"Scrapbooking is your own personal holiday"~~Sara

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine Heart Wreath


Valentine Heart Wreath

I bought this wreath at Walmart. I decide to add my favorite bear cut to it to decorate it.
It was a really super fast and easy project to make.


Cricut Digital Download - Valentine Sweets - Bear Cut at 4"

Saturday, January 21, 2012

3D Valentine Mailbox

3D Valentine Mailbox

I purchased a couple of digital downloads for Cricut Craft Room 3D Valentine Boxes and Valentine Sweets.I have been wanting to make mailboxes for so long. Every where I looked the tin mailboxes were sold out.  I went ahead and tried the 3D Valentine Boxes from Cricut.com. The bear on Valentine Sweets is just so adorable and I really like the mailbox too.


Cricut Digital Download:
3D Valentine Boxes - For the mailbox: Cut at 6" -  
Valentines Mail: Cut at 3.917 x 1.597

Digital Download:
Valentine Sweets - For the Bear: Cut at 4"
 Love - Cut at 1.972 x 0.972

Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy - for the label behind Valentines mail : Cut at 5.944 x 2.361
Finished Size -  5-1/2" L - 4-1/2" H - Door Opening is 2-1/2" W - 4" H

I made this box with some alterations of the image.
I welded the 2 sides and top of the mailbox together in Cricut Craft Room. Making it one piece. I found it much easier to work with the top of the mailbox by doing it this way.
I cut all the pieces out in chipboard first. Then I cut all the pieces out with pattern paper.
On the pattern paper cuts, I cut off the tabs. Then I adhered the pieces(not the tabs) to the chipboard.
I used terrifically tacky tape to hold it together. I tried other adhesives and terrifically tacky tape worked the best.
I took 2 strips of pattern paper and applied them to the two end seams of the mailbox for a more finished look.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cricut Cartridge Storage Solution

I have my Cartridges and handbooks organized. It has taken me a full week to do this whole operation.  I modified the way I was storing the handbooks because I have lack of space to keep them in.

I have my cartridges in these bead boxes.
I like my cartridges separate from my handbooks because many times I just need the cartridge.

I made file folders and labels and alphabetized the handbooks in these crates.

I decided to store the handbooks on end at the end of my scrap table.
I bought these crates at Walmart. They are the DVD crates.

When the table skirt is closed you don't even notice they are there.
That was what I was trying to achieve.
I didn't want these DVD crates noticeable or on my table.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Imagine - Design - Create - Inspire Shadowbox

Imagine - Design - Create - Inspire Project . I am entering it in the Circle Magazine Contest.

I cut my letters using Tie The Knot and Blackletter cartridges.I designed my cuts in Cricut Craftroom and cut with my Cricut Mini. I cut my butterflies with the Sophie Cartridge. I modge podged my pattern paper to the back of the frame. I arranged my design and embellished with pearls and floral accents.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Craft Table Skirts - The Easy Way

 I made 2 craft table skirts today and it is very easy to do. I first picked up some Kitchen curtains, hooks and curtain rods. They were 36" long so I had to hem them up to fit my tables 30" high.  I'm not really a sewer but I can do some basics. This was just a straight stitch across. I folded the fabric from the top 2 times where the rod pockets are since I couldn't hem the from the bottom. I sewed at the edge of the fabric keeping the rod pockets in tack so I could still use them. I drilled holes in my table and screwed in the hooks. I attached the rods and slide on the curtains.  Easy, Easy! I was surprised it really didn't take all that long.