Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wall-E Card

I love the Wall-E cut from the Cricut Disney Best of Pixar cartridge and used it on this simple card:

The sentiment was cut from Doodletype cartridge.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Glam Witch Hat Home Decor

The third challenge for the Cricut Circle’s Canadian Online Swarm  is to create a home d├ęcor project using chipboard and Cricut cut flowers

Here’s what I came up with:

I cut the cone from the Artiste Cartridge from poster board and folded in the little scallops across the top of the cone and used this to adhere it upside down on the circle.  The base of the hat is chipboard (a cereal box) with the poster board layered on top.  It is a little hard to see, but the entire hat is covered with glitter
Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut  Close to My Hear - Artiste  Cartridge (Flower and Cone)
Cricut Craft Room Basics Cartridge (Circle)
Martha Stewart Glitter - Onyx

Silver Spider from Pier 1 Imports
Spider Web Confetti pieces from the dollar store.
Cereal Box and Black Poster Board
Ribbon from my Stash
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Purpel & Teal Christmas Card

I'm not sure anyone is still reading this blog as I haven't posted in forever, but I'm still here.

I promised to do host a challenge for the online Canadian Swarm on the Cricut Circle Message Board, so the challenge I came up with is:

Create one of the following using at least one Cricut cut:
(1) a project for Halloween without using green, purple, yellow or orange in the project; or
(2) a project of Thanksgiving without using orange, brown, red or golden yellow in the project; or
(3) a project for Christmas without using any green, red or pure white in the project. [Off whites like a beige can be used.]
Note: you may use a prohibited colour if the shade is not traditional (for example, lime green in a Christmas project or soft lilac in a Halloween project).

And here's my sample project - a Christmas card in purple and teal:

I punched a lot (sorry I didn't count) purple branches using a Martha Stewart branch punch which I layered over a tree cut from the Cricut Craftroom Basics cartridge to create the tree for the focal point of the card. I'm not sure how I feel about a purple Christmas tree (even though I love purple), but I'm hoping it might be loved by someone who is not a fan of traditional Christmas colors.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut Craftroom Basics Cartridge (tree)
Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge (fancy label)
DCWV - the Saffron Stack patterned paper
Recollections solid paper
Gold paper scrap from my stash
Recollections card base (A2 size)
Art Minds Embellishment (tree topper)
Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons Embossing Folder
Dollar Store Rhinestones & sequins
Celebrate It Wired Edge Ribbon
Martha Stewart Branch Punch

Thanks for checking out my card.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Over the Hill Diaper Cake

I'm a little nervous how our friend Art is going to react to his 50th birthday "cake":

It is either going to be a great source of amusement or we are never being invited over again.

Did you know that there are different types of adult incontinence products?  I didn't (guess that's a good thing).  I had intended to buy the underwear style which looks more like a baby's diaper, but grabbed a package of guard pad style because it was cheaper.  It wasn't until I opened the package that I realized my mistake, so I just decided to go with it  as I didn't want to waste my purchase.

I hot glued an empty coffee can to the center of my tray as a base for the cake.  I then unwrapped the individual pads, rolled them like a jelly roll  (adhesive strips to the inside where it wouldn't show) and wrapped an elastic around the center of each roll.  The  bottom layer of the cake was made with these individual rolls which were arranged around the coffee can  and held in place by an large elastic .  The top layer of the case is more rolls held together by an elastic.

The two layers of cake are held together by bamboo skewers (just like dowels in a real cake) to which I attached  mesh ribbon and a over the hill tombstone  as a topper.  The elastics holding together the rolls of guard pads are hidden using black grosgrain ribbon.  I attached four "Happy Birthday Art" cuts (welded using Cricut CraftRoom) to the ribbon on the bottom layer and three "50" cuts to the ribbon on the top layer of the cake.

Around the cake, I added various senior products such as reading glasses, pill dispenser, denture cleaning products, tums and hemorrhoid cream.

I also took a empty baby food jar to which I added some marbles, decorated with vinyl to read "Old Geezer Lost Marble Replacements" as an additional senior product for the cake.

I also added a vinyl label to the denture bath (to help identify what the item was).

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut  Over the Hill Cartridge
Cricut  San Serif Cartridge ("Denture Bath" label)

Cricut  Lyrical Labels Cartridge (lost marbles label)
16" Disposble Aluminium  Foil Catering Tray

Empty Coffee Can
Emplty baby food jar
spray paint (jar lid)
Poster board (tombstone topper)
Card stock from my stash
Celebrate It Black Mesh Ribbon
Celebrate It 360 Black Grosgain Ribbon
Bamboo Skewers
Hot glue
Silver vinyl scraps from my stash
Black vinyl scraps from my stash
Various Senior Products

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Altered Polka Dot Clock

My mother loves polka dots, so I altered a clock for her using some polka dot paper from my stash.


Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut San Serif Cartridge (numbers)
Cricut CraftRoom Basic Cartridge (background circle)
10" Clock
Card Stock from my stash
Krylon Spray Paint for Plastic