Heritage Day at My Cricut Craft Room

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I have had these old family wedding pictures for a long time, just crying out for a new home on some beautiful My Mind’s Eye patterned papers!  I cut the frame and frame shadows from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and inked the edges with Ranger tea dye distress ink.  I added strips of glitter paper here and there to match the glitter on the paper as well as glitter hearts at each corner of the photos.  Now I need to find out the correct dates and places for each of these weddings and add that information to the journaling blocks.  I think this is a much better way to display these special pictures!

Be awesome today!  Laurie

 

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Autumn Ideas Blog Hop

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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room’s All Autumn Ideas Blog Hop….You will find many WONDERFUL Autumn ideas along this hop today… Enjoy!

Today I am sharing an Autumn project using cuts from the Artbooking cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I also used CTMH cardstock in beautiful fall colors–Terra Cotta, Barn Red, Honey, Olive, Chocolate and Saddle on a background of Glacier for the blue sky. I was able to manipulate the image in Cricut Craft Room using Hide/Contour to create the different colored layers.  It took a bit of trial and error, but much easier than cutting and pasting paper scraps.  I like that the several paper layers gives the tree some dimension.  I also used Versamark and clear embossing powder to create the subtle leaf shapes on the blue cardstock and texture to the tree trunk.

Thanks for hopping along today!  Laurie

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Washi Tape Projects

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It’s Design Team Day for My Cricut Craft Room!

Does anyone else have a thing for Washi tape?  You just gotta love those bright colors and designs, especially when you find them at a big discount online–multiple times!!  But now that you have dozens of rolls and you’ve figured out a cute way to store them, what do you actually do with them?

Today I’m sharing a couple of card ideas using Washi tape.  For the first card, I chose some tapes with coordinating colors and simply applied them side by side to a piece of white cardstock.  This created a colorful background for the black overlay that I cut from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I embellished the card with a stamped sentiment and a black flower with pink bling in the center.

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The second card uses washi tape in two different ways.  Like the first card, I created a striped background by applying washi tape to a piece of cardstock.  This made a nice base for the word “Birthday” which I spelled out using green chipboard letters from Above Rubies Studio.  The second use of washi tape was to create the flags.  I simply folded the washi tape around some flat balsa wood pieces (toothpicks would work too), trimmed them to look flag-like and spelled out “Happy” with letters from my stash.

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Have a wonderful Wednesday (and do something crafty)!!