All posts tagged: Custom Crops

New Image Winner

Hello!  Thank you for leaving me your comments on my newest images! I have randomly chosen a winner and AMY SABOL will receive her favourite image! Amy Sabol Mother and Baby is my favorite, even though I LOVE them all … just ADORE those babies … that was a tough choice… I LOVE those baby faces,,, they really are my heart’s favorites!!! Permalink, Edit April 20, 2012 8:22 pm  Amy, please send me your e-mail and I will send you your image! I wanted to mention that I have a new card tutorial up at CUSTOM CROPS using the Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge.  If you would like more details (and the cuts) head on over and have a peek at the PROJECTS there.   There’s lots of inspiration! 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! (

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

Fabulous Darling!

I tried something a little different with my cricut for this card.  Of course everyone knows you can cut some fabulous shapes with the Cricut expression, but you can also “draw” those same images too!  All you need is a simple little attachment that replaces the normal blade, and  insert a mini gel pen.  I used a standard Staples mini gel pen in red.  The attachment is available at Custom Crops. I used the Forever Young cartridge for the image. Papers: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, Kraft card stock Accessories: oval punch Stampin’ Up!  Cricut expression, Forever Young cartridge, embroidery thread, gel pen holder, gel pen Deena

A Cricut Easter Project and a Card

Hi again!  I’m so excited!! I have two new projects up on Custom Crops I want to tell you about.  The first is a Mini Bunny Basket and the second a Spring/Easter card. Both are made using the Cricut and the mini basket only uses one cartridge (Easter 2010).  If you would like all the details and the simple tutorials for either one just click on their links.  I hope you like them!  I’d so appreciate your comments on Custom Crops if you have a moment to log in!   Check out the other wonderful new tutorials/projects while you’re there by Susan and Megan from Above Rubies Studios!  Yes, I’m in great company over there!!

Home Decor Desktop Calendar

Flourishes has lovely digital calendar pages.  Seeing as it was the end of January and I needed a calendar for my craft room, I decided to download them to make a desktop calendar project.  I decorated  this quite quickly and simply with my new Cricut Home Décor cartridge.  But you don’t need a Cricut to make the calendar!  It’s an easel style base so it can be easily opened and closed; I can leave it standing on my desk or pop it in my purse!  It’s compact at 41/4 x 41/4!  If you would like to make one too, I ‘ve written a full picture tutorial you can see HERE at CUSTOM CROPS.  I hope you enjoy it! As always, if you have any questions or comments I am happy to hear them!  Thanks for stopping by! Tonight at midnight I will post the first of three challenge sample cards for Flourishes!! Yippeee!!! They are having a celebration for their 1 year anniversary of Timeless Tuesday Challenges and invited me to make some samples for …

Cuttlebug Christmas Tags and Tin

Hello!!  Wow, only 10 days to go ’till Christmas! The Christmas preparations are well under way, most of my cards have been sent out (although I do have a few more to make and send), and I have yet to start my baking!  I am getting into the spirit of the Holidays now, waiting for family to arrive and looking forward to some special time with them. It will be an emotional Christmas for our family this year.  We found out two months ago that my MIL has terminal cancer.  It did come as a complete shock to us all, as nothing was found until she was at stage 4  and nothing can be done medically.  She is 78 years old and has always been a very strong woman both physically and spiritually.  She is a real go getter with more energy than I have by times!!   We had the very difficult task of telling our two boys last night about their Nanny.  Children do surprise us at how they take things.  I find with …

New Gift Card Holder Tutorial!

Need a new idea for wrapping up your gift cards?  I’ve made this Gift Box Gift Card Holder tutorial for Custom Crops that you can find HERE.  Let me know what you think, it really helps to know what new ideas you’re all looking for! All Custom Crops tutorials and templates are free and always available in the Custom Crops Projects section.  The fabulous girls from Custom Crops also have Video Tutorials for you! Have a creative day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Impressions of Christmas Past

Here’s my latest project for Custom Crops…a vintage inspired Christmas card.  You can see all the details for this card and many other new Christmas cards, FREE templates, cut files and project tutorials at Custom Crops. Pssst…hey you guys … I might get into a lot of trouble for this… Kelly over at Custom Crops asked us to keep this top secret but I just couldn’t  do that to you… I guess it’s too late for them to keep it hush hush because you can see the info has already been leaked and the Internal CONFIDENTIAL Employee Video has been posted to YOUTUBE!!  There is definitely going to be a Custom Crops employee (NATALIE) being tacky taped and glittered after this is all over!!  (OUCH) Anyhoo, as long as it’s not me….here it is… There  is a huge PINK TUESDAY SALE at Custom Crops starting a 12:01 CT November 24th!!  It lasts only one day so don’t miss out! Oh, I really hope Kelly doesn’t find out about this…Shhhhhh!!! I’m hiding my tacky tape and …

Mystery Box Project Revealed!!

It’s time to show you all my CUSTOM CROPS MYSTERY PROJECT!!   I had so much fun with this!! As some of you already know, I received a  box of mystery items from Custom Crops and was invited to make a project  using all of the products in the box!  What would you make with a set of plastic cutlery, a cheerios box and some shrink film??? The girls at Custom Crops have a wonderful sense of humor and our “mission as we chose to accept it” was a ton of fun!! Here’s what was in the box… You’ve seen what I did  with the contents of the box, but wait until you see what all the other designers did!!! You will be amazed at what these ladies have come up with too!!  Please head on over to CUSTOM CROPS for full project tutorials of all our creations!  We would love to hear what you think of them too, so if you have a moment, leave a comment…they really are appreciated!! Custom Crops is also having …