Wednesday, September 30, 2009

W.W. Building 3

I call this my shabby house...

Cut at 3 1/4". I used vellum for the windows and placed a battery operated tealight inside.

Winter Woodland House

I used DS to make this house wider and taller than the preset size. Wasn't sure if the door was suppose to open or be totally closed. Hard to get the chimney glued on the top of the house.

I have some clean up work to do on this one, but thought I would go ahead and post tonight.

Otherwise, this was pretty easy to do...:-) Bah Humbug to all those on the Cricut MB that think this is too hard to tackle.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Winter Woodland Trees (and Snowman)

Am I supposed to make a face for the Snowman?

I pre-ordered the Snow Friends cart tonight - and can hardly wait until it is released!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the mean time, I used Winter Woodland to cut some more trees and a Snowman.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Winter Woodland Trees

Not my favorite project by far. Not going to spend much time explaining what I did...but when I get this right, I'll be back to post more's bed time for now.
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Calendar/Checkbook Covers

I found these 2010/2011 calendars at Michael's for $1.00. Here is a 10 minute project.
  • Cut patterened paper to fit the inside of the plastic cover.

  • Next, cut your image - an Initial would also work great with this project.

For future use, I did not tape/glue down the patterened paper to the calendar. Once the calendar is obsolete, it can either be replaced or used as a checkbook cover.

Before and after:After:

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Martha Stewart Pre-made boxes

I bought these boxes from Michael's on clearance. There are 24 in a package and they were 5.99 on clearance.
I decided to decorate a few for upcoming seasons.

To cover the bag, I left the bag flat, mesaured the paper (which is makingmemories -Autom Splendor 4x6 sheets). One sheet covers the front and one side...then turn the box over and repeat covering the back and the other side.

I made this Scarecrow using the Cricut PaperDolls cart. I cut the doll at 4. I cut the head seperately at 1 1\2 (real size - this is the only thing cut with "Real Size"). The shirt is cut at 3 1/8 and the pants are cut at 4. Hat was also cut at 4.

I had to cut off the hands and feet...boohoo! I free handed the pole. I ran the doll through my Xyron and then placed raffia on top of the sticky side. I taped the raffia in the top of the hat...then had to cut out a back for the hat.

To make the Santa Suit, I covered the box with red paper. The I added a 1" x 8 1/2" white strip. Next I added the black strip - which is 1/2" x 8 1/2". The red straps are criss-crossed in the back and are 1/2" wide. I tucked the excess behind the red on the bottom of the bag. Buckle- I don't have a square punch so I used DS to make a 1" square (George Cart) and then I made a smaller square to fit inside the 1" square so it would look like buckle. Finally I added some trim I got at HL during Valentine's season.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Scarecrow bucket

I found this cute little scarecrow at Wal-Mart tonight for 1.00 and had to buy him.

My Mom had sent over the pail earlier this week -so it was a freebie.
I had the ribbon already - it is Basic Basic item 15 7877 88.

FALL - I used George cart (1" letters). I used the Cricut "fashion collection" markers to write Fall (used multi-cut x 2). Then I cut the frame from the Sweethearts cart at roughly 2.5" - it was altered a little using DS to make it a tad bigger. I freehanded the border in brown using the brown Cricut marker.

I cut the leaves using various carts. One cart was the Wild Card and I cut the leaf at 3.5" and 2.5" . Then I used my Copic markers to decorate them a bit.

The pumpkin was cut using 3" scalloped ovals (see previous posts for instructions and reference to the original creator of this pumpkin).

I used styrofoam in the bottom to hold the scarecrow in place and then I place tissue paper on top of the styrofoam.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pumpkin and Spooky House

I made this pumpkin using the Wild Card cart. The oval is the "frame" from the "Leaf" card. I used DS to hide the inside cut out so the oval would not have a cut out in the middle. I cut these at 5" and I used SU! Really Rust paper. With the original blade - I had to multi-cut x 2.

The leaves also came from Wild Card. They are the "Icon" from the "flower" card. I cut them at 1.5" and 3". The swirly greenery is the "Icon" from the "Oval" card. The stem is the "Icon" from the "Graduatn" card. I used DS to mak it longer and skinnier so - I don't have a size for it. I did cut off the excess parts from the diploma. I put some tape on the bottom and slide it in the middle of the pumpkin.

The spooky house was put together by my son (all by himself!!!!) It is made of foam. Michaels had them on sale this week for 3.99...couldn't pass on 4.00 entertainment.

I did take pictures as I was creatin this and will post those soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Fall is approaching!
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Here is a pumpkin I made using the frame on the Cricut Wildcard Cart for image "Thinking". It is a scalloped oval. The ovals were cut at 3" using DS so the middle was not cut out. I used Cricut WIMG for the leaves at 1". The other greenery was cut free hand and wrapped around a pencil for curl.

Here is where I got the idea and she did a much better job than I did!!!!!!!!!!

Gift Bags

Randie's card
Cathy's card

Cathy's gift

Randie's gift

I made these gift bags for my daughter's teachers. I used the Cricut Sweethearts cart for the "cartoche" and outlined it using the Cricut markers. I also used the Cricut markers to write the teacher's name on the Cartoche. I used SU! stamps for the cards.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recipe Box

I found a recipe box at Michael's for .60. I decided to cover it with some patterned paper. Next I used DS to make tab dividers the perfect size (from the "Fabulous Finds" cart)...Then I used the "Sweethearts" cart to make the cartoches. Inside the cartoches, I wrote "Dinner", "Sides" and "Desserts" using the Cricut markers (multi-cut x 2). I also used the markers to outline the cartoche. Then I cut the cartoche with the Cricut blade.
For the tab dividers, I wanted them to be thick. I used cereal boxes to make them thicker...on the back side, I just used a solid color of cardstock.

I created my recipes in PowerPoint. Printed them on cardstock. Then I used "YourStory" to laminate them. Now when I used them...I can wipe them off if they get dirty while I cook.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Tim Holtz Card

I have been playing around with alcohol ink by Tim Holtz. I inked the bronze brad on gear. It was originally shiny silver. Next I took a clear plastic charm and I inked it - then I stamped it. All embellishments are Tim Holtz.

Next I inked my card. Then I used various stamps with SU! craft pad (white) to decorate the card.

This is a first for me...I've never done anything quite like this before. I'm please with the results for my first time.


I made these charms using Tim Holtz Fragments. I bought them from Michaels for 9.99 and there are 48 in the package.

I cut my paper with a razor to fit the shape of the charm...then I ran the paper through my Xyron and stuck it to the back of the charm.
Next, I cut the letter using vinyl and placed it on top of the charm. I used A Child's Year Cricut Cart to cut the letter.