Sunday, October 30, 2011

CTMH Paper Cupcake Album

I had a request to post this cupcake album I made awhile ago. I pleated paper and attached for the bottom and I used strips of decorative boarders, then a circle punch and I layered it and added glitter and paper sprinkles. A cherry with a heart and ribbon for the front.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Vintage LOVE Frame using CTMH's "Art Philosophy" Cricut Cartridge

Wow! Today is my 20 year anniversary with Close To My Heart!!! I just Had a gathering tonight where the Hostess celebrated HER birthday! Here is the Vintage Frame we made! They loved it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bren's Paper Cupcake using CTMH's "Art Philosophy" Cricut cartridge

Here is the cute cupcake box I designed with my "Art Philosophy" Cricut cartridge for my Close To My Heart LeaderShare here in San Diego.

Cut 3 Pillow boxes at 4". Attach all three together and score one side 3/4 of an inch and cut off the other side 3/4" in.

Score across every 1/2" then snip the edge 3/4" in where you scored to create the bottom. Attach the whole thing together to form a circle. Cut a doilie piece at 4 1/2" from White Daisy CS using your Cricut!
Then add liquid glass (or hot glue or tacky glue)and hold into a circle as it dries. I sanded the score lines.

Then cut a 10" Petal box from your Cricut. I used Roxie Papers!

Score and cut apart the petals and add strong adhesive and attach to the insides of your cupcake base.

For the topper, I used our new foundry pin clips. I bent one at a 45 angle, I layered 1 1/2" Cricut flowers, a button and the two 1/2" Cricut circles glued to both sides of the pin to make the cherry (Glitter optional). Insert into the slits at the top like the picture in the beginning of this post!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vintage Washer Necklace Using Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!

I love the way this cute Necklace turned out!
Create your own!
Z1635 Heirloom Assortment
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
1 1/2" Washer (Home Depot)
Bail to attach chain
Ball Chain
Jewelry wire (light gauge)
2 - 1/1/2" circles (Cut for the Cricut)
D1477 Universal Backgrounds (Music print)
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z679 Liquid Glass

I got my washers from Home Depot

Wire your crystal droplet to your washer

Cut two circles on your cricut

Stamp your image onto your CS and sponge the edges

Sponge your circle edge and glue onto Washer

Add your clear sparkles...then coat the top carefully around the sparkles and center piece with liquid glass and let dry
(Be careful not to coat it too thick)

Trace Bail shape and cut out a piece of the backing CS
Glue Bail piece in place

Glue backing and cover with liquid glass-Let dry