Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shape Card for Fantabulous Cricut--Later Donated to Cards for Soldiers

I am submitting this shape card for the latest challenge at Fantabulous Cricut ( ) and the challenge is to do a shape card.  This isn't a Christmas card but I always need get well or cheer up cards so this one will do well.  The image is from Cricut From My Kitchen Cartridge.  I just did the shadow twice in Design Studio, flipped one and welded.  I'm thinking this would be great for a Starbucks gift card!

Magic Reindeer Food

I saw this idea at the wonderful blog and knew I'd have to do one.  I don't have Winter Frolic (it's on my wish list) but did have the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge which has a really cute reindeer, too.  I used some digital paper for the background and a scrap of white for the snow.  I added google eyes, a tiny red fuzzy nose, stickles for the scarf and put it on an action wobble.  The Christmas lights on the computer generated sentiment on the inside of the card are old stickers.   The grandkids are gonna love this!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Advent Calendar using Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection and Kaisercraft Advent Calendar Kit

I saw an advent calendar at and thought it was just amazing--even more than amazing!  A few days later I went to see the Nutcracker with my daughter and two youngest grankids, and my grangirl was absolutely enthralled with the Nutcracker.  That's when I knew I had to do this for her.  I was so excited to be able to get everything I needed (and on sale, too!) at a local scrapbook store, Memory Bound ( .   It was time consuming as the original creator said, but oh so worth it.  I used felt for the curtains (if I ever make another one, it will be with a good quality felt) and I am not happy with the star on the tree that I got at WalMart (still thinking of something to do with that).  And I need a for the Rat King...and want to put it by the packages but haven't found exactly what I want.  The advent calendar form was a kit from Kaisercraft and you can see other examples at

The window frame is from page 36 of Cricut French Manor--I welded two in Design Studio and turned it sideways to have a window with  panes 3 wide and 4 lengthwise.  The small packages are Cricut cuts too--the very small one by the nutcracker under the tree is the pop-up box from page 59 of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2; the box by the gingerbread man is from page 120 of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More--I used a qullling tool to curl the flower tightly so that it looks like a bow; the gable box is from TBBM2 and the last box is from age 69 of CTMH Artiste cartridge-I used DS to hide the cut out on the inside of the lid.  The curtain rod took a lot of thinking and brainstorming with my sister, cousin and cousin's daughter before we could figure it out!  I used one of the cuts from Storybook for the outside corners (didn't take picture of that) but as shown on the original creator's video, the paper is 12 x 12 and the box is a tad over 13 x 13 so something was needed to cover the corners.