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,

Sunday, March 23, 2014

{Baseball} Birthday Card

Hi crafters,

I added a new member to the craft family this week... the cricut explore has made a home in the craft loft! I've had the pleasure of tinkering around with it for a few projects this week!

Here's a quick card I made for a birthday this week.
I trimmed the home plate base to fit on a 6x5.5 card.
I am loving the free trial of the subscription and I will likely subscribe. It's just SO nice to scroll through and pick just about ANY image you want.  I also like picking a canvas to work on, it makes sizing the objects so easy.

I've included a link to the project just incase you want a quick and easy card...

Design Space Project Link for Cricut Explore

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, March 17, 2014

{Walk in My Garden Tulip} Birthday Card

Hi Crafters,
Spring is coming! I promise!!
Here's a fun spring birthday card I made last week. I used the tulips boarder from Walk in my Garden. The grass is from Plantin Schoolbook. I popped up a few of the flowers with pop dots to add a bit of dimension before glueing it to the chevron cardstock. I made this card for one of my paper crafting bffs.
Once I glued the pennants to the cardstock I ran a few rows of stitches through them.

I am linking up to the
Little Red Wagon Dimensional Challenge

Seize the Birthday

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring, Where Art Thou? {Spring Wreath}

Hi Crafters,

My door needed a quick little update from my Valentine's wreath. I made this wreath with the Flower Shoppe, Martha Stewart Elegant Cake cartridge, and Birthday Bash cartridges.  I traced some pennants from the Birthday Bash cartridge on to fabric. I sewed close to the trace marks and then cut out the pennants with about 1/4 in allowance.

The butterfly cut I cut out the pink and green pieces as the blackout version. I cut the green slightly smaller than the purple layer. I attached all the layers to chipboard because it was going outside. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's {Pop up Card Box}

Hi Crafters,
Happy Valentine's Day! Here is the Valentine I made for my husband this year.  I used this SUPER easy to follow tutorial from Split Coast Stampers Pop up Box Card
The lady bugs are cut from Create a Critter. I did one pink and one red. Our house is, as usual, a home to hundreds of ladybugs this year. I thought it was fitting for my valentine. 
The text is from Designer's Calendar. The little hearts are from Sweethearts. I used a floral pin to hot glue the hearts. The embossing is a nestabilities double sided embossing folder.

When it's collapsed this is what it looks like. It's a BIT too big for an A7 envelope. It was super easy to make and I love the final look!

Thanks for stopping by,