Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cricut Imagine + Kate's Kitchen Cartridge+ Printable Vinyl=New Kitchen Canisters!!

I found a steal on these antique-looking kitchen canisters at my local craft store just before Christmas.  I had an ideal in mind when I picked them up.  I decided I would use my Cricut Imagine and the Kate's Kitchen cartridge to dress these tin canisters up just a little!  I used the Cricut printable vinyl and sized the images between 3-5 inches depending on their respective canister size.  It was an easy print, cut, and adhere to each canister.  Afterwards, I used some country ribbon from the Ribbon Boutique to create a border and bow for each canister.  This project took maybe ten minutes total to finish and completely transformed the look of these ordinary canisters!! Thanks for looking!

A Head Start on Valentine's Day Cards!!

I decided to use some of my Christmas gifts to create this cute little Valentine's Day card.  Doesn't hurt to get a head start!!  To create the card, I used a white pre-cut card and cut a piece of heart design cardstock from BABS.  The card was then layered with a smaller piece of black cardstock.  I embossed a piece of pale pink cardstock with my new Cuttlebug owl folder.  I was anxious to try it out, I do love owls!! This card also gave me a chance to use my Hampton Arts owl stamps.  The images were stamped with my VersaFine black stamp pad, which was also a Christmas gift.  I am anxious to try out different types of inks with my stamps, so if anyone has any suggestions, all comments would be appreciated!! I inked the embossed portion of the card, just a tad, with my Martha Stewart cat's eye pink stamp pad.  I then spritzed the card with some of my frost Shimmer Spritz.  I created a bow from black string from MakingMemories.  I found this string at a bargain at an Ollie's store that just opened up in my area. I've found some great buys on scrapbooking items there!! To finish this card I added a couple of adhesive gems for the eyes and three glitzy black brads as accents.  The inside of the card will also include a stamped sentiment from the Hampton Arts set.  It will simply read " I Do That's Who".  Have a safe New Year's Eve and a Happy New Year's day!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Break Projects

Here are a couple of Winter Break projects.  The first is a tote bag I made for my niece.  She has been very sick and in the hospital.  I used the Cricut Imagine Baby Boutique cartridge for the monogram, bird designs, and swirls, which are printed and cut on fusible fabric.  I sewed a ribbon border using ribbon from the Ribbon Boutique.  I embellished with pink and clear rhinestones using my Easy Glitzer.  I created a matching bow also using ribbon from the Ribbon Boutique, I then found a cute rhinestone dragonfly pin to accent the bow.

The second project is an easy bookmark cut from the Animal Kingdom cartridge. This was my first wireless test cut using my Cricut Expression 2 machine and the Cricut Craftroom.  I embellished the bookmark with brads from All My Memories.  I add some coordinating buttons from Dress It Up. My name is formed from stickers from Colorbok. I colored my cardstock moose with my brown Copic marker.  I think I'll make a few more of these for friends and relatives!

Thanks for looking and Happy New Years!!