Monday, August 29, 2011

Apple Basket and a Challenge!

This is a cute little multi-purpose basket I designed using the new Cricut Craft Room software from Provo Craft.


The tutorial for the basket and the details on the Challenge are over on our CraftRoom blog. There is a prize for one lucky participate in the Challenge! Hope you'll check it out!  http://cricutcraftroomblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/apple-basket-and-our-first-challenge.html

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Paper Cubes

If you just happened to visit my blog and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go to Kristen's blog  http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/

My project for the Fall Blog hop is a set of decorative, paper cubes that spell F*A*L*L.

They are super easy to make and can be changed to fit any theme or decor. I used Design Studio and George and Basic Shapes cart to create the cube. (Then, I was looking for a cut on the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cart and saw a square box there that would probably work too.)  File available at the end of this post.


Once you cut the box, it will look like this:
Then I take scissors and clip the corners of the tabs that will go inside the box. I find it's easier to hand snip them than to make sure small triangles line up on those edges in Design Studio and then you have to peel those small pieces off the mat!

And, then your box looks like this:


The file has scorelines, so fold those to make it easier to place the background paper. Apply adhesive to the side tab and join it to the opposite side of the box.



Close your box and decorate. If you are going to fill the box, glue the bottom so it will stay closed. Otherwise, leave it unglued and you can store your box flat until next use.
I think I will make a set that spells Merry Christmas. What will your cubes spell? Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Christmas Cards Seasonal cart! I"ll randomly pick a winner on Wed, September 7.



Your next stop on the Fall Blog Hop is Paper Memories  http://papermemories4u.blogspot.com/ . Thanks for hopping by!


Get the DS file for this project HERE

Friday, August 26, 2011

Teeny Tiny Rose Tutorial



Since the team over at Fantabulous Cricut  http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2011/08/thursdays-tutorial-birthday-projects.html choose to feature my tea light cake and teeny tiny roses, I thought I should do a tutorial!

You can use any scallop circle and size it according to your project. I used Elegant Edges and 1.25 inch circles for the roses I made for the tea light cake. If your image doesn't have a center circle cut out, use Design Studio, a Gypsy, CricutCraftRoom or a punch to add one.


Then snip between two of the scallops (anywhere is fine).






Take your quilling tool and insert the end to the left of where you cut the scallops.



Begin rolling the quilling tool toward you, keeping the paper tight around it.


When you reach the end of the strip, pull the rose off and let it "relax" a bit. Then glue the end to the roll.





Let the glue dry and use your fingernails to bend back some of the scallops.





And, there you have it. . .a cute teeny tiny rose for your project!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Join the Fall Blog Hop this Saturday!





You'll start with Kristen http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/  
and there will be 22 other blogs with Fall related projects! Hope you'll hop by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Winner, Winner!!!

Congratulations to SherriB! She is the winner of my birthday giveaway! Now Sherri, go to http://www.cricutrewards.com/s-4-cartridges.aspx and find the cart you want for your prize. (If you aren't a Circle member, let me know and I can give you a list of the carts that are Circle exclusives that you can also choose from.) Then, email me (scrapalette@gmail.com) and let me know the cart you want and your mailing address. Again, Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone for your comments and birthday wishes! :)

Here is the link to the tutorial on splicoaststampers on making the tea light cake (I used my Cricut instead of punches):

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/tealightcake/

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tea Light Cake




Yes, today is my birthday! And I wanted to show you a cute little cake made with a tea light. The basic instructions are from SplitCoastStampers and I used Elegant Edges for the scallop circles and Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art for the scallop border. The roses were made from scallop circles from Elegant Edges and then rolled with a quilling tool. Now, for the Make a Wish part. . .


One lucky follower of my blog, who leaves a comment on this post, will get to choose any cart they want from the Cricut Rewards Program and I will use my reward points to get the cart for them! That's right. . .any cart that is available on Cricut Rewards could be yours if you win this blog candy! I'll use random.org to choose a winner next Saturday, 8/20. So, follow my blog {if you aren't already} and leave a comment on this post and you might be the person making a wish! What cart do you think you would want?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Diaper Tricycle!



I'm sure you've seen the Diaper Cakes that everyone is making for baby showers and gifts. And while I love the diaper cakes, I wanted something a little different for a special friend who is expecting a baby girl. So, here is the Diaper Tricycle I made for her!


To make the Trike, I used a package of 50 diapers, two receiving blankets, two bibs, a pair of baby socks, a bottle, a baby washcloth, two diaper pins and some ribbon. Other items used were a toilet paper tube, a paper towel tube, rubber bands and some glue dots.


Start by dividing the diapers. I used 15 for each of the back tires and 20 for the front. Take the toilet paper tube and layer the diapers around it. Secure them with a rubber band.






Take the paper towel tube and repeat the process on one end. Wrap the washcloth around the tube and secure with a couple of rubber bands. Cover the rubber band holding the diapers together with ribbon and glue dots.



Wrap the other end with the remaining diapers. And cover the rubber band with ribbon.


Take one of the receiving blankets and roll lengthwise.

Thread the blanket through the paper towel tube and then through the toilet paper tube. Secure with the diaper pins.

Work the blanket back through the paper towel tube so the pins are hidden inside the tube. Roll the other receiving blanket lengthwise and thread it through the toilet paper tube. Place the bottle on top of the front diaper tire and bring the ends of the blanket straight up. Hold the blanket together by using a rubber band right above the bottle.


Add a bib to form the seat and the other bib to form the front fender. Bend the blanket ends down and back a little to resemble handlebars. Add a baby socks to each end of the blanket for the handlebar grips.


Add a bow around the rubber band on the handlebars and viola! You have a Diaper Tricycle!  So, what do you think?

Linking this post to:
http://www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-projects-88/
http://todayscreativeblog.net/
http://www.skiptomylou.org/?s=link&x=23&y=19
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Baby Girl Dress Mini Album

I originally made this album over a year ago and it's still the project I get the most questions about! So I decided to give it it's own post instead of just a picture in the Project Gallery. I used shapes from Paper Doll Dress Up and Everyday Paper Dolls to make the dress shape I wanted. I cut several out of white cardstock and using Scotch Quick Dry Glue and flat lace, I covered the top of one dress. I then used ruffled lace to make the skirt portion of the dress. I glued another dress to the back and repeated the process for the back cover. The rest of the pages were covered with scrapbook papers. The pages were decorated with cuts from New Arrival, Wild Card, Mini Monograms and George.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Finally, blogger let's me post again!

After having problems with blogger (as others have been having), I am finally able to post again! Yipee!

So, I need to announce the winner of the Christmas Village cart from the It's A Wrap blog hop. I had planned to choose the winner over a week ago and did indeed draw a winner from the comments left. That winner is Carol from Carol's Creations! Congrats Carol, you've won the cart. Send me your mailing address (scrapalette@gmail.com) and I'll get it out to you.

But there's more! Since I couldn't post and more people left comments on the project, I drew a second winner from all the remaining comments! That winner is Melanie Mason! Congrats Melanie, I'm also giving you a Christmas Village cart! Send me your mailing address (scrapalette@gmail.com) and I'll send a cart out to you!

Thanks everyone for joining in the hop and continuing to check my blog even when blogger wasn't cooperating!