Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crafting with Cutters Challenge #130 BOOKS

Hello everyone! Today is another fun challenge over at CRAFTING WITH CUTTERS and it is all about books or libraries as this is National Library Week.  If any of you have followed me for any length of time, you know that I love mini books so I thought a mini book would be a perfect way to keep with this week's theme! I chose to make a simple paper bag mini book:

Here are a few pics of the assembly process:
Adhere folded small ends together.

Attach all sections together.

Cover pages with patterned scrapbook paper.

Punch holes through all layers.

Thread ribbon through the holes and.....

Tie in front.

I used TBBM to cut some various shaped tags to use in the pockets of the album.

A couple of views from the side.

Paper bag mini books are so much fun to make and it is so easy to be creative with them! 

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to head over to CRAFTING WITH CUTTERS to see more projects that fit this week's theme and to play along with us!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Magnetic Learning Boards

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday!  Today I have the privilege of sharing with everyone over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY and CRICUT IS CLOSE TO MY HEART!

I made these magnetic learning boards for our two oldest grandsons for Christmas but have not had the chance to share them yet, so here they are:

I was so busy making these before Christmas that I didn't even take pictures as I was doing each step! Sorry! :-(  At any rate, here is my "recipe":

 Cricut Imagine Blast Off cartridge
Fabric fat quarters
Provo Craft Your Story laminating machine
button magnets
Mod Podge
Metal cookie sheet

I started by covering my cookie sheets with two different fat quarter pieces that I picked up at Joann's. Next, I printed and cut 2 of each letter, number and shape. I took one of each and glued them to my fabric-covered cookie sheet with Mod Podge, being sure to completely cover them. I took the next set and laminated them using my Your Story. After trimming them, I put a button magnet on the back of each and my magnet board is now complete! These are really quite easy to make! I'm hoping to do a more detailed post on my blog, at some point, to show all the fantastic details close-up. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My Papercrafting World Challenge #128 - Rain

Hello everyone! Today's  Craft with Cutters challenge over at MY PAPERCRAFTING WORLD is all about April Showers! I chose to make a simple Get Well Card using my new cloud embossing folder from Darice, Cricut Art Philosophy and Liquid Glass from CTMH.  
The scalloped card and label are cut from Art Philosophy.

Love this folder! 

I just brushed the raised edges of the clouds with some white ink.

I used Liquid Glass from CTMH for the rain drops.  I LOVE this stuff! It looks wet when it's dry! Perfect for rain drops!

Another look at the finished card:

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop over at MY PAPERCRAFTING WORLD to link up your own creation showcasing RAIN! 

Baby Shower Banner and Centerpiece

Hello everyone! So excited to share here and over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY today! We had a diaper drop baby shower for my daughter-in-law over the weekend so I just had to try out my newest cartridge from Creative Memories - Tiny Treasures! This is an awesome cartridge and if you don't already have a CM consultant, feel free to stop by my website ------> HERE  to order this or any of our other amazing cartridges!

Here are pics of my finished projects and then I'll give more details. I used the Cricut Craft Room to cut everything! I usually use my Gypsy but they haven't added Tiny Treasures in an update yet! I'm actually glad, though, because this is the first big project I've done in the Cricut Craft Room and I really loved it! Just as easy as my Gypsy, but a bigger screen! Yay! For anyone who wants it, I have included the Cricut Craft Room file at the end of this post for your personal use. When the Gypsy is updated, I will update this post with the Gypsy file.

Some close-ups:
hanging star, cut at 8.028" - pg. 57 of handbook
banner with letter cutouts are located throughout the handbook and were cut at 6.014"

Sorry, I didn't get this pic rotated! The elephant is on pg. 32 and was cut at 4.028".

This adorable duck is on pg. 36 and was cut at 5".

This tag is just too cute and is on pg. 67 and was cut at 4.278".

This sweet giraffe is on pg. 33 and was cut at 6.375".

"It's a Boy!" is on pg. 70 and was cut at 4.292".

There are so many possibilities for this cartridge! To make the centerpiece I simply cut out these images  and taped them to lollipop sticks and stuck them in foam blocks that you can find in the floral department. If you don't have lollipop sticks you can also use wood skewers. The banner is hung on twine using mini clothespins. I love how the clothespins add some extra dimension!

Thanks for stopping by today and remember, you can visit my website------> HERE to purchase this awesome cartridge! 

Here is the free Cricut Craft Room file: