Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Tags

This weekend I spent time with friends in Michigan. As a small gift for everyone, I made boxes of gift tags.

I started by cutting several images using my Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge small enough to fit onto gift tags destined to fill the boxes. Each image was put together and Stickles glitter was added for fun. Red and green peppermint Baker's twine was threaded through the whole at the top and will be tied to each present for gift giving. I made 6 boxes and 6 different images so that each box contained 2 tags of each design - so 12 tags in each box.

It was a great project to get me into the Christmas spirit. Everyone loved getting a little something that was so unique and useful. Happy holidays!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Let it Snow!

Kids just love playing outside so why not let it snow in the classroom too! I made these classroom bulletin board decorations for a friend of mind who teaches Grade 2 students. At the same time the Cricut Cardz Challenge this week is to create something using the letter "S" and any cartridge. I certainly made lots of "S" objects - snowman, snowflakes, snow, skater, sled and students.

I cut most of the images from my Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge. There are a lot of fun images to choose from. The snowflakes were cut using Martha Stewart's snowflake punch. I pressed the snowflakes in VersaMark ink and then sprinkled them with Stampin Stuff Winter Wonderland opaque glitter which I set using a heat embossing tool.

The mittens were made a bit larger and I cut these from the Designer's Calendar cartridge. In the classroom, students can earn a mitten each time they do something nice for someone else. It's hard to keep students motivated the month before Christmas and every little bit of fun to keep them on track is helpful. I know they will love them.

Why not head over to Cardz TV with Mary and enter your creation into the Cricut Cardz Challenge. Don't forget - it has to be something beginning with the letter "S" and using any cartridge. So go have some fun!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Let's Give Thanks - Diamond Fold Card

The challenge this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge - Cardz TV with Mary is to make a card giving thanks. With the American Thanksgiving coming up in a couple of weeks, I thought I'd try something new. I've never made a diamond fold card but I thought I'd give it a whirl. I was very pleased with the results.

I started with some heavy weight patterned cardstock that I scored to enable the card to fold properly. I used my Martha Stewart score board which really made this task much easier and way more accurate. I then added some autumn designer paper from K & Company to the diamond shape as well as the side panels. Next I cut cornucopia and fruit images that I found on the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge which became the focus of the card. I used my Copic markers to add shading and dimension to the basket and the fruit. The last thing I added was the simple sentiment - So Thankful.

We are all truly thankful and privileged for all we have!