Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wild Card (Piggy Bank Money Holder)

This card is so cute.  It is from the Wild Card Cart.  I really have just started learning about this one it was a bit confusing. 

Here is what I did:  Using a card cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"

Cut Piggy Bank-at 3 1/2" on dial size. Press Shift, frame, and real dial size.  Look at the Frame page in your book and count over 9 spaces in the white part, 4th row down and press the piggybank.  Then Cut.

The Happy Shopping is cut at 2" on the real dial size again.  Look at he Phrase page and  Press phrase, second row 5 over in the white

It will cut a slit at the top to put your money in.  You need to use pop up strips to adhere it so you can fit the money in.  I didn't do that at first and couldn't get the money in.  I also ran the blue in the background through my cuttlebug.

Once you make it it will seem easier.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shower Favors/Gifts

I have been working on some ideas to try and do favors/gifts for the craft show.  My boss wants me to make a scrapbook of what I make to see if we can get customers to order anything.  I don't know about that but its fun to create.  My craft room is a mess just doing one project.  Then I have to clean it so I can do something else. 

Hershey Nugget Tin and Tic Tac Holder

See my other post for the Hershey nugget tins.

The Tic Tac Holder I measured about 4 5/8 x 3"
rounded the corners.  Put a bit of adhesive on the side of the tic tac holder and made a crease just by pressing the container.

I am also working on some cute Chirstmas Tags I will show you later this week.

Friday, August 13, 2010

More Coaster Post it Note Holders!

I am getting ready for a craft fair with my friend. There are so many different things I want to make but I figured I should just concentrate on making one thing at a time.  So these are what I am working on now.

I got the coasters from Michael's you get 8 for 1.00  in one package. They had sayings on it but I just covered it.  I found the best paper to use on these is the Self Adhesive paper from K & Company.  It sticks really easy and is easy to work with.

I took some colored ink and run it along the sides to match the paper.  I found the fancy clips at Michael's too on clearance.  Plus I had an extra 25% off coupon.  So those came out really cheap.    The other clips are the black ones you can get at Staples and I used some of the matching paper and put it on the clip with a ribbon tied on top.  As for the post it notes I got them at BJ's a jumbo package.  Then I actually split each pad in half.  If I put the glued side down I covered it so it wouldn't ruin the paper on the coaster. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wild Card Cartridge

I made a 40th anniversary card for a party that I am going to on Saturday. 

I used the Wild Card Cartridge:


White cardstock cut at  5 1/2" This card is on the 1st line  the 4th one in. cut at 5 1/2"- press cut
liner at 5 1/2" press cut. ( the black and silver part)

the center where the opening is I just put a wedding cake dimensional sticker that I had and used the piece of the liner for the inside that was left on the cricut mat.

This card could be used for anything, birthdays, thank you's very versitale. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Great Giveaway at Sarah Pink Cricut

Sarah is coming out with 5 stamp sets that go with the new cartridges that are coming out soon .  Check her blog and the stamp sets in her store to win  Just post it on your blog and send Sarah an Email.  You can never have enough cute stamps.

Thanks Sarah for the great giveway!!  Good luck everyone!

Check out her store to see the selection of stamps she is offering.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tea light flower candle lollypops

This picture here is the back of the lollypop.

I am doing a craft fair in the fall so I was searching online for ideas. I saw a lolly pop candle but they had a stick coming out of the side of the candle.  Which I didn't like. So I searched good old Your tube and sure enough someone had made a similar one. Dawn from Stampin up. Link is below.   I stuck a lollypop stick behind the candle and covered it with a scallop punch so it looks like a flower and covers the stick.

This lollypop is is a tea light candle:


lollypop stick
tea light candle
glue dots/glue gun
cello lollypop wrapper
tag using Very Merry Tags on the Cricut cut at 2 1/4"
scallop punch 1 3/4"  ( that is the biggest punch I had)  2" punch might look nice too.

I punched out a scallop punch at 1 3/4" to glue behind the candle  which also hides the stick.  I put a bit of glue on the inside cup of the candle holder because they fall out when standing.  The glue dots seem to hold it in place.  The scallop punch gave the look of a flower.  Put it in the bag., tied the tag on and then tied the ribbon on it. These would make great favors for weddings too.  I am going to stamp on them, enjoy, for you, etc  Here is the You tube video that I found last night.  She has awesome videos Dawn from Stampin Up.