January 26, 2017


Valentine's Day Heart Stand Candy Bowl

It's a cute Valentine's Day candy bowl. It could be used for more than just Valentine's Day. Use as a centerpiece for wedding tables or for birthday party candy station or table.

This was put together using items from the Dollar Tree. The heart shaped bowl, the candle stick, and the candies all from the Dollar Tree. I even used my Cricut Explore to embellish and make it more festive!

For the main piece I spray painted the glass candle stick holder with a nickle finish and then I used E6000 to glue the heart shaped glass bowl and the glass candle stick holder together. Super easy, and a nice display piece!

Then I spruced it up using my Cricut Explore. I used the font MF I Love Glitter font for the love that I cut out of metallic red vinyl and applied to the sides of the heart shaped glass bowl. Then I decided it needed a bow, and since I'm not good at tying bows I cut one of the 3D bows from Cricut Access. That bow turned out cute! To finish it off I cut a doily that had hearts. It's from Anna Griffin's Seasonal Soiree cartridge. 

It was a fast, easy project and looks very nice.

January 23, 2017

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Jason - 2 of 2 Horror Movie Valentine's Day Cards - Cricut

Here's Jason! He's creepy cute! My 2nd favorite horror movies are the Friday the 13th movies. My favorite Friday the 13th movie is part 3.

The sentiment was the hardest to come up with. I did a lot of Google searching and finally found a sentiment that allowed me to add more detail to the card and make it my own. I added the little pink heart that looks like the machete ripped through it. It was a nice detail that went well with the sentiment. Sentiments are hard, especially when the card you are creating is unique. I like unique.

His mask is cut from Core'dinations Cardmaker Series Pearl Cardstock  - white; it's really shimmery in real life. I then inked the mask with Antique Linen Distress Ink to give it an aged, used look. To give added dimension I cut an extra layer of the mask and used Hide Contour to make it a solid blackout piece and used foam pop dots to make the mask 3D looking. It turned out great.

The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder of Conversation Hearts Candies. Jason himself is pop dotted. The machete is cut from a metallic paper and pop dotted as well. Even the little heart is pop dotted. The larger red heart is pop dotted to give even more dimension to the card. Lots of foam pop dots used on this card. I LOVE pop dots!! HAHA!!

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed designing and putting it together.

January 21, 2017

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You're the King of My Heart Valentine's Day Card - Design Space Cut File

Today's Valentine's Day card is You're the King of My Heart. I designed this card using all Cricut images and font that are included in the Cricut Access subscription. Font used is Easton (subscription exclusive) and images are from Fontopia (included in the subscription). This card is put together like a puzzle which was to help with saving paper and to not make it so bulky because of the layers for the King of Hearts playing card. Many of the pieces, like the yellow hair, are put into their places like a puzzle.

The card came out very regal looking and that's probably do to all the rich regal colors of the Cricut brand Pearl Paper that was used. I used my Cuttlebug and the Anna Griffin embossing folder - Pirouette for the navy blue Pearl Paper. It gave the card an even more regal look and is a nice masculine looking damask embossing folder. Because I think EVERY project NEEDS glitter or sparkle or it's not complete I used Cricut brand gold glitter cardstock. Whichcuts like butter and doesn't shed the glitter... YAY!!

Hope you like the card and if you use my Design Space cutting file I would really love to see it!

Design Space Cut File Link: Click Here to Download

January 19, 2017


Freddy - 1 of 2 Horror Movie Valentine's Day Cards - Cricut

I'm an 80s kid. I LOVE horror movies; specifically Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Just something about watching them as an adult that brings back fun, great memories of sitting up all night watching marathons or staying the night over my friends house and sitting up all night watching all the Friday the 13th movies. Good times!

I came across these cute horror movies SVG files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon website. Which these files are not copyright infringement, but considered fan art because they are hand drawn and turned into SVG cutting files. There are other horror movie characters available.

I decided to turn the Horror Movie Monsters into Valentine's Day cards. I started with Freddy, he seemed to be the easiest for a sentiment. HA! I used Black Soot Distress Inks on most of the pieces to give him a grungy look. His eyes are black Glitzy glitter cardstock. To give him added dimension I used foam pop dots on the brim of his hat, and popped him off the bottom blackout layer.

I decided to stamp blood spatters on the white background. I used Candied Apple Distress Ink. The sentiment is Cricut fonts Tall & Simple and Truly Yours.

I think he turned out wonderful! The inking with Black Soot Distress Ink really gave him added dimension and the red blood splatters set it off.
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