Monday, July 30, 2012

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #64 - Baby Sock Cupcake Gift Set

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression2, Cricut Craft Room, Cricut Cartridges(Flower Shoppe, Sweet Tooth Boxes, Party Picks and Pennants), The Paper Company(white), Core'dinations(pink cardstock), Basic Grey(Lemonade - Dandelion), My Mind's Eye(On the Sunny Side - yellow polka dots), Echo Park(Sweet Day - Pink),Grafix(Clear Plastic), My Craft Spot("Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon, "Strawberry Cupcake" Trendy Twine, "Lemon Devine" Devine Twine, "Green Apple" Devine Twine, "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set, "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set, Tiny Tags Metal Dies), The Scrap Shoppe(Digital Bingo Card), Queen & Co Pearls(pearl), American Crafts(Buttons), Misc(Corsage Pins, Wooden Circle).

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For the My Craft Spot Blog Hop WINNER, click HERE.

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Hello Everyone!

I'm sorry for being MIA for the past few weeks. We took a quick and short vacation to Hershey Park, PA for one week. Spent some extra time with the family, then did some much needed cleaning around the house and before I knew it we are TWO days from August!!

But now I'm back and just in time for the My Craft Spot Challenge #64 - Oh Baby!

This week's challenge is all about BABIES! Simply create a NEW - no backlinking, please - Baby Card or Baby Gift.

For my OH BABY! project, I created a two little cupcakes out of baby socks.
  

Each "cupcake" is made up of 3 Baby Socks. The "wrapper"  is made from a 12-18 months sized white sock and the "frosting" is made up from two different toned 6-18 months pink socks.


I used a few Baby Sock Cupcake Tutorials from YouTube, but its basically ALOT of trial and error until you get rolled up just how you want.


Around the "wrapper" I tied some "Strawberry Cupcake" Trendy Twine - available at My Craft Spot. I used the Cricut Craft Room Party Picks and Pennants to cut the "Flag14" at 1/2", then cut the strip in half and stamped it with the "Baby Girl" sentiment from the RECENTLY RELEASED My Craft Spot "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set.


For the second Baby Sock Cupcake, I used a combination of two sentiments from the My Craft Spot "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set to create the "Sweet Baby" phrase.


Using the Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge, I added two small "Fun4" flowers centered with the "Heart1" Rolled Flower to each cupcake.


I topped off the "cupcake" with a "Cherry" made from a wooden button painted in red and glossed. I added a stem using "Green Apple" Devine Twine - available at My Craft Spot. -Yes, I know...Cherry Stems are brown...my 5-year old also pointed that out. -


Both cupcakes were packaged in a Gift Box cut from the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge. Its actually the "TlbxLy1" on page 52 cut at 7-3/4". I welded a 2-3/4" rectangle to the top so the Baby Sock Cupcakes would fit inside. The "2CkInsrt"(pg. 64) was cut at 5".


The "TlbxLid" was also cut at 7-3/4" from the Core'dinations Cardstock Vintage Collection. I lightly sanded the edges to give the cardstock a more softer look. A triple-loop bow was made from My Craft Spot's "Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon and then wrapped around the entire Gift Box.


 A larger Cricut Flower Shoppe "Fun4" Flower was centered on top of the bow with some "Lemon Devine" Devine Twine - available at My Craft Spot. I used the NEW "Tiny Tags" Metal Dies from My Craft Spot to cut out the tag and stamped it with the My Craft Spot "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set.


I also created a quick card to match the Baby Sock Cupcake Gift Box.


The card is based off the Deconstructed Sketch #62.


 I replaced the zig-zag line for some of the My Craft Spot "Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon. To tie it in with the Baby Sock Cupcakes, I used the "Baby Girl" Sentiment from the My Craft Spot "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set in the lower right-hand corner.


I also added to much larger Cricut Flower Shoppe "Fun4" Flowers with some more "Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon and "Lemon Devine" Devine Twine.


The Bingo Card is a digital element I purchased a few years back from The Scrap Shoppe Etsy Store.


For the inside of the card, I followed the same sketch only leaving some space for a personal message. I also used the "Congratulations on your new addition" Sentiment from the My Craft Spot "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set.


If you're still with me, I hope you have been inspired by my Baby Sock Cupcake Gift Set and join us over at My Craft Spot's Monday Challenge #64 - Oh Baby!.

NOW, its YOUR turn! Create a NEW - no backlinking pleaseOH BABY! project and link it up to the My Craft Spot Blog by Monday, August 6th 11:59PM MST for your chance to win this week's prize.

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This project will also be entered into the following challenges:


My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party Winner!!!


Hello Everyone!

Thank You ALL for waiting soo patiently until I selected a WINNER!

I'd like to THANK everyone who made the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party a HUGE success!! I got some of the SWEETEST comments ALL week long!

So without further ado, I give you the WINNER to the BRAND NEW, JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot "New Arrival" Stamp Set.
 
 
And the WINNER is:
 

#26 - Paula Bee!!!!

who said


Congratulations Paula Bee!
You have two weeks to contact me with your shipping address to Hearts0314 at msn.com

THANK YOU all for joining us at the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party. I hope you will continue to visit my blog - ScrappinCookie!
 


Saturday, July 14, 2012

My Craft Spot Stamp Release BLOG HOP!! - Baby Bottle Announcement Card

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Create A Critter, Simply Charmed), Bazzill Basics(QuickSand, Sandcastle, Avalanche), The Paper Company(White), Bella Blvd(Baby Boy Collection), My Craft Spot("Caribbean" Crinkle Ribbon, "Blue Berry Blue" Trendy Twine, "New Arrival", "Bundle of Joy", "Tiny Tags1" Stamp Set, Tiny Tags Metal Dies). Approx Finished Size: 3-1/4"W x 6"H.

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For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #1, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #2, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #3, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #4, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #5, click HERE.
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Hello Everyone!


Welcome to My Craft Spot's Spring Stamp Release Party BLOG HOP!!


All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. If you happened to miss any of the Sneak Peeks, simply click on one of the following NEW Stamp Sets.



Today is the LAST day of our week long Stamp Release Party and ALL Stamp Sets are AVAILABLE for purchase!!

If you've come from ALLY'S BLOG then you're heading in the right direction. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our STAMP RELEASE PARTY Blog Hop, start HERE at the My Craft Spot Blog.


Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! Don't forget to leave COMMENTS along the way because there are TONS of prizes along the way!
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Now to my BLOG HOP Project!

Baby Bottle Announcement Card

Since I first saw the NEW "Bundle of Joy" and "New Arrival" Stamp Sets, I knew I HAD to make a Baby Bottle Shaped Card.

The Baby Bottle is from the Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge cut at 6".


I used the "Milk" from the Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge cut at 6-1/2" and trimmed to fit inside the Baby Bottle.


A doube-loop bow was made using My Craft Spot's "Caribbean" Crinkle Ribbon. I centered a button twined with some "Blue Berry Blue" Trendy Twine - also available at My Craft Spot.


I used the "Welcome Little One" sentiment from the JUST RELEASED "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set.


To give the Baby Bottle Announcement Card a more realistic look, I cut the bottle out of a Clear Plastic Sheet. Although you can't really see the "Clear Bottle", the reflection of the patterned paper lets you know its there.


The Baby Bottle Announcement Card was cut using papers from the  Bella Blvd Baby Boy - Heaven Sent Paper, I purchased from the Paper Issues Etsy Store - remember to get your 20% off discount code on the right sidebar.


The inside includes a side for all the information about the new baby. I stamped the "Milk" with the "Announcing our new Bundle of Joy", "Name, Length, Weight" sentiments from the JUST RELEASED "New Arrival" Stamp Set.


The other side has a small photo mat to include a 2"x3" wallet size photo of the new addition.


I tied some more "Blue Berry Blue" Trendy Twine - also available at My Craft Spot - around the photo mat. I also added a Tiny Tag cut using the NEW Tiny Tag Metal Dies and stamped with the solid border line stamp of the Tiny Tags1 Stamp Set. The "Its a Boy" Sentiment is from the JUST RELEASED "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set.


Here is a quick look at the dimensional layers of the Baby Bottle Announcement Card.


I hope you have enjoyed my Baby Bottle Announcement Card. I'm your LAST stop on the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party BLOG HOP.


But Wait!
Before you go, I have some a Stamp Party Giveway for you!

A BRAND NEW, JUST RELEASED "NEW ARRIVAL" Stamp Set (sponsored by Kimberly from My Craft Spot)!


For your chance to win:
1. Leave me a COMMENT HERE telling me what you think about the My Craft Stamp Release Party projects.

2. COMPLETE BLOG HOP! 
3. And LET KIMBERLY KNOW how much you've enjoyed this Stamp Release Party over at My Craft Spot.

You have until Sunday, July 15th 11:59PM EST to leave your comments for your chance to win!

ALL winners will be announced on Monday, July 16th at My Craft Spot and the My Craft Spot Designer's Blog.

I will be announcing my winner on Monday, July 23rd - I will be away all of next week.



Thanks for joining us!

Friday, July 13, 2012

My Craft Spot Release Party Sneak Peek #5 - Baby Shower Umbrella

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Create A Critter), Bazzill Basics(QuickSand), The Paper Company(Whipped Cream), Bella Blvd(Baby Boy - Heaven Sent Paper), My Craft Spot("Vintage Vanilla" Crinkle Ribbon, "Buttercup" Twinery Twine, "New Arrival" Stamp Set), Wild Orchid Crafts(Small Yellow Roses).

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For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #1, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #2, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #3, click HERE.

For My Crafts Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #4, click HERE.

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #5!

Today is the LAST day of Sneak Peeks for the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party. All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. Then on Saturday, July 14th, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

If you just happen to join me today and would like to join in on the celebration, you can view all my Sneak Peek Projects HERE.

Today's stamp set is New Arrival!

ALL stamp sets will be available for purchase on Saturday, July 14th!

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This stamp set is PERFECT for Baby Shower Invitations or Announcement Cards! I used the "Its a Baby Shower" Sentiment from the NEW My Craft Spot "New Arrival" Stamp Set.


The sentiment inspired me to create an Umbrella Shaped Baby Shower Invitation. I used the umbrella from the Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge cut at 5-1/2".


I used the Bella Blvd Baby Boy - Heaven Sent Paper, I purchased  from the Paper Issues Etsy Store - remember to get your 20% off discount code on the right sidebar. The bright yellow and cloud pattern combination make it a PERFECT pick for a Neutral Themed Baby Shower Invitation.


I added some of the My Craft Spot "Vintage Vanilla" Crinkle Ribbon around the bottom edge of the umbrella.


The same "Vintage Vanilla" Crinkle Ribbon was used to create a double-loop bow. I added some "Buttercup" Twinery Twine - available at My Craft Spot - and centered it with a Yellow Rose from my stash and two smaller 3/8" Open Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.


The Baby Shower Umbrella Invitation opens on the top portion only to reveal all the information needed for the Baby Shower. To have the Baby Shower Umbrella Invitation open like this, I simply cut off the "Handle" from the Shadow Feature after welding two of them together to create the shaped card.


The inside uses the "Date, Time, Place" Sentiments included in the NEW My Craft Spot "New Arrival" Stamp Set.


I hope you have enjoyed my LAST Sneak Peek project for My Craft Spot's Stamp Release Party. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "New Arrival" Stamp Set- available for purchase on Saturday, please visit the My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a COMMENT ON EACH Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the CUPCAKE Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)
MyCraftSpot

3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 
 Be sure to check back in Tomorrow, July 14th, for the My Craft Spot STAMP SETS BLOG HOP!!Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!



Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #4 - Its A Girl Onesie

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Life's A Party, Flower Shoppe), The Paper Company(White), Doodlebug(SugarCoated Cardstock), My Mind's Eye(Lost and Found Blush), My Craft Spot("Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon, "Kraft" Twinery Twine, "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set, Tiny Tags Metal Dies), Queen & Co Pearls(Sm. Pearls), Misc(Eyelets, Corsage Pin). Approx Finished Size: 4" x 6".

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For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #1, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #2, click HERE.

For My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #3, click HERE.

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 Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #4!

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. Then on Saturday, July 14th, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

Today's stamp set is Bundle of Joy!

ALL stamp sets will be available for purchase on Saturday, July 14th!

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Today's Sneak Peek uses the "Its a Girl" sentiment from the NEW "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set and comes with a FUNNY story.


We are past the "Baby" stages here with a Kindergartner and 3rd Grader in September, so my mojo was lacking a bit. I decided to search for some inspiration by looking at baby items and while doing so, BOTH my BOYS hover over my shoulders and scream: "BABY STUFF!?!...Why are you looking at baby clothing?...PLEASE tell me we are NOT having a BABY SISTER!...WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE A BABY SISTER!?..." And before I could say anything my 5-year old and 8-year old stump away to their room. Huh?! 

Although, I'm not having a Baby Girl anytime soon, I found the inspiration I needed in this Pink Ruffle Onesie.


I used the Baby Onesie-S on the Cricut Life's A Party Cartridge cut at 6-1/4". I cut off the sleeves and added some of the My Craft Spot "Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon.


I also used the "Petal Pink" Crinkle Ribbon to create a "Ruffled Tutu" of sorts.


On top of the Ruffles, I added a double-loop bow centered with some "Kraft" Twinery Twine - available at My Craft Spot - and a flower made using the Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge. The "Fun4" - larger white flower -  was cut at 1" from Doodlebug SugarCoated Cardstock. And the "Heart1" - smaller pink flower - was cut from Pink Vellum at 2-1/2".


The "Its A Girl" Sentiment was stamped onto a Tag cut using My Craft Spot's NEW Tiny Tags Metal Dies. These dies are soo much fun, you can combine them with several of the My Craft Spot Stamp Sets.


To finish the "Its A Girl Onesie", I used 3 eyelets for snaps at the bottome of the Onesie Shaped Card.


The inside was stamped with a "Congratulations on your new addition" sentiment also from the NEW My Craft Spot "Bundle of Joy" Stamp Set.


I hope you have enjoyed my project for My Craft Spot's Release Party Sneak Peek #4. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "Bundle Of Joy" Stamp Set- available for purchase on Saturday, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a COMMENT ON EACH Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the CUPCAKE Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)

MyCraftSpot

3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 

Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, July 13th, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!