Friday, December 16, 2011

Gift Wrapping of sorts with Cricut Art Philosophy

TGIF!  Thank God It's Friday-what a week.  If you all only knew what all has been going on--good lord did it get me to the end of my rope!
Well today I have a gift wrap with cricut art philosophy cartridge.  I made this for my sister Heather--thus the H.
I got the can at Joann's and the paper is MAMBI Christmas pad.
The monogram is cut at 3.5" and is cut in two layers a black out and a top layer. 
The band was made with my Fiskers punch and a strip of patten paper. Super simple and so much more fun than a wrapped package.
Hope you have a great weekend and check back on Sunday for a very fun and very cool 80's Birthday Blog Hop-
Make it a great one

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snowflake Gift Bag with Cricut Snowflake tag

Well--first off sorry to my email subscribers and blogger did not post like planned again! UGH so you all will have two post for Friday. 
OK on to the gift bag---
So i found this bag at Joannes and thought this would be perfect.  We don't usually get snow in Dallas this early and this year is no exception--not a flake in sight, which is why I think I love snowflakes now.  No clean up, no mess roads, just pretty glittery flakes on packages.

So this one is three layers.  I used the Cricut Snowflake Seasonal cartridge and cut the shadow and the top layer at 4 1/2"  for the white "black out" layer i just cut the shadow at 4 3/4".  I did find that there was a definite top and bottom to this cut which sort of made me crazy when I thought this was going to only take a few minutes.  Once I figured it out it went super fast.  I used some fun white glitter paper and a shimmer navy I had in my scrap bin.  I used a white/clear button for the center .  The to/from stamp is from PBD and the shape of the tag is a Fiskers punch.

What I really love is the 3D effect of this gift tag.  I only attached the top layer in the center and the other two layers were stacked with foam squares.  I used some thin ribbon to attach it to the bag and once the gift is opened you can snip the ribbon a bit and have a great ornament for the tree.

Tonight is the office holiday party with a tropical theme.  Its been raining here in Dallas for a couple of days so it should be interesting as there is sand and rain involved--LOL. I hope you are having a good week and we will see you back here on Friday!
Make it a great one

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snowflake card

Well it's Wednesday and what a crazy month it has been up till now. I love this card
This is a super simple card.  I cut the green base 1/4" smaller than the card base on all sides.  The pattern paper was cut at 1/2" smaller than the card base and layered with the green.  I than used some snowflake printed ribbon from Michael's as the "belly band" and the snowflake was cut from the snowflake seasonal cartridge at 4" for the shadow (red) and the flake (white glitter paper).

Here you can see the glitter paper--here is a hint. I always use multi cut on glitter papers.  If not it never cuts through and you get a pretty ugly rough edge cut.  I also only attacked the flake around the center circle so there is come 3D effect that was hard to capture in the picture.

Here is the inside.  I used the same papers from the outside along with a fun stamp set from CTMH called Christmas Melodies (D1324) that was available last year.  I love this set and you can find it on ebay from time to time. 

here is the envelope--used my handy dandy fiskers edge punch that I love so much and a strip of the same pattern paper--I was using as many scraps as possible. 

I will be back on Thursday with a gift wrap idea--so make sure to check back in.
Make it a great one-

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello Hello

Hello everyone--sorry you have not seem my posts--had them planned and ready to go but something went wrong and I think I got it worked out.  So starting Wednesday this week I will have a project each day--between all that is going on at work and the holidays it has been crazy--I have not forgotten about yall--and hope you like the post for the monring--
Thanks a million

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