Saturday, December 29, 2012

Easy to make notebook

I recently bought a notebook that I thought would make great Christmas gifts for my co-workers, so got busy and figured out how to make something similar. This one is for a guy who loves to golf. The embellishments are a Jolee's set.

Here are the others I made for the girls:
I did not put embellishments on the inside of these, but love how they all turned out.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Not your typical Welcome card

There is a story behind this card, so although it is not your typical Welcome card, it was perfect for the situation, and the recipient loved it!
The cow was cut using the A Quilted Christmas Cricut cartridge, and the grass was a hand cut scrap from a previous project. The font was a free download and printed with my computer. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wine Birthday Card

I have finally done some crafting again, making a few cards. I just totally lost interest for a while, so I'm hoping this is the end of that!
I made this easel card for a co-worker who likes wine. The wine bottle/glass cut is from the Cricut Summer in Paris cartridge, and the corners are cut from the Picturesque cartridge. The sentiment was stamped using a Fiskars stamp set called Age to Perfection.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nifty Fifties Birthday Card

I am going to a 50's themed birthday party this weekend for a good friend, so finally had a reason to break out my Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge, .The dancers and jukebox were all cut at 3", using my Cricut Mini. This was a fun card to make, especially putting the jukebox together.
I am also decorating a shirt with cuts done with heat set vinyl, because we are supposed to dress like the 50's. If I get it finished without ruining it I will post a picture.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Another Birthday" Birthday Card

I saw a couple of cards similar to this several months ago, and loved them! This is the second one I have made, but never got around to posting the first one. The chicken and cluck were cut from the Cricut Animal Kingdom cartridge using my Expression, and the word bubble from the Cricut Fonts and Basic Shapes cartridge, using my Cricut Mini. (I am loving my Mini!!!) The chicken is attached with an Action Wobble, so she dances!
 I think I will add the recipients name under the flower before I give it to her.
 Card front:

 Card inside:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Shrinky Dink film and Cricut Imagine

So, I was reading a thread on the Cricut Circle Blog about using printable Shrinky Dink film ( mine just says Shrink Plastic) with the Cricut Imagine, so of course I had to drop everything and try it, since I had some on hand that I had not tried yet. I used the Better Together and Kate's Kitchen cartridges, and set my Imagine at 3". The cuts are proportioned for whatever image they are part of on the cartridge, so all came out at different sizes. And, using a tip offered by Nadia (Check out her awesome blog HERE, see is SOOOO creative! ) and following her directions on her blog, I coated them with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). The only thing I should have done differently was to punch the hole to hang them with a bit bigger. I think they are so cute!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My entry for Die Cuttin’ Divas Challenge #48 - Squirrels

This is my first time doing the DieCuttin'Diva's blog weekly challenge. The challenge this week is to use a squirrel on a project. I have had the idea for this card in my head for a while, but didn’t really have a reason to make it – until now! My squirrel was cut from the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge, and mounted on an Action Wobble, (causing a shadow in the photo) so he can “rock” those acorns! Other cartridges used were Doodlecharms for the acorns and Superman for the font. The “missed your birthday” was printed with my computer.  I think making it an easel card turned out to be perfect for the message on this one.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Bag for Cocoa

I created this little bag to enter into a couple of challenges. At Fantabulous Cricut the challenge is named "Warming Up with Hot Cocoa", and you are to use a cup or chocolate or  the color brown on your project. I combined the cocoa idea with a Valentine's Day theme, since it is still cocoa weather in February. Four packets of instant cocoa fit just right.
I also entered it in the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog challenge #39. The challenge is "Sparkle and Ribbon" - create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it, and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project.
The polka dot paper is Coordinations Whitewash paper embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and used the back, or dark,  side of the paper for the matching shadow cuts. Cricut cartridges used were Wrap It Up, Winter Frolic, New Arrival and Gypsy Wanderings.