Pucker Up

Believe me!…..this is very unusual for me ๐Ÿ˜€ Here is a Valentines Day post from me ๐Ÿ˜€

I could swear that I would never post anything pink, red and gooey but I just got a new toy: The Cricut Maker. So naturally I had to play.

I know absolutely nothing about the Design Space – the Maker’s software, so I had to find things to play with to learn and this cute Lips Gift Box from Bird’s SVGs was just perfect.

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I made the box from AC Cardstock in Rouge and red pearl paper. It is really really easy to make and assemble.

Then I filled it with chocolates:

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Now ready for someone ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL

Making this really teached me a thing or two about the Maker and love a lot of the features…..I’ll keep playing ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Valentines Day to allย of you โค

Happy Birthday Mom!

My Mom’s birthday is tomorrow and I just want to show you what I made for her (we celebrated today so now it’s ok for me to show you ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Dreaming Tree recently released the Cupid Crush Bundleย and this is where you’ll find the Love Blossom Pop Up Card. DSC_0004

I did alter my version a bit – leaving out some of all the hearts. I also added three flowers from the Apple Blossom Lantern,ย  also from Dreaming Tree, to the front of the card.

I made the card itself from a piece of Prima “Raspberry Tea Collection” paper. Then I added some white pearl paper that I embossed with a Tuscan Tile pattern.

The flowers are made from AC Cardstock in Rosebud and Shrimp and the leaves are in Grass. Then I added some white pearls along with some gold sequins, Doodlebug jewels and a gold embellishment I happened to have in my stash.

The card is a pop up card and here’s a look of the inside of the card:

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It was this gorgeous lush flower that sold this card to me!

I made it from vellum that I inked with Prima chalk ink. The flower center is made from green vellum and the leaves are AC Cardstock in Grass and Key Lime.

So that was the card.

I also made her a flower decoration:

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This is the Mothers’s Day Bon Bon Bouquetย again from Dreaming Tree.

I changed out the heart on the front with a Peony flower from the Peony Gift Boxย also a Dreaming Tree design.

The box is made from AC Cardstock in White and decorated with panels made from Prima “Raspberry Tea Collection” paper.

The Peony is made from AC Cardstock in Rosebud and Cotton Candy with leaves in Leaf and the center is Banana.

The Bon Bon Flowers are made from AC Cardstock in Rosebud, Shrimp, Cotton Candy, Lattรฉ and Robin’s Egg and the leaves and tendrils are made from Leaf and Mint.

All edges are inked with Prima Chalk ink.

I’m very sure my Mom loved it – she loves everything that I make her ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy 69’th Birthday tomorrow Mom!

 

 

 

To the Great Beyond….

 

I just love how crafters inspire each other. I got the idea for this project from Trina Struckman from one of the papercraft groups I’m in on Facebook. She made a gorgeous version of the Weihnachtsglockeย (Christmas Bell) from Sunshine Hobby Works. When I saw her post, I didn’t see the bells – I saw something completely different.

Do you remember the 1994 movie Stargate? I think it inspired a TV-series among other stuff? Anyways….it’s about this ancient ring-shaped device that creates a wormhole enabling travel to a similar device elsewhere in the universe. Now THAT was what I saw ๐Ÿ˜€

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I made this from Granite AC Cardstock, grey Pearl cardstock and some glitter paper in Black. I used glow-in-the-dark vinyl for the signs and gold vinyl for the arrows.

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Inside I added two rows of LED strips for light.

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It was so much fun to make and all I really did was leaving out the bells.

It looks cool in the dark too ๐Ÿ™‚

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I think it will be a hit next weekend when my son has kids from his class over for a Birthday party since he requested a space/Halloween theme ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of my wacky idea ๐Ÿ˜€