Saturday, October 17, 2015
Once again my blog has been neglected. I'm so far behind I didn't even know where to start, so I just hunted down something that matched the season.
A few years ago I was asked to do this bulletin board and was given the layout, so I can't take credit for the design. The only thing I added was the bird, which I moved each week to highlight that week's theme.
I used my Cricut to cut everything. The bird is from the 50 States cartridge and the leaves are from A Child's Year. The cut letters are the free font in Cricut Craft Room.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
I made this Mario gift bag for a special little boy for his 4th birthday. He is obsessed with Mario at the moment. I found the inspiration for my gift bag through a link on Pinterest. (How did we ever survive without Pinterest?!) Here is the original blog link.
I cut the various shapes on my Silhouette, but they were simple shapes that could have mostly been done with punches and/or freehand. I used this pattern for the mustache. I used a double layer of pop dots on the nose to give it dimension and also because I wanted to make the mustache wiggle using a homemade spring (faux Action Wobble).
Just for fun I also made a bunch of extra mustaches in three different sizes. I applied double-sided tape to the back of each and had all the guests wear them (including the wee little ones) for a group shot.
A special thanks to these two bloggers for helping me put a smile on a sweet little boy's face!
I guess I'm pretty out of season on this one, but I haven't posted in so long I just dug up whatever I could find. This was our classroom door in the Fall of 2013. I cut the tree out of a brown paper roll and just crinkled it up to give it texture. I added the "hole" in the tree trunk intending to add some animal peeking out, but like so many other good intentions, it just never happened. I'm sure he's in there somewhere, but I guess he is just a little more timid than I thought. :-) I cut the pumpkins out using one of my cutting machines (probably my Cricut, but I've slept since then, so I can't remember for sure). The leaves were purchased at the Dollar Tree, as was the owl cutout.
My favorite part was the sign. I cut it out of two layers of heavy textured cardstock and sanded it to make it more rustic. The font was from the Pooh Font cartridge. I added line details and "nails" (dots) with a very fine point brown Sharpie. I hung it using some jute. I was very pleased with how it turned out. I wish the pictures showed the texture and dimension a little better.
Here is a scan of the sign. The color is way off, but it shows some of the detail better.