Friday, June 1, 2012

June Blog Hop at My Cricut Craftroom!

Hello and Happy June!  
Happy Summer!
It seems the month of May just flew by - - hard to believe it is time for this month's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop over at My Cricut Craftroom.  You should have arrived here from Erica's Project .


 If you just happened to stop by my blog, you may want to hop on over to the beginning at My Cricut Craftroom so that you can see every one of the projects from my fellow design team members!  They do amazing work!
I used three cartridges for this blog hop:   Sweet Treats,  Spring Cottage and the Cricut Lite Cartridge called Meow.

Let's start with my project I made with the Meow Cartridge.  Having three cats at home, as soon as I saw the Cricut Lite Cartridge called Meow, I knew it was a "must have"!   I decided to make a wall hanging for my laundry room , right above my laundry sink - next to my washer and dryer.  I found I was always trying to figure out what those little washing symbols on clothing meant and would find myself having to search on line every time I had an article of clothing with those symbols listed instead directions written the "old fashioned" way.  (Remember, clothing USED to say either hand wash, line dry, or wash in cold water, etc??).  Now most of the clothing has these symbols that are not always easy to figure out!  This is a reference chart for me - - didn't need it to be fancy, but once I saw the Clothes line with the kitty on this cartridge, I decided that would be perfect for this project!  
I cut the Cat hanging on the line along with all the various layers offered. 

I glued it onto kraft cardstock, but had to join two pieces of cardstock together in order for the chart that I printed off the internet to fit.
I believe I got my information from this site:
I simply used a hole punch to punch a hole for hanging. I did not laminate this, but since it is hanging above my laundry sink and used around wet clothing, it would be a great idea!

Here it is, hanging up, all ready for use!  

My second project is a birthday card I made using the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge.
I thought it would be fun to make an easel card  using an Action Wobble that 
I received from Erica's Store.   

 Closed front of the card.
Card opened in the "Easel" position.
I used the Ice Cream Cone on page 31 of the Sweet Treats Cartridge handbook.  I cut the base image from a piece of kraft card stock, the "vanilla" ice cream using the "shift" button on the main image, and then using the "layer" button, I cut the "chocolate topping" layer.  I used Glossy Accents on the "chocolate" layer to make it shiny and slick like a hard chocolate coating and embossed the ice cream cone portion using the Cuttlebug.  I also embossed the white "vanilla" ice cream to look as though it was "swirled" on the cone!
I created several layers for the ice cream cone to rest on - and on each layer I used a corner rounder on the edges and embossed one of the layers.  I used a stamp from Fiskars called Happy Birthday to stamp the word  "Celebrate" on the front, with a ribbon attached above it, and the words "Wish Big"  on the inside of the easel base.  I added two layers of foam squares to make the "wish big" sentiment pop up enough to hold the easel card in the open position.



I added the ice cream cone to the front of the card using an Action Wobble.
Thank you, Erica for "playing it forward" and sharing the Action Wobbles with those of us on the design team!
 
  Side view - showing the Action Wobble Spring!
Here, you can see both the sentiment from the Front of the card as well as the base of the card, when opened and displayed!


I saved my FAVORITE project for last!  
I recently received the Spring Cottage Cartridge that I purchased from
Erica's Store!   She has amazing prices on her cartridges and carries such a wide variety of
scrapbook/paper craft items!
 I could not wait to try out the adorable Berry Basket and the 3-D strawberries!  
HOW CUTE IS THIS????
The strawberry boxes open up if you simply untie the twine...making them the perfect hiding place for a little surprise!  Depending on the size you make them, you could put some little candies in them or if you made it large enough, another special gift (maybe jewelry or a gift card???).
I do suggest a wrapped candy, such as Toostie Roll Midgets, Starburts, Peppermint Hard Candy,
or if they will not be in a hot area or in the sun, Hershey Miniatures or other small wrapped chocolates!
As you can see, I cut a variety of sizes of strawberries for my berry basket.  After all, when you buy a basket of strawberries or go pick them at a local fruit farm, you do not always have every berry the same size!
I embossed the base cut of the strawberries using the Cuttlebug Embossing folder called "Swiss Dots". It is just perfect for giving the look of those little seeds in strawberries!
I cut the green leaves for the tops of the strawberries and also embossed them with a couple of different embossing folders.  I tied the strawberry with green and white Doodlebug Twine to close the box, then added the leaf to the top of the berry.  I threaded yellow buttons with the same twine and added those to the very top of the leaves to give more interest.  


A special "thank you" to my hand model, my beautiful daughter Kim, for holding the strawberries and helping me get a better shot!
After they were all finished, I piled them into the Berry Basket and they are ready for decoration or a special little gift for someone!


I cut the Berry Basket from Brown Cardstock at 9 1/4 inches.  I embossed the handle to give it a little something extra!




I am just so happy with how this project turned out!  What do you think??
It is now time to head over to visit  my friend and fellow design team member
Sarah, to see her amazing creations for today!
Please go to:  www.craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com.
I LOVE TO READ YOUR COMMENTS!  
I hope you will take a few minutes to leave a comment for me!
Have a great weekend!
(Linking up to the Tuesday Linking Party at Pink Cricut Designs)

44 comments:

Lisa said...

Love your projects, especially the strawberry basket! So cute!!
Lisa
MCCR DT
http://ourcraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

Josie0602 said...

I love your little kitty reference guide! I bought that cartridge at Menards for $10 and still havent put it to use. My favorite is that strawberry basket. Spring Cottage is another cartridge that I havent used yet and I bought it just for that basket!!

Great projects!!
Tracy

Janet's Planet said...

1. love the embossing on the ice cream and strawberries.
2. love the strawberrie basket and berries. I have that cart but haven't used it..
3. Love your laundry chart! Your family is so lucky! Here-if they don't do it themselves, I do, but the clothes are on their own... LOL
TFS Janet Royer

KathyJo said...

First of all let me say your blog is one of my favorites. The layout is so cheery. It makes me feel good to be here. Second...I adore your laundry sign. Cutesy projects are always nice, but real life usable projects are the best. I have been fussing because my two teens have ruined some clothing lately. I think I will be making one of these signs in the next few days. Thanks!
KathyJo
Http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
Hobby Baby Craft Blog Design Team

Miranda said...

Teresa, your projects are awesome! I have to agree the berry basket is my fav as well! Now I need to buy another cartridge! LOL You are such an enabler!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Anna said...

Teresa , i love the strawberries, what a durable durable idea. Great projects.

Anna
http://myglittercoatedpaperie.blogspot.com/

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

Love all of your projects but I agree the strawberry basket is ADORABLE!!!

MCCR DT Sister

happishay said...

Your berry basket turned out beatuiful and I love the way you added decorative touches to practical uses; great touch ! :)

scrapbookingforfun said...

Loved your projects!! Thank-you so much for sharing!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Anonymous said...

I have to agreee with most of the other coments that the strawberries are my favorite project. Although, I probably like to at ice cream more - LOL!
The strawberries seem the perfect place to hide pieces of jewelry. Maybe some earrings for your hand model??
I never pay any attention to those laundry labels so now I will have to go read the meanings. Obviously a lot of excellent work and thank you again for sharing. You do such outstanding work!

Jamie said...

adorable projects they all look wonderful especially the strawberries and basket.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jessica S said...

What a cute idea for a project (the cat on the clothesline...<3) Wonderful card and basket, too.
Happy to have hopped in to your blog!
:O)
Jessica S
FB: Jessica Shelton
Blog: http://jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}com

BrendaB said...

Your projects are fabulous, Teresa! That little cat on the clothesline is so cute!

MsJay said...

Great projects!

Shelly said...

Great projects!! Do you mind sharing how to make the strawberries. They are super cute and look good enough to eat!!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

These are adorable. I am in love with the box of strawberries!! They are just fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Mary said...

Oh Teresa these projects are outstanding! Funny but I had to look up one of these symbols just the other day,lol. I also love the strawberry project but find the embossing on the basket really adds a nice realistic touch. Wonderful projects as always. TFS

Sarah said...

OMIGOSH!!! Teresa, I love, love all your projects. I think that your laundry guide is a great idea and very cute. I love how you made the "chocolate" look shiny and the embossing on the cone made it look so real. I have to say when I saw those berry pretty strawberries I was amazed. I love how they looked so real and that they can hold a little treat inside, and the basket looks just like the ones that I get at the strawberry farm. You did an amazing job as usual. Your creations never cease to amaze me!
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
MCCR DT SIS

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love all of your Projects! But I (LOVE) those Basket of Strawberries! Super Cute! :0)

Audrey said...

LOVED all your projects but really loved the basket withthe strawberries. I see that being used at a luncheon or woman´s party great idea! God Bless

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Oh My Teresa, the strawberries are so freaking CUTE! I just got this cartridge & did not realize that this was on there. Thanks! I also love ur cat on the line, and the ice cream is adorable. Love ur ideas, MCCR DT SIS, LIsa

Creative M said...

This is too cute...Like I said on FB I love strawberries dipped in chocolate and in a pie..

Big Mama Kaboose said...

Love the laundry room sign, great idea but the strawberries stole the show! Very cute!!!

~DT Sister Raquel

katskraps4kids said...

SO SO SO cute! I have seen the strawberries on pinterest but didn't realize they were a cricut cart! Love your reference chart too- I was gonna just print it out & tape inside a cabinet door- but this is really cute! Love your easel card too-great job on all these!

Marji said...

i love your projects, the strawberries are amazing!! I love all the embossing on them

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

OMGosh, I love that strawberry basket !! TFS and for being part of the hop.

Shelley
lostnwa98 at comcast.net

SusieScrapper said...

Awesome projects and I don't have any of those cartridges!! man!

missstamper said...

Awesome projects! Love the strawberries! I have cut out thousands (literally) of those throughout the years! So, I bought that cartridge specifically for that cut!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

silvia said...

Cute projects!! I LOVE your strawberries and basket!!

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Teresa, your creations are so very clever.
The laundry poster is a hoot. Love the hangin' kitty.
The card is so fun! Love the stamps.
That basket of strawberries is wonderful. Love that you used different embossing folders on each leaf set. All so very clever! TFS!
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Blessings,
Belinda
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Pat said...

That strawberry basket is darling. All your projects are so fun.

Kathy Salido said...

Fabulous projects Teresa!! Love the laundry chart, the kitty on the line is so cute!! Your berry basket is simply fabulous!!
Kathy
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

which project do i talk about first, great idea for the laundry it is so cute, love the card with the ice cream cone and then the strawberries are good enough to eat
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Sabrina said...

Love all of the ideas...i still need to learn to use my cricut a littl better

Doris P. said...

ADORABLE!!! I too love the Spring Cottage as a fav - this basket is awesome!! so loove the ice-cream wobbly card!! craving ice-cream now.. lol love the idea of the sheet print out and the cute cat line.. tfs :) my cricut craft room dt sis.. Doris

rlovew said...

Wonderful projects- I really like the berries in the basket- so cute!

Sue D said...

Great idea for the laundry room, cute easel card and awesome strawberry basket.

Creative M said...

As you already know..I love the Strawberry Basket,so adorable!Sweet!The ice cream,2nd favorite treat is so Cute!The wall hanging is too funny!TFS
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cema1cema said...

Great projects! I have to say I do love the strawberries!! Christina

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the laundry care idea. Great projects.
DT Sis
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

Judy in Pittsburgh said...

So intricut ! Teresa you've always loved Berries & This is adorable !

Judy in Pittsburgh said...

Teresa This is so intricate ! The startwberries are too cute !

Heather said...

fabulous projects love the strawberries and the basket so wonderfully full of detail

Pink Cricut said...

How adorable and I especially love the embossing on the leaves!

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