Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mommy & Me Playdate

Yesterday my mom and I spent the day playing with the Cricut.  Using the MTC software and a purchased pattern, we cut these out and spent the day assembling them.  They are in rough draft form right now because I wanted to give you a sneak peek, the finished product fully embellished with a teacup, teabag dispenser, spoon and vase with flowers will be revealed on December 18th on the Cricut FANatics blog.

Although a daunting looking project, the store where I purchased the svg file from had a video that was quite easy to follow, after 3-4 more of these I'll be able to whip them right out assembly line style because everyone who sees it will want one in my

My mom made this set for a friend who is retiring, loves tea and collects teapots.  I think it's perfect.  She went home with some matching green stickles to embellish the panels after she gets home so they'll have time to dry without having to transport while still wet.  Hope she takes a picture of the finished teapot for me to be able to post. UPDATE-scroll down to see her picture after she applied green stickles to the white areas of her teapot.

This teapot is mine, I tend to go for the heritage/antique look, I just wonder if it will turn out as I am envisioning it in my head.  It has been assembled and the panels have all been inked which really makes it pop.  I have already added some pearls to it in spots and will be embellishing it more before it's debut on the blog December 18th. 
Thanks for stopping by to peek...Keep watching for the final set...


My mom just sent this pic of her teapot with stickles applied to the cracks, I'm loving it....the pic is from a cellphone so it isn't the greatest, but it helps to show the panels on the teapot better.

Christmas Swing Card

Here's my project for the November 18th Cricut FANatics blog.  I am fascinated by the swing cards on the Artiste cartridge, guess I need to get moving and make some more of these so I can get them in the mail before Christmas....
Hey there, it’s Freda from CannCreate Designs, stopping by with a quick Christmas Card Project.  It seems that once people discovered the swing cards on the Artiste cartridge they are popping up everywhere.  The designs with the coordinating cuts make the swing card extremely easy to make.  I used my Imagine to print double sided paper from the Christmas Wish Cartridge for the card base.  Be sure to let your ink dry completely before flipping and printing the second side or you’ll have a beautifully printed mat and faded papers.

Step 1:  Cut the shapes listed at the end of this posting.
Step 2:  Score card and fold in half.  Score the front where indicated and fold back to reveal the cut swing shape.
Step 3:  Adhere the stamped 2 ½” white Shape 10 cut to the 2 ¾“ dark coordinating color.  (On the next card I will pop up the sentiment piece).  Attach this piece to the revealed window are of the front of the card.
Step 4:  Assemble the remaining 2 ¾“ shape 10,  2 ½” Shape 10, and 2” white stamped Shape 10.   Adhere to the center of the white doily.  (sorry for the blurry, the camera  just wouldn’t focus on this for some reason)
Step 5:  Open the card and align the sentiment/doily piece with the front sentiment  so that the inside sentiment won’t be seen when the card is closed.  I held them in place with tweezers while closing the card so the doily adheres in place to the back.
I thought the card needed a little bling so I added pearls to the front sentiment.
Thanks for looking and have a Happy Thanksgiving.  Freda
Imagine& Christmas Wish: Print your own double sided paper
Double sided paper: Page 52, <shift> Accent 1, Cut at 5 ½”
Art Philosophy:
Dark Coordinating color: Page 67, Shape 10, cut 2 at 2 ¾”
Double sided paper: Page 67, Shape 10, cut 1 at 2 ½“
White: Page 67, Shape 10, cut 2 at 2 ½”
White: Page 65, Font Layer feature <shift> Petal 1, cut at 4”
Cricut Info & Other Supplies Used:
Designed By: Freda Cannon
Cricut Machines used: Imagine, E2Cricut Cartridges Used: Artiste, Art Philosophy, Christmas Wish
Other Supplies Used: Queen & Co Pearls, American Crafts White cardstock, Stampin Up Taken With Teal Ink, Stamps-CTMH  Holiday Wishes and Christmas Joy Holiday.