Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the June My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cart Blog Hop!

The hop starts at  My Cricut Craft Room, but you should have come from
SheilaIf you didn't start there, please go back to the beginning so you don't
miss any of 
todays blog hop projects. 

My son is graduating from high school next week so I made him a ribbon pin to wear the day of the graduation ceremony. Now the question is, will he actually wear it? lol

Want to make one? Here's how.
I used two carts to make this ribbon. County Fair & Varsity Letters.
Find the ribbon on page 29. I cut ribbon layers (<ribbon> & layer one) at 5 inches. Because I wanted more room for the wording, I cut the circle (<ribbon>, layer one, shift) at 5 3/4 inches. I cut the words using the Varsity Letters cartridge. "CLASS"  was cut at 1/2 inch, "OF" at 1/4 inch and "2012" at 3/4 inch. As you can see it is possible to cut tiny letters such as these if you have a good blade and good mat. I glued the letters to the circle then adhered the circle to the top layer of the ribbon. For dimension I  used foam pop dots between the layers. In addition I highlighted the cuts with some black ink rubbed on the edges, drew a few highlights with a white Signo pen, curled the bottom of the ribbon ends, then finished it off by gluing a 1/2 inch pin on the back. You can find them in the jewelry section of your local craft store. This was a quick and easy project, I had it done in about 20-30 minutes.


I have been wanting to make something using the Cricut bug head from the Potpourri Basket cart. Originally I was going to make a vinyl bug head for my car window but green doesn't look so good on a red car. So I decided to make a Cricut bug head keychain to show off my love of the bug!

This is how I did it and you can do it too!
I cut the bug head 5 times at 2 1/2 inches using the same technique that I used on my Owl Necklace & Earring Set.  After putting the layers together and the Mod Podge was dry I punched a hole in his antennae using the Euro Punch. I then attached a jump ring and a round keychain ring for my keys. Really very easy and fast. The possibilities are endless using this technique to make keychains using your favorite Cricut cart images.


This month Erica is doing CUTTLEBUG giveaways!

Everyday this month she will be giving away Cuttlebug folders as well as a Cuttlebug machine so be sure and visit My Cricut Craft Room every day during the month of June and leave a comment.

Erica is also giving away a Cricut cartridge during this blog hop. To be entered into this give away remember to comment on EVERY blog along the way. Winners will be announced on her blog Tuesday.

Next you're heading to Ericas Blog Candy  to finish up the hop. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well so you are entered into the Cricut cartridge give away. 

Here's the full line up in case you got lost along the way.
Raquel- <---- You are here.
Blog Candy - <---- Your next stop.

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

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! What an EXCITING day!! 
Today is the release of the premier issue of 

It's jam packed with challenges, giveaways, how-to's, inspiration and more. If you haven't already, head over the to AHA blog  HERE and sign up for the monthly newsletter cause you're not gonna wanna miss a thing!

I'm really excited about this because not only is it a great e-mag I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a part of it. My section of is "Kidz Korner" where each month I'll share with you a project that you and your little one can create together.  For June I chose to make a Fathers Day gift. A Ribbon Spool Treat Holder for that special guy in your childs life. Hop on over and check it out for more details on how to make one.

So don't forget, you can view the PREMIER EDITION and subscribe to it HERE.
You can also find the Color Challenge and how to enter it there as well.
Good luck!