Sunday, February 17, 2013

Post Valentines Day Post

Valentines Day is over, but not the love. These are the last two projects I did for my kids.
This one was a no brainer. My daughter is crazy about banana flavored Laffy Taffy. Of course the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of bananas is monkeys, so…
I used TBB&M for the triangular shaped box. 
The monkey and its accents are from Create a Critter.
Back of the box.
 I’ve been having trouble with the score guide marks left by my Expression. When I score the line the guides sort of pop out and the white core of the paper shows through or it leaves a little hole. I try not to press down to hard but to no avail.  Have you run into that problem? How do you handle it? Your input would be great!

This one is for the person in your heart that’s not so crazy about sweets.
I love this little squirrel!

I used Create a Critter for the squirrel and the phrase came from the Just Because Cards cartridge using the Stencil feature key. I measured the width of the package of nuts and cut a rectangle twice the height I wanted it and about a quarter inch wider. Folded it over, attached my squirrel and phrase, and stapled it to the packages of nuts.  


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Seeing Red (and pink, white and blue)

There’s been a Valentine explosion around here this weekend and I’m still not done! 

I wanted to send my son a Starbucks gift card for Valentines Day and found this cute Love you a Latte sentiment in the Just Because Cards cartridge.

Then to go along with the theme, a steaming cup of coffee in the Graphically Speaking cartridge.  The card holder is in the Wild Card cartridge.

For my GBs I found a cute heart purse in the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cartridge. 
  The butterfly is a heart I ran through the Cuttlebug &
to which I added a little bling and ribbon accents
I used the Windows function key for the adorable heart cutout. I backed the window with plastic from some blister packaging I had on hand. I wrapped the candy in a piece of saran wrap and tied it with a piece of curling ribbon, mainly for easier transporting. Once the girls get it they can dump the candy straight into the purse for easier access. 
TIP:  Clear plastic packaging is good to have around so when you find a large flat piece stash it away.
I used my Gypsy to turn the purse at an angle so I could cut it larger than normal while still only using a 12x12 piece of cardstock. It was cut at a width of 12.79 and a height of 6.76. Even though the purse was well inside the cut lines it still went back and cut a small strip off of the top of the purse handle. I was able to glue it back on but just thought you might want to know you might run into this problem. 

I'm entering these in the following challenges:
Simply Create Too
(PIN)-spirational Challenges
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge