Thursday, December 25, 2014

Reindeer Balloons

I wanted a fun way to give money to some of the older kids we give gifts to so I put these balloons together this morning.  I rolled up the money and put it in the balloons before blowing up the brown balloons.  I then used the Photo Props Cricut cartridge to cut the antlers from Kraft paper, and just used circles for the eyes.  I glued on a red pom pom for the nose. 

I made up 5 of these for my nieces and nephews kids and taped them up on the walls, which kept them out of the way...and the kids got to take them as they were leaving.  I probably should've added ears but I ran out of time.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Girl Tag Garland

I made this garland for the tacky gift exchange with my family!  The photos are of me and my 3 older sisters when we were young!  It's not really a tacky gift...it's more of a funny gift.  I think my Mom and my sisters are going to be fighting over this!

The dress is cut from the Children Around the World Cricut cartridge (the Dutch girls dress), the collar and bow are from the French Teddy Bear from Teddy Bear Parade, the hat is from Birthday Bash...it's the same hat on all 4, I just cut off the embellishments on 2 of them.  And, the wings are from the dragonfly on Home Accents (the pretend dress stand is actually the antennae from the dragonfly.







Thursday, December 18, 2014

The completed Toy Soldier Army

I turned a hexagon box, from the Pretty Packages Cricut Cartridge, into a drum for my Toy Soldiers.  These were gifts for my co-workers.  The Toy Soldier box contained candy and the Drum held an ornament.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

And a friend for the Toy Soldier

I used some pieces from Create a Critter to make a Panda friend for the Toy Soldier.

I really love this free svg file from SVGCUTS. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Toy Soldier Box uisng Cricut Explore and svgcuts

I just opened and set up my Cricut Explore last night and this is the first project I've made.  It's a Toy Soldier box using the FREE SVG file from SVGCUTS.  I'm so pleased with how easy it was to upload the SVG file through Design Space and how easy it was to put the box together.  I'm a new fan of SVGCUTS and will be doing some shopping there today!



Saturday, December 21, 2013

Every year I make four little gift boxes for the hostess gifts at a progressive dinner for an Old Car Touring Club.  This year I made these little cricut boxes with a winter white old car scene on the front of the box with a splash of color on the top.
 
The old car is from the Wrapped All Up cricut cartridge, the trees are from Christmas, the snowflakes are from TC's December 25th and the rosettes are from Ribbons and Rosettes. 
 
I used Bazzill Kraft paper for the 4" box and then ran the white panels through my cuttlebug to emboss them.  I tied bakers twine around the car just to give it a little color and set it off from the all white scene.  
 


Monday, May 6, 2013

It's been forever...

Let's see if I remember how to do this...

Here's an art project I made of my daughter using several cartridges:  Sophisticated, Victorian Romance, Formal Occasion and Doodlecharms.

 
The frame in the background is from Sophisticated.  I printed the words from Taylor Swift's song 'Love Story' directly on the kraft paper.  The metal crowns are from Tim Holtz.
 
The gown is from the Formal Occasions cartridge.  (I found it to have unrealistic barbie like proportions as my daughter is very thin and yet I still had to cut away her waist and hips from the photo for the dress to fit her!)  I cut two different colors of the top layer of the gown and then combined them to make the gown a little more interesting.  Then added bling, tulle and a ribbon.


For the prince I used the guy from Victorian Romance and then welded the cat head from Doodlecharms to him, cutting a 2nd piece of just the head to give him some dimension.  I also cut his arm and reattached it to position it to make it look like he was reaching for her hand.  I then added bling along with some tulle and a flower to his staff.

This was a fun, for no reason, project to work on.  I just wanted to see if I could create the vision I had in my head.