Saturday, April 30, 2011
I made this for one of my sons that has been taking karate for two years. I wanted to give the Car Decals cartridge from Cricut a try and this is what I came up with. A while back I had seen Karlee on Karlee's Krafts do this for her kids on her blog site, high recommend checking her out! I located the fabric at Hobby Lobby by the way it can be found on the isle where you would look for iron on letters for shirts and atheltic wear. It comes in a few patterns, its already pre loaded with stabilizer and iron on adheasive for fabric. Just place the paper side down on the cutting mat. And remember to flip your image if you have letters or words involved other wise it won't read after you iron it on. I thought I would have to use multi cut but I just made sure I had a fresh blade in. I am ready for this company to come out with more pattern choices! Enjoy!
I took step by step photos. I loved seeing the invitations coming to life after each layer added.
If you haven't figured this out yet. I created a card on my gypsy. At first I tried to do it off of one end of her bow. But that did not work. I had to straighten minnie and then copy her and flip her upside down. Then I linked her together by the bow.
I tried one smaller and it was just too small to use a stamp to put all the generic invite info on the inside.
I am making shirts with the yudu for party favors. The boys with a black out of Mickey and girls a black out with Minnie with hopes of adding a pink bow layer.
Something I saw and loved off of another blog was using white paper and cutting layers and using markers to fill in the needed color. So I took this and used it here. Why create another step and cut all the eyes and tongue on white too. After it cut, I then used a red bic marker and colored it in. After which then I assembled.
Hope you enjoyed. I am learning and creating more with my cricut. And awaiting the arrival of E2, which is looking like it will arrive Monday May 2. Yeah!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Made little chicks from the Simply Charmed cartridge and then used the Peachy Keen stamps for the little eyes. Much more personality. I put each of the kids names on it and then added them to the baskets.
Made little Easter baskets for the kids and filled them with special goodies.
The total came to I believe waas 14 baskets.
I also made ceramic eggs with each child's name on them. Painted and glazed them. I know this was more for the parents then the child.
Monday, April 25, 2011
These are one of the latest things I have been busy with. My mother is hosting a Senior Luncheon for my neice and her friends with their moms. I offered to make the invitations. I have other things I am making for the girls and decorations. So more will be coming soon for posting.
Today is the day. The DAY? The day for the launch of the new Cricut Expression 2 from Provocraft. Will be airing tonight. And I have been busy with mother's day orders which are now all fired and have one more order to finish prep for delivering tomorrow. So with that I think an E2 is at the top of my list.
Have a great week!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Last submission, was a spur of the moment idea. I had a hard time sketching three ideas. At first the third idea was around the concept of turning 16. But I sat down with some cartridge handbooks and looked thru the images to see what sparked an interest. I started out using the Imagine, it worked with my gypsy once then wouldn't recognize it again. A problem that I need to figure out. So then I decided to print the paper I wanted with the Imagine then took it to my expression and cut with my gypsy linked. I wanted to have the party hat go as big as I could possibly make it.
Now, I know my entries are not as elaborate as the others I have seen. Yet I am just proud of myself for challenging myself to take the time, work out my thoughts and then actually execute them. Mailing the package was more of the interesting part. It was missrouted in the postal system. So I was watching the tracking and confirmation on Friday, to see if it made it there before the deadline. And yes it finally did according to the tracking number. I would love to win the E2, my expression is surely on its last leg due to four collisions with the floor. I can hope can't I.. and I have a birthday coming up. So maybe with Mother's Day and Birthday and Anniversary I can get DH to love the idea of not shopping for me?
Happy Easter Weekend!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Finally finished the wooden cricut bug head that I picked up at the Dallas Stampede. I think you might say I left my mark on him!
This was my therapy time on Tuesday. Just have to add a hook to the back, and yes I should have done that first! But he will find a home in my craft space!
Hope you enjoy!
Monday, April 11, 2011
At the Dallas Cricut Stampede. I decided to make my roommates a little something special to honor the first ever event and coming together as roommates from three areas of Texas.