Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Project for Cricut Fanatics

Welcome to my project for the Cricut Fanatics.  I created these easy treat bags for my granddaughters Montessori class using the cartridges Pumpkin Carvings and Frankensteins Face digital.  Since I had to make 30 bags, I bought the little bags instead of make them.  These turned out really cute.  Below the picture is what cuts and materials I used.
Frankenstein Face Digital- face cut at 1.5 inches
Pumpkin Carvings-faces cut at 4 inches.  I used the Gypsy and removed the outside line around them.
Bags from Michaels
Ribbon in stash

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Today I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut and I created a layout using the cartridges Moveable Monsters digital, Plantin Schoolbook, Happy Hauntings, Spongebob, and Everyday Paper Dolls.  Below the picture are my measurements and materials.  Be sure to enter our challenge this week too!  Get your best Halloween project ready and enter today!
Moveable Monsters Digital-witch cut at 5 inches
                                           cauldron cut at 5 inches
Plantin Schoolbook-Roly Poly Font cut at 1 inch
Happy Hauntings-Spooky Font cut at 1.5 inch
Spongebob-bubbles cut at 2 inches
Everyday Paper Dolls-bubbles cut at 2.75 inches
Pattern paper from Target Dollar bin last year
cardstock Michaels

Monday, October 22, 2012

Exploring Cricut Halloween Challenge

I have been a little MIA lately, but I have been working on several project some of which you will see this week and I am also working on some things for my husbands office for the holidays. The Exploring Cricut  challenge is "Happy Halloween" and you are to created any card, layout or papercraft celebrating this fun Halloween season.  Today, I have created a cute gift bag using the cartridges Sesame St. Elmo's Party, October 31, and HappyHauntings.  I used Recollections Halloween Paper and cardstock.   Below are my measurements.
Elmo's Party-title cut at 1.25 and 1.50 inches
October 31- Haunted House cut at 5.5 inches and I also cut another one and hid the inside so it would show lights
Happy Hauntings-ghost cut at 1.25 inches

Friday, October 12, 2012

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

If you've come from Ashley's blog

 you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

For my project, I created a two page layout using the cartridges Happy Hauntings, Mini Monsters and Paper Doll Dress Up and Camp Out.  Here is a materials and sizes I used to cut my project.
Happy Hauntings-title cut at 1.5 inches Spooky Font
                               witch cut at 3 inches
                               haunted house at 5 inches
                               grass cut ayt 2.25 and 3.25 inches
                               graveyard cut at 2.25 inches
                               ghost cut at 1.5 inches
                               mummy at 3.5 inches
Mini Monsters-all monsters cut at 2.5 inches
                         tree cut at 5 inches
                         do not enter sign cut at 4.5 inches
Paper Doll Dress Up-road cut at 1.5 inches and welded 3 together
                                   bats cut at 3 inches
Camp Out-Full moon cut at 4 inches
Pattern Paper-Bo Bunny, Recollections cardstock and stickles

We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
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Your next stop is Jessica's blog at

  Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Exploring Cricut

One year ago today, I started the Exploring Cricut blog.  I have enjoyed so much meeting all the talented crafters via our blog.  Please be sure to check out todays post so you can see the Birthday gift I will be giving this week along with a prize for the challenge!  I created a card today for my daily project.  I used the cartridges Cake Basics and Birthday Cakes.  I ran the base piece through the Cuttlebug and did a little sewing with my Janome Mini.  I cut the Cupcake at 3 inches from Cake Basics and the balloons were cut at 3 inches from Birthday Cakes.  I used some scraps of paper and cardstock, a stamp I had on my shelf with no name, and odd and ends pearls and jewels.  Fun and easy!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge

Today we have a great challenge at Exploring Cricut.  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft making a Breast Challenge Awareness project.  This is a terrible disease and it is wonderful for the fighters to have the support from family and friends.  I hope everyone will join this challenge and send your card or project to a friend or a special group. I used the cartridges Stand and Salute, Quarter Note, and Art Philosophy.  Below is the details of my card

Quarter Note-Title cut at 2 inches Font 1
Stand and Salute-ribbon cut at 2 inches and 2.25 inches
Art Philosophy-tag cut at 3 inches

Pattern paper-Chatterbox

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday Daily Project Exploring Cricut

Welcome to another daily project at Exploring Cricut.  Today I am sharing some cute little refrigerator magnets I made for my little granddaughter.  She loves magnets and I thought she would love some monsters since Halloween will be coming soon!  I used the cartridges Mini Monsters and Bump in the Night.  Below the pictures are the cuts and measurements. 
Mini Monsters-Gross cut at 4.5 inches
                        It's Alive cut at 4.5 inches
                        Lil Pumpkin cut at 4.5 inches
Bump In the Night-Mslt cut at 5 inches
                             Skiltz cut at 5 inches

Cardstock from Bazzill
Wiggly eyes
Stamps from Peachy Keen