Friday, October 19, 2012


Create this beautiful paper wreath or candle ring by using the Art Philosophy Cartridge and your Cricut.

Each Flower was cut in sizes ranging 3 to 4 1/2" in various
shades of our beautiful cardstock. I selected 4 different flower variations and rolled them up, and secured with a little bit of hot glue.
Then I started arranging them on the styrofoam base (12") ring with
a corsage pin that has the pearl end on it. The result is just amazing
when it is all finished.
This wreath I made was recently published in the March 2012 issue of
Cricut Magazine! WooHoo.
I submitted it as a candle wreath with a big glass hurricane.
But they changed it to a wreath. Either was its pretty fall decor!

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that has 700 options on it, click here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Make your Cricut Mat new again!

Refurbish your Cricut Mat

This is the easiest, fastest, cost effective and healthiest way to refurbish a Cricut mat that I personally have discovered that actually works well.

1. Start with your used mat, a sink and a scrapper (old credit card works well).

2. Get yourself a bottle of Goo Gone (spray is the best) and then spray your mat. Wait a couple of minutes.

3. Scrape away. It should be an easy process, if not spray more and/or wait a little longer.

4. Wash with warm soapy water and dry.

5. Use this product. Zig glue wide.

6. When the glue is wet it comes out blue. Run the applicator down the mat in lines avoiding the no cut areas. IT ONLY NEEDS ONE COAT! Let dry (glue will turn clear) and place mat protector on the mat until ready for use.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


is Suzanne A. You know who you are if you visited my website
and placed your order with me.
You have one week to contact me and claim your prize.WOOHOO!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cartridge Giveaway- Last night to enter!

Tonight is the last night to enter for the Cricut Cartridge Givewaway.
Featured cartridge is "SWEET TOOTH BOXES".

Winner will be anounced tomorrow and you will have 1 week to claim your prize!...

Go to and place your order
to win!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cricut Art Philosophy Witches Hat

How do you create a paper witches hat for a Funkin Pumpkin?
Well with the Cricut Art Philosophy of course! Isn't this too cute?
I first started making a witches hat for my pumpkin, then it turned into
a whole Mr Potato head type thing. I cut the eyes with the Cricut, and used the 3D flower layer to make the eyelashes for her eyes.  The little spider dangling from the witches hat was made from the Bling Assortment Buttons from Close To My Heart and some black waxy flax. The mouth is made from pewter brads, and the hat is made from our paper line Mischief.

Notice the dangling spider from the tip of the hat.

Step 1 Cut brim at 8-1/2"
The Cone is a 12" circle
Quartered and attached
with Liquid glass.

Step 2 Add the scallop layer cut at 8-1/4"

Step 3 Add a layer of color
under the dots

The finished hat

I'm having so much fun with this cartridge, and I'm sooo glad that Close To My Heart has partnered up with Cricut to create this awesome new cartridge. If you would like to purchase one of these, or earn one for free, Contact me so we can begin working on a plan to make sure you get it!!
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                                        Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ghostly Treat Box & Candy Slider

What a Great little extra treat this would be to a teacher, or best friend! I used Close to My Hearts' Cricut Art Philosophy to cut
the box and to make the ghost!! Booooo
I cut the box using the "fit to page" option on my Cricut
expression. The Ghost face was cut at 4 1/2", the eyes started at
1 1/2" and worked my way down to smaller sizes. The nose was
a 1 1/4" circle.
I used My Acrylic stamp set C1462 All Hallows Eve.
The bat was a punch that I attached to a small piece of wire
and wrapped it around a pencil, then attached under the
stamped image.

Add a Candy Bar Slider

Items needed to make the slider
  • 6" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock for candy cover
  • 3 1/2"x 6" piece of B&T for belly band (optional)
  • Scoring tool
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Ribbon (about 30" needed)
  • Big Hershey™ bar
  • Stamps
  • Scissors
  • Ink
  • Hole punch
  • Additional cardstock for decoration
Score cardstock at 1 3/4", 2", 4 1/2, 4 3/4 .
close with redline tape.
attach accent piece around for belly band. Punch hole thru both sides
in the middle at the end for the ribbon.
Put ribbon thru hole and pull up even. Place candybar in the candy cover while sliding it down the middle of the ribbon. Tie a bow at the
end after your candy bar is inside.
Congrats! you have just created a slider!! pull the end of the candy bar with the ribbon and it will magically go back in with the ribbon
untied. For more information or a video on how to do this visit
Split Coast Stampers..