I have been told that it is best to store your Stickles upside down, and I didn't like how mine were currently being stored so as I surfed the internet I found some great ideas and decided to try something of my own. I already store my Cricut Cartridges in a similar way so I didn't think it would be too difficult to improvise.
I went to my local craft store and bought a Sterilite flop-top Clear CD Holder. It measures 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2. I also bought 1 sheet of plastic mesh. Mine measured 10.5 x 13.5 inches. I cut four pieces of mesh at 40 x 14 and cut every 6 squares up 5 squares. I then cut five pieces of mesh at 35 x 14 and cut every 6 squares up 9 squares. If you are careful you can get all of these pieces out of one sheet of the plastic mesh.
Here is how I was able to cut all the pieces above using one piece of plastic mesh:
The level was for my dad. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder diamond for the background. I don't know about you but the sentiments are always the hardest for me. That is why I was glad the stud finder came with the sentiment. My husband got a kick out of it. He opened the card and started beeping "Beep, Beep, Beep...oh, it's me...I'm a Stud!" I used a Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face stamp for the stud finder window! My black gel pen has walked away from my crafting station (I am blaming my children...whether they are guilty or not! :) Sounds fair right?!?) and I had to use a different brand of gel pen...not a big fan. Sounds like I need to make a trip to the closest craft store <insert evil laugh here>!
This post is WAY belated...sorry. I haven't had much time to post with dance recitals, Girl's Camp, yard work, my niece getting married, bridal shower's, my birthday as well as my sons, Mother's and Father's day and a son who at one time was participating in competitive basketball and football and rec. league baseball (they all overlapped this year). Summer is Crazy!!!
Anywho! This is the Mother's Day card and treat that I created to go along with the present that my family gave my mother.
The cute little cow is from Treasure Box Designs. It is one of the Tiny Treasures collection, I want them ALL! The card front is on a black card base, but it is hard to see with the black background.
Here is a Goodie Bag Topper that I used my Silhouette to make a print and cut of the same little cow, quick and easy!
I don't know why but I can never get my creations to look as good as they do on someone else's blog, but I keep trying :-). My son had a sports themed birthday party and I wanted to make some brownie pops ( I made some for my daughters party and they were a HIT). Mine didn't turn out as well as the ones on Pinterest, but they tasted yummy!
If I had to do it again I would probably on do the footballs. The actual making of the balls was not bad, but as you can see the decorating of them hit a rough spot. The footballs were definitely the easiest to decorate.
For those of you that are Cricut owner's they are having a sale on Cricut Cartridges over on cricut.com. Just click on the link. Some cartridges are 20% off! I was able to get the hard to find Disney Dreams Come True and Happily Ever After cartridges for 22.49 each!!! (I have been looking for them on ebay and they were between $50-$100). They have some cartridges that are only $9.99. Check it out!
My lipstick didn't turn out as fabulous as theirs did, but it wasn't too bad!!
I loved these cupcakes!!! They weren't hard to make at all!!! Soooo much fun!!!
Here's a side view of the cupcakes!!!
Both pink and white!!!
And last, but not least, the finger nail polish brownie pops!!! These probably caused me the MOST headaches, but they were definitely worth it! They were a party favorite!!!
I used the Wilton Brownie Pop pan. I got it at Michael's using my 40% off coupon. It is 9.99 originally. If I had to do it again I would buy two so that I always had one in the oven instead of waiting!!! There is a MAJOR learning curve with these, at least there was for me :)! I threw out as many as I used. It is a lot to type here, but if anyone is interested let me know and I will share my hard earned secrets!!!! ;)
I can't believe that my daughter is sixteen years old today!!!
Where did all the time go?
Her party this year is zebra with hot pink accents so I thought
I would make a card along the same lines!!!
The zebra is from the Cricut Cartridge Create a Critter. I used my Xyron and ran the zebra through upside down, attached the white and then flocked the rest of the black! I love fuzzy zebras! :) The embossing on the pink is from a Cuttlebug folder called Juli's Garden. I attached some bling to the center of the flowers with my Imaginisce I-Rock.
I used my Cricut Imagine (that I have not used FOREVER) and the Cartridge Buccaneer.
I created my pirate at 5.5 and separated the shapes so that I could attach them with pop dots and create some depth. The face, hat and boots are all cut separately and attached. The background (skulls) was cut at 6.0 and then trimmed to 5.75" square, I used the square stock photo on the imagine and then filled it with the skull pattern on the cartridge.
I added a little twine to the bottom of the card and a sentiment and attached the pirate with more pop dots.
(a little info...I hadn't used my Imagine for so long when I tried to print I was getting funky colors, I tried cleaning the print heads, but that didn't help. I ended up taking out my printer cartridges and cleaning the bottoms with some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip and it worked like a charm. Just a heads up!!!)