Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Out of Candy-Sign

I saw a similar printable online. (probably Pinterest) I was going to print it out, but I'm too cheap to use that much black ink. Ink is expensive! I have tons of paper, so I decided to do this with my Cricut. It was quick, simple and cute.

I used the following cartridges and Cricut Craft Room:
3Birds On Parade: "Sorry", "Candy"
Paper Doll Dress Up: Spider Web & Bat
Ultimate Creative Sampler: Spider
Happy Hauntings: "Happy Halloween", Pumpkin, "out" & "of"

I glued all this to a black piece of cardstock that I lightly distressed with white ink and grundge stamp.
I stuck a magnetic clip to it and will hang it on my door if we run out of candy.

Linking up at: HIMCR #121 - Use a Critter!
                        {wow me} wednesday #127

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Easy Halloween Cricut Project

I added this and other paper crafts
to make a simple display on my buffet. Scroll down to see it.
Halloween is not my favoritie time but, I do like to put up a little bit of halloween decor for the grandkids. (as long as it's not real scarey) With that said, I also don't want to put in a lot of work or money into decorating for it.

I made this quick and easy objet`de art using the Cricut Word Collage cartridge in Cricut Craft Room. (aka CCR) I layered 4 pieces of paper to get this effect. The hardest part, or should I say, most time consuming part of this was, putting in all the little letter fillers.

I'm sure many of you know how to work CCR, but I'm gonna bore you with the details, just in case, like me, you are fairly new to using CCR.

If you have this Cricut cartridge, you know that in it's original state, the cut out is not set up to be a square. It is rectangular. This where CCR comes in. I wanted this to be a square that would look good matted to a 12x12 size. In CCR, I used the stretching arrow and stretched it until it was pretty much square. I'm not a perfectionist, so it's not exactly square, and I'm OK with that.  I then centered the image on the 12x12 CCR mat because I would be using the negative cut for this project.

Once ready, I cut it out of orange cardstock, I layed that over my cute printed glittered halloween paper and glued on all the tiny letter fillers. I trimmed off  1/2 inch on all four sides. Next for the black mat, I cut 1/2 inch off the top and side, then glued the the orange/print on top. Finally I glued all that to a 12x12 purple cardstock and it was done! I have it setting on an easel on my buffet displayed with candles that I decorated with Cricut cuts and paper. Easy peasy! Scroll down to see my buffet display.
Here it is in it's natural rectangular form
Here I stretched it. If you look at the tool bar on the right, there are the measurments.

I can't waste these perfectly good cut outs, so I will save them.
To spruce up my flameless candles, I simply cut 2" strips of paper, wrapped them around the candle and taped them. I added some spiders & webs and made the pumpkins  from CCR free cuts of the week.

I bought the cute bows for the lamps super cheap at JoAnn's.
70% off . Each under a buck, WooHoo!
My grandson photo bombed my picture! I love the expression
on his face, so I included it here.

I'm linking up at:

Challenge #183 Home Decor
{wow me} wednesday #127

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"You Take The Cake" Birthday Card

My  7yr old grandson has a friends birthday party coming up soon; he needs a card, and I want to enter this weeks challenge over at Fantabulous,  so I'm killing two birds with one stone. (no pun intended)

This week's challenge involves using cake or cupcake images and of course, using the Cricut. I dug through my scrap pieces of paper and got busy. I think it turned out cute, but I was a little bummed, because I had meant to run the birdie through the embosser for some texture, but I forgot. Oh well.

See the little cupcake the birdie is holding?
She's adhered with pop dots to give dimesion.

Inside of card.
Cartridges used:  Bird, Phrase- 3Birds On Parade
                            Grass- Ultimate Creative Sampler

I also used paper flowers, glitter pens and rhinestones to add a little bling.

I'm linking up at: Challenge #181 "Have Your Cake"
                             HIMCR #119 - Super Scraps Saturday!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

"Fall 4 Jesus" kids craft project

I made this cute banner piece for my 3rd & 4th grade Sunday School class to make. I cut out all the pieces at home and assembled nine kits. The children used their own creativity to design their own pennant.

I got the idea from Pinterest, which was a wooden windchime kit for sale. I figured I could adapt it to a less expensive project by using my Cricut & pretty paper.

My Cricut was hard at work cutting all the layers I used to make this kit.

The cartrides I used: Pretty Pennants (pennant pcs), Flower Shoppe (leaves), Disney Mickey Font (text), and Cricut Craftroom Basics (heart). I also used a Gelly Roll Pen (clear stardust) to make the heart sparkle, and bakers twine to hang pennant.

I'm linking this project up  Fantabulous # 180 Fall Is In The Air
                                            {wow me} wednesday #127

Friday, April 26, 2013

Got Swag?

My grandson sure does!
I love how this page turned out,
I have it displayed on an easel in my living room.
There are seven different papers on this one page! I used three solids and four prints.
I love papers that have two sides that coordinate. It makes mixing prints so much easier!
I also used my cricut to cut the banner pieces and the arrows. Sorry I can't remember which cartridges I used. I used chipbord letters and attached the banner with brads. The aqua paper was punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch.
I found this great layout idea on Pinterest, of course! I love Pinterest, don't you?
You can go HERE to see this, and other great ideas for pages.
The inspiration for my page.

I'm linking up here HIMCR #94 Banners