I really appreciate being able to post my projects from Cricut Circle Magazine on my blog, but the 3-month rule makes it a little weird when it's the holidays!
Not sure you really want to see Halloween and Thanksgiving projects in January...do you?
So, I thought I'd start with this everyday card featuring this sweet little deer and frame from the Cindi Loo Cricut Cartridge.
Family Layout + Autumn = scraplift...and why not? I love this tree. Seriously, isn't it gorgeous? I pretty much love everything on the Heritage Cricut Cartridge. Go here to see the first time I used this tree.
Note to self: Get NEW familiy photos! These are great, but old!
If you know me, you know how much I love silhouettes and particularly the negative silhouette technique. In fact, hello? Didn't I just use this same technique last month? see it here.
This time I stamped a wood grain background and used the Thanksgiving Cartridge. If you love Thanksgiving, you really need (yes, it's a need) this cart.
For the ribbon detail, I took the ribbon through the name place hole. I attached the brad through the hole, but not through the ribbon, because, really, it's a pain. It was a tight enough fit to keep the ribbon in place. I really liked this look and will use it again.
Lastly, I almost hate to do this, because it's so glaringly NOT Halloween, but it's so cute and not scary and perfect for little kids class parties, which is what I was assigned.
I used the Happy Haunting Cartridge for the skull & crossbones (hey, it just occured to me how cute this would be for a pirate birthday party).
The box is from Wrap it Up cartridge.
My favorite part of this project was digging around my button room (yes, I have a whole room full of buttons, you can get lost in there!) to find the perfect ones for his eyes.
Here's a random thought you'll get a kick out of, mainly because if you're reading this blog, you're probably crafty and as obsessed with buttons and all things small and attachable to cards as me.
My dear sister in law is deathly afraid of buttons. (yes, you know which one you are). If they are loose. If they are sewn on, then it's ok. Hey, their are rules to these kind of phobias. About 25 years ago, when I lived about 2000 miles away from her, I actually sent her a box of loose buttons. Really? Why would I do that if I didn't really have an evil streak in me somewhere?
Then last year, on vacation, I found a really cute button necklace, which I promptly bought and gave to her and then promptly took back because she didn't think it was very funny. But why?
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Until next month...yup, Christmas at Valentine's!