Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time for some treats!!!

Hello and welcome to Exploring Cricut and More. With Christmas in just one week so much to do! I belong to the Grandparents Club at my little granddaughters school and it is to encourage Grandparents to be involved. Well I took my crafty side and decided to make treats for her to give her class on Friday at their Christmas party.  I used my trusty Cricut Explore and bag toppers from a set called  Sweet Winter Faces from My Scrap Chick.  These are so easy to create and then I just filled a bag of goodies and attached the bag topper.  Luckily, she has only 12 in her class lol.   I was able to whip these out in a couple hours.  Love when a project comes together quickly. 
I love the Santa and this adorable snowman.  After I took the pictures and sent them on their way, I had forgot to do the white in the eyes.  I am sure the kids will not even notice.  I do because I am picky, but I had added stickles and wanted to dry and then got busy on another project!!!!
I know my little one loves Penquins so I did this and the cute Gingerbread person. 
I added a pencil, sucker, foam snowman ornament, Christmas Tree cake and a candy cane.  I hope they love them!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Little Christmas Home Decor

Hello and welcome to Exploring Cricut and More. The days are getting so close to Christmas and so much to do to get ready.  I am finally feeling back to normal except for a cough, but my husband has it again, so just a matter of time!  I told him I love sharing, but this is not one of those things!  More medicine and we will be back to normal.  Well I have a couple easy holiday gift ideas or for yourself some decorating.  I created this blocks that are 3.5 x3.5 inches and used vinyl on the letters after I painted them.  I cut with my Cricut Explore and this is Alphabet #25 from My Vinyl Designer.  If you haven't been to their site, be sure to visit and pick up some freebies too!  I made a set of Joy and Noel.  Just think of the holidays coming up and what you can do!!!!  Join me Thursday for another project.  I have 2 parties this week so I am going to try to cram in this week and nexts crafting in the next 3 days!  After the holidays we will all get back on track and hopefully many of you will get some new crafting materials.  I only ask for some mats and blades, no new machines or gadgets this year.  Had to get 2 new computers last Christmas!!!  Enjoy your week and happy crafting.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Last of Gift Ideas to Share

Well hopefully after this weekend, this old girl will be back to her crafty self again. This has been a hard road with this illness and when this cough is finished, I can get back to work.  Today I want to share a few more little gift ideas with the blanks from my friends at Punch Place Plus.  You can visit their website by clicking their button on the ride side of my blog.
I love these glitter snowmen that I got from PPP.  They are acrylic and so easy to customize to your taste.  You can use any machine on them and make the cutest ornaments.  I am planning on using these on packages.
I used vinyl on these for the hat, ear muffs, bow and facial features on the first two and the last one I stamped with my Peachy Keen snowman face stamp and stazon ink.  This worked great, just let it dry.  I colored the nose with stickles.  I used ribbon for the scarfs and added a name.  I will put the year on the back since my grandkids gets ornaments each year from us.
For the wine lovers, this is a wine cork.  I think they also sell acrylic ones too, but this is metal.  I took my picture and noticed it was the back side, but I will show you the finished on the front.  I did cover the back as well.
I used glitter vinyl and added an intial.  One of my daughter in laws took her home and I will give one to my other one next week when  see them.  Make nice gifts to add with a bottle of wine.
This last one is pony tail holders.  These can be decorated anyway you want and very durable.  They sell in several colors. 
I just used vinyl and cut snowflakes and added a gem on it.  Love how wintery it is.  My granddaughter Katie will like it.
Just added a name to another one and ready for a easy gift.  I will be back Tuesday with a full project and will get working to make sure my things are done with Christmas coming so fast.  My shopping is done, but not the wrapping and two parties this week!  Enjoy your weekend and see you soon!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Few Gifts To Share

Hello! I am starting to feel a little better so I got in a little crafting to share with you today. Still time to make some awesome gifts and today all the blanks can be purchased at Punch Place Plus.  I love this company and they have some awesome products and today I am sharing a few.  You can visit their site by clicking on the link on my side bar_______________________________>
This first gift is a Post it Note holder.  These are blank and you can add your own decoration and whatever color post it note and match it to any decor.
I did a couple to share.  Any of these projects I am sharing can be done with any die cutting machine and I used both Cricut Explore and Silhouette Cameo.  The first one is done with vinyl and I just cut
the word notes with the Brannbol font from   The pink and black is done with fabric duck tape.  I found it at Walmart and it works great.  I just added some ribbon and now it will make a cute gift for a friend!

The next project is one that all girls can use and I know my two granddaughters will like them.  These headbands come in many colors and I used HTV and my heat press .  For the blue one I used a cat paw svg I had and the font was Sports World from Dafont and the pink one the soccer ball was a svg and the Sports World font.  I used the Cricut Explore on theses.
Love these shirts for the 18 inch dolls and they also have the headbands.  The shirts come in 5 colors and the headbands in 6 colors. 
My little granddaughter is getting her first big American Girl doll and I made her this shirt which is her school shirt and she has a headband to match.  I used the Shamrock from Paper Doll Dress Up and I totally forgot what font I used...duh, brain is still foggy!

This last project is using a Burlap Pillow Cover.  These are very nice and measure 15 x 15 .  Great quality and for this project I did a Christmas Pillow, but will be making some others for my room.
I used some HTV and my heat press and this is a design from the Silhouette Store.  Hope you enjoyed these gift ideas and I have a few more to share with you in time for the holidays so stayed turned.  Head over to Punch Place Plus and get some goodies!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Something Easy Today1

Hello and hope you all had a super weekend. First, I want to apologize for my projects today.  I have been sick now for 10 days and when you do not feel like crafting, you are really sick!  I couldn't not do a project so I picked a couple easy Make It Now projects from Design Space.  I created a couple gift bags and just added a title.  I used the Christmas Kitsche for Merry Christmas and Joy is from Winter Wonderland.  These are great if you need something in a hurry and part of the subscription.  I have lots of projects in the works and hopefully by Thursday I can get them done.  Have a very crafty day.