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My Stab at a Crayon Wreath

 

 

‘Tis the season for making homemade Christmas gifts.   This past fall I saw these done and decided that I wanted to do this for my daughter’s teacher.  She is a pre-k teacher that is just amazing. I adore her and will be sad to say goodbye this year.   She has a time during her class where she does neat science experiments for the kiddos and when the experiment is done she always says, “That’s science friends!”.  I wanted to incorporate that into the project as well.

It was a bit more labor intensive than I expected and what I used was a wire wreath and flipped it over and placed a glass bowl in the middle to line up the crayons perfectly.  I then hot glued the crayons to the wire . . . that was a bit tricky, but I figured it out.

I have one more to make and I will take pics along the way to the steps I did so you can see how it was done and the recipe next week.  

Thanks for sharing a bit of “spreading the Christmas cheer” pie with me.

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Happy B-Latte Birthday!

I will let the title speak for itself.  I made this card for my sister-in-law since I did remember her b-day, but forgot to mail her a card.  She loves coffee and I thought what a cute play on words.  This turned out to be one of my favorite cards I have made so far!

I used my Design Studio to weld letters together from the Wild Card cartridge AND got to try out one of my favorite new cartridges, Love You A Latte!   I was a little backwards at first on how it cuts out, but after a few “whoops” moments and some paper waste, I figured it out.  

To get the look I was going for, I had to use the “real size” dial on the base layer and then disable that and cut the layers a few times on different paper for each layer color I wanted.   I decided, that this card recipe would be better explained on a video, so I may shoot my fist one. . . . we will see.

Thank you for sharing a piece of “b-latte” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cartridges:

  • Wild Card for the font (I love the font on this cart!)  font size was 1.5 inches.
  • Love You a Latte Cricut Light – this is so far one of my top 3 fav carts!  Cup shadow (dark brown paper) was cut at 5 1/2 on “real size” then the layers were cut on normal setting at 5 1/2. 

Paper:

  • Recollections off white for card base 8.5×11 cut in half and then using a bone folder, folding in half to make a card
  • Die Cuts with a View – Harvest Gatherings (mini stack 4.5×6.5) cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and then embossed
  • Various scrap for cup layers and lettering (love using scrap paper for these types of projects since I seem to accumulate a ton)

Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder “Happy Birthday”

Ribbon: My Craft Spot: Baker’s Twine

Stickles: Diamonds

Pop Dots

A Bug for My VW

So, I must admit, I am in love with my Cricut Expressions.  Since I am already on a kick with vinyl, I decided to make  a vinyl sticker for my back car window of the Criuct mascot.  I think he turned out pretty cute!   This was the first time I ever cut vinyl on my Cricut and it cut like BUTTER!  Super easy and fun project!

Recipe:

  • Cricut Cartridge: Potpourri Basket
  • Settings: Blade 5, pressure high,  speed medium size 4 1/2 inches.
  • Lime Green Outdoor Vinyl from http://www.expressionsvinyl.com/(it was $1.49   a 12×12 sheet – a total steal!)
  • Cricut Design Studio (totally not necessary to have.  I just got it and this was the first project I did with it) – The size of the  Cricut Mascot is about 4 1/2 inches. 
  • I did have transfer tape on hand, but did not need it – it may have made placing the eyes simpler.