Saturday, January 30, 2016

LIfe is Better with You...

I used Cricut Imagine cart Word of Mouth to create this shape card.  It could be used for Valentine's Day or even an anticipation note to a date night. =)

Design Space file:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/36105510

I pop dotted the printed heart to the card base after welding the base together.  I then pop dotted a few of the elements to give it some more dimension.  I though about adding a gem to the filigree, but decided to keep the look more of the chalkboard look/feel to it.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Valentine's Day Monogram Plaque

Good morning.  Today I have a plaque to share with you created using a ceramic heart as the base to the project.



Directions:

1.  I first sized a heart from Cricut Design Space's included shapes.  Once I was satisfied that the heart matched closely, I selected the subway Valentine's Day art from Cricut cartridge Word Collage.  I spliced the heart into the subway art and cut the negative piece from vinyl.  

2.  I placed the vinyl on the ceramic heart to create my stencil.  I used a DecoColor paint marker in liquid gold to color in the spaces (words) and removed the vinyl (no drying time needed).

3.  Next, I cut my and my husband's initials out of black vinyl and a "&" sign and heart in red and placed them on the ceramic heart. 

4.  My last step was to add the hanger using red twine and a bead spacer to hold the knot in place.  I embellished the hanger with red, gold and pink ribbon and my ceramic heart was ready to go.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine's Day Dimensional Art

As I was perusing through the newest make it now projects in Cricut Design Space, I cam across the cutest dimensional framed art.  I don't have a lot of Valentine's Day decor, but what I do have is a lot of cardstock!  A winning combination to inspire me to create.  Here is the finished product:



So cute!  I added pop dots between several of the layers and liquid glass on the heart tree blossoms and flowers.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How Do I Love Thee?

Looking for a way to tell your loved one how much you love them?  How about 9 ways?




This card is a perfect way to share the many ways you love someone in such a fun and creative way.  The mini hearts are loose so that you can write in the back of each.  The card is created using Cricut cartridge Crazy Cool Cards.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I Did It!

I did it!  I cleaned my craft room!  I am hoping that I will be enticed to create more since there is room AND I can find everything.  :)


Here is my happy Cricut home.  It houses my Cricut Explore and Cricut Expression 2.  I also found the perfect plastic organizers for my scraps.  I have always struggled with where/how to organize them, especially my 12x12 scraps.  I found these containers at Target for $4.99 each and they are 13.5" in length.  YAY!  I also created color coordinated labels for the outside of them using my Cricut Explore and Cricut sticker paper.  Here is the design file if you would like to recreate:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/35206035

This is my Cuttlebug/ribbon station.  I created the color coordinated ribbon boxes using this awesome SVG:  http://digiplayground.com/JW-14-ribbon-spools-box.html.  And here is my previous posts on how I created my ribbon mannequin:  http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/2015/09/mannequin-makeover-ribbon-organizer.html & http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/2015/09/anna-griffin-mannequin-makeover_15.html.

I used the same labels as my scraps to organize my 12x12 solid cardstock.

Here is my stamp collection and embellishment station.  You may notice the light purple craft room labels.  Again, I used my Cricut Explore to make unique and professional labels.  Here are my Design Space labels for them:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/35213878 & https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/35255564.

And last, but not least, here is a portion of my display station housing some of my favorite paper craft projects.  It's located on the top of my wall unit.  
Thank you for visiting my craft room.  I hope you found an idea or two to use in your craft space.  Happy crafting!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Trick or Treat

In Cricut's October Mystery box, I received three Cuttlebug flower plates.  I decide to use the rosette plates to create these embellishments on the last set of treat bags I am making this year.




I also added a 1" bar pin to the back of the rosettes so that the recipient could wear them on Halloween.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Pumpkin Goodie Bags

Now these tray bags were the easiest of all to make.  The pumpkin bags were purchased and then I used my Cricut explore to make the stems with the sentiment attached to close them up!  Made 48 in no time at all!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Shoe and Hair Clips

Making more goodies to hand out. Today, I worked on shoe and hair clips.  The shoe clips were a make it now project from Cricut Design Space and I added my choice for a hair clip.  I also added coordinating tags to clip them to for "treating".



For the base material, I used chalkboard fabric.  It cut perfectly and easily using the deep cut blade and custom setting for faux leather.  The pom poms for the bats were 1 1/2" and for the spider I used 1".  Once cut, I painted each with black glitter glue.  I used 1" small oval alligator clips to attach the bats and spiders to using hot glue.  
Last, I cut and edged my tags and added the clips for gift giving.  

Here is my Design Space file to recreate:



https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/32667602

Monday, October 26, 2015

Popcorn Treat Sleeves

I made these quick and easy popcorn treat sleeves to hand out to some of my "ghoulfriends".  ;)


They house mini Halloween microwave popcorn bags.

Of course, I had to do it AG style and added her ghost from a cut and emboss set and some of her washi tape.

Here is the Design Space file if you would like to make one:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/32636619

I did add a different ghost since the one I used was a cut and emboss diecut set.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Anna Griffin "SPOOKY" Banner

I just love Halloween, but I never seem to find all the time to create all the projects in my head!  Here is a banner I created using Anna Griffin's new Endora collection.  It's vintage and shabby, yet sparkly and new.




Here is the Design Space file for easy recreation:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/32533002

And I hope your Halloween is spooktacular!