Hi everyone! Thank you for stopping by. I wanted to share with you my take on a popular Pin on Pinterest for Valentines using glow bracelets. This project is inexpensive and quick to make.
If you want to see my take on how to make these then Watch the video tutorial below!
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Hi everyone! I’m back to share a Christmas Tree Gift Tag with you. This Christmas tag uses the Cricut Expression and the Gypsy to draw and cut. Let’s take a look at the finish project then I’ll walk you through how I made this Christmas Tree Gift Tag.
(My gift is upside down… nice! )
- Cricut Cartridge – Trim The Tree and Christmas Cheer
- Silhouette Sketch Pen – Purple
- Recollections Kraft Card Stock
- DCWV Glitter Stack – purple
- Crop-a-dile and silver eyelet
- Sew Easy Floss – Silver
- Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and distress tool
- Inkadinkado blending tool
- Smooches Vanilla Shimmer
- Glossy Accents
Using the Gypsy I found the Christmas tree I liked – tree number 2. This tree and most images on this cartridge are horrible to cut out. I don’t know why I just thought about it this year to try drawing the image. I only have black and brown pens by Cricut and tried out my Silhouette Sketch Pens… worked like a charm. (I removed the blade and housing and replaced it with the purple Silhouette pen.)
On a piece of Kraft card stock I had the Cricut to draw the tree. To do this I used my Gypsy and created three different layers. On layer one, I layered the two layers for the tree and had the Cricut draw the tree base and layer at w – 2.53 h – 3.50. After the image was drawn I did not unload the mat, I replaced the pen with the blade and housing.
On my Gypsy layer 2. This layer was a tree cutout from the Christmas Cheer cartridge ( last tree on the top row) I used the blackout cut for this image. I lined this up over my penned imagine on layer 1. The tree measured w – 3.14 h – 3.62. The trunk of this tree was too small so I picked the rounded square image on the cartridge (bottom row 7th image (blackout) and welded to the bottom of the tree to cut out larger w – 0.74 h 1.09. I then used the distressing tool to distress the edges a bit and inked the edges with the vintage photo ink.
Using the DCWV Glitter paper I copied the basic tree shape from layer 2 out again this time a bit larger w – 3.95 h – 4.83. I changed my settings for the Cricut to max pressure and speed as well as a double cut, blade at 6. I found this works best when cutting the DCWV Glitter Paper.
I used Glossy Accents to layer the drawn image on the kraft paper to the glitter paper. ATG doesn’t work well on glitter paper but Glossy Accents does great. I punched a hole at the top of my tag and set an eyelet using my Crop-a-dile. I placed the tag in a box and sprayed several sprays of the Smooches glitter spray… it isn’t the best but it’s all I had. I allowed the tag to dry and then notched a couple of small notches toward the bottom of the tree to hold the floss in place, wrapped the floss around the tag a couple of times and tied a bow to one side. I then used the same silver floss to attach the tag to the gift threading the floss behind the bow.
Thank you for checking in with me. I have a few more items to share that I hope to get up before Christmas as well. Subscribe if you haven’t already. See you in the next post.
Hi everyone. Here is another masculine card that I made using the My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Two, Sunshine Collection.
I did not use any die cutting machine on this one. Everything but the black card base and the three brads are from the 6×6 paper pad. I did fussy cut the flagged banner piece and the piece I stamped the numbers “51″ on.
Every thing has been distressed using the Tim Holtz distress tool and edges inked using Ditto black ink.
I used 3 small brads along the top. Very simple and easy.
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Hi everyone! I wanted to share a book mark I made using my favorite paper pack, My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found two, Sunshine collection. I sandwiched the front and back pattern papers with chipboard. After I had adhered all the papers together I brushed a thin layer of Mod Podge over the front and the back. Punched a hole in the top and added some ribbon and embroidery floss. I did not use any die cutting machine. Only a paper trimmer and scissors.
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Hi everyone! I just noticed that I haven’t shared with you the card I made for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day… Sorry, must have gotten side tracked with my personal mother’s day gift from my husband and babies…. Can you guess what it is????
The Silhouette Cameo! I was shocked. Wanted the Silhouette badly, didn’t think I would own one anytime soon. I love it. Cuts are cleaner, more options but a huge learning curve with the software. Don’t get me wrong, I still use my Cricuts. They each have their pros and cons. Love them all. Enough about me, here’s the card:
Only thing cut with a die cutting machine was the “m.o.m.” This was cut from the Silhouette Cameo.
Papers are from my favorite paper stack right now, My Mind’s Eye, Lost and Found Two, Sunshine Collection 6×6.
- A2 size kraft card base, edges lightly distressed, corners rounded, edges inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye
- Background paper cut 4 x 5.25, corners rounded, distressed and inked
- Yellow striped paper tag cut 3 1/2 x 4, can’t remember, distressed inked, upper corners rounded, hole punched with crop a dile and eyelet set. Embroidery floss threaded through. Attached to background paper with foam squares.
- Rose plaque fussy cut from sheet of pattern paper, distressed and inked
- M.o.m. cut using Cameo with same background paper, embroidery floss wrapped wound and tied bow
- used glossy accents to attach key and key hole picked up from Michael’s.
I later removed the Mom tag and turned into a book mark for her. I cut a piece of thin chipboard to size, glued another piece of pattern paper from the pack to the back attached the tag to the front. I the painted a thin layer of ModPodge over the front and back. Silly me, I didn’t take a photo of it but she loved it.
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Hi everyone! I had a baby shower to attend a little while back so I needed to make a card. The baby’s room theme happened to be jungle related. I used papers from the DWCV Safari Kids 8×8 pack to make this card. Believe it or not this card didn’t require any die cutting machine. Only my paper trimmer and atg gun!
Here it is!
I made this a 8 1/2 x 4 inch card.
- Cut a piece of DCWV textured green card stock 8 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches tall, scored in half and folded to make 8 1/2 x 4 inch card base. Distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool and inked edges with tea dye ink.
- Cut out the animal squares I wanted to use about just a bit smaller than a 2×2. Distressed and inked edges
- cut a piece of the animal print paper to mat each picture, these came out to be 2×2. distressed and inked edges.
- Attached the animal cut out to the animal print mat using pop dots.
- cut a piece of the striped background paper to about 3 1/2 by 8 1/4. Distressed and inked edges. Attached straight to the card base.
- Attached the matted animal squares to the striped paper with pop dots.
- wrapped brown embroidery floss around the bottom of the card crossing in the middle and taping to the inside of the card.
- used the “the adventure begins here” embellishment found in the Safari Kids 8×8 album kit to adhere to card on pop dots.
- I used two of the animal brads found in the kit as well, I cut the prongs off and used pop dots to attach to each side of the sentiment.
- to finish the card I punched holes in the corners of the striped paper using my crop a dile and placed 2 light green brads opposite two dark green brads, found in the kit too.
I made a quick envelope with a ribbon tie closure to place the card in as well.
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Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a very fast baby boy “congratulations” card that I was able to throw together in just minutes with 1 piece of pattern paper, cardstock, stamp and ribbon… staples we all have on hand.
- Pattern paper is from the DCWV Safari Kids, 8×8 sheet of paper. Cut the left corner out at 5×5.
- Used some ATG to adhere to a 5.25 x 10.5 piece of orange DCWV textured cardstock, folded in half to make a 5.25 5.25 square card.
- Stamped “Congratulations” in Ditto Black Ink
- Punched a hole in the upper corner with my Crop-a-dile and ran some orange ribbon through.
- Tied to my gift bag.
Simple, cute and perfect addition to this gift bag. Don’t think that all your cards have to take you hours of planning and work. Sometimes just one sheet of paper will be all you need.
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Hi everyone! Sorry to be missing this week. My daughter’s first birthday was this week so we celebrated then, and her party was today. Her theme was cupcakes. I found her the cutest little dresses to wear on her birthday and her party day. I made cupcakes, K’s smash cupcake and cake pops. I found cute little “1st birthday girl” themed party supplies that had a cupcake on them. I used my Cricut Imagine Yummy Cartridge to make a few items, too.
For birthdays, we keep things small and simple. Homemade Cake, well, cupcakes, ice cream, chips, dip and pickles with family. This is the way that both my husband and myself have celebrated our birthdays growing up. So for now, that’s what we will do for our little ones. Some how it ends up being a week-long celebration. Great times!
Here’s a peek into her celebration:
Happy 1st birthday Face
High chair decor. On the wall: Cupcake cut from the Yummy Cartridge using the fit to page. Number 1 cut from the Plantin School Book Cartridge at an 8.8. I ran the 1 through the Cuttle Bug using the Swiss Dots Folder and wrapped a ribbon around it. I pop doted the 1 to the cupcake. The smaller ones are cut and Cuttle bugged at 4 inches. On her high chair I printed three banners from the Yummy Cartridge, changed the colors a little and cut more 1′s just like before. The banner I used the Crop-a-dile to punch holes and set eyelets to run embroidery floss through and tie together. The 1′s are pop dotted to the banner.
Gift Area: I printed and cut the Cupcake and Party from the Yummy Cartridge using the fit to page and print and cut another cupcake and 1 the same as over her high chair. I had an extra small 1 and threw it up between the words at the last minute. The tags o the pink bags I cut and printed as well from the Yummy Cart. I cut each of the 3 cupcakes in the handbook at 5 inches and made the same small “1′s” as before, I popped them up on the tag. I punched a hole and set an eyelet in each cupcake and ran floss through them to attach to the bags.
And this is my “baby girl” in her party dress…. love her! I didn’t realize until the party that her dress matched the party supplies, polka dots and all.
Thanks for checking in with me and helping to celebrate this princess’ first birthday. I will take closer pictures of the Cricut decor so you can see the detail. Be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with my projects and such. See you in the next post.
Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you today a card I made for my oldest brother who turned 50 this year. Yeah, he’s pretty old… haha! With 15 years between the two of us I feel I can loving say he’s old.
Ok, back to the card I made for him. He’s a simple, no frills kinda guy. I created the card on a simple, manly, elegant way…. if you can do that??? He loved it and so did I. Here it is:
It’s a standard A2 sized card.
- black cardstock base cut and folded to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, distressed edges (Tim Holtz Distressing tool)
- pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found two (my fav at the moment) cut to 5 1/4 x 4, distressed edges
- inked edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo as well as lightly dabbed all over the paper to give a more vintage color, attached to card base
- black mat from The Paper Studio – Texture Black - cut at 5 x 3 3/4, distressed edges and inked edges and all over with Vintage photo
- punched holes in all four corners with the Crop a dile, set antique gold eyelets. Attached to pattern paper with foam tape
- Numbers cut using the Cricut Expression From the Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge, at 2.5 inches (I think) Paper found in my stash, inked edges and all over with Vintage Photo
- Numbers attached straight to black mat
There you have it. Simple masculine birthday card. Thank you for checking in with me. Follow me by email if you don’t already. See you in the next post!
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Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a card I made for my beautiful niece for her birthday. I just L-O-V-E it! I want to recreate it into a cool piece of wall art. The black heel, the hot pink, the shimmer, the bling… ah, love. She loved it too .
- Black A2 size card base
- Hot pink card stock mat, distressed edges, inked edges with black Ditto ink
- DCWV pattern paper, Luxury stack, distressed edges, inked edges
- Shoe cut from Cricut Wall Decor and More. Shifted image at 4 inches… I think. I cut the image twice, one in black, one in pink. Oh, I only used one of the shoes. It does cut a “pair”
- Sprayed Smooch Vanilla Shimmer on the black cut out, ran the heel through the Cuttle bug with the Tim Holtz A2 flourish folder and then again on the bottom of the shoe
- Layered the black image over the pink and let the pink peek out as the sole of the shoe.
- lined the pink sole with strips of clear crystals and used various mixes of sizes of clear and iridescent crystals along the heel
- Cut the sentiment label from the list of default images that are on the Cricut Imagine, not sure of the size. Stamped Happy Birthday with black Ditto ink, punched holes on each end using the Crop-a-dile and set gun-metal colored eyelets to run ribbon through, taped on the back of pink mat. Used foam tape to pop up the sentiment to the pattern paper
- Placed black flat back pearls in the four corners and placed a couple of clear crystals on the sentiment label
- Used foam tape to pop the shoe up on the pattern paper
- Cut about and inch of some black fibers, Attached the fibers to the toe of the shoe using glue dots and placed another crystal in the center.
Ok, think that’s it. I’ll let you know if I attempt this in a decor project. Thanks for checking in with me. Be sure to follow me to see what I am up to and hop over and say, “hi” on facebook.
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