Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Kitsch Door Hangers

Good Afternoon.  Today I am sharing two holiday door hangers to place a little treat in for someone special. 


Just enough room to add a little treat or even a gift card.


This holder is also perfect to gift your Secret Santa treat in.  Maybe even a cookie or two for Santa himself...?

Adding some cocoa packets and a candy cane would pair perfectly with this holder.

Ready to fill.
MATERIALS USED:
  • Cricut Explore
  • Cricut cartridges Art Philosophy and Anna Griffin's Christmas Kitsch
  • Anna Griffin Boxing Day Papers and Holiday cardstock
  • Misc ribbon from my stash
  • Green corduroy button
  • Enamel Accents in black
  • Ranger Stickles in pink
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Use the included files to cut the parts for each door hanger                                                   Santa: https://us.cricut.com/design#/canvas/project/22997073                                                                 Snowman:  https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/22950889
  2. Create the folds for each door hanger and assemble
  3. Assemble the parts to each image and adhere to the hanger as seen in the images
  4. Add ribbons and embellishments to your suiting
  5. Fill and hang =)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Before I make my Christmas cards....

Before I make my Christmas cards...I have to deal with this:



BAH HUMBUG!!!!

Snow Flurry Ornaments

A lady off the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CricutLoversGuide/search/?query=holly spliced a Cricut snow globe image to create the cutest ornaments.  I HAD to replicate them for my team:



Here is my Design Space file without the BBW for easy recreation:

https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/22913968

Thanks Annaliesa for the inspiration!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

AG Mini Tree Decor

Happy December!  I started off my décor this year by adding some Anna Griffin themed mini trees created using Cricut cartridges Victorian Romance and Pretty Packages. 



They are super simple to make.  First, start off by assembling the cone cut from Victorian Romance in the cardstock of your choice.  Next, cut the bow from Pretty Packages for your branches in coordinating cardstock.  Loop the rectangles together in to a "U" shape.  Adhere to your cone.  assemble your snowflake topper and add the hearts from the cone negative as your ornaments.  I am also including the design space file if you would like to recreate:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/22748711

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Anna Griffin Halloween Cards 2014

Anna Griffin has partnered with Cricut to create an all new set of printables exclusive to print and cut with the new Cricut Explore.  This set is called Vintage Florals and comes with 15 floral printables in Anna's classic vintage style.

Here is how I used two of AG's printables to create spooky Halloween cards:



Thinking of You & Wishing You Well...this Hallow's Eve.


Materials Used:
  • Anna Griffin Vintage Florals Digital Content
  • Cricut Spiders Digital Content
  • Cricut Autumn Celebrations
  • Cricut October 31st
  • Anna Griffin All About Him cardmaking kit
  • Anna Griffin bows
  • Beaded stick pin
File to Spider Card:
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/21228222

Monday, September 1, 2014

Book Box

My son needed to have a book box decorated to represent him.  He picked the theme and the art.  My Cricut did the rest...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jane Austen Nesting Paper Mache Books

I decided to pair up some of my favorite things, Jane Austen novels and paper crafting:












I started off with paper mache book boxes purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I then covered each book with coordinating designer paper and embellishments.  All the graphics were cut from various Cricut cartridges and then I modge podged the outside for durability.  I then added the misc. embellishments  and nested the books within each other.  For my final step, I wrapped the books in an antique ribbon with baubles.

#imadeit #cricut

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Texas Longhorn's Paper Crafted Hat

I am having so much fun creating for all the challenges started this past weekend for National Scrapbook Day.  One in particular caught my eye and I just knew I had to make one.  The challenge was to make something for a male in your life ~ "When The #1 Fan is a Man".  A crafting friend shared a 3D baseball cap as her project.  That was all it took...the challenge was on!  Here is my version of the cap:


My hubby's favorite team.
 
Hook em' Horns!

I used two different colors of cardstock for added interest and eyelets for the cap's vent holes.

Yup, it's a treat box!
This SVG is just too awesome!  It can be purchased in a kit called Fun and Games from svgcuts for $6.99.  The rest of the graphic elements are from Cricut. 

If you are new to the SVG world like me, svgcuts has affordable kits that carry a variety of 1D and 3D projects.  This is the first kit I bought from the site and was pleased with the ease it took to cut the file from my new Cricut Explore.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

DID-I-MENSION II ~ Circleville National Scrapbooking Day II

Can you believe another year has passed?  Time sure does fly when you are crafting!  This year, I decided to lead DID-I-MENSION II for my activity.  Last year, did-I-mension how many Cricut cartridges have awesome 3-dimensional boxes and cuts?  Yes, I did and yes, they do!  I have bought many Cricut cartridges because it had a cute treat box that I just HAD to make and then...never did.  Well, today my challenge for you this National Scrapbook Day holiday is to crack open one of those cartridges (that you just might still have in it's clam shell) and get to creating a 3-D box, bag, or more. 

The cartridge I challenged myself to create with was Anna Griffin's Summer Soirees.  When Anna partnered with Cricut, she designed a number of cartridges to completely decorate a celebration with.  Her latest release included "fiesta" cuts, so I made tabletop decorations for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday. 

I used Anna Griffin's Gabby design collection for my paper's along with Provo Craft's Candy Shop cardstock.  It coordinated perfectly with Anna's collection.

Hanging rosette I created.  You could also make several smaller ones for a tabletop centerpiece.  I will probably do this project and add it to my Cinco de Mayo décor within the next day or two.

Treat bag made.  I think I will be making this into the centerpiece with some rosette's on sticks coming out of it.

Here are the place settings I created.  So simple, yet so ornate.


 
 So what cartridge are you going to create from?  I will be giving away a Cricut basic tool kit for one lucky winner.  Please add your creation to be qualified to win. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Altered Book Swap

I recently participated in a altered book swap on the Cricut Circle message board.  You were to alter a book box from Hobby Lobby and create 10 stick pins to include.  My swap partner was Angela from Angie's Paper Passion.  Here is her beautiful creation she made for me:




A secret compartment...

Filled with sock monkey's!
 



The stick pin to the right has all my children's birth stones in birth order!  A special stick pin made for me for Mother's Day.
 
Some goodies she added for me... =)
 
Thank you Angela!  I am amazed at the beautiful and thoughtful creations you made for me!