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!
And this month is my turn to provide the sketch. I hope you’ll come and play along with us! Here is the sketch.
And here is my resulting page using the June 2013 Scraptastic Club Carry On Kit and Add-On.
The chevrons totally remind me of the tread on a bike tire … perfect for this page of my son and his bike.
I embossed the red cardstock piece using my Cuttlebug machine and a Cuttlebug folder called Relly Rave (sorry, I was unable to find a link on the Cricut.com site).
Stop on by the Scraptastic Club Blog to see what the other designers did with the sketch!
See you soon!
I’m back with the final installment of the Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Projects. Don’t forget! These amazing Cuttlebug folders are available on the Cricut.com website here.
Today, I’ll show you my FAVORITE of the three I worked with … the Matelasse Embossing Folder. I love the “basket weave” quilted feel of this one!
MATELASSE Embossing Folder
Monogram Wall Hanging
Other Supplies: Cricut® Deep Cut Blade Housing, Chipboard, Cardstock (white, light pink, pink, dark pink moss, light moss, soft aqua, light aqua), Floral patterned paper, Large white eyelets, White ribbon, Cream brown chalk ink, Hole punch, Eyelet setter, Adhesive, Foam squares
Window Gift Box
Other Supplies: Cardstock (white, light yellow, lavender, dark pink, dark moss) Clear presentation cover, Patterned Paper (green polka dot, floral), Yellow epoxy brad, Brown chalk ink, Spray ink (brown, white), Pencil, Candy or desired gift, Adhesive, Terrifically Tacky Tape, Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Framed Baby Animals Artwork
Other Supplies: 4″ x 6″ white frames, Cardstock (white, gray, moss, soft aqua, pink), Patterned Paper (green polka dot, stripe), Pearl stickers (yellow, pewter), Blue/white baker’s twine, Pink chalk, Creamy brown chalk ink, Adhesive, Foam squares
I hope you have enjoyed these projects. I appreciate all of your sweet comments. Thanks for coming by!
I’m back with Day 2 of my Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folders projects. Today I will show you the projects I created using the POPPY embossing folder.
POPPY Embossing Folder
Other Supplies: Cardstock (cream shimmer), Creamy Brown chalk ink, Computer & Printer, Scoring tool, Photo corner punch, Adhesive, Terrifcally Tacky Tape, Foam squares
Seed Packet Card
Other Supplies: Cardstock (white, gray, lavender, aqua, dark moss), Patterned Paper (green polka dot, pink floral), Ribbon, Mini safety pin, Seed packets, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Corner rounder, 1/16″ hole punch, Adhesive, Foam squares
Four Seasons Framed Artwork
Other Supplies: Cardstock (light cream smooth, cream textured, kraft, dark brown, pink, soft red, soft orange, moss, aqua), Patterned Paper (green/cream pattern, green polka dot), Ribbon, Buttons, Mini black pearl stickers, White pearl stickers, Dark brown Embroidery floss & needle, Twine, Brown spray ink, Dark yellow spray ink, Creamy Brown chalk ink, Brown chalk ink, Paper piercer, Sewing Machine & cream thread, Edge distressor tool, White frame (with 8″ x 10″ opening), Adhesive, Foam squares
I hope you will back tomorrow for the final installment of my Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Projects! See you then!