Monday, July 28, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Blog Hop and Challenge

Welcome! If you have arrived here from Michelle S's blog you have reached the last stop before going back to the main blog.  I hope that you have enjoyed all the great projects our DT has shown you today.  Now, I am sharing a few things.  I am not trying to be an over achiever, but love Christmas projects and got a little carried away on this challenge lol.  I hope you will bear with me and look at all these goodies and maybe you will want to make some yourself.  At the end, you will see some blog candy I am giving away this week too.
For my first project I am sharing, I used my Silhouette machine and made these adorable Snowman box, Santa card, and small gift box from SVG Cuts Christmas Open House set.  The Snowman was not hard when you actually watch Mary put it together and not try to do it on your own.  One thing I like is she shows you exactly how each fold goes and makes it easier.  The hat comes off and you can fill with a treat.  The card was super easy and I used the cuttlebug to emboss his beard and mustache.  The box is actually one piece of cardstock and the band slides off and you can fill it with goodies.  Makes great boxes for some candy when you want to give someone a little gift without breaking the budget!!!

Now this is my favorite project of all.  I made this for my granddaughter Mary-Kate because she loves the Elf movie.  Now a few others in the family want one too lol.  I used my Silhouette Cameo for this project too and purchased the files at the Silhouette store.  I used the verse file#36164 and the elf feet file#23767.  I used HTV and my heat press.  The red is glitter vinyl which makes it pop.  Pictures do not do this justice at all.
Well this is a last minute quick project.  I got a Cricut Explore this week and made these two projects very quickly. I used the canvas design to lay out the bag and the picture which is a feature I like.  The bag the images are from Stretch Your Imagination and TC December 25.  The picture is cardstock and the images are from TC December 25 and the frame is from Dollar Tree.  Nice inexpensive gift for someone.  Since I had only done the card you make when you start the Explore, not too bad.  I then ventured with svg files that you saw in my Sunday project.
Now for a little blog candy.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which was your favorite project and be sure to be a follower of my blog to be considered for the prize.  I can only send in the US due to shipping cost.  Please make sure to post your email too.  Winners will be announce on Sunday, August 3.
Now you have finished the hop so go back to Exploring Cricut and More and leave us a comment.  I hope to see you enter the challenge too for a chance to win other prizes.  If you missed any of the DT blogs, here is the list to go hopping!





Rae Ann


Michelle N





Michelle S


Exploring Cricut and More


  1. Wow, you have truly been in the Christmas Spirit! I love that shirt! All of the projects are so cut, but I have to say I think I like that Santa card best ------- after the shirt! He seems to have an impish twinkle to him!

  2. Awesome projects Diane!! Thanks for another great Christmas Hop:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  3. Love your projects. I would have to say that snowman box is my favorite, though any one of them would be a pleasure to receive.

  4. It is hard to pick a favorite! I just got an explore on Saturday and have decided all my family members are getting homemade gifts this year for Christmas, so the boxes are great!

  5. Wow, awesome projects! Love them all-especially Santa!

  6. Wow you are very ambitious! I love all of the projects but I think the shirt is my favorite! I am a new follower.

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  7. I love all your projects! But I must say the shirt is my fave! So cute! I am hoping Santa brings me an Explore! Thanks for the fun hop :)

  8. Wow! When did you find time for all of these. Beautiful work.

  9. All of your projects are beautiful. Such inspiration, from you & all the blogs I hit. :) thanks so much.


  10. Oh WOW!!! These are all awesomeness for sure Diane!!! You have been one busy bee!!! But I do have to say that the t-shirt is my most favorite of them all!!!! :)

  11. Awesome projects! Love the decorative Christmas bag.

  12. Diane, your projects are just fabulous! Wow, you created such a wonderful variety of goodies! Thank you for being our fearless leader and keeping us all going! You are the best.

  13. WOW Diane! It's no wonder why you're our fearless leader. Amazing projects! I especially love the snowman box & santa card. I'll have to check out the SVG Cuts website to get my own files. And I'm so glad you are enjoying the cricut explore...I love mine!

  14. You ARE an over achiever! My fav is the kids t-shirt. I'll have to make one for my 3 year old niece. Great job on all the projects.

  15. OMG!!! You have been a very busy girl my friend!!! LOVE ALL your projects, is a good thing I don't have to pick favorites ;), Thanks you for all you do and share Diane!
    Merry early Xmas!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  16. Oh my goodness they were all fantastic projects but since I have to chose just one I'll chose the shirt. That elf verse is jut too cute and I bet it does look better IRL. Thanks for sharing.


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