Thursday, June 24, 2010

SCAL File for Coaster Boxes

I had a request for the coaster box cut file that I made.  I origianlly used my Gypsy to design the box, and promised I'd re-do it in SCAL.  You can get it by clicking HERE.  It is sized to fit a set of 4 tile coasters that are 4"x4"x2" when stacked together.  I think I'm going to go back and add a window to the lid though.  It would be nice to see the image on the coasters while they are boxed up.  You can get that file HERE.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cricut Lite Lacy Labels

Here's a quick thank you card I made using the new Cricut Lite cartridge, Lacy Labels.  On the keypad, it is #21.  I think picking the papers took more time than cutting and assembling the card.  Once I had decided on the paper, I used my Cricut Design Studio (because it hasn't been added to the G library yet) to place the elements on the mat so I could load the different papers and cut everything without unloading/reloading the mat.  After assembling, I added a few adhesive pearls and some faux stitching using a white Inkssentials pen. 

To see another project using this cartridge, visit my vinyl blog.  I used keypad #10 to make a decorative tile.  Hope to be crafting and posting much more in the days to come...SCHOOL'S OUT!!!! 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blog Award

I got my very first blog award  from Lori over at Scrappin' My Stress Away.  I'm so glad to hear that someone enjoys what I'm posting here.  I really only started the blog because my 12 year old DS was sick of being asked what he thought about my projects.  He suggested I start a blog so other "people like me" could see (and he wouldn't have to, lol).  Thanks again, Lori. 

So it's time to pass this award on to 5 more inspiring blogs.  It's so hard to decide on only 5, but here goes:  she's got a new blog, with great ideas...check it out.  If you like mini albums, you'll love Carol's blog. Tammy does some incredible layouts! Here's another newer blog with lots of promise of great projects. Couldn't leave our Candian friends out.  You're going to love what Brandilynn does.

Table Tiles for a Grad Party

This post will be picture heavy, since I was asked to make 10 tiles for a party.  The plan is to use the tiles to mark the tables that the guests will be seated at.  I was given a list of words along with the colors they wanted used, and this is what I came up with.  I used a mix of SCAL and Cricut carts.  I just got the Cricut Lite Lacy Labels cart and love it...sooooo versatile.  I used it last night to make a thank you card (you can see it later on my stamping and scrapping blog).  Anyway, here are some (not so good) pics of the finished tiles.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tile Coasters

Here's a pic of one of the projects I recently finished.  I made 8 sets of tile coasters to be given as "thank you" gifts for some teachers.  Super easy to do.  I used 4x4 tiles found at Lowes, black outdoor vinyl (wanted it to be able to withstand being used), some adhesive cork on the back (to protect the table), and my Cricut, of course.  The font here is and was cut using SCAL.  I love that this program gives me the option to use any true type font I have installed on my computer.  It also gives me the option to design my own cuts and make really personalized items. 
Here's a look at the boxes that I made to perfectly fit the coasters.  Using my Cricut again, I designed the box and lid using my Gypsy so that I could cut it to the dimensions I needed.  Quick little tag and they're reading for giving.