Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring is here! ??

I love Spring!  I love the flowers that pop their heads out near the end of winter...and the warmer weather...(where?? not in Seattle!)

Along with spring comes flowers and Easter.  Have you seen the new CTMH stamp set MY PEEPS?  (B1402, $9.95) Very cute.  

I had two ideas for this stamp set -- the simple one:

And the more complicated one:

You can't really tell from that picture above, but it's a stair step on the right.

Here's a better picture:

I also used the new CTMH Adhesive Springs (Z1725, $2.95 for 6 springs).  See?

SO cute!  And easier than it looks.  
I drew out a pattern for you:

The "bad" news is that I drew my sketch flipped (opposite) of the card I made, so after you cut and score, just turn the paper over, and it will match the picture above.

After cutting my slit at 2", I used my scoring board.

My Martha Stewart scoring board made making this card really easy.  A while back, I was debating between the Scor Pal (which I'd heard a lot about) and the Martha Stewart scoring board.  Here's a great video comparing the two brands:

After watching the video, I opted for the Martha Stewart option.  The gal in the video also mentions that Scor-Pal has great online tools with tons of projects at  

There's no reason you can pop over to to see what ideas they have!

I got my Martha Stewart scoring board at Michaels before Christmas (at 50% off), but at $19.95 retail, even paying full price (or using your 40% off coupon) is a great deal.

TIP:  The gal in the video mentions that the grooves in the Martha Stewart Kit are narrower, and if she lost her Martha Stewart scoring tool, most other ones were too fat to fit in the grooves.  I did notice that my Cricut bone folder/scoring tool (that came in my Cricut Tool Kit) worked nicely. 

TIP:  The other thing I noticed is that if you're doing a lot of scoring, your finger gets a big dent in it (from pushing on the scoring tool).  I wrapped a rubber band around the scoring tool where my finger goes, to make a little cushion.

Have fun!  Hope this helps.  

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Supplies Used:
Card 1:  Lucy Paper Pack (X7149B, $9.95)
My Peeps (B1402, $9.95)
Card Stock: Creme Brulee, Cotton Candy, Colonial White
Ink:  Pear, Creme Brulee
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Paradise Paper Flowers (Z1710, $5.95 for 68 flowers)
Sparkles $2.95

Card 2: Lucy Paper Pack (X7149B, $9.95)
My Peeps (B1402, $9.95)
Card Stock: Creme Brulee, Pear, White Daisy, Sunny Yellow
Markers:  Assorted spring colors
Ink:  Pear, Cotton Candy, New England Ivy (for outline)
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Sponge Daubers
Adhesive Springs (Z1725, $2.95 for 6 springs) 
Paradise Paper Flowers (Z1710, $5.95 for 68 flowers)
Opaques Adhesive (Pearls) Gems (Z1336, $2.95)