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Friday, July 9, 2010

SOS - Handmade Cards by Jeannie Phillips - How to Video

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
Click on any picture to enlarge.
There is a instructional VIDEO at the bottom of this post.
The Gypsy File is available for this card by email. Just copy and paste this email to your personal email account and let me know which Gypsy file that you are wanting.

I am so, so, so excited about this card… I have played with my Cri-Kits enough to be able to incorporate them into my kind of designs… so this card was so fun to make… I use by Cri-Kits pens for the background and for the flag… I am so excited about how this turned out…and it gives the illusion of even more depth. I so hope that you like it too!!… I will be sending this to Dru at Cri-Kits to take with them to the CHA Show in Chicago… how fun is that… too bad I can’t fold myself up in the card… I cherish your comments and thank you so much for looking!

(Sorry, There are no Cricut instructions for this card.)
Layer 1 (all cut pieces) Cut this layer out last.
Give a Hoot
Boat and all it’s layers cut @ h 2.95.…set the height and the widths will be right.
Life is a Beach
Waves cut @ w 4.78 x h 1.25.. To get this size unlink the width and height…. Cut three of these…two you will weld to rectangles from George…
Rectangles for the waves.. Shorter one w 4.75 x h 1.20.. Unlink the width and height and set real dial size for these cuts …. Taller rectangle w 4.75 x h 1.23... You will weld these rectangles to two of the waves.

Rectangle for background piece cut @ w 4.75 x h 3.50... You will unlink the width and height for these cuts and set real dial size.
Layer 2 (using the black Cri-Kits pen) cut/draw this layer first. Be sure and re-link the width and height and turn the real dial size off.
Indy Art
Skull and Cross bones cut @ w 0.50 x h 0.38
All Mixed Up
“S” cut @ w 0.28 x h 0.50
“O” cut @ w 0.29 x h 0.50
“S” cut @ w 0.20 x h 0.36
* When this layer finishes cutting/drawing choose add to design …do NOT choose unload mat… change pens to blue.
Layer 3 (using blue Cri-Kits Pen)
Create a Critter
Layer 4  (Using Yellow Cri-Kits Pen)
Cloud cut @ w 1.98 x h 1.13
* When this layer finishes cutting/drawing choose add to design …do NOT choose unload mat… change pens to yellow.
Gypsy Wanderings
Sun cut @ w 2.08 x h 2.27

* When this layer finishes cutting/drawing choose add to design …do NOT choose unload mat… change pen housing to blade housing… cut layer one.

*Important put a piece of paper under the housing each time you change it… and before you put the pens in scribble on a scrap piece of paper to get ink flowing.

Card base is 4 ¼ x 5 ½, Frame Piece 4 x 5 ¼ , Background piece 3 ½ x 4 ¾… these cuts are on the inside and outsides of my cards… Sentiment piece 2 ¾ x 4 inside only….. I cut all of these with my paper trimmer.

There is now a link at the bottom of each post where you can show off your recreation of my cards… with a link back to your card on your blog, or the Cricut Message Board or a photo storage place like Photo Bucket…. I would love it if you share your recreations with me! It just makes me happy!! Thank you so, so much! Hugs

I love sharing the instructions and files for my cards but I do ask that if you use my instructions or files to recreate my card and place it on your blog or somebody else’s blog that you give me the credit for the original design. I also ask that you do not submit my designs for publication, profit or for any contest. Thank you.


Maureen Reiss said...

The Owl and the Pussycat was one of my favorites as a child, so this brought back some childhood memories. Thanks!! Love this card

Sheena said...

Too Cute!!! I love what you did with the pens. Love the little kitten :)
Have a great weekend Jeannie :)

Hugs, Sheena

Sandy Bayles said...

You outdid yourself this time. I was thinking about you today. Great Job.........

Tiffany said...

I love your card and you did use the pens to make a "Jeannie" card! I have really been loving your blog so I gave you a blog award.

Wife2TJ said...

I LOVE this, absolutely adorable!!! :-)

Brandy said...

Another fabulous card ~ I just love every design you come up with. You have such an eye for designs and your colors are always right on. Thank you so much for sharing and providing such detailed instructions... I can only hope to one day master my gypsy!!

Anita said...

OMG! Jeannie, this card is tooo Stinkin' cute!! Love it!!

Belinda said...

Jeannie, you are so very creative!!! This is sooo cute. Congrats on getting this to be shown at CHA. That is a wonderful accomplishment. Your inventiveness (is that a word?) is inspiring. Hugs, Belinda

Sharon said...

OhMyGosh! This is just awesome! Looove have you combined the pens and your cuts into the perfect Jeannie card!! You're gonna have me wanting these pens if I don't watch myself!! :)

steph108 said...

I love this card!! And I love how incorporate those Cri kits on the card it makes much easier to get that font you want. Anyways, Another wonderful card from you!

TCahal said...

I squealed with such happiness when I saw your card!! It reminds me of one of my favorite childhood books The Owl and the Pussy Cat!! :o)

Ruthie said...

Hi Jeannie!

That is the cutest card! You are becoming a pro using the Cri-Kits. I still need to break mine out of the packaging. :)

Congrats on having it shown at CHA!

I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

Ruthie :)

PenLight said...

I love what you did to manipulate the kit into your style and still bring out the best in both. I love your incite to a card. There's always a wonderful way to look at things through your eyes.

Lisa said...

Jeannie!! How cute is this card? I love it! You are so talented and creative. You sure do put a lot of time into your instructions for others. That is so kind of you! Love your blog : )

Jude said...

Wow! What an amazing card. Love all the detail. Thank you SO much for providing video and detailed instructions. You truly are blessed with talent.

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