Friday, June 17, 2011

Cricut Father's Day Projects


With Father's Day being on Sunday, I wanted to share with you some great Father's Day Projects you can make with your Cricut's!

Father's Day Card

Father’s Day Card Instructions



•Cricut® Expression Personal Electronic Cutter
•Cricut® Father’s Day cartridge

•Blue cardstock

•Brown cardstock

•Printed cardstock (2 different coordinating sheets)


•Dimensional tape


•Paper cutter


•Using paper cutter, cut blue cardstock into a 6” x 10” rectangle then fold in half.

•Using paper cutter, cut printed cardstock into a 5 ½” x 5 ½” square

•Using paper cutter, coordinating printed cardstock into a 5 ½” x 1” rectangle

•Using Cricut® and Cricut® Father’s Day cartridge and brown cardstock, cut 3 ½” Father’s Day

•Using blue cardstock, cut 3 ½” Father’s Day layer

•Ink all edges

•Adhere layers of Happy Father’s Day

•Using dimensional tape, adhere to card.

#1 Dad Gift Box

#1 Dad Box Instructions


•Cricut® Personal Electronic Cutter

•Cricut® Father’s Day cartridge

•Black cardstock

•Blue cardstock

•Printed cardstock


•Dimensional tape

•Paper cutter

•Box 6” x 4”


•Using printed cardstock and paper cutter, cut four squares 5 ½” x 3 ½” and one square 5 ½” x 5 ½”

•Using coordinating printed cardstock and paper cutter, cut four squares 5” x 3” and one square 5” x 5”

•Using Cricut®, Cricut® Father’s Day cartridge and black cardstock, cut 3” Poker, Can, Money and Pool Balls. Cut 5” Background2.

•Using printed cardstock, cut 3” PokerLyr, CanLyr, PoolballLyr, MoneyLyr. Using printed cardstock, cut 5” #1Dad

•Adhere mats to top and sides

•Adhere layers of all cuts and attach to sides

•Using dimensional tape, adhere #1 Dad cut to top of box

Father's Day Cake

Instructions for Father’s Day Cake


•Cricut Cake® Personal Electronic Cutter

•Cricut® Martha Stewart Crafts™ Seasonal Cake Art cartridge

•10″ x 5″ Cake

•Gum paste: brown, teal, aqua, light aqua

•Buttercream frosting: turquoise

•Food gel: brown


•Sugar glue

Cartridge Cuts:

•Seasonal Cake Art cartridge

•eight Fit to Length 5″ star borders

•eight Fit to Length 4.5″ star banners

•seventeen 1 ¾” circles with stars inside

•two 1 ¾” best dad phrases

•sixteen ½” stars

•2 ½” starburst

•2 ½” and 1 ¾” layered stars

•1 ½” and 2″ star wreaths

Designer Hints:

•Cut all images from gum paste, using pictures for color references. Remove excess gum paste from cutting mats and images. Save brown stars from borders. Let gum paste dry so that the cuts can be removed from the mat without being distorted.

•Layer borders, banners, and stars together as shown using sugar glue.

•Layer borders and banners to cake as shown.

•Layer best dad phrases together. Stand phrase on top of the cake as shown

•Paint toothpicks with food gel. Let dry. Attach toothpicks to backs of stars. Place on top of cake as shown.

•To decorate cupcakes, brownies, or cookies, cut similar icons at desired sizes. Layer together and place on top of the goodies as shown.

Have a wonderful Friday and a even better weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Paper Bag Card

Hello Friends,

Today I have a quick fun project to share with you using a paper bag, paper, and your favorite Pink By Design Stamps. I grabbed some paper bags at Michael's the other day in hopes to make a mini album. I paid 2.99 for a bag of 20, but I think you can find them cheaper or at a higher quantity at Walmart or Target. All paper used on this card is from the Cosmo Cricket " Wanted " Paper Stack.

Now onto the project :

To Start off I folded the bag in half, and basically just cut the paper a quarter of an inch smaller than the dimensions of the bag. I stamped Pink By Design's " Newsprint " Background Stamp ontop of the base layer of the card. I added another belt layer to the card to give it more depth. I stamped " Dad " using Pink By Design's " Banner " Alpha's that come with the image set. Of course I had to ink all the edges with Catseye chalk ink in cocoa and black. Because this is a Man's card I didn't want to bling it up to much, so I just added some Recollections black pearls.

All the same layering techniques that were done on the outside were applied to the inside. I added some tags to the automatic envelope the paper bag gives you!

The tags were stamped with Pink By Design " Our Father's " Stamp Set. I added some beading twine to the tags and inked around the edges.

I added a small paper bag on the inside, perfect for a gift card. I don't have a gift card yet, so my Costco card will have to do :) I added more inking to the edges of the small bag and stamped the center using Pink By Design's " Labels " Stamp Set. Of course the bottom of the little bag needed something so I added the rest of my black pearls. The opening of the bag creates another fun little pocket. Perfect for maybe a hidden gift, or like what I did, a place to for my kids to write a note to there dad. The larger tag was stamped with Pink By Design " Vintage Elements " Image Set, along with Pink By Design's " Our Father's " Stamp Set. I added a small pull tag with some more beading twine.

I wanted to bring your attention to this small detail I skipped over. For this little effect I took a piece of the same cardstock I used for the card and used some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence. I let it dry then dabbed it with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I heat dried that with my heating tool, then applied another coat of the same Distress Crackle Paint. And lastly I dabbed Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink. I like that it let the frayed burlap and the original cardstock bleed through. Gives it a more rustic MAN feel. I finished the card with some buttons.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and I would love to see you all create a paper bag card, and share it on the Pink By Design Message Board!  
Have A Wonderful Thursday,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CCCC #79 " Father's Day Card "

Hello Friends and Happy Wednesday! 

This week at Cricut Cardz Challenge, the challenge is to make a Father's Day Card using any cartridge and any color's you choose! 

I just got my Father's Day Solutions Cartridge about a couple weeks ago, and this cartridge is definitely perfect for any Father's Day Projects! 

Here is my Design Team Inspiration Card:
I used the Cricut Cartridge Father's Day Solutions Cartridge for the entire card
I welded together two base shapes at 5 inches to make the card feature on my gypsy
I then cut another base shape to go on top of the card at 5 inches
Cut another base shape at 4.5 and then my #1 Dad at 4.5 inches.
I used Kraft Cardstock from Joanns along with Graphic 45 Communique Collection
I chalked the edges of the card with Catseye Chalk Ink in Cocoa

I hope that you will play along with the Cricut Cardz Challenge this week, and I can't wait to see everyones Father's Day Cards!

Have a Great Day,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stamptastic Tuesday

Hello Friends, 

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Today Is Tuesday which means its another Stamptastic Tuesday! In case you are new to the Stamptastic Tuesday I'll explain how it works. Every Tuesday Paula at More Than Favors, Sarah from Pink Cricut, and I will be showcasing a stamp set from Pink By Design. During that week you can buy the showcased stamp set at a reduced price. We do inspiration projects featuring the stamp set of the week.

This week we are showcasing Pink By Design " Just For Men " Stamp Set.

This is a perfect stamp set for Father's Day, or really any day you want to celebrate,or just give the men your in life a card. Also this set is perfect for scrapbooking those menly men pictures :)

Here is my inspiration card showcasing this stamp set :

Does'nt this guy look like he is showing you his guns?

Cricut Cartridge Campin' Critters for Card Base and Image
Cosmo Cricket " Mr. Campy " Paper Stack
Beading Twine and Button
Google Eyes

This week only, when you purchase the Just For Men Stamp Set, along with any other stamp sets, you will get free shipping on your entire order! 

Be sure to stop by Sarah's, Paula's, and Bryan's Blogs to see there awesome inspiration projects using this stamp set :)

Have a Wonderful Tuesday :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

CCCC #21 " Accent Essentials "

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Welcome to another week of the CCCC (Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge). Last week I hosted the CCCC, This week you can find the Challenge at More Than Favors. We will be alternating weeks. This week the Poll and the Mr. Linky will be at Paula's Blog. I want to Thank You all for joining our challenges, and it's so much fun to see all the entries!

This week the winning cartridge is " Accent Essentials" . And here is my project featuring that cartridge.

Card Base Shadow Feature Only, cut at 5 inches from Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge Welded on Gypsy
Kiwi from Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge Cut at 2.5 inches Layer1 and Shadow only
Sentiment Tag from Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge at 1.5hx2.5w on real dial size on gyspy
Paper Scraps
Kraft Cardstock from Joanns
Beading Twine
Cats Eye Chalk Ink in Cocoa

Don't forget the winner has been posted on Paula's Blog, So Head on over to More than Favors and Play along with us!


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