Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cricut Fanatics daily project

Welcome to another project for Cricut FANatics. I am sharing a quick and simple project. A couple weeks ago, we went to the Aquarium and my 3 year old granddaughter loves penquins so her parents arranged for her to do the meet the penquins. She got to go into a special room and learn all about them and get to touch and see them other than behind glass. She was so excited and had the best time ever! I thought in addition to adding this to her scrapbook, I would make her a little frame to put in her room. I used the cartridges Base Camp and Animal Kingdom.  It was fun to create this easy project for her.

Created by: Diane
Cartridges Used:  Animal Kingdom penquin cut at 4.75 inches
                           Base Camp-lettering cut at 1 inch
Cricut Machine:  Cricut Expression 2
Materials:  Pattern Paper from Making Memories
                 Unfinished frame-Michaels

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Exploring Cricut Daily Project

Welcome to the Tuesday daily project at Exploring Cricut. Today I used the Art Deco cartridge. I have to admit, I bought this cartridge for under $10 on ebay and when it came I thought what would I use it for. I decided to make a decoration for my craft room. I love how it turned out. I think I can find other uses for this cartridge and love the font!  Below are pictures of the piece before I did anything and my measurements.
I base painted it a beige color in the making memories paints that I had in my stash that needed to be used up!  The color went on good and only took two coats.

This is how it looked before I got started. It was just a wood piece called canvas I got at Walmart for around $5.00. I think it is a 10 x 10 or what the paper said, but was not exact.  Below are the materials and cuts.  I modge podged this on.
Materials-cardstock from Michaels
Paint-Making Memories
Art Deco-Stage left monogram page 59 sized in my gypsy at 9.80 x 6.83 and fit pretty good
                create was cut at 1.25 inches the curtain call font

Monday, February 25, 2013

New challenge at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to the new challenge at Exploring Cricut.  This is a "love your pet" challenge.  You are to create a card, layout, or papercraft using your pet and if you are like me, no pets any animal of your choice.  I decided to use my little granddaughter and her best friend Tres.  I did a layout using the cartridges Create a Critter, Animal Kingdom, Elmo and Friends, and Elegant Edges.  Below are the details and be sure to join us this week for the challenge.

Pattern Paper-Echo Park
Create a Critter-dog bone for border cut at 1 inch
Animal Kingdom-dog cut at 4 inches
Sesame St. Elmo and Friends-best friends title cut at 2.5 inches
Elegant Edges-heart frame oblong cut at 4.5 inches
                       dots oblong cut at 5 inches

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Exploring Cricut Daily Project

Have you ever started a project and then changed your mind of what you wanted to do before it was ever finished?  Well that is me for my project for Exploring Cricut today.  I had a whole different idea and had it pretty well finished and changed my mind midstream lol.  Today I am sharing this Valentine gift bag and card using the digital cartridge Valentine Sweets.  Right now you can purchase this for a few days at 25% off and no I do not get any endorsement from Provo Craft.  This is a fun cartridge with a few images and perfect for Valentine's Day.  I just used a bag I purchased at the dollar tree and went right to it.  I do not use craft room and I used my gypsy for the digitals I purchase.  Below the picture are the materials and measurements of my project.  Be sure to enter our challenge over at Exploring Cricut too!

Doily is from a new Martha Stewart punch I just purchased on HSN at 8 inches
Pattern Paper is Bo Bunny scraps
Cardstock-Michaels Recollection
Valentine Sweets-teddy bear cut at 4 inches
                love hearts cut at 1 inch
               red heart shadow cut at 4.5 inches
Stickles-red and ribbon in stawsh.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Exploring Cricut new challenge

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut.   The challenge this week is called "Be My Valentine".   You are to make a card, layout or papercraft celebrating Valentine's Day.  Be sure to enter by Saturday, February 16.  I can wait to see what you create.  For my page, I used the cartridges Celebrate with Flourish, Phrases, Dreams Come True, Calligraphy Collection, Doodlecharms and Doodletype.  Below the picture are the directions for my layout.  Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Pattern Paper-Bo Bunny
Cardstock-Recollections and Bazzill
Celebrate with Flourish-cupid cut at 3.25 inches
Phrases-Happy Valentine's Day cut at 2.75 inches
             Scallop Hearts cut at 5 and 6 inches
Dreams Come True-arrow cut at 6 inches and cut in half and fit on the heart
Calligraphy Collection-2.5 inches
Doodlecharms-hearts cut at l inch and 2.25 inches
Doodltype-2013 cut at 1 inch

Friday, February 1, 2013

Exploring Cricut Friday Project

Today I am filling in for Lori who is under the weather at Exploring Cricut.  I did a quick card using the cartridges Wedding and Sweethearts.   I used some scraps and added a little bling to make a easy card.  Below the picture is the measurements and materials used for my card.  Be sure to enter the challenge over at Exploring Cricut, just a couple days left.

Pattern Paper-Recollections
Martha Stewart heart border punch
Recollections jewels
$1 stamp from Michaels
Cartridges-Wedding-double hearts cut at 2.25 inches
                                 scallop heart cut at 1.25 inch
                  Sweethearts-cupid cut at 2 inches