Friday, May 27, 2011

Tic Tac Toe Challenge & Cricut 360 DT Call

This card is doing double-duty ... I'm submitting it for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge on the Cricut Circle blog and also for the Cricut 360 design team call.

For the challenge, there is a Tic Tac Toe board with a design element in each of the squares. You get to choose a row and then incorporate the three elements in your project. I chose the bottom row ... use a flower shape cut, use a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and use the Imagine for your patterned paper. 

For the design team call, the requirements are to create a layout or card using lime green and a bug. Click here to find out more about this new challenge blog.


All the images were printed and cut with my Imagine, using the Blast Off cartridge. The flower pot is from Kate's ABCs, the flowers and leaves are from Mother's Day Bouquet, the butterfly is from Ashlyn's Alphabet, and the mat is one of the stock shapes from the Imagine.


For the butterfly, I printed a pattern on cardstock for the the base and then printed a solid color on vellum for the wings. I attached just the 'body' of the vellum layer to the base to create a little dimension.


I embossed the leaves with the D'Vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder and spritzed the flowers and leaves with Pearl Glimmer mist.

I love how bright and cheerful this is ... hope you like it, too!



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Monday, May 23, 2011

Flamingo Jelly Bean Jar

I have a co-worker who is crazy for flamingos ... her birthday was last week and I made this for her. I cut the vinyl with my E2 and it cut like a dream!
The images are from the Life's A Beach Cricut cartridge. I used my Gypsy to eliminate some of the smaller details and placement marks ... everything layered nicely and I'm happy with how this turned out.
All in all, this is a quick, easy and inexpensive gift ... unless you count the $10 worth of Jelly Bellies!!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Frank Got a New Boat!!


My husband, Frank, got a new boat this spring ... this was a really big deal really around our house! I used my Cricut and vinyl to cut the registration numbers (that go along the sides) and then Frank decided I should 'dress up' the back of the boat, too! Love it ... another reason to play with vinyl!

I used my Gypsy to lay this out and weld the letters. The font for the names is from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge and the other font is from the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. Now, I was going to leave it at that, but Frank suggested adding a little fishing pole and make it look like an exclamation point. Who knew he could be so creative!? This pole is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is actually pretty realistic looking. I thought it needed a little something else, so I added the bobber. I made the bobber by welding shapes from the George cartridge ... I'm really proud of that little bobber ... it's my favorite part of this!!




Here's the story about the other name on the boat: Tatum is the 4 year old grandson of one of Frank's fishing buddies. Tatum is just a sweetie and he adores Frank. Now we're not quite sure what Frank said to him, or when he said it (because Frank talked about this boat for months!), but apparently he told Tatum something about having to save money so he could get a new boat. Well, a few weeks before we got the boat, Tatum's mom stopped by our house with a dollar and instructions to give that dollar to Frankie 'cause he needed money for his new boat ... too cute! We figure this makes him a co-owner, so his name is on the boat, too!!



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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Russian Doll Gift Card Holder


I needed a quick gift card holder, so I turned to my Imagine. This cute little Russian doll box is on the All Wrapped Up Imagine cartridge. I printed and cut the box and its layers at 10.6". For a little dimension, I used pop dots to attach the face and flower ... then finished with a frosted gem.


The flower is one of the icons included on this cartridge. It's stamped with a sentiment from Penny Black. I attached the gift card to the flower with a glue dot and put a little tissue paper in the bottom of the box to hold the gift card in place. That's all there is to this one ...


I think this is going to be one of my favorite cartridges ... the colors are so bright and cheerful and there are lots of fun images!


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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Better Late Than Never ...

I am so behind in all my crafting and blogging. For some reason, I thought spring cleaning was more important ... what was I thinking! Anyway, my daughter made these cute little Easter peeps cupcakes for the children in our neighborhood, and I just had to post them. Remember when peeps were only yellow? Now they come in six colors. The orange ones where a little hard for us to find ... at one point, there was a statewide orange peep search!!


These are yellow cupcakes, baked in wrappers that match the color of the peeps. Topped with vanilla frosting, some cupcake glitter, and, of course, the peeps.



Here they are, wrapped in cellophane ... ready for delivery. We added a tag made from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge. The image is a digital from Whimsie Doodles that I colored with Copics. To make them look more 'peep like', I covered them with a layer of Glossy Accents  and glitter. The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp. These were a hit and so much fun to make.


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