Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Couple Joys of the Season cricut cards

Today I have a couple cards to share done with Joys of the Season cricut cartridge.  The first is the poinsettia, cut at 5 inch.   The second is the flower from page 68 - I meant to cut the pinecone, but forgot the shift key.  Once it was cut I figured I may as well make it into a card.  I cut it at 5 inch initially, then did just the flower again at 4.75, 3.5 and 2.5 inch.  For each flower I scrunched/curled the edges a bit-and glittered the edges.  Did you know Christmas is only 2 months away?!!!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall burlap and felt coasters

I had this idea that burlap curtains in the craft area would be cute...it wasn't.  So now I have a couple yards of burlap I need to use for something else.  First use: coasters!

To make them you need:
8- 5x5 inch pieces of burlap
4- 4x4 inch pieces of felt
4- felt cuts for top (sizzix dies cut felt GREAT! I used Tim Holtz tattered leaves die)

sewing machine or embroidery thread/needle

NOTE: I do not know how to sew, so take this with a grain of salt.

Attach you cut felt to one burlap square- I used Aleenes glue to the edges of the cuts, NOT the center where I was going to sew ( I tried a couple other adhesives/hot glue but they didn't work as well, fabric glue would probably be good but mine had dried out)

Sew or embroider some stitches on the felt to secure it to the burlap

Layer burlap with felt on top of felt and another burlap square.  Zig zag or embroider around the edge of the felt square.

Pull the UN-stitched (is that a word?) burlap threads to fray the edges.


Hummm, what do I do with the rest of the burlap now...maybe a Halloween banner or table runner or?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cat on Broken fence silhouette card and svg

I made this svg to be a scrappage element so it is 12 inch by 4 inch,  but it can be cut down to fit a Halloween card.  I cut off part of the fence on either side of the cat, punched a circle for the moon, and layers on blue glitter paper.  The cat on fence is this weeks freebie svg.  Thanks for looking!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

My first rag quilt done!

Close up of all my girly prints

Finished size is 70 x70
Yeah, it's done!  I've done a couple of baby quilts, mini quilts/runners etc. but wanted to try a grown up quilt.  It had to be fairly easy/forgiving, since I don't really know how to sew yet.  This one was done with 6 inch squares, 12 squares by 12 squares, with 1/2 inch seams, so a finished size of 70x70.  Perfect for snuggling under  as the weather cools.  I had a couple of fleece throws that someone had given me when my boys were born, they were just plain white, but they had such a nice heavy feel when you were under them.  They got cut up to use as a backing, and since they were so heavy, there was no need for a middle layer.   The rag quilts, if you are not familiar with them, are attached to the backing first, then the squares are sewn together with the seams up.  Next you snip the up parts along each side of the square (thanks to my mom who did a lot of  snipping while I made dinner).  As you wash them, they fray and fluff around each square.  I haven't washed this one yet.  The bad part of reusing the fleece blankets is that they don't really fray, but I still think it looks and feels great and will just get better with age -and it gave me the chance to recycle those blankets, saving on the project cost.   I used cotton for the top so that should curl at the edges just as it supposed to (I used 1 yard each of 6 patterns).   My son is asking for a quilt now and keeps taking this one to "test" on his bed.  I'm going to do one for him next but not the rag style....and probably not with the butterfly and flowers.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall Scarecrow Scrap page

Today's share is a quick 8x8 scrap page.  Papers are from Mr.Campy (Cosmo Cricket), FALL font is  Poplar Std.  I wish the boys hadn't been holding their helmets but we had gone back out to ad the sign and decided we didn't feel like walking - yup, our driveway is really that long...see the end of the road in the photo, that's only the half way point.  We made the scarecrow on their last day of Summer vacation using my old coveralls, Grandpa's old shirt, Andys hat and a dollar store bucket.  We put outside vinyl on the bucket for eyes and a mouth.  Andy stuck some straw under the vinyl mouth to make him look like he was chewin' on some straw... pretty cute addition I thought :).......  It was a fun project.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall wreath card and Create a Critter 2 scrapbook LO

I have had this psx twig wreath stamp for probably about 10 years and never used it...I don't know why, its a lovely stamp!  I used stickles on the berries and added some punched leaves.  The sentiment stamp is on a separate layer but the same paper so I inked the top and bottom edge to make it stand out a bit.

Today's second project is a 12 x 12 LO using the create a critter 2 sneak peak images (log onto the cricut craft room to use the images).   I left two journaling spots so that I could do a small journal for each of my two boys along with a row of their photos.  The wreath is cut at 5 inch, and the birds are about 1.5 inch.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy September! Favorite Fall svg re-postings

I love everything about September, the beautiful weather, the bright leaves falling to the ground, the apple picking....and on and on.  Simply wonderful.

Before I list any new ones, I thought it would be nice to re-release a couple of my favorite old fall svgs for those who missed them,

Apple tree svg                      Apple basket svg          Half Apple svg

Have a wonderful September day!