Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Magic Potion Treat Holder Tutorial

Like most of you, when I saw this very cute Halloween holder on page 85 of the Fall/Winter Idea Book, I just had to make one. I decided to do the holder part without the Cricut. Need to up my skills in the CCR. After looking around this is what I found. It’s a twist on the Milk Carton Carrier by Jo Dumbleton.  I've also increased the height the handle by 1" extra inch to see it better.

CTMH Halloween tutorial

BOX: cut 2 pieces of cardstock @ 8-1/2" x 2-1/4"
HANDLE: cut 2 pieces of cardstock @ 6-7/8" x 3-3/4"
INSIDE: cut 2 pieces of cardstock @ 7” x 1-3/4”
1. Score box pieces @ 2 3/8" and 6 1/8". Then score ½” from both sides and across the bottom
2. Score handle pieces @ 1 7/8"
3. Score inside pieces @ 1-5/8” from both sides.
STEP 3 – Making the box piece 
1. Fold on all the score lines;
2. Cut out the small corners as shown;
3. Make two, 1/2" cuts on the score lines as shown.
STEP 4 – Making the handle 
a) Mark the center and down ½”, then punch using a 1-1/8” circle punch through both handle pieces;
b) Using a corner rounder, round off both top corners;
c) Fold on the score line so it comes up. Set aside.
STEP 5 - Inside Piece
a) Make the center of this piece on the underside, place your punch directly against the score line and punch holes in both pieces;
b) Fold both sides.

STEP 6– Assembling 
a) Add Bonding Memories glue to each tab (box piece).
b) Take the handle piece, place it in the center of the box piece on the 1/2” fold. Wrap the box around the handle; 
c) Add some Bonding Memories glue on each flap of the inside piece and insert in box.
STEP 7 - Putting it all together
Take your two holders, add plenty of strong adhesive on the back side and stick them together.
Voilà, you have your very own holder ready to decorate.
PS:  Before securing your two holders, place your stamps tree image and moon in between ;-)

STEP 8 – Decorating pieces 
a) Using the Cricut Artiste cartridge cut out all tags and stamp using black ink;
b) Ink distress all edges of your holder using Black ink;
c) Cut 2 pieces of Sarita Goldrush B&T @ 1-3/4” x3-3/4”;
d) Using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge  p.71 - Spooky Overlay cut @3-1/2”, add to one side of the holder;
e) Usint the Cricut Artbooking cartridge p.71 – Icon (bat) cut 2 @ 1” and 2 @ ¾”, add on either sides of the moon.


C1509 My Acrylix® Magic Potions
using the Artiste Cartridge
B1429 My Acrylix® Eek & Shriek
using the Artbooking Cartridge
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
1386 Black Cardstock
1291 Smokey Plum Cardstock
X5754 Crème Brulee Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Ink® Pad
Z2168 Colonial White Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1840 My Creation – Clear Treat Tubes
Z1781 Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Paper Trimmer
Z1204 Bond Folder
1512 Bonding Memories Glue
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z1151 3D Foam Tape
Z1912 Corner Rounder punch
1-1/8” circle punch
1/8” circle punch (for tags)

I hope this tutorial will help you create your very own Halloween Magic Potion Holder.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Monster High Birthday Invitations

Fun Invitations for my a very girly Birthday party...  What did I used??? I really need to write this stuff down as I make it.

Materials used:

Cardstock: Cotton Candy, Black and White Daisy
Stamps:  Thriller
Cricut Cartridge:  Art Philosophy and Artiste
Embellishments:  Stardust Glitter Gel, Sparkles Black and  Grey Assortment, Mini-Medley Black
Ribbons: whatever I had in my scrapbooking stash :-) 

Sarita - Birthday cards

Looking at the leftovers from my Sarita workshop and with a little inspired by Angela Fehr.  I created these lovely Birthday cards.

List of products used:

PAPER: Sarita
CARDSTOCK: Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, Colonial White and Goldrush 
INKS: Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, Cotton Candy, Gypsy and Goldrush 
EMBELLISHMENTS: Aqua Dots and Bronze Shimmer Trim
RIBBONS:  Outdoor Denim Chevron
TOOLS:  Corner Rounder
PATTERNS:  Make It from Your Heart vol.1 pattern 19 and 20 vol.2 pattern 28
CRICUT:  Artiste
STAMPS:  Holiday Tags, Geometric Backgrounds, Sarita Workshop and One Way Borders

Sarita - Monthly Workshop

We are starting off our scrapbook session with a vibrant paper pack.  This Sarita paper is colorful and very versatile.

Workshop Layout 1 - featured in the workshop kit

You can find the assembly instructions in the workshop guide. Please see the various on this layout.  With a few simple tweaks, you too can make it your own.

  • Don't let a pre-determined title discourage you from create a beautiful layout.  I simply used the Sarita My Stickease to change the proposed title from "In Love with Today" to "Live Your Dreams TODAY".
  • I am in love with a few of our new products:  Aqua Dots and Textile Flowers.  So I decided to add a few on this layout.
Workshop Layout 2 - Make It from Your Heart vol.2 pattern 2
The journaling spot reads:
What an awesome experience this trip was, so much more than I expected.
There is nothing like being part of it all. 
I got the chance to meet two of my favorite artists:
Lisa Stenz & Tresa Black. 
These ladies have inspired me from the very first moment I joined the CTMH family. 
I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you for all you do, I’m a big fan. 
Can you see the stars in my eyes?

Assembling details: 
1. Use diagram from the Make IT from Your Heart vol.2 pattern 2 p. 8;
2. Using Outdoor Denim cardstock for your bases;
3. Cut two pieces D&M (5x12) using the Goldrush B&T paper;
4. Cut two pieces H&Q (6-1/4x6-1/4) using Lagoon CS (photo mats);
5. Cut three pieces I,R&S (4-1/4x3-1/4) using Lagoon CS (photo mats and journaling spot);
6. Cricut –Artiste piece: BeMine, accent 1, Shift, fit to page;
**The piece will cut vertically. Cut this piece in half;
7. Ink distress the Goldrush pieces with Goldrush ink;
8. Ink distress the Cricut shape with Outdoor Denim ink;
9. Sand distress the photo mats;
10. Sand distress edges and corner surfaces of the base pages;
11. Starting from the bottom of the page, adhere the Goldrush Decorative border above the 2” mark;
12. Take one half of your Cricut piece, cut it in half (again) at the point, please your piece flush to the lower inside corner;
13. Adhere the Outdoor Denim Stickease border above the 2-1/2” mark;
14. Add the 5”x12” Goldrush piece directly above the Stickease border;
15. Take the other half of your Cricut piece, cut it in half at the point. Cut off ½” from the bottom, please flush to the upper inside corner;
16. Add the 1x12 piece of Outdoor Denim B&T across the Cricut piece;
17. Add Outdoor Denim Decorative piece, cut to fit. Lightly lift the Cricut piece and sneak in under.

Workshop Layout 3 - Make It from Your Heart vol.1 pattern 7
Assembling details: 
1. Use diagram from the MIFYH vol.1 booklet page 18;
2. Using Gypsy cardstock for your bases;
3. Ink distress all pieces including photos using Outdoor Denim;
4. Cut three flower from the Artiste Cartridge on p. 44 at real dial 2”, QTY 3;
5. Stamp flowers 2 second generation Lagoon and 1 Gypsy;
6. Add Slate mats for your photos (optional), ink distress all mats with Slate.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Big Picture Class - Featuring CTMH Artbooking

My first of many layouts featuring the new CTMH Artbooking cartridge.  Actually my SFF Natalie cut all these pieces and together we sat through the Pajama Party class.  I used these very simple every day photos of the girls playing with water, sand and grass.  "Its soup Mommy"!

This layout comes together very easy, you just let the Cricut do most of the work. Putting it together took less then 15 minutes, really!
You can find these layout pieces on page 78 of the Artbooking cartridge.  Set you're dial to 11" and let the magic begin.  One thing, for those stamped images, you'll need to set your dial to "real dial size" and cut to the size indicated on the stamp carry sheet.  It's just that easy!

Material Used:

Cardstock:  Bamboo, Colonial White, Lagoon and Honey
Inks:  Slate and Lagoon
Embellishments:  Silver Shimmer Trim, Aqua Dots and DE Signage