Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Few of My Favorite (Crafting) Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

A few of my favorite things!
Purple (Plum) Cricut

I found my Cricut on clearance at Walmart for $99. I was soooooo excited!!! I had the green one, but wanted the purple one. Purple is my favorite color.

Zig Two-Way Glue-

Ok, who doesn't love this stuff?! It's so versatile.

Pink ATG Gun-

Adhesive on a big roll on a big gun!! LOVE IT!!!

Well, that's three of my favorite things. What about you?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #77

Over at Fantabulous Cricut this week’s challenge is all about music! I LOVE music!!
I wanted to use a cartridge that I don't really use all the time. I used Summer in Paris. I really like the cuts on this cart even though there are not that many images on it.

The finished product. 

I used a clear glitter pen to highlight all the swirls on the piano lid. I hope you can see it!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Butterfly Basket

I created this basket for the challenge over at Cricut CraftRoom Blog. I used CCR to design and cut the basket out. It was so easy to do! I finally have been able to log in and start playing with it. I used the Paisley, Walk in My Garden and Classic Font cartridges to make the box. I made the completed design fit the entire page, so I don't know exact measurements, but the bottom of the box is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. The design included the tabs to adhering the box together on the wings of the butterflies.  After I cut the entire shaped design out, I copied the butterflies only and cut them separate to attach to the side of the box.

This is the finished product. I am very happy with the way it turned out. I used a corner punch to round the edges of the bottom so that it had a softer look and feel to it than pointy edges.

I punched a hole in the wings on each corner with a paper piercer and ran ribbon through both to tie a small bow.

I attached two ribbons to make a handle so that the box can be carried. At the top is a little tag that you can write someones name on. 

Looking at box from the side.

This was a fun project and I think I will be making more of these with different shapes in the future. These would really make cute favors (on a smaller scale) or gifts for the ladies who I work with. 

Thanks for looking everyone!