Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Christmas in April?

Yes, that's right, it's the 25th of the month and that means Christmas for My Cricut Craft Room. So I am getting a jump start on those Christmas Cards, lol.

This is one of those use up your scraps cards. I've really been working on using my scraps instead of cutting into new pieces of paper because I just can't stand to waste pretty paper! I took scraps of Christmas and solid paper and cut them into 1x4.5" strips and glued them to my card base. Then I cut out Merry Christmas from Wildcard at 3.5" and glued that on. I wanted a little more interest so I added two different ribbons, and easy card! Not everything has to be super complicated to be cute.

For more Chirstmas themed projects please visit

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cards for Friends.

Time for some super cute new cards with Shabby Chic Stamp Co. First off one of my friends is expecting, so I though she could use this:

This super cute mommy to be stamp! I have never seen a pregnant woman stamp before, but I like it!

Next made an inspirational card using the Shabby Chic Stamp Set. This one is sort of a thank you for all of the birthday wishes (did I mention today is my birthday?) card.

I though that the "not too Shabby" sentiment worked perfectly. 

Off to have more birthday fun. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mother's Day Card

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Today is Card Creating Tuesday for My Cricut Craft Room is Mother's Day. I though it would be really cute to create an easel card for Mother's Day. This is what I came up with.

I used Walk in My Garden to make the vase and the flowers. Although it has tons of cute flowers I also have tons of Prima Flowers, so I decided to use those. I though that they went very well with the Basic Grey pattern paper.

This is what it looks like standing up.

I think it looks pretty cute! For more project like my please visit My Cricut Craft Room. 

More Sweet Pea

I have another card for the Shabby Chic Stamp Co using the Sweet Pea Set. I just love this stamp set, it's so cute!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Today is Design Team Tuesday with Shabby Chic Stamp Co. and my cards are all about babies! I love their Sweet Pea baby stamps set.

This is a quickie and cute little card. That baby carriage was a left over decoration from someone's baby shower. I thought it went well on this card. 

And this is one more simple one that I made with this set. I love the little feet on this stamp, they are just so cute.

Monday, April 9, 2012

O is for Octopus!

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The letter of the day on  Erica's Craft Room is O, so I created this Octopus Birthday Invitation for my goddaughter Olivia using Life's a Beach and 3 Birds Straight from the Nest

Olivia is turning 1 in May and her favorite toy is her stuffed Ursula doll from The Little Mermaid. Her party theme is going to be under the sea. Olivia's mom asked for simple invitations, so this is what I came up with. I have to make 80 of them (Olivia has a BIG family). I sure hope I have enough paper!

I cut the Octopus out at 3" from Life's a Beach, and added this party had from Straight from the Nest a 2".

Then I added the word party to the card at 1.5" This cut is also from Life's a Beach. I'd better get started on the rest of these, her party is only a month away!

Happy Crafting.

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

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My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop

Be sure to visit Erica's Blog tomorrow for over 50 NEW projects that you did not see today....
Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs today and tomorrow to be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

For my project today I used Rock Princess and Storybook. Storybook has to be one of my favorite cartridges, but Rock Princess is one I hardly use. I was very excited about it when I bought it, but I don't find much occasion for the cute, punky, music stuff on it. Maybe if I was a teenager!

Anyway, I wanted to make a fun card that could be for a boy or girl so this is what I came up with. 

I cute the words Rock Star at 3" and glittered it for some more punk. I used Mod Podge to adhere the glitter because it doesn't warp my paper like glitter glue does. I cut the the frame from Storybook at 4". 

Your next stop is: Marji

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

3-D Bunny Basket for My Cricut Craft Room

It's technique day at My Cricut Craft Room. Today's technique is 3-D Bunny Baskets. To see more projects like mine please visit

my project
This is how I did it. 
 Take an 8x8 sheet of cardstock and score it at 2 1/2" and 5 1/2". Then rotate the paper and score it again at the same measurements. Save the scraps that you cut this square out of for the basket handle.
 Then fold the paper along the score lines. Fold up making sure that the side of the paper you want on the outside of the basket is facing down on your surface.
 Cut along the score lines on the top and bottom of the paper, until you reach the intersecting score line. Be sure to cut just up to where the score lines cross. Make sure that the sides of the paper that you cut are opposite one another, not next to each other. Fold the flaps and use adhesive to secure them to form the box. The sides of your box will be 2 1/2" x 3". Cut pieces of patterned paper at 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" and glue them to the sides of your box.

Now make the handle.
 Take a 2 1/2" by what ever length your paper was (mine was 8 1/2" x11, so my strip is 2 1/2" by 8 1/2") and use an edge punch on each side. To make the punch line up on both sides start with the paper in the position you see above. This photo shows that I lined up the paper with the end of the guide image on the border punch.
 Once you punched the first side begin in the same position on the opposite side. Line the paper up with the end of the guide image on the border punch.
 This makes the punch pattern even on both sides. 

 Then a a 1" strip of your patterned paper to the handle and attache the handle to the basket. You can use adhesive, or use a brad on each side to secure your handle.

I used the cute April Showers paper  by 3 Bugs in a Rug that I had left over from last year.
And because it's a Bunny Basket I cut out this cute bunny face from the Easter 2010 cartridge at 3" and glued it to the side of my box. This is perfect for Easter treats!