Friday, January 28, 2011

Using my Imagine

Hi All! Happy Friday! Winter still has its icy grip on the suburbs of Chicago, so I plan on staying in and creating for the next several days. The fridge and pantry are well stocked and I have no birthday parties or family commitments so it will be nice just to "hibernate" and be creative.

The projects selected for today were created using my Imagine. I don't use it all the time, but when I want to create something unique, I will get out my white cardstock and get to printing and cutting on the Imagine.

This first card, I used the Yummy cartridge for the flourish corners and background papers. I love the flourishes on this cartridge. Happy birthday was cut using Create a Critter and I used Stickles for the letters. For the one layer of the background paper, I used a white on white paper from SEI and printed on it with the Imagine. Then I took a cotton swab and rubbed the ink off the 'glazed' areas for a very unique effect. I will do a separate post for this paper on another day.

I used Yummy on this card also to create the ice cream sundae and the border. For more dimension, I used stickles for the chocolate sauce, whipped cream and cherry. The border is from the Martha Stewart All Occasion cartridge, using the print from Yummy. The background paper is from the DCWV stack Sweet.

After making many, many birthday cards, I look for unique greetings on the front of the card. When I saw this in the Yummy cartridge folder, I thought it would be great for a card. I cut the front in layers...the background is one layer in brown, the layer of pink with the words You Take, and the words THE CAKE the top layer. I used Stickles to give dimension to the cupcake and the words Background paper and border are from DCWV stack Sweet, and border punch by EK Success.

I want to experiment more with my Imagine to create more unique projects. I can't wait to try more of the glazed and white on white papers in the Imagine and see what effects I can get!

An exciting weekend is coming up, with CHA Winter starting Saturday, January 29. Its always fun to see all the new products previewed for crafters of all kinds! I look forward to seeing what Provo Craft has in store! I also like to see what is new and innovative for scrapbookers and papercrafters! Although it would be so much fun to be there in person, I will enjoy watching the blog posts and videos that will be released.

Have a great day!

Koala-t hugs,



  1. Love all your projects!! TFS!! I am hoping to hibernate this weekend as well.

  2. Great job on the projects!!! I'll have to get that Yummy cart!