Thursday, March 27, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Spring!

Hello! I'm glad you stopped by today as it is my turn to share at  Exploring Cricut and More. We just got done with Spring Break and I always feel like once that comes and goes I'm ready for summer. But, we still have a few more weeks of school left and it is definitely not warm enough around here. So, to keep me thinking warm thoughts, I decided to create a spring inspired card.

The wreath could be cut as is or you could cut with your own colored papers. I decided to do both for this card. I enlarged the colored flowers to fit the size I needed and then print and cut them. For the wreath itself, I used papers that I had in my stash. To do this I traced each piece and then cut out with my Cameo.  I added Stickles to the flowers and wreath.  There was also a base to the wreath that I did not to use. 

The tag with sentiment was an SVG of Vintage labels and I apologize but I can't remember where I got them. I did see at the Silhouette store that there are some cute ones from Jillibean Soup that look very similar.  I changed the verbage on the tag by ungrouping the image. Once that's done I could add any sentiment I chose. It is nice to do this, especially if you don't have a stamp in your collection with just the right words to use:)

A2 cardbase Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Wreath - Silhouette Store #56497
Twine, Fruit Punch, Yellow, Diamond Stickles, Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by and you still have time to enter our challenge until Saturday!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Exploring Cricut - Spring Anyone?

Hello Everyone! The warm air is teasing us these days and it needs to stay put.  I definitely am ready for the Spring/Summer season. It's my turn to share at Exploring Cricut and More and I was looking for a project that would help me think warm thoughts. I came across this cute vase at Lettering Delights. It happened to be a free cut, which always is a plus in my book.

You can cut this using your printer (using the color chosen already) or change the colors to your liking.  I chose to change the colors a little bit and here's how I did mine. 

I clicked on the Trace button (you can also find this under Object button and scroll down to Trace). I then clicked the Select Trace Area. I outlined the area that you see below. Once this was done I hit the Trace button.

The boot outline will then change to a red color instead of yellow and you can take your cursor and separate the yellow boot from the red outline. This outline is what you will use to cut with the color of your choice.

I then proceeded to do this with all of the cuts. You will also need to remember to cut two boots for both sides. To save on paper waste, when cutting the black and pink, I moved the outlines closer together before cutting. 

I put silk flowers in mine, but if you add some support to the bottom of your box a small bud vase will fit very nicely instead. This would make a sweet gift for any occasion.

12 x 12 American Craft Papers
Wellie Box - Lettering Delights
Silk Flowers

Hope you enjoyed my project and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Exploring Cricut Challenge - The Luck of the Irish

Good morning everyone! It's time for a challenge at the new Exploring Cricut and More. Create a card, layout or project to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Your project must include a shamrock. Remember you can use any machine to create your project:)

I decided to create fun gift boxes for my kids to celebrate the holiday! 

The sentiment was made with the Silhouette Cameo. I chose black and sized to fit exactly in the scallop circle. 

Did you know they have teeny tiny Starbursts minis unwrapped. They are so cute and a bunch fit into my boxes!!

As you can see, the box is shaped like a triangle and the shamrocks are glued to the top and bottom of the box. There are 2 separate triangles that are glued to the top and bottom of the triangle sides for added support to the box. 

Silhouette Cameo
Clover Box - Silhouette Store
Scallop Circle - Silhouette Store
Sentiment - Skdigis
Scor Tape

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see some of your great projects too! Check out my DT sisters for even more inspiration for the upcoming holiday:)