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Peace & Love Feminine Birthday Goodies

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These little bags were a request for a 16th Hippie Themed Birthday. I had lost of fun coming up with a color theme that would be inspired by the 60's look, yet still remain fresh and current.
I found the perfect papers and washi tape, and my Cricut Explore Air2 made it super easy with the fast-cut feature!


The colors are inspired by the rainbow, and I used vibrant shades throughout. For the Sentiment, I used the Print & Cut feature, which made the final result clean and cohesive.
I also used several Die cuts with sentiments that fit the theme, such as LOVE, PEACE, the Peace Symbol, and a Happy Face with Flowers. The entire collection was decked out with bling, gold splashes, and glimmery papers.  Recipe: Cricut Explore Air 2, Design Space 3 Recollections: Adhesive Foam Squares  Washi Tape  Paper Ranger Oxide Ink Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Bead Landing Gems
I hope you like my creations! Be inspired, Be blessed- Raquel 


Vintage Telephone Card

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This little card was inspired by the recipient's love of Telephones! I wanted to make it an elegant card that was suitable for the occasion, and I am very happy with the result.
The beautiful collage of flowers is layered with vellum, then finished with a hint of rose color on the edges.



The chair also was layered with Vellum and distressed with Ranger inks in rose and light brown inks. To make the telephone even more eye-catching, I layered the smallest hearts I could manage onto the pieces.finishing it off with Ranger liquid pearls.


The inside was finished with several dies, adding sparkle to the banner with sequins, and a frame for the sentiment. I distressed all pieces with Ranger Oxide and Distress inks to tie in the soft colors.

Recipe: Cricut Explore Air 2, Design Space 3
Dies from Ali Express
Paper: Pink Paislee, Recollections 
Ranger Distress Inks, Liquid Pearls
Sequins
Lace Ribbon
Core'Dinations Vellum

I hope that you have enjoyed this card! Be …

Shake Baby Shake!!

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Who doesn't like a shaker card? Amiright? Recently, I too, have succumbed to this need to make a card with glitter bits and interaction. These were made with the traditional acetate, and lots of room for shine!
I used the DelicateBow die from Crafter's Companion, and it suited my card perfectly!

 I used sentiment dies that I glued to the background, so if you take a closer peek, you will catch the words "Smile, Happy, and Fun" in the background. The rest is purely glimmer.  Recipe: Dies from AliExpress DelicateBow Die from the Downtown Abbey Collection. Paper : Pink Paislee,by Paige Evans.  Glitter Cardstock.  Cricut Distressed Craft Foam Provocraft Scalloped scissors for the border. Recollections Sequins

Here is another take on the same concept, just in time for the 4th of July!! For this awesome card, I got my son to play along. He did most of the assembly, and I helped with the more tedious parts. It shimmers beautifully in the light! 
Recipe:  …

100 Subscriber Giveaway Raffle !!!

Thank you for stopping by! Thank you for your encouragement, for your comments, and for your kindness! This is just a little giveaway to show my gratitude to those of you who stick around and watch my videos. I truly appreciate all the feedback! I hope you leave your entries!  Details on the Video Description :) This giveaway will close on 6/31/2017.  Open to US and US territory Residents.  Be inspired, Be Blessed! Raquel 

Birthday Themed Explosion Box

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It had been years since my last Explosion Box, and I needed a quick Birthday gift to contain a gift-card. I was surfing through Youtube and decided why not?
This was the perfect way to make my small gift to my bestie look more personalized.

This is the view from the top. I added colorful flowers and a pennant with the sentiment. I made the flowers with a sweet die set from Ali Express.
The inside pops open to reveal a 3D cup. In it, I placed a gorgeous teabag ( you're seeing a paper rose in the picture) The small card in this picture contained the sentiment, and housed the gift-card, but the box had a small set of personalized cards also, that she can use for notes. The note cards all coordinated with soft colors. I used my Cricut to cut them out. as well as the envelopes. 
I made a quick video, and the recipe for this 3D card is: Cricut Explore Air2/ Design Space 3 Flower,Doily, and border Dies from Ali Express Cup of Love Dies from The Scrapping Cottage P…
Thank you for stopping by! Today I am sharing a beautiful card made with Santoro London Gorguss Girl , On Top of The World. I love all of the Gorguss Girl stamps, and this one in particular has a girl sitting on a wire with her little bird friends.
She is so adorable that I pictured her as pretending to be a bird as well. After coloring her, I gave her a plumed headdress with silver and pink feathers.

She is sitting on the front of a birdcage, free as a bird, and the front of the card has a huge girly bow made with white cardstock, pink vellum, and a small embellishment center. The fence underneath is a beautiful border, and behind her I used a die to color the sky with a doily pattern and oxide inks.
This card is now complete with a beautiful sentiment, a button, and birds that peek out from behind a beautiful scrolled fence. 
Recipe for this card: Cricut Explore Air 2/ Design Space 3/ Cricut Access Write & Cut feature Tim Holtz Distress Inks,Oxide inks, & Distress Crayons S…

Mermaid Pop Up card using Cricut Design Space 3

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In this video tutorial you will learn how use Cricut Design Space 3, Print & Cut, and other little details to make a stand-out Mermaid card for any occasion!

There are 3 videos total.

 In the 1st you will learn how to add a Pop-Up element, using Score lines with Cricut Design Space, and shapes available in the Cricut Access library.



In the 2nd video, you will learn how to Add Text to personalize your card.
***Key points are to always EDIT in groups, allowing yourself to work in sections. Once your text looks as you like:  Select the entire text box, flatten it, then attach it to your shape. It will automatically cut your shape and keep your text as a print option.***

The 3rd video will explain assembly, as well as the "Bleed" option to printing your shapes. I hope you enjoy learning how to use all of these awesome elements in Cricut Design Space3. Please leave me feedback, or a link to where I can see what you have created! 

The free file to make t…

Tim Holtz Oxide Inks Review, and project share! Girly, and Masculine!!

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Today I am sharing some mixed media cards I have recently made with my new collection of
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.

The recipe for these cards is:
Cricut Explore Air 2, Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Distress Crayons, Sennelier Watercolors, Prismacolor pencils, Santoro London Gorguss Girl stamps: You Brought Me love, and On Top of the World (buttons), Stampers Anonymous Hipster stamps CMS288, Canson Mixed Media 98lb paper, Recollections Washi tape and 110lb card stock, Neenah Creative Collection Premium Extra-heavy A2 Cards, Simplicity cord, sewing machine, Ali Express Dies, Spellbinders dies, rub-ons, patience & love!















Super Classy Wedding Lanterns and Boxes, with Cricut Explore Air 2!

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I recently received a small order for a wedding shower, and I was thrilled to add my personal touch to the items I created for the bride. She was looking for lanterns, and I was so happy that Cricut made this so easy for me. Using nothing but the best quality supplies, the lanterns were impeccable, and the little box was where I also delivered the tealights for her special day.