Thursday, December 22, 2011

Paper poinsettias and Christmas trees

I started the season making paper poinsettias.  I used a leaf shape from the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge to make the petals  I used the same shape in four different sizes.

I used a bamboo skewer to "draw" on the veins and a little flocking for the centers.
I glued them to clothes pins to attach them to gifts.

This was one of my harebrained ideas.
I was asked to decorate a benefit party.
I didn't have much budget, so I thought I could buy a
stack or two for $15-$20 (on sale) and make 100 paper trees.

The first 10 were not so bad, the next 90 was another story.  I did get them all done. I used my gypsy to make a cut file for the cones and George and Basic shapes for the stars.

 I had all different sizes, colors, and patterns.
They really did add some color to a very beige function hall.

I used wrapping paper to add  a runner to the tables.
I had about seven trees grouped in the center of each table and the rest were scattered about next to some candle holders I dressed up with leftover paper.

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Noah's Ark Invite

This is a simple invite that I made for my son's second birthday.
We decided to use a Noah's ark theme.
Two by two.

I love how they look in the vellum envelopes.
I used George and basic shapes and Animal kingdom cricut cartridges.

I used my gypsy to lay out the animals and design the ark.
After the images were cut, I placed colored paper behind the cut outs.

I printed the info on a piece of white cardstock and glued it inside.
I am entering this in the  Decorate to Celebrate birthday challenge.

I should have birthday decorations to post in a couple weeks.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Wreath

This is a wreath that I made for Halloween.
My daughter wanted some "spooky" decoartions, but not too "spooky".
She's only four.

I used the Home Decor, Mother's Day Bouquet,
Gypsy Wanderings, and Sugar and Spice cartridges.

I used DCWV glitter stack
Black and gray & white print is Elegant gown from American Crafts
Orange cardstock and green gems - Recollections.
Black double faced satin ribbon -  Midori.

I am entering this in the
Whimsical Wednesday Challenge - Halloween home decor
My Craft Spot - Challenge # 30  3D Halloween
Decorate to Celebrate Challenge # 11 - Halloween Party

Thanks for looking

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Children's Wall Decor

I made this for my two year old neighbor's birthday
and it happened to fit the theme for
Fantabulous Cricut challenge #81 – D├ęcor and More

This was my first attempt at decoupage.
I used a 12x12 canvas and painted it first with acrylic paint.
I used the Home Decor, Mother's Day bouquet, Flower Shoppe and Kate's ABCs cartridges.

I layered the background paper, name and frame and sealed them with several coats of Mod Podge.
I used a foam brush and coated the flowers as well.
When everything was dried I added a touch of bling.

Thanks for looking

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boo Banner

 This is my entry for the My Craft Spot design team call.

My 4year old has been asking for some "spooky" decorations.

I didn't have any Halloween cartridges, so I used my Gypsy and made a couple of ghosts out of mushroom stems and welded a wavy bottom to it.

I used the Sugar and Spice Cricut cartridge, Cricut Classic Font, Cindy Loo, George and Basic shapes.
The polka dot, white glitter and orange glitter paper is DCWV. The black paper is Colorbok.
The bright orange is from the Recollections "South Beach" pack.
I used the Sizzix Diamonds embossing folder on the black centers of each tag.
The orange gingham ribbon is Basic Basic.
Black satin is Midori.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Purple and chartreuse wedding

These are a few pieces that I made for a wedding.
The arrangements are made on tall glass candle holders.
I made the flowers with the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge
 and my gypsy.

The fresh flowers are going to be green cymbidium orchids
and purple lisianthus.  These are going to be used on the candy table.
The bride will have them for a keepsake after the wedding.

My paper version of a white cymbidium orchid.

The toss bouquet is a mini
version of what the bride will have in fresh.

Mr. and Mrs. fans for the bride and groom.
Hopefully they will use them for photos. 

I am entering these into Challenge #7: Wedding, Engagement, or Bridal Shower at

Thanks for looking

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Wedding

Sorry I have not posted for a while.
I lost all motivation.

Here are a few things that I did for a wedding this weekend.
All I was told to do was "decorate".
 All I knew was that they liked pink and white and gerbera daisies.
Here's my take.

I made a couple of arrangements on tall clear glass candle holders. 
(My updated take on a topiary.)
I had about twenty candle holders with monograms and seventy five paper
gerebera daisies scattered about.

At the last minute, I decided to pin some flowers on some apples I found. 
Glad I had pins in my toolbox. 

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring wreath and cupcake card

I made this card for my mother-in law for her birthday.
Since it fit the challenge, I entered it in
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #9- shape cards.
I used a cupcake from Once Upon A Princess cartridge.

This is a wreath that I made for my mother-in-law's
birthday present.

I used the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge for the flowers
and Kate's ABCs for the butterflies and dragonflies.

I entered my wreath into the Patches of Pink Thursday Link Up Party

Friday, May 20, 2011

Anniversary Card

 I designed this card for the Celebrate the Occasion Challenge # 14 -"Anniversary".
I used the Home Decor Cricut cartridge.

 The wording on the card is something my Husband always says to me. 
"Forever and a day"

Thank you for all of the nice comments on last week's challenge for CTO.
I WON !!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wedding Wreath

This is my entry for the
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #13, the theme is "Wedding (must use ribbon)"
I decided to make something other than a card. I used a grapevine wreath as a base for the paper flowers. I used the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut cartridge, Kate's ABCs, and
 Home Decor for the flowers and leaves. 

This was my entry for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog # 58.
I made top 5. This was my first challenge.
Thank you for all of your nice comments.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Topiaries for Spring

I used the Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge
to make the flowers for these topiaries.

I made these for gifts for May Day.