Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Blog Hop

Welcome to &'s Love Song Blog Hop! Love is in the air and our Designers have come up with some great Valentine's Day projects inspired by their favorite love songs.  I am so glad you stopped by!  This is my first blog hop and I am SO excited to share with you today.

If you arrived here from visitinJenny J. Crazy About Cricut  you're in the right place. If you're joining us mid-hop and would like to start at the beginning click  here to go to Paper Crafting World’s Cooking With Cricut blog to start from the beginning!

I was inspired by a famous love song, can you guess what it is? Keep reading to find out!

Here is the card I created:

Song name and artist revealed at the end so keep reading!

This was such fun to make with the Spring Fever Holiday Cricut cartridge and Cricut Craft Room!! I really like the lite cartridges, they give you a little from a bunch of the larger cartridges and you can get such a wide variety of images with them. I replaced the dial part on this design with my own. I created it in Cricut Craft Room using a basic circle shape (a bunch of circles!) to make the 3D effect of a real rotary phone. Each finger hole in the phone is just that circle shape. Took me about 30 minutes total to get them really lined up how I wanted it. Then to get the numbers in the right place I lined up the plain under circle and the top cut dial circle and wrote the numbers in before using a pop dot to raise it up. Here take a closer look:

I was  trying to make the details as I remember my grandmother's phone.  I recall the strange letter/number phone number she used to have in the center of the phone.  No it wasn't BR549 lol.  And then when I was about to cut the mat for the background look what I noticed was written on this fun paper.....

I had to make the Chance Encounter a focal point too :) What fun! So....have you guessed the song yet? Keep reading!

We hope you’ll join us and link up your favorite love song inspired project at One lucky entry will be chosen by to win a $10.00 gift certificate provided by! And make sure you leave a comment, too!

AND just for visitors of my blog, I have to give away a little bit of blog candy since this is my first!  In order to win these sweet little folding Fiskars scissors, which are great to take places like crops and classes or to keep in your purse.  You must be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment below by noon EST on 2/14/2012 for your chance to win.  Be sure to leave me your email address.  If I do not have a way to contact you I will chose another winner.  You will have a week to claim your prize.

Well, we are almost to the end, did you guess the song?

My Inspirational song: “I Just Called to Say I Love You” – Stevie Wonder

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. Now head on over and visit Madison @ Funky Cards and see what she has created!

October Afternoon Modern Homemaker stack patterned cardstock
DCWV Mat Stack red cardstock
The Paper Company Natural cardstock
Bazzill Basics black cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Antique Linen
atyouSpica black pitch marker
GellyRoll clear star marker
Zing emboss powder, silver
i-rock gems
ATG gun
pop dots
Xyron Sticker maker

Cricut :
Spring Fever Holiday
Cricut Craft Room Basic Shapes


Court said...

That is the perfect card! You put so much detail into it! Great job!

Heather P said...

Kemma, your card is SO cute! I just love that you created that dial to give it more pop, and that image on your patterned paper is perfect! I have wanted to try CCR, but have been intimidated, lol! Maybe I will give it a shot :)
Heather P

kimmiluxich said...

I totally loved your card!

Michelle said...

Wow Kemma! I LOVED how you made the phone look real! May take some time, but the effort ALWAYS pays off! I also LOVE the back ground paper! What is that from? I totally guessed the song. My mom is a HUGE fan of Lionel RIchie and the likes of his genre!! ;)


Nita said...

Oh CUTE! I love that printed paper in the background. So much fun!

Moments by Marla said...

You just can't rush perfection - and you can tell how much detail you gave the numbers on the phone. Such a fun card to go with your song!! Great Job!! I did become a follower and appreciate the opportunity to win some blog candy!!

Jill said...

Perfect song to go with your card! I love that song! Nice job with your card! Way to use CCR! I have been too intimidated to try yet! Have a great day! Smiles, Jill

Scrappers' Ranch said...

Oh this is an adorable card, and great song for your card!
I am now following your blog
scrappersranch @ aol dot com

Mad Crafter said...

Congrats on your first blog hop:) You did a fabulous job!! Your card is amazing. I love your design and the paper you chose is really cool. TFS!

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a clever way to keep us guessing about the song. You made the perfect card to match it. Great Job! Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! As soon as I saw the card...I knew the tune...I love that song and your card is just so cool. It does look like a real old fashion phone! The kind I grew up with. TFS and for the chance to win the cool scissors

Suzanne said...

Such a cute card and love the way you did the dial. Great job!

Creative Diva said...

Wow! Love the phone. Great job. New follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

I kew it. I use to listen to it all the time. Your card is cool and love that you made as in the past.
Loving Scrapper101

Melin said...

Kemma! What a fantastic card! I love that you were able to create a majority of it in the CCR software. I have yet to play with that! How clever that the paper matched the theme perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing your super creativity with us! Beautiful job!

Debbie said...

Kemma-what a cute sweet card! I love CCR! TFS.

Debbie B.

Gramjak said...

I also love that song. Once it's in your head, it's there for days -- and I love dreaming about it (as it seems to linger through the night, as well!). Darling card -- so clever!!!

Kemma said...

Using my winner is.......Moments by Marla! I will be contacting you here in a moment! Congrats!! Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!