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Monday, December 28, 2009

Iron-on Vinyl

This is the t-shirt that my son made for his girlfriend for Christmas. We used the Sure Cuts Alot 2 program with my cricut. The program allows me to trace a photo and then cut it. It works great! We cut the image and letters out of heat transfer vinyl. It's very easy to use.

I buy all of my vinyl from HHSignSupply.

To use the vinyl, simple place the white side up on the cutting mat. When you cut your images, remember to flip them.

After you have cut your images, you will need to weed your vinyl. This is the process of removing all of the extra vinyl. Leave your image(s) on the clear material.

Place your image white side down onto your t-shirt. Place on ironing cloth over the image. I used a very thin kitchen towel. Press your image for 30 seconds with the iron on it's hottest setting. Continue until you have ironed the entire image.

Allow the material to cool completely.

Peel off the clear material carefully. If some of your vinyl tries to come with it, re-iron that section.

This was our first attempt at a t-shirt. It worked really well. The kids are already begging to make more. We had to order more vinyl. It should be here Monday. lol


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Online Crop

Are you looking for something to do on New Year's Day? Perfect! Come join us over at the Pieces of Paper forum. We will be having an online crop. The crop will start at 2pm est and will run until we are too tired to scrap anymore. lol We will have lots of challenges and we will be kicking off the crop with a card class. I can't wait to see you there.

In order to join us you will need to be a member of the forum. This keeps pictures that we post private. Membership is easy and usually approved same day. Once you join, simply log on during the crop and scroll down until you reach the Online Crops category and click on January 2010.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Altered Clock

I made this for the school nurse. It's a cheap $4.00 clock from Walmart. My husband took it apart for me. I used vinyl for the numbers and Everyday Paper Dolls for the cricut cuts. This was surprisingly easy. I can't wait to make more!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Scal Files

Here are some Christmas Scal files. Enjoy!



Post-it note holder

I made this post-it note holder for my son's teacher. I wrote "Don't Forget" on the top. We also included two more pads of post-its with the gift.

directions - I started by cutting a piece of paper to measure 5x7. Next I embossed it and inked it. I slipped it into a 5x7 picture frame that I bought at Walmart for $1.00. The ribbon runs through the frame and then wraps around the front. I cut the words out using my gypsy. Sorry, I don't remember what font I used. I peeled the back off of the pad of post-it notes and adhered it to the front of the frame.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Glitter Ornaments

I made these with the scouts on Saturday. They are super simple to make.

1. take the top off of a clear ornament (glass or plastic will work)
2. pour in some Mop and Glo, swish and dump out extra
3. pour in some glitter, swish and dump out any extra
4. replace the top and embellish

I brought my cricut into the kitchen for this scout meeting. The boys went crazy with it. We used my gypsy to make a cut file to decorate their ornaments. We cut the items out of white Cricut vinyl and then the boys put them on the ornaments.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Soda Bottle project

I saw that several ladies on the cricut message board had made these and I knew that I had to try it. I made this for Anthony's teacher.

directions: clean out a soda bottle, remove the wrapper and dry it out
cut a c in the side of the bottle
insert items into the bottle
tape the c closed
decorate the bottle

I used My Mind's Eye Paper, studio g stamps, nestabilities, Old West Cricut Cartridge and ribbon on mine.

Of course, I bought more stuff than I could fit into the bottle. No problem. I pulled out my Sweet Treats cart. and made a goodie bag.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Gingerbread houses

I made this base for a cub scout project. We hot glued it to a plate for the boys to decorate. They got to make their own icing and then "glue" the candies onto the house base.

icing recipe: 3 tsp. of cream of tartar, 3 egg whites and 1 lb. of powdered sugar

here is a finished house:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Eagle Ceremony

I recently attended an eagle ceremony for two brothers. The younger of the two brothers used to be in my scout den with one of my boys. It was so touching to be at his ceremony and to celebrate with him and his family.

The paper is K and Co. It was preprinted with the sayings. I simply cut the paper to fit the card. I embossed them with a fleur-de-lis cuttlebug folder. I also used my SU punches on the inside of the card.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Day Cards

We had a snow day here yesterday so I found some time to make a few cards. I ended up with 10 total when I was done. I hope you enjoy them.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gypsy Challenge

Nurseviper on the cricut message board ran her own gypsy challenge. My layout came in second place. I won a $50 gift card to the scrappy store of my choice (I choose ebay) and a box of assorted goodies. I'll post a picture of the goodies as soon as I receive it.

Carts - Winter Woodland, Christmas, Gypsy Wandering and Gypsy Font
Paper - MME Christmas
Liquid Applique
Paper Glaze