Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Glass Etching - Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge

I made the template for the names, above, with my Cricut Expression using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge for the glasses.  The bottom of the letters are 2.1" from the top of the glass.  The lettering is 1" high on both names and 2.39" and 2.015" wide respectively.  This mug is square and is very easy to place the template without bubbles forming.  I generously put Armour Etch cream on the mugs for 15 minutes and then washed the cream off under running warm water.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Warmest Wishes Card Challenge - Wild Card Cricut Cartridge

This card was made for Karlee's challenge at http://www.karleekrafts.com/ for Robyn's, My Pink Stampers challenge on Friday, September 24, 2010.  Robyn is giving eight of her stamp sets to the winner.  Check out the challenge at Karlee's blog or at http://www.mypinkstamper.com/.

This card was made with the Cricut Expression using the Wild Card cartridge. The envelope is lined and accented with blue ribbon and the card is accented with a blue ribbon running through eyelets.  The inside of the card is a branch with warmest wishes lettering.  I love the pretty pink paper and the pink accented layering on the card

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thanks Card - Home Accent Cricut Cartridge

The "Bird - Thanks" card is made for a challenge for Robyn's, My Pink Stamper blog on 9/23/10. The challenge is to make a card with a bird.  Visit her blog at http://www.mypinkstamper.com/.  She is featuring lots of great giveaways and has great tutorials on the Cricut.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Glass Etching - Stretch Your Imagination, Joys of the Season and Wild Card Cricut Cartridges

These four glasses were etched using the following Cricut Cartridges (Left to Right):
Hearts - Wild Card
Wedding Glasses - Stretch Your Imagination
Flower - Joys of the Season
Pine Cone - Joys of the Season

Each template was cut at 3" using vinyl as a template.  Armour Etch Cream was put on with a small brush, generously.  After 10 minutes rinse the glasses with warm running water from the sink. Remove the vinyl and dry the glasses.  You have beautiful glasses in just minutes. .

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Glass Etching - Blackletter Cricut Cartridge

I etched these glasses by using my Cricut Expression and scraps of vinyl to make the template.  I used the Blackletter Cricut Cartridge.  The lettering is 1 1/2" tall.  I used a small paint brush and generously applied the Armour Etch cream and let it set for 10 minutes.  Then I washed the glass under warm running water and pulled the vinyl template off.  It's easy to etch glasses.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spider - Halloween Card - Stretch Your Imagination

Robyn at MyPinkStamper posted a challenge 9/30/10 to "Just make a project that is Halloween or Fall themed and you will have the chance to win a Spooky Puns stamp set" from http://www.mypinkstamper.com/. Above is my challenge card.  Visit Robyn's site and enter the challenge for a chance to win her Spooky Puns Stamp Set.
This card was made with the Cricut Expression using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  I used: the Silhouette (orange) and Blackout (black) and the spider (black) paper.  Glitter was used on the feet and webs.  An orange ribbon was used. Happy Halloween was cut from the Wild Card cartridge.  I used a brad and strung 24 gauge wire going through the top of the card and the top of the spider so the spider is free floating.  I used orange, white and a spider web print paper for the card.  I used red stickles for the eyes and nose.  This was a fun card to make.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Butterfly Card - Cricut Home Accents Cartridge

This card was made with my Cricut Expression using the Home Accents cartridge. The card was cut at 5 1/2" x 11".  I used a yellow ribbon and Crystal Stickles. The butterfly is cut using layer and shadow features.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Owl Card - Animal Kingdom

This Owl is from the Cricut Animal Kingdom cartridge.  I used flocking on the Owl and Crystal Stickles for the eyes and on the feathers.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chicken Card - Animal Kingdom Cartridge

My card was made using the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge. I used flocking on the body of the chicken and Crystal Stickles on the wording.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fisherman Card - Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge

This card was made with my Cricut Expression machine using the Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I used the Robert Stanley Collection ribbon.  This is one of my favorite cards.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Flower Bouquet

I saw this tutorial on Custom Crops.  I made this with my cricut expression and followed alot of the tutorial, but made my own changes as I went.  Cut the flower petals out of thick cardstock paper and bend the petals forward. I used my Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge for the flower petals.  Attach the long part of a clothes hanger with glue to the back of the flower. I glued a white or red rose in the center of each flower. I used the Celebrations Cricut Cartridge to make the scalloped name tag.  I used the Tiffany's Designer Scrapbook Pad paper for the paper around the flowers. Just roll the paper and glue.  I put a brad on each side of the top of the paper and attached a string of pearls for a hanger.  I put a string of lace around the bouquet and a small bow at the top of the pearls.  Hope you enjoy the project as much as I did.  I made this for a friend who was not feeling well.  I sprayed a little perfume on the flowers for a scent.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Raccoon Card - Animal Kingdom Cartridge

This is a quick and easy card made by using my Cricut Expression Machine.  I used the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge.  The STOP sign is a metal accent from Marcella by K.  I used Crystal Stickles for the eyes. I love the raccoon - he's a Wild Thing.

Vinyl Door Application - Welcome Lettering

This WELCOME lettering is made with Provo Craft black vinyl.  I Used the Cursive 101 Cricut cartridge for this project. The dimensions are 3.433 x 16.825.  I made this WELCOME lettering to be attached to the outside of a front door. It is a 3 mil vinyl and adhesived-back. The transfer tape is on the front/back for easy mounting on your door and to protect the project until it is hung on a door.  I just love this font style. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Card for MyPinkStamper entry regarding 9-11 memory

I made this card with my Cricut Expression machine.
I used my Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge for the military man, Cursive 101 cartridge for the USA and Wild Card cartridge for the Thank You.  I used Crystal Stickles on the USA and Paper Studio self-adhesive ribbon. I used pop ups on the man and Thank you. Finally, I used the Oriental Weave and my Cuttlebug on the paper.

This project was made for the My Pink Stamper, September 11, 2010, challenge.