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Monday, October 27, 2008

Gingerbread House

I'm not in the Christmas mood yet, but just had to make this gingerbread house cut. My Mom makes a super fancy gingerbread house every year, and this reminds me of it. I used George, Plantin, Doodlecharms, and Mickey and Friends for the lollipops. Cut file is in the right hand column. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Smiles all Around

Here I go again, I totally "craft-lifted" this idea from G&GsMommy. My friends 40th birthday is today and she's having a 60's party, so I thought the smileys were so appropriate! The flowers are just print outs of a clip art flower with a smiley face I put on top. CLICK PIC FOR A BETTER VIEW.

Directions: Find a styrofoam ball which fits snugly into your container. Use hot glue around the edges to hold in place if necessary. Gather lollipops, straws (cut in half), wooden BBQ skewers, clip art, or other decorations(taped to skewers), 3" squares of tissue paper. Start at the top and put in your topper (the item you want to be the centerpiece - in mine the "40 Sucks"), you can work around that now. Take one piece of tissue and put the lollipop stick in the middle being careful not to puncture the paper. Gather the paper gently around the stick and insert the whole thing in the styrofoam. Go around the bottom edge until all is filled in. You can put them 1 inch or less apart. the tissue will cover any showing styrofoam. Keep filling from the bottom of the ball to the top. When you are about 2/3 done, switch to BBQ skewers with the same method, except use a skewer insted of a lollipop. Now put straw pieces over all the skewers, now stick lollipops in the straws. Trim straws as necessary to adjust height of pop. The straws add height and dimension to the bouquet. You can certainly do with out the straw method and just do all lollipops though. At the end stick in any embellishments. Let me know if these directions helped. Good luck!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pixie Sticks Bouquet

I totally "craft-lifted" this idea from BettyBees Buzz blog. Hers are very cute and I had to try it. I cut from the PPDU card and stuck them to the sticks with pop dots like Betty. For the ghosts and trick or treat bag, I used the Cricut markers first, for accent. I like the clear jar, so you can see all of the pixie stick colors! Click picture to get a better view...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tinkerbell Crazy

I didn't realize everyone was so Tinkerbell crazy. Here are some black and white sketch images which you can save, print and use like rubber stamped images on cards and such. There are a total of 7 images to downlaod. If you care to have these images, please be so kind as to leave a comment on this post. File is in the right hand column to download the images. Enjoy

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trendy T's

I used inspiration from all of the trendy T's in all of the stores and made a set of T shirt cards. I thought they would be perfect for a "tween". I might even use them myself. I used the onsie cut from the New Arrivals cart and just cut the bottom part off (The white T part is 2.5 inches high and the shadow is 2.75 inches). The shirt logos are from Me and My Big Ideas - jelly stickers. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment on this post!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Obama campaign logo

This logo looked really simple to make with George, so I gave it a shot. The cut file has all of the colors and cuts on different tabs. Cut file is in the right hand column.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween Lollipop Tree

Here's a Lollipop Tree I created with Cricut. Used PPDU for the shapes and BC for the text. I made it with a styrofoam cone, tissue paper, wooden skewers and lollipops (about 65 minis). Click the photo to get a better view. Let me know what you think!

(Here are more detailed directions: gather cutouts and tape to sticks. Cut tissue into about 4-5 inch squares - you can cut about 10 layers at a time. Starting at the bottom of the styrofoam cone, take one lollipop and put the stick in the middle of the tissue square making sure not to puncture the tissue, gather the tissue lightly around the stick. Stick the lollipop and tissue into the cone, keep going with more lollipops until the cone is covered. You do not need to put them too close because the tissue paper covers any styrofoam spaces. Once all of the lollipops are in, stick your cutouts in where you want and you're done.)

Sunday, October 5, 2008


To all of you who responded here or on the Cricut MB to my cards, thank you. I would like to give a card to each person who would like one and responded to my blog post from 10/2 - 10/5. Please send your address to and I will get a card to you as soon as my little fingers can make them all. Think Pink!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Cards

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I have made some cards to give away for free- If you would like one, please leave a comment on this post (I will pick at random the winners of the cards). They will come with an envelope all ready for giving. (The embossed cards [white one] have the embossed swirls on one and the "friends" embossing on the other) Great reasons to send one of these cards: someone you know is battling breast cancer, has a new diagnosis, is raising funds for cancer, or you want to thank someone for their support. So many reasons! Enjoy. (Click on the photos for a better view)