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8th Fantabulous Cricut Crawl and Giveaway – Back to School!

 Hey there and welcome to the EIGHTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, Fantabulous Cricut’s version of a Blog Hop! If you’ve come from visiting Amy L. over at The Red Headed Crafter, you’re in the right place! If you’ve just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is already that time of the year and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL! Each talented Design Team member will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL Project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED  Item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.  There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members’ blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a “Back to School” project at FCCB! Now how is that for clearing up the case of the “Monday’s”!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Before I get into all the details and recipe of the project I want to let you know that I am thrilled to be able to OFFER A FUN GIVEAWAY from Scrapinkris’s Esty Store. You will get to personally pick out FOUR of your favorite crinkle ribbon colors. I will be announcing the winner on Friday.  All you will need to do is leave a comment on what is your favorite Cricut Cartridge and/or crafting supply.  Please be sure to include a way for me to contact you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For my project my four-year old help pick out the inspiration of a bird house for her teacher that she will have this year. I kind of pulled out the kitchen sink of crafting supplies to do this project including recruiting the hub’s bandsaw to cut the pencils and rulers for the roof top.  I used Mod Podge for adhering the paper to the bird house and had some fun with my NEW Cricut Catridge, Doodle Charms! NOW I know why all the fuss over that cartridge and am kicking myself for not getting it sooner!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Next up is the fantabulous Cicily over at Pink Dalmations Scrapbooker!  What a treat she has in store for you AND DON’T FORGET  to get in the game and link up your project to FCCB’s Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thanks for sharing a piece of “fantabulous Cricut Crawl” pie with me!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Project Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge – Create a Critter (owl cut at 2 inches) Doodle Charms (Apples cut at 3/4, 1/2 inches) Platin Schoolbook (rectangle for blackboard cut at 1 1/4 inches)
Paper- Recollections Solids and Brights and Creative Imaginations Studio 101 (for designer paper)
Punch- EK Success
Sentiment – My Pink Stamper: School Days
Stamp Ink – Close to My Heart: White Daisie and Topiary (for edging)
Stickles
Glossy Accents
Uibal Signo White gel pen (for stitching)
Mod Podge
Toothpick
No. 2 Pencils
Wooden Rulers
Wood Bird House (Michale’s)
Hot Glue
Happy Crawling!
Also Linking Up To:
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/
http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/
http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/
http://cropstop.blogspot.com/
http://myshericrafts.blogspot.ca/
http://www.exploringcricut.blogspot.com/

Baby Shower Fun

 

As I have mentioned before, I was asked to help with a baby shower for someone.  She had told me that the theme was “clothesline” and that the colors needed to be blue and green.  What I needed to do was make a banner and several center pieces.  This is what I came up with!

The execution was fairly simple and I learned a new trick while shopping out the flowers.  I live in an area that has a Trader Joe’s and since I shop religiously at our local one every week on the same day at the same time since my first child was born, I have grown to know most of the staff including the woman who orders all their flowers.  I asked her if it was possible to make an order for specific flowers that they do carry and they hold them for me.  Well guess what they do!  If anyone knows anything about hydrangeas, they are a costly flower if you try to purchase them at a florist.  At Trader Joe’s they are half the cost!

I ended up making about a 4.5 foot banner, 7 center pieces, and a marker for the gift table. Doing the whole project with all the supplies cost me $62 and about 5 hours of my time in total and that included me delivering.  They loved it and it looked amazing added to what they had already done to the backyard.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “baby, baby and more baby” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Every Day Pop-Up Cards, Learning (banner cut at 5 inches for onsies and 3 inches for letter).. Used flip feature for onsie for clothes lines for the opposite side (cut at 2.5 inches)

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots, Buttons

Baker’s Twine (Twinery)

Paper: Recollections

Tulle

Lollypop Sticks (large) for the clothesline

Mini Clothes Pins – Stampin’ Up and Jo-Anns

Tin buckets and pails (Michael’s) Please note I had to line with Cling Wrap to insure NO leaks, even though I got the “Leak Proof” buckets.  The Cling Wrap workd well!

Buttons – Michael’s Dollar Bin

ATG

Pop Dots

Crop-A-Dile

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #120 – Sunny Days


It is that time again… OK it is only my second time proudly designing a project for FCCB as a design team member! This project was so fun for me, since I wanted to do a baby card and the theme of the shower is “Clothesline”!
Nothing shouts sunny days to me than a line of freshly washed laundry being sun kissed dry by the sun!

Now, head on over and check out all the sunny inspriation and join this week’s challenge!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “sunny days” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges: Simply Charmed (sun cut at 2 inches) and Everyday Pop-Up Cards (onsie cut at 1 1/2 inches)

Paper: Recollections for base
Papertreyink 2008 Bitty Dots: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist

Cuttlebug: D’Vine Swirls

Baker’s Twine – Stampin’ Up Burlap

Embelishments: Stampin’ Up clothespins

Stamps: My Pink Stamper:Itty Bitty-licious

Ink: Close To My Heart: Chocolate

Stickles: Star Dust

Rockin’ the Baby Chic!

I have a friend down from” Canada eh?” that is 20 weeks preggers and it is her first baby!  She is quite the fashionista and is one of those people who looks amazing ALL the time!  They don’t know the gender of the baby yet, but I wanted to get her something that I found useful when my little one’s were brand new bundles of joy.  I found a zebra print Swaddle Me, baby swaddle with the velcro on it and used that as my inspiration for her quickly made card.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “not your traditional baby card” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Forver Young heels (only used one) cut at 2.5 inches and Everyday Pop-Up Cards- onsie cut at 4 inches

Paper: Die Cut with a View (girls just want to have fun), Recollections Animal Prints and solid card stock

Cuttlebug: Heart Blocks

Sentiment: K. Andrew – Fashionable Friends (my blog buddy Leelee Cards Designs is on her DT)

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Ribbon: Celebrate It

Bling: Recollections

Doin’ a Bit of Taggin’

I ordered the My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodle Kit during her release of the new product.  I have NEVER done the coloring stamping thing before and had a lot of fun doing it.  I whipped out this tag in just a matter of minutes as I was RUSHING, RUSHING, RUSHING out the door to the party all the while being able to coordinate the tag to the gift bag.

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Recipe: Mini Monograms cut at 4 3/4 inches and 4 1/2 inches

Cuttlebug embossing folder – Swiss Dots

Paper: Recollections

Crop-A-Dile

Stamp and Ink – My Pink Stamper Birthday Doodle Kit 

A Blooming Thank You!

Hello everyone!  As I was putting the finishing touches on this project last night, my craft studio shook and rattled for a split second, rolling my chair I was in across the room.  Yes, it was a 4.1 about 40 miles off the coast, yet I felt it.  Uggg… I dislike earthquakes terribly.

Now on to the project.  A friend wanted me to make something like these that she found on Pinterest.  I used Microsoft Publisher and printed these out on cardstock and then using the “Center” function on my Cricut Expressions, I cut these babies out.

I used party streamers and sewed the edges (like this tutorial) and made rosettes.  I had previously baked a whole set of ribbon making curly ribbon and used those as the finishing touches.

I am thinking I may enter this into the Die Cuttin’ Diva’s challenge this week – I feel they are different and original to fit their “Anything Goes Challenge“.

Now off to deliver them!

Thanks for sharing a bit of crafty time with a bit of rock, rattle and roll to it” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Mini Monograms set at 3 inches for the circle and 1.5 inches for the scallop circle for the back

Party streamers (trimmed the middle one to add the “layer” effect.)

Paper: Recollections Bright Color Stack

Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots

Ink for edging around the circle – Close to My Heart: Cotton Candy

Wilton Cake Pop Sticks

Curly Ribbon (baked at 200 for 20 minutes wrapped around 1/4 inch wooden rods and attached at ends with cloths pins.)

 

It’s a Peachy Keen kind of Project!

This morning I had to whip out a card for a 4-year-old little girl’s birthday party we went to today and decided that I would design the card around a challenge I saw last night at Peachy Keen.  The Peachy Keen Challenge: 18 is an anything goes the project so that made it be a wonderful luxury to being free in my card design.

I have been really wanting to try out making rosettes with crepe paper streamers and they were a snap (I made an extra one for another card I will be needing to make soon).  I followed the tutorial I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “it is all just peachy keen” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Potpourri  -ice cream cone setting on the “bonus” setting cut at 5 inches and then trimmed off the ice cream scoop.

Mini Monograms – circle setting set at 2.5 inches

Paper: Papertreyink.com (orange) and Recollections for the rest. base card was at 7.5 x 5. Layer 1 was 7 1/4 x 4 3/4, Layer 2 7 inches x 3 inches

Chomp-a-Dial – setting 1/2

Cuttlebug: Large Dots and Happy Birthday

Crepe Paper – Target Brand – used needle and thread as well

Stamps: Face Image: Peachy KeenEveryday Character Faces

Sentiment: My Pink StamperBuggie Punnies and Spectacular Sayings

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black, Close To My Heart Cotton Candy.  For pen work white gel pen. Used pastels from Stampin’ Up for cheeks.

Glossy Accents for eyes

Baker’s Twine – My Craft Spot

Ribbon – Celebrate It

Hot Glue Gun

Pop Dots

ATG Gun

Life’s a Party!

I have a friend that called me a few weeks ago to see if I would make some stuff for a baby shower she was throwing.  It was for a boy and it needed to be football themed.  How fun!  I think I have said this before, being a mom of two little girls, I jump at any chance to make boy stuff!

She wanted a football themed diaper cake inspired center pieces, thank you tags for the favors with a little referee that said, “Thank you for Taking the Time Out to Celebrate”, and a banner with the little guy’s name on it.

This is what I came up with!

Diaper Cake Inspired Center Piece:

Recipe: Cricut Cart was Life’s a Party  football image cut at 2.5 inches for base football and 2.75 for shadow. I used Swiss Dots for embossing.  For the diaper cake center piece, I used zip ties and rolled 3 size 2 diapers and fastened zip ties around the middle of each and then used a large zip tie and attached all three together in a triangle set up and wrapped about 11 inches of ribbon around the middle to cover the zip tie and fastened ends together with Zot Dots and then attached the football embellishment with a large Pop Dot a the seam of the ribbon.

Thank You Gift Tags:

Recipe: Cricut Cart was Mini Monogram both circle and scallop were cut at 4 inches.  I used Microsoft Publisher and made the image.  I found a pregnant stick figure and decided to make a referee with a bump.  I needed to have it be solid black so i could color lines of white for the referee shirt.  It was easier finding that image than black and white cardstock that I was going to use for the original concept of using the pregnant silhouette image from Life’s a Party Cricut Cart.  I used my white gel pen for the stripes and embossed the scallop layer with Swiss Dots folder for my Cuttlebug. I punched a hole at the top of each gift tag and ran ribbon through it so she can attach these to the favors. NOTE:  I printed out the images and then used the “CENTER” feature on my Ciruct.  It was a bit tricky at first, but I figured it out thanks to a tutorial video I found via My Pink Stamper.  I view a few other videos at first that I “goggled” and they were not cutting the mustard on really QUICKLY breaking down how to do it.

Banner (LOVE DOING BANNERS):

Recipe: Cricut Cartridge Life’s a Party onsie cut at 4 .75.  I used Design Studio ( I can’t seem to get Cricut Craftroom to successfully update, so until I have some leisure time to call PC I am using DS).  I used the “Hide” feature for the duck and so I have just the onsie.  I then cut the base of the banner out of chipboard and the same exact image for the white layer I embossed with Swiss Dots.  I then used the layer feature on my Circut and cut the blue and brown polka-dot.  For the lettering I used Schoolbook Plantain at “REAL DIAL” size at  inches and then embossed with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.  I then punched two holes, using my Crop-A-Dial at the top of the onsie on only the chipboard, then ran the baker’s twine I got from My Craft Spot.

For the little footballs that are in the center of the ribbon bunting, I used the same football image I used for the diaper cake center pieces cut at 1 inch.

For the bunting  I used 7 layers of material cut at 5 inches each and then trimmed when each was completed.  I layered the tulle and ribbon tieing them directly to the baker’s twine (each tied on top of each other in a diagonal way so the material fanned out with each layer). I used a glue gun to attach the football.  The banner measured about 6-feet

I had a ton of fun doing this project and it only took about 9 hours to plan, prep and complete. Not bad for just a few hours for a few days this week.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “life’s a party” pie with me!

Fit for a Perfect Two Year Old Princess

I am in the midst of a HUGE and I mean HUGE project. . . one of those projects that I am trying to keep a happy heart through, but keep asking myself, why did I get myself into.  In the end I know I will be happy I did do it, but right now I am in my own mental anguish (kind of like being at mile 15 of a marathon). What I am doing is making handmade scrapbooks (no pictures, just the base) for 14 moms in the co-op preschool I attend with my kiddos.  I did have some time last week to whip together a card for one of my hub’s fellow engineer co-worker’s sweet little girl’s second birthday.

There is a movement around here where many moms from all types of social economic backgrounds have come together on Facebook and use that platform to swap, sell or look for items (mainly toys, baby gear and clothes) that we all have instead of buying new. Since it is via Facebook and you have to be from the area and be invited to the group, it is much easier and safer than Craigslist.  I know I have padded my crafting mad money selling my beloved Gymboree collection that my youngest no longer fits into.

I found someone who was selling a huge bag of dress up cloths (Disney Princess) for only $10 that were in great condition.  I packaged up the clothes and added this card for a little gift! This idea was right up this family’s alley since they are very aware of the environment and love recycling through goods.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “recycled gifts can be a great idea” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Once Upon a Princess cut at 3.5 inches

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots

Paper: PTI and Recollections (white)

Ribbon: Celebrate It

Recollections Gems

Ink: CTMH (close to my heart) Cotton Candy

Stamp:My Pink Stamper:  Sweetest Cupcakes

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge (April)

Hi everyone!  Outside of dealing with terrible allergies or maybe it is a cold this weekend, I was able to hop along on Friday with My Pink Stamper’s Pinkalicious Blog Hop.  The challenge gave me a kick-start on my Mother’s Day project, since it was to make something for Mother’s Day.  So that is what I did!

If you have not noticed, I have been on a kick of making paper flowers using strips of double-sided scrapbook paper.  So I scaled it down and incorporated it onto a card!

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Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “getting ready for Mother’s Day with the thanks to a April MPS blog hop challenge” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Mini Monograms (circle cut at 2 inches)

Cuttlebug: Swiss dots

Flowers: cut at 1/2 inch strips x 6 inches for the smaller ones and 8 inches for the bigger one(each flower had 6 strips)

Paper: K&Company Designer Stacker

Embellishments: Some extras I had lying around (not sure where I got them)

Ribbon: Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot.

Stamp: My Pink Stamper- Happiest Moments (my personal fav right now)

Ink: Close to My Heart: Chocolate