Thursday, December 20, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Tweet You

Hello! It is my turn today at Exploring Cricut and I have a thank you card to share with you. It is always helpful to have these done before the holiday. This is the image that my 7th grader chose this year and will be very easy to mass produce.

3 Bird images are very easy to layer and are so darn cute. I added some Stickles to the present. I also used a pen to add some stitching to the white layer. My white gel pen decided to run out; but no worries as Liquid Pearls was used for the large and small dots. 

A2 card base
Bird - 3 Birds On Parade 3"
Papers - DCWV and Bazzill
Sentiment - K Andrew Designs
Liquid Pearls, Xmas Stickles, Ribbon, black micro pen

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day:)


Monday, December 17, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Christmas Challenge

Hi! It's challenge time again at Exploring Cricut. For this week's challenge you are to create a project with a Christmas theme using your Cricut. I chose to create a Christmas card using the Holy Family from Winter Frolic.

I used one of the shepherds for Joseph because I never noticed that there wasn't actually a figure named Joseph on the cartridge. I also used a sandpaper block to rough of Joseph's robe. I then inked his clothing. I hid Mary's face with the gypsy and added a PK face. I think I would make her smaller than 3" as she seems a little larger than the other 2 figures.

The inside of the card has a sentiment from K. Andrew Design. 


A10 card base
Papers - Stampin' Up, stash
Joseph - Winter Frolic 3"
Jesus - Winter Frolic 3"
Mary - Winter Frolic 3"
Star - Winter Frolic 3"
Sentiment - K Andrew Designs
Mary's face - Peachy Keen Princess Faces
Swiss Dots Embossing folder, black ink, Copic Marker, white gel pen

Hope you decide to join in this week and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi and happy Friday! I have a sweet bear to share with you today. This is one of Sonia's cuties from SKdigis. Isn't she sweet? If you would like to play with these digis head over to Sonia's blog and check out all her goodies. She even has some freebies:)

The bear and tree were done using the markers and the tree with sentiment was printed out with the computer. 

A2 card base
Bear and Tree - SKdigis
Sentiment - SKdigis
Twine, Copic Markers, Stickles and embroidery floss, googly eyes, snow pen

Paper Playtime Christmas Colors
Docerela Creations Red and Green
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes
D.L.Art Anything Red or Green
Scrappy Moms Christmas Time

Thanks for stopping by and have a greart weekend!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Exploring Cricut - St. Nicholas Treats

Hello! So glad you came to visit. Today is my day for a project at Exploring Cricut and since it is St. Nicholas Day I hid these in my girls shoes for this morning with some Hershey kisses inside. I really like how small these turned out. Perfect for those gifts like jewelry, candy, etc.

Now, I do not have a pillow box cut. But, with my gypsy I was able to recreate one fairly easily. For the middle of the box I used the Plantin SchoolBook card and hid the stitching marks that were down the side. I then found an edge from Elegant Edges and welded that to one side of the card. I did have to hide the cut out on this piece, but again, very easy with the gypsy. When it came to the edges I welded an 2 ovals on the top and on the bottom. I just centered the oval on the line for the card's top and bottom. 

I used a hole punch to add the brads. I also used Scor-Tape to make sure that the sides stayed closed. To open the box, I just attached a mini glue dot in between the brads for easy access. 

I inked up the hat from Joys of the Season and added their names. I can't wait for them to find their treats!

I hope you enjoyed this and don't forget to link your card up at Exploring Cricut by Saturday.

Pillow Box - Plantin SchoolBook, Elegant Edges 6 1/4 " unfinished, 
3 3/4" length when finished 
Hat - Joys of the Season 1.71"
Papers - K&Company, American Craft
Brads, tea dye ink

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

100 Years Young

Hello! I don't know about you all, but I am feeling like it is crunch time to get everything done before the holiday. Nutcracker began last week and until that is finished it is all consuming. I haven't had time to enter challenges but I am trying to keep up with visiting my bloggy friends. 

My parents have a friend who is turning 100 and I was able to squeeze some time in to create. I made this card for her using Lori Whitlock's cuts from the Silhouette store. It was so easy and as a newbie to the Cameo I definitely like that.

The card is the green paper and slips into the envelope, which is the pot. There is plenty of room for them to write a note to their friend on the green paper.

I really liked being able to use the software and my fonts to create the sentiment on the banner. The banner came with my software and I cut it twice so that I could use pop dots.

 I added some finishing touches like the buttons, twine and Stickles.

The "100" was cut with my Cricut using the Gypsy Font.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop! If you hopped from Emily then you are in the right spot. If not, hop back to the beginning so you don't miss a thing. The list is below if you get lost along the way!  Our Design Team has some awesome projects for inspiration and at the end you will be able to enter the challenge to show us a Christmas card. Don't forget to use your Cricut for the challenge. 

I found this cute little beaver on Winter Frolic. I hid his face cuts and used a PK Critter face. 

A2 card base
Beaver- Winter Frolic 3"
Papers - DCWV, American Crafts and scraps
Sentiment - K.Andrew Designs
Face - Peachy Keen Critter Faces
Brown pen, black ink, white gel pen , Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents

Your next stop along the way is the very talented Ian.

Blog List:
Diana Boucher

Thanks for stopping by and hope you decide to create with us this week! Looking forward to seeing your designs:)