Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Coal alternative

Hard to find coal for a gag gift?  Try snowman poop instead.  Cute enough even for someone not on the naughty list.

 I did not come up with this cute gift on my own.  I'm not that creative... but I am good at following directions and coming up with my own masterpiece.  Check out this blog for directions and templates.  She did a great job explaining how to make them.  You can also get the file to print out the poem at the correct size.

I used scrap paper that I had in my scrap drawers and a snowman stamp that I had in my collection.  A little ribbon and pack of tic tacs and you've to a very cute gift for a coworker, neighbor, or friend.  have fun creating your own.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Masculine pop up card

I am so on a roll with making more masculine cards that I am now having trouble making girly cards.  help!  Well, at least I will have a good stash for when I need them.  Because usually I cannot create a card for a man when needed.

I have a link to directions on a previous post on how to make the pop up part.  I never have the gift card envelope to put in here so I just made one and punched a half circle on the top so that you could remove the card.  These cards look great and involved but are so easy to make.

Products used:
Chantilly Paper pack                             Card Chatter - Birthday                 Chantilly assortment


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Happy birthday to you...

I'm at it again...another non girly card.

The background paper is embossed and lightly sanded.  Because CTMH card stock has a white core, the white shows through when sanded.

Don't forget about the special in the new winter gift guide.  Purchase $100 in CTMH product and earn a free product.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Masculine card

I needed some masculine cards to add to my card stash.  This is a real challenge for me since feminine cards are so easy.  Just add a bow or flower and it's adorable.  So here is my masculine card.  I really like how it turned out.  It can be made with any scrap paper left around.  Can even make it girly too ;)

The paper is from an old paper pack I had laying around.  Not sure where the Happy Birthday stamp came from since I have a ton of them.  I just pulled out all of my blue ink pads and stamped on a scrap piece of paper.  Then put them in order from lightest to darkest.  The second stamp is mounted on matching blue paper and attached with foam tape to give some dimension.  I stamped the horizontal stripes along the side and added paper strips along it.

You can find the stamp set for the diagonal stamp here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Let it snow....

Snow actually stuck on the ground today so I'm showcasing a cup with a winter scene.  I am really not ready for the snow yet but I did see a lot of Christmas decorations and I'm starting to warm up to the holidays.

The Tree is cut from Create A Critter 2.  The snowflakes are from Art Philosophy.  You can purchase the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut collection here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A big Thank You to our Veterans

My little one enjoyed the Veteran's Day parade and saluted the soldiers as they walked past.  Thank You to our Veterans for everything you have done for our country!

Now on to crafting!  Still busy here getting ready for a craft show.  I've made a bunch of new cards but haven't had time to take pics yet.  So here is another decorated cup.  I love decorating with vinyl!  There are so many possibilities.  If you are new to vinyl, do a search on you tube for a few tutorials.  It's really easy.  I promise.

 I used the create a critter cartridge for this cute reindeer and Christmas lights.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

World's best teacher

Hi everyone.  I haven't been able to post much lately because life has been crazy.  Kids were sick most of October and I have been using every spare minute to get ready for a craft show next week.  Iknow that I've shared my decorative cups before but I came up with a couple more designs for the craft show.  Here's one of them.

It is so easy to cut vinyl with the cricut.  Set everything to 3 and cut!  You will need transfer tape to remove the images from the mat and place them onto the cup.  Have fun.