Friday, December 16, 2011

Tiny Reindeer

I have a couple minutes of *free* time, so I thought I would post another cute little crafty treat. I got the idea from Kerry's paper crafts blog. She used a Silhouette to cut her antlers-you can check hers out HERE.
These are snack sized chocolate bars--I found mine at Target.
I cut the antlers from the reindeer on page 126 of
the Doodlecharms cartridge. Since there isn't just an antler
cut, you'll have to use your gypsy to move the reindeer
off the edge of the mat-- so you won't waste your paper.
I sized the reindeer at 3 1/2 with my Gypsy and linedfour along one edge. I used chocolate chip colored paper
from SU for the antlers. The reindeers are made out of
the smooth textured, kraft lt colored, Coredinations paper.
 The red sparkle paper is a scrap of something I had on hand.
 I cut a circle for the nose at a 1/2 inch.
This is what it looks like after you cut it out with your
Cricut. You will still have to use your scissors to cut out the actual
antlers from the rest of the head. You should get
20 sets of antlers from one piece of 12X12 paper.
Cute idea for plates at holiday dinners,
craft fairs, attached to a holiday card, for kids to give their friends,
even on a gift. I love them. I've already made about
100 of these this year.

Snow Cute!

Hi everyone! I feel like time to get things done before Christmas is going quickly! I have a quick share today. 
Aren't they *snow cute*! I wrapped a full sized
chocolate bar with white wrapping paper and
then stamped the largest Peachy Keen *Snow Cutie* face,
from the assortment set, with black Momento ink. I
chalked the cheeks and added little white highlights with
a gel pen. For the earmuffs I used a black pipe cleaner
and  pom poms. TIP: use a cool melt glue gun for glueing.
I just bought mine and it works great without burning
my fingers! The cute *Merriest Wishes* stamp is from
the Jingle All The Way set by My Craft Spot.
If you don't want to use buttons--I've
used black puffy paint and it looks just
as cute! 
Another really cute things about these little
cuties is they go well with the snowman from the
Winter Frolic cartridge--the one with the earmuffs.
Fun to coordinate a card with one of these treats.
Hopefully, I can post a couple more ideas later today!

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Craft Spot Challenge #37 -Christmas Shaped Cards

Hi everyone! It feels so good to be back to blogging. The cold and flu season has already struck the Egaas household. I've just recovered from the flu and a sinus infection. I was super bummed about being sick for the black friday sales, especially with my sister visiting and our big shopping plans. I guess we'll have to wait and plan on next year.  I hope all of you were able to score some good deals and something special for yourselves (like that new cricut cartridge you've been hoping for). :) 

Enough about shopping--let's talk about crafting! Today's Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot is to create a Christmas shaped card. Since I am behind on my holiday crafting, I thought I would make a present shaped card that I could use as a gift card holder.
I started with the *present* cut on page 109 of Doodlecharms.
I wanted my card to still fit in an A2 sized envelope,so I cut the
layers at 4 1/2 ". The *Merriest Wishes* is from the
Jingle All The Way stamp set by My Craft Spot.
I welded the *shadow* feature with my Gypsy
to make a card. 
I cut an extra shadow layer, cut the top section off,
and then sewed around the edge to make a pocket.
The stamped *To From* is from the *Merry Christmas*
stamp set by My Craft Spot. I ran a piece of sticky
strip and then added some maraschino twine.
Since I was on a roll I made a couple more cards.
I used scarlet red, snow white, and bubble gum 
hand dyed crinkle ribbon. 
The scarlet red ribbon makes such a beautiful bow.
Be sure to make a Christmas shaped card and link it up to this weeks Monday challenge. I have lots to share this week, so I'll see you all tomorrow. :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Craft Spot Challenge #33 -Easel Card

Happy Monday! Monday challenge at My Craft Spot is all about Easel cards.  Honestly, this is the first easel card I have ever made, and they are super fun to make. I will be making more of these little cuties. :)
I started with a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece of cardsock scored at 2"
and 6 3/8".  I attached a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square piece to the
front. The snowman is from the Winter Woodland cartridge
cut at 3.65" with the Gypsy. The Cappuccino twine is from
My Craft Spot. Glossy accents on the hat and heart.
*Frosty days quilted Nights* and the*Snowflake*is from the new
stamp set, Winter Wonderland. The paper is from the
Studio Calico pad. I inked the edges with Walnut ink stain.
The face is from the *snow cuties* set by PKS.I hope you all feel inspired to try an easel card. Be sure to check out all the other DT projects and link your project--HERE

Thursday, November 10, 2011

500+ Follower Celebration & Giveaway

Cricut Couple, Bobby and Jill, are having a BIG celebration over at their blog with great ideas and awesome giveaways. Be sure to check out all of the fun-click HERE!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

And The Winner Is...

And the randomly picked winner is...lucky #6--Linda Harris. Congratulations, Linda!! You won the new *Merry Christmas* stamp set. I'll be sending you an email for your address. :) 

Have a great day!

Linda Harris said...
Those are adorable. What fun your daughter must have when her friends see these creations. Linda Harris

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Welcome To The Blog Hop

Welcome back to the My Craft Spot Blog Hop. I am so excited to share my project with you. Every year my daughters have Christmas parties with their friends. This year we have the invitations, banner, treat bags, cupcake toppers already done.Everything turned out SO pretty.
My Mom sewed the cute banner I have wanted for so long. I love the bight  festive colors.
I think this is a great bright color pallet for kids. The fabric is from The Quilted Fish.
Here are the invitations I made. The Santa is from the Doodlecharms
cartridge, cut at  1 3/4". The *party,, time stamps are from the
Candy Corn Kisses stamp set by My Craft Spot. The *Ho! HO! HO!* is from the new
*Jingle All The Way* set by My Craft Spot.
I made a decor Santa to go with the theme. I cut the Santa at 4 1/4",
Doodlecharm cartridge to fit a 5x5 frame. He is decorated with buttons.
I was inspired to emboss my Santa from fellow DT member Jayne.
Her little Santa turned out so cute -I just had to try one. :)
I stamped *Believe in Magic* for the cupcake toppers from the new stamp set
*Jingle All The Way*  by My Craft Spot. I added rhinestones for a little
bling :)
What's a party without a treat bag? I used pink sorbet twine and
snow white crinkle ribbon. The little reindeer is from the Doodlecharms
cartridge cut at 2 1/4'. The *Merry Christmas* sentiment is from the new set
"Tis the Season.
A pink rhinestone was the perfect touch.
The fabric banner that started the whole idea and color scheme.
One last look at all of the cuteness.
Now, down to business! Make sure you stop at each blog on the way, and leave a comment for a chance to win one of the new stamp sets. Kimberly has generously donated the new stamp set *Merry Christmas* for my blog. Thank you, Kimberly. :) Now,all you have do is leave a comment on this post with a way I can get a hold of you, and the winner will be announced next Tuesday. I had a great week. Lot's of FUN! Thank you for all of your sweet comments this week--they have really meant a lot.
Another look at the new sets!
Blogs on the Hop

                      Ally-You are here

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sneak Peek Day #5-Winter Wonderland

What a week of fun! I have had such a good time making and sharing sneak peeks of all of the new stamp sets by My Craft Spot. Tomorrow is going to be really fun with the Blog Hop and official reveal of all of the new sets. As if that wasn't going to be exciting enough--Kimberly has generously offered to give each of the Design Team members a new stamp set to give away as a prize...what?!?! I know, awesome! Be sure to hop to each of the DT's blogs and leave comments for extra chances to win. :)

Back to today's fun. :) I am excited to share a peek of the new stamp set *Winter Wonderland*. You-are-gonna-love-it!!
*Cold hands Warm hearts* -such a sweet sentiment from the new
stamp set *Winter Wonderland*. The tag is from the Winter Frolic
cartridge, cut at 1 1/5". I did use my Gypsy to *hide* the little
house. The snowman is also from the same cartridge cut at 3". The
cute scarf is from the seam binding pack *Winter Wonderland*
found at My Craft Spot. I added red flock to the earmuffs and glossy accents
 to the eyes and nose. The heart is a red velvet brad by Doodlebug.
The cappuccino colored twine from My Craft Spot. 
Be sure to check out all of the great ideas by the Design Team at My Craft Spot. Remember to leave a comment at My Craft Spot blog each day for a chance to win prizes. For a second chance to win each day, leave a comment confirming that you placed the red stamp party button on your blog or Facebook. 
Today's prize:
Vintage Christmas Crinkle Ribbon

I'll see you tomorrow!!:)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sneak Peek Day #4-Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! It's day #4, and today is the sneak peek of the new stamp set *Merry Christmas*. Again, ALL of the new sets will be available for purchase on Saturday.
*All hearts come home for Christmas* from the new stamp
set Merry Christmas! Another wonderful set full of beautiful
sentiments. The little birds and branch are from the Winter Frolic
cartridge, cut at 4". The gorgeous ribbon is Gingerbread Cookies
by My Craft Spot. I glossy accented the birds and bow holding
the birdhouse -although a little hard to tell in this picture :). 
This picture shows the glossy accents.
*Merry Christmas!* is also from the Merry Christmas set.

Be sure to check out all of the great ideas by the Design Team at My Craft Spot. Remember to leave a comment at My Craft Spot blog each day for a chance to win prizes. For a second chance to win each day, leave a comment confirming that you placed the red stamp party button on your blog or Facebook. Saturday will be our Blog Hop, and EACH stop on the Hop will be giving away one of the new stamp sets! YES!
Today's Prize:
Mistletoe Seam Binding

I'll see you tomorrow for the sneak peek of *Winter Wonderland*

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sneak Peek Day #3-'Tis The Season

Welcome to day #3 of My Craft Spot's Stamp Release Party. Today we are sharing a little peek of the new stamp set 
* 'Tis the Season*. Based on the title alone- you know your going to love it! :) 
*Santa Claus is comin' to town!* from the new stamp set
*'Tis the Season* by My Craft Spot. So fun, right! The
house is from the Wrap It Up cartridge, cut at 5 1/2". (I positioned
the house roof where I wanted and just cut the rest off with my
paper trimmer.) Santa is from the Simply Charmed cartridge, cut
at 2 1/2". The chimney is from the same cartridge, cut at 2".
Of course I used a cute little Peachy Keen face stamp for Santa.
Polar white flower soft for the snow and Stickles for the
frosty snow on the chimney. I wrapped all this goodness up
with a maraschino colored twine bow. :)
*Merry Christmas* another stamp from the new set
*'Tis the Season* by My Craft Spot-available
for purchase this Saturday. 

Be sure to check out all of the great ideas by the Design Team and enter for your chance to win today's blog candy at My Craft Spot.
Today's prize:
Holiday Baker's Twine
Have a great day and I'll see you all back here tomorrow for a sneak peek at the new stamp set *Let it Snow*.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sneak Peek Day #2-White Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you've all recovered from Halloween. :) We had a great night! I'm ready for some more fun with a sneak peek of the new stamp set White Christmas
*I'm dreaming of a White Christmas*, perfect sentiment for my
little guy making a snow angel. :) The snow angel and layers are
from the Winter Frolic cartridge, cut at 3". I used light denim
crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot and stone colored twine.
The face is a Peachy Keen face stamp and *I'm dreaming of a
White Christmas* sentiment is from the White Christmas set
by My Craft Spot (available for purchase Saturday)
The *snow* is polar white flower soft. 
I stitched around both the outside and inside of my card.
I cut the snowflake charm from the When It's Cold Outside
cartridge, cut at 1". I added 3 layers of glossy accents.
Well, there you have it, a sneak peek at the new cute stamp set *White Christmas* by My Craft Spot. Be sure to stop by My Craft Spot blog and leave a comment for a chance to win today's blog candy. 
  Day #2 Sneak Peek Prize 
Christmas Eve Crinkle Ribbon

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow for day #3 of the new stamp release party. :)