My Little Bug

My Little Bug

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Paper Easter Egg

This is my take on the traditional Ukranian Easter egg, I love the bright colors against the black. 

 I used Cricuts Easter 2010 cart for the egg and doily. The flowers and butterflies are from Artiste the pink flowers were 6 petaled, I cut between two petals and overlapped them to give flower depth. I just bent the petals of yellow flower. Vines are from Cindy Loo. With help from C.C.R. I used the Cricut gel pens to draw the butterfly layer and then cut out the base. In C.C.R. do layer one as base, then add layer and line up overlay with base, put in gel pen and "cut", then without removing mat cut layer one.
 The display is a two by nine inch strip formed into a tube, glued to doily and decorated.
 The egg was made by Cricut drawing (see above) overlay on five inch base. Fold eggs in half then run through Xyron. I started to emboss egg then decided it deserved glitter lol. Remve from backing and line egg halves up and press together. Glue on butterflies place on display base and enjoy.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Doggy Treats

   Doggy treat container with a furry little pup. I used the Create a Critter cart with my Cricut E2. On CCR I removed the mouth and adjusted the dino bone to look like a milkbone. I used flocking so he looks petable.

  I always had trouble getting flocking on larger images the glue would cause the paper to curl or would be lumpy. I found that running the image face down in my Xyron would give me clean even results without distorting the paper.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Keepsake Box

I made this keepsake box out of a Cricut cart box. I covered the box with pretty paper, and then added Cricut die cuts ribbon and beads. I ran all the layers through a Xyron machine for a secure stick.

To Everything There Is A Season

This project was made using Cricuts Extreme Fonts I used Cricut gel pens to draw the phrase instead of cutting it out.
When working with small elements the Xyron sticker maker is a must, you can embellish your elements while they are still on the backing.