Wedding Thank You

Saturday, March 31, 2012

I made these minis for my secret santa (she is getting married in June) at Christmas time. I have used this cut before for wedding shower cards. I think that I will make more to give as wedding and shower gifts, especially since so many weddings happen between now and the fall!
Cuts & Materials:
* Card Base - 3.5" x 7"
* Plain Mat - 3.25" x 3.25"
* Patter Mat - 3" x 3"
* Dress - Forever Young - 5.25" (I forgot to write it down, but I think this is right)
* Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
* Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings
* Brown Ink
* Paper by The Paper Studio
I also made some mini envelopes with my Art Philosophy cartridge (one of my new favorites). The one downfall of these mini cards is that they can not be mailed in their mini envelopes.  You can however mail one in a normal A2 sized envelop with a piece of cardstock to keep it from sliding around in the envelope. *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Baby Card

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Back again!  Can you believe all of the posts lately? I can't!  I'm so glad to finally have the time to post again :) I made this for a fabulous family expecting a little baby girl.
 (Neither of these pictures are very good - Sorry!)
The Cuts & Materials:
* Base - 8.5" x 5.5"
* Plain Mat - 4" x 4.5"
* Pattern Mat - 3.75" x 4.25"
* Onesie - Stork's Delivery - 3.18" (gypsy)
* Paper Studio Stamps
* Brown Ink
* Hobby Lobby Ribbon
This card was super simple to make.  I think I will make some more in pink and blue to add to my stash! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Mini Thank You Cards

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I am very fortunate to work with some of the most wonderful people everyday!  At the beginning of the year I wanted to show them how much I appreciate them, so I made these simple mini thank you cards.  I really like making minis because they are super quick and I can make a bunch of them at one time.
 Cuts & Materials:
* Card Base ~ 3.5" x 7" (scored in half)
* Mat ~ 3.25" x 3.25"
* Owl& Layers ~ Create-a-Critter ~ 2.75"
* Purple Ribbon ~ Offray
* Hero Arts ~ Everyday Sayings
* Brown Ink
* Spray Glitter
The owl doesn't really have a significance other than I thought he was cute and could represent how wise my fellow teachers are :) *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Smartie Pants

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I'm on a roll with posting here :) I took advantage of my spring break and decided to type several posts and schedule them for future posting times!  Hopefully I can keep it up.  I don't know about where you live, but here spring means state testing :(  Our state just implemented a new test that will be used not only to measure how well our students read, but will also determine whether they move on to the next grade level. Needless to say, it has made things very stressful lately and unfortunately many of the students were stressed out too! I originally saw a post last year at Cricut Your Classroom with something very similar. I made 200ish of these (not just for my students, but for all of the third graders) to help ease their worries. On the back I wrote "We believe in you!" and the teacher's names with a white gel pen.
 The Cuts & Materials:
* Pants - Everyday Paper Dolls - 9.5" (3.5" Real Dial Size)
* Paper Studio Cardstock - Blue Variety Pack
* White Gel Pen
* Tag - "Do your best on the test SMARTIE PANTS!" Printed on the computer
* Smarties
I used the white gel pen to add some stitching and also traced the other cuts (pockets and zipper) the Cricut made to give them some dimension. After cutting the tags I printed, I framed them in more blue paper. I didn't measure either of them, but the font is Comic Sans 10 point.  I think it really helped for the kids to know that we all believed in them and knew that they were going to do great! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Valentine's Treats (better late than never)!

Friday, March 23, 2012

This post is a little later than I planned (since we are more than a month after Valentine's Day), but it is better late than never right!  I made these cute Valentine's treats with my niece for her class.  She wanted something a little different for the boys and the girls. I saw both of these ideas on Pinterest and decided to recreate them!

Cuts for the Superheroes:
* Cape ~ Paper Doll Dress Up ~ 5"
* Mask ~ Paper Doll Dress Up ~ 6.5"
* Diamond Shape ~Paper Doll Dress Up ~ 5.5"
Small hole punched in the cape for the sucker

Cuts for the Butterflies:
Created with 2 hearts welded on my Gypsy-
* Base (each heart) ~ Create-a-Critter ~ Real Height 2.8"
* Layer (each heart) ~  Create-a-Critter ~ Real Height 2.32"
Glued together and 2 slit cuts for the sucker

Other Materials:
* Paper Studio Paper
* Heart Punch for all of the hearts
* My Pink Stamper's - Happiest Moments (Happy Valentine's Day)
* My Pink Stamper's - Winter Treats & Sayings (to: & from:)
* Googly Eyes
* Silver Pipe Cleaners (butterflies only)
* Various Beads (butterflies only)
* Glue Dots (for Mask)
* Black Ink

I think they turned out pretty cute and her classmates loved them! 
*~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

MIA & Permission Granted

Friday, March 2, 2012

Where does the time go? I apologize to all of my wonderful (and patient) followers for being MIA lately. I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the planet. Things have been super busy lately at home and at school. While I've had a bit of time to create lately, I haven't had much time to post anything! I will be posting some cute projects (including v-day gifts) soon, hopefully this weekend :) Until then though, I am letting everyone know that I am completely fine with my projects being pinned to Pinterest. I love all of the inspiration that can be found on Pinterest and would be honored to see my projects posted there as well!  If you haven't already discovered Pinterest you must check it out!  There are so many great ideas and it is super easy to use!!! Please be sure to check back soon for some great projects and as always *~* Thank you for stopping by *~*