Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday {Flower Trio}

Hi Crafters,

I've been crafting up a storm but haven't been blogging! I hope your craft life has been treating you well!

I used Miss Kate Cuttables 3 Flower Set cut for this beautiful fall flower trio!  Miss Kate's cuts have lots of layers but always piece together so nicely. I used the cricut markers for the sentiment. 
September-February is my busy birthday season. I'm looking forward to celebrating with many friends and family members! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 22, 2014

{Pinwheel} 4th of July Summer Wreath

Hi Crafters,

Happy Summertime!!  I've been off from school for a few days and my poor backdoor needed a facelift! My husband painted it red a few weeks ago and I hadn't put a wreath back up yet.

I've been enjoying all the pinwheel projects floating around! I took off to see if I could find a free file, lo-and-behold I found this great one Free Pin Wheel SVG file from Sure Cuts A Lot

I cut the 3 pinwheels at 5,6, and 7 inches high. I used a brad to hold the outer points together.

I cut out some stars using the stars I had available on the cartridges I already owned to make a star banner across the top. I hot glued those to 3 pieces of patriotic Trendy Twine and used the twine to hold the wreath on the hook.

It's a perfect addition the back porch! I will be spending quite a bit of time in that amazing hammock swing my husband got me for my birthday this summer!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, May 31, 2014

{Beach Spikers} with Cricut Explore

Hi crafters,

The temperatures are climbing and school is winding down! I'm so excited for summer and our annual beach trip! I saw these fun beach spikers from My Vinyl Direct and knew that they would be a fun project!
I ordered a bunch to have on hand for gifts but kept a few for myself! The pink one is entirely cricut cuts, I used the free chevron with a heart (just didn't use that section) and Opposites Attract. I took advantage of the upload option for the purple one and found some clipart quatrefoil and used Curlz font for the monogram. 

Can't wait to stick these in the sand along with a cold coke!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, May 18, 2014

{Baby Shower Gift} Diaper Cake with Burp Clothes

Hi crafters,

I've been busy working on a few projects! I made this diaper cake for a co-worker who is expecting a baby boy! I found this adorable dog and tennis ball fabric from I used the Gerber Heavy Weight Diapers for the burp cloths. I know that embroidery can sometimes be abrasive on skin so I used the cotton fabric on the back of the diaper to protect that sweet baby skin!
I also got some newborn gerber hats and embroidered them with his initials. I used the hats and burp cloths to cover up the diapers. Mini clothes pins were used to secure the burp cloths to the cake. I've also discovered using kabob skewers with the points cut off help to keep the layers in place.
I used my Cricut Explore for the card. Click here for the file

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Banner with the Cricut Explore

Hi Crafters,
I love quick little home decor projects. We have a post on the side of our fireplace between our great room and kitchen. I have a little screw that I use to put up seasonal decor. Here's some fun spring Easter decor I made last weekend.
I started with 3 simple banner pennants and used several cricut images to make it perfect for Spring.

The egg is from Gypsy wonderings. It's cut from a thick glitter paper, I used the custom glitter paper setting on my explore and it cut perfectly.

The rabbit is from Give a Hoot.
The little chicky is from A Child's Year. I cut it first in cardstock then I used some heat and bond on the back of felt and cut it on the felt setting using the strong hold mat. It did well, it struggled a bit with the feet but I wasn't planning on using those so it was no sweat!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cricut Explore {Pop Up Box Card} A2 sized with Design Space File

Hi Crafters,

I have been having so much fun with my Cricut Explore!

I have been inspired by all the pop up card in a box fun that has been popping up all over. I used design space and a bunch of rectangles to make a template that would fit in an A2 size envelope. Link to my A2 Pop up Card in a Box file. It also includes the score and cut lines so it really does all the hard work for you!

Here is the outside of the card when it's not popped up. I embossed the outside pieces with my cuttlebug, I even sized and included the outside rectangles with this file.
The bright daffodils are from Walk in my Garden.

Thanks for stopping by!
I'd love to hear if you use the file drop me a comment! Link to my A2 Pop up Card in a Box file

Happy Crafting

Saturday, April 5, 2014

{Perfect Pair} Wedding Card

Hi Crafters,

We are celebrating a wonderful couple this weekend!
I made this card because it fits the couple so perfectly. The tennis shoe is from the heel is from Gypsy wonderings and the sentiment is from Sweethearts. 
I embossed the light purple with a chevron folder from Stampin' Up. 

Thanks for steppin by,

Sunday, March 23, 2014

{Baseball} Birthday Card

Hi crafters,

I added a new member to the craft family this week... the cricut explore has made a home in the craft loft! I've had the pleasure of tinkering around with it for a few projects this week!

Here's a quick card I made for a birthday this week.
I trimmed the home plate base to fit on a 6x5.5 card.
I am loving the free trial of the subscription and I will likely subscribe. It's just SO nice to scroll through and pick just about ANY image you want.  I also like picking a canvas to work on, it makes sizing the objects so easy.

I've included a link to the project just incase you want a quick and easy card...

Design Space Project Link for Cricut Explore

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 17, 2014

{Walk in My Garden Tulip} Birthday Card

Hi Crafters,
Spring is coming! I promise!!
Here's a fun spring birthday card I made last week. I used the tulips boarder from Walk in my Garden. The grass is from Plantin Schoolbook. I popped up a few of the flowers with pop dots to add a bit of dimension before glueing it to the chevron cardstock. I made this card for one of my paper crafting bffs.
Once I glued the pennants to the cardstock I ran a few rows of stitches through them.

I am linking up to the
Little Red Wagon Dimensional Challenge

Seize the Birthday

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring, Where Art Thou? {Spring Wreath}

Hi Crafters,

My door needed a quick little update from my Valentine's wreath. I made this wreath with the Flower Shoppe, Martha Stewart Elegant Cake cartridge, and Birthday Bash cartridges.  I traced some pennants from the Birthday Bash cartridge on to fabric. I sewed close to the trace marks and then cut out the pennants with about 1/4 in allowance.

The butterfly cut I cut out the pink and green pieces as the blackout version. I cut the green slightly smaller than the purple layer. I attached all the layers to chipboard because it was going outside. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's {Pop up Card Box}

Hi Crafters,
Happy Valentine's Day! Here is the Valentine I made for my husband this year.  I used this SUPER easy to follow tutorial from Split Coast Stampers Pop up Box Card
The lady bugs are cut from Create a Critter. I did one pink and one red. Our house is, as usual, a home to hundreds of ladybugs this year. I thought it was fitting for my valentine. 
The text is from Designer's Calendar. The little hearts are from Sweethearts. I used a floral pin to hot glue the hearts. The embossing is a nestabilities double sided embossing folder.

When it's collapsed this is what it looks like. It's a BIT too big for an A7 envelope. It was super easy to make and I love the final look!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, February 7, 2014

{Happy Valentine's} Cupid Arrow!

Hi Crafters,

One more Valentine's Project for you this week...
I mailed these sweet love notes out earlier this week.

The heart is from Martha Stewart's Elegant Cake Cartridge. The bow and arrow are from Sweetheart's. This is a pretty simple card I let the patterns do the talking here.

Hoping they bring a little love to the recipients!

I am linking up to Cut it Up Challenges! Valentine's Day challenge.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Wreath

Hi Crafters,

One of my favorite holidays is coming up! It allows me to use as much pink and glitter as I want and it's artistically acceptable.

Here's a wreath I made for my poor backdoor that still had my autumn wreath up!

I took a wire wreath form and a bunch of scraps I had in the loft. I used ribbon, cotton fabric from a jelly roll, deco mesh, jersey scraps, and tulle. I cut them in strips and tied them around the wreath filling it out. The middle was looking a bit bare so I cut out a bunch of hearts on my Cricut. Most of the hearts are from Sweethearts. I glued the hearts on some bakers twine and tied that to the wreath. I had some larger heart cuts that I glued onto the wreath proper. It's perfect for Valentine's!

Thanks for stopping by love bugs!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's a Whale of A Tale {Birthday Party}

Hi Crafters,

We celebrated our nephew's first birthday yesterday.  It was a Whale Under the Sea themed party. I helped my sister in law with some of the party decor.
I used the whale from Create a Critter as the main character. The font for the banner is from Cricut Craft room Basics.

The other sea creatures were from Create a Critter and Life's a Beach.

I made a little mini pennant banner that attached to the main focal stick and attached those to other toppers. My sister in law made this adorable whale cake. 

Thanks for stopping by