Saturday, July 16, 2011

New cards

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Big Buckle Card

                     I would like to thank Kim Burmirster for her tutorial on how to make this card.......

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day 2011

I loved making the tie box and shirt card from SVGCUTS.COM...........

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Cricut Vinyl Window

These are the names of our kids, grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.........

Anniversary Easel Card

I made this for some friends of ours that will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Easel Card

I saw this on YouTube and had to try it......this card is for my granddaughter....

Monday, May 23, 2011

Words on my Walls

Making a book with CD's

 decided I wanted to try and make a mini book using used CD/DVD disk as the pages.  I think they turned out pretty good for my first try.             

Turn this :

Into these...........

Branches on the Wall

I had this wall in our spare bedroom and I had these old windows so I decided you put some pictures on the back on the windows.  I wanted to place something else on it so I decided to try making a large limb accross the wall with little branches..........It worked really well and I can share the file with you.   I just used my Cricut to cut the branches out and then trimmed them with scissors if I needed to.

I decided to place some branches on the side wall.......

Large Vinyl Projects

I love doing large cuttings........I love figuring out the design and the dimentions and the challenge of doing them.

To make a large cutfile.........I am going to use the Cats on the Cage as an example.............Open Sure Cuts A Lot and place the cage on the mat, stretch it out so that it fills the mat. Then using the arrows on the right on SCAL place the bottom of the cage at the bottom of the mat. This will make the stand of the cage where you can not see it.

Then use the arrow that lets you strength the top of the cage and stop when the cat disapears this is your 1st page so save it.  Next ad another page go back to the 1st select all copy and then paste it on the page 2. then note on the right side where it starts going off the mat and pick a spot you can follow.

Then using the arrows move the cage over to the left until you get to the place where the right side is on the mat. save it.....then add another page (3) then go back to page 1 copy it and paste on page 3  then use the arrows and pull the cage up until the stand and the bottom are up and the bottom matches with the bottom of the cutting area save it. then copy it and paste it on a new page (4) then pick a spot on the stand and move it over until that spot is off on the left side and save it.

*********Now make sure when you are moving the picture that you are just moving it and not strenghing it.******** 

Now add another page (5) go back to page (1) copy it and paste on page (5). Now lower the cage untl the first half of the cat comes into view and lower it to the place where the top of the cage matches with where you placed it on page 1 save it.  Add page (6) go back to page (5) copy and paste on page (6). Move the cat over until it is at the place where it was on page (5) and it should be off the mat now save page (6) and you should have it ..............let me know if this has helped you understand. Thank you

Make sure to use the landscape mat

Baby Book

I love doing wordbooks.......they are so much fun.  I did this one for a friend of mine who is expecting her first grandchild.

Plastic Bottles with Surprises

I made these for a Baraar I was in at Christmas time.....They have a dozen diapers plus a toy inside them.
I get the bottles from Safeway in their bottled water section I like them because they are a nice size and have a handle..........After I have emptied the bottle I choose an area that will be the back and then I cut a U shape in the plastic so I can put things in it. After I fill it up I used masking tape to close the U. then I decorated using wallpaper that I got from Sherwin Williams. They usually throw out the books that are out of date so I pull the outdated ones from their shelves. I cut the paper to fit around the bottle and tape it closed using 2 sided tape. Then I decorate the bottle using embellishments that I either make or buy.......I hope this helps........Marcia.

Toilet Paper Book with Tags