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Friday, August 19, 2011

Yummy Chocolate Cake Gift Box

This was so fun to make for the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut, which was to make a project with a cupcake (or other baked good) on it. I love chocolate and saw how a friend of mine had used gathered ribbon on a cupcake project and loved it. I sewed a basting stitch down the center of a length of ribbon, gathered it, and hot glued it on, tucking the ends under. I painted a wood ball red and stickled it after it dried. Wasn't sure about a stem, but I think it looks yummy without it. The box is off of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. It opens in the back and I used just one mini glue dot to hold it closed.

It cut at 9", and it's a pretty good size for a small gift. Have a fab weekend my friends!
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Baseball Layouts

Here is my newest baseball layout I made for the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge this week. I don't have all my pictures printed yet so I am waiting to add those. It feels so great to complete a premade layout, though, just waiting for me. The cuts are from Life's A Party:

I thought I'd take the chance to show you a few other simple baseball layouts I've done in the past as inspiration for any other baseball moms out there (cuts from Sports Mania):

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Campin' Critters Sign for a Camper

I've been wanting to start decorating my camper a little as my family is loving the opportunities we get to get away from it all. I received Campin' Critters in the mail last week and when I saw the tag challenge (p. 89 of Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More) at MAG Challenge by the Page, I knew what I wanted to make:

I cut it on Fit to Page and it cut at 11 1/2". I didn't have any dark gray cardstock for the porcupine so I improvised and chalked the light gray cardstock, which gives it a really soft look. Wiggle eyes and a little pink pearl nose make him look even sweeter.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

My sweet, creative little girl made me a present last week and has patiently waited until today to give it to me. I knew she was using tp tubes, but that was it! She made me a functional treasure chest that ties closed.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bubble Gum Hello

Isn't this a fun, shaped card from the Cutting Cafe? It comes with tons of great digital stamps, too. I had a great time choosing buttons to make it colorful and dimensional. I also embossed the "metal plates" with the cuttlebug.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Once Upon a Princess Rainbow-Shaped Card

8/15/11 Correction: So, last night, my daughter pointed out to me that this rainbow is actually on the Once Upon a Princess cart, not Paisley!  :)

I just love rainbows and so I really enjoyed joining in on the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge this week to make a shaped card. I love using Design Studio to do this with the "flip" and "weld" features. The first time I forgot to "hide" the cuts so I'd be able to stamp my PKS faces and I made it anyway, and it's really cute,

but I just think the PKS take it to a whole new level of cuteness! Do you agree?

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

If Friends...Card

I found this fun challenge at M A G Challenge by the Page. It's also perfect for the friendship challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut. For the M.A.G. Challenge, you can only use the specific cartridge and page, but I love the inspiration. This week was a challenge from Plantin Schoolbook. Here's my card:

I immediately thought of this sentiment and of using my button stash. I used wire cutters to cut off the shanks where necessary. Even the the cute little bee was in my button stash. I don't like to use buttons too much in my scrapbooking cause they're so bulky, but they're perfect for cards!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Ice Cream Cone Mini Album

I made this yummy mini album fir the challenge at BBTB2. I used the ice cream cone from Stretch Your Imagination.
First, I used the blackout feature and cut out the ice cream cone at 8". I don't have cereal boxes, so I used boxes from granola bars.

The boxes are rather small, so I used the "center point" feature to help me squeeze that shape on the box diagonally. You just put the blade in the center of where you want your image. This is also
how I did the tag. I stamped the sentiment on there and then used this feature to cut it out:

I cut out 6 cones from the boxes:

Then I cut out 6 cones from cardstock, then 6 more using the flip feature for the backs of the pages:

I embossed the cone with the cuttlebug:

Used some flowers from my stash and stickles on the cherry:

I also used Puffy Paint to embellish the tag:

I love that stamp from Scrappy Moms Stamps!

I think this will be a great excuse to host an ice cream social for the kids. I can see cutting their little faces into circles to use on each page...we better make invitations!

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