Sunday, July 29, 2012

Retro baby card

I found out this week that a friend is expecting and I am so excited for her! In congratulations I made her this baby card. The elephant is cut from birthday bash (I didn't put on all of his parts, sometimes I think there are too many parts on cricut cuts when you are making them small). The stars are actually from Mini Monsters. I have yet to find a go-to star that I love on any of my cricut cartridges, sometimes I just want a basic star! I tried to use some retro colors since I have so many in my stash (and I happen to think retro baby things are the cutest).

The inspiration for this card came from a few different challenge blogs.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Adorable Christmas Tags

A long while back I saw some tags on Etsy that I A-DORED. I searched and searched to find out where the stamp had come from and felt like I had won the Christmas Jackpot when I finally found them.  The stamp makes a tag from Santa Claus and I love it. It is one of my favorite scrap supplies I have, lol.

I use the stamp to create these precious gift tags:

The tag is cut from Cricut Classic Font. I then embossed "Merry Christmas" onto it. I stamp the messaged onto a rectangle and glue dot it to the reverse side of the tag.

It's cute, right? 

It was sort of serendipitous that the embossing folder I wanted to use was the same size as the stamp!

I sold these at a craft fair and they sold out (well, I only made 4 packs, but it was a small craft fair, lol). This Christmas in July assignment has me getting ready for next year (so maybe I'll have more than 4 packs available!)

In case you like the stamp it is Inkadinkadoo Christmas Tag Wishes (Find it here on Amazon)

The embossing folder is a part of a Sizzix Christmas pack (found here on Amazon)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It Christmas in July at Cooking with Cricut!

It is no secret that I love Christmas more than anything else in this entire world. I might love Christmas more than I love my husband, LOL. I'm not *quite* as crazy as Jamie Lee Curtis in Christmas With the Kranks (I don't have any holiday sweaters or vests, I promise!) but I due tend to be a little over the top.
Plus, Christmas is the best time for crafts! I remember being at Girl Scout camp over July 25th for a couple of years. We would all hang socks in the dining hall and the would be filled with fun things when we went to breakfast the next day. Who doesn't love an extra reason to celebrate Christmas in the middle of the summer?!?

Here is a set of four  Christmas cards I made using Create a Critter. I figure I'll put them away and give them out with teacher's gifts or things like that.

I have to say that it is sort of great to make sets of similar cards (pretty time efficient).

One of the criteria this week is to use some sort of scraps on your card. I love saving even the tiniest of scraps, because a  lot of my create a critter animals need just small pieces of certain colors to complete. I was able to use the scrap of black and orange to make the penguins.

The snowflake in the top corner is the cutout from the O in the word JOY. I didn't see the sense it tossing it away when it was perfectly cute! I just added a mini button to the center.

I would love to see what you come up with for Christmas in July. I have lots of other Christmas crafts made and ready to post to my blog so I'll add some more this week!

Head over to Cooking with Cricut and link up your projects!

I am also submitting this to a few other Christmas in July challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge
My Craft Spot 
Bitten by the Bug

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cooking with Cricut "Red White and Blue"

This week at Cooking With Cricut we're getting in the 4th of July spirit and making Red, White and Blue projects. I was surprised to find that in all of my cartridges I didn't have a single one with an American Flag, "USA" or something patriotic on it! So, I used Kate's ABCs for the font and Toy Story for the stars (and Cricut Classic Font for the tag).

I made a special 4th of July snack for my kids to have on the 4th. We are away camping so I thought this might be a fun treat to pull out on the campsite. It's blue tortilla chips and an individual pack of salsa. The bottle is Hawaiian punch.

I'm sure lots of people are creating other fun projects and we would really love to see what you have come up with! Head over to Cooking with Cricut and link up your project.