Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring-y Cricut project and Tote Tag

I can't believe that we are expecting snow again this week (oh, that is right...I forgot I live in northern MN - duh!). We have long winter months followed by a blip of Spring then Summer. So, with Spring in mind (wishful thinking *wink*), I decorated a composition notebook with some Springy designer paper. My TAC demo just purchased a baby Cricut (with my enabling, of course) and I wanted to showcase what this little machine can do. I created the square and scaloped square from the Mini Monograms cart. The adorable turtle was created from the Walk in my Garden cart. I think it was the right touch to finish off the notebook. The sentiment is from the TAC stamp set called "Seeds of Blessing" and reads "Your friendship blesses my heart". I created a pocket on the inside with a pink scalloped border using the SU slit punch. I created a pocket on the inside front cover. Since she was so intrigued with some backpack tags I had in my SCS gallery, I created a matching "purse/tote" tag for her as well. I used Unity's Formal Alphabet for the letter "L" and used my Nesties to cut the circle and scalloped circle. The swirlie image around the "L" was an image from PTI's Border and Corners stamp set - Circles. For some bling, I also colored in the L with some glitter 3D paint Crystal Gel Very Berry Paint.

I made this as a little thank you for letting me teach a class to her TAC stamping group. You can see the finished samples below of the tote class I taught yesterday. I also demonstrated how to make a beaded pen at the class (matches this gift set) and forgot to take a picture.

stamps: tac seeds of blessing paper: old olive/hot pink/white cs, memory block inspirations paper stack dp ink: palette burnt umber, antique linen distress ink accessories: wide satin olive polka dot ribbon, terrifically tacky tape 1/4", string, button, prima, cricut mini monograms/walk in my garden carts, slit punch, clear name tag from wal-mart, silver book ring, nestabilties circle and scallop circle, 3d glitter paint very berry red, clear decorative mini pebbles, rsvp pen, microbeads


Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Alma,

I wanted to pop by to thank you for your sweet sweet comment on SCS. You made my day in the biggest way (made me all teary eyed.) :O) grin! :O)

Just thought I'd let you know too, though, that your photos aren't showing up. I tried loading in Internet Explorer as well (sometimes they're only missing in Mozilla Firefox) and tried waiting for them to load, but they aren't there. Just thought I'd give you a heads up.

Thanks again for your sweet kindness, Hugs, :O) mel