Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Cards Galore - More Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would squeeze in one or two more posts before Christmas arrives! I was planning on posting these cards spereately, but due to the close time frame of Christmas, I thought I would just share all my creations now. Be prepared for inspiration overload. Here are my finished card projects:

Here is my first card creation. This cute skater girl was cut from the Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge. I used my Gypsy to hide her face (using the Hide Contour feature - can also be done on the Cricut CraftRoom), so I could use one of my Peachy Keen Stamps! The accent shape in the background was cut from the Elegant Edges Cartridge, and the snowflakes were cut from a Martha Stewart Punch.

I added some fake snow to her hat (you can pick this up at Michaels). And like my other cards, all the patterned paper is from a Recollections Variety Pack. The ribbon is also from Michaels. 

Here is my second card creation. This card is a little bit different than most of my card styles. But the beauty of this card is the ability to be able to mass produce these quickly! The banner stamp at the top of the card is from a Recollections Stamp Set (there is no name).

These beautiful snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart Snowflake stamp set (again, can be picked up at Michaels). I stamped the image using Paper Trey Ink White Ink. If you wanted the image to stand out more, you could always emboss the image. 

I hope everyone had a nice spoonful of inspiration!
Creative Wishes,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Cards Galore - Skater Girl

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday. Making cards is a way for me to relax. Taking time to do things you like is always important. Sit back, relax, and craft! Like I promised, more Christmas inspiration for this final week before Christmas! Here is my completed card project:

Isn't she cute?! This skater girl was cut from the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge. I used my Gypsy and the "hide contour" feature, to hide the cuts for her face - this can also be done on the new Cricut Craftroom. Then, I stamped her face using none other than a Peachy Keen Stamp (the stamp I used was from the Princess Face Assortment Pack). 

I added some white "faux" stitching to most of her clothes using a white jelly roll pen. All the patterned paper is from a Recollections paper pad from Michaels. 

The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from Super Joys stamp line. You can check her stamps out here. That cute snowflake below the sentiment, was punched out using one of Martha Stewarts punches.

I hope you can draw inspiration from todays project, and incorporate it into one of your creations somehow.

Creative Wishes,

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Cards Galore - Cute Santa Card

Hello Everyone,

Can you believe its almost Christmas already?! It has been a really long time since I have last posted. I have been extremely busy with school over the past month, so it feels good to finally post again. Christmas break this year starts on December 17th, so hopefully I will be able to post lots throughout the holidays.
For this week, I plan on having at least three projects up (including todays), so stick around to see them all!

The card that I am sharing today, is quick to mass produce, so if you are looking for a last minute holiday card, definitely draw inspiration from this one! Here is my card project:

All the images from this card were cut from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge. This is definitely one of my "go to" cartridges - the layers are fairly simple, and it has images for most holidays! The cute patterned paper is from a paper stack by Recollections (its the one with 180 pages of paper). 

Adding some flocking powder to his little pom pom, adds a finishing touch. I also added some glossy accents to his cheeks, but that is hard to make out on this photo. 

Using glittered paper to cut layers with the Cricut, adds so much personality, without having to do anything different. 

I hope this card has inspired you to make something special today for the holidays.

Crafty Wishes,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Creative Time - Design Team Call

Hello Everyone,

Today's post is for Emma's My Creative Time Stamps Design Team Call! I discovered Emma when she was on My Pink Stamper's Design Team, and have been a follower ever since! And let me just say, her Gypsy videos are the best! Anyways, onto my project! I'm taking a break from Halloween, and decided to enter this cute cupcake birthday card:

This adorable cupcake was cut at 3 1/2 inches from the Something To Celebrate Cricut Cartridge (this cartridge is definitely my new favourite)! The patterned paper is from Echo Park's Springtime Collection. All solid card stock is from Paper Trey Ink. The cute sentiment is from the Paper Trey Ink Cupcake stamp set, and the ribbon is from Michaels. 

As you can see, adding stitching and chalk to your project can easily put on the finishing touches it sometimes need. I also put some Glossy Accents on the heart of the cupcake to give it a little sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed my project. I will try and squeeze one more Halloween Home Decor Project in before this weekend!

Creative Wishes, 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Home Decor: Halloween Wreath

Hello Everyone,

WOW! Has it been a long time since I've last posted; Grade 11 is getting to be a very busy year! I will try my best to post as often as possible! On to todays home decor project. This is a great way to use the remains of paper stacks for any season; in this case, Halloween! Once you get the hang of making the paper rosettes, this project can be whipped up within an hour or two! Although I really loved how this project turned out, I cannot take credit for this idea. If you want to check out a video on how to make a Paper Rosette Wreath, click here. Here is how my wreath turned out:

I used a K&Company paper stack I picked up last year when Michaels had their Halloween items on clearance. All the stamped images are from a Martha Stewart Halloween Stamp Set.

You can cover the insides of the Rosettes with many things. I used patterned paper, buttons, and stamped images, but don't let that limit your imagination!

After your done assembling your paper wreath with hot glue, quickly go over the wreath with a heat tool to get rid of any excess strands of glue!

I hope you enjoyed my simple home decor project. Just to let everyone know, I have some "special" things in store for you guys so check back often... It may even include a giveaway!

Creative Wishes Like Always,

Friday, September 30, 2011

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

If you are here for the World Card Making Day Making Blog-Hop, you are in the right place! I made two cards for this blog-hop! One is more of a cute, simple style, while the other one has more of an "eerie-cute-spooky" feel! Here are my creations:

This first card was super simple to make! The ghost-bird was cut from the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge! All patterened paper is from Recollections, and the solid cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink!

This cute embossed image is from a Martha Stewart Stamp Set! I really love how this image turned out!

This is the second card I created. The Candy Corn was cut from the Smiley Cards Cartridge (I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide all the extra cuts).

This sentiment is from a Recollections Halloween Stamp Set. It is stamped in Memento Black Ink.

I hope everyone enjoyed the two cards I created! Thank you for hopping along with us! Your next stop is MARGIE!

Here is the rest of the blog line up:

Joy -
Amanda -
Jin -
Jovan -
Kyle -
Margie -
Martha -
Melissa -
Tammy -
Theresa -

Creative Wishes,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Easy Flower Card

Hello Everyone,

I am finally posting another project! Today's project is totally "Cricut-less" and takes no time at all to make! All supplies are from Paper Trey Ink. This project was inspired by Gina K, from Stamp TV and Christina with Creations with Christina! Be sure to check their blogs out! 

Here is my project:

As you can see, I kept this card extremely simple! I used one of Paper Trey Ink's Flower Fusion Dies, and my Cuttlebug to add texture to the top of this project! 

Warmest Wishes,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Hello Everyone,

I am FINALLY picking a winner to the Altered Composition Notebook Blog Hop! I will also post a new creation soon! School starts again for me after the Labour Day Weekend! I am so very excited to start Grade 11.

 Without any further adue, the winner of the Cricut Colour Markers is lucky number 18, which means CATHIE W is our winner!

Cathie, please contact me within the next week at the or else I will have to pick a new winner!

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Altered Composition Notebook BlogHop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to your next stop on the Altered Composition Notebook Blog Hop! If you have just came to my blog, you can begin the blog hop by clicking here

Most of you don't know that I am a total Band Geek! I play the flute and piano; this is what inspired my altered notebook! I thought that this book would be great to take notes for myself when I am in my band class. It was simple to make, and took less than an hour! Without any further adue, here is my notebook: 

All the paper is from the DCWV Performance Stack. I used the Tim Holtz Ornamental die to cut out chipboard (for dimension) which was then layered with another piece of paper from the Performance Stack. All the pieces of paper were inked with the Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz. 

The embossed image on the front was from a set of Recollections Stamps from Michaels. I found it in the clearance isle for only $4 CAD. 

Blog Candy:

What is a good blog hop without any blog candy! Today, I will be giving away one set of Cricut Basic Colour Markers. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post telling me how you will alter your own composition book. I would also appreciate it if you would follow me! I will pick a winner by Monday August 22nd. 

Your next stop is with Lynda: Click HERE to visit her blog!

This is the entire blog hop list incase anyone wants to see it!

Joy -
Abbey -
Amanda -http://amandascraftsandmore.b
Jin -
Kyle -
Lynda -
Margie -
Martha -
Melissa -
Tammy -
Theresa -

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don't forget to check me out on facebook! Creative Wishes,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp

Hello Everyone,

I feel so blessed to have such caring family members. The other day, my aunt and  uncle dropped off two boxes of fresh, locally grown peaches and nectarines! Peaches and nectarines are in season in British Columbia. They are sold in Farmers Markets, along the side of the highway, and grocery stores.

  There was so much fruit, we did not know what to do! My mom and I decided to make a Crisp with the nectarines, and to preserve (can) the peaches. We made the Crisp tonight, and I thought I would share the recipe with all of my wonderful followers! 

Nectarine (or Peach) and Blueberry Crisp 
Recipe adapted from the Rose Reisman Light Cooking Cookbook

Preheat ove to 350 degrees F 


1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
2 tsp lemon juice 
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tsp cinnamon 
3 cups peeled ripe peaches OR nectarines
2 cups blueberries 

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cups all purpose flour 
3 tbsp brown sugar 
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
3 tbsp butter 

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, lemon juice, rind and cinnamon; stir in nectarines (or peaches) and blueberries until well mixed. Spread into a 9 inch cake pan. 

Topping: In a small bowl, combine rolled oats, flour sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over fuit. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the topping is brown and the fruit is tender. Serve warm.

This simple dessert is great to serve alone, with ice cream, or with honey yogurt (mix plain yogurt with honey until it reaches desired sweetness). 

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Be sure to stay tuned on Friday for the Altered Composition Notebook Blog Hop! 

New Blog Design

Hello Everyone,

If you haven't noticed, I completely re-designed my Blog. If you are having any problems with my Blog, please email me at
I will post a project soon! 

Also, don't forget to stop by on Friday for the Altered Composition Notebook Blog Hop hosted by Miss Joy! 

Also, add me as a friend on Facebook by searching "green cricut"!

Creative Wishes,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Last Design Team Thursday!

Happy Thursday Everyone,

I am sad to say, this will be my last Design Team with Joy at Joys Life as this term has come to an end! It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with such talented and supportive ladies for the past six months! Being on Joys Design Team was an experience I will never forget! 

Now onto my project. 
I used the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge to cut the strawberry, and the Elegant Edges Cartridge to cut the background behind the strawberry. If you don't have either of these cartridges I would definitely recommend them! 

Here is the card I created: 

I coloured the stem of the strawberry in with some Glossy Accents to give it a wonderful shine. The cute face I used on the strawberry is from the Princess Faces Assortment Pack. I used a Copic marker to create the blush on her face. 

I also added some white stitches using my Jelly Roll Pen around the edge of the card! I love the detail stitching adds to projects. Once you get the hang of it, it is fast and easy! 

Instead of just stamping my sentiment I decided to try the heat embossing technique. All you need to do is stamp your image using a watermark ink pad, and sprinkle embossing powder onto (I used white embossing powder). Tap off the excess powder and set with a heat gun! It is that easy to accomplish! The stamp comes from Joy's Yummy Puns Stamp Set, which you can check out here

I would just like to thank everyone for stopping by my blog today! We are almost at 400 followers! I cannot believe it! There may or may not be a surprise when we hit 500 -wink ;) wink-

Creative Wishes,
Kyle Dadgar 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Where Have I Been & Get Well Soon Card

Hello Everyone,

Its good to be back to blogging! Some of you might been wondering where I have been - well the truth is that I spent two weeks vacationing in beautiful Hawaii! Anyways, I am going to get right back on track with my blogging habits. I am sad to say, I have only one more design team submission with Miss Joy at I will never forget the experience being on her design team! 

Here is a Get Well Soon Card I created for a loved one who had to get numerous amounts of surgery during the past week. Fortunately she is doing much better and is expected to be returning home within the next month. Here is the card that I created: 

The pretty butterfly was cut from the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge! Even though I rarely use the pop up feature, this cartridge is becoming one of my favourites! The patterned paper used is from We R Memory Keepers. The Sentiment used is from a My Pink Stamper Stamp Set! I stamped it on some white patterned paper, and laid a Tim Holtz Fragment on top of it. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the fragment down. This is a simple technique which quickly adds dimension to your cards or scrapbook layouts. 

Thank you everyone for stopping by,
Enjoy the rest of your week

Creative Wishes,
Kyle D.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Design Team Thursday

Hello Everyone,

Here is my post for this week made with Joys Yummy Puns Stamp Set:

Happy Crafting,

Kyle Dadgar 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Make It Your Way - Cricut Circle Blog Contest

Hello Everyone,

This is my submission for the Make It Yourself Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog. We had to create a project that was inspired by magazine articles in the Cricut Circle Magazine! Here is what I came up with:

The Hot Air Balloon came from the Everyday Pop Up Cartridge (cut at 3 inches). The card base was cut by welding two shapes from the Elegant Edges Cartridge (both images were sized at 5.5 inches; layer cut at 5 inches). Lastly, the "SOAR" sentiment was cut from the From the Nest Cricut Cartridge at 1.25 inches. 

My project was inspired by numerous projects in the Cricut Circle Magazine! The Kraft coloured paper was inspired by all the "manly" "cards in this issue. The general layout of the card was inspired by the Little Boy's Happy Birthday Card. I was influenced to create a shaped card because of all the wonderful shaped cards in this edition! This is were my inspiration came from for this card.

Creative Wishes,
Kyle Dadgar 
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