Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monster High Skullette Card

I don't know what a skullette is (a girl skull I guess?) but my daughter insists that's what this is. I found an image online and used my friend Jin's amazing tutorials here to make it into a cuttable file. I used my cricut and MTC to cut it out. My Monster High-loving daughter is thrilled with it! I feel like I passed some cool parent test or something.

Pink and black cardstock: stampin' up
white cardstock: Neenah
click here for the svg file
click here for the mtc cut file (size notes will not be accurate if you resize the file)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fabric Organization (warning-graphic!!)

I have this little metal cabinet thing (yard sale special) that I keep my yardage in. Over the years I've crammed a lot of fabric in it and have not done a bit of organizing. Until now. Warning-the before pictures are graphic. There's some overlap in the before pics too so I don't have quite as much fabric as it appears. That's my story, anyway.

I took out some of the fabric that I don't think I'll use along with 3 fat quarter sets that I decided on for projects. I put the project fabric in zipper bags with the pattern and hopefully will get to those soon. I also added some fabric that wasn't in the before pics that I got recently, thanks to my sister. The top shelf holds my completed tops plus layer cakes and a few fat quarter bundles. The middle shelves are all just yardage from various companies. On the right all my pre washed stuff and on the left, my unwashed. The bottom holds some yardage that was too long for the bolts, some yardage that goes with layer cakes or jelly rolls in my stash, plus some of my batting. Plus a few bolts of fabric that I couldn't decide whether to keep or not. So here are the after pics:

This blog shows the basic method I used but I didn't wrap the fabric all the way around the boards. I just folded it selvage to selvage, folded again from fold to selvages, and then wrapped like a regular bolt. I had no trouble putting up to 3 yards on a bolt but more than that would have been too much. The comic book boards are actually sturdier than I thought they'd be.

Next month I'll try to post my fat quarter storage. I have a little in this cabinet, mainly ones I bought in sets, but I have a LOT more than this. This cabinet also doesn't include any of my apparel fabric. I haven't sewn clothes in years but I might again someday.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Penguin Card using the Cricut, MTC and some awesome tutorials

I've been following and trying out the MTC Beginner Tutorials at the Under a Cherry Tree blog and this is what I've come up with so far. I'm planning to hopefully make a few of these for my kids to give for Christmas thank you notes (a little bit late).

white paper: paper trey ink white
patterned paper: stampin' up
the rest of the paper: bazzill
chalk for cheeks: stampin' up
graphic from lettering delights
cutting program: make the cut

These show how I loaded my mat so that it all cut out in one pass. So much easier and other than the white, I used all scraps for this.

**please ignore the mess. I didn't feel like dragging out my light box and lights tonight.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 Christmas Cards

Here are the cards I made and sent this year:

green cardstock, embossing folder, and word stamp: stampin' up
patterned paper: doodlebug
blue cardstock: bazzill
glitter: doodlebug
string: dmc
border punch: ek success
cricut cartridge: joys of the season

cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, ink, and word stamp: stampin' up
embossing folder: sizzix
wreath stamps: the angel company
dies: nestabilities

blue cardstock, deer stamp, embossing powder, ribbon, tag punch: stampin' up
patterned paper: digital
phrase font: 2 peas
silver cardstock: unknown
dies: nestabilities

(unless you're Japanese or know about Japanese food you may not understand the humor of this one. Trust me-it's funny)
cardstock and patterned paper: stampin' up
embossing folder: sizzix
markers: copic
stamp: 2 scoops rice designs
dies: nestabilities

this is a small bag I made for giving away candy canes

paper: die cuts with a view
tag punch: stampin' up
stamp: stampendous (I think)
ribbon: unknown
snowflake: cricut (joys of the season cart) and a punch
bag: cricut (tags, bags, boxes & more cart)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Don't Drink and Quilt

After seeing the link on a message board I was reading the bitchy stitcher's blog. While I was there I saw a button for her cafe press store with the funniest logo. A block done wrong with the caption "Don't Drink and Quilt". Well personally I can do a block wrong without the fun of drinking. So anyway I knew my sister, who also quilts, would love this. I bought the mug and made a matching block for it. And I was right. She loved it. :)

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