Saturday, August 28, 2010

Spider Luminary

Here is a quick spider luminary I made tonight. I tried cutting the paper bag on the cricut itself but after it got crumpled in my machine I just said forget it! lol

This is one of my favorite projects to date. So simple and versatile.  The possibilities are endless with any cut you make. :)

Cut the spider from October 31st at 3.5 inches.
Used a punch around the top of lunch bag.
Glued spider inside lunch bag.
Added a candle, lit it and enjoyed.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Etched Halloween Goblets

This was a super fun and surprisingly easy project to do.

Supplies needed:
Masking Tape
Etching Cream I highly recommend Armour Etch Cream.

I cut the phrases using Happy Hauntings. Applied to glass. Poured etch cream on. Waited 8 minutes. Rinsed Cream off and TAH-DAH.

This was my first time using vinyl with my cricut. I lucked out and bought the cricut vinyl at Joann on clearance. The color didn't matter since I planned on using it to etch. It worked perfectly.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

3d Halloween Container

I am finding with these 3d objects that they take a lot more time than I think they will.

First one was a total disaster trying to figure out the scoring and folding.

Here is the second one I attempted with some pictures to hopefully aid you.

Think of folding the box in:

I did fit to page on this and the size it cut was 11.5 inches.

Completed Size is about 4.5 inches.

The biggest issue that I am having is in the design of these objects is that they seem to go together with the weakest parts of the paper. Does that make sense? Well for example, on this box, the hand is supposed to slide into the slot on the top of the box. Seems simple enough until you try and put the fragile fingers through. Maybe I just don't have the light touch necessary or I am using the wrong kind of paper. I used Die Cuts With a View : shimmer stack which was pretty thick in my opinion and even lined the inside of the box. The hand still crumpled up and wasn't as neat. (Does anyone have any suggestions for thicker/stronger cardstock that doesn't have layers separate??!)

I just said forget it and cut the slot off. I needed to cut the top of it a bit anyway because I wanted it to hold a Bath and Body Works "candy corn" scented PocketBac. It just barely fit!

It smells so yummy!

Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View: Shimmer Stack Orange
Paper: Orange Polka- Dot. Sorry I forget brand but I am sure any fun paper will do :)
Zig Two Way Glue Pen
Therm O Web Super Tape 1/4"
Sticker: G Studio Halloween Bubbles. Check in Joann Fabrics Dollar Scrap Section.

Tips and Tricks: 
You will need to score this in many places. 
Highly recommend Therm O Web Double Sided Super Tape for any box construction.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Defy Gravity!

I was feeling a tad wicked and decided to make this quick card tonight.

 Colors are a bit muted in photo. Will work on that for next time.

All paper is die cuts with a view.

Satin Ribbon from Dollar Tree

Rub On Letters American Crafts Mini Marks "Ned Jr"

Jeweled Brad: Recollections from Michaels

Thanks for looking! :)


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bachelorette Card

This is a quick card I made for my friend's bachelorette party on Friday. The theme is "little black dress" and while I didn't have a black dress on any carts that I own,  I did have this high heel from the Sweethearts Cartridge! Overall, I am pleased. I would have liked to add a bit more bling. Always next time.

Thanks for looking,


{products used}

Cardstock: DCWV

Ribbon: Dollar Spot at Target
Punch: Martha Stewart Mini Ribbon Threader

Rub-on: Making Memories Sabrina

Monday, August 9, 2010


Wow I ordered my ATG gun from Custom Crops back in June and it finally arrived today. I guess this means I should start another project soon!

I am not so keen on the color but can overlook that because The Pink Stamper showed me that it can be spray painted and the price couldn't be beat!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy Hauntings 3d Haunted House

Ok I had a lot of issues with this one....t ..the pages to make this house were missing! So after downloading it online and spending the entire night on's finally done!!!

was it worth it? I think

There are some issues I have with the design of this house...some of the angles are off..

The biggest you can cut this house at on a 12x12 mat is 7 inches. (perhaps bigger in Design Studio?) It would be so much easier to assemble if it was bigger. Plus I wanted to get inside it when it was done! :P

Any smaller and I think I would have drove myself batty....

Make sure you use HIGH quality aka THICK cardstock.. I used DCWV and it did ok for the most part.

A zig two way glue pen is a must!

This takes some time..maybe about 3+ hours. ( I wanted to make these as invites! NOT NOW lol )

Overall I would attempt it again not for awhile

I will write more about it later but now I have to get to bed because I have to get up for work in 4.5 hours!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

what a letdown

The new Cricut Imagine in theory sounds great. The ability to cut and print at the same time, what could could be better right?

However, They seem to be holding strong to that $600.00 price tag(for now). Special HP INK. Special Cartridges. The biggest let down of them all, no computer hookup which means no sure cuts a lot which means a waste. Does this even let you use design studio since the press release made it sound like you needed the gypsy? Unless you're a professional or own a store, this just seems like a huge investment. The cricut expression and carts are expensive enough!

I am however not opposed to people buying me one or giving me one lol... then I can justify the other stuff ;)

For now, I'm saving my money and keeping the expression!