It's really easy to get caught up in the holiday frenzy, but I try to remember my family and friends with December birthdays. I've been busy making Christmas presents and crafts, but last night I finally made birthday gift card holders.
For the first one I used the cupcake from Simply Charmed.
I used pop dots for a little dimension on the cupcake and a little glitter on the cherry.
The inside of the card is a simple sentiment and a cupcake stamped on the bottom. (Sorry it's hard to see.)
I didn't use my Cricut for the second card, but I did get to use a new border punch I bought.
A little ribbon and gems for the flowers add nice finishing touches.
The inside is really simple as well.
I really like how these came out, but now I think I need to make more gender-neutral options. These will come in handy for last-minute gifts.
I wanted to make a special Christmas treat for my coworkers and I came across this Christmas tree from Qbee's Quest that holds Hershey Kisses and Nuggets. There are a lot of steps, but the tutorial is great! They were pretty easy to make.
Here they are ready to go.
They hold a good amount of candy.
The original design used cute ribbon, but by 1 a.m., I realized I didn't have time for that. I pulled out my glitter glue and made a few designs, and I was done.
I wanted to create something small, cute and festive for some girls at work -- just a little something to dress up their desks. I'm in love with paper rosettes right now, so I made these ornaments using rosettes.
I used double-sided paper so both sides could be decorated. I also used paper punches for the top-layer rosettes and the snowflakes. I added ribbon, stickles and gems to dress them up a bit. They were really easy, and the girls at work loved them.
I am so excited because today, my project is featured on Exploring Cricut. It is a great blog that provide a ton of inspiration for newbies like me. Head on over there to view great, creative projects.
For this project I created a picture frame to showcase a great holiday photo. I started off with a plain wooden frame from Hobby Lobby and painted it a color called Christmas Red. I thought that was the perfect name for this project.
I used Simply Charmed to cut the Santa, chimney and present. The year was cut using Alphalicious. After everything was on the frame, I added a layer of Mod Podge to seal it. I added festive ribbon and that was it.
This was a quick, simple project that would also be great as a gift.
Because I've only had my Cricut for a few months, I don't have very many cartridges. Actually, I only have five. I know, it's sad. So when I want to make a card, sometimes I have to get extra creative.
I made two birthday cards inspired by Mickey/Minnie Mouse. The first was for a friend's little boy who celebrated his first birthday with a Mickey Mouse-themed party. I used George and Basic Shapes for the Mickey shorts and name, and just added a little ribbon.
For my niece, I used George again to cut circles for the head and triangles for Minnie's bow. The "A" was made with Alphalicious a little glitter glue. Then I just added girly ribbon. I also made a matching envelope.
I like how these came out. One day maybe I'll get the Disney Mickey and Friends cartridge, but I can fake it for now.