Thursday, December 17, 2015

Late night crafting!

Just a quick post to show off this cute card I made for my friend's grandbaby. 😊

Bubbles and sentiment from Cricut Design Space. The Bubble Guppie - Molly is an svg file I found online. I'll link the website later. Sleep now 🙂

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Saturday all!  It's Marla from It's Craftini Time and I have exciting news!!  Today I am the Guest Designer here on the Jaded Blossom Blog!  Yay!!

For my projects I chose to make a Christmas card and Christmas tag for this cute mini baking gift set I found at Joann's.  I love baking around the holidays, so I thought this would be a nice hostess gift to bring to a holiday party.

The card is a A7 5x7 card and used the Treat Tag Die to make several different color tags and layered them. I used the Baked With Love Stamp Set for the sentiment.  I used VersaMark - Dazzle watermark stamp pad and Stamp n Stuff embossing powder in Green Tinsel.

I just love all the shaker projects that have been popping up lately! So, I decided to give it a go.  I used the Treat Tag Die and made cut multiple layers of the tag to build up enough space for the sequins, seed beads and some cute tiny cookie cutters to move around in.

It was so fun creating this gift set, many thanks to Candace and Michelle at Jaded Blossom for the opportunity to share my creations.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Greek Letter Cards - Made in Cricut Design Space

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

This is a late post, but it's been a busy week.  Our friend just became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and was able to make this great card for him.  Some days I really love my Cricut :)  I really like the way the card came out.  I made a card for my hubby when he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma and he really liked it, so he asked if I would make one for our friend.  When the hubby asks you to break out the Cricut and make something...that is a wonderful feeling.  It's nice when others appreciate of your work.   

I made these cards from a digital Cricut cartridge in Cricut Design Space.  I did have to purchase this cartridge, it does not come with the subscription.   I used a shimmer cardstock from Michaels and some foam dots to give it some dimension.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Love and Sympathy Card

Hello all,

Unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card.  My bestie lost her father and I wanted to make her something , rather than just buying a card.  While I know her head is still spinning, I just wanted her to know that I was there for her when she needed me.

This card is the "make it now" section in Circuit Design Space.  It was very easy to make, it took me less than a 1/2 hour, once I could finally decide on the colors. This is a sad post, but all of the crafters out there know, we will end up making some thing for sad occasions so our friends and family to know we love and care for them.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fear the Spartans!! Glass block and vinyl project

I'm kinda late with this post...  I made this glass block before the Michigan/Michigan State game a couple of weeks ago.  What a great game!?!?!  Mostly cause we won...#GoGreen !!  Ok...back on topic.  I recently starting cutting vinyl with my Cricut, I know I'm extra late on that front too.  I only cut paper with my Cricut, I was always to scared to waste the vinyl, since I really wasn't sure what I was doing.  But, when I starting using the Cricut Explorer and the cuts were so much cleaner, I figured it was time to take the plunge.

I started by purchasing a couple of phones cases and tumblers from the The Dollar Tree store.


I Googled the image of the Spartan and brought it into Design Space (DS) and it worked great.  I made the monogram with the Monogram It App.  It is an iPhone app that costs $0.99.  You can create all types of monograms, email them to yourself and then bring it into DS.  It worked GREAT!  So worth the 99 cents.

I bought the block at Hobby Lobby it is 8x8.  I created a square and sized it at 6.71.  Next time I think I will make it a tad bit smaller, probably around 6.6 or 6.5.  I found the font free online at Font Space.

I added some lights from Hobby Lobby.  After having it on for awhile I thought it would look better frosted.

I used the Krylon Frosted Glass Finish I purchased at Ace Hardware HERE.  It worked great and was easy to apply.  There is also YouTube video I watched that was helpful HERE.  I did frost it after I applied the vinyl.  Based on all the tutorials out there, it was recommended to frost after the vinyl is applied.

I like it much better frosted.  I am planning on making a Halloween bloc, so stay tuned.  So, not a great pic.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!!

I am not a coffee drinker, but I love all the Pumpkin Spice decor out for Fall.  :)  I have a friend that loves the little pumpkin candies.  Every year I say I'm going to send him a care package... well I finally did this year.  I added a couple of fun items I made the help of my Cricut...

I found these orange mugs at the Dollar Tree and bought the instant Pumpkin Spice Latte packets at Starbucks.  I used my Cricut Explorer to cut the vinyl.  The first mug was cut in Design Space with the LittleLordFontleroy - Regular font.    The second mug was from a file I downloaded from a Cricut Design Space Facebook group.  If you are on Facebook, I would recommend joining a couple of these groups.  They share lots of great projects.

I had to add a quick card. :) The front of the card is just an image I found on the Internet.  Printed it out and added some "pumpkiney" twine I had laying around.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Card made with the Big Shot Plus

The plan for this weekend is Halloween crafts...yay!  I did finally make a card, it has been way to long.  Making cards is my favorite thing to do with my Cricut, but recently a friend of mine has turned me on to die cuts!  I sold my old Big Shot years ago, so I had to purchase a new one...more yay! I bought the Sizzix Big Shot Plus.

Sizzix has improved the machine, since I had one.  The Big Shot Plus is much easier to use, in my opinion.  My old one was a pain to run stuff through, that is probably why I didn't really use it that much.

Here is my cute little ghost card...

I changed my mind like 6 times, on what I wanted it to look like, before I actually finished it.  Hopefully, my crafting mojo is back!  I used Lawn Fawn Booyah clear stamp and die set to make the ghost and Simon Says Stamp! Stitched Circles die for the white circle.  I really liked the way it came out.  I'll post better pics later.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Planner Clips for Eric Condren Planner, made with my Cricut

Happy Fall Y'all!

It's been a long time since my last know how it have all kinds of projects you want to make, but there is never enough time.

I have spent the summer trying to organize my craft room/office to be able to just come in and craft when I want and not spend 3 hours looking for something and then be too tired to actually do anything.

I am also trying to get my planner all setup.  I broke down and bought an Eric Condren planner.  I have a whole bunch of projects I want to complete.  I finally broke down and make a few planner clips with my Cricut machine.  It finally has the "print and cut" feature, it's great.  I was able to google a few images and then I brought them into Cricut Design Space.  I created a copy of the image and mirrored it, so the clip would look great from both sides.  I ran them through my laminator and then used a hot glue gun to attach the paperclip.  The paperclips were from the Dollar Tree.

Here they are:

#GoGreen #GoWhite #GoLions

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