Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Day Treat Bags


This weekend I have been thinking of all the things that are taking place in February. Next weekend is my hubby's birthday, Valentine's Day and a Cricut Meet in Indiana. For all of these events my main thought is what can I create to make someones day special.


So today I jumped the gun and made Valentine's Treat Bags for the teachers on my team and staff that I work with daily that are very special to me. And even though it is not yet Valentine's Day, I thought they could start their week off with some chocolate.


For this project I used the Imagine and Better Together Cartridge. This machine is so wonderful for mass producing many items at one time. Very easy with little time involved once patterns are selected. Beware that test tasting the chocolate can lead to some bags having less than others.


  • Tag was cut at 4.1 / 4/1 and then folded in half. It actually made enough for two treat bags. I used the shapes that come with the Imagine. Love, love all the options it has. I just filled it in with the print background that fit the birds.

  • Birds with heart cut at 1.5 / 1.5 - I did not change the colors on this graphic.

  • Used 4.5 by 6 clear treat bags and folded the top once candy was inside.

  • Adhered the tag with a lip folded over the back and ribbon whole punched.

  • Use pop dots to add the birds to the center.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thank You Card




I challenged myself to use tools, methods and mediums that I have learned to make this card.




Materials I used:
  • The Big E - My Expression
  • Paper Lace cartridge
  • Cuttlebug
  • Thanks so much folder - Sizzix
  • Alcohol Inks - Adirondack (Purple Twilight/Sunset Orange)
  • Core'dinations Paper - Ember Glow
  • Glossy Accents
  • Card- Yours Truly from Archievers (cut in half)
  • Tin with adheisive backing
  • sponge/rag
  • Pop Up - adhesive
  • Jewel bling
Feel free to leave me your suggestions on how to make this project more creative.
Hug a Gnome

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Paper Lace Valentine Treat Gift


One of my many goals is to use all the carts that I just had to "have". I made this treat holder is from Paper Lace's booklet. I changed the color patter to fit with Valentine's Day. The holder is a tissue tube filled with goodies. Then I wrapped with white gifting tissue paper and glued to the tube. Next I explored the many lace wraps that this cartridge has to offer. I was surprised by the variety of details each one offered. I followed the directions in the booklet for the cut sizes suggested. Next, I used the same cart to make the tag from two cuts. The paper I used was from one of my favorite addictions...SEI.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cricut Circle Calling Cards




One of the many joys of being able to attend the Cricut Circle events is getting meet so many people that share the same if not similar enjoyments as me. Since joining, I have only been one event and collected so many calling cards and did not get the chance to meet very many of the creative ladies that made them. However, I did collect two new friends. (Hi Shannon and Kris).

In the next few weeks I am excited to attend several Circle events, Indiana and Texas. I am not sure if the calling card is to change per event attending, but it makes another usage of those cartridges that I had to have.

Here are my two new calling cards. Yea, I am happy to announce in case my hubby sees this that I was able to use three carts, no new paper and only spent $3.88 on eyelets.