Saturday, June 12, 2010

{ Cheers }

I've had this basic Card in my head for some time:

I used the Martini from From My Kitchen (FMK) for the shadow, blackout, olive and pimento.  The Cosmo Cricket paper that I chose didn't lend itself to that 50's feel that comes so naturally with this cart, which is a bit disappointing.  But, you can't have everything!

I cut the blackout twice. Once at 6.75" (the size I cut everything else) and once at 6".  I had originally planned to use Diamond Glaze on the blackout to resemble liquid in the glass but decided to cut another blackout at a smaller size and on shimmer paper for the liquid instead.  I did use Diamond Glaze on the straw portion of the blackout, but it's hard to tell in this pic.

I used Fabulous Finds (a recent acquisition) for the little charm and I welded "Cheers" from Wild Card inside of it using Cricut Design Studio.  I tied it to the Martini glass with a piece of jute for a one-of-a-kind wineglass charm! I just love myself sometimes!

This could be a Congrats Card...or a 21st Birthday Card...or a Let's Go Have Cocktails Card...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 7, 2010

{ Abby Found Her Prince }

My Friend Abby is getting married.  Naturally, I offered to help with took over the invitations for her Bachelorette Party/Personal Shower.

I used 'Front Porch' from Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage line as my inspiration.  From there, I decided on the froggie from the Sweethearts (SH) Cricut cart because he's a frog/prince and Abby {hearts} frogs.  Here's what I came up with:

The frog and crown are from the SH cart, the little heart is a punch, and the sentiment is computer-generated.

At the last minute, I decided to make some coordinating sour cream containers for the party.  I used THIS tutorial from  They were SO easy and cute!  Although, I clearly need to work on my crimping.

Next, I decided to do a Freezer Paper T-shirt and coordinating flip flops:

I used SH for "The Bride" and the Freezer Paper t-shirt instructions are available on my downloads page (in the right sidebar).  The t-shirt and flip flops were on sale at Michael's.  The pic of the t-shirt didn't turn out particularly well...the color is prettier IRL.

Finally, I used SH again for the tag on the gift bags. I cut the tag on black cardstock and adhered a piece of the 'Front Porch' pp behind it.  I think they turned out pretty cute!  I tied some jute and a couple of the ribbons from the flip flops onto one of the bag handles:

Including a 1-hour trip to Michael's, driving time to and from Michael's, hand washing and drying the t-shirt, creating all of these items (with the exception of the invitation) took me a total of 5 hours.  And I showered and put on my face in that time.  My point is everything came together pretty quickly!!

Have a good evening!

{ Give a Girl a Good Pair of Shoes... }

...and she can conquer the world!

I picked out some cute pp from last year's Making Memories 'Flower Patch' line and combined it with both the Paisley and Wild Card (WC) Cricut carts and this is the result:

The Envelope and Card are from Wild Card and the sassy shoe is from Paisley.  I used the blackout  feature of the 'Doily' Card and chose to make it a top-folding Card, just for fun.

Thanks to MamaC from the Cricut MB for the Wild Card cheat sheet for the Expression.  Before I cut any Card from WC, I refer to her cheat sheet for the largest size that that particular Card will cut on the Expression. In this case, the maximum size is 5 inches.

If you don't have her cheat sheet, HERE is the post where she lists the Card sizes.  You can message her for a Word Doc containing that information as well as a listing of Icons, Phrases and Alphabet.  I highly, highly recommend this for WC saves all the guess work!

Thanks so much for stopping by!