Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Super Shields

I made these "Super Hero" Shields to help me maintain computer time in my classroom. My school is using a Super Hero theme this year so I am trying to incorporate the theme as much as possible. My students as had great time choosing their shield. I wrote their names on the shields using a permanent marker. This idea could also be used for scout meetings, church groups or even family chore charts.
I cut the shields at 3" real dial on using Letter Envy. I used my Gypsy to help me place the shields on the 4" x 6" inch wallpaper samples. The art teacher has boxes of vinyl wallpaper samples so I used those. I used the regular blade with a multicut of 4. I then attached a piece of magnetic tape to he back of each shield. I have easily organized Computer Time in my classroom.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Falling for Halloween Day 2

Boo Wall Decor

Welcome to the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration for the fall and Halloween season.
You should have arrived here from Cindy's blog. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go to Maria's blog to start so you don't miss any of the projects.

I cleaned up my craft area, made a quick trip to the grocery store and read the  posts on this weekend's Blog Hop. Then I got to thinking I have this nice clean crafting space let's do another project for this weekend's Blog Hop.  So whipped up this project in about half an hour.  We bought theses 4" x 6" frames last year during the Black Friday sale at Walmart.  They have been sitting against the wall waiting for just the right project. The frame border covers about 1/2 inch around the perimeter of the backing making the actual surface 3 1/2" by 5 1/2".

 I used Happy Hauntings cartridge, white glitter cardstock, yellow, black, and orange cardstock and some charms from my stash.  I cut the letter shadows at 2.5" and the top layer of the letters at 2" (I wanted the black to really show).  The spiderweb frame was cut about 5" by 6".  I then had to cut the left and right sides of each frame so they would fit my frames.  I used pop dots on the letters to give the project some extra dimension. 
I think the glitter paper make a great spiderweb.
Thanks for playing along with us today.  Please be sure to check out all the participant's wonderful projects. I've posted the list below in case you've missed anyone. The next blog you will be visiting belongs to the very talented Renee.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Falling for Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration for the fall and Halloween season.
You should have arrived here from Cindy's blog. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go to Maria's blog to start so you don't miss any of the projects.

I teach 5th and 6th special needs students.  I think they are going ti love my new lunch box.  I got this lucnch box at Sea World a couple of year's ago.  After removing the labels I used an adhesive remover to get rid of the residue.  I used the Happy Hauntings cartridge and yellow, neon green, black orange and dark green vinyl.

  • Cut sizes are as follows:
  • Happy Halloween 1.59"
  • Haunted House 3.24"
  • Shoe 3"
  • Pumpkin 3.51"

  • Thanks so much for joining in on the hop today. Please be sure to check out all the participant's wonderful projects. I've posted the list below in case you've missed anyone. The next blog you will be visiting belongs to the very talented Renee.

    Have fun looking at all of our wonderful projects.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    Window Birthday Card

    I made 8 of these cards; now I have some cards ready and waiting for those emergencies.  Some have brads topping the cupcake others are just glittered paper iced cupcakes.  I used Cupcake cart. for the cupcake, Birthday Bash for the sentiment and the card base.  I made the cards A2 size.  The card base is a double sided glitter DCVW stack and the solid glitter paper is a stack from Micheal's.

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

    First Day of School

    I made 2 cards like this.  One card has the 9 as my older daughter will be a Freshman this year.  The other card has an 8, younger daughter will be in 8th grade.  I used Pooh and Friends for the cuts.   I welded Pooh and Tigger to the bridge then created a shadow.  The card is a sheet of card stock folded in half.  The pieces are cut at about 3 inches.  All paper and embellies are from my stash.  I hope my "little" girls enjoy these cards.

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    With a Little Help from My Friends

    I'll be able to motivate my students to learn Math skills.  My school district's theme this year is G-P Super Heroes Leading the Way.  I used Batman and Superman to create this guys.  I made a Wonder Woman using Everyday Paper Doills but I didn't like her as she looked to young.  I'll post a pic when I redo her using Forever Young.  All heroes are cut at 11".  I used cardstock from Walmart to create the dolls. 

    Batman and Green Arrow

    Supergirl and Superman

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

    15 Minute Project

    I made this quick window card in about 15 minutes start to finish.  The design part was easy.  I used Freshly Picked for the card base (Frames Flower1) and the shift (Frames Flower1) welded together to form the card.  I then used Gypsy Wanderings phrase (Present) for the word "gift". The phrase was welded to the window making sure the phrase touches all 4 edges of the window.  The patterned paper is a DCWV stack and the gold paper was from Michael's.  I ran the phrase through my cuttlebug using the swirls folder.   I chalked the flowers on the inside of the card.  This technique adds interest to the front of the card as well as the inside.  Start to finish this project was about 15 minutes.  Try to create your window card.

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Just Photos of my Graduation Album Accents

    Graduation bird cut at 4 inches.  I used yellow brads for the eyes.
     Adventurer bird cut a 4 inches. I folded the map to add a realistic feel. I used stickles and flocking on the wings add a little whimsy.
    World traveler bird cut at 6 inches. 
    The large buttons give this bird an owl-like look.
    School bird cut at 4 inches.  I added stickles accents on the backpack. I used a brad that I painted blue for the eye.
    Cowgirl bird cut a 4 inches.  I added a
    large flat bird the added stickles to the center of it.

    Finally Made Graduation Project

    I finally finished the graduation project for my niece.  I made an album using 3 Birds on Parade, a banner using Letter Envy and a tri-fold card using Recess.  The bird icons are cut at 4 inches.  I added stickles accents and brads to the birds.  I made a total of 6 birds but this is my favorite.  I made it a little lager, 6 inches.  I used buttons for the eyes which gives this "girl" an owl look. The Banner was cut at 10 inches with letters cut at 8 inches.  I had to do some work with my Gypsy to make sure the letters fit the banner.  The images for the card were cut at about 3 inches. 

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    Gypsy not so Simple Project

    I made this project following the instructions at Shelia's blog shesasassylady.  Shelia includes a cut file you can download or you can follow her instructions and design your own.  I used patterned papers from my stash for the straw, hat and bandanna.  I enlisted the help of my 14 dd to draw the details on the face.  I used chalk and marker for the face details.  I really enjoyed this project and have started looking at ways I can make my own Gypsy paper piecing.  I no idea when I will ever use this card but I couldn't pass up the challenge.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    Love Card

    My girls and I are helping with Vacation Bible School this week.  Tuesday we were given an assignment to thank someone we love.  Yesterday when I got in from Summer School I was greeted with kool aid and lunch so I made a thank you cards to thank my girls for their courtesy.  I used Cricut Alphabet heart (shadow feature) real size 4.25 height and 4.5 wide then copied, flipped and welded it to create the card base.  I cut the top heart from Cricut Alphabet at 3.75 height and 4 wide.  I used foam tape to attached the heart to the card base.  This was a simple project that I plan to use o show DD1's friends so they can use their Cricut at home.

    Saturday, May 12, 2012

    A-2 Wide Shape Cards

    I made these shape cards following Shelia's blog  The Latte card is for my Mom for Mother's Day.   The ballet cards will be for my 2 daughters and the girls in my scout troop.  All four girls dance at the same dance school.  They have their annual dance recital next month.
    The latte card base was cut using Cricut Craft Room Basics 11" wide 4.25" high (real dial size).  The latte is from Love You A Latte.  It is cut at 4.47 (real dial OFF).  The papers are from my stash.  I used white Bazzil glitter paper for the whipped topping.  I cut 2 topping pieces and used foam squares to give some dimension.  I used a brown marker (Stampin Up) to accent the topping. I filled the metal heart in "love" with seed beads.  The sentiment and the shadow were cut at 3".

    The ballet cards were made using paper from my stash and glitter paper from Bazill.  The card base is from Cricut Essentials 11" wide and 4.25" high real dial size.  The Ballet dresses are from Shall We Dance.  The dresses are 3.91 (real dial size on).  I cut two dresses of each color then trimmed the top off of one of the dresses and embossed the skirt using my cuttlebug and the swirls folder.  I attached the top skirt with foam squares. 

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Easel Card with a Drawered Box

    Check out this card!  I got the directions from Sassy Lady's blog.  Thanks Shelia for another great idea and fantastic directions.  Since I don't have George or Ornamental Iron I made some changes to your file.  I'll try to upload my gypsy file later.  I used Gypsy Wanderings, SchoolBook and Sophie.

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    Showing Off Some Cards I Made

    If you haven't seen Shelia's (She's A Sassy Lady) blog you really need to check it out.  She has a weekly Gypsy lesson.  These cards are from her weekly challenges this month.  The papers are from my stash and the acetate is endpieces from laminating things for my classroom.

    Height (inches)
    Easter 2010
    Hoot n Holler button 3
    Splish Splash
    Round card
    Sophie button 17
    Round card mat
    Fancy Frames button 39
    Oval card
    Fancy Frames button 23
    Oval card mat
    Fancy Frames button 23

    Silhouette card
    Happy Hauntings button 14
    Rectangle for card back
    Plantin SchoolBook
    Happy Hauntings button 14
    Oval acetate
    Plantin SchoolBook
    Forever Young button 11

    Easter window cards.  The cuts are in windows on the top 2 cards.  The bottom 2 cards have paper backing the cuts.

    This card has an acetate window from laminating film.  It gives the appearnce of looking into a mirror.

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Letter Envy Contest

    This is my entry for the Letter Envy Cricut Circle Magazine contest.  It is the cover of my daughter's 8th grade English project.  She had to design, write and edit a magazine related to something she enjoys.  Her topic was Christian Rock.  We used Letter Envy for the title, Easter2011 for the cross and 3 Bird's - Life's a Party for the guitars.  The letters were cut at 2.37, the cross was cut at 6.53 and the guitars were 5.85.  I used 3 shades of blue for the letters and the guitars and gray and cream for the cross.  And yes the teacher was impressed; she got a 100 on the project.

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Some Inspirational Words for "Test Season"

    I created this bulletin board to cover posters during our state testing.  I used Varsity Letter and Sports Mania.  The letters and the shadows were cut at 5 inches.  The sports balls were cut at 5.15 inches. I used papers from my stash.  I used the thin inside parts to make a smaller bulletin board.  On the little board I added some pencils cut from Platin Schoolbook and bird from 3 Birds on Parade.  The pencils are 4 inches real dial and the birds are about 10 inches.

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    Cricut Magazine Entry

    Here's a quick page I made for the Cricut Magazine.  The challenge was to take a sketch and create your own project  .  I used Paper Trimmings and Letter Envy.  The letters were cut at 2.75".  the hearts were cut at 2.5".  I used Simply Swirls and the Cuttlebug to emboss the black panel.  The paper was from my stash.  I am very impressed with my effort to create an entire project in about 2 hours start.. finish... and looking for the perfect paper.

    Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Cricuting School Projects

    I love how easy it is to create super school projects using my Expression 2.  DD2 stated she needs a box diorama for steamboats, or is a steam engine.....  I knew I could do both. 

    Carts used:
    My World -- steamboat and steamboat shadow @ 10 inches
    My World -- steam engine and steam engine shadow @ 10 inches
    Everyday Paper Dolls -- waves @ 3 inches (real dial)
    Blackletter -- S and P 2.75 inches e, a, m, o, w, e, r @ 2.5 inches

    White, blue and black are Provo craft 12" x 24"
    Patterned paper is from my stash

    I used the cricut markers to draw the steamboat and engine then used the shadow feature to make the actual cuts.  I used pieces from the box flaps to create bracing so the pieces will stand.  I used a pieces of the box to make the bridge for the steam engine.  We printed facts about steam engines and steamboats then attached them to box sides.

    Needless to say the teacher was impressed!

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    First Cricut Craft Room Project

    I created this quick double page spread as part of an album I am making for dd1's choir adventures.  This is an 8 1/2 by 11 horizontal album.  I made this project for the "Year in Review" January Cricut Circle contest. The letters are from my stash, the paper is card stock from Walmart and JoAnn's.  I cut the GP at 2" and the rest of the letters at 1 1/2".  I used Cricut Craft Room Basic, Varsity Letter and Cricut Alphabet.  I had some trouble getting the file to cut properly.  I think I need to update my E2.  I have another CCR project to so I will it again after I update my machine.  I wanted to create some movement with the letters to give the page a fun teen look.