Thursday, February 25, 2010

This weeks Challenge over at Frosted Designs

Our challenge this week was to incorporate our

own handwriting in a project. I choose to make
the cake box from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More.
And add a simple post it note pad to match.

The cake box was cut at 9". The flowers were cut
using Accent Essentials. At 3 different sizes,
inked and then ran through the Cuttlebug
using the dots folder. Yes, there is Bling in the
center of the flowers. The lace on the sides
is the Martha Stewart lace punch. It too was
ran through the cuttlebug and then inked. The
dripping frosting is another Martha Stewart
punch called drippy goo.

The paper for the post it note pad is from
the DCWV Sweet Stack. I thought it was
a perfect match with it being chocolate
brown and having the lace on the side.

I made this sign for my Grandpa's Birthday Party.
I used the Hello Kitty font for the words and
Celebrations for the balloons and party hats.
The sign was 82 x 22.

In the middle of the two stars they have
peppermint patty. The star is cut
from Doodlecharms and then embossed
it with the swirl folder.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This weeks Challenge over at Frosted Designs

Our challenge this week was to use both polka dots and plaids.

This was a very unusual challenge for me. Because I never
thought those two prints could go together. But, as you
can tell I got them to work out great!!

Once again I used one of my favorite carts
Doodlecharms for the cupcake. And the dots folder
for the cuttlebug. I used my Martha Stewart score board
to make the lines on the cupcake for the wrapper. And
then ink calked it with white to make it stand out better.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I made 10 of these little boxes for my
daughters teachers and staff at school.
This little box holds 3 Ghirardelli chocolate squares.
These are so easy to make! You can get the directions here:
These are the Valentines my 9 year old helped me
make to give out to all of her friends. We made
40 of them. 34 of them were for just her class.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This weeks Challenge over at Frosted Designs

Our challenge this week was to use a star.
I decided to use this challenge to make my
Grandpa his 85th Birthday card.

I used a paper pack from Autumn Leaves by
Rhonna Farrer. I received this paper as a gift from
a friend on the Cricut Message board. So, I am not
sure where she got it from. The letters and stars were
cut out from the Cricut cart Doodletype. The stars and
background were embossed using the cuttlebug folders.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This weeks Challenge over at Frosted Designs

The challenge was to make a valentine
without using pink or red. So, I decided
why not purple and brown? Purple is one
of my very favorite colors.

This was the first time I used my sewing
machine on a card and I really like how
it turned out. And of course I had to
use some Bling.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My sister has a friend who bought a Cricut for Christmas.
So, for her birthday present I will be teaching
her and a few of her closest friends how to
make the following projects.

The first project is the Cake Box from
Tags Bags Boxes & More.

I used the flower cut from Accent Essentials.
The border was made with the Martha Stewart
Lace punch and embossed with the
Dots Cuttlebug folder.

The second project is a simple Post-It note pad.

The third and forth projects will be cards.
This one was made with the Accent Essentials cart
for the flourish and Doodlecharms for the hearts.
I use the Cuttlebug to emboss the background strip
with the Swirl folder and the Dots folder for the hearts.

Pop dotted them to give more depth.

The background was embossed with the
Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder. The cupcake
is from Doodlecharms. The candle was
embossed with the bubble folder and the
frosting is embossed with the Dots folder.
I scored the bottom to look like the cupcake
liner. I also ink calked around the blue,
over the background and the dots.

Pop dotted for more depth. Added a ribbon
for softness.