Monday, July 29, 2013

Mickey Cartridges - Creation #6

Finally, another centerpiece made.  This one is featuring Pluto!
I used the same sort of idea that I did for my Mickey centerpiece and will be using for my remaining ones as well.
The mouse ears are from "Mickey Font" and cut at 5."  The name is from "Mickey and Friends" and is cut at 1 1/4."  I placed the name on a white strip cut at 1 1/2" and trimmed to fit the ears.

The smallest Pluto was cut at 3" and the other two at 5."  They are all from "Mickey and Friends."  I adhered them all to lollipop sticks and stuck them in my mason jar.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Silhouette Sunday - Spool of Thread Card

For this week's Silhouette Sunday card I created a spool of thread shaped card.  I am using this as a birthday card for a co-worker.  She is a sewer and a quilter, so I thought this was quite appropriate.
I used the "thread spool card" by Lori Whitlock (#36965).  It was cut at 11.30" tall, so that when it is folded it is just about 5 7/8"x4 1/4."  The square that is supposed to be the thread is about 3 1/2"x3 1/2."  I ran that part through my Cuttlebug with the "Forest Branches" folder to make it look more like thread wrapped around the spool.
The needle and thread is from another Silhouette cut.  It comes from the "spool of thread" cut by Sophie Gallo (#17205).  I only used the needle and thread, there is also a spool with this cut.  The needle is about 5 1/2" tall.  I covered the thread with barn door Distress Ink by Tim Holtz to help it stand out a little from the rest of the thread.

The font is computer generated.  It is a free zigzag stich font I found online.  I printed it directly on the spool.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mickey Cartridges - Creation #5

 I have finished the first of the individual character centerpieces.  This is the one of Mickey Mouse.

I used "Mickey Font" for the mouse ears, they were cut at 5."  I used "Mickey and Friends" for all the other pieces.  The name is cut at 1 1/4."  I used Cricut Craft Room to hide the word mouse in the name and then sized it to fit into the mouse ears.  I cut a white strip of cardstock to put the name on, then trimmed it to fit the mouse ears.

The two larger Mickey characters were cut at 5" and the smaller one was cut at 3."  The two larger Mickeys can be found on pages 80 and 81 in the handbook.  The smaller Mickey is on page 108.
I am entering this in the current Stuck On U Sketches die cut challenge, "Disney". 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mickey Cartridges - Creation #4

Now that I have finished the invitations and the thank you cards I am working on the centerpieces for the birthday party.  I am making one main centerpiece for the cake or food table and then six other ones for the tables that everyone is sitting at.  I was given free reign in making the centerpieces.  I came up with making the main centerpiece a mix of all the Mickey and Friends characters and on each table a centerpiece devoted to each character.
Here is the main centerpiece:

I used three Styrofoam balls to create my mouse head, which I then painted black.  I stuck a lollipop stick in the bottom of it and then into the foam in the mason jar.  The number 3, which is the age of the little girl, is from the "Mickey Font" cartridge and cut at 2 1/2."

I used the "Mickey Font" cartridge for all the characters in the centerpiece as well.  Each character head is cut at 2 1/2."  I layered them all together and adhered lollipop sticks to the back.  I then arranged them below the Styrofoam mouse head.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mickey Cartridges - Creation #3

One of the women I work with just hit 10 years of working at JoAnn Fabrics.  We thought we would do something for her, so one of my other co-workers is getting cupcakes and I made a card for her.
The card is 6"x6" and made from white cardstock.  The blue mat is 5 3/4"x5 3/4."  I created my quilt block from 1 1/4" squares of patterned cardstock.  All the patterned cardstocks came from the Crafty Stack by DCWV.  I got this stack about 3-4 years ago at JoAnn's and have never used it.  I thought it was about time.  I just love the yellow cardstock with the little buttons!
I used "Mickey Font" for my number 10.  I cut it at 2 1/4" and used both the shadow and regular features.  I adhered it to the card with pop-dots.  I then added some faux stitching to the number with a burgundy marker and also around the edge of the blue mat with white gel pen.
On the inside of the card I cut a red mat at 5 3/4"x5 3/4" and a white mat at 5 1/4"x5 1/4."  I added some faux stitching around the white mat with the burgundy marker.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and stamped in rhubarb stalk ink by Tsukineko.
I also stamped her name on the envelope.  I used more of the rhubarb stalk ink and letter stamps from My Craft Spot, the "Chunky Alphabet" set.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mickey Cartridges - Creation #2

I am still working on all the decorations for my cousin's daughter's birthday, but I finished the thank you cards.  I only needed to make 16 of these, so it was a little quicker than the invites, although more detailed.
I only used the "Mickey and Friends" cartridge for this one.  I cut Minnie at 5."
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and the card base is a pre-made card from David Tutera.  I picked up a couple 12-packs of them when they went on clearance at JoAnn's.  The black mat is 5 1/4"x4" and the pink polka dot mat is 5"x3 3/4."
The sentiment on the front is from Paper Smooches.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Silhouette Sunday - Superman T-Shirt

Today's Silhouette Sunday creation is a t-shirt I made for my sister-in-law.  She is a big fan of Superman, so I thought I would make her a t-shirt for her Christmas present.  I got it done really early, now I just have to save it for six months.  No problem!
I used the "Superman Shield" (#32640) for my image.  I cut it at about 6."  I cut it three times from iron-on vinyl, hiding the parts I didn't want cut on each piece.  I then ironed it onto a royal blue t-shirt that I picked up at JoAnn's.
It is just that easy!  

Thursday, July 18, 2013

MIckey Cartridges - Creation #1

Well, seven creations with the "Summer Celebrations" cartridge isn't that bad.  I could probably make more with so many great images, but it is time to move on.  It is that time of the year where I make the invitations and decorations for the birthday of my cousin's daughter.  This year she wanted a Mickey/Minnie theme for her party.  With this theme I will be using both the "Mickey Font Set" and "Mickey & Friends" cartridges.  Since I am using both cartridges for this I will feature both at the same time.
The first project I have completed are the invitations.  Naturally these need to be completed first since they have to be sent out before the actual party.  Here is the invite:
The invites are 5 1/2"x8 1/2" and made from black cardstock.  I cut some pink/white polka dotted cardstock at 5 1/4"8 1/4" for the mat.  I cut a black strip of cardstock at 5 1/4"x1 1/4" and wrapped it with some pink ribbon.  On top of the strip and ribbon I placed the 2"x3" picture of my cousin's daughter.  It is double matted with white (2 1/8"x3 1/8") and black (2 1/4"x3 1/4") cardstock.
The mouse ears are from the "Mickey Font Set" cartridge and the bow is from the "Mickey & Friends" cartridge, the icon feature
.  I welded the ears and the shadow of the bow together using Cricut Craft Room and cut them from black cardstock.  I cut some white circles and printed the invitation information on them and adhered them all together.  I then cut the regular bow from pink cardstock that I covered in cotton candy glitter, by Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Celebrations - Creation #7

Today's "Summer Celebrations" project is a super simple one.  I made luggage tags.
I used the tag feature and cut the tag on page 31 at 3 1/2."  I then cut my pieces of luggage, which are on page 35, at 3 1/4."

All I have left to do is write our information on the back and then seal them up.  I think they should be pretty easy to identify when strapped on to a piece of our luggage!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Celebrations - Creation #6

This fun birthday card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  The card base is a pre-made card from DCWV.  I cut some chevron paper at 5 1/4"x4" for my mat.  The strip of glittery orange is 2"x4" and then punched with a scalloped edge punch.  The brown strip is 1 1/2"x4."  I added some pale orange pearls to the corners of the strip.
The woman with the popsicle is from "Summer Celebrations."  She is cut at 3."  I covered her popsicle and her sunglasses with glossy accents.  I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut the scalloped ovals.  This piece is adhered to the card with foam tape for dimension.
The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.
I used this week's Sunday Sketch from 365 Cards for the layout of my card.