it swung through the opening.  Very cute version.   You could cut the birdcage out in black to make it look like a wrought iron cage also. 

All in all I think it came out cute.  The cartridge also has a coordinating envelope to cut for this card.

Hope you like it.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Create a Critter 2

Happy Sunday!!  I am so excited, I bought the Create a Critter 2 yesterday!  I have been looking at it for a while and wondered since I have the original Create a Critter (my all time favorite) if I really needed to get this one.  I am so glad I did.  Even though it has a lot of the same critters as the original one, they have different outfits for different occasions.  I found this chocolate Easter bunny on there and instantly thought of peeps.  I know peeps are usually chicks, but they do have bunny ones now so I made this card with that thought in mind.

I cut the bunnies at 3 3/4 inches along with the grass.  I thought it would be really cute to add the colorful googly eyes and added a little pearl accent to the middle of the bow ties.    It feels so good to make a card with Spring in mind!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Welcome to Paper Piecings By Nikki's February Blog Hop. "Love is in the Air" The Design Team has outdone themselves with all things "Love". We hope you will hop along with us and be inspired to create your own "love" filled projects.

Nikki has created her very own love creation - a FREE file for everyone who hops along with us today. You can get this file at the Paper Piecings By Nikki Store.  The link is:


If you arrived from Patti's Blog,    then you are in the right place. If you get lost along the way, here is our line-up:
Nikki -
Patti -
Linda -
Barb -
Debbie -
Amanda B-
Amanda S -
Pam and Kim -

You're next stop will be Barb

I made a cute scrapbook layout using the Hersey Kiss file which you can find in the .50 section of Nikki's store.

When I think Valentines Day and Love, I think Chocolate!!!  Nikki's files are truly for everyone and every talent level.  I print these little guys out and hand cut them using the jpeg file format.  You can also use the print and cut feature of the Silhouette or  whatever type of machine  you have, and if you like paper piecing you can use her other formats to do that. 

Make sure you check out all the stops on our hop today - and go to Paper Piecings By Nikki at   to get your freebie. Once you get the freebie and create your project, make sure you enter it in our Facebook Fan Page!/paperpiecingsbynikkidesigns

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