Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Husband's 50th Birthday (Part 1)

Happy Fall everyone. It's finally fall and I love it. This month is very special because it's my husband's Birthday and this year he is turning the Big 50 so I wanted his birthday to be very special for him. The day of his birthday I wanted to surprise him and I decorated the table hanging some rosettes from the ceiling. I used Ribbon & Rossettes Cricut cartridge. I made them very big. I used Sentimental Cricut cartridge for the scalloped circles, Smiley Cards Cricut cartridge for Ha-p-B-Day, Life's a Party Cricut Cartridge for the 50 tag and cake and I also used Mickey font for the name Jerry. I welded the letters using my Gypsy.

I also made a Birthday Card using my Cricut Imagine. It was the fastest card ever. I made it in 15 min. I used Imagine More Card Cricut Imagine Cartridge.

This is my husband with his present. He liked the decoration.

My husband opening his present. He loves Fish tanks.

Very happy with his present.

And finally cutting the cake. I made his favorite pinapple upside down cake. Here is a the tip, if you don't have a candle with a number, just cut the number in cardstock, attach a toothpick in the back with hot glue and then use a regular candle. I cut the 50 number using Life's a party cricut cartridge  He had no clue that I was secretly planning a Surprise Party for him later that weekend (Part 2 coming soon). I hope you all enjoy it. If you have any question let me know.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pinwheel Center Piece Gift

Happy Labor day everyone. I hope everybody is having a wonderful day. I can't wait for the summer to be over, It's so hot and I really want the weather to cool down a little bit. Today's project is a Pinwheel Center Piece gift I made for a friend's Birthday. I have seen these lollipop center piece before and I thought it was perfect for a Gift Card holder. But in this case I added some pinwheels to give it a more festive look.

First I printed the paper in my Cricut Imagine machine. Using the Cricut Imagine Hopscotch Cartridge I printed and cut a 8x8 square then a flipped the square over in the same spot and printed only the other side with a coordinated color. Now it's ready to cut. I decided to cut the pinwheel in my cricut expression but you can also cut it in the Cricut Imagine if you want.

If you don't have a cricut imagine, you can print any pattern paper in your regular printer. I used a wonderful software called My Memories Suite. This is a great program when you can design you own scrapbooking pages and it's easy to use. In this case I wanted a pattern paper to coordinate with my design and I didn't have any so this program has hundreds of different papers that you can use not only for digital scrapbooking but also for many projects like this one. Isn't that fabulous!!!! As you can see in the picture I printed an 8x8 square with a stripe pattern from the software. If you are interested just click HERE and don't forget to use my code: STMMMS29935  and you will get $10 off the software (reduced price of only $29.95), plus you get a coupon for $10 for the MyMemories online store. You can also make scrapbooks you can print at home or turn them into professionally printed books! It is really fun! Go check it out.

For the cut I used Teresa Collin Baby Boutique Cricut Imagine Cartridge. I love Teresa Collins designs, she is one of my favorite designers. I cut the pinwheel seven inches and put it together. Then I attached a wooden stick with hot glue and then cut a circle with a punch using the remaining paper and glued it down to hide the brad. In this case the pinwheels are for decoration and they won't spin.

Finally attached the gift card with hot glue. This is a Target Gift card which I thought it was perfect for my project because it's very colorful. I hope you have enjoyed this project and if you have any question, let me know.