Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Welcome to Scrappy and Piggy and the CookingWithCricut.com “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Holly at http://ribbonsandglue.blogspot.com you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to CookingWithCricut.com and start at the beginning.
Today’s hop is all about Thanksgiving decorations – for your home and table. I made this crazy looking Turkey Treat Box using the Sweet Treats Boxes cartridge.
I saw a woman that used this box to make the birds from Angry Birds (they looked awesome) and I thought well if you can use it to make birds, you can use it to make a turkey. This box is actually the ice cream cone/cupcake box. I just cut the 2 top pieces and I cut them at 10.5 inches. This is my first time to use this cartridge and the scoring can be a little tricky. Scotch tape came in really handy! After I had my turkey body put together, I cut the feather layer from Create A Critter. I trimmed off the feet and attached them to the bottom of the box, then I kind of folded the feathers around the back of the box. For the face I punched some black circles and added some large wiggly eyes. I cut the beak and the turkey wobbly thingy from Animal Kingdom. I hope you have enjoyed my turkey box.
Now it's your turn! Link up your Thanksgiving project at CookingWithCricut.com. Here are a few guidelines:
Must follow the challenge topic and use one of the free files provided at CWC.
Must be a NEW project for this challenge. No back dated posts please.
Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
Must HAVE FUN!
You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!
The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prizes being offered in this hop. There is also a prize for just leaving us a comment on the CWC blog. One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower. Each prize winner will receive a $10 gift voucher-download from PaperCraftingWorld.com.
Now head on over to visit Larelyn at http://handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com to see what they’ve cooked up for you!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Honeypop paper is one of my favorite new products. I love pop up cards and this stuff makes some great ones. Honeypop paper is honeycomb tissue paper. There are stamps that are made to coordinate with the honeypop paper and they are adorable. For my first card I chose the stamp set Cupcake Birdy.
The paper for this card is from the Echo Park. I stamped the little bird with the cherry in its mouth and colored it with my copic markers. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from the Cupcake Birdy set. Here is a picture of the inside of the card.
When you open the card, the cupcake spreads out. The stamp set also comes with a stamp of half a cupcake to stamp on the honeypop paper. The paper has a black arrow on it to show you which direction to stamp your image. You need to make sure the arrows on your stamp are going the same direction as the arrow on the paper. You also need to leave a 1/8 of an inch channel for the honeypop paper to fit into. Since I made a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card, I scored mine at the 1/8 of inch mark just to the left and right of the 4 1/4 mark. So find you center point and then score 1/8 on either side of that. The directions said to score at 4 3/16 and 4 5/16 but my scoring boards don't do 16ths so this is the solution I came up with.
I love this technique so much, I wanted to try a Christmas card with it. For the background paper on this card I printed one of the paper patterns from the Santa’s Village imagine cartridge on some kraft cardstock. This gives it a vintage feel which is perfect for the images on this cartridge. I added a poinsettia and an image of Santa checking his list.
I had a pack of green honeypop paper and thought I would try to make my own Christmas tree. I drew half a Christmas tree on the paper and cut it out. It worked!
I had so much fun with these projects. The best tip I have for using the honeypop paper is to have some good scissors. The paper is pretty thick.
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Monday, November 7, 2011
My first project is this adorable cupcake shaped card. I cut the card at 5 1/2 inches and then cut the actual cupcake and it's layers at the same size. This worked great and the card base served as a shadow for the layered image. I finished the card with some googly eyes which are perfect for this cartridge because most of the images have faces on them. If you are not a fan of the faces, you could definitely hide them with your Gypsy, Design Studio or in the Cricut Craft Room.
For my next project I used one of the images by itself. I chose this piece of pie and decided to make it look like pumpkin pie. This makes a great Thanksgiving card. Once again I used googly eyes on the piece of pie and added the image to the card with an action wobble to give it some movement.
Next I decided to make two of the decor items from the cartridge. The hot pink pillow box is the decor item from the pennant cut on page 45. I cut it at "fit to page" which ended up being 5 3/4 inches -- a really nice size. You could fill this box with some candy and a gift card and give it to someone for their birthday. That would be much more exciting than just putting the gift card in an envelope. I decorated my box with a birthday cake, but you could easily change the cake to the graduation cap or the stork and use it for whatever you need.
The other decor item I made is this little pink polka dotted favor box. This is the decor cut from the streamers image on page 40. I also cut this at "fit to page" and it ended up being 2 1/2 inches. This is the perfect size to use as a little candy favor box to put on the table at a shower or birthday party. I have only touched the tip of the iceberg with this cartridge. As I mentioned before it also has a font letters and number with and without a little flame on the top. You can also make a shaped card out of the numbers and letters. The number shaped cards would be perfect for a child's birthday. I hope I have inspired you to take a look at the Something to Celebrate cartridge and see what you can make with it.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
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