Thursday, December 9, 2010

Red Hat Snowlady Purse

I had so much fun making this purse using a Red Hat Society theme for one of my friends. The purse is cut from Forever Young at 5 inches. Recently my friend Sharon sent me a Red Hat purse that she made and filled it with yummy cookies. I just love it and thought my Red Hat friends would like a purse too, maybe filled with a few trinkets or candy!!
The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is Gifts Galore--make a handmade gift or gift package. This will be my entry for the challenge!
I wanted to also participate at the new Flaunt it Fridays 1st challenge which is the snowman cut on page 29 of Winter Frolic. Not having that cartridge I used Winter Woodland for my snowlady- page 47, cut 3 inches. Of course a Red Hatter wears red and purple and loves bling, so I used these colors for her hat and scarf and covered the snowlady with diamond Stickles. She really sparkles!
I just love it when I can participate in several challenges with my project. This week at Paper Playtime, the challenge is Snowflakes. Oh! I do need snowflakes for my snowlady!! The two large snowflakes are cut from Winter Woodland page 35, one is cut 1 1/2 and the smaller one is 1 1/4 inches. To add more snowflakes, I used the reverse cut from a Martha Stewart Snowflake edge punch. I added the stickles to the snowflakes and added a couple of red gemstones.To finish the purse, I wrapped shiny red tinsel around the handles and added the words "ooh la la" which were cut from Forever Young at 1/2 inch. Now can a Red Hat Lady resist this purse!!

Be sure to visit the great blogs for inspiration --you still have time to enter your project.

Thanks for your visit and I appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jitterbuggin' Yummy Treats

Hi everyone and Welcome to my new followers! This is my card for Jitterbuggin' Sketch 27 - Yummy Christmas Treats! Sherri asked us to add our favorite Christmas treat to the sketch and add a little rickrack.
With limited Cricut cuts of food/sweets, I decided to go with the peppermint cut from Joys of the Season, cut at 2 1/4 inches. The pink and green labels are cut at 3 inches and the white label is cut at 3 1/4 inches using the Cricut Lite Cartridge Lacy Labels. I love this paper and I must be making a peppermint series since this is my third card with some of the same paper! lol If you have seen some of my work on Cricut messageboard, you may have seen the two previous cards. I do plan to post them later on my blog. Ok, back to my card, the green paper with the printed words was run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The labels are pop-dotted for more dimension.To add more candy, I use a Martha Stewart Candy punch and added the strip to the bottom of card. Hope you can see my tiny white rickrack----the only piece I could find in my treasure boxes! Yes! I love peppermint at Christmas and throughout the entire year!!

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for your comments!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cooking with Cricut 25 Days of Cricut

Cooking with Cricut is presenting 25 Days of Cricut this month. Join Melin and the Design Team each day of December for great holiday ideas, inspiration, and some free files. Today is Day 5--so hurry and check it out!

Bringing the tree - ACY

Having a little playtime, I used the pretty sketch chosen by Joy for the Santa's Slackers Challenge #13 on the Cricut Messageboard and came up with this card. I love the cuts from Cricut A Child's Year cartridge and have been wanting to use this particular cut on a Christmas card. Easy to pick this particular cut, but trying to choose paper was not so easy. K&Company Yuletide double-sided designer paper pack to the rescue, but now which page!! I chose the page with Santa, children, and the tree for my strips to compliment the Cricut cut. Following the sketch, I added a snowflake. Have you seen a green snowflake? Me either, but I thought green would be good!! To enhance the pretty green strip of paper with the snowflakes, I used the Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake edge punch. Lots of inking.

Cricut cartridge: A Child's Year - girl, boy, tree on page 57 cut at 3 1/2 inches; snowflake on page 55 cut at 2 inches. Used a reverse cut from the MS punch for the center of snowflake.
Martha Stewart: Aspen Snowflake edge punch, ink

Santa's Slackers #13 - Follow sketch
Paper Cutz Challenge - #70 Use 2 kinds of patterned paper and any colors
Cooking With Cricut - #7 Beginning to look like Christmas - Decking the Halls
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything goes in December

This card will be mailed to a friend!! Hope she will enjoy it!
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