Saturday, July 17, 2010

Paisley Purse

  • Paisley purse cut at 6" (in blue cardstock). I hid the flower on the front of the purse using Design Studio.
  • Cut the purse again in pattern paper.
  • Cut the flap out 3 times, 2 times with pattern paper and once with plain cardstock. I glued the the 2 patteren paper cuts to each other, unprinted side to unprinted side. Then I folded the top about 1/4", embossed the top of the flap, then taped it to the purse. I used the cardstock to cover the patterened paper that was showing (it was about 1/4").
  • Emboss handle.
  • Cut out an additional purse on patteren paper for the back (to hide all the embossing).
  • Ink edges.
  • Stamp a message on the inside flap.

Friday, July 16, 2010

House Warming Party

Supplies Needed:
Pop Dots
Pattern paper
My World Cricut Cart
Chipboard (I used an empty Lipton Tea box)
Cuttlebug (CB)
(CB) Embossing folder

I cut the house twice at 3". The first time I used the tea box, next I cut it in cardstock. I ran the tea box cut thru my 5" Xyron and glued them together. Next I inked the edges. I cut the roof twice - both in pink cardstock. I embossed the top layer of the roof. I used the Zots to make the roof 3-D by placing the pop dots between the 2 pink roof cutouts. I put vellum behind all the windows. Ink all the edges. (I see I need to outline the dog houses on the roof. oooppss)

The house does not have a seperate cut out for the garage door but I felt it needed to be different than the rest of the house. I free handed the garage cut in pink cardstock.

I also inked the door and the edge of the card and around the background pattern paper.

All paper was bought at Hobby Lobby.

If I have enough time, I want to cut out "New home" and add it to the top left of the card.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bridal Shower

I made this gown from the Sweethearts cart. Using DS, I created a copy of the dress and then I flipped it, welded them together...making the gown more symetrical. I added Stickles, did some embossing. I plan to cut out a saying like "tying the knot" or something like that to put on here also.

That's all I have for tonight...been a longgggggg day.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ewww LaLa - Bra and Panty Card


George Cart

Design Studio





Orange Power on the Cricut MB posted some cards like this in January 2009. This is my first chance to make this design. My girl friend is getting married (second marriage) and I wanted to do something fun for her lingerie shower. The paper is specialty paper found at Hobby Lobby.

I used the heart on the George cart - welding one to the other. The hearts tips overlapped so I could fold the card. I hand cut a template for the bra and panties. For the panty template, I cut a triangle, folded it in half, and curved the side edges a bit. I used Xyron adhesive on the bra, but with this paper, it doesnt work that great. For the panties, I used E6000. I ran my ribbon thru the 1" Xyron - it works perfectly for ribbon.

The welded hearts were 6".

Now you are ready to embellish!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

August Cricut Cart Pics

Someone posted pics of the August 2010 carts on the Cricut Messageboard.

Cricut Lite Chore Chart

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I am working on a chore chart. My 7 year old son is much like me so he thinks this is cool! During the school year, we live by an evening schedule. We have found it works great for us. Here are my first cuts from the new Cricut Lite Chore Chart.

All images are cut at 2". Each square has some embossing on it, as well as inking.

I am thinking of putting a magnet on the back of these and attaching them to a baking sheet. I have not finalized the design yet. I was so excited to get this cart - I had to start playing right away.

Happy Independence Day - so thankful for all that fight and have fought for our freedom. It's a day of HONOR!


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My daughter is in swim lessons. She doesn't like it very much. I thought I would create a reward "chart" for her. I used the paper doll cart. I let her pick out what she wanted, a girl in a bathing suit, a mermaid...after looking at all the options, she chose the mermaid. This worked out perfect, she had already told me she wanted a Little Mermaid doll like her friend here is my plan...

Everyday she goes to swim lessons and participates without crying and without giving me a problem leaving her with the instructor, she gets to choose an item for her mermaid. At the end of swim lessons, if she has all the pieces, she gets to go to the store and buy the Little Mermaid doll. So far she has earned the fin, the bathing suit top and the doll's hair. I have an octopus and and a crab cut out too - just a few more things to cut. (Forgot to mention, I let her pick out the paper I used.)

This has worked soooo well. She has earned a cut-out each day. She looks forward to her swim lesson and coming home to get her reward. I placed this on the fridge so she can reach it and see it easily.