Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sesame Street Cards ~ "See" you next year!

I have been wanting to splice some character faces into cards ever since the option on Design Space became available and I finally got around to it...


I have a lot of fond memories of watching and learning from Sesame Street, so I thought I would start with them.  The process is a little tedious, but once they are spliced and sized, you can make 5 cards in 30-45 minutes!  I thought they would make a cute end of year teacher gift.


I also think they would make great "LOOK" cards.  For instance:
  • Look who's turning "3"
  • Look who made student of the week
  • Look who got a promotion
I am including my Design Space file for easy recreation.



https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/28156341

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Cards 2015

With Memorial Day just around the corner, I thought I would share the cards I made this year to celebrate the holiday.

 
Cricut carts used:  Summer Celebrations, Stand & Salute

Cricut carts used:  Stand & Salute, Heritage, Summer Celebrations, Graphically Speaking
 
Cricut carts used:  Disney/Pixar Toy Story, Photo Booth Props, Designer's Calendar

All the cards were created using Design Space and Cricut cuts.  Short on time?  Here is my file for easy recreation:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/28040913

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Peony Nightlight ~ Cricut Giant Flowers


When my daughter said she loved peonies...I replied "No problem."  I knew there just HAD to be a 3-D peony in at least one of the Cricut cartridges.  Cricut did not disappoint me.  There are two options for a 3-D peony flower.  I selected the Giant Flowers version since it looked like I could close the buds a little more.  My daughter likes when they are just budding and look closer to a ball.  The suggested size was 10.3". I selected 8" figuring it would come out more like a life size peony.  Uhhhh...WRONG!  These flowers are HUGE!  It assembled fairly quickly and easily and looked like we wanted it to, just GIANT.  Then we had a light bulb moment, literally.  The middle of the flower creates the perfect home for a mini battery operated tea light.  Voila, the perfect pretty night light to add to a table top.






Inspiration photo:

My example was the prototype.  I can't wait to make another one in a soft pink color or with Anna Griffin cardstock.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cricut Free Cut of the Week ~ Arrows

Cricut helped "give me a little direction" when creating this week!  The Arrows cut is free this week when using Design Space and your Cricut Explore.
 
 
I didn't have similar cardstock as featured in Cricut's example.  I then remembered that the Imagine Pattern cartridge Notebook Doodles had a paper airplane print out as a Bonus feature.  Viola.  I had my cardstock!  There are a few other options to use as well like grid paper or blank notebook paper. 
 
 
It's a fun card and it's easy to make. Just press Make It Now and your Explore will do most of the work for you!
 
I also used my Stampin' Up! notebook punch to add interest to the corner and used Liquid Pearls in Mint Green instead of adhesive pearls.  The great thing about using Liquid Pearls is that you can control the size of your embellishment.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Beers to You ~ St.Patrick's Day Card

Who doesn't love beer on St. Patrick's Day?  I made this one for hubby:


MATERIALS USED:
  • Cricut digital image Father's Day Card ~ Beer
  • Anna Griffin Metallic Card Layers and Papers in shiny silver
  • Inkssentials Enamel accents in black
  • Stampin' Up! Glorious Green cardstock
This card is another simple card to make.  You simply size it, choose your colors, cut and adhere.  I added some interest and texture by placing three black enamel dots to the right side of the "can". =)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Luck of the Irish ~ St. Patrick's Day Card

This shape card was easy to make.  I just added lined up two of the mug images together, flipped the image sideways and welded.  If you haven't made a shape card before, that is all you basically have to do.  The Cricut Design Space software make it easy to do this to just about any image.  I like to cut the original image as well and layer it to the top of the base so that the image is cut short on the side where it is welded.

Here is my Design Space file for the last three posts on St.Patrick's Day cards I made:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/25572586


MATERIALS USED:
  • Cricut Cartridge Spring Holiday Cards
  • Misc. cardstock scraps in green, white and yellow
  • Stampin' Up! grosgrain ribbon
  • St. Patrick's Day themed button pin
  • Marvy Snow Marker
To make the beer foam I used a Marvy Snow Marker.  Once you apply the liquid from the pen, you use a heat tool to "puff" the liquid.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Green is Good ~ St. Patrick's Day Card

I LOVE this frog!  He looks so suave and cool and happy to be GREEN! The shape card is from the Cricut cartridge Mini Monsters.  I just added a St. Patrick's hat (from Create a Critter 2) to make him ready to party. =)  Here is the design space file for easy recreation:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/25573463


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Eat, Drink & BE IRISH ~ St. Patrick's Day Card

I started making my St. Patrick's Day cards.  Here is my first:


MATERIALS USED:
  • Cricut cartridge Spring Holiday Cards
  • St. Patrick's day button pin
  • echo park Summer Days cardstock
  • Green/white bakers twine

Friday, February 27, 2015

I created a SOCK MONKEY!!!

Here is a link to my Cricut Design Space file I created to make a sock monkey.  I will be posting projects I make from it soon.  ENJOY!

https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/23696714



I made additional options for the eyes, nostrils and mouth.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Kitsch Door Hangers

Good Afternoon.  Today I am sharing two holiday door hangers to place a little treat in for someone special. 


Just enough room to add a little treat or even a gift card.


This holder is also perfect to gift your Secret Santa treat in.  Maybe even a cookie or two for Santa himself...?

Adding some cocoa packets and a candy cane would pair perfectly with this holder.

Ready to fill.
MATERIALS USED:
  • Cricut Explore
  • Cricut cartridges Art Philosophy and Anna Griffin's Christmas Kitsch
  • Anna Griffin Boxing Day Papers and Holiday cardstock
  • Misc ribbon from my stash
  • Green corduroy button
  • Enamel Accents in black
  • Ranger Stickles in pink
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Use the included files to cut the parts for each door hanger                                                   Santa: https://us.cricut.com/design#/canvas/project/22997073                                                                 Snowman:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/22950889
  2. Create the folds for each door hanger and assemble
  3. Assemble the parts to each image and adhere to the hanger as seen in the images
  4. Add ribbons and embellishments to your suiting
  5. Fill and hang =)