Friday, January 31, 2014

Snowflake Birthday Cupcake Toppers

Hey Crafty Friends-

I'm back today with the cutest little project you ever did see. I am making cupcake toppers for my twin nephews' fifth birthday bash. They are throwing a Disney Frozen themed party, so I wanted to make something extra special to match the theme. Here is what I came up with...



Cute, right??? Here is how I did it:


I used the Winter Lace Cricut  cartridge to cut the white snowflake layer from Core'dinations glitter cardstock called white gloves. It was cut at 2.5 in. The blue snowflake layer was cut from Core'dinations glitter cardstock called blue diamonds. It was also cut at 2.5 in. The number 5 was cut from Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge at 1.25 in. from a darker blue glitter cardstock.


I used blue and white striped paper straws in place of toothpicks to stick in the cupcake. They work well for larger toppers like this. They are very sturdy and easy to glue the pieces to. The brand I bought came with 24 straws so I cut them in half so I can make 48 toppers. Before assembling I inked the edges of both snowflake layers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans.


I stared by pinching about an inch of the straw flat. I didn't completely flatten it though, just enough to glue it down and have some dimension between the layers. I glued it to the front of the blue snowflake layer going about up to the middle of the inside of the snowflake.


Then I glued the white layer down on top of the straw. The final step was to adhere the dark blue 5 using foam dots I cut down to size. So cute and so dimensional.


The party is next week so I'll be sure and take lots of pictures of the finished cupcakes and share them with you. These little projects are my favorite things to do. They will make my nephews so happy and the party guests will enjoy the cupcake display. 

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Kerri

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Hey Crafty Friends!

Today I am linking up to the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop. The Challenge is to make a card using shades of pink. That is not hard for me since I love pink. Here is what I created



I used the Tag Sale #5 die to cut the pink patterned paper and I used Heart-2- Heart #1 mini stamp set with coordinating die to do the coffee cup. The sentiment was stamped using the Latte Love stamp set. Everything layered together beautifully with a few foam dots under the tag and the I heart coffee to add dimension. I hope you like, and I hope you will come back soon for more crafting LOVE.

Have a great crafty day!

Kerri

Monday, January 20, 2014

The New Cricut Explore!

Hey Crafty Friends-

The cat is out of the bag! Cricut is releasing a new cutting machine and here it is - CRICUT EXPLORE!



According to reports it will be released first on HSN in mid February then nationwide in March. MSRP is $299. It is said to cut, score, and print. There is also a rumored Ipad app! I don;t know about you but I have always loved my Cricut and I am super excited to get my hands on the new model. I plan to order from HSN as soon as it's available. I will bring you more updates as I have them and I will definitely be posting videos once I get it. Here is the link to the HSN promotional video showing what the machine can do! http://www.hsn.com/shop/cricut-crafts-and-sewing/ct-3360  Stay tuned for more updates.

Have a great crafty day-

Kerri