Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday {Flower Trio}

Hi Crafters,

I've been crafting up a storm but haven't been blogging! I hope your craft life has been treating you well!

I used Miss Kate Cuttables 3 Flower Set cut for this beautiful fall flower trio!  Miss Kate's cuts have lots of layers but always piece together so nicely. I used the cricut markers for the sentiment. 
September-February is my busy birthday season. I'm looking forward to celebrating with many friends and family members! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 22, 2014

{Pinwheel} 4th of July Summer Wreath

Hi Crafters,

Happy Summertime!!  I've been off from school for a few days and my poor backdoor needed a facelift! My husband painted it red a few weeks ago and I hadn't put a wreath back up yet.

I've been enjoying all the pinwheel projects floating around! I took off to see if I could find a free file, lo-and-behold I found this great one Free Pin Wheel SVG file from Sure Cuts A Lot

I cut the 3 pinwheels at 5,6, and 7 inches high. I used a brad to hold the outer points together.

I cut out some stars using the stars I had available on the cartridges I already owned to make a star banner across the top. I hot glued those to 3 pieces of patriotic Trendy Twine and used the twine to hold the wreath on the hook.

It's a perfect addition the back porch! I will be spending quite a bit of time in that amazing hammock swing my husband got me for my birthday this summer!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, May 31, 2014

{Beach Spikers} with Cricut Explore

Hi crafters,

The temperatures are climbing and school is winding down! I'm so excited for summer and our annual beach trip! I saw these fun beach spikers from My Vinyl Direct and knew that they would be a fun project!
I ordered a bunch to have on hand for gifts but kept a few for myself! The pink one is entirely cricut cuts, I used the free chevron with a heart (just didn't use that section) and Opposites Attract. I took advantage of the upload option for the purple one and found some clipart quatrefoil and used Curlz font for the monogram. 

Can't wait to stick these in the sand along with a cold coke!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, May 18, 2014

{Baby Shower Gift} Diaper Cake with Burp Clothes

Hi crafters,

I've been busy working on a few projects! I made this diaper cake for a co-worker who is expecting a baby boy! I found this adorable dog and tennis ball fabric from I used the Gerber Heavy Weight Diapers for the burp cloths. I know that embroidery can sometimes be abrasive on skin so I used the cotton fabric on the back of the diaper to protect that sweet baby skin!
I also got some newborn gerber hats and embroidered them with his initials. I used the hats and burp cloths to cover up the diapers. Mini clothes pins were used to secure the burp cloths to the cake. I've also discovered using kabob skewers with the points cut off help to keep the layers in place.
I used my Cricut Explore for the card. Click here for the file

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Banner with the Cricut Explore

Hi Crafters,
I love quick little home decor projects. We have a post on the side of our fireplace between our great room and kitchen. I have a little screw that I use to put up seasonal decor. Here's some fun spring Easter decor I made last weekend.
I started with 3 simple banner pennants and used several cricut images to make it perfect for Spring.

The egg is from Gypsy wonderings. It's cut from a thick glitter paper, I used the custom glitter paper setting on my explore and it cut perfectly.

The rabbit is from Give a Hoot.
The little chicky is from A Child's Year. I cut it first in cardstock then I used some heat and bond on the back of felt and cut it on the felt setting using the strong hold mat. It did well, it struggled a bit with the feet but I wasn't planning on using those so it was no sweat!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cricut Explore {Pop Up Box Card} A2 sized with Design Space File

Hi Crafters,

I have been having so much fun with my Cricut Explore!

I have been inspired by all the pop up card in a box fun that has been popping up all over. I used design space and a bunch of rectangles to make a template that would fit in an A2 size envelope. Link to my A2 Pop up Card in a Box file. It also includes the score and cut lines so it really does all the hard work for you!

Here is the outside of the card when it's not popped up. I embossed the outside pieces with my cuttlebug, I even sized and included the outside rectangles with this file.
The bright daffodils are from Walk in my Garden.

Thanks for stopping by!
I'd love to hear if you use the file drop me a comment! Link to my A2 Pop up Card in a Box file

Happy Crafting

Saturday, April 5, 2014

{Perfect Pair} Wedding Card

Hi Crafters,

We are celebrating a wonderful couple this weekend!
I made this card because it fits the couple so perfectly. The tennis shoe is from the heel is from Gypsy wonderings and the sentiment is from Sweethearts. 
I embossed the light purple with a chevron folder from Stampin' Up. 

Thanks for steppin by,