Archive for Plantin School Book

Wedding Cake

Well, this is what I have been working on for the last couple of weeks.  A wedding cake made of paper.  I saw the idea in the new Feb/Mar 2011 Cricut Magazine.  I thought it would be perfect as a centerpiece for my sister-in-law’s Bridal Shower this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun to make!  I tweaked a few things from the one in the magazine. 

Materials:

1. Paper mache boxes from Joann’s (8″, 9″, 10″)

2. 24″ textured paper pad from DCWV

3. Open stock “I love you” paper from Joann’s

4. White card stock from Stampin Up

5. Martha Stewart sugar glitter

6. Cricut expression

7. Plantin Schoolbook (scallop circle and border) and Heritage cartridges (flower flourish)

8. Gypsy (not necessary, but makes things easier)

9. Glue pen for glitter and adhering to “cake”

10. Flowers and pearl picks from Michael’s

11. Ribbon from Joann’s

Bridal Shower Mini Album

This is the most ambitious project I have done (although stayed tuned for a future entry).  My sister-in-law is getting married (you may remember I recently posted the invitations I made for her) and I decided to make an album of her bridal shower for her.  I am not a scrapbooker.  Cards are what I spend most of my time working on.  That being said – I really had fun putting this together!  It took a long time but I want to make another one.

Materials:

1)Shaped chipboard album (can’t remember who it’s by)

2)Cricut

3)Gypsy Font, Lyrical letters, Home decor, Plantin Schoolbook and Sweet Treats cartridges

4)Stampin’ UP Stamps, punches, inks, paper and pearls

5)K & Co Best of Barbara Walton paper, Bazzil Bling paper, My Minds Eye Lost and Found Collection, Making Memories Je t’adore collection, open stock paper, Bo Bunny Double Dot

Front Cover:

Invitation Page:

This next page is entered into the Peachy Keen stamps challenge.

Picture of the Bride goes here:

Picture of the Maid of Honor:

The Bride and her Mom:

The Bride and her Sisters-in-law:

A close up of the page:

Pictures of the Brides nieces’ and step daughter:

Close up:

I thought this paper was perfect for listing the attendees of the shower and maybe the gift they gave:

This will have a group picture:

Random pictures from the party:

Close ups of the page:

Another random party pic page:

Close ups:

Back cover and close up:

Witches Head treat box

I found this super cute template at Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  I’ve been meaning to make it for a Halloween decoration and this weeks Polka Doodle challenge gave me the excuse.  We were to make something that contained something hidden.  The witches hat opens up to put a treat in!  I  love it!  I used Bazzill paper, a spider web stamp from Stampabilities, ribbon from Joann’s, pattern paper for the buckle from Cloud 9 Design and the fuzzy ribbon on the hat came in a Bo Bunny Halloween Kit.  I used my Cricut to cut the circles and scallop for the hat, Plantin Schoolbook and Home Accents carts.  Unfortunately, I forgot to draw the face on until after I put together the box, so it doesn’t look the best.  But she’s a witch so I guess she’s not supposed to be stunning, right?!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback!

Candy

Blast off birthday card

I made this card for 2 challenges and my Son’s friends birthday. 

The first challenge is 2S4Y sketch:

The second challenge is Polka Doodles.  They wanted an easel card.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the sketch.  I saw the cutest stamp set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps that showed a rocket with a little kids face in the window.  I knew there was a rocket cut on the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart because I used it to make my son’s birthday party invitations.  I just broke out my Peachy Keen face stamps and wa-la!  The stars are from Plantin Schoolbook cart (this is such a great cart!).  I cut two slits and threaded the embroidery floss through after I inked the edges with Stampin Up Peach Parfait.  I also popped up the rocket and stand-a-lone star.  The background patterned paper is K&Company, The Best of Brenda Walton; and the rocket paper is from DCWV, Nana’s Kids.  The plain paper is Recollections.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Spider treat bag

This week at Peachy Keens new “Faces” challenge we were supposed to make a Halloween treat bag of some sort.  I made this spider using a welded circle cut from Plantin Schoolbook cart.  I placed the pipe cleaner legs inside the circle sandwich with the treat bag and taped them down.  I added crystal Stickles to the body make it stand out.   The head is a punched circle mounted with pop dots.  I stamped the face with Peachy Keen faces in white ink and added a bow.  I am having a hard time keeping my kids from ripping it open!

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Falling 4 U card

When I think of fall my mind automatically goes to leaves changing color and dropping from the trees (also football, but that isn’t as pretty of  a card!).  It’s my favorite time of year.  When I read the post on Bitten By the Bug 2 challenging everyone to make a fall themed card I couldn’t pass it up.  The rules were to use at least one Cricut cut and one stamped image.

I used the tree cut from the Wild Card Cartridge and a leaf stamp from the Falling Leaves set from Stampin’ Up.  The letters were in the dollar bin at Michaels and I cut the #4 from the Plantin Schoolbook cart.  The background paper is from Polka Doodles.  the leaves were stamped onto plaid paper from DCWV The Pet Stack.  I stamped the leaves with 4 different color inks (green, red, orange, brown) to give it that changing color look.  Then I cuttlebugged the tree trunk and leaves.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

It got crazy here yesterday afternoon.  We thought my 9 year old had appendicitis.  Even the doctor said she was showing classic symptoms.  But an x ray showed she actually needed… to eat more fiber and get her insides moving again.  Life is never dull with three children!

2S4Y #57

I made this card for my husband using the 2S4Y sketch of the week.

I used a grey paper for the background.  Then layered a slightly smaller piece of grey heart paper (what you see in the cut outs) over that.  Then I cut hearts out of piece of white paper that was the same size as the grey heart paper using my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cart.  Before layering it, I cut slightly smaller hearts out of red paper and attached to the back of the white paper.   Next, I cut two borders using the Plantin Schoolbook cart and offset them and attached them to the white paper.  Then I attached the red ribbon.  Using the cut out hearts I reversed layered them and popped them up.  Finally, I used a Stardust pen to add accents and stamped the Love You sentiment (Stampin’ Up).

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

My 6yr old son is always “helping” my husband play Zelda on the wii (I have no idea what this is).  They play in the room next to where I craft so I hear them all the time.  Jacob’s answer to every obstacle in the game is to “bomb it!”  However, this is rarely the solution.  Tonight it was, and he felt so smart!