"Scrapbooking is your own personal holiday"~~Sara

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hope Card

 Hope Card


Tim Holtz - Sizzix Snowman die Tim Holtz 
- Pine tree die Tim Holtz 
- Hope movers and shapers die Tim Holtz - snowflake border die Liquid applique 
- Pine Trees
I put Liquid applique on the pine trees then took my heat tool and puffed it up like snow.
The flowers I took a 1-3/4" and a 1-1/4" circle punch and hand cut it into a spiral.
Then rolled up the flowers. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I want to wish all of my viewers, followers of my blogs, YouTube channel and Friends and Family a very Merry Christmas!!

I enjoy each and everyone of you and your interest in my craft projects, videos and tutorials.

I love presenting to you my ideas and projects and sharing what I know with all of you.

I  appreciate your kind comments and friendships I have made through blogging and Cricut Community.

I am truly blessed to have all of you in my life. I hope your holidays are safe, warm and filled with love and peace.

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wood Spool Christmas Tree Ornament

This project was made by me and my 3 yr. old granddaughter.
This is my granddaughter's gift for her mother.
My granddaughter glued the decorative paper onto the spools.
She then glued the spools together with glossy accents.
The decorations on the tree are mini pom poms
I did the cutting of paper and hot gluing the ribbon, holly,felt skirt and presents under the tree.
I like it so much I think I'm going to make some for myself. 

It fit perfectly in an empty cartridge box for wrapping.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sleigh Treat Holders

Felt Hat Cards

Felt Hat Cards

I am just loving my Cricut Mini and playing with Cricut Craft Room.
These are both made out of felt and glued onto cardstock card.
I stitched it with twine to accent the hats.


The hat is from the Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge.
The hat is sized in Cricut Craft Room Width - 3.514  Height 5.167
I welded the 2 hats together to form the card. 
Then cut the layers in felt.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cutting Felt With The Cricut Mini

I got a cricut mini. I wanted it for cutting felt. This is how I prepared and cut regular craft felt to cut using my Cricut mini. Different felts require different preparations. These instructions are for Craft Felts (high-quality polyester fiber) I found this felt at Walmart.
Cut Settings I used
Speed - 2
Multi-Cut 4
Pressure - High

*Note to myself: I am going to try multi-cutting 2 times. Then not remove my mat.
Clean off the blade. Then do another multi-cut 2 times to see if it cuts cleaner.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Son's Birthday Card

My son's birthday is this month and I made this card for him.

Card Size - 5-1/2x8-1/2
I used the camping out cartridge for the pine trees and deer.
I used vintage papers Imagine cartridge for the worded background paper.
I used Stampin up paper for the border around the card.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pine Cone Topiary

First I gathered up some pine cones around our yard.

Next I bought 6- 4" clay pots

I painted the with Turquoise Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
that I picked up from Walmart.

With The Imagine Snow Angel Cartridge I printed out 2 sizes of snowflakes.
1-1/2" and 2" snowflakes. You can find these snowflakes on page 18 of the handbook.
They did not cut out. I guess it is another gliche with the update.
So I had to hand cut them out.

Before I hand cut the snowflakes out I sealed the paper with Triple-Thick Crystal Clear by Krylon.
I didn't want the ink to run when I used Mod Podge to adhere them to the pot.

Next I applied Mod Podge to adhere the snowflakes to the pot.

After I applied Mod Podge the snowflakes to the pot and they dried I sealed the entire pots with
Triple-Thick Crystal Clear by Krylon. This gave it a nice shine and protects the paper image.
I glittered the rim of the pot with Martha Stewart very fine glitter. Some of the pots I glittered with Martha Stewart Tinsel glitter for a different look.

Next I purchased a 6 pack of 3"styrofoam balls.
I chose my pine cone by selecting the ones that were the same size.
Then I glued them onto the styrofoam balls with hot glue.

Next I weaved some holly ribbon through out the pine cone ball
I found a Walmart.
 I found the berries at Walmart also and cut apart the bouquet for the berries on the topiary.
I inked a dowel rod with brown in for the stem of the Topiary.
I pushed it into the styrofoam ball and secured it with hot glue.
I put styrofoam in the Pots and stuck the dowel into the pots and secured it also with hot glue.