May 30, 2011

Vinyl Cricut Bug Head

This is my first project using my new Cricut Expression 2.  I wanted to make something simple but fun so I made this Cricut bug head with vinyl.   For this project I used the Cricut Decals cartridge which is preloaded on the E2. The bug head was cut at 3.75" and I layered the pink vinyl on top of the white.
I have only cut vinyl a couple of times with my regular Expression and have never layered it so I was very pleased with the way this came out.

May 26, 2011

Sweet 16

My daughter recently celebrated her Sweet 16.  I used my Expression to make some fun items for her birthday party.  I used the Sweet Treats cartridge to make her invitations.  I used the card feature at 5.5 inches.  The invitations were embossed with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder with a little bit of bling.
The cupcake toppers were also made from the Sweet Treats cartridge but were cut at 1.0 inch. The cupcake liner was cut from the Cupcake Wrappers Lite Cartridge along with the layer.  Although the layer is not necessary for making the cupcake liner, the white layer really made the silver liner stand out.
My very talented sister made this beautiful banner using the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge. The font for the banner is from the Storybook cartridge.
She not only made the "Happy Birthday" banner but also made a separate banner with my daughter's name.  She incorporated the cupcakes at the ends of the banner to stay with the whole cupcake theme. Here is a close up of one of the pieces of the second banner.
Finally, each of the party guests went home with a sweet treat of their own which were these delicious Hershey bars.  The Hershey bars were wrapped in silver paper and labeled with a sweet sentiment. Then a tag was attached with ribbon.  The tag was cut from the Celebrations cartridge.  More of the smaller cupcakes from the Sweet Treats cartridge were used to create the tags for the candy bars.

May 22, 2011

You & Me card

Welcome to my blog! I decided to create this blog to share my creations.  This is my first post, thanks for stopping by!
"You & Me" card
This card was cut using the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge.  The couple, heart and sentiment are all on the same cartridge.  This was an anniversary card that I made for my husband for our 20th Anniversary a couple of weeks ago!