Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cooking With Cricut is NOW Craft With Cutters!

Hello everyone! Welcome to another challenge Wednesday here and at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS ! Like I said in my title, Cooking with Cricut is now Craft With Cutters. The change isn't complete yet but is in process so this is just the beginning. You can still reach our site by typing in but that will change soon and I will be sure to let my readers know when that occurs! :-)

Ok, now on to this week's challenge: It's all Treats and NO Tricks! We all are doing 3-D projects for you viewing pleasure!   Here is my project this week- a 3-D box from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

This is the box on page 78 and the layer is the cute maple leaf and both are sized at 6.18". Just to remind all of you Cricut users - remember that when you size the box at a certain size, if you keep the the layer the same size with REAL DIAL SIZE turned off, the layer will be a relative size.  Assembly instructions for this box are on page 60 of the instruction booklet included with this cartridge.

The tag is also from Cricut Artiste and is sized at 1.94". 

If you don't already have a Close To My Heart consultant, feel free to visit my website HERE to purchase either of our Cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy and Artiste.  They are both absolutely amazing!! 

Here are more close-ups of how I put it together:

Another look at the finished product:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember that you can create your own 3-D project and link it up over at CRAFT WITH CUTTERS for a chance to win a great prize!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #108

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge here and over at COOKING WITH CRICUT! This week we are to use pumpkins and circles and /or dots. Here is what I came up with:

Here is the recipe:
Smiley Cards Cricut cartridge - Pumpkin - 2.53"H
George and Basic Shapes - Circles - .65", 1.00", 1.12" and 1.24"
Kraft cardstock
brown ink for inking the edges
white gel pen for stitching

Thanks for stopping by today and now it's time for you to head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to create your own Pumpkin and circles project and link it up for a chance to win a great prize!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's Movie Night!

Happy Thursday, everyone! It's my turn to share with everyone here, over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY and over at CRICUT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART ! I enjoy the chance to share with so many people! Today I decided to use my new Artiste cartridge for my project! If you thought that Art Philosophy was amazing - just wait until you see Artiste! There is so much packed into this cartridge - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! If you don't already have a CTMH consultant, feel free to click the link in my sidebar to go to my website to order either or both of the CTMH cartridges or any of the other awesome products that we have! Ok, commercial over, here is my completed project:

Here are the Artiste Cricut cuts and dimensions:
from pg. 67 - MOVIE NIGHT - 1.94"H
from pg. 67 - ticket with stub 1" H
from pg. 67 - film strip - stretched and rotated with my Gypsy to 8.82"W x 3.12"H
from pg. 77 - card front (yellow paper) 6.41"H

Now for some close-ups and more detail:
I started with a shelf from a paper cart that I had that broke. I have about 12 of these that I can use for various projects! I covered the shelf with paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop collection.

Partially completed. I think I picked a kind of busy background paper but it really looks better in person! The two cream-colored tickets and the pointing hand are stickers from the Thrift Shop collection, as well.

close-up of the film strip and the tickets

close-up of the titles

Just tied some twine around the corners for some added dimension

I attached this with a temporary adhesive because I plan on laminating it before I permanently attach it. I was out of laminating pouches when I went to put this together. :-) That will allow us to write in and erase whenever we have a movie night!
I think it looks pretty cool hanging on my wall! I'm all ready for our next movie night!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a creatively wonderful day!

Java Jen

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #106

Yep! It's that day of the week again - Challenge Wednesday, here and over at COOKING WITH CRICUT! This week we have a color challenge as well as a design challenge:

Here is my project for this week:

I used the All Mixed Up and Mother's Day 2010 Cricut cartridges. I used twine to drape the banner across my page and embellished pretty much everything with my white gel pen. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to COOKING WITH CRICUT to link up your own creation for this challenge! Be sure to use the color palette above and something from the list of suggested items.