Sunday, August 25, 2013

Classroom Crafts

August has been filled with getting ready to go back to work and getting my classroom decorated. Therefore my crafting has been making things for my classroom. I found some small trash cans, a small dust pan and broom, and some hand sanitizer at the Dollar Tree. I used my Cricut and vinyl to cut out the polka dots, letters, and owls to decorate them.

Small Trash Cans for Stations:

Small Dust Pan and Broom:

Hand Sanitizer:


During reading the students go to reading stations. I have three reading groups and I pick one student from each group to be the team leader. Last year I used some Team Leader badges from an old reading series so I decided to alter them to match my classroom theme.
Before:
After:
 Before & After


I hope that you enjoyed these classroom crafts. I have created some other things for my classroom that I will post soon.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

"You Are So Tweet!" Card

This week I made a card for the challenges over at the Krafty Girls blog and the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog. The challenge at Krafty Girls this week is "Birds of a Feather" Challenge #21 and the challenge at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog is "Set the Scene" Challenge # 169. I combined these challenges and made this card:



I used light blue cardstock for the card base to look like the sky. The grass, tree, bird, and cloud were all cut from the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge. The phrase "You are so Tweet!" was cut using the the Loop Dee Loo font from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. 

Supplies:
Light Blue Cardstock (Card Base)
Green Cardstock (Grass and Tree)
Brown Cardstock (Tree Trunk)
White Cardstock (Cloud)
Red Cardstock (Bird)
Black Cardstock (Bird)
Yellow Cardstock (Bird)
Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge
Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
Foam Squares
White Gelly Roll Pen

Measurements:
Card Base- 4 1/4 inches X 5 1/2 inches
Tree- 3 1/2 inches
Bird- 2 inches
Cloud- 2 inches
Phrase- 1 inch
Grass- 1 inch X 5 1/2 inches
(I welded the grass together to make it 5 1/2 inches.)


I hope that you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Birthday Card for My Niece

Hi Crafters! So I have finished all the birthday cards for this week. The last card I had to make was for my niece that is turning one. My niece has a little stuff monkey that she takes everywhere and every time I see her or pictures of her she always has the monkey or is wearing an outfit with a monkey on it. Therefore I had to make her a card with a monkey and I found the monkey on the Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge.
 Here is a picture of her birthday card:

And here is a picture of the inside:
I used pink and purple to girl it up and then added the number one to the monkey's hat and shirt. I also used some stitching to give the card a little more detail. 

Supplies & Recipe:
-Pink Cardstock (Card Base: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Scored @ 4 1/4)
-Studio G Pink Paper Pack (Pattern Paper Layer: 4 X 5 1/4)
-Black Cardstock (Monkey Base: 3)
-Light Brown Cardstock (Monkey Middle Layer: 3)
-Dark Brown Cardstock (Monkey Top Layer: 3)
-Dark Pink Cardstock (Monkey's Hat & Shirt, Candles & Wave on Cake, "Make a Wish" Sentiment: 1 1/4, & "Happy Birthday" Sentiment: 2)
-Light Purple Cardstock (Ball on Monkey's Hat, The Number 1 on Shirt & Hat, Cake Plate: 1, Cake Icing, Phrase Bubble: 2)
-Yellow Cardstock (Cake Base: 1 1/2)
-White Gelly Roll Pen 
-Tape Runner
-Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue

Added Bonus: This week over at Krafty Girls the challenge is die cut. So I will also be entering this card into the Krafty Girls challenge this week. 

I hope that you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Birthday Card for a Teenager

Hey crafty friends! In my last post I talked about how this is a busy birthday week for me. I have two nephews and one niece and all of their birthdays are this week. One of my nephews will be turning 15 so I wanted to make a card that was more grown up looking and not so cutesy. Here is a picture of the card:
 And here is a picture of the inside of the card:
I really love the way this card turned out. I think it is great for a teenage boy and could easily be used for a teenage girl by just changing the color of the papers.

Supplies & Recipe:
  • Gray Cardstock (Card Base: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Scored @ 4 1/4, Banner Outline: 2 1/4 X 5 3/8, & Gray Circle: 2 1/2)
  • Studio G Blue Paper Pack-VPP0001 (Layer on Card Base: 4 1/8 X 5 3/8, Polka Dot Banner: 2 1/8  5 3/8, & The Number 15 cut from Cricut Craftroom Basics: 1 3/4)
  • Colorbok Designer Paper-Natural Expressions (Pattern Circle: 2 1/4 & Banner for Sentiment: 1 X 3)
  • Dark Blue Cardstock (Scallop Circle cut from Cricut Craftroom Basics: 2 3/4 & "Happy Birthday" Inside the Card cut from Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge: 2)
  • White Cardstock (Layer Inside the Card: 4 1/8 X 5 3/8)
  • Studio G Clear Stamps-VS4911 ("Celebrate" Stamp)
  • Tape Runner
  • Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
I hope that you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Create a Critter 2 Birthday Card

Next week is going to be a busy week of birthday card making. I have two nephews and one niece and all of their birthdays are next week. I just can't bring myself to buy a card now that I have entered the world of card making. I have already made one of the cards because one nephew lives in another state and his birthday is Wednesday. Therefore I need to mail it tomorrow. He is turning 6 so I did a cute lion card for him using the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge.


Recipe for Card:
The card base is 8.5 X 5.5 and scored at 4.25. The pattern paper on the front of the card and white paper on the inside of the card are cut at 4 X 5.25. The lion and phrases were cut from the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge. The lion was cut at 3 inches and the "Party Time" and "Happy Birthday" phrases were both cut at 2 inches.

Supplies:
Yellow Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Orange Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
White Cardstock
Pattern Paper (Recollections: The Bright and Basic Pad)
Tape Runner
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue

I hope that you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Owl Rosette

Lately I have been into card making but I love to do all kinds of crafts. So this week I decided to make more than just cards. I am not only a crafter but I am also a first grade teacher so with the summer half way over I have been wanting to make some things for my classroom. Last year I decided to do a theme in my classroom. I went with a polka dot and owl theme. So this week I made an owl rosette to hang in my classroom next year.

I love the way it turned out and can't wait to make more of them to hang around my classroom.
Recipe for Owl Rosette:
To make the rosette I cut a piece of 12 X 12 scrapbook paper into three strips that were 4 X 12. I then made score marks every 1/2 inch along all three pieces and folded the three pieces in and out like making a fan. Next I glued the three strips together making a circle. I then pushed the circle together and hot glued it in the middle. This week over at the Krafty Girls Challenge Blog the challenge was to use the color mint in your paper crafting project. Therefore I decided to use the colors mint, purple, and pink for the center decorative piece. I cut the mint scallop circle at 3 inches and the purple circle at 2.5 inches using Cricut Craftroom Basics. The owl was cut at 2 inches from the Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge using the colors pink (body), mint (wings, ears, & belly), white (eyes), yellow (feet & beak), and black (pupil of eyes).
Supplies:
12 X 12 Sheet of Scrapbook Paper (Studio G:VPP0401)
Mint Green Cardstock
Purple Cardstock
Pink Cardstock
White Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Score Tool
Hot Glue Gun
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue

Here are a couple more pictures of the owl rosette:

I hope you like and can use this idea in your own crafting. 
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!
-Mary

Happy 4th of July

Hello crafters! I hope that everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. For the fourth my husband and I spent time with family and of course I did some crafting. I made another 4th of July card. I used the Carson's Creations Sketch #18 which is the "You're a Star" Sketch. This is my first time to use a sketch while making a card and I have to say I love it. I have already created a board on my Pinterest page for card sketches and have started pinning some great sketches. You can click here to see and follow the board. I also used the colors red, white, and blue since this is a patriotic card.
Recipe for the Card:
The card base measures 8.5 X 5.5 and scored at 4.25. The white layer measures 4 X 5.25 and the red layer measures 3.75 X 5. For this card I cut three stars from Cricut Craftroom Basics. The blue star was cut at 3 inches, the white star was cut at 2.5 inches, and the red star was cut at 2 inches. The blue layer behind the stripes were both cut at .75 and the star pattern stripes were both cut at .5. The phrase was cut from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge and was cut at 1.5 inches. The frame around the phrase was cut from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge and was cut at 2.75 inches. 
Sketch Used:
Supplies:
Blue Cardstock
White Cardstock
Red Cardstock (Colorbok Textured Cardstock: Natural Wonder)
Star Pattern Paper (Studio G: VPP0001)
Cricut Craftroom Basics (Stars)
Lyrical Letter Cricut Cartridge (Frame around phrase)
Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge (Phrase)
Tape Runner
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
Foam Squares

Challenges:


I hope you like and can use this card idea.
Thanks for visiting &
Happy Crafting!
-Mary

Saturday, June 29, 2013

4th of July Card

Next week will be the Fourth of July so this week I wanted to make a 4th of July card. I got the banner and phrase from the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and the frame from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. To add a little something to the card I decided to add white stitching to the banner and around the front of the card and I used foam to pop up the banner and frame. I also added some star brads and then a banner and hat on the inside of the card and again I put white stitching on the banner. This was my first time putting stitching on a card and I love the way it adds a little more to the card. I had so much fun making this card and I hope you can use this card idea.


Supplies:
Red Cardstock 
Pattern Paper (Studio G Blue Paper Pack)
White Cardstock 
Blue Cardstock
Create a Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge (Banners, Phrase, & Hat)
Lyrical Letters Cricut Cartridge (Frame)
Shaped Brads
White Gelly Roll Pen
Tape Runner
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue

If you like this card idea and would like to know how I made the card and the measurements you can watch the video below:
Challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces: Let Freedom Ring
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Ch. #112—Patrotic
Paper Playtime: Ch. #13 Red, White, & Blue
Jo’s Scrap Shack: FCC # 6 Let Freedom Ring
Delightful Challenges: Red, White, & Blue
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Stars and Stripes
Cut It Up! Challenge Blog: New Nations Ch. #22
Simply Create Too: Ch. #40 Use the Colors of Your Country’s Flag”
Scrap Happens: 4th of July-Summer Challenge


Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Birthday Shape Card

This week I made another shape card for the challenge over at Krafty Girls. This is my second shape card and they are so fun to make. I found the birthday present shape on the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and thought that this would make a cute and simple shape card. I also thought about how you can never have too many birthday cards in your stash. Even though this card would not just have to be a birthday card since I used the sentiment "Celebrate" instead of "Happy Birthday". This card could be used for many occasions just by changing the colors and sentiment.


 Supplies:
Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge
Pink Cardstock
Pattern Paper (Recollections: The Bright and Basic Pad)
Purple Cardstock
Studio G "Celebrate" Stamp
White Gelly Roll Pen
Tape Runner
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
Foam Squares
If you like this card idea and would like to know how I made the card and the measurements you can watch the video below:

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wedding Card

It's wedding season and this week at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog the challenge is to make a wedding card or project. I have a cousin that is getting married in August so this challenge is perfect. I love the way black and white cards look so elegant. Therfore I decided to use these colors for the card. I used the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge for the hearts and the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge for the frame and phrase. I also used foam dots to give the card a little dimension. This is just a simple weddingbcard but I think the black and white is so beautiful. 



Supplies:
Black Cardstock 
White Cardstock
Patterned Paper (Colorbok Paper Plus+ Fruit Punch)
Hearts (Create a Critter 2 cartridge)
Frame & Phrase (Lyrical Letters cartridge)
Tape Runner
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
Foam Dots

If you like this card idea and would like to know how I made the card and the measurements you can watch the video below:



Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Music Themed Card

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you a music themed card. The challenge this week at the Krafty Girls Challenge Blog is to created a music themed project. I took piano lessons for many years when I was younger so the first thing I thought of was all my piano books that I still have. So for the layer on the front of my card I took a page of sheet music and made a copy of it onto white card stock. Then of course you can not have music without notes. So I put a big music note on the front of the card and some small music notes on the inside of the card. I gave the card a little dimension by using foam dots under the music note on the front of the card and the phrase. This card was so fun to make and made me want to sit down and play the piano which I have not done in a long time.


Supplies:
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
Create a Critter 2 Cartridge (Music Notes)
Lyrical Letters Cartridge (Frame and Phrase)
Tape Runner
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue
Foam Dots

If you like this card idea and would like to know how I made the card and the measurements you can watch the video below:

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

More Father's Day Cards for Challenges

Hi everyone! I am back with another idea for a Father's Day card for the dads that love technology. I did this card for the Krafty Girls challenge this week. The challenge was to find a Pinterest inspired paper craft and make it. This challenge was great for me because I am always looking for ideas on Pinterest. I also found a couple of other Father's Day card challenges on  Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and Cuttin and Stampin that I will be entering this card into. On the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, the challenge is to create a Father's Day card that you made with your Cricut. This card was made by just using Cricut Craftroom Basics. Therefore it is great for everyone whether they have lots of Cricut cartridges or just beginning their collection of cartridges like me. Then the Cuttin and Stampin challenge is to create a Father's Day card. I love challenges because they also help to inspire me. 
Here are the cards I was inspired to make:
I made a smaller one to look like an iPhone and a larger one to look like an iPad.

Supplies:
Black Cardstock
Patterned Paper from Colobok Paper Plus+ Fresh Linen
Red Cardstock (for the heart)
White Cardstock (for the idad)
White Gelly Roll pen (to draw the square on the button)
Corner Rounder

If you like this card idea and would like to know how I made the card and the measurements you can watch the video below:



The original post was on a blog named Moxie Fab World and here is a picture of the card that inspired me:

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Create a Critter 2 Father Day Cards


My Father's Day cards are done just in time for Father's Day this weekend. I used the Create a Critter 2 cartridge to make the cards. I found this card idea on page 46 of the Create a Critter 2 handbook. On page 46 there are a few golfing related images but since my father and father-in-law do not play golf I decided to just use the bear and let him be the card. So for the card base I use Cricut Craftroom to copy, flip, and weld the bear together. Then I cut out the other bear layers, the clothes, and the phrase and then put them all together to make this simple and cute Father's Day card. The great thing about this card is that it can be use for all occasions by just changing the colors and phrase inside the card. There are so many different ways this card could be used. I hope that you can use this card idea.
Challenges:
FCCB: Father's Day
Cuttin and Stampin: Father's Day


Supplies:
White Cardstock (Card Base)
Dark Brown Cardstock (Dad Bear)
Beige Cardstock (Dad Bear Shift)
Light Brown Cardstock (Layer)
Light Blue Cardstock (Accessory & Phrase Shift)
Patterned Cardstock (Accessory Shift)
Light Green Cardstock (Phrase)
Tape Runner
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue

If you like this card idea and would like to know how I made the card and the measurements you can watch the video below:

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Collective Haul from Michael's and Wal-Mart

I am currently making a couple of Father's Day cards and I did not have the color card stock I needed so I went to Michael's. Of course while I was at Michael's I had to look around the store to see if there was anything new and what all was on sale. I could not just go in and get the card stock and leave. That would just not be right. :) While looking around I found some small paper packs by Studio G and they had four different colors (pink, yellow, green, and blue) so I bought one of each color. I also got a white Gelly Roll pen because I like how people put the white dashes on their cards to add a little something. The last thing I got was a stamp that has four different sayings (Just For You From, Created With Love, Hand Crafted For You, & Hand Stamped For You). I am excited to stamp them on the Father's Day cards and make more cards so that I can use them on the back. I also like to crochet so I thought this stamp would be great to make little tags to pin onto crochet pieces that I give as gifts. Then I went to Wal-Mart and found some paper pads on sale for 50% off so I picked up three 12 X 12 paper pads all by Colorbok, one 6 X 6 paper pad also by Colorbok, and then a pack of Sudio G 12 X 12 paper. Now I can finish my Father's Day cards and I have lots of paper to make lots more cards and many other paper crafting projects. :)
Items from Michael's

Items from Wal-Mart



Friday, June 7, 2013

Mother's Day Card


A few months ago I found Stacy Williams' You Tube channel and she has a great Create a Critter 2 card series. I began watching her videos in the series and decided I just had to have the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. There are so many card possibilities and the critters are adorable. Once I got the cartridge the next holiday was Mother's Day so I decided to make my mother and mother-in-law a Mother's Day card instead of buying one. The images for the card I made can be found on page 44 of the Create a Critter 2 handbook and I just love the way the card turned out. My mother and mother-in-law were surprised to get a hand made card instead of a store bought card. Now I am looking forward to using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge to make some Father's Day cards.



Supplies used to make this card: 
Light Pink Cardstock 
Dark Pink Cardstock 
Light Blue Cardstock 
Dark Blue Cardstock 
White Cardstock 
Purple Cardstock 
Pattern Cardstock from Recollections: The Bright and Basic Pad 
Cricut 
Create a Critter 2 Cartridge 
Tape Runner 
Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue 
Black Fine Tip Scrapbooking Pen

If you like this card idea and would like to know how I made the card and the measurements you can watch the video below:

Happy Crafting!