Monday, August 8, 2011

Guest Designer - Corri Garza

Hi everyone - today we have a Guest Designer to feature. Corri Garza is on the Design Team for Cricut Cardz Challenge and Scrappy Mom's Stamps in the USA.  Her cards are fun and she shares detailed instructions on how she made them on her blog - you can find Corri's Facebook page here and blog here.

Corri has kindly agreed to answer our 10 questions and share some of her favorite cards

How were you introduced to scrapbooking?
I started papercrafting in 2009. My sister in law found a personal Cricut on sale. I never really considered myself to be creative but once I started making cards I was hooked.

What inspires you for layouts, projects, cards?
I love surfing the web checking out all the fabulous blogs....I get inspiration from other crafters. I also love paper....many times when I see a sheet of paper I know exactly what I want to make with it.

What other project types do you like to work on besides scrapbook pages?
Actually, I haven't made a scrapbook page yet....I love making cards, banners, gift bags....and I'm starting to really enjoy altering items.

What is your favourite scrapbook brand and why?
Right now I am in love with Echo Park paper. I just love the bright colors and fun patterns. I also love the Tim Holtz distress inks...I love to ink the edges on everything!

What scrapbooking tools/products can you not do without?
My Cricut and now my Silhouette, my ATG gun, and ribbon.

What is your current favorite technique or embellishment?
I love ribbon and pearl/gem stickers.

What do you hope to try or improve on this year?

I want to improve my stamping....I would love to learn to color with copics and to paper piece.
What advice can you give to people just beginning to enjoy scrapbooking?

I would say to try new around the web and watch some tutorials.. There are so many amazing crafters that so generously share there talents.

Do you have a blog?
Yes, it's

Please share three of your favorite projects and tell us a little about them

I made this card by die cutting the label from the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge out of ivory cardstock. I stamped and heat embossed my image and then used Tim Holtz distress ink to achieve the red background. The paper is from Echo Park - For the Record.

For my Sweet Birthday Wishes card, I loved the K and Company background paper with all the scallops so I just picked some Cricut images that tied in with that.

My banner is super simple but I love the way the alternating background color look together.

Take a look below at some more lovely, fun cards from Corri

Thank you so much Corri - I know everyone is going to get some great inspiration from these cards - I am sure there will be a few people dusting off their Cricut after seeing them!

Remember - leave a comment on any blog post before Wednesday to be in to win our next prize! a Kaisercraft Paper Pad and set of matching stamps :-)


  1. Might just have to give my Cricut another look now. Lovely cards.

  2. Beautiful cards! must add this blog to my list.

  3. Super cute...I love all Corri's super sweet designs! ;) Hugs x

  4. I am so inspired. These cards a lovely. I just hope I find my own creativity and not just copy other peoples ideas. Very very nice.


  5. Gorgeous cards Corri, looks like your Cricut gets a bit of a workout.

  6. what wonderful inspiration. I also loved the flowers in the posts below, what a fab way to make an everlasting posy of flowers for a friend who is having surgery.

  7. What wonderful cards Corrie. I must confess to really not using my cricut but seeing these makes me think I really should get it out and use it more often. These certainly have given my great inspiration thank you.