I wanted to create a Thank You gift for a few people that went out of their way to help us out last week for my grandparents’ funeral. I have been wanting to create the darling 3D scarecrow in the Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit by SVG Cuts, and decided that it would make a great gift for them since they could keep it up from now until Thanksgiving. Here are the four scarecrows I made using a collection by Die Cuts with a View called Modern Meadow that I picked up at JoAnn’s. (Darnit! I should’ve got a “group photo” of them all together … “Take me to your leader!” Hehe!)
Basically, their shirt and hat papers are what is different on each one. (Their hats are created from various patterned paper leftovers I had in my stash from My Mind’s Eye and WRMK.) And the embellishments vary slightly on each one.
I also created this card by SVG Cuts from the Caramel Apple Pie SVG Kit to go with each one. The tag on the card is embossed with the Cuttlebug Thanks 4-Set.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I’m back with another Fall project … a Fall Banner! This one comes together fairly quickly with simple shapes and letters found on the Cricut Classic Font Cartridge, available digitally here. A Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project can be downloaded HERE in the Cricut Project Center.
I cut a different shape for each section of the banner and then used my sewing machine and brown thread to add stitching around the edges.
I punched each shape and then tied them together with lengths of brown satin ribbon. Next, I added rust colored twine and wooden buttons to each knot in the ribbon for some cozy, Fall texture!
Finally, I accented each letter with metal flowers (Maya Road), gems, and pearls. I can’t wait to add this to my mantel … and the best part is, I can leave it up from now until Thanksgiving!
WooHOOO! It’s officially FALL! My favorite time of year! I just love everything about this season. The warm and cozy colors, textures, food, and scents. It’s a time to pull out the corduroy jackets, boots, clogs, and make a pot of warm, savory soup. It’s a time to start adding special decorating touches to the house and to visit friends and family.
If you are looking for a fun gift idea to drop off to a friend, you might like this next idea. I purchased a pack of scented sachets with yummy fall scents. These can be found at several different types of stores. I purchased mine at Michael’s. Next, I made them a little more special by slipping them into a decorative envelope created with my Cricut Expression machine and the Simply Scarecrow Seasonal Cartridge.
The envelope pouch was created with the Cricut Mini Books Project Cartridge, but you could use any type of envelope or envelope cut file and simply trim off the envelope flap. The half circle notch could be added with a circle punch. I used the Cuttlebug machine and the Contemporary Nature embossing folder to add some texture.
The layered ovals were created with the Cricut Cake Basics Cartridge. I stitched around the edge of the top oval with my sewing machine. I love making fall projects, because you can go crazy with layers and texture! I really don’t think you can overboard in this area.
The scarecrow is holding a cute little dimensional leaf banner created with baker’s twine and Cricut cut leaves. Just punch with a 1/8″ hole punch, string the leaves and tie onto the arms of the scarecrow. The crows eyes are black pearl stickers, but you could also use dimensional black paint. (I like Inkssentials Enamel Accents, which can be found at JoAnn’s … and probably Michael’s, too). Finally, add some buttons to the scarecrow and pumpkin for more homespun detail.
If you would like the Cricut Craft Room cut file for this project CLICK HERE to go to the Cricut Project Center to download.
Happy Fall, Friends!
As a child I always loved sifting through my mom’s purse looking at all of her “treasures.” Her sunglasses, wallet, checkbook, lipstick, candy …it was a magical world of grown-up fun. Grandma’s purse was the same way. Grandma always had a stick of gum to share and usually brought along a roll of Ritz crackers and squeeze cheese for the grandkids. So when I was brainstorming about a fun way to package treats for a mom this Mother’s Day, I naturally thought of purses!
I used the BasicGrey Mint Julep collection to cut out this purse on my Silhouette Cameo. Such pretty feminine papers in this collection! The purse file is from SVGAttic and can be found HERE. The flower is included as part of the file. The leaves are from a Christmas set by SVG Cuts. I used one of the Mint Julep stitched brads as the flower center.
I accented the purse’s handle with a border sticker and made a tag out of one of the stickers from the Mint Julep Elements Sticker Sheet.
When you open up the purse you will find a pocket containing a little card for mom.
I filled the purse with “Riesen” candies (I found these at Dollar Tree) and then wrapped each candy with a strip of pretty patterned paper. On the inside of the patterned paper we wrote all the REASONS we love mom/grandma and why we think she is so SWEET. (Can you tell I love punny gifts?! :) )
This gift would be so fun to give mom or grandma … or even a close girlfriend any time during the year!
Thanks for letting me share!