Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Embossing Folders – POPPY

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


Wedding Invitation


Cricut Machines Used:  Cricut® Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug® Machine
Cricut Cartridges Used: Cricut Picturesque Cartridge, Cricut® Paper Lace 2 Cartridge, Cricut® Lacy Labels Lite Cartridge
Cuttlebug Folders Used: Cuttlebug® 5” x 7” Embossing Folder & Border, Poppy; Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder, Swiss Dots
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



Cricut Machines Used: Cricut® Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug® Machine, Cricut® Gypsy Handheld Design Device
Cricut Cartridges Used: Cricut® Sentimentals Cartridge, Cricut® Holiday Cakes Cartridge, Cricut® Florals Embellished Cartridge
Cuttlebug Folders Used: Cuttlebug® 5” x 7” Embossing Folder & Border, Poppy
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


Cricut Machines Used: Cricut® Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug® Machine, Cricut Craft Room® Design Software
Cricut Cartridges Used: Cricut® Serenade Solutions Cartridge, Cricut Noah’s ABC Animals Cartridge, Cricut Craft Room® Basics Exclusive
Cuttlebug Folders Used: Cuttlebug® 5” x 7” Embossing Folder & Border, Poppy
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!


I’m the Lucky One

I really do feel like the lucky one. I love my family so much and this St. Patrick’s Day I am doing a lot of reflecting about how lucky I feel to have these 5 people in my life. :D I won’t get too sappy on ya, but I just want the world to know that I LOVE my family! :D

Today I have a St. Patrick’s Day layout going up on the My Mind’s Eye Blog. My kids totally get into St. Patrick’s Day … they get into every holiday, actually. Don’t you love that about kids? Every day is a reason to celebrate, and holidays are even that much more special! :D Here are my kidlets all decked out for St. Patty’s Day last year. It was a Saturday, so they wouldn’t be at school with friends and the threat of getting pinched … yet they STILL wanted to dress up in their green and asked me to spray their hair green with Halloween hair paint. They looked so funny with their sickly green hair, kind of like they had been swimming all summer without baths. LOL!



I used the My Mind’s Eye Collectable Memorable collection. Aren’t the colors perfectly sweet? Playing with it has definitely given me a case of Spring Fever! I love how MME does softer color palettes. Soft and Spring-y, yet not washed out and pale. This girl needs COLOR! Hehehe!

I began this page by figuring out how I wanted to place my pics. Sometimes I will print my pics out in random sizes (by changing the reduction percentage) and just force myself to try a new size. For these I set my pics to print out as 3.5″ x 5″ at 80%. They came out as 2.75″ x 4″. I grouped the girls together on the bottom, and then paired my son up with a journaling card on the top row.


I wanted green on this page (of course!) for St. Patrick’s Day, so that’s why I chose the tweed looking green pattern in the background. But my kids green hair next to that green paper was looking a little seasick … so I chose to mat the photos on complimentary papers. Pink for the girls, and tan for the boy. :) The striped paper ties all of the colors together (Thank you MME wonderful designers for doing the hard work for me! you make picking paper so easy! ;)  ).

The title and shamrocks were created with my Silhouette Cameo machine. The title is a welded phrase from the Silhouette store (by Samantha Walker Designs). I cut it out in three colors: hot pink for a shadow, green for the base, and then a lighter green. I used scissors to snip out the word “Lucky” from the lighter green, embossed it with my Swiss Dots embossing folder and my Cuttlebug machine, and then adhered it to the other green layer. A few butterflies (with enamel dot bodies) and a brad make it a little more fun!


My grid design filled up most of the page, but I HAD to have some Shamrocks on there! :D I cut them out with my machine, embossed them, and then accented them with My Mind’s Eye goodies (label stickers, chipboard, decorative brads, chip buttons, and a bit of twine). I used to spend HOURS looking for a four-leaf clover during recess when I was a little girl. My friend found one once … but I never did. Awww, well. Maybe some day! Hehe! In the meantime, I will just make my own with lots of cute, scrappy details! :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And that you get to spend it with the people that make you feel blessed and “lucky” for having them in your life!

Thanks for coming by! See you again soon!


Love is in the Air!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and we have had our Valentine “factory” going in full swing this week. We just finished up the cards and box tonight. Guess what?! I only had ONE kid that needed to make a Valentine box this year. I was actually a little sad. Valentine boxes were always my favorite thing to make as a child and now as a crafty adult, they are an excuse for me to get creative and have fun with it. Do you get into the Valentine box making? I told my kids that when they grow up, I will be happy to make all their kids Valentine boxes for them … it’s just too much fun! :)


Here is what we made Maryn. I used a Circus tent box cut file from SVG Cuts (Summer Street Carnival). I used my Cuttlebug machine to emboss some of the layers with two folders, Seeing Spots and a folder from the Decorative Tile set. The flat at the top is premade, I just added a couple of punched hearts and rhinestones for fun. Next, I adhered the circus tent to a flat box created from a cut file available in the Silhouette store. The gate and animals were then adhered to the base around the tent.



The gate was created with two paper straws. I made the banner with my Cricut Expression machine. The pennants are from the Birthday Bash cartridge, and the letters are from the Carousel cartridge. I used Cricut Craft Room to hide the inner contour of the letters to make them easier to cut. They letters were adhered to the pennants with foam dots and then strung together on red wire.


All of the cute animals are from the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge. I used the Cuttlebug machine and the Swiss Dots embossing folder to add texture to some of the layers on the animals.


For the juggler, I cut out two circles for each ball. I then glued them together with a piece of wire in between to make it appear as though the balls were really flying through the air. :)



I usually create a seasonal home decor piece or two to freshen up our decorations each year. This time I found an abandoned white frame in our closet and decided to make a dimensional art piece using the My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 3 Ruby collection. Here is how it came together.


I cut the pieces out using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I folded each heart in half and then used my sewing machine to zig zag stitch down the center.  I added a pop dot in between each layer as spacers so that the heart wouldn’t fall flat.


As a finishing touch I adhered a few Enamel Dots to look like paint spatters.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a Happy Love Day!


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.


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


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. :)


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.


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 website.



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 site.



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 site.



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