Halloween Gift Container

With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be fun to share an inexpensive idea for a gift container. You can purchase these clear containers at Michaels for only a few dollars and then decorate them with the Halloween coordinating papers.

Here are the instructions:

1. Use the Fancy Frames cartridge to cut out a frame and the coordinating shadow layer. I cut the shapes to 2.5″.

2. Use the Cake Basics cartridge to cut out the monogram letter. I cut the letter to 1.5″

3. Adhere to the canister with foam dots to add extra dimension.

4. Tie ribbons to the handle, decorate the cover with coordinating papers, and add flowers.

I hope you enjoyed the project and have a great weekend.

Thanks,

Diana McGraw

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Design on a Dime Breast Cancer Awareness Onsie.

I love how this project turned out.  My grandma had Breast Cancer so far my mom is in the clear but that means my risk is still pretty high. I wanted to make this onsie to give to a mom who is fighting this horrible disease and has just had a baby or is pregnant. This whole project was so cheap. The onsie was 3.00 and the fabric scrap only .75 cents and I added the hot fix crystals to the breast cancer ribbon.

Instructions:Breast Cancer Awareness onsie

I am on day ten of my 90 day Body By Vi Challenge. If You would like to join me check out this link. I have lost 7 pounds and counting. I have not done my inches but I feel smaller.

Have a Super Creative Day

Michelle

A Meow Of A Chair!

Hi, it’s Kendra here again on this wonderful Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did with the launch of the Cricut Expression 2 with HSN! It was great chatting with so many of you…I hope I inspired you to take the plunge and purchase the CE2. You are going to just love it!


Design on a Dime is the theme this week and boy oh boy did I have the perfect fixer-upper! I had purchased on old vanity desk last summer that came with a chair. The chair was upholstered with the most hideous awful brown fabric and my youngest daughter refused to even have it in her room. If I put it in there she would carry it back to the garage! Well, did I fix that today! I started out with a piece of cotton quilt batting and drew a straight line on it, down the center. I then took strips of fabric that coordinate with her room and started sewing them in random order using the straight line as a starting point to keep the sewing straight.

Using the Cricut Expression 2, Black, Green and Hot Pink Fabric and Heat-N-Bond, I cut the cat from the Cricut American Alphabet out at 10 inches in.

Black Cross Stitch Thread was then used to Blanket Stitch around the Cat. Once this was complete, the cat was centered on the seat and using a Power Shot Stapler and the seat board was upholstered. I still am going to be painting the chair white…but that is for another day!

When I went to put the chair away, Anika told me to be careful with it, she did not want it ruined! I believe that means I had SUCCESS! What do you all think?

Happy Scrappin’