Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas gift card holder

Merry Christmas to everyone!  I am looking forward to Christmas morning with my children.  My youngest is only 15 months so he doesn't know what to expect but I can't wait to see how he will react.  I think that it took a week for my oldest to open presents when she was that age.  Not anymore though!  That changes quickly.  But I will just enjoy the day with my family without any major responsibilities.  Just play time.

Here is one more Christmas card before the holiday.  I whipped up a few of these for the last minute gift cards that I bought.

The center section holds the gift card.  To make this, cut a piece of card stock 12 x 5.5" and score at 4.25', 6', and 7.75".  Fold on the score marks and fold the center section inward.  Cut a notch the width of the gift card so that you can slide it in.  Make sure that you add adhesive inside the flaps or the gift card will just fall out.  Doesn't make sense as I'm writing this but once you cut and score, it will make sense.

I decorated part of the inside with paper mostly because I dropped the ink pad and made a mess that needed to be covered ; /

I hope that this inspires you for your last minute gifts for Christmas or any other holiday.

 Remarkable wreaths stamp set was used for the cover of this card.  But it is very versatile for any occasion.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Little Pony party

My daughter turned 4 and she wanted a pony party.  Mostly because she wanted a pony on her cake like her cousin had a barbie on her cake.  It's not easy creating unique items for a My Little Pony party so I did buy a lot of items.  I thought that I would share what I got and how the party turned out.

Papa is a baker so he made the cake.  The most important things that she wanted on her cake were a rainbow and ponies.  So papa iced the cakes all up and put on the rainbow.  It broke a little in the process and he was disappointed.  She didn't care.  She decorated the rest and she was so excited that she got to do it.  What a great memory for her.

Did you  know that the little picture on the pony's butt is a cutie mark?  So this is pin the cutie mark on the pony.  A big hit with the birthday girl.

And the birthday girl got to decorate the treat bags.  I added a rainbow cut from the Create a Critter cartridge and added the kids names.  I found the barrettes, tattoos, and blowouts from  The pin a cutie mark on the pony also came from

I used the Cricut Craft Room to create this shape card for the birthday girl.  Sorry, I don't remember which cartridge the font came from.  To make this card, I copied the number 4 and then flipped the copy horizontally.  Then weld the top edges together to create the fold.  I then cut a slightly smaller 4 from the patterned paper to decorate the top.  Very simple and cute.