Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Baskets for kids

Happy Easter to all of you! At the Pink By Design March stamp release, the mini project was to make adorable little baskets.  You can find the originating info HERE, including cut sizes for the papers you will need. During the live UStream, I saw how easy these baskets were and knew I could make 8 of them for the kids at daycare.  Here are mine:

I experimented a bit with the scoring and a few boxes are different sizes. 

These are my daughter's baskets and she wanted to help decorate them.  This egg one is her favorite: 

Here are a few of my favorites:

(This one I am entering in to the Cricut FANatics March challenge.) 
I am also linking up to PBD's Link Up Tuesday so Sarah can see my version of the baskets. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday, however you celebrate! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Mini Album and Cards

Hello! I was recently in an Easter swap and one of the requirements was to send at least one homemade item.  Here are a few that I made, one Easter mini album and two Easter cards. 

The mini album:

The base egg shape is from the Cricut Circle exclusive cart, Sophie. 

Page through the album with me.  Because I was making this for someone else, I left it pretty blank inside so that it could finish being customized by the recipient.  Easter is celebrated many different ways so I didn't want to go on and on about say, an egg hunt, when there are no egg hunts in their family. 

Page one:

Page two: 

Page three:
The yellow flower is the negative cut from the front cover. 

Page four: 

Page five: 
The yellow swirl is also a negative cut from the front cover. 

The back cover: 
Everything is inked brown and lots of ribbon on the clasps that are holding the album together. 

The cards that I also included in the swap: 

These cards are cut from Spring Holiday Cards at 4". 

The lamb is flocked and so cute! 

The little chick poppin' out of the egg: 

Happy Easter to all of you!  I will be back to post more details about the mini, including pictures of each inside page. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Holy Cow card

I just received the Animal Antics Cricut Cartridge in the mail and was so excited to use it.  I hadn't spent time looking at the booklet or anything so I didn't know exactly what this cart was going to be.  I needed to make a birthday card for my niece so I thought it would be the perfect time to try it out.  As I was flipping through the book, I came to the cow - the holy cow.  To me, this is hilarious! Here he is:

The background is the phrase at 2.5" "cut" with the Cricut Markers.  I used the line return button on my Expression to get it to line up perfectly.

Here is a close up of the face.  Something a little different about this cart is how many layers there are to get the final look.  Look how many you can see in the face!

I finished the inside of the card with "It's your birthday" printed from my printer and "Have a moo-velous day" stamp from My Pink Stamper, simply because I couldn't resist yet another pun. :)

Have you tried your cart yet?  Do it!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

St. Patrick's Day parade layout

Hello!  Happy March!  Today I am the guest blogger over at Cricut Fanatics.  I'd love for you to stop over and see all of the details of this layout: 

I have submitted this to the Trendy Twine March Green challenge.