Tag Archives: Cricut



Cut a strip 1×12 and fold as shown for the wall around the outside, glue bottom to one side of the card

I used Gypsy/Cricut Cartridge Gingerbread and cut 2 ornament shadows to 2.5 inches, and placed a circle cut in the center of one.  Then cut  a strip of paper about 1 in. X 12  in.   folded it lengthwise as shown in the bottom picture.  Save your cut circle piece for a template for whatever you are wanting to use inside the shaker, you can throw away the middle circle afterword.

Take a couple of foam dots or squares and attach them to the middle back wall to make your inside decoration circle   (float) making sure you line it up with the front or top portion as you attach your decorative circle, you want to see it directly when looking through the peep-hole! cut a piece of clear plastic or acetate bigger than the hole and glue to the inside of the front to cover the hole, let everything dry before adding your glitter, or whatever you choose to put into the shaker ornament.  Then attach your front, lay flat to dry. 

After everything is dried pinch the top pieces together and punch a circle, add an eyelet, and your fibers.    I may have just made that seem harder than it is, sorry if I did.  I found it pretty hard to explain this. 

I used an ATD Cardstock stack by Momenta  PA-2167  HSH  12×12 TXT CS PAD  Artist:Beth Gunnell

Gypsy/Cricut Cartridge Gingerbread (but there are many other carts and SVGs with a similar shape)

No sew glue

acetate, mine is reused  from packaging


A little ink around edges of the paper pieces

Foam Dots


Crop a Dile

red fiber

Swirls are cut from patterned gems


holly is crystals glued w glassy accents to floral wire and silk flower leaves hand cut to make holly leaves

 flowers are small flower punch, punched twice and layered added pearls from CTMH  these are Mocha

I it!

This is for a swap, but I want to keep it! LOL    If I make another I will make the depth of the bottom more shallow so that I wont have to use so much glitter to pile up at the gingerbread man’s feet.  I had to open this back up and put in a bit of foam air dry clay stuff to fill the space, so I wouldn’t have to use so much glitter.  You learn as you go huh?   I love this ornament! Do I really have to send it away? 

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Softball Mini Album #1


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Thank you Anita for some of these papers! 🙂  They are truely appreciated, I was able to tint them with ink to bring a softball feel to the baseballs!  Perfect, My daughter is quite satisfied!

Color box Lemon Grass pigment ink

red and clear gems

Blue card stock

yellow/green card stock

A couple different Paper studio softball papers

DCWV cardstock Zebra

heart punch

circle punch

flowers stolen off the bouquet in my bathroom Shhhhh!

butterfly punches, small and medium


Momenta sentiments from a birthday stack

Cricut cuts from Sentiments

Paper trimmer


Ode to a dead Cricut


RIP Cricut, I know weve only known one another a short while, and you helped out very often, I do however, want you to know how much I appreciate all the hard work you have given me while you worked for me.  Your maker says they will replace you soon, And I will also have a new friend named ECraft join us.   ECraft is already arriving late,  not looking good as far as first impressions go, I hope he will prove himself in time.  I hope they give me as much enjoyment as you did. Rest little buddy, You were a great friend.

So being that my Cricut bit it, I had to run to a friend to complete a Cut swap, not to mention the baby broke my camera, so I’m going to have to find the receipt, I will be the first to tell you, Electronics don’t, and never have liked me!

I don’t know exactly how to work a Cricut E2, and I frustrate when messing with new technology, she cut them for me.  I think it really has something to do with the fact that she knows technology hates me, and she kinda likes her E2. 

Summer cut Swap for my Alpha Scrappy Scavenger swap group, I chose the dolphin and the Relax title from “Splish Splash”  Cricut Cartridge.  The picture is from my phone, so please be patient untill I can get my behind back to Walmart to do the warranty on that also!  Yes, It’s a mess around here!  I can’t say that this is a new thing!

They are cut at 3 inches, both the dolphin and the Title

Tim Holtz Denim Distress Stickles thinly on the Title

No Heat No Sew Glue smeared  on the background piece where the cut is open.

Big chipped blue glitter was sprinkled on it first then I used Aqua Marine Martha Stewart fine glitter to add interest and texture, also to cover the ugly white between the big flakes or chips of glitter, this is my favorite glitter technique for the big flaked glitter, its beautiful.   Just when yo think glitter can’t get prettier, this technique pulls it off!   

I am hoping my swap partners adore it! (I was late on the swap) sad being its mine LOL.   They understand, since I had an unexpected loss when this swap was voted in 🙂  They have seen what they are getting and do love them.  Some of them may even be telling the truth!!!

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