Monday, May 21, 2012

Letter Of The Day - U

Welcome to the Letter of the Day at My Cricut Craft Room!

While trying to decide what to make for todays project, I thought of my friend Maria. When I started scrapping four years ago I joined a few scrapbooking groups on MySpace where we met. We became good friends and eventually met in person when she came to visit and go to a Scrapbook Expo with me.

This sweet little girl you see here is Marias daughter, Sophia. The reason I thought of her is because Sophia, who has been through so much for being just 5 years old had open heart surgery last week.  Maria always refers to her as her 'Princess' so I thought to myself, every little Princess needs a Unicorn Magic Wand and if any little girl deserves it, she does. So I made it for her with lots of love. I'll be mailing it to her this week and I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it for her.

 Here's Princess Sophia, bravely getting ready to go into surgery. She's such a strong girl, less than a week later she is at home and doing great!

Now that you know what inspired me, here is what came from that inspiration.....
TADA! A Unicorn Magic Wand.


Here's how to make one for your little Princess:
The unicorn image is found on page 22 of  the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I cut it at 4 inches (<pixy>, accessories 3). The pictures make it hard to see that I used white flock on the body and pink flock on the tail and mane. Silver Martha Stewart glitter was used on the horn and Glossy Accents on the nose and hooves. A tiny Prima flower with an even tinier Queen & Co. pearl on her mane and a cute pink eyeshadowed googly eye makes her face too cute.  Finished it off by drawing the smile and detail lines onto the flock using a black Signo pen. I used a 3/4" Cosmo Cricket Glüber and attached the pink tulle to it. Then used a Glüber that I cut in half to attach the Unicorn to the tulle. I painted a 12" dowel white, then when it was dry I went over the white with Folk Art Extreme Glitter in hologram color to give it some sparkle. The pics don't show this well, but it looks pretty. I promise! I found some iridescent curling ribbon in my wrapping paper stash that goes well with the pink on the Unicorn so I attached two pieces of it to the top of the dowel as streamers. Next I adhered the tulle with the Unicorn on top of the dowel. Abracadabra, I had a cute magic wand that was quick and easy to make!

If you haven't done so already, please be sure and stop by My Cricut Craft Room to check out all of todays  projects!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you today!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Theme Day Thursday

My Cricut Craft Room theme for this Thursday was to use a Flower Cartridge. I chose Flower Shoppe. I wanted so badly to go crazy and add lots of flowers to this project but felt it only need a few to look nice. This was my first time using the cartridge. The flowers were easy to put together. I can see myself using this cart a lot in the future. For this project I used the <Scallop1> flower cut at 2" and 3".

I came across a Ribbon Spool Photo Holder project in the current issue of  Northridge Publishings Signature Series magazine. I decided to give it a try. I changed mine up a bit cause well, that's what I do. lol  I don't own a Harley but I got this paper on clearance quite awhile ago and came across it in my car the other day. Yes, it's been living in my car since for months. lol  Now I just need to find some biker chick to give this to!

Wanna make one? Here's how:

Carefully remove the ends of the ribbon spool and cut two circles of paper at any size you like. Adhere a strip of paper around the middle of the spool. Punch a hole in one circle large enough for a dowel. This will be your top. Adhere a paper circle to each end of the spool. Paint a dowel and mini clothespin in a color that coordinates with your paper. Once dry, glue the clothes pin to the dowel. Put glue on the opposite end of the clothespin and insert it thru the hole pushing until it touches the bottom of the spool then embellish it any way you like.  I didn't have a Harley Davidson embellishment to go with the paper so I found the image online, printed it out and hand cut it. I then adhered it with pop dots to give it some dimension, wrapped tulle around the bottom of the dowel before inserting it and finished it off with two flowers on the clothespin. The clothespin holds your favorite photo! You could even make one to hold recipes or greeting cards. The possibilities really are endless and it cost next to nothing to make.

Don't forget to head to My Cricut Craft Room to see all the projects by Design Team Sisters!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you today!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop!

You should have come from  Christina.   
If not please start at the beginning at  My Cricut Craft Room so you don't miss any of todays wonderful creations.

This is my first blog hop and I am SO excited about it!  For the hop I chose Sweet Tooth Boxes, Everyday Paper Dolls & Hoot 'n Holler Cricut cartridges to work with. 


My first project is using Hoot 'n Holler. I like doing all kinds of different scrappy, crafty things so I decided this owl would make a cute pendant & earring set.

How I did it:
 I wanted it to be nice and durable so I cut  4 of the bottom layer, 1 middle layer, 1 top layer and 1 set of eyes for each piece of 'owl3' on Hoot 'n Holler (my pendant was cut at 2" & the earrings at 3/4"). Using Hard Coat Mod Podge I began stacking the layers with a coat of Mod Podge in between each one. After I had it all put together I put 3 coats on both sides and the edges of the owls. Once dry, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole thru the large owl. I attached an O-ring to it and hung it on an organza necklace. 
For the earrings I used my EuroPunch to make the holes because I needed something that punches a tiny hole but could go through the thickness of the diecut. I attached hypo-allergenic French earring hooks to the smaller owls and my project was completed. All 3 pieces only took about 30 minutes to make. SO quick and easy, not to mention adorable!

Saving the best for last, is my Sweet Shoppe.
 This little cutie would make a sweet gift for the baker in your life.

This is the store box on Sweet Tooth Boxes and it's cut at 10". The baker girl from Everyday Paper Dolls and all her clothes are cut at 3". I used Peachy Keen stamps on her face and cut the planter boxes by hand and added them to the windows.

 The front of the shoppe, where I turned the door upside down and made a step because I didn't care for how the door looked originally.

The other side of the shoppe, where you see the bakers bowl, measuring cup and spoon just waiting for her to come and bake up something tasty!

The backside of the shoppe.

A peek at the goodies inside.

What a yummy looking  pie that just came out of the oven! Now I'm hungry for some sweet treats! lol 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I inspired you today!


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