Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cricut Monthly Challenge - Gift Wrap

I've been so busy with family and the holidays that I haven't had a chance to post anything lately.

I just noticed I have a few hours left to add a project to the Gift Wrap Cricut Challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog. Here's a box I made for a special ornament that I gave as gifts. The penguin with the mustache matched our silly Christmas card photo!

The box was made using the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge, cut at 11.5".

The penguin is from Joys of the Season, as is the Santa Hat. (I welded them together on my gypsy for the background, cut in white.)

The mustache is from Billionaire.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pinecone Snowball Ornament!

This was my first attempt at making a glitter ball ornament. I wanted it to look like a snowball so I used both the chunky glitter and the fine glitter on the inside...using 'Glitter It' for the adhesive.

The pinecone was made using a flower cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I added some chunky and fine glitter to the edges of it as well. The greenery was cut from the Christmas cricut cartridge.

Here's the flower cut before I rolled it up as a pinecone. I sanded it a bit first to give it a distressed look.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my latest creation!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper...12 Days of Christmas!

My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas starts today over at My Pink Stamper! You'll want to check out the videos each day and leave a comment to win the AMAZING prizes that Robyn has set up!!

The challenges are going to be really fun too! I'm going to try to make time to do some of her crafty challenges...I hope you'll join me!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snowman Lanterns!

I just have to you remember my snowman (or is it a snow-lady)? It's being featured in the current edition of Provo Craft's newsletter - The Chirp! I'm so excited!

Details on how to make my snowman can be found in my blog post HERE.

Below I've added a kraft ribbon tag to my snowman with the sentiment "Nice to SNOW ya!" stamped on it! The stamp is from the wonderful Robyn at My Pink Stamper...and it's from her Winter Treats and Sayings stamp set.

One more thing you can do with them is to add a battery operated tea light inside and you'll have some darling lanterns! (The picture isn't the best but you get the idea!)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sophie Cricut Cartridge - Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and to my project for the Sophie Blog Hop! You should've arrived at my blog from Diane's wonderful blog...Diane's Daily Dribble. If you want to start back at the beginning, here's the link to get you back to Michele's blog.

I hope you've found lots of inspiration from all the projects along the hop. I wanted to participate in it because I absolutely love the Sophie cartridge...but...I never use it! I needed a challenge to get myself to use it.

For my project, I made a scrapbook layout of one of our adventures picking out the perfect Christmas tree. I used various sizes of the beautiful Christmas tree from the Sophie cricut cartridge. (Click the pictures to view them larger.)

Using my gypsy, I welded the different sizes of the trees together and then rimmed the design with 1/2" x 12" rectangles on all four sides, also welded to the trees. This allowed me to cut this top layer as one piece, out of Kraft cardstock. On a second layer, on my gypsy, I cut the green tree layers. I varied the trees using the outside of the cuts for some, and the inside of the cuts for others.

Here's how the design looked on my gypsy, showing it welded together.

I used buttons to top the trees along with wrapping the largest tree in bakers twine, and adding the sentiment 'Holly Jolly' stamped at the base. (The stamp is from the adorable Winter Treats and Sayings stamp set from My Pink Stamper!)

Paper used: Bazzill Kraft, Core'dinations (Beige), DCWV (Glitter), Teresa Collins (Christmas Words).

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on the hop!

You're next stop on the hop is to Alma's incredible blog - Alma's Pink Life!