Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Party Favors

Hello all!!  This week at Sweet Sassy Diva we are making projects for Valentine's Day or Birthday!!  So I'm getting a head start on the party favors for my daughter's Valentine's party at school next month!  Yay!!
Kate's Kitchen Cricut Imagine Art Cartridge
White Cardstock
Chestnut Roan Colorbox Chalk Ink
1 Inch Circle Punch
Scotch Tape
Curling Ribbon 
The hearts are from the stock images on the Imagine flood filled with patterns from Kate's Kitchen.  I used four different sizes and left two of the hearts blank to keep them white.
 The hearts are cut at 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.5.  I used the auto-fill feature after choosing the patterns and sizes.
 Here they are after they were printed and cut out.
 Inking the edges of your projects makes a huge difference!!  I love Chestnut Roan!!
I wanted to be able to tie the hearts around a snack or package of candy.  I punched out some 1 inch circles and attached curling ribbon to the circle.
 I used Scotch tape to attach the ribbon to the circle but then used the adhesive to attach the circle to the heart.  
 The snacks that I used are Mini Rice Crispy Treats.  They are super good!!
Curl the ribbon and you are finished!!
Have a great week!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

6 Most Important List

Hello all!!  This is Carissa!  This week at SweetSassyDiva we are making something recycled, repurposed or a project made with a new item received for Christmas...  My project is a 6 most important things to do list that will be kept on a clipboard.  One of my goals this year is to balance my time more!!  I've started planning our meals again, keeping a list of cleaning chores to do everyday and now this list will help keep me on track even more!  Everything will be on this clipboard!!  Every night before bed I will put the six things that are at the top of the list that must get done the following day.  After they are completed then I will turn the tag over.
My new item received for Christmas is the Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge!!  I wish I could say that I used the flood fill feature on my Imagine to make this project but I'm not updated yet with the most recent update.  I used four sheets of white cardstock and a small scrap of another white cardstock.  Sweet!! 
Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge
Best Friends Imagine Art Cartridge
White Cardstock
Scoring tool
Crop-a-Dile or Eyelet setter
Chestnut Roan Colorbox Chalk Ink
Gypsy - Optional
(I used the Gypsy because my Imagine is not updated yet)
  The red and yellow sheets are double sided!  The image from the Fabulous Finds cartridge needed a front and back...
 For the four sheets of white cardstock I used the Print Paper feature with the Best Friends Art Cartridge.  I love the clouds!!  So dreamy!!!

 This image is found on page 211 on the Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge.  I cut six of the at 3 inches.   
 I cut three at a time so I have a couple of nice scraps from this paper!
 Here they are ready to get scored on my Martha Stewart scoreboard!
 I wanted to make it a little flatter so I folded the flaps around the back.  It will be hidden anyway!! 
I cut the inserts from the printed blue cardstock at 2 1/4 x 3 3/4.  Rounded the top two corners to match the pocket.  Then used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole and add an eyelet for the ribbon.
 I used lots of glue to make sure that my pocket will lay flat.  All sides and one strip down the center. 
I printed a couple of images at the end to complete my project.  This is where the scraps of white cardstock were used.  The flowers are cut at 0.8 and 1.0 inches.  The bird was cut at 0.7 inches.  I used the layer feature so I could delete the images that I didn't want to use.  Also, I used the true size feature for both.  The edges were inked with Chestnut Roan chalk ink.
Have a great week!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fantastic first day of 2011!!!  Have you set goals or made resolutions??  It's a brand new year!!  Make every moment count!!
In 2011...

  • I will balance my time better. 
  • I will make healthier choices for me and my family!  I started Weight Watchers again a few weeks ago when the new PointsPlus program started.  One pound per week!
  • I will make memories with my family and record them!  Starting my first scrapbook is huge for me!!  Also, I'm planning to take one picture every day this year
  • My husband and I will read the entire Bible!  We started a chronological reading plan today!!
Wow!  Actually writing my goals down feels awesome!!  They have been circling around in my head for the last few weeks!  

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with everything you all do in 2011!!