Red, White, & Blue Cricut Crawl!

Hey guys, do you like a good Blog Hop? Well, then head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog on Monday, July 1st, to join us for our Red, White, and Blue Cricut Crawl (our version of a Blog Hop)! We have a great Design Team who are very talented so you don’t want to miss this one!
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See you soon!

Bride & Groom Boxes

As promised, I’m back to share the wedding boxes that I made to go with the cards for the Fantabulous Challenge blog yesterday. These were so easy to make and so cute when they were put together!

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Both of these are cut from Tie the Knot. I cut both out at 10” but after putting them together, they each measure about 4” tall. They were very easy to put together and my only problem was to decide when to stop embellishing them, LOL!

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I used American Craft cardstock (one of my favorites to cut with my Cricut – it cuts so well!). For the bride, I ran the front of the dress through my Cuttlebug with the Acanthus embossing folder by Anna Griffin, inked the scalloped layer at the top with pink, and added some bling to the top. Don’t you just love that bling? The color looks so much better in real life. It’s called iridescent and made by Recollections.

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For the groom, I added small pearls for the buttons and bow tie, and a piece of the same bling that I used on the brides dress on the lapel.

Both of these boxes would make great wedding favors or even as a gift box for a small gift or gift card. I really love this cart and wish I had had it (and my Cricut) many years ago when I knew more people getting married! There is even a Vegas image which is perfect since that is where I was married many moons ago!

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time, Happy Crafting!


Wedding Card(s)! - Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #165

Decisions, decisions, decisions!!! One of the things I love about crafting is creating something and tweaking it to make it your own – putting your own spin on it! I love to make things, leave them out for a while, and then after looking at it over a few days, I may like to change a thing or two on it. You know what I mean! But when you have deadlines to meet, that may not always be possible – at least not right away. So that leads me to why I have TWO wedding cards for our challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. We had to create a wedding card or gift and after I made my card (plus a couple of bride & groom gift boxes), taking my photos and uploading them, I started to have that nagging feeling that I wanted to change something. (why, oh why, can’t I make these decisions faster and make my life a little easier? LOL) So I’m going to share both of my cards with you today. Please take a look and leave me a comment on which one that you like the best! I’d really be interested in hearing your thoughts!

Here is the original card:

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I used the Elegant Edges cartridge to create the card base, the white mat, and the grey frame. The card is cut at 6” and I used the Cricut Craft Room to weld two of the mats together to make the card base:

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I layered the single white mat on the base and then the grey frame on top of that. The white layer is inked with light blue ink to look like clouds in the sky. I used foam adhesive to pop everything up.

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The chapel is cut out at 4” from the Tie the Knot cart and the tree is cut out twice at 4.5” from the Bloom Lite cart. I used a very small flower punch to make the pink blooms for the tree. After I punched them out, I used my molding tools to shape them and then adhered them on with Glossy Accents.

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“Chapel of Love” was also cut using Tie the Knot. I grouped the words together then welded them. This makes adhering so much easier! I also added a little of the Glossy Accents to the heart in the word ‘Love’.

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But like I said, I had a change of heart and created this version:

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I changed the frame to black, the chapel’s shadow to black, and embossed both the white background (Acanthus by Anna Griffin) and the chapel front (Swiss Dots). Oh, I also used a deeper pink cardstock for the front of the chapel (almost didn’t catch that one, lol)

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The tree is the same except this time instead of using punched paper flowers, I used Flower Soft for the blooms. Have you ever tried this stuff? It’s fun to use – messy, but still fun!

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So there you have it – my decision process all over the place and the two cards that are the results! Have you ever done this – made something and after living with it for awhile, make changes to it? Please leave a comment and let me know. Also let me know which card is your favorite!

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Since this post was SO LONG, I’ll pop back in tomorrow and show you the two wedding boxes that I also made (I promise there are no changes to those!)

Now head on over to FCCB to see what the other Design Team members have created for this wedding challenge and then make something yourself & upload it to our blog! Thanks for visiting today and until next time, Happy Crafting!


Another 3-D Lantern

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while but today is my day to post over at Cricut FANantics blog and I have decided to show you another 3-D lantern I made from Cricut Exclusives, 3-D Lanterns. I absolutely love making these and they'd also be great for decorating for parties! Can you imagine a bunch of these made in red, white, and blue hanging from the trees in your backyard for next months 4th of July party! That would make a WOW factor for your guests!

After I made the last lantern (which you can see HERE in another post), my little granddaughter wanted one for her room in her favorite color - purple.

Here's what I made for her:

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I added a handle made of cardstock and strips of vellum. And of course she had to have bling on it!

I decided to try cutting out the rolled flowers out of vellum instead of cardstock and I really like how they turned out! These flowers were cut out with the Artiste cart at 2.5" and 2". Just remember to change your settings (pressure, blade depth, & speed) on your machine when cutting something as thin as vellum.

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She turns on the little light under her lantern every night before going to sleep and thinks about her Grandma! (OK, I just added that last part myself but I'm pretty sure she really does thinks about me every night!)

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Thanks for coming by today and please visit again soon! Until next time, Happy Crafting!