Monday, September 11, 2017

Bee Family Frame

My husband's birthday is coming up at the end of the month.  I already got him one large gift to cover all the events he will be missing, but I wanted to be able to send him something while he is away.  So, I made a picture frame and put a picture of the three of us in it for him to enjoy.

I used the "insert shape" feature in Cricut Design Space to create all the hexagons.  I sized them at 2" and cut them out of three different patterns of card stock.  I then covered the frame with them.  Once the frame was covered I put a layer of matte Mod Podge on the frame to seal it.

The beehive is from SVG Cutting Files and all the bees are from Lettering Delights.

The words are from the Cricut.  Bee is from "Live Simply" and family is from "Dr. Checkup."

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Baby Thank You

Last week I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.  He is now 6 days old and I managed to get some time in the craft room to make a quick card to send to the amazing hospital staff.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.  I cut mats from different patterned card stock.

The stork and baby image is from the "9 Months" Cricut cartridge.  I used Peachy Keen face stamps for the eyes of both the baby and the stork.

The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Some Bunny Special

This time I decided to use the tag feature on the "Wrap It Up" Cricut cartridge to create this cute gift tag.  It would work for a birthday, Mother's Day, or even Easter.  The back is blank to personalize it for whatever event I want to use it for.

I cut the white layer twice and on one of them I cut out just the fence.  I then embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked it a little with some Distress Ink.

The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom.  I added a twine tie at the top and also a twine bow.

The bunny and grass are both metal dies from Jaded Blossom.  I finished it off with some gem flowers.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Worm Birthday Wishes

I used the card feature from the "Wrap It Up" cartridge today to make this fun apple shaped card.

I made my card and cut the green portion twice.  I then trimmed off just the leaf to give me a second one.  I glued the center down and used a double layer of foam tape at both edges to pop it up.  The apple and the leaf are both inked with Distress Inks.

I decided to have a cute little worm coming out of the bite in the apple.  He is an svg from Lettering Delights.  I inked his lightest layer up with a light layer of Distress Ink.

The tag is a metal die from Jaded Blossom.  I stamped on a sentiment from Paper Smooches.  I wrapped the stem with some twine and used the same twine to tie a bow to put on my tag.  The bottom of the tag is adhered with foam tape for a little dimension.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Music to My Ears

I decided to use "Wrap It Up" again on today's project.  This time I made a gift card holder.

The gift card holder and its mats were made with Jaded Blossom dies.  I also used stamps from them for the gift card grid and all the sentiments.

The headphones are the cut I used from "Wrap It Up" and the music notes are from "Groovy Times."  I used twine to create a cord for the headphones.  I also added some glossy accents to the red parts of the headphones.

Friday, July 21, 2017

White Wedding

As I was looking through the images on the "Wrap It Up" Cricut cartridge yesterday, when I made the treat bag, I saw this bride image and wanted to make a wedding card using it.

The card is a z-fold card and is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I made the card base of white card stock and cut the heart patterned card stock 1/4" smaller for both the top and inner mats.

I used a die from Jaded Blossom to cut the rectangles for the sentiments.  The outer sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  The inner sentiment is from a wooden stamp I have had in my stash for years.

I added some Stickles to the veil and sequins to the bouquet.  I also used some stick-on pearls for the the necklace.  I finished it off with an enamel heart in the corner.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Spooky Treats

I ordered a bunch of stamps from Jaded Blossom and they arrived the other day.  I decided to use one of the stamp sets to make a project, so I made this Halloween treat bag. 

I thought this spider web patterned card stock was perfect for the bag.

The treat bag and the jack-o-lantern are both from the "Wrap It Up" Cricut cartridge.  I used foam tape to adhere the jack-o-lantern.  I also added crackle accents to the stem and glossy accents to the face.

The banner and tag are both cut with Jaded Blossom dies and stamped with Jaded Blossom stamps.  I added a twine bow and some sequins to finish it all off.  I used a double layer of foam tape in the middle of the banner for some dimension.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tropical Penguin

I am participating in a card swap this month and the theme is tropical cards.  This is what I made to send to my partner.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  The yellow mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and the wave patterned mat is cut with a Jaded Blossom die.

Both the island and the surfer penguin are from SVG Cutting Files.  I added some glossy accents to the sunglasses and some Stickles to the waves.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom.

I cut another yellow mat and used the same Jaded Blossom die for the wave patterned paper.  I used another Jaded Blossom die for the white mat and two of their stamps for the sentiment.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Shaped Birthday Card

I made this birthday card to send to my husband while he is deployed.

I used the Cricut to create my shaped card.

The word "happy" was cut six times and adhered together.  This gives is the same dimension you would see if I had used foam tape, but since the letters were too narrow I couldn't actually use foam tape.

I added glossy accents, glitter, and some gems to liven it up a bit.


So, my husband deploys soon and that means he misses all our big days: Anniversary, his birthday, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday, and the birth of our son.  This has happened before, minus the birth of our son part, and I just give him one big gift before he goes.  So, I made this card to cover all the bases.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.  I used a die from Jaded Blossom to cut the white mat.  I then used stamps from Jaded Blossom to cover the mat with the days he will be missing.  I used another stamp from them for the word "happy" and fussy cut it out.  The banner and sentiment on it are from the Cricut.  I used the write function to write the word on the banner before it was cut out.

Both the sentiment and the banner were adhered with foam tape for dimension.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


This is the final card I made to send to my husband while he is deployed.  Well, the last one for today at least.

This is a shaped card that I created using a cloud shape that I got from "Groovy Times."  I embossed with white layer with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The sentiment is from My Craft Spot.

The swirly cloud is from "When I Was a Kid."  The sun is from "Sesame Street Seasons."  I used a face stamp from Peachy Keen on the sun.

Space Cadet

Here is another one of the cards I made to send my husband while he is deployed.

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of white card stock.  I used a die from Jaded Blossom to cut a white mat.  I then embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

All the images are from Paper Smooches.  I colored them in and adhered them to the card.  The blue/green planet and the top part of the rocket are adhered with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.