Friday, September 26, 2014

Baby Shower Thank You Bottle Labels




My friend and co-worker Natalie, was playing with ideas for a friends Baby Shower. 
I had to let her know how much easier it would be with my Cricut. 
I ended up cutting out 30 whales and over 100 stars. What was I thinking!!!

Once she saw how cute they where she asked if my Cricut Thing could make drink labels. 
Of course I said "YES!,My Cricut Does EVERYTHING!!!"

So I ended up cutting out 50 more whales, stars and little banners.

Here are the first set...



These are the labels, they wanted them to say Thank You!
But I thought that was just boring and the theme is Whales... So why not play with that!!!!

We're "Whaley" Glad You Came

"Whaley" instead of "Really"
(just incase you didn't get it) 




I just cut a strip of paper to wrap around the bottle. To keep it on I just used Washi Tape.
 Then just added the whale with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I love how they came out... this is just my bottle of water I practiced on that's why its half empty.


"Whaley" Glad you stopped by to check this out!!! LOL  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Print Then Cut... is here and I made magnets!!!!


Cricut has finally released the Print Then Cut  feature for the Explore. I have so many ideas for the new features. But I wanted to share the first project I made. I found an image of Ariel (The Little Mermaid), that I love, and I wasn't sure what I was going to make with it.  I was determined to make some thing with this image. I pulled out some old printable magnet sheets I had and made magnets!!! 

I had to change the shape of the image which was easy to do in Inkscape (image manipulating software). Once I had the desired shape I uploaded it into Cricut Design Space. Copy and pasted to make two and printed it out then put it in my Explore and it cut it out!!! Was so quick and easy!!! 



I used  Avery 53208 Printable Magnet Sheets.  The only negative I found was the major waste of my magnet sheet. I really don't care, I have 2 cool magnets that no one else has. Can you imagine all the other cute custom things that can be made... WOW!!!!


Here is the finished magnet, i'll probably go over it with Mod Podge, just in case it gets wet. 









Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oh no my Sponge Daubers where crushed!!!


As you may have seen in a previous post I recently became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator . I opened up my kit and my Sponge Daubers were crushed!!! Oh no!!! 
Here is what they looked like... Three of them survived but two of them were just crushed. Stampin Up! is sending me replacements, and told me to toss or keep these ones. I didn't want to just toss them the sponge was still good so I got to thinking. I have a whole bag of cork screws I can use those?! So, I just took the lil sponge part off and added it to the end of the cork. They look pretty cool, and work great. Now, I need more inks!!! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

First project with Stampin Up!

I got this fun lil kit in my Demonstrator Kit, it's called Paper Pumpkin. It comes with everything you need to make the project inside!!! The only thing you need is adhesive & scissors!   
I also used Bermuda Bay Ink and Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine. The kit came with an ink spot( mini ink pad) & twine, I just wanted to use different colors. The instruction booklet is easy to follow. 
Here is the finished project, I used tissue paper I had laying around. What a cute bag right!? And it took me less than 5 minutes to make. Can't wait to get other Paper Pumpkin Kits.

Here is a link to my website, where you can find out more about Paper Pumpkin Kits and the Subscription.

www.stampinup.net/esquire/home/christopherlopez

https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en/

Don't forget to choose me as your Demonstrator!!! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thank You Army Jeep Card

I made this card for The Pioneer Cricuteer, one of the Admins is collecting card for her Hubbies Unit. This is only one of many I will be making. If you would like to send cards and not part of the group let me know and I  can get you the address.

What I used:
Various paper scraps from my stash 
SVG From Too Cute By Jessica - In The Army Now
Elmer's Xtream Glue Stick 
Zig Glue Pen 
Colored Pencils 
Google Eyes 





Here is a screen shot of the SVG in Cricut Design Space, I tweaked it ALOT. I did a lot of welding, coping, pasting, & deleting.  

Everything all cut out, I cut out two layers for the base and welded a head on one so knew where to place it. 

Started gluing everything on, lots of little pieces my favorite!!!!!

I added google eyes, and drew on the mouth with a colored pencil. I placed the second base over the first one to make it look as the Army guy was driving. 

Ta-da here is the finished card, I wasn't to happy with the colors I'd chose but still came out cute. 

Just lift the hood to find the message. I'll be putting Thank You! I hope the recipient enjoys what i have made for them. 



Finally Received My Stampin' Up Demo Kit


I added a list of the contents, at the very bottom!!!! I love Stampin' Up! products, however I do use other stuff too.




Look What I Received From UPS TODAY!!!! (Pardon the Doggie Booty) 
I love bubble wrap its so fun... 
I'm so excited for my new TRIMMER!!! 
THIS FITS IN MY EXPLORE!!!! EXCITED!!!!  
I'm super excited about this... You can Subscribe and get a new kit every month!!!!
 Subscribe Today!!! 
Some awesome Halloween PAPER!!!! 
HERE IS THE DETAILED LIST OF EVERYTHING I RECIEVED!!!!
Item NumberDescriptionQty Ordered
100082Stampin’ Write Marker Basic Black1
102566Stazon Ink Refill Jet Black1
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals1
105115Stampin’ Write Marker Pumpkin Pie1
116917Starter Kit Business Brick 09-10 US ENG1
120977D├ęcor Elements Stampin' Up! Logo White Small1
126889Stampin' Trimmer1
126976Classic Stampin' Pad Sahara Sand1
127266GUEST INV PSTCRD US/CE 2012 (100)1
130815Traditional Business Supply Pack (US ENG)1
131052New Demonstrator Starter Kit1
131171Classic Stampin' Pad Bermuda Bay1
131197Card Stock 8-1/2" x 11" Bermuda Bay1
131266Stampin Write Marker Pear Pizzazz1
132133Stampin Chalk Marker White1
132156Designer Washi Tape Witches' Brew1
132185Designer Series Paper Witches' Brew1
133773Sponge Daubers1
134578Baker's Twine Tangerine Tango1
135161Stamp Set Clear Freaky Friends1
135819Designer Series Paper Motley Monsters2
136731US Annual Catalog 2014-2015 (8 pack)1
137040Celebrando Creatividad 2014-2015 (single)1
138009Starter Paper Pumpkin Kit 21
138015US Holiday Catalog 2014 (8 pack)1




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paper Flower Wreath (1st Post, First Craft for my Blog)

I wanted my first post to be a great craft project, so i made something just to have something cool to share. So here are Step by Step Instructions on how to make a cool paper Flower Wreath.





Step 1. Cut out a bunch of circles different sizes (you can also just punch these out with a punch)



Step 2. Separate the circles in to groups of 5 or 6 by size ( i cut out scallop circle too) 

Step 3. Punch a hole threw all the circles. (If you don't get it in the middle its okay, they come out better if you don't)
Step 4. Smash each  circle into a little ball 
Step 5. Open up each little ball and slid them one by one on to a brad. (any size brad will work )
Step 6. Bend, twist, and turn until you get something that looks kinda like this.




Step 7.Depending on how big you are making your wreath, will determine how many flowers you will want.  
Step 8. Cut out a circle, with a smaller circle on the inside, you can also use foam wreath or any other wreath  base.
I just used paper because it was easy. 
Step 9. Find where you want to add your  flowers and start gluing  them on. 

Step 10. Find a cute image to center your wreath, and just glue him on., and add lace or ribbon to hang up your wreath.
What I used: 
Cricut Explore & Expression 2 to cut the circles and scallops
Martha Stewart Designer Papers (from a few years back)
The skull is from the Cricut Cartridge Rock Princess 
Brads
Crop-o-dile
Glue Gun 
Black Lace (from my stash)
Bling On the Crown(from my stash)