Monday, November 28, 2016

Welcome Baby Leo!

Hi there!

I have a new project for you today! I have a brand new nephew so I had to make him his own special welcome card.

How cute did this turn out? For most of the elements on this I used Doodlebug Design's Petite Prints. They are so fun and add a great design element to your projects!



I used the weld and slice functions in Design Space to create my card. I took the shadow layer from the lion and with a lot of flipping and welding got everything lined up perfectly.





Supplies:

Doodlebug Design Petite Prints:
   Mandarin Swiss Dots
   Bumblebee Swiss Dots
   Lily White Gingham
   Grasshopper Gingham
   Bubble Blue Swiss Dots
Cricut Create a Critter

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

An EXPLOSION of Christmas Fun

Hello there!

One last project using Doodlebug Design's Here Comes Santa Claus paper and Petite Prints, and Dreaming Tree's Explosion Box. I had this idea in the back of my head since I first saw the Explosion Box over the summer. At that point I hadn't yet unpacked my craft room from our move back to Utah. As soon as I saw the Doodlebug paper, it hit me - I NEEDED to make that party hat into a Santa hat!


Boom!


Seriously, how stinkin' cute did this come out?!? I did a fair amount of editing and hiding cut lines to make it less birthday-y and more Christmas-y. Honestly, it was a really easy project to cut and assemble.


I used the insanely cute Odds and Ends from the Here Comes Santa Claus line on the flaps of the box.





I trimmed the hat in the center with some faux fur I found at Hobby Lobby.


It's perfect for some candy and maybe hide a gift card in there somewhere!


Supplies

Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Paper pack
Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Petite Prints
Dreaming Tree Explosion Box cut file
Bazzill Shimmer cardstock (white)
Bazzill cardstock (red)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Happy Christmas Mail

Hello!

Today I have another project using Doodlebug papers. Today I'm using the Here Comes Santa Claus paper line and the Here Comes Santa Claus SVG cut files available on Lori Whitlock's website (or through the Silhouette store if you have that machine).

When I saw the little Santa in the mail truck in the Odds and Ends set, and all the little letters and stamps, I KNEW what I wanted to do with it all.

For my card I took the cute mailbox SVG file and sized it up to approximately and A7 sized card base. I duplicated the base layer, flipped it, added a small rectangle, and welded it all together to create the base.


With the little mail truck I mounted it on a spring to make it pop up and wiggle when the card is opened.





The letters are all "flying" out of the back of the mail truck.


And I used this cute notebook page from the Odds and Ends for my message.









Supplies:

Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus - Paper pack and Odds and Ends
Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus SVG files - Lori Whitlock.com
Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus Petite Prints 
American Crafts Cardstock
Letters - October Afternoon
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink

Happy Christmas Mail

Hello!

Today I have another project using Doodlebug papers. Today I'm using the Here Comes Santa Claus paper line and the Here Comes Santa Claus SVG cut files available on Lori Whitlock's website (or through the Silhouette store if you have that machine).

When I saw the little Santa in the mail truck in the Odds and Ends set, and all the little letters and stamps, I KNEW what I wanted to do with it all.

For my card I took the cute mailbox SVG file and sized it up to approximately and A7 sized card base. I duplicated the base layer, flipped it, added a small rectangle, and welded it all together to create the base.


With the little mail truck I mounted it on a spring to make it pop up and wiggle when the card is opened.





The letters are all "flying" out of the back of the mail truck.


And I used this cute notebook page from the Odds and Ends for my message.









Supplies:

Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus - Paper pack and Odds and Ends
Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus SVG files - Lori Whitlock.com
Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus Petite Prints 
American Crafts Cardstock
Letters - October Afternoon
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Fall Thank You Project

Hi there!

Today I have a couple of cute fall thank you projects. For this I used Doodlebug Designs Flea Market paper and SVG files. Doodlebug recently released their first group of SVG file to coordinate with their paper lines. They are available in the Silhouette store and from Lori Whitlock's website. Since they are available in SVG format I was able to use them with my new Cricut Explore Air 2 (more on that in a few).

First up is my crate. I used the crate file from SVG Cuts Caramel Apple Pie kit. The woodgrain paper from the Flea Market line was perfect for this. I accented the side with a couple of the other papers in the pack.



The sunflowers, crows, and wheat on the end are from the Doodlebug Flea Market SVG file on Lori Whitlock. I sized them up to fit on the end of my crate as a focal point for the project. On the sunflower I cut an extra layer for each flower and added it to the top of the first flower. I curled up the edges to give it some dimension.




For the card I used one of Doodlebug fun card bases. These are available individually from your local scrapbook store and have matching envelopes available.


I used the extra wheat I cut for the crate to tie the design for the card and the crate together. The sentiment is from the elements stickers within the Flea Market paper pack.



Inside I added a spot to write a note.



Oh, and the Cricut Explore Air 2? So fast. I know it has a fast mode setting, and that is really fast, but even without that it is faster than the original. And it's a pretty blue color, so who could resist that? Normally when I'm cutting out pieces for a large 3D project I get the machine going and either read or play a game on my phone while I wait for it to make my the cuts. I literally didn't have time to get into anything else. It's so cool.

Supplies:

Doodlebug Design Flea Market Paper Pack
Bazzill Yellow Swiss Dot Paper
Doodlebug Designs Flea Market SVG Files, available at shop.loriwhitlock.com
SVG Cuts Caramel Apple Pie Kit, Crate
Doodlebug Design Bon Bon A6 Paisley Card



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

It's November 9th, How About a Halloween Project?

Hey there!

So I'm behind again. I'm really good at that. I have two fun Halloween projects using Doodlebug Designs Boos and Brews collection. First up is a little treat box.


For this I used the Cracker Box file from Cricut's Tags Bags Boxes and More 2. It was really simple to cut and assemble.


Doodlebug has these fun little elements called Odds and Ends that are available for all their collections. They were just perfect to add to my treats.



And I also have a layout! (I know, I'm shocked too!!!) I don't often do layouts but this was such a fun collection that I was inspired.








Saturday, September 10, 2016

Summer Birthday Card

One more summer birthday card!

This one was simple. No Cricut, just paper and elements from the Echo Park Summer Days paper pack.




These are all cardstock sticker elements that I've adhered using pop dots. I use my powder bag to eliminate the static when embossing to de-sticky the backs of the stickers.


So there is also this new feature in the IOS version of Cricut Design Space called SnapMat. Basically, you can take a picture of your cutting mat in the app and then align what you want to cut or write over the paper you have on your cutting mat. In this case I used it to align where I wanted the sentiment written.