Silhouette Cameo: Hitchhiking Ghosts shirts


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I am completely addicted to decorating t-shirts. There, I admitted it.

I made several sets of matching shirts for the whole family for our Disney trips. We don’t normally wear matching clothes but Disney just brings out something weird in us.

For those of you who haven’t been in the Haunted Mansion a thousand times, you are warned at the end of the ride to “beware of hitchhiking ghosts.” I found a hitchhiking ghosts silhouette online, used a traffic sign image from the Silhouette Online Store and used the Roadway font for the script.

I used Silhouette flocked heat transfer material. I cut it using the recommended settings, but I usually have to iron it a bit longer than the recommended time. I have an old, cheap iron so it might not get quite hot enough.

My two biggest pieces of advice for any iron-on transfer material would be to always remember to mirror your image before you cut and take your time when weeding the design.

I have used both Silhouette and Cricut brand material and have had no issues with either. Many of our shirts got heavy use this summer and have been laundered repeatedly with no problems.

Cricut Boho Graphics Iron-On and Silhouette Cameo: Game of Thrones t-shirt


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My summer projects were mostly t-shirts for my boys to wear on our Disney trips, and I’ll be posting those a little later. I also made a few shirts for my husband. This was his first request. He is a big fan of the George R.R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire book series. I love the books, too, but I am a fairly recent convert. I started reading after I heard HBO was going to make a TV show from the series. He has been reading the books since they were first published and pulling his hair out for years as he waits not-so-patiently for each new book in the series to come out.

One of the main characters in the series is named Jon Snow and he is frequently told by his love interest that he knows nothing. My husband is Jonathan Snowden and he is a fairly widely published sports writer. It is not uncommon for his readers to disagree with him by using the “you know nothing, Jon Snow” quote. The character of Jon Snow always has his white direwolf by his side, thus the wolf from the Cricut Boho Graphics Iron-On cartridge.

Details: Wolf cut at 6 in. Text at 1.25 in. Font: LW Tall from Silhouette Online store. Iron-On Transfer material: Silhouette.

Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Mickey Font and Sizzix: Disney World Game


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I’m back! The boys are back in school full time and that means I can get back to crafting.

I got a few projects done this summer, including this one. I made a game for my friends who were eagerly anticipating an upcoming trip to Disney World. I thought it would be a fun way to remember past Disney trips while also looking ahead to new Disney adventures.

I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo to make all the game cards. The Mickey Mouse heads were cut with my Cricut using the Disney Mickey Font cartridge. I laminated the cards with my YourStory.

The suitcase is a Sizzix XL die. In case you didn’t know, you can use these dies in your Cuttlebug with the long plates. I love this suitcase, and I especially love that it is an actual die because that means I can easily cut all kinds of materials. I made this one out of Tim Holtz Grungeboard which feels (and even kind of smells) like leather. Grungeboard is great because it is sturdy and thick and you can decorate and ink it any way you want, but it is also very flexible so a design like this with lots of scorelines and folds will work wonderfully.

Details: Cardstock: Bazzill and Co’redinations. Font: A Bug’s Life Debugged.

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Thanks to everyone who participated! This is my 100th post and it is exciting that I get to announce a winner in it.

Cricut Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art: Halloween cards


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The Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge can also help you with your Halloween needs. I cut the cat and moon image and used the moon to mask with when I inked the background. I flocked the cat so he is nice and fuzzy.

The witch card is from an earlier post. You can find the details for it here.

Today is your last chance to enter to win this cartridge. Comment on the giveaway post, here. Good luck!

Details: Moon and Cat cut at 2.5 inches. Cardstock: Recollections. Patterned paper: K and Company Brenda Walton Haunted stack. Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.

Cricut Martha Stewart Crafts Seasonal Cake Art: Easter Bunny Card


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Here is another Easter card using the Martha Stewart Crafts Seasonal Cake Art cartridge. This is the first time I have ever used a ribbon bow on a card. I had to look up a tutorial to figure out how to tie a decent bow!

The background is embossed using the Cuttlebug Wicker Weave folder.

I am giving away this cartridge on Friday. Just be subscribed to this blog either through email or by following me on Pinterest and comment on Monday’s post by 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 7, for a chance to win it. I will use a random number generator to pick a winner on Friday morning. (Please only comment once).

Details: Bunny cut at 3 inches. Cardstock: Recollections.

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Cricut Martha Stewart Crafts Seasonal Cake Art: Banner Card


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The banner and the “Congrats” sentiment were cut from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.

I cut the clouds from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge in blue cardstock and used the negative space over the white cardbase.

Remember, I am giving away one brand new Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cart on Friday. You can use this cartridge in ANY Cricut machine. Just follow this blog either through email or on Pinterest and leave a comment on the previous post for a chance to win.

Details: Clouds cut at 1 inch and 1.25 inches, banners at 1.75 and sentiment at .75. Cardstock: Co’ordinations. Cardbase: Strathmore Watercolor 140 lb.

Cricut Martha Stewart Crafts Seasonal Cake Art: Easter Card and a Giveaway


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This week I will be showcasing cards made with the Martha Stewart Crafts Seasonal Cake Art cartridge. I still run across folks who don’t know that the Cricut Cake cartridges will work in ANY Cricut machine. While I own and like all the Cake cartridges, I am particularly fond of the Martha Stewart ones. Unfortunately, the licensing agreement between Martha Stewart and Cricut is over and these carts are being retired. Right now, you can get some great deals on these on eBay and at several online retailers, but when they are gone, they are gone.

This particular cartridge is very full. It has artwork that covers all major holidays and the four seasons, three fonts with shadows, phrases with shadows, and tons of borders. Honestly, the borders are my favorite part of these cartridges. Many of the borders on the Martha Stewart carts are the same as her border punches. This one includes snowflakes, ribbons, hearts, grass, icicles and many more.

Everything on this card was cut from the cartridge, except the banner at the top. Although there is actually a banner shape on the cartridge, I just didn’t use it here.

I just happen to have a brand new Martha Stewart Crafts Seasonal Cake Art cartridge to give away. Like before, just be subscribed to this blog either through email or by following me on Pinterest and comment on this post by 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 7, for a chance to win it. I will use a random number generator to pick a winner on Friday morning. (Please only comment once).

Good luck!

Details: Chick and Egg cut at 2 inches, grass border at 1.5, “Happy Easter” at 1.5. Cardstock: Recollections. Cardbase: Strathmore Watercolor 140 lb.

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Cricut Mini Monograms: Stamped Valentines


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I made more 3×3 Valentines for my younger son’s class. The rounded squares and circles were cut from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and the scalloped circle is from the Mini Monograms cartridge. This was the first time in years that I cut just using the cartridge and the machine without my Gypsy or the Craftroom. I could barely remember how to do it.

The insides were stamped with matching sentiments, “I’m Nuts for You,” “You’re Tweet,” and “You’re so deer.”

Details: Square cut at 2.5 inches, circle at 2.25 inches and scalloped circle at 2.75 inches. (I know that seems to make no sense but those are “Cricut” sizes.) Cardstock: Recollections. Bird and Squirrel stamps: Hampton Art. Deer stamp: Colorbok Friendly Forest collection. Ink: Studio G.



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