Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cricut Create A Critter Valentine

In this video I use my gypsy to create a Valentine card, featuring the Create A Critter Cartridge.   You'll see me use the "hide" feature to make the cricut cut only the parts I want it to cut (so I can try out my new Peachy Keen face stamps).   And you'll see how I lay out my cuts into different quadrants for the different colors of cardstock I plan to use.   So, even if you don't own this particular cartridge or the Peachy Keen stamps, I hope you pick up a few tips on using your gypsy and cricut.

Favorite Products of 2011

Tonight I posted a video showcasing my favorite products from 2011 and some of my all time favorites.   Maybe there is something new to you or something that you've been on the fence about?  These are all products I recommend 100%  !

Baby Shower with a spring/ladybug theme using the Paisley Cricut Cartridge

Invitation: Baroque Motiff Stampin' Up Stamp Set & Paisley Cricut Cartridge

Banner-  Used the (Blessing was the baby's name :).  I used the Paisley cartridge to decorate the banner and we hung it over the gift table.  The mother took it home and hung it in the baby's room.

Seed Packets-  Bought the 5/$1 flower seeds from Walmart.  Used the Freshly Picked Cricut to cut seed packets that could cover the Walmart ones.  (If anyone needs dimensions for this let me know.  I have it saved on my Gypsy).  I used the ladybugs from the Paisley cartridge to decorate the fronts.  And I used an acrylic alphabet stamp set to stamp "May Flowers".   On the side of the gift table we had a cream clay pot with florist picks holding these seed packets with a sign saying "April Showers, bring May Flowers."  It was an April baby shower.  The seed packets were the shower favor.

In a recent Youtube video, I said that the Paisley  Cricut Cartridge is one of my favorites.  The above pictures are why I fell in love with this cartridge.   The Paisley cartridge has the cutest images.   I've really enjoyed making things with it.  And as an added bonus, you can get it really cheap on Ebay.   It has been around for a while, but it was new to me in 2011, and that's why it made my list.