Favorite Teacher Clipboard “Recess”

In honor of Back to School Theme for Provo Craft. I have reposted this fun project. I hope his teacher gets tons of use out of this clipboard. I also think that this clipboard can be altered for your own childs classwork or teacher. I made this clipboard for James Teacher. I had a fun time creating this clipboard using the Recess Cartridge has so many fun cuts. I love the little owl his teacher loved the clipboard.

Have a Super Creative Wednesday



“For my Mother” Vintage Hat Box Teresa Collins


Victorian Hat Box created with using Teresa Collins new cartridge Vintage Demask. I created this project for April’s Hello Thursday. I wanted to create a project to give to my mother for Mother’s day. This week is all about flowers and paper so this project is perfect for this week. I am hoping that you will find this project inspiring and I would love to see your creations.

Supplies used:

Provo Craft:

Teresa Collins Vintage Demask

Cricut Imagine

Demask II

Other Supplies:


Viva décor Inka Gold


Viva décor Pearl pens

12×12 white cardstock

Ribbon in brown and pink

Paint the 10 inch hat box chocolate brown and let it dry. From the vintage damask cartridge print out the papers (brown damask pattern, pink damask pattern, and the pink stripe pattern) on white cardstock. Trace the lid onto the backside of the brown damask paper cut it out and glue to the lid. To make sure the edge is smooth sand the edges and then ink the edges in dark brown. Then cut out 2 of the decorative designs in chipboard paint the platinum paint on the chipboard. Then ink the edges glue one on the front of the box and one on the top. Cut out multiple scallop circles and cut the circles in the spiral pattern. Roll the spiral up into a circle, and create the circle flower with the scallop edge at top. Make 5 spiral flowers in different sizes and then create 2 paper twisted roses. Place the 2 on the outer edges of the damask chipboard pieces. Layer in the spiral flowers to create the pattern, and then cut out 2 scallop circles 3in and 2.5in glue the layers together and add a large spiral flower. This is the center piece on the lid. On the lid add the lace to the inside of the hat box, and then add the velvet ribbon to the top of lid lip. Finally add a pink sheer ribbon to the bottom edge of the box.

If you would like to learn how to make these flowers and so many more come take my All about flowers classes 2 and 3.

http://www.mycreativeclassroom.com/course/info.php?id=401 .

Have a Super Creative Day


Baby Girl Nursery Shadow Box

Teresa Collins Baby Boutique I love this cartidge. I created this quick and fun project you will only spend th 5.00 on the frame and 2 sheets of white cardstock, a piece of ribbon, sequins, and Viva Decor Pearl Pens. I always need a present that speaks volumes and is quick to make. as a designer, teacher, author, and mother, I stay super busy and making presents for friends that take hours to create is just not in my time budget anymore. So this project is for all those out there like me. I hope you are having an amazing Easter.




Baby Girl Shadow Box
To create the shadow box uses a 5.5×5.5 shadow box from Ikea. Cut out the background paper which is the girl words paper in the square shape with the rounded edges at 6.0 inches and attach to the bottom part of the frame. This will be larger than the frame trim off the excess. Cut the scallop shape from the cartridge at 5 inches and attach to the girls word paper on pop dots. Cut the baby carriage out in layers at 4.5 inches add pop dots to the different layers to create a 3 dimensional effect center the carriage in the middle. Finishing touches add the Viva pearl pens in salmon to the stroller and the frame. To step it up add the ribbon around the inner edge and then the sequins trim. I also added the pearl pens to the centers of the sequins. That’s it I would love to see what you do with Teresa’s new baby Cartridge. I love making cute little gifts for the mommy to place in the baby’s room. I love how the designs are sweet but still have the vintage elegance I love.
Have a great day,
Michelle Van Ettencheck out all the other Hello Thursday cartridges.

Leave a comment to win prizes. We are giving away a Cricut expression 2 next week to one lucky viewer.

It’s Hello Thursday Release Party Saturday style…

Hello and Welcome to Mixology Crafts the newest Hello Thursday Blog!  We are so excited  and honored to be included. We can’t wait to show you our spin on the Provo Craft product line and hope that we inspire you along the way.

Happy Saturday to you all!  We were just given the OK from Provo Craft to share the Hello Thursday Releases with you and let me tell you there are a whopping 17 Cartridges this month!!!

Starting out with the newest editions to the Wal-Mart Cricut Lite Line:
Bump In The Night
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
Crocs Rule
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
Beep Beep
Wal-Mart Cricut Lite
A Full Content Cartridge:
Paper Lace 2
Full Content Cartridge
Theresa Collins created 3 amazing Imagine Cartridges. 1 Full Content and 2 Colors and Patterns Cartridges.
Theresa Collins Baby Boutique
Imagine Cartridge
Theresa Collins – Vintage Damask
Colors and Patterns Cartridge
Theresa Collins – Black and White
Colors and Patterns Cartridge
When you purchase the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition (CE2AE)
It comes fully loaded with 4 Amazing Cricut Cartridges as Follows:
Cricut Essentials
Digital Content on the CE2AE
Cricut American Alphabet
Digital Content on the CE2AE
Cricut Decals
Digital Content on the CE2AE
Just A Note
Digital Content on the CE2AE
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In Celebration of their 5th Birthday, Cricut has released The Best Images Of Cartridges!  You are going to love the images they have chosen!
Best Images of 2006

Best Images of 2007

Best Images of 2008

Best Images of 2009

Best Images of 2010

Be sure to leave us a comment and you will be entered into a drawing for the Brand New Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition Machine!  We were so excited when Provo Craft told us they were giving us  a Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition Machine  to give away!! You can enter i the following ways:Leave a comment on this postLeave a comment on the other posts coming up this week,

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Thanks and Goodluck!

The Mixology Crafts Girls!

Spring In Bloom Baby Gift Set (Girl)

Happy Spring Michelle here with a cute little gift outfit. I love to create but not very good at sewing so this is a no sew projects. I created this project using my Yudu. You can find all the Yudu products on the link. I love working with the Yudu and creating one of kid items. I also created a couple of plates using the new Luah Cartridge. I am attaching one of the plates. I hope you are having a wonderful happy Wednesday. I will be in my studio all day creating new fun projects. Look for a video to be added showing all the amazing things the Cricut Expression 2 anniversary addition can do and why I am so smitten with this new machine.

Spring Baby Outfit instructions

Have a Super Creative Day

Michelle Van Etten

Will tell how I made this and other dishes next week.

Graphic 45 Spring Wreath (Mother’s Day Bouquet)

Welcome to Mixology Crafts for our paper-crafting week. This week I want to show you this fun wreath I created for my class. I love Gypsy font because it welds perfectly. I created all the flowers using the flowers from Mother’s Day Bouquet cart. I cut the layers at different sizes and layered them together. it is finally showing signs of spring here and I am ready for the beautiful flowers to come back in full bloom.


Provo craft products:


Cricut cart Mother’s day Bouquet



This one of 4 project I am teaching in my Graphic 45 class.

I have been asked to join the Passionately Artistic design team I am featured on the blog today. I hope you can check it out I know it will be alot of fun creating for this blog.

Have a Super Creative Day


Hat Pins Made Easy with the Cricut

I  signed up for several of the Swaps at the upcoming Creative Escape in August. One of the more intriguing ones is the Hat Pin Exchange. I can’t wait to see what I get in return.

For my hat pins I chose several colors of card stock, primarily from Bazzill Basics line of fabulous paper. Since I love the  Cricut, I used it to cut flower after flower from the Accent Essentials cartridge and stacked them up on long hat pins I found at a craft store. To give it the finishing touch, I applied a little sparkle with my iRock by Imaginisce.

I used my index finger to bend and fluff the different layers and found I was quite pleased with the effect. I plan to wear in my hair the Hat Pin Swaps I receive in return. It’s going to be so Fun!

Make Your Own Hat Pins:

  1. Buy plain hat pins at a craft store with a large enough head to apply the iRock to it.
  2. Purchase Bazzill Basics paper in bright colors (green, light yellow, hot pink and orange)
  3. Use the Cricut to cut the background portions of the flowers using the Accent Essentials Cartridge. (These flowers are 1.5 inches)
  4. Cut leaves out by hand using a pair of sharp scissors
  5. Spear each layer until they are all piled up on the pin. You will want to put a touch of glue between all the layers to get them to stick together.
  6. Once you put the last layer on  (the leaf) place a dot of craft glue to where the pin went though to secure the entire pile to the pin.
  7. Dry upside down
  8. Once dry, apply a little sparkle with the iRock.

Pretty as a picture!


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