Friday, June 29, 2012

Pinwheel Bouquet (with Video)

Here's a quick fun project for the 4th of July.  Every year my whole family goes to one of my sister's house for the 4th, and I thought it would be fun to make her a little decoration that could double as entertainment for my little nieces and nephews!

After a lot of trial and error, I figured out how to make a pinwheel that is sturdy and spins well.

To make my patriotic holder, I covered a jelly jar with gorgeous red burlap and metallic twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique and a cute tag decorated with My Creative Time's Build a Banner Kit and My Little Firecracker Stamp Set.

Here's a video to see how to make these.  They really are easy!  I cut my base shape with the Silhouette, but I explained in the video how you can easily do it by hand.

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Personalized Baby Card

One of my bloggy friends delivered a baby boy a couple of weeks ago, and this is the card that I made for her.  Since I knew I would be mailing this in a padded envelope,  I didn't worry too much about the size; I just made it big enough for my cuts.  It ended up being 5 1/2" x 7 1/8".  The blue grid background is from one of my new favorite paper packs, Papertrey Ink's Bitty Box Basics.

The clothesline is cut from the Cricut Baby Steps cartridge.  I cut it at 4 3/4" and trimmed off the stars that would be at the top of the posts, replacing them with some pretty Echo Park brads.  The onesies were cut with my Imagine.  They are a stock image and were cut at 1 1/2" each out of paper from the DCWV Baby Boy Stack.  On each one I added a circle die cut from My Creative Time's Build a Banner Kit and stamped with a letter from Anyday Bingo & Crossword.  I then added my own little "clothespins" that I just hand cut from kraft cardstock and popped up each onesie with dimensional adhesive.

This sweet sentiment is from MCT's All Star Baby stamp set.  I stamped it onto cream cardstock and cut a banner shape around it.  Congrats to sweet baby Chase's family!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Gator Thank You

I made this fun card using the Cricut Wild Card 2 cartridge.  I cut the card and all of its layers at 3.9", so that it will fit into an A2 size card.

To make my sentiment, I used the My Creative Time Fly Away with Me stamps and dies.  Before adhering it to the card, I punched a little hole and added some hemp from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique.

This is actually a tri-fold card (the grass folds over the front of the card).  Fun!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

thank you.

Okay, this card might look simple, but there is something on there that I am REALLY proud of!  It's an A2 size card, and the cool patterned paper background is from the Simple Stories Awesome 6 x 6 pack. The stars were cut with Papertrey Ink's Seeing Stars dies.  I ran the larger one through the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder and stamped the smaller one with an image from PTI's Super Stars stamp set.

Okay, what am I really proud of?  That little "thank you" element.  With the help of what I learned in Kerri Bradford's Silhouette Studio class, I designed that from scratch!  With Silhouette Studio, you can design an element and print it on your regular printer. If you print the registration marks with it, you can then run it through your Cameo, and the Cameo will know exactly where to cut.  So cool!!!

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