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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Click it with Cricut - Spotlight on Spring & Mother's Day!

A mother is a person who
seeing there are only four pieces of pie
for five people,
promptly announces she never did care for pie.
~ Tenneva Jordan

Mother's day is almost upon us and we are well under way with Spring athough someone should remind the weather man. Today we have design team members Sophia and Erin who will be focusing on both Mother's Day and Spring using the Imaginisce Garden Party collection and a variety of Cricut Cartridges to show just how versatile these two companies can be when combined on the one project.

Hi everyone, this is Sophia and I have the pleasure of showing you a little project I created for my Mom for Mother's Day. I wanted to keep it simple and easy, but yet effective and appealing to the eye. My project is an off-the-page decorated wooden tea-towel holder for her kitchen.


Steps to create off-the-page project:
Added background paper to fill in the gap in the wooden block as per image below.

  • Then I cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the background green paper and used my corner rounder on the edges. Then, cut my letters to spell Mom using (Cindy Loo) cartridge.
  • M - as per page 64 < Bird > on size 4 inches.
  • O - as per page 46 < Vine1 > on size 4 inches.
  • Added some I-rocks to give more impact on the letters MOM, adhered that to the centre of the green pattern paper.


Then I added some Roly Rosies, tiny flowers and some leaves to finish it off. You can see some close ups below.


I also created a sweet and simple card with a matching envelope to go with it.


Steps to create card and envelope:

  • Cut 1 x Card Shape as per page 39 < Lamp1 > on size 4 inches (Sentimentals)
  • Cut 1 x Envelope as per page 39 < Lamp1 > on size 4 inches (Sentimentals)
  • I inked around the edges of the card with brown liquid chalk
  • Added a pop dot behind the heart cut form the envelope, to give a 3D effect on the card
  • Cut 1 x Shadow swirl design as per page 47 < Vine2 > on size 2 inches (Cindy Loo)
  • Cut 1 x Swirl design as per page 47 < Vine2-s > on size 2 inches (Cindy Loo)
  • Glued the smaller swirl onto the shadow swirl and added some I-Rocks for dimension
  • I stitched around the heart on the envelope, just to finish it off with a nice soft touch.
  • Added some alphas on the card and envelope to spell out Mom

Supplies used:
Cricut Cartridge Shapes - Sentimentals
Cricut Cartridge - Cindy Loo
Imaginisce Garden Party Paper Ranges
I-Rock Bling & Tear shape
Embroidery Cotton
Roly Rosies
Cream Cardstock

Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoyed my project...♥


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Hi everyone, it's me, Erin Bassett here now sharing with you how I used my Cricut, Gypsy, the "Paper Lace" cartridge, and some of our awesome Imaginisce products from the Garden Party collection to create this simple home decor piece for Spring.


  • I picked up an inexpensive 5" x 7" frame and took my d-stress tool to the edges of it to distress it a bit and allow the natural wood to poke through.
  • I then used my Gypsy, the "Paper Lace" Cricut cartridge, and the pink "Wildflowers" paper from our Garden Party collection to create the background. I cut < Mod1 > + Lace 2 at 7" x 5" and then placed it in the frame under the glass.
  • Next I cut a piece of white Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock to 5" x 7" and placed it in the frame and then replaced the easel on the back of the frame.

To create the butterfly:
  • I took a piece of blue cardstock an cut < Flower6 > + Lace 2 Shadow at 5.01" x 3.05".
  • Then on a piece of Blossoms of Blue I cut out < Flower6 >; + Lace 2 at 4.88" x 3.06".
  • Then on a piece of Rows of Posies I cut out < Flower6 > + Lace 2 Shadow at 4.75" x 2.98" and stamped on it with the Flower Cluster stamp and my favorite chalk ink: Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Ink in "Tahiti".
  • I inked the edges of the Blossoms of Blue die cut with the same ink and then glued the patterned paper die cut pieces together. I mounted it onto the cardstock die cut piece with foam adhesive.
  • I then added a few silver Rhinestud Hot Rocks with my i-rock.
  • Lastly I took the spring banner off of the Johnny Jump Ups sticker stackers sheet and popped it up with foam adhesive on top of the butterfly. And lastly, I mounted the butterfly/banner stack onto the top of the glass.


Happy Spring!

GIVEAWAY
Weren't today's projects just beautiful and so inspirational. Well we'd love it if you would leave a comment letting Erin and Sophia know just how much you enjoyed their creations and as a thankyou we will be giving one lucky follower:
A CRICUT CARTRIDGE
AND CO-ORDINATING IMAGINISCE COLLECTION

Winner announced at the end of the week!

100 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

Fabulous projects! I especially love the butterfly!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

gorgeous projects. i think the butterfly frame is my favorite.

Michelle Ramsay said...

Stunning projects and I especially like the towel holder. I would certainly be a very happy mom if I received that. Well done to both of you.

Lezlye said...

Great Projects! I especially love the framed spring butterfly! I love your tools and was recently introduced to the De Stress it tool by my NEW friend Courtney Lee of Courts crafts and on your design team! It's been ordered and hopeful will be here soon!

Mandi said...

Gorgeous projects!!!

mmspiker said...

Thanks for the detailed tutorials Erin and Sophia. Your projects seem so easy to make and so elegant at the same time.

Sarah said...

Wonderful "MOM" projects! I love the detailed tutorials, very helpful! Thanks for sharing!
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@ gmail.com

Nicole said...

Love both projects! Such great ideas for Mother's Day gifts! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Lucy said...

What great projects! Thanks for sharing. You both make it look so easy :)

craftymom205 said...

Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

pdrnc said...

I absolutely adore that butterfly!! All of the projects were wonderful!!!! Happy Mother's Day to everyone!

Danielle said...

lovely projects!!!! I love the flowers and the butterfly!!! Happy Moms Day!!!!

Charisma3103 said...

Beautiful projects ladies... Thank you for sharing...

Janie Boots

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great projects--i just love butterflies. there is just something about them!

Reilly / Bree said...

These were simply beautiful projects. The tea towel holder is just so pretty with the dark wood and then the softness of the pink and the butterfly is awesome on the frame - what perfect mothers day gifts.

Drayia said...

Love the towel holder. The colour combination is perfect. Thanks for sharing, would love to win a new cart from Cricut!

onescraphappymomma said...

Beautiful projects and very inspirational! My mom loves butterflies so I especially love the frame!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great projects, I love the Mom towl rack

Queen Mary said...

Pretty projects! Love the butterfly!

{VICKI} said...

Love the projects
especially the butterfly!

Aimee K said...

All I can say is..."WOW"!! You both knocked these projects out of the park! I love the idea of the towel rack. The font is one of my favs from my Cricut carts! And the Spring frame is absolutely beautiful and it's making me want to go shopping to find a frame to decorate!!

ellen s. said...

these are gorgeous gorgeous! i love all the amazing details like the stitched window and layers

HeatherC said...

I really like Sophia's coordinating card to her "Mom" towel holder and the use of the roly rosies are just the right touch. On Erin's project I really enjoyed the lace background. The contrasting colors really make the butterfly stand out. Great job ladies!

Thebug415 said...

Both projects are great! I always get so much inspiration from this DT!

Jennybean said...

Beautiful projects ladies - you both did a wonderful job!

Heather said...

Gorgeous projects! I love them both!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

CheckerBeads said...

Love the projects! They could so easily be switched to other people and occasions!

Anne

June Houck said...

Oh wow, Sophia & Erin, these are beautiful projects!

Sophia, your "MOM" towel holder is gorgeous. I love the creative ways you use the rain drop embellies and those gorgeous Roly Rosies.

Erin, your "lace" cut is truly inspiring and lovely.

I *heart* both of these projects :)

mimisimon said...

These are awesome, sweet projects!

Jamie said...

I absolutely love the frame!

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome projects!! I love them both!
Thanks
reissfam10 at aol dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

love both projects! i especially love the colours used in the butterfly projects and i love the matching card and envelope.. i've been wanting to make my own envelopes for some time! :)

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects Sophia and Erin. Great mother's day present and the frame is perfect for spring.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

ShoppingTamii said...

I just love these projects!!!

Holly and little people said...

I love the butterflies and the frame ideas.

Kathy said...

Sophia, your project is so beautiful...much more personal than anything one could buy Mom! And Erin, I just love your design, especially that lacy background and the cute butterfly. Thanks for sharing!

Brett said...

I love these projects! Very beautiful (as always!)

Cherie said...

Wonderful projects! As I was reading this, I said out loud "I wanna make a home decor project!" Love the great ideas, and truly wonderful inspiration. Looks like I know how I am going to spend the next few weeks (in home decor mode).

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

TanyaW said...

I'm always looking for gift ideas for Mothers Day! Thanks for the inspiration ladies!! BTW, great give away!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab projects - thanks for the inspiration!

Nati Tristan said...

I absolutely love that "mom" hanger! That's wonderful!

Liz said...

What Great gifts for Mom. I love the Click it with Cricut Segment. Looking forward to National Scrapbook day to sit and create some fun stuff.

Debbie Garcia said...

I just love them both. It's amazing what that Cricut can do Possibilities are Endless Such talented Ladies.
Always look forward to the inspiration here.
Thanks for the great ideas and opportunity to win such a fabulous prize.
Someone's gonna have a great Mother's Day with that kind of prize!

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful Mother's Day projects, Sophia and Erin! TFS!

Scrapycandy said...

Now I want a framed butterfly for my wall. Who knew? Terrific...thank you!

Snips and Snails said...

I love both of these projects! Great inspiration for this gift procrastinator.

DebC said...

I love these projects because not only does it combine our passions for scrapbooking but also for home decorating! I know anyone that would get these as gifts would love them. I love the way they turned out. Thanks so much for sharing. Getting all these ideas helps sometimes when you are in a rut with something to come up with!
dsc105@live.com

Maquel said...

These are FABULOUS projects! I just love both of them! So much detail, so much skill.....simply amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

Maquel
mderosby at gmail dot com

Got2BCrafting said...

Wow... what lovely gifts for a Mom!

Sophia, the tea towel is so elegant and I love the soft colors you used... just beautiful.

Erin, this butterfly picture is gorgeous! I love the background paper design, so pretty!!

Thank you both for your inspiration.
Lori
got2crafting at gmail dot com

Cyndee K. said...

Love that butterfly! So sweet!

My Hideaway said...

WOW!!! These projects are simply amazing! Thank you ladies so much for taking the time to share with us.

Olivia
ojdorman at gmail dot com

jrugg said...

Super projects! Mother's day has snuck up on me this year-thanks for the inspiration!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful projects ladies, love them both. You are so very talented. TFS
pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

mitchmac said...

Fabulous projects again. I especially like the Mother's Day card and envelop - awesome.

Angel said...

As always their projects are inspiring. I have a hard time thinking of ideas for projects. I always visit the Imaginisce blog and the Cricut Circle blog every morning for inspiration. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kelly Sas said...

Wow! These projects are AMAZING! I love coming here for inspiration.

Julia said...

Such great projects. Thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

What a fun group of inpiration!! I LOVE the ideas and hope every mother has a FABULOUS Mother's Day!! =)

Stephanie Buice said...

Great projects Ladies, love em all, cool Mom hanger Sophs!

Scrapamum said...

Gorgeous projects ladies! Love what you created!!!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Fantastic!!! I really loved the pop dotted butterfly!

Jan Garber said...

I need to really update my cartridges! Haven't been able to buy anything for my BUG in a while! Such great new cartridges and those papers are gorgeous!

Christina Hoffman said...

Beautiful projects Erin and Sophia!! I know I would love to receive those as Mother's Day gifts. I'm not usually a stuff maker but I would like to change that.

Christina Hoffman
www.scrapbookingandbeyondwithchristina.blogspot.com

Kim M said...

Love those projects, anything with bling always makes me happy.

Cynthia B. said...

WOW! Gorgeous projects - and the Cricut cuts add such flair to these projects. Thanks for sharing - and thanks for the chance to win!

Tona said...

I loved all of these projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Victoria's Place said...

I loved all the projects! Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny Lilac said...

I love the projects in this post! Beautiful!

Brittney said...

The projects are fantastic - and I love how the "recipe" is included for both!

Laney's Legacy's said...

Ladies your projects are gorgeous, thank you for sharing your talents.

later tater,
laney
laneyhollo@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Beautiful and inspiring projects! I love them both! Thanks for sharing!

mommyof5kidz said...

both projects are just beautiful! And Sophia's card is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration, Ladies!

Janeen said...

Sophia, I'm sure you Mom is going to love the tea-towel holder that you made, it's gorgeous! The framed spring butterfuly is beautiful Erin! Thanks for sharing your wonderfil projects ladies and for the detailed instructions! Such an inspiration you both are! :)

lovelyinspiredcreations.blogspot.com
majelica at comcast dot net

Veronica said...

cute projects! I love Erin's spring butterfly frame! Great ideas for mother's day!

PamS said...

WOW! Both of these are fabulous projects. And the card witht the matching envelope...adorable.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love ALL of the projects! I'm totally scraplifting them : ) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Frankenmunster said...

both projects are so beautiful! I love the added "bling" on the butterfly, gives it a little extra special touch I think. I am totally scraplifting the mom idea :-) thanks ladies!!! great job done again!

Manders said...

I love my Mama that's for sure. If I won I would give the cartridge to her. She usually makes me little things for my co-workers when I bake.. She is wonderful.
Thanks for the fun and inspiration

Auntie Ang said...

With the economy these days..This is beyond generous.
Projects are great this blog always has fun giveaways and lots of ideas

Yvonne said...

Love the projects! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Kimberli said...

Beautiful projects, love the mom towel holder and matching card!!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Beautiful projects Ladies! You did a wonderful job!

Elegante Family said...

Both projects are beautiful!!! Now I want to go play with some of my paper, and cricut.

Angie said...

What elegant projects for mother's day! I just adore butterfly's, and I just adore the framed art! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann said...

Both of you outdid yourselves with these off the page projects. The altered tea towel holder is especially striking!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous projects! Thanks for the instructions!

michfedo said...

Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!
michfedo@hotmail.com

Lucy Newton said...

Thanks for the inspiration!!!

st_mccall said...

Again, these projects are fantaboulous! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. And a huge thanks for the great chance at a fun giveaway.

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Great job on the projects but a bigger Thanks for the article on photography to get better pictures!! The giveaway is wonderful, thanks for the chance....

Jodi said...

gorgeous projects!!! beautiful inspiration!!! TFS!

Amanda said...

Beautiful projects!! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carole Stirrat said...

These are both beautiful and inspirational pieces! Thank you!!

McVic said...

great job ladies! Love the projects!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are all so beautiful! What wonderful work! Thank you for the inspiration!
Lisa

Cari said...

Gorgeous projects ladies!!

Brenna said...

These projects r absolutely stunning!! I love the home decor projects!! Beautiful! Tfs
Brenna
Rbanderson@live.ca

**Treefrog** said...

Beautiful projects I couldn't just pick one, I have a place for both in my house, lol! Very inspiring and Thanks for the giveaway! TFS
((Hugs)) Theresa
mccadesmom at gmail dot com

Mysterious Story said...

I'm going to make a greeting card for my mother like that with little cute heart. ;}

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