Friday, September 28, 2012

Scrapbook Friday With My Cricut Craft Room

Good morning!  It's Friday and payday!!  My favorite days of the month!!  Whooo!  Hoo!! 

You should have come over from My Cricut Craft Room.  If not, make sure you go over and see the other Fall treats!  Amazing projects over there!!

Today, I have a cute little page for you.  This is a recipe page for my 6 x 6 recipe book.  It's my favorite cake too!  I used CCR Germany and CCR Labels for my cuts.

 This picture shows how I colored my leaves.  This was Erica's idea.  I just left everything on the mat and used pieces of white felt dipped in ink pads.  So easy and NO MESS!!  Brilliant idea!!

This adorable little clock was cut from CCR Germany.  It just seemed so perfect for this page.

This label was cut from CCR Labels.  Before I cut it, I used my awesome gel pens and the Caligraphy font cartridge to write the title. 

Here is my project again. 
I just realized I didn't take a picture of the back.  That has the recipe on it.  That way, I get to see both sides of my two sided paper!  No waste!

Thank you for looking.  For more inspiration, please go back to My Cricut Craft Room and check out what my fellow design team members did!



Friday, September 21, 2012

Good morning and welcome to my Scrapbook Friday post for My Cricut Craft Room.  My page today has some of my favorite little critters from the Create a Critter cartridge. The tree is from Bloom.  The label is from Labels and the writing is from the Calligraphy cartridge with my gel pens. 

The leaves were done using a trick that Erica showed on her blog a while back.  I took my mat full of leaves out of my Cricut machine and instead of taking them off the mat to color them, I left everything on there (the leaves and the scrap paper around the leaves.)  I was able to use a piece of scrap felt and color them without having to do each and every leaf individually.  So easy.

Her is another close up of the leaves and the title!

Look at that face!  Just realized his pink nose fell off!  He is still cute though!!

Thank you for looking.  For more inspiration, please go back to My Cricut Craft Room and check out what my fellow design team members did!



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cricut Craftroom Exclusive Luggage Tags

Good Morning!  I have one more treat for you!

If you love to travel or you want just want to make an extra special tag marker for something, you will love this post. These luggage tags from the Cricut Craft Room exclusive cartridge Luggage Tags are perfect.  Again, they are really quick and simple to put together.  I did four tags in less than 45 minutes.  That was from start to gluing!  They are so adorable too!

Here are close up views of each one.  They are all cut at 3 inches! 

OK, can I just say this zebra one is my favorite!  So easy too!!

Look!  Is that Dori?!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Head back over My Cricut Craft Room To see what the other design team members have in store for you!



Cricut Craftroom Exclusive Page Pals

Good morning!

I have a fun little project for you today.  I have a little third grader who loves to read.  To encourage her, I made some of these adorable Page Pals from the Cricut Craftroom Exclusive cartridge Page Pals.  They just slide over the corner of the page so you don't ruin the pages by folding them.  They are so cute and very easy to make.  I did six of them in about an hour and a half.  That was from picking out the colors of the paper to gluing them in place.  They are really quick.

I cut all pieces at 3.35 inches.  Here is what they all look like a little closer up.

I am so glad I don't have to pick a favorite!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Head back over My Cricut Craft Room To see what the other design team members have in store for you!



Monday, September 17, 2012

Free CRicut Craft Room Help Guide!

The Cricut Craft Room Help Guide is 78 pages and
you can download it by clicking this picture. .....

When you open Cricut Craft Room now there is a GREAT video that pops up and welcomes you to Craft Room. If you have ever been intimidated by the idea of Craft Room…. NOW is your chance. There is a 4 minute video that welcomes you to Craft Room and will help you get aquainted and NOT intimidated by Craft Room!

It really is great, no matter what your computer skill level is. Please take the first step and try Craft Room if you have not taken that step yet. I have done a few Ustream tutorials to help with Craft Room, but no one can do it better than Provo-Craft themselves!

This guide came from and was assembled by
Erica’s Craft Room™ My Cricut Craft Room™
and Affordable Crafting Concepts™ Copyright 2009-2012

Visit the My Cricut Craft Room blog for 6-10 Cricut made projects each weekday.

On Hello Thursday visit Erica’s blog for the projects made with the
newest cricut cartridges and the Cricut Craft Room files to go with them.
I will have a project made with them and all of the Cricut Craft Room files for them to make your crafting easier and less frustrating.

Never pay more than $34.99 for a Cricut Cartridge EVER again…..

ALL Cricut cartridges $34.99 or less the DAY of release from Provo-Craft.
Create a Critter 2 & Suburbia, Now shipping
$34.99 each or $65 for both (September Bundle)
AND $5 shipping all weekend!
12x12 set of Cricut mats (Also work for the Imagine) $8
12x24 set of Cutting mats $12.50
Set of Regular Blades $7.50
Set of Deep Cut Blades $9

Click HERE to download this help guide.
Any suggestions are ALWAYS welcome!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday with a 3D element

Good morning my friends!  Today, I have a fun little card for you.  My 8 year old daughter is always drawing me pictures and making me little things, so today I thought I would make her something to let her know how much I love her.

The card base is Diecuts With A View Fall paper line.  It is sooooo pretty!  Lots of foils and big, bold fall prints.  I love it!  Expect to see a lot more of it in the following months too.

The dear and the balloon are cut from Create a Critter.

The inside is my 3D element.  I sized one heart from Create a Critter at 3.5 inches and centered another one sized at just over 2.5 inches inside the first.  This allowed me to cut a heart out of the center of the heart.  I made 5 of these cuts, folded them and glued them back to back.

I cut a 2 inch heart from Love Struck 2010 to dangle from the inside of the hearts.

I am going to leave it on her desk tomorrow morning so she finds it when she comes home from school. 

Thank you for looking.  For more inspiration, please go back to My Cricut Craft Room and check out what my fellow design team members did!



Friday, September 7, 2012

Scrapbook Friday at My Cricut Craft Room!

Good morning everyone!  It is my favorite day of the week!  FRIDAY!!  So happy!

Today's challenge was to create an interactive scrapbook page.

I had a lot of fun with this one.

This little butterfly acts as a pull tab to open my journaling spot or another picture if I want.

Here is a view of it pulled out!

The pink sections open up to allow me to put up to six more pictures on this page.  Here is how I did it!

For the catapiller, I welded three sets of to pink layers together.  I made 6 duplicates of the layers.  For the first two sets I hide the other two layers and flipped on set to face the other way.  Then I welded them together.  I did this to the other sets as well.  This made little flaps that I could lift to see up to six more pictures.

Here they are open.

First, I decided where I wanted my photo placed.  I cut a 4.5 x 6.5 rectangle to mach the background paper and layed it over my background paper.  This will allow my pull tab to slide in and out without getting hung up on the background paper.

For the pull out tab, I welded the base of my butterfly to a small rectangle.  Then I welded it to a large 4 x 6.5 rectangle.  Finally, I welled another .3 x 6.5 inch rectangle a 1/4 of an inch from the end of the rectangle. 

Then, I cut a 4.5 x 6.5 rectangle for my photo mat.  This will allow for a 1/4 inch border around my picture.  I flipped it over and put a foam square in each corner.  Then I layed my slider face down on it to check the fit and to position it when I place the whole photo mat onto my page.  You have t make sure it is in place before you lay the mat down because the foam squares will keep the slider from coming all the way out from the picture.

This is an upclose picture of the other butterfly.  I popped it up with foam squares and used it as a photo corner.  The photo will slide right under the tail of the butterfly.

Finally, here is another look at my completed project.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I can't wait to get my pics printed to put on the page.

Thanks for stopping by.  For more inspiration, head back over to My Cricut Craft Room and give my fellow design team members some love too!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day TWO

You should have started at if not please start at the beginning

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year "BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year. Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!

I've made three fun cards to share with you today. For the first one, I used Crocs Rule!  Such an adorable cartridge!


I cut everything at 2 inches and put it on a 4 inch by 5 inch card base.  I wasn't fond of the contrasting color I used on the phrase, so I whipped out my Cricut gel pens and used the blue glitter pen to color the letters.  Love those pens!!

My second project is from a hidden gem of a cartridge called Speaking of School.  Did you know they had a notecards feature?!  So cute!

My daughter's teacher has an "S" last name so I made her a set of these note cards.  I cut the card and all the layers at 4 inches.  For the markings on the jump rope, I used my handy dandy Cricut gel pens again.  First I "cut" the jump rope with the gel pen housing. Then, without unloading the mat, I switched my gel pen holder for the blade housing and cut it out again. 

For my final project, I was supposed to use Something to Celebrate.  Well, I can't find it anywhere in my Craftroom.  I know I bought it...

So, I pulled out my new favorite font cartridge, Doodletype.  Again, this cart is another hidden gem.  Everything on this card is cut from this cartridge.  Such a fun cartridge.
The base of each letter is a tag with a hole on both sides.  I snipped off the hole on the left side of the H and the right side of the O.  I joined the bases with brads and viola!  The background paper is from the Enjoy the Seasons Cricut Imagine cartridge!

Well there you have it!  I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop! These ladies NEVER fail to inspire me with their craftiness! 


Next you should go to Tess's Blog

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up: