Gender Reveal Party!

Hi Everyone,

I am Maggie Lamarre¬† from Passionately Artistic, thrill to be here with you as a guest designer! Thanks for the invite Michelle ūüôā

Chances are you know someone who is about to have a baby, or someone in the neighborhood.¬† I’m finding once they have the Ultrasound, a party is set up to reveal the gender of the baby to friends and family.

Now there’s several ways make it fun and keep everyone guessing until you are ready to reveal the gender, you can make a blue cake and pink cake ( you will need both to keep the guessing going), depending on which gender insert a doll in the cake. Whichever cake the doll is found on reveal the gender.¬† A pinata¬† can be used to insert the doll, or diaper cake, what ever seems the easiest. Doesn’t that sound like fun, or a good reason to throw a fun party?

Today we are going to be creating a fun gender reveal frame, did you know now a days  you can combined both blue and pink together, or even add flowers to a boy home decor?

Here’s what we will be creating!


Frame, k & Company pattern paper, Coredination couture cardstock glitter, Prima rhinestones, Letraset pro markers. Provo Craft Cricut Cartridge mother’s day bouquet, Country Life, Plantin Schoolbook, Rock Princess, Calligraphy, stylus, skewers, The Twinery.


Adhere pattern paper to frame.

Cut 14 flowers from Mother’s day bouquet in ascending order from 3.”, 2.75″, 2.5″,2.” 1.75″ in blue coredination couture cardstock.

Cut another 7 in white. ink the edges using Letraset promarker.

Using the stylus form the petals by using a circular motion on the petal to cup them. Repeat for remaining flowers.

Assemble the flower by alternating and using the skewer to fold the petals towards you in a curling motion.



Adhere the petals, add rhinestones to the center, add stickles to the edges for more depth.

Cut flourish from Calligraphy cartridge 3″,¬† ink the edges with Letraset promarker, adhere to the frame to form an L,¬† adhere Prima rhinestones to flourish.

Cut the bunting from Country life, add the letters BABY from Plantin schoolbook. Adhere with twine.

Cut a large b from Plantin School book at 5″ ,ink the edges with Letraset promarker,add stickle glitter let dry. Adhere to pattern paper.

Cut 2 butterfly in shadows from Rock princess, ink the edges with Letraset promarker, adhere to the letter B, roll 1 bunting adhere to the center of the butterfly, add stickle glitter let dry, Adhere Prima rhinestone.

Voila done!

I’ve enjoyed bringing you this fun gender party idea, leave a comment and let us know¬† if you have attended any gender parties and share your thoughts.

Have a fabulous weekend,


PS you can find more of my work at Passionately Artistic


Malia’s ABC’s book (Your Story/Cricut)

I created a super fun little book for my daughter. I have been working on her ABC’s with her and this little learning aid will make things much easier. She loves to learn and she can use this little book over and over with a dry erase marker.

Provo Craft Products:

Cricut expression

Planton School house Cart


Your Story machine

Laminating sheets

Instructional PDF File:ABCs book


Have a creative Day




Beautiful Christmas Card with 3d Birdcage


With the holidays upon us, I have started working on my Christmas Cards. Each card I make is different and is created for their personality.  This card is for my sister, we will be going to her house for Thanksgiving. I love Christmas lots of glitter and colors. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

I will be adding a Fancy Pants Class starting Jan 12th at www.

Supplies Used:

Provo Craft

Christmas word embossing folder


Serenade cartridge

Accent Essentials


Other items

Fancy Pants Christmas papers and ribbon

Tattered angels chipboard bird

Artificial flowers

Prima hydrangea petals gold

Diamond dust stickles


Radiant rain Egyptian gold and autumn leaf


Card base brown cardstock cut 8.5×5 and scored in the middle of the long side.

Cut a 5×5 piece of the fancy pants stripe paper. Ink edges and place in the bottom left corner of the card.

The embossed cardstock is 4×5 and inked with blue Hawaiian. Attach this piece to the top part of the card overlapping the stripe.

Using clear glue run along left edge of the card than dip in the diamond dust

Add the small [piece of red velvet trim.

In the center use the accent essentials cartridge and the one that is a circle with square scallops cut at 3 inches

Curl the edges up and using clear glue run along the edges and dip in the diamond dust glitter.

Attach 1/3 down the card and add the dove in the middle. Cover with stickles.

For the birdcage cut the birdcage out of grunge board at 3 inches. Color the bird cage with the 2 different colors of radiant rain.

Let dry add the pearls place on top of the circle with the dove on multiple pop dots

Add sprig and poinsettia with tag

Place a sentiment inside.

I hope everyone is having a great day

Happy Turkey day


Butterfly Barrette

I am overflowing with excitement! First off… HI! My name is Becky Teichmiller and I love my cricut ūüėČ You will also come to learn that I love all things shiny, sparkly, glimmery, glittery and shimmering!¬†So it will be no surprise when I tell you that I made a butterfly barrette with rhinestones and Glimmer Glam! Here’s my model, Cali aka Smooshie, sporting the butterfly barrette. Smooshie loves it and was more than happy to model for me!

You can view the instructions here: Butterfly_Barrette_Instructions

I hope I have inspired you to mix it up!

I will see you next week on Thanksgiving… Have a great weekend!

Becky Teichmiller¬†<–Check out what other things I have been up to!

Fashion Fun: Jean Skirt Gypsy Purse ( Cricut Imagine)

Post number 2 Jean skirt Gypsy bag. i was teaching at CKC and this lady had the cutest little jean skirt ruffle bag. i decided i wanted one for my gypsy. i will probably change the strap and get some rings. I love how cut this turned out. I hope this will give you ideas on how to create your own special gypsy bag or a cute ruffle purse. You can use printable fabric to make life easier on you too. I  did not have any so I used what I had on hand. I hope everyone has a great day.


Mix it up

Have a Super Creative Day

Michelle Van Etten

teaching at




Shear Mess 12×12 Layout

What a week my little girl decided she needed a new look. On saturday she proceeded to cut her hair off but only on one side. So imagine my surprise when she brings me her latest paper creation, a cute cut piece of paper with a rainbow pattern and half her hair chopped off. Cue the mom me going ballistic. yes my temper was flaring and she was sent to her room. I calmed down and calle dmy hairdresser to try and help me with this mess. all in all she has a very cute style and everyone loves it. Me I love long hair had she told me I would have donated it to locks of love at least than it could have had a purpose. So in honor of my little angel hairdresser, I created this layout to remind her. I am also attaching a picture of her with her beautiful golden locks. I used a piece of her hair for the butterfly trail to give a little insight into how much she chopped off:(.

Shear Mess 12×12 Layout


    By Michelle Van Etten

Provo Craft Supplies Used:


Wall Décor

Holiday cakes


Other Supplies:

Black cardstock

White cardstock

Prima Cardboard

Glittered butterfly

crackle accents and fruit punch stickles

Jacuard Lumineres

Dimensional pearls stream

Quick quotes midnight confession

EK Success Princess Paper


Copyright Michelle Van Etten  2010



1.       Cut out gypsy file using white cardstock. You should have 2 layers of scissors and one welded phrase.

2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Holiday Cakes cartridge 10×10 *(scallop doily)¬† top row 4th from left side

3.       For the phrase, I used silver lumineres on the word Shear and the scissor blades. I applied multiple coats of paint to build up the metallic sheen. On the word Mess, I used pink cheeks chalk ink than covered with stickles. I did the same for the scissor handles. Once dry I painted the pieces with pink lumineres let dry.

4.       On the pink I used glossy accents.

5.       On the silver I used crackle accents let dry than ink the cracks. Ink or outline both pieces and adhere layers together using foam dots.

6.       I used the Stream dimensional pearls in a circular motion to create a pattern similar to embossing on the flourishes

7.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Cut 10×10 doily out of the black cardstock mine is cardstock warehouse

8.       Matt pink princess paper behind the opening of scallop doily use the center circle as a guide for your paper.

9.       I used 3 pictures with the main focal picture larger than the 2 supporting photos cut edges to frame the circle.

10.¬†¬†¬† Take the 12×12 prima cardstock and center the doily in the middle. Add the phrase too the bottom of the circle on the pop dots.

11.    Place the scissors on the right side of the phrase

12.    Add the butterfly in the left bottom corner

13.    Cut words on strips and add journaling


Michelle retains all rights to these instructions not to be distributed without consent 2010.


Butterfly sold at etsy shop

Copyright Michelle Van Etten 2010

I am also teaching classes at my creative classroom

Now onto a challenge, I have been very creative lately just not posting all my deisgns. I decided I need a challenge.The challenge is to make something everyday. I will be posting a new project or design on my blog everyday this next month. I hope you will join me.

Have a super Scrappy Day


All Tricked Out and Ready to Cut…


How many times have you been to a crop or¬†been at a friend’s house,¬†and been concerned you would leave with the wrong machine?

Have you ever looked at your machine and thought about how much you love it, but it is so plain and mechanical looking?

Do you ever wish your Cricut  was a reflection of your  personality?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, than I have a solution to your woes.

This week we our featuring projects for the home.

My project is tricking out your Cricut machine. I love rhinestones and all things sparkly. My room is red and black with gold accents. Now my Cricut is a piece art all flashy and fun.

Instructions Scrap Your Bug

Gypsy file

I am taking orders for custom designs for tricking your bug. Just email me your request.

I hope you are super fabulous Wednesday

Stay Creative and have fun





copyright Michelle van Etten 2010

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