Valentine’s Day Banner & Layered Garlands

Do you put up any decorations for Valentine’s Day? A little over a week ago I created four Valentine’s Day garlands and a video for the Cricut Blog, and I thought I would share it here with you, too.


Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Mini Machine, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Victorian Romance, Ribbons & Rosettes, Lite Carousel, Indie Arts Solutions, Best Images of 2006, Best Images of 2009, Best Images of 2010, Art Philosophy, Life’s a Party, Word Bubbles (Cricut Craft Room Exclusive), 3D Pinwheels (Cricut Craft Room Exclusive)

Other Supplies: Cardstock (Wausau), Shimmer Spray, Stapler & staples, Sewing machine & thread, Adhesives, Twine


See you again soon! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


My Latest Cricut Projects

Hi, Everyone! I have been busy creating some new projects for Cricut using their latest Craft Room Exclusive cartridges and I thought I would share them with you here. Cricut Craft Room Exclusives are digital cartridges that you can purchase to use in conjunction with Cricut Craft Room, the free online design tool. They just came out with some SUPER CUTE Valentine carts . . . just wait until you see them!

If you are a mom or a dad, you will appreciate this first digital cartridge, because it will help you to create those Valentine Boxes for your kids this year! They have two super cute options in the Valentine’s 3D Mailboxes Cricut Craft Room Exclusive cartridge. The bear comes from the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive called Valentine’s Sweets. To see all of the NEW Craft Room Exclusives released this week, click HERE. To see all of the Craft Room Exclusives, browse HERE. All three of my elementary-aged kids loved these boxes so much, that they all want the same one, just with a different icon on the front to match their personalities. Yay! That makes it easy for me! I’ll just roll them out assembly line style! :)

The letters for my daughter’s name were cut out using the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge (love that font!). All patterned papers are from the My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist “Life of the Party” collection.

Next up, are some totally cute cards for Valentine’s on the digital cartridge called Valentine’s Sentiments. I think these would make the CUTEST Valentine’s for kids to hand out to their classmates. I created a shaped cart using the Chocolate Box shape.

The other digital cartridges released this past Thursday are Musical Notes and Chinese Characters. Check out the Cricut Blog Post by CLICKING HERE to see projects the designers created with these cartridges.


But that’s not all! There are five more digital cartridges that were released the week before last that I haven’t shared with you yet. For that week, I worked with the Political Parties cartridge to create the following scrapbook page.

All papers are from the My Mind’s Eye American Made collection. The title was created with the Don Juan Digital cartridge, and the cream border tucked under the red/blue border was created with the Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge.

Other digital Cricut Craft Room cartridges introduced the week of January 5th were . . . Fiesta, New England Shore, Philadelphia, and Roman Numerals (I soooo want to make my own customized wall clock with this one!)

Thanks for letting me share and get “caught up”! Enjoy the rest of your weekend . . . I hope it’s a long one for you!

See you next time!