10 Dec 2011
Tags: Cricut, Cricut Expression, Cuttlebug, fancy Pants, Flowers, gift, Gypsy, how-to, Michelle Van Etten, Paper, Provo Craft, ranger, scrapbook, Tutorial
I am enjoying the Holiday Season and creating fun gifts for family and friends. This project is super simple and so fun. I also used this same concept for a plaques with our last name on it. I hope everyone is having such a wonderful Holiday.
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I also want to give back this holiday season. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to have a layout designed with your special holiday pictures. I will create a layout for one lucky person Us only because of shipping.
Have a Happy Holidays
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Michelle Van Etten
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.
24 Oct 2011
in Hello Thursday, Home, Paper
Tags: Cartridge, Cricut, Cricut Expression, gift, Hello Thursday, Home, how-to, Kendra Wiggins, Paper, Provo Craft, recipes, scrapbook
Hi, it’s Kendra here again and this time I am bringing you my favorite Hamburger Recipe in Layout form. These are great to help pass your favorite recipes down to future generations and are wonderful as a wedding present!
This layout was created using the Cricut Expression 2 and the all new Fast Food Cricut Cartridge! It is a definate must have of all the new cartridges. I can’t wait to create more layouts with it!
I have for many year, been scrapbooking my recipes. This is my hamburger recipe and it is so tasty! I have included a PDF of the recipe at the end of this page so you can make your own layout. It is printed on 8×8 cardstock and the giant hamburger is cut out at 7.5 inches for all of the layers.
If you would like to make your own recipe layout HERE is my recipe!
What is your favorite Image on this cartridge? What recipes layouts would you want to create? I can’t wait to hear some of your ideas! If you have a recipe you would like to share with me be sure to let me know!
22 Oct 2011
in Fashion, Hello Thursday
Tags: Hello Thursday, how-to, Michelle Van Etten
Michelle has some fun creating her t-shirt with the Ribbon and Rosettes Cricut Cartridge.
Here is her t-shirt!
Rhinestone t-shirt created using irock. I cut the rhinestone alphabet out at 1.5 inches each. Using the black rhinestones I place them in the spots and use the irock to adhere the rhinestones to the t shirt. Ribbon and Rossettes also has other rhinestone features.
Here is a closer up photo of the t-shirt with the template still on the t-shirt.
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!
05 Oct 2011
Tags: Cricut, Cricut - Everyday Paper Dolls, Cricut - Plantin Schoolbook, Cricut Cartridges, Cricut Expression 2, gift, Gypsy, how-to, Kendra Wiggins, Provo Craft, re-purpose, sew, T-shirt
It’s Kendra here, and I have a brand new hobby…It’s call Pinterest! If you have not tried Pinterest yet, let me tell you…you are definately missing out! Be sure to let me know if you want an invite. I will need your email address! 😉 Anyway, I was browsing all of the awesome ideas and came across t-shirt grocery bags. Here is my Cricut take on them!
I tie-dyed tons of t-shirts this summer and a few of them either turned out super ugly or with not enough color. Those are the t-shirts that I chose to use but you can use t-shirts you have outgrown or that you purchase at a yardsale or thrift store. I used my Cricut Expression 2 and Gypsy to create this bags as well as my sewing machine and my Fiskars Micro-tipped Scissors. The cartridges I used were Everyday Paper Dolls and Plantin Schoolbook. I altered the size of the purse on Everday Paper Dolls to fit a 12×12 piece of cardstock and stretched it to completely fill the paper. You will select Real-Dial Size to accomplish this. Here are some photos of the process.
The rectangle one was created using Plantin Schoolbook and turing it 90 degrees and then stretching it to 11.5 inches tall and as wide as it goes. I used 12×24 cardstock for this project. Here are the photos for it!
The slits in the t-shirt help it to stretch and fit a whole lot more into the bag than it would if there were no slits. This is a great way to help save the planet! What kinds of stores would you take to use your bag in? I can’t wait to hear! 🙂
I just realized that I forgot to take a good photo of the ugly one. So sorry! 🙂
29 Sep 2011
Tags: Children, Cricut Expression, Design On A Dime, Flowers, Gypsy, how-to, Michelle Van Etten, Provo Craft
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