Thursday, May 31, 2012

Twine Jar

I decorated this jar to hold extra embellishments.  It was inspired by the Cricut Circle Blog weekly challenge.  I have been looking at this jar for awhile wanting to use it.  I used twine and tiny glass beads to cover the jar.   I used Cindy Loo for the tag.  K&Co. flowers for the top.  I really like how it turned out!

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I made a non-Cricut card for my daughter's birthday.  Trying to use up some of my stash.  I'm sure I will never use it all! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thinking of You

I made this card for my nephew who's dad suddenly died.  It is also for the Cricut Circle Blog challenge: Something old, something new.

I used Lyrical Letters (How is that for really old?!) and Ornamental Iron -fairly new, but not brand-spanking new! I kept it monochromatic in blue - his favorite color.  I added glitter to the wording to give it a little extra pop.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Before & After

I had this old, beaten up radio stand that I wanted to use.  It works great for storing hats, mitts, etc. in at our house.  I just took the color scheme that was in the fabric and went with those.  I had to do a bit more clean up on the fabric as I didn't realize it was still messy!  I didn't change the handles, I just spray painted them too!  Ah, the beauty of paint! 

I am still contemplating making a stencil and doing something to the top of the stand.  I'll have to take out my Cricut books and see what might work the best, make a paper copy and go from there.  I think just getting this this far is good!


I used Mother's Day Boutique cartridge for all of the flowers - a flat one and a rolled one and put them together.  I inked the edges and added glimmer mist.  I added some little white flowers and added pearls to the centers to make it look more like a bouquet and add interest .   I cut out the scalloped border at the bottom from MS Elegant Cakes (welded with my Gypsy of course!).  The different leaves are from Cricut Essentials . I should say that I "think" they are because these were in my stash and I have also used the centers of leaves for them as well from another cart.)  I used a little black paint to add to the splashed look of paint in the picture.  7Gypsies ribbon tape and Tim Holtz paper tape.  I went to add something to the bottom, but I found it was too distracting and took away from the focal picture.  The frames in the upper right corner of the picture are from Glitz.   A few extra buttons, a saying from my stash and voila!  I am done! 

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