Friday, December 16, 2011

Toadally So Cool

I made these two cards for my teenage nephews.  I always give them money for Christmas and wanted to make them cards to put it in. I wanted something not so specifically "Christmas-y".  So I decided on my go-to cartridge Create A Critter.  It also works with My Pink Stamper's <------- (see link) challenge to make a Christmas card that was non-traditional. 

These are both 4.25 X 5.5 inch cards.  The penguin and frog were both cut from Create A Critter at 3.75 inches.  The "U R" is from Close to My Heart's Alphabets set and the "So Cool" and "Toad-ally Fabulous" are from My Pink Stamper's Punny-licious stamps.  I added big googly eyes to the toad after I took the picture.

I also stamped the inside with My Pink Stamper's Christmas Wishes set with a stamp that says "Merry Christmas".

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper

Notice the link to your left?  I was so fortunate to stumble across this web site when I first started out with my Cricut.  I have learned so much from her and highly recommend checking out her video archive, especially if you are new to Cricut.
Robyn is an inspirational person not only in crafting but in her personal views.  She is planning some great things for her 12 Days of Christmas, including some give-aways!!!  Don't miss it - I sure won't!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

More Christmas cards

Variations on a theme

I did several color combinations of this card and made several of each combination!

The Merry Christmas is from Martha Stewart's Seasonal Art cartridge on page 73.  These are all 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 cards.  The holly leaf on the striped card is from Joys of the Season on page 69.

This is the other color variation I did on the Globe card that I previously posted.  For details check the earlier post!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Imagine update

I received my replacement cartridge today and it worked!!! My Imagine is up and running!  Now I have this new wonderful crafting resource at my disposal and I am having crafter's block!?!   Guess I better visit all the great blogs and try to be inspired!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Merry Christmas Glass Block

My first glass block.  I am really happy with the way this turned out.  Every member of my family came in and said, " That's nice. Where did you buy it?".  I got to say, "Buy?  I made it!".

I bought the clear glass block at Hobby Lobby and sprayed it with Rust-o-leum Frosted Glass spray.
I cut the designs out in dark green vinyl.  The Merry Christmas is from Martha Stewart's Seasonal Cake Art on page 73.  I love the scripted look of this and have used it on some of my Christmas cards this year also.  The holly leaf is from Joys of the Season and is the shift image on page 69.  I added some xmas red stickles for the berries.  Then a small strand (30) white lights.

Thinking about making some more for Christmas gifts.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Katy's Onesie

I made my granddaughter a Christmas Tree Onesie. 

I saw this idea on another blog and I tried and tried to find it again to give credit, but haven't been able to get back to it yet.  She had gotten the idea from someone else also, so it's out there somewhere.

Some ribbon and some Fabri-Tac and you have an adorable christmas tree.  My tree is not perfect but I think it will be adorable on Katy.  Hopefully it will wash up well, but won't have to go through too many washings.

This was quick, easy, fun and turned out simply adorable.  I appreciate all of the other bloggers sharing their great ideas.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy ;)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snow Globe

Christmas card #3.  This is a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 sized card.  The snow globe is from page 50 of the Joys of the Season cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4 inches.  The silhouette is from A Child's Year on page 57 and cut at 2 1/2 inches.

The back ground paper is from 25 Days of Christmas by Little Yellow Bicycle.  The silver metallic paper of the base cut is from Paper Trey Ink as is the metallic dark blue of the silhouette.  The white glitter (globe layer, can't really tell it is glitter from the photo) paper is from DCWV Christmas & Winter Glitter Card Stock Matstack.  I used the plastic from a case that a Cricut cartridge came in to simulate the glass of the globe.
The Merry Christmas is from My Pink Stamper's Christmas Wishes set.
I am happy with the way this card turned out and plan to make a few more of these, perhaps with different colors for the base and background.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Merry Christmas Wreath

Card # 2.  For this card I used the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.  It is a 5.5 X 5.5 card.
I cut the wreath from page 43 at 4.75" from paper from the DCWV Holiday Collection.  I cut the layers from red glitter from DCWV Christmas & Winter Collection Glitter Cardstock Matstack.  I also cut the Merry Christmas from page 73 from the same red glitter at 1.25".

For the inside I used a Stampin' Up stamp that I have had for a couple years from a set called Heard from the Heart.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I finally decided that I should probably start on Christmas cards.  I just haven't been in the right frame of mind.  I keep looking at my cartridges and stamps for inspiration.  Finally I decided on the angel on the Joys of the Season (page 53).  Then it started to come together and I am pleased with the way it turned out.

The paper is from DCWV Holiday Collection that I have had a couple of years.  The star is also from the same page as the angel on Joys of the Season.  The Peace is from the Cindy Loo cartridge (page 72).  I used to look at all the word art for Peace.  This is a great resource for searching for images on your cricut cartridges.   I added some gold cording.  After I took the picture, I actually unfrayed the ends of the cords for a half inch or so to make it look like a tassel

I looked through my stamps for one that would go with the Peace on the front and found this one.  It's from a set I bought from Paper Trey Ink last year..  Somehow I lost the name to the set so I am not sure.  It is a large set with over a dozen stamps.  The mat is also from the Cindy Loo cartridge (I was too lazy to look through other cartridges and change it in the machine ; ] ). It is the shadow image on page 70.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)