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December 28, 2011

Frosty Layout

Today I am sharing this "Frosty" layout that I created for a couple of challenges.  This layout was created using the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art and Winter Frolic cartridges.
I have had this paper in my stash from when I first started scrapbooking.  I remember the pre-Cricut days when I would buy patterned paper and just stick my pictures on it with a few embellishments.  I essentially did the same thing with this layout except I added my favorite snowmen from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.
I have used these snowmen for various projects over the past month.  The snowmen and their cute little faces quickly became one of my favorite seasonal creations.  I used the Peachy Keen Happy Lashes Stamp for their faces, some pearl stickers for the buttons and some twine for their hats.
The "Frosty" title was cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge and the snowflakes are from a punch.  I added some bling to the center of the snowflake to embellish it.  A pop dot was added between the snowflake layers to add some dimension to it.
The photo mats were embossed with the Darice Snowflakes embossing folder.  The snowmen were popped up on foam dots to add dimension and I used my white gel pen for a few little details.
I am entering this layout in the Thankful Party challenge at DL.ART Thankful Thursday because I am so thankful for my creative outlet.  I enjoy all things crafty and am thankful that I am able to spend time doing what I love.  Although this project was newly created, it uses my favorite snowman cut from this year.
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December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays Layout

In honor of Christmas, I have a Happy Holidays layout to share.  I used my favorite Christmas cartridge for this layout which is Jolly Holidays.
All of the cuts are from the Jolly Holidays cartridge.  I tore some white paper from my scraps and added some Stickles to the edge to create snow for Santa's sleigh.
I added some twine for Santa to hold on to his reindeer and I added some wiggly eyes to the reindeer. I used pop dots for all of the die cuts to add some dimension to the layout.
I had to add some doodling with my white gel pen and a button with some more twine on the title.  I'm hoping to add some of my Christmas pictures to this layout.  Happy holidays to all my crafty friends!
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December 21, 2011

Wishing You A Beautiful Holiday Season Card

This simple 5x7 card was created with a snowman cut and tag that I had leftover from other projects.  I just couldn't see myself tossing this cute little guy out so I made a card for my friend. The snowman was from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge and the tag was cut from Cupcake Wrappers Lite cartridge.
I embossed the metallic cardstock with the Darice Snowman embossing folder and added a little bling to the embossed snowmen.
The snowflakes are from a punch and I added Diamond Stickles for the sparkly affect. The stamped sentiment is a Fiskars stamp.  I added some dots to the scallops on the tag with a Martha Stewart glitter marker.
A little twine was added to the snowman's hat along with some pearl buttons.  I also embossed his scarf.  I used the Happy Lashes Peachy Keen stamp for the snowman's face.
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December 20, 2011

Ornament

Today I am sharing this two piece plastic ornament which was purchased from Michaels.  This ornament was inspired by Goody Bag Diva, she has a great tutorial on her blog.  I created this ornament with a glitter paper background which is a circle cut at 3.05 inches from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.  The circle fits securely between the two ornament halves.
I simply added the snowman scene to the glitter circle background.  The snowman is from the Joys of the Season cartridge cut at 2.3 inches.  The snowman had a broom in his hand but I hid that feature with my Gypsy since the ornament has very little space in it.  The two trees are cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge at 2.5 inches.  I used my white gel pen to the tips of the trees for a snowy affect.
I finished off my snowman scene with some pearl buttons, some sparkly snowflakes which are stickers from my stash and some quilt batting for the snow.  I also used a black gel pen for the eyes and mouth of the snowman.
I tied a bow made out of tulle at the top of the ornament.
Challenges:
Cricut Circle

December 19, 2011

Noel Layout

Today I have a fun layout that I created with the Jolly Holidays cartridge.  This layout was created for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge.  I used the Wide Eyed Peachy Keen Stamps for the elves faces along with some chalk for the cheeks and a white gel pen for their eyes.
The elf on this cartridge is so cute that I had to cut him out twice.  I just flipped the image so they would look symmetrical.  The elves are each cut at 8.0 inches.
I used the EK Success Snowflake border punch behind the solid red cardstock to break up the red patterned paper and the red cardstock.
The banner was also cut out twice at 3.5 inches and layered for a dimensional affect.
I used some Martha Stewart on the ends of the banner and Twinery twine for the string of lights each of the elves is holding.
I added some Stickles to the light bulbs and some buttons were glued on the elves suspenders along with some doodling with my white gel pen.
I used pop dots for the elves to give them some dimension.  I also added ribbon bows to the photo mats so they look like presents.
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December 16, 2011

Stampin' Up Design Day

Welcome to another Stampin' Up design day, today I am sharing some fuzzy sock cupcakes.  I used the Cupcake Wrappers Lite cartridge for both the cupcake wrapper and the tag.  The cupcake wrapper was cut at 2.5 inches and the scalloped tag was cut at 2.0 inches.
The paper is the "Letters to Santa" Stampin' Up paper.  I used the reverse side of the paper for the tag. The Stampin' Up paper was perfect for the cupcake since it is a heavier cardstock.  The cupcake wrapper holds its shape very nicely.
I basically rolled up some fuzzy socks, put a rubber band around the bottom to hold it in place and topped it off with a pom pom for the cherry.  There is a great fuzzy sock tutorial on Greenbean's Crafterole's blog, she made these for Easter treats.
I put the cupcakes in a clear plastic bag from Michaels and tied it with some Cherry Cobbler twine from Stampin' Up.
The stamp is from the Delightful Dozen Stampin' Up set and I used the Classic Stampin' Up pad in Real Red.
Here is a picture of the fuzzy sock cupcakes before they were all packaged up.  These fun little treats are gifts for some of my coworkers, I hope they enjoy them!

Please visit Wendy Cranford at her Stampin' Up website for any of your Stampin' Up needs, you can also check out her blog, here.  Currently, there are some really good deals in the Clearance Rack at Wendy's site.

Challenges
Cricut Circle

December 14, 2011

Christmas Glass Block

Today I have a home decor project to share with you.  This simple glass block was created using a vinyl cut from the Christmas Solutions cartridge.  I previously shared the other side of the glass block which has a pumpkin face in another post, please click here to view that post.
I added the vinyl to the glass, filled the inside of the block with some gold cellophane paper and a 20 string light set and topped it off with a bow I made.  I love that both sides of the glass block are decorated so I can keep it on my kitchen counter from Fall to New Years.  This would make such a great holiday gift too!
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December 12, 2011

Snowman Mug

For this project I took a basic ceramic coffee mug that I purchased and instead of just putting it in a gift bag, I used the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge to dress it up.  Both the snowman and the snowflake border were cut from this cartridge.  I was able to use my scraps for my cuts.
I used the Happy Lashes Peachy Keen Stamp and added some maraschino Twinery twine to his hat. Of course I had to add a little bling so I used some pearl stickers for the snowman's buttons and added some bling to the snowflake border.
I used some more of the maraschino twine to tie a bow on top of the mug. This festive coffee mug is now ready for gift giving.
With the inside filled with some candy I will leave this on my coworkers desk as a little holiday treat.
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December 9, 2011

Sweet Memories Layout

We have a family tradition of making gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve so I thought this would be the perfect theme for my layout.
The Sweet Memories title was cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge at 3.0 inches and embossed with the Candy Stripes embossing folder.
The Gingerbread boys and girls are cut at 3.0 inches from the Gingerbread Seasonal cartridge.  I used my Happy Lashes Peachy Keen Stamps for their cute little faces and stickles for buttons.

The holly was also cut from the Gingerbread cartridge at 3.0 inches.  I used red stickles in the center of the holly leaves.
The gingerbread house was cut from the My Community cartridge at 5.0 inches. I used diamond stickles on the gingerbread house to make it look like snow.
I used a white gel pen to add extra details to the die cuts.  I also used foam pop dots for dimension. 
Challenge

December 6, 2011

Decorated Candle Jar

For today's project I decorated a Yankee candle jar.  I bought this candle for one of my co-workers who is coordinating all of the adopt a family and needy family donations at work.  This is a huge project in itself.  I thought it would be nice to recognize her Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) with my own RAK for her.  Since the candle looked so simple I thought I would personalize it with my Cricut. All of the cuts for the jar are from the Sophie cartridge.
I created a snowflake border with my Gypsy by welding 4 snowflakes together sized at 3.30 inches.  I used the shadow feature behind the snowflake and added a red shadow. I tied the border together with some Christmas ribbon on the back side of the candle.
I cut the center snowflake doily at 4.3 and 2.3 inches in red and 3.3 and 1.7 inches in white.  I layered the snowflakes by alternating the red and white and added pop dots between the layers.  I finished off the snowflake doily with a button and some Stampin' Up twine.
To create the card, I used the card feature on the Sophie cartridge and cut the card at 3.0 inches.  I ended up trimming off the edges of the card so it would look more like a tag.  I trimmed off approximately 1/2 inch on each side of the card.
I used the same snowflake for the card but sized the red one at 2.5 inches and the white one at 1.5 inches. The tag was also finished off with a button and some twine.  I punched a hole in the corner to tie it to the jar.
I am loving the look of the dressed up candle, I will be combining several challenges with my creation.
Challenges:
Cricut Circle