Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MCCR - Nestled images - Baby Card


Happy Wednesday!

Today over at My Cricut Craft Room we were tasked with creating a project nesting an image using three different sizes. This is probably one of my favorite things to do with my Cricut. See Pre-Cricut, I had to use dies and I would be constrained by the dies sizes, but with CCR you can easily layer any image at almost any size.

I used Cricut Font and Basic Shapes and Baby Steps for this card.


  • Card is 4 1/4 x 6 1/4" (I got a hold of some different sized envelopes)
  • And the following mats are 5 3/4" wide (reduce by 1/4" each twice more)
  • Oval 3 3/4 x 2 3/4" (do not weld)
  • For the baby steps images I used the previous oval on CCR as guide and resized until they fit
  • Create a Critter grass, inserted 6 times and welded onto a rectangle to create the grass
  • Lastly, Create a Critter for the two little parts of grass


  • Glossy Accents for the bird and clothespins 
  • Pearls (flowers and around oval)
  • Red stickles for clothes
  • Embossing thread
  • Buttons

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wow Wedding Weekend Blog Hop Day 2


Happy Sunday!

Welcome to the second day of the My Cricut Craft Room Wow Wedding Weekend Blog Hop.  Below you will find a lineup in case you get lost along the way.

For today's project I am bringing you a tuxedo shaped bag. This cut can be found in the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. The wonderful thing is that you can customize the cardstock to the color of the groom/wedding colors. For instance, for beach weddings you may want to substitute the black cardstock for a khaki colored cardstock and customize the bowtie to match the groom's also.

I made this cut at 5.63" x 7.639" for the total cut. This will give you a 5.5" tall bag. You can add some velcro for easy re-open and you can even alternate between this favor bag and the bride one on every other place setting (if you do, I would love to see a picture!). Lastly you can even add a small flower or ribbon to appear as a boutonniere or handkerchief.

Again, I could not stress more, how the instructions for assembly provided with the cartridge offer an incredibly easy way of putting this together, the first one may take you a minute to put together, but after they come together super quickly.

Next is the crafty Sandy @

Entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

2. L.E. Paper Studio -

Feel free to leave comments for questions or if you want the CCR file. Hope this inspired you!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wow Wedding Weekend Blog Hop Day 1

Happy Saturday!

Welcome to the Wow Wedding Weekend Blog Hop hosted by My Cricut Craft Room. You should have landed here from Marilyn's Cricut Crafts ( This blog hop is going on Saturday and Sunday so be sure to stop by tomorrow for more Wedding inspired projects using Cricut machines.
For a complete lineup scroll down to the end of this post.

This is very a propos as I am actually out of town at a Wedding this weekend...yes Spring is in the air and wedding season is upon us.

For today's hop I am showcasing one of my favorite projects created using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge.

For the Wedding Dress I did the first cut at 6" height and the second one at 10.65" height also. These fit perfectly with each other and make a 6" tall wedding dress favor bag. Before glueing I ran them through my cuttlebug using one of the Cuttlebug lacy embossing folders. Once cut, embossed and glued (the instructions provided in the manual are fantastic...strongly recommend them) I added some ribbon (customize to the wedding colors).

To give it a professional finish, attach velcro to the back for easy securing.

In addition to this gorgeous bridal favor bag I created a coordinating tiered cake card/invitation/program using CCR's basic shapes. This was a simple resize of rounded rectangles (found at the CCR) welded together with some of the same ribbon and a delicate button as a topper. These could be used for the bridal shower invitations or even as seating cards (if welded to fold at top). To make the inside printable I created a publisher/word file. Making it as simple as: feeding cardstock to printer, editing pub/word file, printing and feeding to CCR to cut. With CCR possibilities are almost endless.

For questions on sizes or CCR/coordinating Publisher/Word printing file (for interior printing) feel free to leave a comment! Join me tomorrow as we continue the Wedding Blog Hop fun.

Next, is the bright and talented Sandy over at

If you get lost along the way, refer to the lineup below:

1. Start
2. Marilyn's Cricut Crafts -
3. L.E. Paper Studio (you are here) - 
4. Sandy-
5. Heidi -
6. Julie -
7. Shelly -
8. Faith Abigail -
9. Erica -
10. Craft Lovers -

11. Aisha -
12. End -

Hope this inspired you.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MCCR- Envelope and Card


Happy Wednesday!

Today at My Cricut Craft Room is "Would you ever guess Wednesday..." making an envelope and card using the Cricut. I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 for the envelope, and using CCR I created a postage shaped card using Create a Critter's stamp accessory (pg 64).

Postage stamp at 3.9" x 3.9" welded at top
Envelope cut at 8" x 8 (TBBM 2 pg 69, this cartridge is full of cute envelopes)
Teddy Bear Parade Sweater image at 2" (did not use hat or Christmas berries)
Penguin cut at 1.9"
Igloo cut at 1.7"
Snow was free cut
3.4" for green polka dot mat
3.2" for blue mat
Ribbon for envelope
Fiskars Latte Love Stamps : Thanks a Latte for the Outside sentiment and Your kindness warms my heart for the inside.

I used cut the penguin in half to be attach to the sweater. You can leave as is but sweater doesn't fit quite right. I used the teddy bear's arms but sniped at the ends to make them look like flippers, and cut the ears to attach the penguin's head to the bear body.

I finished the penguin with some glossy accents for the beak and coffee mug and inked around the igloo using  white pigment ink.

Lastly I embossed the blue mat using Cuttlebug's Swiss Polka Dot folder and the flaps of the envelope using Cuttlebug's Snowflakes. Below is the finished product:

To get more inspiration and see other projects like these today, visit:


Monday, May 20, 2013

DYI Coasters and matching gift box

Hi everyone, Happy Monday!

Today's project is very near and dear to my heart. My dad's birthday is next week and my parents just moved in to a new place. In this new place he has an awesome wet bar and no decent coasters! So I decided to give the DYI-side of me a try...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Purple tulips spring card


Happy Thursday!

Today's theme at My Cricut Craft Room is Anything Purple! My project today is inspired by all of the cute flowers in all of my neighbor's yards and specifically the lovely spring weather.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Balloons Happy Birthday Card

Happy Monday!

This birthday card carries a very young at heart theme. Techniques: heat embossing (repeat pattern), dry embossing, cricut cutting, multi-colored stamping and sponging. First I cut the base at a normal A2 standard sized card (portrait). I embossed using the Swiss Dots (twice to get full coverage of area) embossing folder. Next, I cut a mat out of white cardstock at 3 1/4" and using Versamark and a large dots stamp I covered the entire area and embossed using clear embossing powder. I sponged over it using Memento's Summer Sky ink. I used my specialty scissors for the dark blue trim around the mat...I often overlook all my specialty scissors and find that when I used them they give projects a very unique look! Lastly I cut The balloons and clouds using CCR's basic shapes, Create a Critter and Stretch you Imagination cartridges. However, all those cuts can be found in multiple other cartridges ( is a great tool if looking for guidance). Lastly, I used glossy accents onto the balloons.

To finish it off I used SU Happy Birthday set and with stamping markers did multi-colored stamping for the sentiment and hand cut the tag. I used my circle punch to punch a mini circle and thread the balloons' thread through.

Leave me a comment if you would like the CCR file for exact cuts and measurements...enjoy!

My Cricut Craft Room - All Time Favorite Projects - May Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Cricut Craft Room All Time Favorite Projects May Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Faith Abigail's Blog ( If you landed here, a complete blog hop line up is listed below.

Below are some of my favorite past projects and their respective links for instructions/cut sizes/cartridge info...Enjoy!

 Birthday cupcake card:


Under the sea birthday card: (scroll down)

Wedding favor bags and matching cake invitation/menu car:

Thanks for hopping with us today Next in the line-up, the very talented Vivi at 

If you lose yourself in the way, the complete blog hop line up:


Happy Mother's Day and hope this inspired you!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Festive Bag Topper


Hello everyone!

Today's My Cricut Craft Room project is a Festive Bag Topper. I often chose my inspiration from the product I use and this is project showcases this to the fullest. I found these very stylish damask-themed cellophane bags at Michael's. They were a great deal and are very tall, which is perfect if you have several uses for them (tall projects or shorter you can just snip away the top of the bag).

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Past paper projects

Below are some past paper more post and my favorite creations will now be on Blogger :o) Almost there!

Personalized mini stationary cards

Sweet 15 card: heat embossed, dry embossed, dress cut with Stretch your Imagination using CCR to remove the other images (used the Wedding Couple image)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wedding Ivory Card

Below are some of my past wedding themed projects:

This card incorporates delicate embossing on vellum, a beautiful ivory satin, organza combination ribbon and an accent pearl. The sentiment was heat embossed in gold letters.

Feel free to leave questions or comments.

Thank you cards

Almost there transferring/showcasing my favorite past projects from my tumblr blog! Today, Thank You cards.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baby themed projects

Hi everyone!

Today, I am showcasing some of my past baby themed cards...Enjoy!

This was a combination of several techniques: Dry embossing tinted with dye ink first to achieve outside wall texture and color, acetate film, a composition of welding and not-welding several basic shapes in the Cricut Craft Room, flower punches and regular use of baby steps cartridge for inside crib along with some sponging and dry embossing. Also used dies for the sentiment cuts and heat embossing for the actual sentiment.

Baby card made with Baby Steps, dry embossing, heat embossing, and die cutting.

Created with CCR using cardstock, vellum and cuttlebug embossing!

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