Saturday, December 24, 2011

Comfort & Joy

This card is very similiar to the previous blog post.  I really like how it came out! Merry Christmas everyone!
A2 card base in white
DCWV - Christmas matstack - dot, snowflakes, Merry Christmas background papers
DCWV - The Christmas Combo stack - green & red patterned papers

Paper Trimmings Cricut cart - Accent 13 @ 2", 2 1/2"

Background paper scraps are @4" x 1 1/4", The Paper Studio- red tinsel trim, Oriental Trading Co - button & snowflake, Sentiment stamp is Impression Obsession from the All I Want for Christmas CL304 stamp set, Sew Easy fancy floss in candy cane, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Peace on Earth

This card uses up some scraps from all the various cards I've made this holiday season.  I also got to use our new Cricut Circle exclusive cart, Paper Trimmings.  I think this cart is going to be used quite a bit :-)

A2 card base in Kraft
DCWV - Christmas Matstack - all printed papers

Paper Trimmings Cricut cart - Accent12 @ 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2"

All paper scraps for the background are @4" x 1 1/4", button from my stash, pop dots, Sew Easy fancy floss in candy cane, white Marvy pen for doodles, red organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, Impression Obsession sentiment stamp from the A Little Child CL283 set.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Charms for a bracelet :-)

I decided to try making a charm bracelet.  These are for my  husbands two god daughters.  I used Shrink Film in bright colors.  I really wanted to use pinks, black and white or grey but those colors weren't included in my package of Shrink Film.  So, I went with citrus colors.  I really had fun making these!  I hope they like them!!

Colored Shrink Film

Robotz Cricut cart - initials @1 3/4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - Image 9 @ 1 3/4" (starburst shape), Image 36 @ 1 3/4" (heart), Image9 @ 1 3/4" using the shift (starburst with the circle cut out of the middle- I even used the middle piece just for fun--small green piece)
Wedding/Marriage Cricut cart - cross @ 1 3/4"

For cutting this material with my Cricut I used settings:  Blade 6, Multi-Cut 2, Pressure 5, Speed 4.  Punch your hole before baking them.  I had my oven @300 degrees and they took about 6 min to shrink fully.  I used parchment  paper to line my cookie sheet and another piece to cover the shrink plastic piece.  As soon as I removed them from the oven I smoothed them out with the bottom of a drinking glass made of glass.  And I let the glass sit on it until it was cooled enough to touch...a few minutes. 

This was my first time using the Shrink Film.  You do need to work quickly to smooth them out once they come out of the oven.  I only did a few shapes at a time...

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

CC December Monthly Challenge: Holiday Gift Wrapping & MPS 5th Day of Christmas Challenge

I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cart to create crayon boxes that are perfect for holding gift cards or money.  I made 5 of them this year :-)  They are super easy and make a fun way to present the gift.
Gifts for an individual person. (Sorry this pic isn't the best!)

These are gifts for a couple so I just wrote on the back of the tag.

My Mind's Eye - O Christmas Tree stack - Christmas tree print
DCWV - Merry Christmas Stack - candy cane, red snowflake, & plaid prints, red foil

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart - crayonbox @5", tag @3"
Winter Woodlands Cricut cart - font shadow used for names on tags @1" and 3/4"

White satin ribbon and brown organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, red or brown ink used on the tags.

Really easy, quick way to dress up your giftcard or cash $$.  Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Secret Circle Stocking Swap!!

All I can say is WOW!!  So many crafty goodies from my Circle Sister, Robyn.  She included a Christmas card that is way cute.  And for her handmade item she altered a Cricut cart box with paper, bling, and paper flowers--it's so pretty!  Love it!  And inside the box was a bunch of Cricut cuts all decorated up.  Too fun!!!  Thanks so much, Robyn!  I love it all!!  You rock!  Merry Christmas to all my Circle sisters!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Recipe Card/Secret Stocking Handmade Gift :-)

Only two more days until we get to open our Secret Stockings.  Some of the Circle ladies swapped stockings filled with scrappy/card making goodies this year.  This is my second year participating in this swap.  It's too fun!  Anyway, this is the handmade item I included in my Secret Sister's package :-)  I kept it really simple since I'd never done a recipe card before.  I noticed my Sister was in a few swaps for recipes so I thought she might need one more??!!  LOL!
6x6 recipe card
DCWV -Sweet stack - patterned papers

From My Kitchen Cricut cart - cow (tab that says 'sweet') @ 1", fruit (recipe card shape) @ 4 1/4"  -both cuts are using the tab feature key

Green bling, green organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, stamp is Oriental Trading Co from the fruit salad set, corner rounder.

I hope she likes it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


I love the stamp on this one :-)
A2 card in Kraft
DCWV -the Christmas Combo stack - red patterned paper
DCWV - The Christmas matstack - background patterned paper
DCWV - Merry Christmas stack - red foil/green patterned paper

Winter Woodlands Cricut cart - poinsettia @ 4", 3 3/4", 3 1/2", 3 1/4"

Yellow button from my stash, TPC Studios stamp from the Christmas Greetings set, Ranger Green Embossing Tinsel, DMC floss #816, Red organza ribbon is Ribbon Boutique, red grosgain ribbon is Celebrate It (M's), corner rounder, pop dots between the layers of the flower.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dear Santa: I Can Explain....

I think I was flipping through a Crate &  Barrel catalog and saw something with this saying on it.  I thought it was pretty cute so I had to make a card using it.  I used a bull nose clip embellishment on this project.  I have quite a few of these in different colors so I was happy to find a use for one--YAY!!

A2 card base in Kraft
DCWV - The Christmas Matstack - dot patterned paper
DCWV - Merry Christmas stack - green patterned paper

Graphically Speaking Cricut cart - Image 41 (paper) @ 4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - letters cut at 1/2" using the shadow feature

Stamp is from Scrappy Cats-Christmas Assortment set, red bull nose clip is Oriental Trading Co, brown Zig pen for doodles, red bling, green & red organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, pop dots, corner rounder.

Thanks for stoppingy by today!  Have a great holiday season!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CC Wkly Challenge #46: Flower Fusion

This was a great challenge for me.  I am guilty of stashing away my flowers and forgetting to use them...or I just use a cricut cut for my flowers.  So, this was good to pull them out and get thinking about them again!
A2 card base in white
DCWV - The Grade School stack - graph paper

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - oblong -burst @4 1/4" using the fit-to-length feature
Graphically Speaking Cricut cart - Image 39 (You) @1 1/2"

The Paper Studio-ribbons and fibers, 1" Prima flowers, stamp is Stampabilities from the Everyday Expressions set, pop dots, pink pearl bling, corner rounder.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all my Circle Sisters in this challenge!

Impression Obsession: What Do You Like to Drink?? Challenge

This time of year I have to say hot cocoa is my drink of choice!  So, that is what's in my cup on this card.  I used a DecoArt Snow Writer to add the frothy, foamy marshmellow effect to the top of the steaming cup of cocoa.  I also used Glossy Accents to make the candy cane shiny!  Grab yourself a cup and enjoy!

DCWV-The Christmas Matstack-background patterned paper
Me & My Big Ideas - Christmas Carol - red patterned paper

Graphically Speaking Cricut cart - Image28 (mug)@ 3", steam @1 1/2"
Christmas Village Cricut cart - candycane @ 2"

Impression Obsession stamp from the Holiday Cheer set CL294.

Ek success snowflake edge punch, DecoArt snow writer, Glossy Accents, pop dots, red organza ribbon by the Ribbon Boutique, white Marvy gel pen for doodles.

Thanks for stopping by for a cup of cocoa today :-)  Good luck to all in this challenge!  If you'd like to play along visit the IO blog.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sophie Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to the Sophie Blog Hop.  We have created projects with our Cricut Circle exclusive cart, Sophie-as I'm sure you know by now :-).  It's a great cart and I need to use it more often.  If you arrived here from Rexann's awesome blog then you are right on track.  If not and you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Michele's amazing blog

For my project, I've created a card for my Sister-in-Law who recently had her gall bladder removed.  Hopefully it cheered her up some :-)

4" square card base in Kraft
My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful stack- patterned papers

Sophie Cricut cart - rose2 @ 3"

Brown ink on all edges, The Paper Studio - pink fibers, Impression Obsession -Sentiments I stamp set, pop dots, pink bling.

I inked the pink fiber with brown ink (using a makeup sponge) to take it from baby pink to a more vintage looking pink to fit my papers, etc.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us this weekend.  Your final stop is Marie's fabulous blog  Take care!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

DEC 25th

This is another simple card but I love how it turned out.  I don't use plaid patterned papers much, in fact my husband wasn't too sure about this one.  Hey, at least he's honest...LOL!!

A2 card base in Kraft
DCWV - Christmas Combo stack - green patterned paper (leaves)
DCWV - Merry Christmas stack - all the rest of the patterned papers

Winter Woodlands Cricut cart - holly @ 3"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - DEC @ 1/2" using Roly Poly feature, tag @ 2 3/4", '25' @ 3/4"

Brown ink for edges of cardbase and tag, red organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, white marvy gel pen for doodles on leaves, pop dots, grosgrain red ribbon by Basic Narrows (M's).

I cut the '25' out of the tag so it's the negative space and the ribbon behind it makes it red.  I thought this was kinda cool :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!