September 19, 2012

Cuttlebug, Cricut, and Baby Wipes!

Did you know that baby wipes are a great substitute for handmade paper?  Have you ever had a box of baby wipes that dried out before you could use them?  Don't throw them away!  Tear the edges, ink the edges, crinkle them up, and use the dried sheets just like handmade paper!

This card was created using a sheet of dried baby wipes as the torn background!
Not only does it give the illusion of handmade paper, but it has a pleasant fragrance, too!
The base for the front is a piece of 5 inch x 7 inch
patterned paper.
The next layer is a dried baby wipe, torn around the edges, and then inked in the center and around the edges with
 Colorbox Chalk Ink.
The blue oval frame is a Cuttlebug emboss/cut folder "Carly".
The frame is glued to the front using dimensional tape
to give depth.
The birdhouse is an image from Cricut Lite Cartridge "Botanicals".
The birdhouse is adhered with dimensional tape.
The roses are cut from the Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge
"Art Philosopy"
The butterflies are from the Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge "Paper Trimmings"
The leaves are from a Cuttlebug Quilling Flower Set "Daisy"
To add interest to the birdhouse, I glued it to some fibers. Then cut away the extra fibers. I also colored the little house with Copic Markers.
The stamped sentiment is from TPC Studio "Faith Greetings"
More roses and flowers were added.
A little blue bird sits atop the bird house. Notice the fibers are slightly pulled out the opening.
Hello, from Carolyn's Creative Corner!  Please visit my blog for more details about this card that was created for an art inspired challenge!


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Never thought of using a dried out baby wipe before but it looks great. Adds some texture :)

Krafthead said...

Great idea! I never thought of using the wipes as paper! Your project is awesome~

Larelyn said...

OMgosh, this card is simply stunning! Who knew? The cuts you've chosen are so gorgeous (and I have all the carts, yay!). Thank you for sharing just a beautiful piece of art.

2 Ducky said...

Beautiful. And would never have thought of a baby wipe in a million years. Thanks for the tip!
So not only is it beautiful, its brilliant!

Cathy said...

great tip and lovely card:)

Migdalia said...

This is just Beautiful!!Great Idea!TFS
Have a wonderful day,

Karons Krafty Korner said...

This is so stunning - look at all those extra little details - I love the idea of the dried baby wipes:-) TFS

Anonymous said...

WOW what a beautiful card. That's a great idea, never even thought of that. Thanks for the tip.

Lisa said...

WOW what a beautiful card. Never even thought of using baby wipes. What a great idea. Thanks for the tip.

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! This is really stunning!!!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Hey Carolyn! Gorgeous card! Those flowers are my fave on the AP cart :). I use a lot of wipes in my craft room to clean my cutting matts and sometimes some do get dried up when I forget to close the lid - thanks for the inspiration ;).

Nicole said...

This is a beautiful card and what a great idea to use baby wipes!!

Design Originals by KC said...

Wow... think of all the dried baby wipes I have rewet or thrown out! This is a great tip.. thanks for showing it on a gorgeous card! Kathi

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a wonderful card!! Love all the gorgeous detail!!

Misty Morgan said...

Beautiful card! It's just perfect and your colors and details are wonderful. You are sooo talented! I love all your creations!


papillon digital design said...

Very cute. Love the tip! TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Love, love this!!! And what a great idea!

Your card is just gorgeous!

Bobby said...

I love the baby wipe idea. I just happen to have a whole box of dried out ones and now I know what I'm going to do with them.