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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Oh Say Can You See....using Cricut Base Camp and Independence Day Mini Cartridges

Happy Saturday everyone!  Saturdays are always a reason to celebrate for me!  I am really excited to share some fun shaped cards I made with help from my gypsy, but DS would work just fine.  I have been traveling like a mad man for work this month so I wanted to show you all that with limited time and just a few sheets of paper, some glitter and glass beads, some chalk ink, and a little glue you could make some fun and unique cards to use as invitations or thank yous for the upcoming 4th of July!
The first card is an ode to HappyHappyJoyJoy!  Joy did a fun card this past Christmas where she used packing tape and glitter to make a special holiday card.  I took this idea and a cut from Base Camp to make this card.  I used a fun patterned paper to cover the tape work and give the front a white back ground.


The second card is a firecracker--really it's a firecracker!  I used this cut from the Independence Day Mini and my gypsy to make this one happen!  All the paper is shiny or metallic so it POPS!



Card number 3 is also from the Independence Day Mini.  The moment I looked at this cartridge I wanted to use this cut.  Every time I look at it the theme from Wonder Woman plays in my head!  I sent the white layer through the Zyron and added seed beads to give it some added bling!


Last but not least card #4!  I love the way this one turned out.  I was hoping to find a blue paper that looked like denim but no such luck so I took my white chalk ink to the edges and randomly inked the front to make it look like a washed denim.  I am going to have to use this technique again on a layout!
I sent the band through the Zyron and added bright red glitter to finish this cute hat card off!


It took my less than one hour to finish all four cards once I started pulling paper and cutting.  I did the card designs and welding on the gypsy so that took about 10 minutes a card.  Adding the glitter and bling took the longest amount of time but they were still quick!
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Here's to a great weekend!
Bryan (AKA ScrapGuy)

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309 comments:

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Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cool cards! They are so fun and clever. Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine said...

love these they are so fun xx

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

GREAT JOB

Scrapper69 said...

WOW Bryan....you have been busy!!! Great cards! I like that they are super quick to make but look like they took forever to make! :)
Enjoy the weekend!!! :)

cardchick said...

sooooo cool....luv the firecracker
you did a fabulous job...happy Saturday to you :)

sucor said...

Fabulous cards!

yvette said...

Lovely projects/cards :)

lavendarrose29 said...

That you turned those pieces into cards is so great. I love the ability to do that now that I have the Gypsy. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Great cards - I love shaped cards.

Susan said...

I love these cards - such fun papers!

Nicole said...

I really like the Uncle Sam hat card!

gabyangel said...

Fun cards!!!

sgute61 said...

Great cards, they look fun to make! TFS!

Susan said...

Super nice projects, Mr. Bryan!! Great Job!!!!

Susan De Crafter said...

Great 4th of July cards. Lots of good bling.

debbie said...

Really neat and creative card ideas for the 4th. Love the shiny paper for the extra POP!

Angie said...

Great cards Bryan! Only an hour? I started working on some 4th of July cards yesterday and it took me more than that. Half the fun in picking the paper though. :)

mary stuart said...

Did you say 4 cards in less than one hour! WOW! and the cards are awesome!
Going to check out your blog!
Thanks Bryan

MsGetinspired said...

love the ideas......we dont celebrate the 4th july here in oz.........but i'm sure they could be adapted

coachfans said...
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coachfans said...

I can't believe it took you an hour to complete four cards. It takes me so much longer to make just one. I think I will try one and I'm going to time myself to see if I can do it in 15 minutes.

penny said...

super cool cards!!! great job

PennyG

Charlene said...

Very nice cards! I love patriotic holidays and colors!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

GiGi said...

Great cards! Very patriotic. TFS!

Nancy said...

you are awesome great cards

amy said...

Great cards! I just got that cart too! Thanks for sharing. By the way what did Joy do with packaging tape? Need to know. Thanks

Tiffany said...

These are super cute shape cards!

Joann said...

Great cards. Thank you for sharing.

Joann
joannmarch

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love them all, My fav is the firecracker.

Very nice. I didn't' know they were cards until I read further - quite spectacular!

rache said...

Those are the best! Love them. tfs

Angela C. said...

fun stuff for the 4th! THX

Linda said...

Great ideas! I love the cards.I have to try that glitter tec I forgot about it.

Kim V. said...

YESSS!!! Wonder Woman was my favorite!!! I still "use" my bullet deflecting bracelets, for a cheap laugh!! Great job on all of these!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

these are adorable! I so love shaped cards!

Hey Jude said...

love these cards makes me want to have a last minute 4th party. just so I can send out these fancy invites, LOL

Isabel Z said...

These are amazing. I love shaped cards and these are some of the best I've seen.

blueskygirl said...

What great cards! I love the glitter too.

Lilybird said...

I absolutly love these...Great work and thanks for sharing them with us

Anonymous said...

How awesome!! You've inspired me to make some really cool, unique cards!!
I LOVE them!

Jackie/Pa.

Crystal said...

I have the Independence Day cart and havent used it yet....cant wait for it virgin voyage now.....Great cards!!!

Kelly Massman said...

These are great. I always have fun making 4th of July LOs!

Dola said...

these are so great, thanks for sharing

Joy said...

Great assortment of cards....thanks for sharing !
xoxo Joy

littlen said...

Great cards. TFS.

KarenLinPA said...

takes me longer than 1 hour to pick the paper for just 1 card! I will have to go back & look for joy's tape & glitter trick ... intriguing!

Shana said...

as always your ideas are great and innovative. Thanks Bryan

Ruth said...

very clever ideas - I like them all, but I think thefirecracker is the most unique. thanks for sharing

Susan said...

You said quick ~ I say impressive! They look sooo clever ~ beautifully done!
SusanJ

niaggi said...

WOW ! I do love the cards!!!

JenE said...

Great job on all cards! I love them! The denim look is wonderful..I'll have to remember that one!

Nitasha said...

These cards really "Pop"!!! They are supercute!

mash723 said...

Wow!!! What awesome cards!! Love all the sparkle and shine!! TFS

MeMe said...

winning a new cart would be fabulous--thanks for the cool Ind. Day ideas.

JenBenLola said...

Super cute! :) Love them all.

Diana Joy said...

Fabulous cards. Thanks for the ongoing inspiration.

Sandy said...

love the star card, the others are great for the 4th coming up soon

Cathy said...

Love all 4 of your cards Bryan! Nice job!

Love crafts forever said...

Super cute projects.

SherriC. said...

Great cards Bryan....I love my Gypsy!!!!

Creative Char said...

Fab cards! I love the friecracker.

BerryBlessed said...

Great cards! Love the seed beads! Happy Saturday!

Sharon said...

WOW!!! These are just fantastic!!! Love all the bling and shine. Can't believe it only took you and hour to do all four!! Super! :)

DebJoAl said...

Very patriotic cards!! Like them all! I need to get busy staining boards so I can have fun with my Gypsy & Expression before the 4th!

Barbara said...

Bryan, These are awesome cards. I love your added touches to make them "pop." I can't believe you did all this in an hour. Great job!! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Thanks for these great "Americana" cards" and the red, white and blue. Love those colors. AWent over to your site and I really enjoyed the tips for traveling and packing supplies for papercrafting on a trip. We are RVing right now and after reading your comments, learned alot about packing for a trip. Thanks!
Ann

**Treefrog** said...

I Love these cards, and Love Red, White and Blue! I use the packing tape method ALL the time (Love glitter LOL) I don't have either of these carts but I think I can find something else to make something patriotic. TFS

Anonymous said...

Love the look of glitter and beads. Really snazy.

Cathy said...

I LOVE these cards! I just love red, white, and blue colors together and the shiny paper really makes them pop.
cathyhartleatgmaildotcom

laneyhollo said...

Very Patriotic, makes me want to stand up and salute! Great job, thanks for sharing.

momof2redheads said...

Very cute!!

Cynthia B. said...

So awesome! I especially love that firecracker...and the fact that you used metallic paper for these patriotic cards. Thanks so much for sharing!

Miranda said...

Great Cards! Very patriotic! I love them!

BAHGL said...

LOVING these americana projects

Kathy said...

super cute cards.

Beth said...

Just in time for the 4th of July celebration! I love the cuts from this cart! I am looking forward to making a layout using them.

The Cropping Canuck said...

Awesome cards Bryan!

Diana said...

darling, darling, darling!

Brigitte said...

Very cool and blingy. Great

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Awesome cards!!! I love how quickly you put them together and they look amazing.....
TFS

AprilsL8 said...

Love your cards! I really like the washed denim look - I'll have to try that!

Em'smom said...

the holiday is right around the corner! I need to pull out his cartridge and get to work! thanks for the faboo idea!
Lori
lori.harrison@csus.edu

rhonda said...

Love these cards! The added bling really makes the "POP". Thanks.

Sherry said...

All of the cards are awesome! I love the glitter. TFS!

Lauren said...

These are super cute!! I love them all!!

Karen said...

Great cards ... I love all the different techniques you used. TFS!
Cheers, Karen
www.alteredscrapbooking.com

Megan H. said...

Super cute 4th of July cards. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

ellen s. said...

fabulous and festive! love them!

sandyh50 said...

These are all great! I can't believe you did them all in 1 hour!

janine_jepsen said...

I love the bling!!!
Janine

Ryansmaama said...

Love these cards. amazing what a little glitter adds. Can't believe you did all in about an hour. looks like they took HOURS--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Jackie "B" said...

Very nice cards, They are really sparkling*. Thanks for sharing, :)

Big Red Scraps said...

These are fun!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What great cards! I think the hat is my favorite!

Tracy said...

Great card ideas! The firecracker and the hat are my fav's

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Fabulous. These would be great for a party.

KidzNkritters said...

Wonderful cards. Really like the firecracker!

Deanna said...

Love your card. What great ideas. I love all the added bling and detail you did on them. I have some new things to try out. TFS.

aud1inok said...

My favorite is the fire cracker card! You made me laugh with the Wonder Woman theme. Thanks...now it's stuck in my head! I can't believe you did all these in an hour. That in itself is impressive.

Sarah said...

I can't believe 4th of July is next Sunday!

Rebecca In MI said...

Wow! Only an hour? They look way to fabulous to be done that quickly!

Rhonda said...

Great cards! Those are awesome!

Carolee said...

Great shaped cards. Just love the welding feature of DS or the Gypsy. Thanks for the fun ideas.

SugarBeanz said...

OH my word, I love these cards. Too cute!

Michele said...

Love it all, but the firecracker is my fav.

TeresaKaufhold said...

I just used this Cartridge for some 4th of july decorations . . . sure wish I had thought of the glitter idea! WOW! Your's look great!!

Created for this... said...

Great cards! Your blog is great.

Shauna said...

Fun cards. I love all of yur great ideas. These are so clever. Thanks for sharing.

SCar12350@aol.com

Cathy H. said...

I know these are cards, but I could just see them on a scrapbook layout. Thanks for sharing.

KTbirdiegirl said...

Wow!! Great cards, Bryan! I love that glitter technique,too. Fourth of July cards are always so much fun. TFS.
Kathryn

Christina said...

Wow! These are great cards for independence day!! TFS

ccfromflorida

Alyssa said...

Love those cards. I'm going to have to try the zyron seed bead trick! Thanks for sharing --

Doodlebugs said...

the glitter is layered perfectly wish I could do that

Anonymous said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

I just love your washed denim look, great technique! I'll have to try it,your hat turned out GREAT!!!SUPER JOB...on all your cards, thanks for sharing.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh I love all the cards, they are totally awesome.

*kbcraftcorner* said...

Great cards Bryan! I love all the bling!

annette said...

great cards...love the firecracker.

Grandma Nancy said...

Great looking patriotic cards!!

Carol<>< said...

great shaped cards!
Carol N<><

Donna said...

Great cards, Bryan. Love your work.

Thanks for sharing,
Donna

Carrie K said...

Fabulous cards, Bryan!

jules p said...

I love all the shimmery and glittery paper. Perfect for this sparking holiday. I am excited to have the cartridge that you are using! :)

Donna said...

So very appropriate for the upcoming 6th of July I love the tape idea, I will have to give it a try
Nana Donna

Michelle Cline said...

Super cute! I think I may have to buy the cart with the firecracker!

Andrea6760 said...

I love the patriotic cards! They are so festive that I cant wait to have a picnic on the 4th of July!!

Thanks for the great ideas.

Heidi said...

Perfect timing - thank you!

mahuntington said...

Oh my goodness Bryan. I can't believe you got all these cards done in between all your traveling. Nice job.

liz said...

love them all!
liz :o)

Helen said...

Wow! Reallly great cards!

Amanda said...

Love these! My fave is the firecracker!! Thanks for sharing!
amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

IRW Dana said...

Love the quick and easy cards that don't take hours to make but look fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lesley from WI said...

Fun cards! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

Cool cards. i love them. They are great. thanks

Denise said...

Fantastic cards. Love the beads.

June said...

FABULOUS!!! Love these cards Bryan!!! I love all of the bling and really like the hat card!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Grammy GG said...

What a GREAT job you did on the cards. I well remember Joy's Christmas card and I love what you did with yours too. Look forward to seeing you here again, Bryan.

scrapcessive said...

I too love the Uncle Sam's Hat...I never thought about usuing the Xyron as a glue base for glitter. That is a wonderful tip, I can't wait to give it a try. I was just thinking I wanted to make a July 4th banner so now I am pumped up! Thanks so much!

Tracy said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Great cards :) Thanks for sharing

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

xxsquigglesxx said...

Love these cards!

RAP said...

Love them all. I'm a sucker for anything patriotic. On my way to check out your blog!

Ticketgoddess said...

What fun cards!! You are an inspiration!!

Vickie Lee said...

Like these cards. Your technique on making the denim look is great. Thank you.

Tammy D said...

Very cool.

Lynn B said...

Great cards! Very inventive.

terrie said...

awesome I like them all..thanks for sharing them with us...

Amanda said...

Cute cards :o)
Amanda B

scrappin'Staddie aka nana said...

I love the Kool cards!! Isn't the Gypsy a Great tool,LoVe It!!! TFS!!!

Ashery said...

So fun! You have inspired me to make some shaped cards of my own! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie L. said...

Very nice cards Bryan!! I haven't tried the Xyron with glitter yet but am thinking of trying it with flock...anyone had any luck with this??

paperscissors said...

each card worthy of a salute! firecracker my fav i can just hear the pop and bang!

Vicki said...

Cool cards.

ShoppingTamii said...

very cool!!!

adisaac said...

awesome cards

Connie said...

Very cool projects! I like them all very much.

Shawnee said...

Such wonderful cards. I love the sparkle. TFS

motherloves3 said...

Love the cards. Enjoy and have fun on July 4!

StefanieH said...

WOW cool cards, TFS.

StefanieH
chrisandstef@sympatico.ca

Cynthia B said...

Cool simple cards...thanks for sharing!

tami=) said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

mary said...

Great cards! Who wouldn't love getting shaped cards like those?
mks

AJoy said...

Great job! Would have guessed it would have taken much longer to create these four beauties.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

Awesome and creative ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Monique Griffith said...

Bryan, the cards are fabulous!!! So cute and festive - wonderful job. Hugs!!

jan farnworth said...

all these cards are wonderful thanks for sharing.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Love how patriotic this card is!

Anniebear10 said...

Very nice card. TFS

LINDA said...

Great cards...I love the chaking
of the blue to make faded jeans
Linda J.W.
ljunewallace@hotmail.com

Becky Becerra said...

Awesome 4th of July projects! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Thanks,
Becky

Fleasbenz said...

Great cards

judyyak said...

Hello
Great work,wish I had the cartridge. soon hopefully. Thanks for taking the time to share all this with us.

judyyak

Tanya said...

COOL!!

Carol said...

Great cards that look fun to make..

Jennifer said...

Bryan,

I love these cards!!! :) I have been trying not to buy the Independence Day Mini, but it's getting harder & harder not to! ;) I recently unpacked my seed beads & was thinking that it's been a looong time since I've used them (but I love the effect)!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer

Maureen Reiss said...

Great cards Bryan!!Love the chalked denim look. TFS

Kraftychick said...

Cool cards, Bryan! TFS!
jackie

mekei said...

love em. the bling is a great idea

kim.mom said...

Love the shine!! SO FUN!

annieb said...

So glad I found your place.

Kate said...

I love all the glitter and shine on your cards. Great job!

Wendy said...

Great cards! The SO get me in the mood for fireworks!

Kathleen said...

so patriotic - love the bling. TFS

Kathleen
kmurphy614@gmail.com

KathyL said...

great cards, they look fairly easy to do. thanks for sharing.

dotygirl said...

fun card thanks for sharing

Karen said...

Love the cards cut out in shapes!!
Keep up all the awesome work !!!
Thanks Karen

crazyaboutcricut said...

Gorgeous cards! I will be trying these :)

Carolyn said...

They are all fantastic. I love the firecracker going off. There is so much detail on it. Thanks

Chris Wooten said...

I do not have that one. Looks great.

Thanks

Chris
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

pcrusberg said...

Oh, Scrapguy, how I do love your projects! I think I'm smitten. Love your blog too. Thanks! Pam

Live Love and Scrap said...

Super cute...LOVE all the glitter!!!

cjtatman said...

Very fun and clever cards! As always, you inspire me beyond belief.
Candice J

verolas said...

Love the card!! Cool idea for independence day!!

K Led said...

Very patriotic, awesome cut outs.

Karen S. said...

Great cards!

Kris in Alaska said...

Awesome cards! I love them all!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Crhiga said...

Very festive and great cards!! TFS!!


Carol

Marty said...

Great Cards! I'm going to have to try my Xyron for adding bling it sure covers nicely. TFS

AndreaA said...

Great cards Bryan.
Wow, an hour, it takes me that long to pick out what I am going to use.

KarenBeavers said...

I love RWB and you have taken it to over the top ...

patricia said...

great cards.

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