Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Holly Jolly Blog Hop. This hop will showcase projects from many wonderful crafters just in time for you to get lots of crafty holiday inspiration!
If you just happened by my blog today and would like to start the hop from the beginning, please go to Fantabulously Pink.   If you're following the hop, then you should have arrived here from Macy Bella Designs. I'll include a complete list of hoppers at the end of my post.

For today's project I made ornaments using large, clear plastic ornaments from Hobby Lobby and clear acetate. (I used transparency sheets from Office Depot). To start, I cut the transparency using  the ornament image from the Joys of the Season cartridge. This piece should be just slightly smaller than the diameter of the ornament.

  The next step is to select the image. Try to find some that aren't too intricate and will cut well in small sizes. I cut most of mine around 2". Also, you don't want a lot of layers because they will be too thick and make it difficult to roll up your acetate to place in the ornament. When your image is ready, glue it to the acetate piece, not too close to the top. Let your adhesive dry, then roll the whole thing up and place it in the ornament. 
This is where a good pair of tweezers comes in handy! After you release the piece in the ornament, it will be a little curled, so use the tweezers to straighten it up and place it where you want it. Since my acetate was a bit short, I placed two glue dots in the ornament, just to the side of the stem. I used the seam in the ornament as a guide for placement. This was honestly the trickiest part of putting these together. It helps if you have glue dots that are a little thick. I used Dap StikArounds that I found at a hardware store. You can see the glue dot just to the left of the stem here.

Once you are happy with the placement of your image, it's time to add the snow. I used Martha Stewart Snow Glitter. To finish off the ornament, I added a bow and some greenery made with the MS Pine Punch.
I apologize for the pictures. It was difficult to get any without the glare of the light on them!

Thanks for joining us on the hop today and I hope you enjoyed my project. Your next stop is the talented Ken at Ken's Creations.

Images from  Sweater Weather, Winter Frolic.

October Beauty Bella Designs
Ken’s Kreations
Sis O’Snap
Phantom Rink Rat

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cricut Suburbia Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I made using the new Suburbia cartridge. I love the simple silhouette designs and art style of this cartridge. I already had the sentiment, from Art Impressions, and found this image on Suburbia that I thought worked perfectly with it. The images on the cartridge are basically two layers, one black outer layer and one that is done in color for a little contrast. I made a few modifications, cutting the top layer twice so that the dress would be a print, rather than just the black.
 These are the three cuts I made. The bottom layer in white glitter (though you can't tell from the picture!), then the top, or shift, layer in a print and the black.

 I cut the pieces I didn't need off the print layer, leaving only the dress portion.

Here is the image with all the layers put together. There is a tiny hole in the head that I assumed was supposed to be an earring. A small drop of  Pearl Pen worked to make it stand out.

A close up of the stamped sentiment, heat embossed in brown. The small ric-rac was a piece that just happened to be on my desk. I thought it worked well!
Here is the final product and I was really happy with the result! The background papers are from DCWV's Linen Closet collection. The floral print reminded me of vintage wallpaper. The chair is from Love You a Latte and the paper is from the same DCWV stack. Her dress is My Mind's Eye Stella Rose, Gertie collection. I also added some small adhesive pearls, because what lady would be caught without her pearls on, right?
This was a fun card for me, made for a special friend, and I was so glad that it came out pretty much as I imagined it!
Thanks for stopping by!

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