Friday, April 25, 2014

Strawberry Gazebo for Spring Project

I am entering this project in Cards TV Spring Challenge at  It is a fabulous free svg file from  I did need to resize as a group to get the gazebo to the size I wanted.   I decided to dress up the gazebo so I used a vine from one of the Create a Critter cartridges and a strawberry from Paisley as it was simple and no shadow. I had to cut the strawberry at such a small size that it lost its definition and kind of faded up against the gazebo. So I did a copy and paste of the strawberry, changed one to write only, used a black American Crafts pen and placed it as closely on top of the cut one as I could manage. I can't remember if I welded or attached the two. The Edit feature wouldn't allow it to be an exact placement but it was close. And in this case, it didn't make a big difference since it was such a small image. The white flowers are from a hole punch I bought at WalMart absolute eons ago. Yellow stickles in the centers of the flowers makes them pop a little bit. Glued several of the vines together, placed the strawberries and flowers, wrapped around the gazebo and presto... I love using the Cricut Explore for my Cricut cartridges, SVGs and designs.  Not only does it cut great, I love the writing feature!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Grandson's 7th Birthday Party

My grandson decided he wanted a karate party.  The facility where he had the party sent out the invitations so I did the cupcake toppers and thank you cards for him.  The cupcake toppers were cut with the Cricut Karate digital cartridge from cricut and they were a HUGE hit.

The background of the thank you card is from Edge to Edge.  I did it in Design Space so that I could tweak the size to fit an A2 sized card.  The main image is again from the Cricut Karate digital cartridge and I used action wobbles so that the image would really "kick".

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lots of projects to post

I have been so slammed busy that I haven't been posting about any of the projects I've done so I'll be trying to catch up in the next few weeks.

These are cupcake toppers I did for my granddaughter's 5th birthday.  I used Create A Friend for the tutu (I had to hand trim the waist for the tutu to fit right) and some glitter paper scraps I had left over from the castle I made her for her 3rd birthday party  I cut the front of the tutu and then cut images on "flip" to hide the sticks that went into the cupcakes.   I followed these instructions:

And here's the thank you cards I made for her to send out.  The ballerina is again from Create A friend. I ran the hair through the Divine Swirls embossing folder, cut the tutu in white and green--cut the green one into three pieces and adhered to the back of the white one, moving the green pieces around so that they layered the sleeves and bottom of the tutu.  I put her on action wobbles so that she would wiggle.  I used different Cricut phrases for the outside and inside of the card.  Please excuse the shadow across the inside of the card as my camera apparently has a scratch on the lens.  Oh and this was my first project using the new Cricut I love that machine!