Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sesame Street Cards ~ "See" you next year!

I have been wanting to splice some character faces into cards ever since the option on Design Space became available and I finally got around to it...

I have a lot of fond memories of watching and learning from Sesame Street, so I thought I would start with them.  The process is a little tedious, but once they are spliced and sized, you can make 5 cards in 30-45 minutes!  I thought they would make a cute end of year teacher gift.

I also think they would make great "LOOK" cards.  For instance:
  • Look who's turning "3"
  • Look who made student of the week
  • Look who got a promotion
I am including my Design Space file for easy recreation.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Cards 2015

With Memorial Day just around the corner, I thought I would share the cards I made this year to celebrate the holiday.

Cricut carts used:  Summer Celebrations, Stand & Salute

Cricut carts used:  Stand & Salute, Heritage, Summer Celebrations, Graphically Speaking

Cricut carts used:  Disney/Pixar Toy Story, Photo Booth Props, Designer's Calendar

All the cards were created using Design Space and Cricut cuts.  Short on time?  Here is my file for easy recreation:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Peony Nightlight ~ Cricut Giant Flowers

When my daughter said she loved peonies...I replied "No problem."  I knew there just HAD to be a 3-D peony in at least one of the Cricut cartridges.  Cricut did not disappoint me.  There are two options for a 3-D peony flower.  I selected the Giant Flowers version since it looked like I could close the buds a little more.  My daughter likes when they are just budding and look closer to a ball.  The suggested size was 10.3". I selected 8" figuring it would come out more like a life size peony.  Uhhhh...WRONG!  These flowers are HUGE!  It assembled fairly quickly and easily and looked like we wanted it to, just GIANT.  Then we had a light bulb moment, literally.  The middle of the flower creates the perfect home for a mini battery operated tea light.  Voila, the perfect pretty night light to add to a table top.

Inspiration photo:

My example was the prototype.  I can't wait to make another one in a soft pink color or with Anna Griffin cardstock.