Monday, December 31, 2012

New challenge at Exploring Cricut

Today at Exploring Cricut we are having a challenge and are inviting you all to join in.  This is the last challenge of 2012 and what better way but to welcome in 2013!  Make a card, layout, or papercraft to help bring in the New Year.  Link your project by Saturday, Jan 5 to be entered for the prize.  I made a card using the cartridge Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art.  I love this cartridge because it has so many neat images and I am not using them on cakes!!  Below the pictures are the cut measurements and supplies.  Can't wait to see what you create!

Martha Stewart Cake Art-confetti cut at 1.5 inches
                                        Happy New Year cut at 3.5 inches
                                        2013 cut at 1 inches
Supplies-cardstock in gold, silver, and white   Michaels
               silver stickles

Friday, December 28, 2012

Cricut Fanatics Project

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!  I know I did, but am anxious to get back to crafting and blogging.  Today I have the project at Cricut Fanatics and it is also my birthday!  Turning 60 is a jolt to the old soul when the mind is still young as a kid, but at least it is better than the alternative lol.  Today my project is a Christmas but never to early to start on next year!  I got an old frame at the Good Will dirt cheap and tried painting it but it still looked horrible so I decided to modge podge it with paper.  I used the negative of the design and love how it turned out.  Below the pictures are the cuts and cartridges I used for this project.  Be sure to stop by the Cricut Fanatics blog for a daily project and come back here this week for more now my room is clean!!!!

Thrift store frame......totally ugly and I used the back of the picture to mount my design too.  Worked great!

Cartridges Used:        Teresa CollinsChristmas Collage Digital- design cut at 9.75 inches used negative
                                  Martha Stewart Birthday Cakes- page 56 Christmas 3 border cut in gypsy
                                  11.5 x 2.25
                                 Winter Woodland-poinsettias cut at 3 inches
Materials:                  Pattern music paper from Hobby Lobby, cardstock by Bazzill and ribbon in stash.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Project at Exploring Cricut

Welcome !  I have the daily project at Exploring Cricut today and I have a couple little Princess granddaughters and decided to make tags to go with the  paper I found to wrap their Christmas packages.  I only did 4 different designs and used the cartridges Disney Happily Ever After and Dreams Come True.  I just did the bust so that I could write on them as a tag. I cut all these at 5.5 inches. Since they were larger, it was easier to do. I just tied a ribbon instead of doing bows since they will tear through them fast anyway and added some large brads from Hobby Lobby and a flower from my stash.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Exploring Cricut New Challenge

Its been a while since I have posted.  Been busy with Christmas shopping, making things for my granddaughters bazaar and a freak accident with my foot.  Lets just say if your foots asleep, just roll over and go back to sleep till you both wake up! lol  Today we have a new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  You are to make a card, layout or papercraft of your favorite Christmas activity, trip, traditions, or favorite memory or anything connected with the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year".  Link your post by Saturday, December 22.  I made a two page layout using the cartridges A Quilted Christmas, Paper Doll Dress Up, and Teresa Collins December 25.  Below are the details and materials.  I can't wait to see what you create!
Materials:     Pattern Paper Simple Stories Handmade Holiday
                    Cardstock American Crafts
Cartridges    A Quilted Christmas-page 76 package border cut at 2..25 inches
                                                    page 32 Santa3 cut at 4.5 inches
                    Paper Doll Dress Up-page 73  Acessories 3 Tree cut at 5.5 inches
                    Teresa Collins Dec. 25-Dec. 25 cut at 4 inches
                                                        Snowflake swirls cut at 2 inches

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to the daily project over at Exploring Cricut. Today I am sharing some Christmas tags I made for my granddaughters school bazaar that is this week.  I made several cards, scrapbook pages and other items.  I love making tags for my packages to go along with the paper.  Right now I am working on some Princess tags for my two granddaughters presents.  For these tags I used the cartridgtes Baby Shower, Jolly Holidays, Holiday Tags digital, Art Philosophy, George and Very Merry Tags.  Below I have detailed the cuts and materials.  Be sure to stop by Exploring Cricut daily for a new project and be sure to enter our Christmas Card Challenge this week!!!!

 I used Art Philosophy for this tag and cut the stocking at 5.5 inches.  The paper was from scraps I had.
 This tag was cut from Baby Shower and the two base layers cut at 4 and 4.5 inches.  The mittens were cut from Jolly Holidays at 2.25 inches.  Cardstock was Recollections and white pen was used.
 The poinsettia tag is from the Holiday Tags digital and is cut in all layers at 3 inches.  Cardstock is from Recollections, and the top of the flower was popped.
 This cute little snow flake tag is cut from Very Merry Tags at 5 inches and the circle for the face was from George cut at 1.5 inches and stamped with a Peachy Keen stamp.  I also popped the head up and the jewels are from Recollections as is the cardstock.
This last tag is from the digital Holiday Tags.  It is cut at 3 inches.  Cardstock is Recollections and the to and from stamp is something I put together from an old Studio G set.  Because I use it for tags, I have glued it to a small block so it will stay together.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Exploring Cricut Christmas Card Blog Hop.  If you have come from Michelle's, then you have come to the last stop.  We hope that you found lots of inspiration along the way and if you missed any, I have a list at the bottom and you can start again or go back to the Exploring Cricut page.  For this hop I created a couple cards.  I have been busy making things for my granddaughters school and thought I would throw in some cards too!  For my cards, I used the cartridges Sesame Street Seasons, Winter Woodland, CTMH Art Philosophy and Teresa Collins December 25.  Below the pictures are the cuts and materials.  I hope you join us for the challenge this week too!  Create your own card and link by Saturday.

 Cartridges Used: Sesame Street Seasons-snowflake cut at 1 inch and 3.5 inches
                            Winter Woodland-joy cut at 1.5 inches
                            CTMH Art Philosophy-tag cut at 1.5 inches page 35 rectangle5
Stamps:                 Hambo and Stampendous
Card is 5 x 7 and used Snowflake cuttlebug to emboss
Cardstock:          Recollections
Pearls:                 Kaiser Crafts

This card is 5 x 7 and colors are gold, navy, and white
Cartridges :  Teresa Collins December 25-nativity cut at 4.75 inches
Stamps:        Studio G and CTMH
Cardstock:   Recollections

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