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Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Love is in the air.  All of the grocery and department stores are ready for Valentines Day so I guess I better get to work (if you call this work) 🙂

In our home we have a pass thru from our kitchen into the living area. It’s a half wall and we have 2 bar stools in front, but that wall always looks so blahhhh, so  I have decided to make a banner for each season or special holiday to put into the blank space.

I want to share with you a fun Cricut project.  Cricut makes Valentines decorating so easy with all of the Cricut Cartridges you can choose from.  I used the Sweethearts cartridge to make this banner, along with the Cricut Expression machine.

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I decided to use this scalloped  heart because it had round holes incorporated into the design which made it really easy to put ribbon thru to make a Valentines banner.

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I was thinking of all the things that I could put into the middle of the heart like our names, cupid, arrow… and when I found ” you & me ” I knew it was perfect.  Doesn’t it look good?  I have a few more ideas on decorating for Valentines day that I will be sharing with you soon.

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

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Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a handmade birthday card that I made for our nephew who can now drive.  I just had to make a card that had a car on it 🙂 so I looked though all of my stamps and cricut cartridges and I found it!  And for those of you that know how many stamps that I have you know it took awhile ~ LOL

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Using my Cricut Expression machine along with the Billionaire cricut lite cartridge,  I put together a pretty cool birthday card for the new driver on the road.

~ Happy Birthday Luke ~

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Hello My Friends,

Today I want to share with you a handmade coffee cup birthday card that I made for my brother-in-law.  I have seen lots of cards in the shape of a coffee cups like the ones you would see at your local coffee shop, and I thought that would be a fun idea for a birthday card.  Well after looking at all of my Cricut Cartridges, would you believe that I did not have that cartridge?    So here is where a little imagination and some creativity comes in.

Using the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge, Gypsy and Cricut Expression machine,  I made a coffee cup card.

I cut the shape in blackout mode of the refrigerator, yup, you read that correctly the refrigerator.  All I did was cut the two small legs off the bottom and I had the shape of a coffee cup.  I was enclosing a gift card into this card so i just made sure when sizing this card that the card would fit inside without sticking out.  Using the Gypsy I welding the sides together which made a card.  All I needed to do is fold in the center.

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As I am writing this post and looking at the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge booklet and  I am laughing because I could have just used the shift function and I would have got the same image and wouldn’t have had to cut off the legs. 🙂

Anyway I increased the size and cut it out again but his time with a brown cardstock.  Then using a paper cutter (or you could use a scissor) just snipped off the top pf the refrigerator shape to make it look like a lid.  It looked good but seeing pictures of coffee cup lids they had some curve to it, so I took a small oval paper punch and with one punch on each side did the trick of looking like a lid.  Then added a piece of raffia for a little extra dimension.

For the bottom half of the coffee cup took the brown cardstock, cut a strip that would wrap around the entire card (just like the cup wrap you would get in a coffee shop so you don’t burn your hands on the hot cup)  ran that strip through the Cuttlebug with embossing folder.  Final touch was the circle birthday sentiment, circle punch then applied with a pop dot.

~ Happy Birthday Harry ~

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Hello My Friends,

I have to start this post by saying Wow!!!!!

I know that this cricut cartridge has been out for awhile now but I just got my hands on it and I will never let it go 🙂

Anyone who loves flowers, paper, and of course the Cricut Expression or any Cricut cutting machine, will absolutely love this Art Cartridge Flower Shoppe from Cricut.

My Mom just had a very special birthday and I wanted to make her the most perfect handmade card ever…..and since I was enclosing the card into a box along with her present I didn’t care if it would be a little bulky.

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Using the Cricut Expression machine I cut out several different sizes of the Daisy1 flower onto different colors and patterns of cardstock.  To think that a piece of paper cut into a circle spiral and when rolled up can make such great looking  flowers is pretty cool 🙂  All it takes is some adhesive to keep it together and WA-la a flower.  I also use the Cricut spatula to remove the flowers from the Cricut cutting mat, it made it so much easier using the spatula and not worrying about the paper tearing.

I also added some white ribbon, blue raffia and twine to make the bow.  Of course that wasn’t enough I had to cut out some heats and attach to the bottom of the ribbon.

~ Happy Birthday  Mom ~

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Hello My Crafty and Stamping Friends.

I have made this birthday card for my dad-in-law using the new Moving Forward stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  Besides the fact that this set is really fun, it gets even better, because when you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up donates part of the purchase price to support the Ronald McDonald House charities.

So you have fun stamping while helping a charity – I love it!

The stamp set has a bicycle (which I used), sail boat and a blimp (balloon), also with some sentiments.

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In this card I used alot of supplies that are in my craft room.  The seagulls were cut using the Cricut Expression machine with the Life is a Beach cartridge.

Palm trees was made with a paper punch from punch bunch for the palms and the base was cut freehand on a piece of kraft cardstock and with the side of a Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad just brushed against lightly to get the look of a trunk of the tree.

I live on an island in north Florida and so many people ride there bicycles on the beach so since my dad-in-law visited and loved that idea I made him the beach theme card.

All I did to make the layers of the sand and ocean was I just used the torn paper look (really just tear the piece of cardstock) to get an uneven look.  I then added some glitter for the glistening sand.

Wishing my Dad-In-Law a Very Happy Birthday!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

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