Friday, November 30, 2012

     Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cart Blog Hop! If you have come from Erica's Projects then you are in the right place, if not then you want to start at the beginning HERE so you don't miss a thing.. Each month the Design Team shows you projects made using 100 Cricut cartridges. We hope to inspire you to dig out those carts or help you to explore the possibilities on carts you already own. Hey you might even find one to add to your Christmas or Chanukah wish list. As a member of Erica's team, I have chosen to use the following 4 cartridges: Handy Man, Hello Kitty, Very Merry Tags and the Imagine cart Santas' Village.
     December is party month in our house. Next to October it is one of our busiest Birthday months. We have 6 birthdays this month. They are on the 7th, 13th, 19th, 22nd, 28th and 31st. My oldest child will be 39 on the 22nd and I came home from the hospital Christmas Day so it is always a special day for me in more ways than one! So I chose to make 2 Birthday cards as well as 2 Christmas projects for you so let's get started.

     My first project was a birthday card for one of my grand sons who is turning 6. I used Handy Man to make this tape measure and cut all layers @ 1.75".
      I used some silver card stock on this which looks awesome in person. I used a black gel pen to mark all the increments on the die cut.
     I used some screw brads for the corners and mounted it on robot paper since he loves Transformers. I finished up with a stamp by Pink By Design called "Tool Time".
     My next birthday card is a snowman shaped card for my grand daughter who turns 3 on Dec. 28th. Wanna see???
     Isn't she cute??? Believe it or not, this snowman was in Hello Kitty. I used my gypsy to weld the image into a shaped card. This was sized @ 5".
     I actually welded 2 snowmen together and cut an extra without welding for the top layer. Of course I had to use cinnamon stickles for a little sparkle!
     Oh yeah, more stickles, some chalk blush and , of course, the wonderful winter stamp by Pink By Design stamps again. I think her hat and scarf came out so adorable with the glittered card stock. Are you ready for my favorite Christmas project this season? Have you ever wondered how Santa comes in if you don't have a chimney? How about a Magic Key?
     I found this key @ Michael's and wanted to do something special with it. I found a wonderful story on the internet.....
     So now I needed to design something to store it in. I had some small plain boxes so I decided to alter it like this:
     I used George Basic shapes and  Santas Village in the CCR to design a circle and then place the image from page 5 in the center of the circle. All I had to do was to use my Imagine, print and cut and Voila a sticker image! I finished it all off by layering some green and red card stock and added some liquid pearls for dimension. I have already sold quite a few!
     My final project is the tags I plan to use on my gifts for the guys this year. I used Very Merry Tags to create these.
     I cut these @ 3". This reindeer is the negative cut from the image. I cut all the solid tags from Kraft card stock and then used the main cut and negative pieces so I get 2 tags from one cut! I added some snow to the bottom of the tag with a snow cap marker by Marvy. Once you heat it, it puffs up!!! I used a glaze marker to add an eye and some stitching around the edge. I finished it off with a small jingle bell.
     Whew, that was a long post. I hope you gained a little inspiration from me today. Now head over to Liz and see what enchanting projects she has designed to thrill you with! Be sure to start at the beginning and leave some blog love for each of our designers. Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete line up:

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Lori Comeau said...

Awesome job on your projects. I just love that sweet little snowman (snowgirl).

Unknown said...

Great projects, Mary. Is that peachy keen on the snowgirl? i love the key, too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.


scrapbookingforfun said...

Great projects Mary!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Kathy Salido said...

What a fabulous job Mary!! Love the tape measure card. Your tag is great and idea of the santa key is adorable. My favorite is the snowman!! Love the stickles and her face is too cute!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Mary, I love the box with the magic key!! What an adorable idea I just might have to steel this one from you.... The other projects were fabulous as well. Great Job!

Nadja MCCR DT Sister

Unknown said...

Mary, I love your cards!!! All of them. And the Santa key is awesome!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful Projects. I love the story of the magic Key. Great idea.


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Oh my! Your projects are wonderful! I love the magic key idea. And love your first card, what a great card for a boy. The little snow girl shaped card is super cute. Thanks for the inspiration.


Liz said...

great job mary! i love that snowman too!! use him all the time

~Liz K

Teresa said...


Your projects are adorable! I especially love the snowgirl! Might have to "steal" oh I mean scraplift your key idea for my grandbabies! LOL!


Jamie M. said...

Cute projects. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Miranda said...

Your projects are awesome! Not that I would expect anything less from you. LOL
Miranda :)