Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Gift Tags with Cricut and Stamps

I am finding more and more uses for my Cricut and growing collection of stamps.  I could buy inexpensive gift tags for all of my Christmas presents, but what would be the fun in that for a crafter!?!  These were fun to make and so easy to produce in bulk.  I used one stamp set from MayMayMadeIt's etsy shop and only 3 Cricut images cut in two pieces, so simple.  I cut the base of the tags from red and green card stock and the front of the the tag from Christmas themed patterned paper from Scrapbooking Made Simple. I fit 6 tags per 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper/card stock.  I then masked the "from" and stamped the snowman image.  I also stamped the sentiment "Snow Peeking" on red and green card stock and cut them down to size and adhered them to the tag with foam mounting tape.  Last finishing touch was coordinating baker's twine to tie them on the package with.  Video Tutorial for this project.

Products Used:

Cricut Cartridges/Images Used:

Lovely Floral: Tag1 (base)
Lovely Floral: Tag1-s (front)
Cricut Craft Room Basics: RndSqre (square welded inside front of tag to make frame)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cheerful Get Well Card

I don't know about you, but I just think get well cards should be bright and cheerful.  A sweet lady from my church had a little spill at home recently and I wanted to send her a card that would make her smile and brighten her day and while the cards in the stores are lovely, they all seemed a bit somber.  So I chose a pack of paper with happy colors and card stock that matched.  I then finished off the card with a lovely scripture - Jeremiah 17:14.  It turned out so good and I really hope it made her smile through the pain she was suffering with.  Video Tutorial for this project.



Materials Used

From Walmart

6 X 6 Paper Pack - Hootenanny

From Hobby Lobby

Cricut Cartridges

Simply Sweet - Get Well Soon (Basic Tab)
New Testament - Camel (Cross/Heart)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Humorous Get Well Card

A very special young man in our lives just had surgery for scoliosis and we wanted to cheer him up as his surgery approached.  There was already so much worry and heavy emotion weighing on him and his family that it seemed like even a momentary smile would be helpful and healing.  I had the thought "Straight as an arrow" running through my head for days whenever I thought of our young friend and the outcome of his surgery.  I ran with the idea of "straight as an arrow"  and this is the card that emerged from the vision.  Video Tutorial 

I was already sure of God's grace in this situation and the positive outcome and I wanted to spread that encouragement to him and those around him.  Please remember to pray for the young people around you who are going through something.  Your prayer could make all the difference in the world to them.

Materials Used:

From WalMart

6 X 6 Paper Pack - Darling Jewel

Cricut Cartridges

Southwest - Arrows
Arrows - Arrow8, Arrow1, Arrow6, Arrow3
Cricut Fonts & Basic Shapes - i
Twinkle Toes - Audition
Street Sign - Straight, Curve, UTurn
Family Album - F5 (Font)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall/Autumn Anniversary Card

I just started to work with water colors and it is a learning process and I have A LOT to learn! But all that said, I wanted to do something original and beautiful for my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary and I thought making him my very first water color piece of art was pretty special.  He is the sort of person that will really appreciate not only the hand made aspect of this card but also the fact that it is the first of a particular art medium that I am working with.  I know there are lots of mistakes in my water color technique and I still have lots to learn but I'm looking forward to it.  I really enjoyed making this little piece of art no matter now amateur it is!  Video Tutorial for this card.

Products Used:

From WalMart

6 X 6 Paper pack - Darling Jewel
Hampton Art Stamp Set - "To" & "From"

From Etsy

from GodBlessYourArt Etsy Shop

From Amazon

Cricut Cartridges

Create a Critter 2 - LdyBgHrt Leaf
Go Canada - Sktchwan

Monday, August 17, 2015

Owl Themed Birthday Party Invitations

My granddaugther's  first birthday party had an owl theme and her mom wanted her invites to have the same theme but she couldn't find any pre-made invitations that suited her.  So, Grammy to the rescue! hehehe We found some paper she liked in color schemes and patterns that were pleasing and off to the Cricut we went.  There is nothing a Grammy can't solve with some pretty paper, glue, google eyes and a Cricut, right?  In no time we had a mock up of a card design that made my daughter-in-law very happy and was exactly what she had in mind when she envisioned our little angel's first birthday party.  She's had an owl theme from day one.  Her baby shower invitations and birth announcements were owl themed so it seemed only fitting that her first birthday keep the same thought process.  I think what we came up with is totally adorable and we couldn't be happier!  What do you think?  Video Tutorial for this card


Materials Used:

From WalMart

12 X 12 Paper Pack Melon Ball 
4 X 6 Photo Mats - Brights
6 X 6 Paper Pack - Hootenanny

From HobbyLobby

Bright Pink 5mm Round Gemstone Embellishment Stickers
The Paper Studio Stickabilities Spring Flowers & Birds Glitter Stickers
Hot Pink Turkey Feather Puff Clip (cut apart for brim of party hat)

Cricut Cartridges

Create A Critter 2 - Heart owl (for Body, wings and beaks)
Create a Critter 2 - Party Lion S (party hat)
Elegant Edges - Sclop2-s - (Background shape for paper on front of card)
Birthday Bash - Bird1 (number 1 on front of card)
Ashlyn's Alphabet - Base Shadow (Look Whooo's on front of card)
Cricut Font & Basic Shapes - z (Background shape for paper on insideo f card)