Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sassy Girl Birthday

Faith here from The Crafting Professor

For my Designs on Cloud 9 project this week, I used one of the tags in the Sassy Girl Tags cutting file to create a birthday card for a friend. The tag comes in two layers, but I separated the layers in my Cricut Explore to add a third layer. It was super simple to do and gave me the opportunity to use some sassy colors. Check out the rest of the details on my blog: The Crafting Professor.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sock monkey santas

Hi!  Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here.  It's my day to post, and I'm excited to show off some adorable sock monkeys!

Sock monkeys are so fun!  My sisters and brothers and I all had one when we were growing up.  I had fun making them myself, but my mom made the best ones!!  As soon as I saw the Monkey Do file, I wanted it.  I knew my siblings would get a kick out of seeing a sock monkey on their cards this year.  All I needed to do was add a Santa hat to complete the look!

DT ~ Evelyn

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Looking for a CD disk the other day I was struck by how many of these disks I have just sitting around, useless, taking up space. It was time to put some of them to use.

So I made a coaster. A little seasonal friend to keep the tea and coffee rings off my desk and make me smile
first thing in the morning.

I used a cut file from Cool Winter Caps. These would make great fridge magnets too as well as cards or even place markers on a festive table!

I made a silhouette cut-out of the entire penguin, which I adhered to a sheet of white paper and finally to the disk. I made the silhouette cut-out as I wanted to inlay the coloured pieces of the picture so that the surface of the coaster would be as smooth as possible. I did not want too many bumpy areas.

The center hole on the disk also needs to be filled to prevent sagging. For that I used scrapped pieces of card stock that I punched out. I needed 5 to fill the hole.

This side of the disk I covered with an image from a paper pack. This way for Christmas day I can flip it over and have a Christmas picture.  (The circular ridge in the middle shows up clearly here because the paper is rather thin) Cork or felt make very nice backings for these coasters too.

I added a couple layers of acrylic floor wax to seal the card stock (Modge Podge or a spray on sealer works well too!)
The sealer I used darkened the card stock as it soaked in.

For a final touch a bead of glitter glue around the edge of the disk works really well. I don't plan on adding it to this one though!

Happy crafting!

DT - Charne

Monday, December 1, 2014

Home for the Holidays - version 2!!

Hi!  Hope your Thanksgiving Day was fun and full of good food and family!  This is Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here to continue on my theme of home for the holidays.  I found a gorgeous card in the Designs on Cloud 9 shop that I just had to make, and it turned out as pretty as I imagined:

It's called Holiday Home and you can pick it up here.  

I followed the colors pretty exactly, but omitted the deer.  It turned out so lovely, if I do say so myself!!  I made it into a shaped card.

It was lots of fun to put together, and I'm going to make some more next weekend!

Evelyn - DT

Friday, November 28, 2014

Being Thankful

Good Morning everyone!  Happy (day-after) Thanksgiving.  I hope you enjoyed your holiday yesterday.  I have one final Fall card to share with you.  I'm getting into all Christmas projects now.

This card features Thanks card and Fall Leaves files.  I incorporated the Charles embossing folder by Cuttlebug and I love the results.  The card is simple, the card is natural.  It's just so warm and I love it.

I hope this inspires you to look at each of the cut files available with different eyes.  The Thanks card actually looks very Spring-y with flowers.  Remove some pieces and substitute with others.  Elevate a simple card with texture and natural twine.

Have a wonderful day!

~Melissa, DT

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Home for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here.  I'm not quite ready to hear Christmas carols on the radio yet, but my favorite is There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays.  I sure do love a warm house filled with people I love! 

My project today is craft room decor.  I have a picture frame filled with photos of my family in my craft room, and I like to decorate it for the seasons.  I was inspired by this little DC9 file, which was a freebie a few weeks ago:

It's called Wreath with Candle.  It made me want to put it on a door. I went in search of a house to put it on and found this beautiful mansion, Fright Night:

I straightened out the shutters, omitted the spiderweb and widow's walks, chose bright papers and came up with this:

I had so much fun making this, and it looks great in my craft room!  

I did get that adorable inspiration wreath on the door, minus the candle, using print and cut.  It's fun to follow your inspirations and to look at things in a different way.  I like how the haunted house turned out to be perfect for my Home for the Holidays project!

Enjoy the season!

~ DT Evelyn

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Penguin Fridge Magnet

The little penguin magnet I made some time ago, ( See the post HERE) was looking rather lonely on the fridge door. It was high time he had a friend.

I used a cut file from Fun On The Ice

And here is how it turned out. Very cute indeed!

...and now they can keep each other company on the fridge ;-)

DT - Charne