Monday, May 16, 2011

Birthday Bash invite and Sweet treats favor box with My Pink Stamper Stamp set!!

I made these invites awhile ago to send out for my son's first friend birthday party!  I love how they turned out.  I used an A6 card and envelope set that I purchased from Michael's.  I then cut out the snake from birthday bash, I would have to check my measurements!  I can email you with my gypsy cuts if you'd like!!!!  I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder to add texture to my snake for scales.  I also used google eyes because at the size I used, the eyes were SOOO small!!!  I added some walnut Tim Holtz distress ink to ink up the edges of my snake.  The pattern paper is from K and Company.  Love it...the birthday line from Joann!   I also used a Martha Stewart punch for my layers.  Again, if you want exact measurements I can email you!! I also used My Pink Stamper for the sentiment "Party Animal" from I think her Everday Life set (they are all really great!)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cameron's 5th Birthday!!!

Well, I realize now how much extra time I invest in my kids' birthdays, and also how much gratification I get from the smiles on their faces.  Cameron told me that I am the best mom in the whole world for making his Spiderman banner.  It melted my heart, he really does notice the "little" things...

For his family party, we had a Spiderman theme.  Unfortunately, there are no Cricut cartridges to pull out for good old Spidey... so I used the Birthday Bash cartridge to create his banner and bought some spider paper from Jo Ann's that was very thin, but it cut fine on the cricut using the light paper setting on the Cricut Expression 2.  I cut out the banner at 10" with the shadow feature.  I really like how it turned out!  I used the Opposites Attract cartridge for the letters in primary yellow and used the shadow feature to cut a red layer.  I think it looks pretty close to the copyrighted spiderman marvel heros font!  I popped the letters up in pop dots from Scrapbook Adhesives in black (cool new color I found at the local scrapbook store!)  I bought a spiderman sticker set for added embellishments at Michaels.  I also made some super fun rosettes! I just LOVE making these!!!!  I got a lot of compliments from mothers at my school when we made these with pretty paper for Mother's Day gifts.  We added a button to the center and hot glued a pin to the back to make a fun accessory for the moms!!!  The rosettes are soooo super easy and cute!  I used two strips of spider paper cut at 2" by 12" and used a score board to score every half inch.  This makes doing an accordian fold a cinch.  You simply accordian fold both strips, glue them together to form a ring and pinch the center to make a flower shape.  I backed mine with a scallop circle from the new Elegant Edges cartridge with a 5" black scallop to shadow a 4.75" blue scallop.  Then you need to attach a piece to the front of your rosette to hold it together.  I used a 3" black scallop that I stitched around in white signo gel pen.  I added the 5 from Opposites Attract at 2.75" and dotted in white gel pen to make it stand out.  Added some ribbon from Michaels in black, with some halloween spider web with silver to make bows and hung that baby!  I weighed two pounds, easy! Super fun and it was really easy!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cricut American Alphabet and Cricut Decals Tumbler

Hello all my crafty friends!  I am back for another project.  This one, I have to say, is not an original idea.  I found this basic project on another blog, Everyday Cricut.  Thanks happy, happy Joy Joy for the great project with the new Cricut Expression 2!

Here is the "Recipe" for making these fun summer drink tumblers really stand out:

A tumbler (I found mine at Joann)
Cricut vinyl (black, green and transfer tape)
Cricut E2 with preloaded cartridges:  Cricut Decals and American alphabet

That's it!!!!

I cut the cricut head from the decals.  I cut it out at 2 inches for the bottom one and the top is 1.5 in.  I used the black on shadow feature and the green for the layer.  All I did was cut using the vinyl kiss cut button on the E2 and then used transfer tape to adhere the green layer piece on the shadow.  Then the layered image could be directly transfered to the tumbler.

For the name, I cut it out at 1.5 inches.  I used the swirl font for the "D" and the rest of my name is lowercase in the font 1 choice.  This cartridge has 3 fonts all in one, plus images---how awesome is that?!?

Berrylicious girl layout

Okay, so maybe not the newest and hottest from Provo craft, but I just love the "girly" images on the Cricut cartridge "Paisley".  I used the lipstick XO, because my 2 yr old decided to color her entire face in Strawberry shortcake lipgloss while we got dinner on the table!  So funny, but at the time very frustrating!  It happened in less than 2 minutes!!!!  I used Echo Park little girl paper and did the layout on my Gypsy.  I cut the background on fit to page and used as a template for my layout.  I welded the letters for the title, berrylicious girl.  The button is from my stash and the twine is from the twinery.  I used diamond stickles to bling it up.