Monday, February 12, 2018

Little Darlings Baby Card with Cricut cuties!

At my age, I don't encounter many friends having babies like I use to, so I'm always delighted when I get the opportunity to make baby gifts and cards. Today I'm doing a quick share of a fun little baby card that features super cute SVG cuts using my Cricut machine.

I've used Graphic 45's Little Darlings Deluxe Collector's Edition for the papers and chipboard, and Miss Kate Cuttables for that cute little squirrel.

The actual card base, which you'll see in the next few photos, is also cut on the Cricut. It comes from Close to my Heart's Artfully Sent cartridge and is called "Baby Pop-up Card." As you can see on the cutting mat above there's also a Baby Fox, very similar to the Baby Squirrel. Both are from Miss Kate Cuttables. I'm sharing this screen so you can see the layers it takes to make these little cuties.

So so cute, right?

Here's the inside of the card. That baby fox is darling, is he not? And the Little Darlings collection is perfect for this baby card.

Here's a side view of that fun pop-up of the letters. It's such a simple assembly, yet impressive!

I created a raised pocket from the "For Baby" cut-apart, then slipped in a folded tag onto which I wrote my message; just another little interactive feature to this sweet baby card.

The card accompanied a handmade baby blanket with matching burp cloths and bibs (two of each). This was something I use to do quite a while back; making and selling baby things. Some days I miss it, so I really enjoy when the opportunity arises again. My neighbor is due to have another baby this Spring, so I'm looking forward to shopping for her flannels soon!

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great week!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Cruise & Crop Video and My 2018 Schedule

Hello all, and although the Patriots lost last night, I am wishing you a Happy Monday.

I've returned recently from my first teaching adventure on Cruise & Crop's January cruise to Cozumel, hosted by Scraporium, one of my favorite Florida scrapbook stores. I made a short video recap of this fun time, so I hope you enjoy watching.

Also, I'll be finalizing the exact dates for my teaching schedule this year, but for now I'm sharing what I do know at this time. (Dates are subject to change, so stay tuned for updates)

January 25 - 29  Scraporium's Cruise & Crop

April 6 - 8  The Scrapbook Store & More in Greenfield, Wisconsin

May 4 - 6  Simple Pleasures in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Summer months TBA (waiting to firm up a few bookings)

September 28 - October 1  Your Creative Mountain Retreat in Hendersonville, North Carolina

November 10  My 10th Annual Holiday Workshop in Melbourne, Florida

In between these teaching gigs, you can find me on my YouTube channel (click on that big YouTube tab in the right hand column of my blog) with new projects, tutorials, and craft tips for keeping organized. I also share a brief video on my channel of each store I've visited.

Later this week I'll be sharing a fun and easy Valentine project using two very different Graphic 45 paper collections. The video will also include some tips on using SVG files for your cutting machine, as well as the new little Mini Envelope Punchboard and why you need this small version of the very popular Envelope Punchboard from We R Memory Keepers.

You'll also find me through Graphic 45, as I continue to serve as a Special Projects Designer for this wonderful company. I'm designing projects for their new Club 45 program alongside Maria Cole and Kathy Clement, plus I help with project designs for Graphic 45 to teach around the globe on their travels. And as always, you can get FREE project sheets complete with cutting measurements and step by step instructions from their blog here. They update these all the time, so make sure you subscribe to their blog so you don't miss anything new.

I'm so happy to stopped in today. Leave me a comment so I know you did! I'd be delighted to hear from you.