Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cricut Halloween Class Bulletin Board

This was a really fun project that Jaimie and I did together. We used our Cricut Expression 2 with Teresa Collins' Chic & Scary and the Slumber Party Lite cartridges.

Jaimie is in 5th grade. Her school has two fifth grade classes that share a hallway and I've been given free reign to decorate! How exciting!

We made two hats - one with a "C" and one with a "W" ... one for each teacher ;) I didn't know the breakdown of girls/boys so I made 30 girl skulls and 30 boys skulls ...

Jaimie decorated her bow with a peace sign and American Crafts thickers to spell out her name ...
I used black pearls to decorate the shoelaces ... I thought that old-fashioned boots used to have a clasp ... I thought they came out pretty cute :)

You could really see the glue when I put down the eyes on the skull so I filled them in with Glossy Accents ...
I love the subway art ... so adorable!
I really like how this came out - I thought it looked as if the cat was howling at the moon ... I don't think you can tell but I used glitter paper for the black cat and the bat ... and the moon has orange glitter swirls ...
Last but not least, it was Jaimie's awesome idea to hang the ghost from the top of the paper ... I was determined to get those two cuts on the paper and couldn't seem to make it happen ... in walks Jaimie and says simply, "Just turn the ghost upside-down, Mommy!" :)

So, that was a lot of work but we really had SO much fun putting everything together!

Now ... what am I going to do for Thanksgiving? I was thinking of making turkeys for the boys ;) lol ...

Thanks so much for looking!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Banner

This is a banner that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made. Originally, I planned to send it to school for her to put up in her 5th-grade class. Jaimie said there wasn't enough room left for it at school, so I hung it in front of our fire place instead :) It's kind of big for the house I think but I like it ...

We used my Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition ~ my new toy! It was super easy to use and it did an excellent job! We used Happy Hauntings for the font and Teresa Collins' Chic & Scary for the spider webs and banners.

The black banners are just cardstock from "The Paper Company" ... the orange spider webs are from DCWV Spring Stack and the letters are K & Company's Tim Coffey Halloween Specialty pack.

I hope you like it as much as we do! It was a lot of fun to make! The CE2 cuts so well ... it made the whole project a real pleasure ... I was really nervous about trying to cut those spider webs but it was easy peasy!

Thanks so much for looking!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Lori's Garden & Elegant Edges ~ Teacher Card

This is a card and envelope that my daughter, Jaimie, and I made for her teacher. We used the Cricut Imagine with the Lori's Garden and Elegant Edges cartridges ... I was very happy with how it turned out :)

We used lots of pop dots to give it plenty of dimension ... I had to ink all the edges and add a few Martha Stewart pearls ...

We put a glue dot under the butterfly to seal the envelope ...

This was a perfect and easy tag to put on the inside of the card ~ again with pop dots :)

A little closer look so you can see the details ...

I hope you like it as much as we do :) Thanks so much for looking!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Better Together ~ Teacher Card 2

This is a card that Jaimie and I made for her Music Teacher ... We used my Imagine with the Better Together and Wild Card cartridges ... I think it is adorable! Jaimie's friend was staying with us at the time so she signed the card too ... We used lots of pop-dots ~ I love the dimension they add :) Just a touch of ribbon and we were done ... very easy and very cute!