Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mini Princess Dress Cards

We made an art kit for my daughters friend and she wanted me to make some "princess cards" to put in it. I don't own any Disney cartridges so I had to put on my thinking cap! I pulled out Once Upon a Princess and realized that a lot of the dresses could be altered to look like the Disney Princesses' gowns. It's amazing what merely changing the colors of things alters how they look!

I have now realized that I gave them away before I took photos of them other than these few. I had to take bits and pieces of different dresses and hide some aspects and weld other aspects together on the gypsy. (Snow whites red stripes I think were supposed to be shoes, lol)!

All in all they turned out to be very sweet little note cards that the girls adored!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby Bath Gift Set

To go along with the crab card I made for my last post this is the gift. I got the idea off of pinterest (of course!) I took a frappucino box and covered it in coordinating papers. I had some sticky-backed ribbon that applied over the top and edges to make it look more finished. I put two hooded towels, baby body wash, and a bottle of bubbles inside.

All the cuts are from my cricut. The sides have a crab border from Life's a Beach placed over an embossed pink layer. (I was annoyed with myself when I realized I forgot to emboss the brown paper before adhering it to the frappucino box, but decided pulling it off and trying to fix it would probably only make matters worse!)

The front and back have cuts from Once Upon a Princess. That cartridge has an adorable little mermaid on it that I have been waiting to use,  and this was the perfect occassion!

 The eyes of the mermaid are cut out. You can cut cheeks and lips in pink to glue on, however I opted to draw a nose and mouth (this is just further proof to me that I NEED some peechy keen face stamps, haha!)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

If you have a crab put it in water!

The best parenting advice I have ever gotten: "If you have a crab put it in the water". It has worked from the time my kids were just a month old and still works now that they are almost 5 and 7. It's the inspiration for a baby card I put together today. The gift will be some bath products.

The card is the square crab card from Life's a Beach. I embossed the paper with my Big Kick and added some twine and buttons. The way the card is intended the background paper wouldn't be there and the inside of the back would show through. But, I wanted to add a sentiment to the inside of the card so I glued a background paper on (which is actually a really sweet pink argyle, it just doesn't show up so well here).

The sentiment I had wrote and cut "crab" and "water" using the Once Upon a Princess font (welded letters together on my Gypsy).

I'm entering this project into a couple of challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Dry Embossing
Card Makin' Mamas: Buttons

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #78 **Spring Song Inspiration**

The challenge at Cooking with Cricut this week is to design a project inspired by your favorite spring song.

I remember sitting in the living room and listening to "Raindrops are Fallin' on my Head" on my parents old record player. Something about hearing it on the record made it so much better, it was like the static was the sound of the rain. I have lots of great memories of listening to old records with my sister who was three years younger than me. We would sit, upside down feet straight up in the air and heads dangling down to the ground and just belt out the words.  (We also had a record of Micheal Jackson singing Rockin' Robin that we played a ton: we danced like crazy to that song). As we got older it progressed to us blaring the Beach Boys "Kokomo" over the radio as we did cartwheels in the front lawn. She passed away seven years ago, so I love when something like this triggers a memory I had otherwise forgotten about.

So, in honor of my memory of us as little girls I chose a cut from Kate's ABCs. I got this cartridge for Christmas this year and was so excited to do a girly card from it finally!

The image is from Kate's ABCs. The Scallop Card is from Wild Card.

We'd love to see what you come up with, so head over to Cooking with Cricut and link up your project!

I am also entering this project in 3 challenges:

My Craft Spot "Spring Scallops" Challenge
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog "Pink and a Bunny"
Celebrate the Occasion "Welcome Spring"

I'd love any comments or suggestions. If you like my projects I'd love some new followers, leave me a comment and I'll come check out your blog as well!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Onesies! (no cricut on this project, lol)

So, I've seen a lot of different projects on pinterest and finally have made one of them, lol! Off to a baby shower today and made onesies using the computer and iron on transfers. One monesie for each of the baby's first 12 months. I think it makes an adorable baby gift!

I downloaded a free font for the numbers and created the design in microsoft word.

 At first I created them using primary colors, but didn't like how they turned out so I opted for slightly more "cool and trendy" colors which I think ended up looking quite sharp. It made a big difference, I think.

I hope she enjoys it and can't wait to see a picture of the new baby each month in his onesie!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

First projects as a Cooking with Cricut DT member! Woo hoo!!

So, have any of you seen the clip of Kristin Bell on the Ellen show discussing a sloth? If you haven't  you need to check it out. Quite possibly one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time, and it about sums up how I felt when I found out I got picked to be on the design team for Cooking with Cricut. Watch the whole is worth the 3 min and 43 seconds. I promise.

Anyway, I am overjoyed to be joining the group of crafters at Cooking with Cricut and even more excited that our first project is in Celebration of Dr Seuss and Read Across America.

Dr. Seuss was an interesting challenge - there isn't a Dr Seuss cartridge, afterall!  I wanted to incorporate several different stories into a little treat bag for my kids.

Thing 1 and Thing 1 are cut from a digi stamp from Melin at Paper Crafting World. I had never used a digi stamp before, but loved these for this project (since I often call my kids Thing 1 and Thing 2, lol). I printed her image out on 3 colors of paper, handcut them and layered them.

The bag is cut from Mini Monsters. 
(I used my Gypsy to hide the mosnster face that was supposed to be cut into it as I just wanted a plain bag.)

Next came one of our favorite stories as a family "Wocket in My Pocket". The Wocket is cut from Mini Monsters and is actually a card (Mini-monsters has a card version of each monster on the cartridge). In the middle is what  wocket is really supposed to look like.

Next came the treats for inside the bag. First I made them each a bookmark. This is cut from B is for Boy. I only cut the base layer of the fish and used the gypsy to hide it's scales and face. I hand cut the oval eye and drew in Seuss-Like lines/face to make it look more like the fish from The Cat in the Hat.

And then for my favorite part. Green Eggs and "Hamm". I used my Toy Story Cartridge to cut out Hamm (the piggy bank from Toy Story) and attached it to a bag of green foil covered eggs). I didn't label it just so I can see how long it takes my kids to figure out :)

I hope you enjoyed my project! It was so much fun to make (Can't wait to give it to the kids!)

Head over to Cooking with Cricut to link up your Dr Seuss project or a project that encourages reading!