Fantabulous Cricut Crawl.....Bug Hugs for You

Welcome to  SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...

Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Up-cycled-Themed Project that includes  a Reusable or Recycled item along with a Cricut cut.

Sounds fun, huh?  You know we've all got some horded craft items we can recycle, right? 

If you've come from Faith's blog at Faith Abigail Designs, you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

For my earth Saving Project, I recycled a Pringles can!   Yep-this clever idea originally came from my blog bestie- Jill at Jaihart and I wanted to give it a try. 

So, I gave my kids a can of Pringles and said " Eat up kids, Mama's got to make a craft and try not to slobber on the can please."

The caterpillar is cut from Stretch Your Imagination.  This cartridge was the perfect choice to decorate a Pringles can because you can stretch the cuts to fit on the can.   Stretch Your Imagination cartridge may be an oldie but still a goodie. 

I then wrapped some embossed cardstock around the can,  added a few paper flowers on the lid and stuck a little flag stamped with a sentiment from My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies.

Creative, huh?  Now you wished you'd kept those Pringles cans that you just threw out in the trash this morning, right?

Anyways, I'm celebrating my one year "Blogoversary" soon so I'd like to offer up some blog candy to y'all....

I can't believe how many friends I've made since starting this blog and how much I've learned and been inspired by all you crafty friends of mine! 

So, if you want to win my blog candy make sure you're a follower and leave me a comment telling me what's your favorite Pringles flavor (mine is Cheddar Cheese-Yum!) and I'll pick a random winner on May 7th which is my actual Blogoversary!!!

Now keep on crawling and make sure to check out each DT member's blog for more inspiration. There will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant who links up a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!

Next stop on your crawl is...Jamie's blog at Scrap Queen, let's see what she's has in store for you......

Happy Crawling!

Linking with:
Paper Play Time- Anything Goes
Crafty Boots- Yellow
Pink Cricut Link Up Party
Paper Players- Tic Tac Toe (green & yellow+embossing+ anything)

Cascading "Get Well Bugs" Card

The Thursday's Tutorial over at FCCB features a fun tutorial by Dr. Sonia over at Cards, Crafts and Kids Projects  on how to make Cascading Cards.

I've never made this type of card before and since we had the "sick bug" running through my household a couple weeks ago, this cascading card gave me the perfect excuse to try this tutorial and create a "Get Well Bug" card for us.

Cascading Card

Cascading Get Well Bugs Card

After I made my Cascading Card with Kraft paper, I thought "Wow..there's a lot of empty space on this card to fill up!   I added cheery pattered paper, texture embossing,  faux stitching and cute little bugs die cuts  (if bugs can be cute) cut from the Cricut Paisley cartridge.

Vellum Votive Tutorial..

Sharing a tutorial on how to turn those dollar store votive's into pretty Vellum Votives that would be perfect  to use as decorations for wedding's, baby showers, garden parties or simple home decor.

How to make vellum votives

Vellum Votives

Smash Tape Flower.......

I was browsing through Target's craft area the other day, which BTW is way to small but I did notice they now sell Smash Tape.   I wanted to see what this craze was all about so I threw a roll in my cart. 

I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with it but this is what I came up with:

 I made a Smash Tape Flower! 

I cut a few black and white flowers from George and Basic Shapes in various sizes and I covered one of the flower layers in Smash Tape.  That's it....plain and simple.  

I added a little bit of embossing to the card, a black button with a twine bow along with a Studio G stamped sentiment and now I can say I just made my first Smash project. 

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Paper Issues- Smash it Up
Paper Playtime-Say it with Sentiments

Just Monkeying Around..

I rarely buy presents anymore for wedding's or baby showers.  I give what I love to do most.  Create a unique and personalized gift for the special occasion. 

Personalized Monkey Shadow Box

Monkey Shadow Box

I made this 12x12  monkey shadow box for my friend who's having a baby boy.  Can you guess she's having a monkey theme nursery?

I'm on the Jinger Adams Design Team...

I still can't believe it and I've been "All Smiles" since I found out!  Makes for a really happy household too...LOL.   The creative talent that Jinger had to select from was amazing!

Inspired by Jinger Adams
Jinger Adams Blog

Here are the designer's that will bring you inspiration from Jinger's new line.

I can't wait to get my hands on some of Jinger's new craft products!  WhooHoo!  Thanks so much for this opportunity.

Button Flowers...

We've got a fun challenge for you this week at The Paper Variety.  We want to see you "Scraplift" any project that any our design team members have created since January. 

There are 10 of us on TPV design team that bring you two challenges a month along with a tutorial.  Yep- get those creative juices flowing because we've given you lots of inspiring ideas and we'd just love to see them lifted!

Button Flower Card

Button Flower Card

For this challenge I made a flower pot card inspired and "scraplifted" by Sandi's Button Flower Tutorial.  
I hoard have jars and jars of buttons so I knew these Button Flowers would be perfect to addition to my card.

Pinewood Derby...AREA 51

 For my sons Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car this year I finally had the idea of cutting my own vinyl.  I seriously don't know why I never thought of this before. Those expensive car decals transfers are a pain to work with and the variety is limited. 

I have to give all the credit of this car to my husband from using the saw to shape the car, coming up with the theme and even transferring of vinyl to the car. Yes-he did!  Of course, my little Scout had his input too but Daddy did most of it.

Pinewood Derby Car Area 51

Pinewood Derby Car

We used Cricut Indie Art for the decals.  The vinyl idea started by just cutting flames then my husband saw what else was else was available on the Indie Art cartridge and he came up with the idea of AREA 51.  We actually do live in Nevada, so the AREA 51 idea seemed pretty cool and my son thinks aliens are awesome anyways.  

Re-using my Scraps...

I was cleaning my craft area and I found this star scrap that caught my eye. version of cleaning my craft area is basically just  putting things in piles,  I have a lot of piles....Bleek! 

Anyways, the star is the negative cut from a star that I used on another project.  It should of been thrown away after the original cut but it wasn't, just ended up in a pile. 

I'm so glad I kept it now (Thank you hoarding problem!) since my Thursday Tutorial post today at Fantabulous Cricut features some clever ideas from Marcia at One Scrap at a Time on debossing.

   You can check out my post and Marcia's tutorial at FCCB-HERE!

Here's how I used up some scraps:

Kraft Paper
K & Co- Handmade Paper Pack ( love this pack!)
George and Basic Shapes- Star cut at 4 1/2 inches using negative part.
Core'dination's paper (another piece of scrap laying around)- debossed and sanded
Button, twine and pearls

How cool does that star looked debossed?   It totally looks like a seashell to me-Love it!
Thanks for looking!
Linking with:
Use it Tuesday's-Anything Goes
CropStop-Bows and Buttons
The Kraft Journal-Use your stash

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.....A Pretty Potted Plant

This weeks for challenge #106 at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge we want to see your projects that have buttons and bows on them.

I've always like potted geraniums.  They're hardy flowers that produce lots of blooms except I find they have this weird smell....anyone know what I'm talking about?  Pee Yew!

I made this card for my Mom's birthday, she always appreciates a handmade card from her daughter.   Now, I have to write "Happy Birthday Mom" because like any Mom would, she reads my blog. 

Here's how I made this A2 card:

Freshly Picked Cartridge- Flower, shadow, base and layer cut at 5 inches.
Core'dination's paper embossed with wood grain folder and sanded.
Dots and bubbles embossing folders
Button & twine bow
White gel pen

Thanks for looking and linking up with our Buttons and Bows challenge this week at FCCB.

Linking with:
Exploring Cricut- April Showers/Flowers
Celebrate the Occasion-Just Because
Pink Cricut- Link Up Tuesdays

Easter Candy Jar...

Oh-I just love Easter candy and my favorite candy is Cadbury Mini-Eggs.  Since the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut  is Egg-ceptional Egg projects I decided to make an  Easter Candy Jar using these little chocolate delights since they just happen to be in the shape of an egg.

Easter Candy Jar

Easter Candy Jar

They seriously are my, love, love them....Thank You Easter Bunny!  I embellished the jar using an egg cut from Cricut Doodlecharms, added an embossed scallop circle cut from the Alphalicious cartridge and adhered paper flowers to the lid.

The Paper Variety Challenge...Paper and Such Stamps

We've got a fun challenge for you this week at  The Paper Variety.  

We want to see you create a card with a coordinating envelope but there's a catch.  Your envelope must also include two elements which could be stamps, twine, ribbon, pattern paper basically anything you can come up with. 

Our sponsor this week is Paper and Such and I'm so loving these Bitty Love Stamps that I got to play with for this challenge!   

 These little cards measure at 3 x 3 inches. I embossed primary cardstock with various textures, stamped each sentiment and gave them some color highlights with markers.

Whenever I send out cards, I always include a matching envelope.   The envelopes are cut from Wild Card at 4 inches.  For my two elements, I added patterned paper liners and stamped the coordinating sentiment on the outside of the envelope.


How cute are this Bitty Love stamps?
These are the perfect set of stamps for teachers to use or to give to teacher as gifts. I just love them!

Thanks for Paper and Such for giving the design team the privilege of choosing and designing with there stamps. I know I will be using this stamp set for many years to come. 

We look forward to your creations this week at TPV and playing  along for this awesome stamp set from Paper and Such.

Linking with:
Mark's Finest Papers- Square Cards
Jaihart- Link Up Party


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