Friday, July 2, 2010

Octopus card made using the Splish Splash Cricut lite cartridge

Hello, friends!!

Well, Friday is finally here and it is a holiday weekend! Do you guys have anything fun planned? I do! I am going to 'Freedom Fest' out at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls Texas. I am so excited because my son is going to love all the festivities, but you can't beat a Saturday around a bunch of men in uniform! Now that is my idea of a good time ;-) If any of you are in the area come check it out. I will be the one in the big floppy hat and the pig tails.

Ok, now on to the card...

I made this purple gem using the Splish Splash Cricut Lite cartridge. This cartridge is lots and lots of fun! It is another favorite of the new release. In fact this little octopus spoke to me when I saw it. For some reason it made me think of Jacques Custeau.



I cut this octopus at 3 1/4". Then I sugared him. Which is just a fun way to say glittered ;-)

UPDATE: glittering/sugaring paper is so easy. All you have to do is run your object upside down in your xyron(if you don't have one you should get one. They sells them at all craft stores including Walmart) then pour glitter on top of your item. The xyron will distribute the adhesive evenly so you will get full glitter coverage!



I also sugared the sentiment which is stamped on a nestibility cut out. I love this die!



Most of the supplies used to make this card are papertrey ink except for the actual card base which is Core'din ations.



I hope you all have a fun and safe Independence Day! Enjoy your family and friends!!


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102 comments:

Short Scrapper said...

Love the card! As the wife of a former Air Force officer, I know how inspiring the uniform can be. Enjoy your weekend -

scrappykeels said...

oh wow! this really pretty. how do you sugar?

Jennifer said...

Melanie,

Have fun at Freedom Fest and a Happy 4th of July!!! :)

Your card is too cute...and I love purple!

Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer

Elizabeth said...

really cute card. Love the purple colors. Have a great holiday weekend.

Sandra said...

very cute!
Sandra

coachfans said...

Since I am still learning, how do you get the glitter to be even and cover every piece of the paper? I would love to try. Your cards are always amazing!

Susan said...

Very cute! I have tons of glitter, but forget to use it!

Santaread said...

Cute card!

Michele said...

Love the colors and the sugared octopus is adorable.

Kathy said...

Love the card. I was stationed at Shepphard many years ago. Have a great 4th.
Kathy

scrapinlin said...

Never thought an Octopus could be cute ;)

LOVE IT!

Kath said...

I love the sugary tag! Will put that on my to-do list for the weekend. Thanks!

Kel said...

Love the sugar! He's too cute!

Lynn B said...

Great card. Love the sugar and the octopus is so cute.

Gramjak said...

Hope you have a wonderful 4th! (We were stationed at Sheppard and loved Wichita Falls!)

This is ONE "super-sugared Octopus"! Love the purple!!!

niaggi said...

Great card!! ahhhhhhh...men in uniform. I wish I was close enough to check them....oppps I mean the festival out!! Enjoy!!!:)

Brens Designs said...

Love this card! I didn't think I would like this cart and now you may have changed my mind. Happy Holidays!!!

Luv 2 Create said...

What a cute card beautifully done. Reminds me of my twin grandaughters who are 5 1/2 months right now and reaching and grabbing for everything at this point. I think they have eight arms each, especially at feeding time. Love the sparkle that you added. Very cute !! Have a great 4th of July.
Marcie

Kimberly said...

well this is probably the stupidest question ever, but could you share how to "sugar" something all over like this please. step-by-step I mean - thanks!

Ms. Jen said...

Now that is truly a GREAT card. Love it!!

Have a blast at the base!

Anonymous said...

love the card really cute thanks millierose651@aol.com

mary stuart said...

Very cute card, Melanie!
Happy 4th to you, too.

Kelly Massman said...

THIS couldn't be any CUTER!!!!!!

toaster said...

Wouldn't have thought to put an octopus on a thank you card but it's adorable and I'm going try it.

Tiffany said...

This is so cute! I love the sugaring! That is such a pretty die you used for the sentiment too.

Lindsey said...

Love this card! The little octopus is so cute and the glitter is perfect!
~Lindsey~

Hey Jude said...

love this octopus he is cuter than the one on Life Is a Beach

Tammy said...

What a great card. Have a wonderful weekend! smiles..Tammy

Donna said...

Wow, this card is so cute, and love the glitter. TFS

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Grandma4Five said...

Great way to use the xyron! I hadn't thought about doing that! Have a great time with our heros!
Blessings, Donna

JPALM3746 said...

This card is so cute and adorable. I love the octopus! Great idea!

Ticketgoddess said...

Cute card..gotta love those lite cartridges!!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Love this card girl! The colors are amazing together to!!!

Carolyn said...

Love it! Very cute card.

Sharon said...

I just love your card!! Really do like the sugaring!!! We are going to a Family Reunion Sunday. Have a wonderful time at the Freedom Fest and stay safe!! :)

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

Love the card - the colors are sublime! Like that the cut is not too "cartoony"!

Deanna said...

Cute card. This is the only lite cartridge I have so far. Some really cute images on it. I love using my Xyron to "sugar" projects. Works great.

AndreaA said...

Another very pretty card!!

Angela said...

Beautiful! Sounds like you've got a full and fun weekend ahead. So do we with my son's big birthday bash and then the 4th of July celebrations.

Miranda said...

Your card is beautiful as usual. You are so talented. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you have a great holiday weekend and I am with you.....nothing like a man in uniform!!!!:=]

LoveMusic said...

Oh my goodness, this is so sweet, who would have thought I would love an octopus this much! Maybe it's the sugaring him up... Ive always had a sweet tooth ;) just kidding, great job, and thanks for sharing. Have a great Holiday Weekend.

crazyaboutcricut said...

Ach! I have a Xyron, but the refill ran out! I need MORE!!!!!!! (Awsome card btw.)

Sarah said...

TFS:)

Jingle said...

This is really fun! I love the glitter!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just loved all the shades of purples you used:) Its my favorite color:)lol. Thanks for telling us how you sugared the images, I love glitter. I really need to get me ones of those machines:)
Monica L.

Tammy said...

Okay, this is way too cute! Each card just keeps amazing me! I love the "sugared" effect!

missionofjoycandles said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing and have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Whitney said...

Love the colors since purple is my favorite. I was stationed at Shepard AFB back in 1996 and 1997. I am sure that it has changed since then. Thanks for supporting the military. I am now an AF wife and no longer active duty.

Teri said...

I love this card. I have been thinking about getting a Zyron, but I can't figure out what size to get? Any opinions?

Angie Smith said...

Oh my! What a coincidence!!! I just purchased the Splish Splash cartridge last night and was planning to make a layout with the octopus. Now you have my creative juices flowing!!!

Angie
overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

Dana said...

I love the colors you used for this project! And thank you for the tip about "sugaring." I have a Xyron but don't use it nearly often enough!
If you're interested, there's a new card challenge here.

Lori with: SimplyMadeScrapbooks said...

so cute, love the glitter :)
Happy 4th, enjoy the family time.

Isabel Z said...

This is so cute. I love how the octopus looks like he is swimming. Enjoy your weekend.

Crhiga said...

Love the purple card!! Very pretty!!

Carol

CuttlebugCourt said...

cute!

Scrapper69 said...

What a great Card Melanie! I love the shades of purple you used! Have a fun and wonderful weekend! :)

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Love the colors of your card. And thanks for the glitter trick using the xyron. I'll have to remember that.

Linda said...

Have a wonderful weekend!
I love that label too. I had trouble getting the paper out of the die. I use wax paper and it pops right out.
I love your sugar card. It is good enough to eat.

TeresaKaufhold said...

Love how you sugared it and thanks for explaining HOW to do that! The colors were really neat for this card!

Leslie L. said...

Very cute card Melanie. I haven't tried the glittering technique yet but I do have a question am I the only one that owns a Xyron...everyone else seems to post Zyron? I hope everyone has a wonderful and SAFE holiday weekend :)

Angie said...

I love love love love it! Love that sugaring you do too. Do you use white glitter or an irredescant? It's great! Happy July 4 weekend to you too!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

This is really cute. and love the colors you used.
Have fun at your outing..


bobbi

Heather Dow said...

I love the sparkles on this card! I definitely want this cartridge too.

Fleasbenz said...

Vety pretty. I love purple and the octupus is too cute

Valerie said...

Melanie,
I had no idea you were that close to Wichita Falls. I thought you lived close to Dallas. I lived in Wichita Falls as a young bride 27 yrs ago. I graduated in Iowa Park 30 minutes away. Small world. :)

coachfans said...

Thank you for adding the update on how to glitter. I do not have a Zyron, but I will definitely look into it now. I bought some red, white, and blue glitter today, so I am ready to try. : )

Kate said...

I love that sentiment cut out!! I've not seen it before and think it's gorgeous!! I love all the sugaring you've done as well.
Thanks for taking the time to say what the different products are. I really appreciate that.
Enjoy all those men in uniform!!

suezoos1 said...

What a cute octopus. May have to get this cart. So many new, cute ones to wish for. Couldn't do without my Xyrons. Have 3 different sizes and use them all.

Jennie K. said...

Thanks for explaining how to do the sugaring technique. I like the look it creates.

Mary said...

I love to do "sugaring"! Its such a great technique. I just love this octopus card. Have a safe and happy 4th! ( I love guys in uniform too, lol) TFS, Mary M

Cathy said...

Never think to use the Zyron for glitter. Thanks for reminding me.

cinmfoster said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy H. said...

Love the card. Such fun! I've heard about using Xyron for glittering but haven't tried. Now I want to.Thanks!

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

Love this card -- thanks for the tip about the glitter. HYappy 4th.

JANLYNN said...

I am like you. This is one of my favorites of the Lyte cartridges. Very cute card. I also would like to know how to sugar.

Lynn Fox said...

This is a cute card. Have fun this weekend.

Debby said...

Cute card, love the glitter it really made it all pop!
angel hugs
Debby

yvette said...

ooohhhh shiny and sparkly!!!! Me likes :):)

amy said...

Love that card. I have not used my xyron for that yet, but I will.

Peg said...

Great card! Like the looks of the "sugar!"

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JenE said...

So cute! Love the glittered octopus :)
Have a wonderful 4th weekend...Happy Birthday America (as my kids say!).

sucor said...

So pretty and fun! Have a great holiday weekend!

Sandy Bayles said...

Melanie,
Great card and my favorite color.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Super cute card! Love your easy instructions for sugaring too :)

RAP said...

Cute card. I wouldn't have thought of purple but it works. Have a great weekend

CMOM Productions said...

Love it!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Cute purple card ~ love the glittery tag!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Lynn Fox said...

Great card! Love the purple.

Amy said...

I love it! The sugaring looks great.
Have a happy 4th.

Grammy GG said...

The card is wonderful as always!! So appreciated the tip about how to use the Xyron Machine to do the sugar coating. Will try that. I want you to know that because you are such a good enabler, I bought lots of ribbon and buttons from Papertrey. Was NOT disappointed and will get more. Appreciate all the help I can get. ;-)

barbsmith2536 said...

Love your colors! Very cute card.

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Judy said...

Love the card. Great job.

Janice M. said...

I love the texture sugaring gives the card! Nice variety!

June said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love that octopus!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

TUKI said...

Oh my goodness, who knew an octopus could look so beautiful. It looks like a flourish!!! TFS

Lainey said...

What a fun card and love those colors! I too love a man in uniform! Hope you had fun:o)

Shawnee said...

I love the glitter on this card. Great job!

winniepooh95 said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the idea with the xyron!

Karey said...

ohhh, I wasn't sure if I wanted a Xyron maching, but I think you've sold one to me!

Mary - Biker Granny said...

This card is so adorable! I was on vacation with friends at the beach this past weekend and when I saw this on my Blackberry, I just HAD to share it with my friend we were vacationing with (who is also an avid scrapbooker)!

Melissa said...

This card is super duper cute!!!!

 
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