Friday, December 24, 2010

Snowman Cake!

Here is my second attempt at using the Cricut Cake machine.    I ordered the Cricut Cake Mini from JoAnn's on Black Friday for $99.  I will be using the small one more often than the big one, it is much easier to use and I don't think I will be making many cuts that require the larger mat.  So, if any of you are considering buying the Cricut Cake, I would say go for the mini.  

I used the Snow Friends (2009) Cartridge and the Cake Basics Cartridge.   I used gumpaste and fondant for all the cuts.  I rolled the gumpaste/fondant on the mat and then put it in the refrig for a couple of minutes before I started my cuts.  This seems to help to make the cuts more crisp.

I cut the snowman at 3 1/2" and the snowflakes at 2".  Next time I cut anything with a face or other little lines I am going to use the Gypsy and hide the marks. I used the edible markers to make the snowman's face.

Sorry for the bad pics, the color in the pictures looks a little funny.  The fondant looks dirty around the edge of the cake, but it really is white.  :)


TFL



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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MPS Day 6 - 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Robyn over at mypinkstamper.com has posted a challenge to make a Christmas/Winter Card or Layout.  I am trying to finish some last minute Christmas cards, so I figured why not enter the challenge too.   Maybe I'll win a prize.   :)

Here is my quick and very purple card.  I used the Winter Lace cartridge for the snowflakes.  To get them so SPARKLY, I used spray adhesive and some Martha Stewart glitter. (which is now all over my office, ;p)  The is stamp is by Scrappy Moms and the ribbon is from Michaels.

Lots more projects to finish by this weekend.  TFL



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Monday, December 20, 2010

Craftini Day!! Crafts and Laughs! :)

This past Saturday I hosted the first ever monthly Craftini Day!  We are going to plan to make a monthly date to enjoy each others company, make a craft project and of course...have a Craftini!  (Or some other adult beverage, lol)

We had a great time and finished some wonderful projects.  :)  I can't wait for next month's Craftini Day!  Thanks to all my wonderful friends for sharing the day with me.  : D








Everyone is working so hard  :)


Vi vs. Thread


Finished projects



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