Friday, December 28, 2012

Simple gift, big impact

One of my favorite gifts to give right now is sand hourglasses. I think they are simple, classic and fit into any decor. I gave a couple of them as birthday gifts this year.

I just added a simple tag using George and Basic Shapes and stamped the sentiment. The tag adds a little personalization, and everyone loves them.

Thanks for stopping by!


The Pink Elephant: Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything goes
Divas by Design: Anything goes

Pause Dream Enjoy: Anything goes

Challenges 4 Everybody:
Anything goesHiding in My Craft Room: Anything but Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

Gift Card Holders

I wanted to make gift card holders for Christmas. At first they were going to be simple cards like the ones I made for birthdays, but then I came across these cute pop-up boxes from Qbee's Quest.

They are really great, and the tutorial explains everything perfectly.

I left mine really simple and added Hershey's Kisses.

This is what they look like when you open them.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Birthdays

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.


Pause Dream Enjoy: December Celebrations
Go Fish: Anything goes
Pin and Tack: Anything goes
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Divas by Design: Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything goes

Kiss-mas Tree

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.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa tag

I created a quick gift tag using Simply Charmed for Santa and George and Basic Shapes for the tag. I stamped the background with snowflakes and glittered Santa.

It's fun, simple and waiting for a gift.


Cardz TV: Winter fun
Exploring Cricut: Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas: Holiday spirit
My Sheri: Wrap it up
Pink Elephant: Gift tag
Paper Pretties: Christmas
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything but a card
Sisterhood of Crafters: Christmas with stamped background
Reasonable Ribbon: Anything goes

Friday, December 14, 2012

Rosette Ornaments

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.





Die Cuttin Divas: Holiday spirit
Paper Crafting Journey: Christmas projects
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything goes
Pin and Tack: Anything goes

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holly Jolly Christmas

I remembered I had this paper with an adorable holly design, and I had to use it. I created a 6x6 card with an ornament cut from Simply Charmed.

Here's a close-up shot of the ornament.

I added pop dots for a little dimension.

Here is the sentiment.

The inside of the card was stamped with more holly.

Thanks for looking!

Paper Pretties: Red, green, choice
The Pink Elephant: Christmas photo inspiration
Fashionista Challenge: Winter
Bitten by the Bug: Baubles
Forever Friends: Christmas cards
Paper Playtime: Christmas colors
The Hybrid Chick: Holiday
Crazy 4 Challenges: Holiday stamp
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Christmas
Ribbon Carousel: Holiday

Monday, December 10, 2012

Picture Perfect

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cricut Fanatics: Decorations

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Gotta Wear Shades

I wanted to create a simple thank you card, so I pulled out my Paisley cartridge. I really need to use it more; it has so many cute cuts.

I used pop dots on the sunglasses for a little dimension, added a little ribbon and a few gems, and that was it. Inside the card I stamped a simple Thank You.


Boy, oh Boy

My cousin just had a baby boy. Everyone is so excited, especially his two daughters. I made this card to include with the present I got him.

I used classic blue, which I'm sure he loves after all the girly things he is used to with his daughters. The bottle was cut with my Cricut using Simply Charmed.

Inside the card I stamped a simple sentiment.

Raise the Bar: blue/white
Pause Dream Enjoy: blue/white

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sprucing Up the Office

My mom recently moved into a new office building with typical boring cubicles. So she asked me to make her a name tag to put on her cubicle, just to pretty it up a little.

This is a really simple project, but it adds something special to boring office spaces.

I used green papers because that is her favorite color and cut her name using Alphalicious on my Cricut.

I had never made a paper rosette before, but it was really easy, especially using my Martha Stewart score board. I love the look of the rosettes, so I have to think of new projects to use them.

Because this is for an office, I wanted to make sure there wasn't going to be any problems attaching the tag, so I just used clips from an office supply store to attach it.

DL.Art: Anything red/green
Scrap-Creations: Anything but a card

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Warm Wishes

The holiday season is in full gear, so I need to step up the card-making. I created this card using the cute mittens and word feature from Simply Charmed.

I added some ribbon and bows, and kept it pretty simple with classic Christmas colors.

Here are some close-up shots of the card:

And the inside:


Cardz TV: To Die For
Go Fish: Christmas
Inspired by Stamping: Green, red, white
Exploring Cricut: Christmas   
Paper Playtime: Christmas colors
Tammy's Scraping Corner: Anything Christmas
Crafty Boots: Anything goes
Make it Monday: Anything goes 
Broken Box Stock: Happy holidays
Pin and Tack: Anything goes