25 Oct 2011
Tags: art, Children, Cricut Cartridges, Cricut Expression, DIY, Flowers, gift, Hello Thursday, Home, how-to, Michelle Van Etten, mixed media, painting, Provo Craft, Tutorial
Hi everyone how are you? I just came back from an amazing weekend and I created this adorable wall hanging before I left but it did not get posted. I used the new Floral Emporium imagine cartridge and one of the basic shapes included on the imagine machine. The chose two pattern papers and the coordinating solid pink on the cartridge to create the cute little onsie.
Tip and trick: to decorate the onsie I used artificial flowers and flower trim green cut in half to create the diaper.
I hope everyone is having a great day
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Be creative and make each day beautiful
Floral Emporium Cricut Imagine Cartridge is absolutely so sweet!
Michelle created this aborable Baby Wall Hanging.
14 Oct 2011
Tags: Cricut Essentials Cartridge, Diana McGraw, DIY
We are heading to a birthday party on October 29th with a Halloween theme and I thought it would be fun to make a festive Halloween gift bag for our present. Gift bags can be as much as $5-$8 and I wanted to make an inexpensive solution for our gift. We used the Cricut Essentials cartridge to make this fun bag – perfect for those Halloween birthday parties coming up.
1. Use the cricut expression to cut a 4.25″ circle from patterned paper. Then cut a 4″ scallop circle with fun glitter paper (The Cricut Expression 2 had no difficulties cutting through the glitter paper on the heavy settings).
2. Layer the scallop circle with foam pop dots for added dimension.
3. Cut a 1.5″ by 2″ rectangle from coordinating paper and use a corner rounder (I love the one from Fiskars) for the corners. Adhere with foam dots. Add “to” and “from” stickers.
4. Place a fun Halloween sticker next to the tag (this one is by K&Company).
I hope you enjoyed the project and have a great weekend!
10 Oct 2011
Tags: Cartridge, Cricut, Cricut Expression, Cyndi Coon, DIY, Home, Paint, Paper, Provo Craft
It’s DIY week at Mixology Crafts. Check out how we are doing it ourselves and making it crafty!
Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. This week I took a boring, old, white mirror and treated it with silver leaf, mounted it to the wall and the painted a silver boarder around the outside. To finish it off I used my Cricut to cut Bazzill Basics Gun Powder Grey Glitter Paper shapes using the Accent Essentials Cartridge. I then attached the shapes to the silver painted frame on the wall with Aleene’s Tacky Tape.
Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5 and on the Lovely Lula Facebook Page.
06 Oct 2011
in Hello Thursday, Home
Tags: Cartridge, Cricut, Cricut - The Best Of Times, Cricut Cartridges, Cricut Expression, Cricut Expression 2, DIY, Hello Thursday, how-to, Kendra Wiggins, mixed media, Provo Craft, Vinyl
It’s Kendra here again on this beautiful Thursday afternoon bringing you a wonderful project for all the bug collectors out there! Are your children like mine; constantly catching bugs all year long? Well, here is a solution for you! Create a Bug Jar for them to house their bugs in while they study them. Just be sure to house large enough bugs that they cannot crawl out through the holes! Also, be sure not to give this jar to a child that is too young as it is glass and can break!
The supplies are very simple. All you need is the Creative Memories Cricut Expression 2 that comes with the exclusive The Best Of Time Cricut Cartridge , A Jar (I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby and it is completely smooth on the sides) andVinyl in the following colors: Black, Orange, White and Yellow. You will also need the Crop-a-dile Big Bite to punch holes in the lid. This will keep the lid from getting sharp like a traditional nail hole would. 🙂
Cut your Butterflies out at the following sizes: 2 at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2 and 1 at 2 1/2 inches. Arrange them from largest to smallest around your jar. Cut a fresh branch of greenery and viola’ they are ready to bug hunting!
If you have not had a chance yet to purchase your Cricut Expression 2 be sure to head on over to Creative Memories or contact your local Creative Memories Consultant to order your today!
For a great video on how the features of the Cricut Expression 2 works be sure to check out my latest video!
What would you create with The new Cricut Expression 2 and The Best Of Times Cricut Cartridge? What is your favorite Image on The Best Of Times Cricut Cartridge? I would love to hear from you!
27 Sep 2011
Tags: art, Cartridge, Children, Cricut Expression, Cricut Imagine, Design On A Dime, DIY, fabric, how-to, Kendra Wiggins, sew
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?
19 Sep 2011
Tags: Cartridge, Cricut, Cyndi Coon, DIY, FleaMarket, Home, mixed media, ranger, Vinyl, Yudu
This week at Mixology Crafts we’re getting crafty with Flea Market Finds. Visit all week to see the goodies we picked up at our local flea markets and what we did with them!
Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I found a simple but inspiring square galvanized metal for that was screaming to become a planter box. I knew I wanted to play with the Cricut® Autumn Celebrations Cartridge for this one because there was a fun Day of the Dead* image on it. I cut the layers of of the skull image out of different colors of vinyl on my Cricut. Once those layers were in place I edged the metal box with masking tape that has a black background and glow in the dark dots. I enhanced the dots with the YUDU glow in the dark ink. I then used Ranger Inkssentials Enamel Accents in black and white to dot the rest of the image. I allowed it to fully dry and then placed a miniature pepper plant inside.
Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5.
*Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.
31 Aug 2011
Tags: Cartridge, Cricut Cartridges, Cricut Expression, DIY, Gypsy, how-to, Michelle Van Etten, Paper, Provo Craft, Vinyl
Sorry about the first post not sure what happened but the whole post disapeared one of the many computer quirks. The project was inspired by the need to fins storage solutions for my childrens art supplies. This is first in a series of boxes for their art supplies. I used my gypsy, expression2, and country life cartidge. I covered the box in the new school paper from graphic 45 and added the words colored pencils out of black vinyl. I hope this inspires you to recycle those great boxes to make your organization a snap.
Have a great day