Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 2 of the Thanksgiving Blog Hop!

This post has been removed because my project is going to be published in the Nov. issue of Cricut Magazine!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

2-Day Thanksgiving Blog Hop!!

This is my first time participating in a Blog Hop! You should have arrived at my blog from Time2Create and your next stop on the blog hop is Scrappidy Ashy. Have fun looking at all the incredible cricut creations! Remember to stop by tomorrow for another day of fantastic cricut creations!

Here is my first item for the 2 day blog hop! (Click on the picture to see it larger.)

It's a turkey placemat for the kids table...along with a tag for the kids to write (or draw!) what they are thankful for! The tag serves two's a way to keep the kids busy as the thanksgiving dinner is getting ready to be can be added to a scrapbook layout later!

The turkey is made using the Create A Critter cartridge, cut at 9 inches. I used a circle punch to cut the white and black for the cartoonish eyes! I also gathered some leaves from our trees (it's just becoming Fall here) and used them as additional colored feathers along with attaching one to the tag with button.

Thanks for stopping by on the blog hop! Your next stop is HERE.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas Sock Cupcakes!

I had saved a bunch of the Spa Socks from Michael's over the summer to make up some Christmas Sock Cupcakes. My plan was to make a bunch for a craft fair we're having at work. But as the craft fair got closer...I realized I didn't have the time to participate (too much going on) so I thought I was going to be stuck with a whole bunch of socks! I made up these 3 sock cupcakes and brought them to work and within minutes had orders for every pair of socks I more if I can find them!

To make these, I used the cupcake wrapper on the Easter cricut cartridge (3 of them fit on a 12x12 mat). I also used my gypsy to use the Hide Contour feature to remove the little holes in the scallop top of the cupcake allows the wrappers to cut faster and there's less chance of ripping as it tries to cut those little tiny holes. (Tip: do the hide contour on one wrapper and then copy that one for the other two. That way you only have to hide all those holes one time!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Luminaries...So Easy!!

These were super easy to make! I used the Happy Hauntings and October 31st cricut cartridges for them. The shapes were cut at 5 1/2 inches out of a dark colored cardstock. Adhere the shapes to the insides of some inexpensive lunch bags. You'll want to use a dry adhesive (double sided tape works great) so that it doesn't bleed through the lunch bags.

I placed a rock in the bottom of the lunch bags and then placed 2 battery tea lights on top of the rocks. Super easy!!