All posts filed under: Cricut Cards and Projects

Cricut Cut Teacup Gift Holder

Hi friends, This post is for you CRICUT lovers!  A cheery little cup of tea for the holidays! You’ll find this project in the  Cricut Craft Room Project Center and you can download the cut file for free!  All the detailed instructions are there too. (Accent Essentials and A Child’s Year cartridges used for this project)  This is so simple and quick to make for those last minute little gifts for friends and family, teachers, and neighbors. Plenty of room on the back to write a thoughtful sentiment too!  It can easily hold a gift card instead of the two teabags if you prefer!  What I love about this little cup is that it stands on it’s own thanks to the ‘saucer’ under it!  Let me know what you think of this project and I’d love to know if you try it too! Have a creative day! Deena

Cricut Baby Christening Card

I have written a new cricut project tutorial for a Baby Christening card framed with soft ribbon.  Of course the framing technique could be used for many different card occasions, not just for baby’s christening.  Just change up the colors and the image!  You can see the full tutorial with step by step photos at CUSTOM CROPS.  They have fabulous projects there and always FREE for you!  I always appreciate your comments and questions if you have any!  Have a great day and I hope you enjoy the Custom Crops tutorial!  Deena Related articles Published! (acreativeneed.wordpress.com)

Evening Romance

Michelle Pearson’s gallery on SCS is full of unique cards! I chose to case Evening Breezes for the Featured Stamper challenge. I used my “Shall we Dance” silhouette image and a frame from the  Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge.  I love the elegance of the frame and it’s so unexpected coming from this cartridge! It is a much more versatile cartridge than I was expecting.   I actually used the negative cut from the frame for the whole face of the card, and the remaining piece to mat the image. Be sure to use BLOGFANSRGR8 code if purchasing images from A Creative Need through  to Midnight Oct 31st! One day left!    Also, there is just one day left for a chance to win one of three great prizes from Squigglefly.com in their Mega Giveaway!  Any purchases made through October 31st will be eligible to win! You can see my available images at Squigglefly HERE.  The three winners will be announced on the blog November 1st! Have a great day!  Deena

Trick or Treat?!

It’s one day away from Halloween…just enough time to get some last minute treat bags made for my boys!  I used mostly scraps for this project, and turned some ENVELOPES into mini bags with a few simple scores and folds. 1. Seal the envelope (I used an A2 sized envelope) and score both long sides at 1/2″  and one short side at 1/2″.   Cut across the top with decorative scissors. 2. Score the corner on the diagonal and then fold all score lines back and forth a couple of times to make sure they are not stiff.  This will help you get the shape you want when you open it up into a bag. 3. Put your hand in the opening (like a sock puppet)  to push open the bag/envelope and with your other hand push flat the bottom and pinch the side fold flaps.  Glue these little flaps down with strong adhesive or red line tape to the bottom of the bag. 4. Crease your sides, by pushing middle line inwards and pinching …

Halloween Decor Frame Cut file and Tutorial

I made this fun Halloween frame  last week. It’s a great Halloween decoration next to the pumpkins my boys and I made last week too.  They love getting the house decorated for Halloween! I’ve written up a tutorial and include the .cut file too. All cuts are from Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.  They are available as a FREE PROJECT at CUSTOM CROPS!  I hope you like it! The image in the frame is my own sketched owl image.  Grab it tomorrow as a FREEBIE for 24 hrs on my blog if you like it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! Deena

Simply Paper Pieced

I love it when a card comes together like it was nothin‘! I made this simple paper pieced vase using two Unity stamps. I stamped the flower first on the white card stock,  then the vase on the dp (My Mind’s Eye Lime twist). I used Jilly bean soup blossom soup dp for the background panel…you need to look closely to see that it’s not the same as the vase dp!   The die cut layer was cut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge in my Cricut expression.  The center of the flower and the outline of the oval  is lightly inked with mint blue Copic  B01.  I stamped the Flourishes (taglines) sentiment and voila! I’d like to mention that this card was inspired by Limedoodle’s beautiful CAS cards!  I didn’t  case any particular card, but I spent some time perusing her blog and was surely inspired! I’m playing in a few challenges: fun with shapes and more: what you want Joyful Stamper: Inspire me Fridays anything goes So glad you had a moment to spend …

Anything but a Square Challenge

CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGE this week is to make a  card or creation that is not a square!  So easy right?  I made this card for an order,  for my niece’s friend who just had her baby a week and a half ago.   I knew I would use it for my DT sample as it fit this challenge perfectly; it’s anything but a square, right!  Wags ‘n Whiskers is our challenge sponsor this week!   I used Cricut Design Studio to weld the carriage shape into a card and I also cut the extra carriage layers and butterfly shapes using the Cricut Expression too.  I used the HERITAGE and STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST cartridges.   If you would like the .cut file I added a link to it below. The colors were inspired by the colors of the nursery and butterfly theme too.  The baby’s name of course, is Alexis! .CUT FILE DOWNLOAD HERE Thanks for stopping by today!  You know I enjoy your company!! Deena

Boyz to Men

Wednesday already!  Which means it’s  Crafty Creations challenge time.  This week the theme is “Boyz to Men”, and we’re being sponsored by Lily Of  The Valley Stamps!  Their stamps are really adorable; just wait until you see them all!! I colored this sweet little guy with water color crayons and a paint brush because I wanted to keep it soft.  I find copics too bright, or maybe I’m just too heavy handed or simply don’t have enough pale markers!  Hmmmm?  That would mean more shopping required, so it’s just as well I used water colors! Do you see the background file/ index card?  I cut that with my Cricut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge; I think I may have bought this cartridge specifically for that  image!  I’m so bad. I used a fabulous sketch from Kathy’s Waffle Sketch File: July 2011 Sketch.  However, I had a duh! moment since the title is: JULY SKETCH: OVALLY nice.  Well, as you can see I did not use an oval for my main image panel!  I guess I’m …

A Mini Paris Purse

The Crafty Creations Challenge this week was set by Amy; here is what she has to say: Bonjour!  and thanks for joining us for our latest challenge at Crafty Creations.   The theme this week is anything but a card, with a Paris theme. A few members of the design team are visiting the City of Light which inspired the idea. Our sponsor, Black Leaf Studios is back!  : I knew I wanted to make a purse for this challenge using my Forever Young Cricut Cartridge.  I used the images supplied by Black Leaf Studios (Poodle in Paris set) and made a collage of them in Picasa 3(free editing software), and printed it on white cardstock for the face of the purse.  The whole front is flat piece, but the collage effect makes it look like there are layers!  Isn’t that cool?! I used the image collage as the face of the purse by cutting it out with the Cricut.  <flower 5> Purse feature shift at 5 1/2″, using the center point button to make sure it …