Winter Cricut Projects

Last weekend, we were hit with a HUGE snowstorm. We received 24″ within 12 hours and school was cancelled the next morning. My kids were excited to be home from school and the girls ventured out to play for a bit.

Maryn LOVED the deep snow. Here she is *trying* to make it to the front door … she gave up halfway and came back.

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Snow angels are a little hard to do in deep snow.

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Cam wasn’t that big of a fan. She wasn’t feeling well and wanted to play so badly. But it was too darn cold. She took a few obligatory photos and then headed back inside with the dog. :)

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In the spirit of snow, I thought I would share a few wintry projects for you that I created for Cricut awhile ago using the Snow Folks Cartridge.

HOT COCOA KIT

A clear craft paint can makes a cute container to make a hot cocoa kit with. Just layer together hot cocoa mix and marshmallows and add a tag with instructions. It’s sure to warm up someone’s day! Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room cut file can be found HERE on the Cricut.com website.

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SLEDDING PARTY INVITATION 

Are you getting friends together for a sledding party soon? This window invitation would be a fun way to get everyone excited. Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File can be found HERE at the Cricut.com site.

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I LOVE WINTER Scrapbook Page

This fun and happy snow page uses the Bella Blvd. Winter Wonder collection. I added a heart to the title block over the existing heart with the Doodlecharms cartridge. The heart and snowman are embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, and the snowman’s sled gets a woodgrain texture with the Distress Stripes embossing folder. Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File for this project can be found HERE on the Cricut.com site.

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Thanks for coming by today! I hope you are staying warm in your neck of the woods! ;)

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Little Red Schoolhouse

Can you feel it yet? Autumn is just around the corner. YAY!!! Yes, it is still crazy hot during the days, but at night there an ever-so-slight change in the “feel” of the air signaling that cooler days are ahead. I love it! I love it! I love it! I have been busy going on school-shopping dates with the kids this past week. Two and a half down (Jensyn still needs a few things), and one to go! I love school shopping! And I love the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with each of my kids. We have so much fun laughing over the quirky things that happen while we are out (like the waitress serving us our salads at lunch and asking us if we need forks for those . . . Bwaaahaaa!).

I have been using my Silhouette machine a lot lately and have a new obsession … the digital cut files at SVG Cuts. They have digital files for the most adorable boxes and cards you have ever seen! And they do a BEAUTIFUL job showcasing them and explaining how to put them together with their videos. I decided it would be fun to put together the shoolhouse boxes from the School Days SVG kit for the kids’ to take to their teachers on the first day of school filled with notecards or a notepad and a goodie or two.

These kinds of projects are perfect for making a dent in the papers I am hoarding in my stash. :D For this first schoolhouse set, I used the Hometown collection by Pink Paislee, with a ledger paper and plaid paper from the Old School collection.

I created the card exactly as it comes in the file, but added a band of plaid paper underneath the pencils. The cute burlap buttons are from Nikki Sivils.

I had a blast decorating the shoolhouse. The ABC and apple cuts are from SVG Cuts and are included in the School Days digital kit. The flag and owl were created with my Cricut Expression machine. The owl is from the Recess Lite cartridge (I trimmed his graduation hat off with my scissors), and the flag is from the Stand & Salute cartridge (with the flag pole trimmed a bit shorter). The little chalkboard is a Silhouette cut by Lori Whitlock. I wrote on the chalkboard with a white gel pen, and then punched tiny holes in the corners so that I could hang it by the door with a mini brad and a bit of twine. The red cardstock panel on the front of the schoolhouse was  embossed with my Cuttlebug machine and the Distress Stripes embossing folder.

The letter stickers are from the Pink Paislee Old School collection. And the bushes around the sides of the schoolhouse were created with my Cricut Expression machine and the Live Simply Lite cartridge.

The roof of the schoolhouse opens up on a hinge. At the tallest point of the roof it is 6.5″ tall, so you could even put in a cute, decorated bottle of hand sanitizer if you wanted. :)

I didn’t have enough paper to do all of the schoolhouses the same . . . which is completely fine to me! Heck, it gives me a chance to make a dent in my stash. :D Here is the same schoolhouse, created in a slightly darker color scheme with all Pink Paislee Old School papers.

I added a little embossing to the pencils on this one with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder and then wrapped the pencils with some My Mind’s Eye baker’s twine.

My kids are in love with these little boxes and can’t wait to surprise their teachers with them. Hehehe! Hmmmm … maybe I will send their teachers a new goodie box every single month JUST so I can have a reason to have fun making more boxes! Ha!

Have a great week!

Cricut Crocodiles

Teresa Collins and Cricut have teamed up again to bring you another fabulous cartridge . . . Chic & Scary Seasonal! This cartridge is full of beautiful, classic designs. Check out what Teresa Collins and the Cricut Design Team created with this special cartridge HERE on the CRICUT BLOG. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I’m telling you . . . I can’t WAIT to have this cartridge in my hands to create decorations for my home! . . . I’m thinking vinyl window silhouettes! And wouldn’t the mask cutouts make a great Halloween craft for your child’s classroom party. Eeeek! It’s just plain AWESOME!

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Today I wanted to share with you a layout  and a card I made using the Crocs Rule Lite cartridge for the Cricut Circle. (Find out how to become a member of the Cricut Circle HERE.) I’ll admit it, when I first saw this cartridge I thought to myself, “I don’t live in Florida . . . I don’t live by the beach. I’m never going to use this cartridge.” And you know what?! It’s become one of my FAVORITES! I love those little crocs! The images are so fun, and I’m crushing on the border and tag shapes that are included.

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Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression ,Cuttlebug Machine
Cricut Cartridges Used: Crocs Rule Lite
Other Supplies: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Sand, Sail), Retro Kitchen Embossing Folder Set (Water), Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder (Tree Trunk), Cardstock (American Crafts, Bazzill, Die Cuts with a View, Prism, Roberts Crafts), Patterned Paper & Tag (Cosmo Cricket Social Club Collection), Buttons (Basic Grey), Pennant Flag Trim (Martha Stewart Crafts), Watermark Ink (Clearsnap), Pop Dots, Needle & Embroidery Floss, Sewing Machine & Thread, Pinking Shears

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GET WELL SOON CARD

Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression ,Cuttlebug Machine
Cricut Cartridges Used: Crocs Rule Lite
Other Supplies: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (clouds, stripes), Simply Charmed Cuttlebug Companion Embossing Folders (checks – raincoat), Cardstock (American Crafts, Bazzill, Prism, Roberts Crafts), Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye), Buttons (Basic Grey), Stamps (Alphabet – Studio G, Circle – Unknown), Heart Punch (EK Success), Black Pearls (KaiserCraft), Sewing Machine & Thread, Pinking Shears, Navy & Brown ink, Needle & Embroidery Floss, Pink Chalk (Pebbles)

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I have one more layout using this cartridge that I will share with you tomorrow. I hope you’ll stop by again then!

Have a great weekend!

Jana