Monday, February 22, 2010

Cricut Cat Homemade Valentines

I started to make Valentines with my daughter and then my son wanted to make his. This is what we came up with. He wanted a cat and he outlines all the features with a pen and used a stamp pad and Qu-tip to fill in the nose and mouth. He did a really good job. I usually don't get to make things like this with my boys, but sometimes I forget how much they like arts and crafts too.

Lovely Lion Valentine Box

We made this for my son's Valentine Party at school. We used an oatmeal container, toilet paper tubes, and craft paper. The Lion's Mane is made using hearts. Great way to incorporate hearts into a design. I found this on the Cricut Message board. What a fun idea and kids can make this and it didn't cost us a lot of money.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

These purses hold a Hershey Nugget. They are tiny and so simple to make. I made them for my daughter's birthday party. How sweet!

Here is a link to directions on how to make these Nugget Purses. This blog is for a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love all of her tutorials and videos.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

School Inchie Swap

I joined a swap for 'School Theme Inchies' and came up with these. The edges are all brushed with a brown stamp pad to make them look a little rustic. I used my George Cricut Cartridge to cut out the star and the letter A. It was harder to come up with school inspiration because I do not have stamps or a school cartridge. I actually thought about this until the last minute and finally came up with this layout. I was happy with how they turned out and can't wait to see how the rest of the swap members did.
In all I made 200 inchies for two seperate swaps. I am glad I took the time to learn how to do inchies. I have joined swaps to learn different techniques and to be inspired by other crafters. So far I have learned a lot and really appreciate all the helpful people out there.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kids Inchies

This was the first time I made inchies. I had read about them and saw a chance to join a swap. I had no idea what to make at first, but decided that since I had a little girl I should make little girl inchies. These would go on so many of my pages. I used the cricut to make the butterfly and flower. Then I used a tiny punch of my daughter's to make flower cut outs on the green paper and added pink to the background. It was a lot of work. I made 50 of each, plus a few extras. My thumb was killing me from the dollar store hole punch, but I love how they turned out.

Valentine Paper Doll Swap

I just got the Paper Doll Dress-up Cartridge for my Cricut. I love it. These dolls were made for a Valentine Paper Doll 3x3 Swap I was in. My five year old daughter helped me design them. She chose the dress, the paper for the dress, and the hairstyle and color. I love how they turned out. I had been making 4 inch dolls and decided that 3 inches is perfect for these dolls. I will start making all of mine in 3 inch from now on.
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