Monday, August 27, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Back to School Cricut Crawl!!!!

Welcome to Redheaded Crafter and the EIGHTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
Summer is coming to an end and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL...each Design Team member will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL Project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED  Item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.

I am the first stop on the hop!!!   If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Back to School" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?
Here's my project....

Fabulous Finds- clipboard cut at 2.76"
Hoot 'n' Holler- heart cut at 1.12"
Joy's Life Stamps- Holiday Occasions
Clear tube from Joy's Life
Sharpies (or anything you would want to put in the tube)

**I used this clipboard on another project, but I LOVE it so much, I wanted to use it again in a different way!  :)
Now it's your turn! Let's see your BACK TO SCHOOL projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
Next stop...  Arin's blog!!!!  Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!
1. Amy L:

Summer Swatch Tag

Hello everyone!  Our challenge at Joy's Life this week was to create a swatch tag.  I was quite frightened when I saw this challenge because I didn't even know what that was!  :)  But after doing some research, I discovered that it's kind of like a mini album made with paint swatches...  So...  I went down to Wal-Mart and picked out some FREE paint swatches in different shades of yellow and orange and made this little album!  It's pretty inexpensive, and I think it's cute...

Joy's Life Stamps- Pun in the Sun
Paint swatches from any store
Bind-it-All 1/2 inch wire
K & Company stickers

There it is!  Have a great day!  :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Joy's Life Create Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Joy's Life DT Create Blog Hop!  If you just came here from the very talented Nina, you are in the right place!  To start from the beginning click HERE

This is an exciting blog hop because we are featuring Joy's Life stamps AND Cri-Kit pens!!!  :)  I wasn't sure how I was going to be able to pull off using the pens, but I really LOVE them!  I used them last week on some Halloween cards that I will hand out to my friends and family.  They're sooo easy to use!  Here's what I made with them today...

A2 sized card
Doodlecharms- popsicle drawn at 3.71"
Joy's Life Stamps- Sweet Popsicle Puns
Cri-Kit Pens- metallic
Stickles- star dust

***How about a little blog candy????  I will be giving away a Joy's Life stamp set of your choice!!!  For a chance to win, just become a follower and leave a comment here.  For an extra chance to win, follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment here.

Okay, you're next stop on this hop is the awesome Jennie!  :)

Here's the order:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tooth Fairy Card

Hello!  Well, it's time for my second post of the day and it is time for another challenge at Fantabulous CricutThe challenge this week is:  National Tooth Fairy Day- make a project using a tooth, tooth fairy, or smile.  I wanted to make sure that I used some glitter on this card, because when I think of the tooth fairy, I think of glitter!!!!  I used glitter paper and Stickles to make it extra sparkly.  Here it is....

Alphalicious- "tooth" cut at 1"
Once Upon a Princess- card base cut at 5.12", tooth fairy cut at 2.76"
Peachy Keen Stamps- Everyday Character Face Assortment
Stickles- star dust

Now head on over to Fantabulous Cricut and link up your tooth fairy project!  :)

Halloween Mini Cards

Hello everyone!  I know it's only August (well almost September), but I couldn't wait to make some Halloween cards!  Back around Valentine's Day there was a challenge to create a "mini" card (3 x 3"), and I couldn't believe how cute that size turned out to be!  So....  I decided to make some "mini" cards for Halloween...  Our challenge this week at Joy's Life was to create a project using Cri-Kit pens.  I had never used these before, but they are amazing!  I don't know what kind of gel pens these are, but they don't leave blank spots in the lines like my regular pens do!  It's so fun to watch the Cricut drawing out your image instead of cutting it (I'm easily entertained)!  :)  Here are my cards...

To make these: I used my Gypsy to decide on the size of the image, then I put a 2 3/4" square piece of white paper on the mat, and it drew the images right where I wanted them.  After they were drawn, I just had to tape the white pieces onto the card bases (3 x 6" folded in half), stamp the sentiments, and embellish them a bit.  Easy peasy!!!

Mini Monsters- spider & web drawn at 1.86"
Joy's Life Stamps- Halloween Puns
Cri-Kits pens- glitter set
Stickles- turquoise
Googly eyes

Celebrate with Flourish- witch drawn at 2.22"
Joy's Life Stamps- Halloween Puns
Cri-Kits pens- glitter set
Stickles- green

Gypsy Wanderings- pumpkin drawn at 1.98"
Joy's Life Stamps- Halloween Puns
Cri-Kits pens- glitter set
Stickles- orange peel

Graphically Speaking- eyes drawn at 1.86"
Joy's Life Stamps- Halloween Puns
Cri-Kits pens- glitter set
Stickles- Christmas red

I thought these could be given out to kids, co-workers, family, friends, etc.  Just attach one of these to a Halloween treat and VOILA!  Thanks for stopping by!!!!  :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Berry Best Strawberry Card

Hello out there!  Well, the first few days of school have gone pretty well!  I am so thankful that there were no major catastrophes the first day (especially at dismissal time)...  I didn't have any clingy parents, no crying students, and everyone made it home safely after school!  :)  WHEW!  I am also really having fun with my niece in my class!  She is so dang smart, it actually shocks me from time to time!  :)  Anywho, this week at Joy's Life we were asked to use an "oldie but goodie" stamp set.  I LOVE Yummy Puns, so I knew I wanted to use it on my project...

Country Life- strawberry cut at 4.88"
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More- tag cut at 2.41"
Joy's Life Stamps- Yummy Puns

I wish you the "berry best" day, and thanks for stopping by!  :)

Yappy Birthday Cupcake Card

Hello!  Today is another challenge over at Krafty Girls!  Woo hoo!  The challenge this week is: Very Punny- use a pun.  I was so excited to see this theme because I love puns!  I am a huge nerd, so I get a real kick out of anything that is punny...  The card that I made today serves a double function.  It meets the challenge requirement, but it is also going to be used as a birthday card for my friend Debbie!  Her birthday is actually today, so the timing couldn't have been better!  :)

Create a Critter- cupcake cut at 3.47", dog cut at 3"
Cuttlebug- d'vine swirls
My Pink Stamper Stamps- Even More Punny-licious
Stickles- star dust

Now, I know you can't wait to come up with something punny for this challenge!  Head on over to Krafty Girls, we love seeing your creations each week!  :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Clear Pillow Box Treat

Hello everyone!  I have been SUPER busy lately!  Tomorrow is the first day of school, and there is a TON of work that goes into getting ready for the kiddos!  Yesterday I was in meetings all day, and today is the last day to finalize my classroom!  YIKES!  I'm excited and nervous!  :)  Anywho, this week at Joy's Life we were asked to make a gift.  I have been wanting to use this clear pillow box, and this was the perfect opportunity!  :)

Joy's Life Stamps- Tag You're It Set Two
Clear pillow box from Joy's Life
MS border punch
Prima flowers
1.5" & 2" circle punches
White strip 3" wide, patterned strip 2", pink strip 1.5"

Easy peasy!  No Cricut on this project!!!!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Diana's Birthday Blog Hop!!!! :)

Hello everyone and welcome to the Happy Birthday Diana Blog Hop!!!!  Woo hoo!  If you just hopped here from the amazingly talented Sherrie, you're in the right spot!  To start at beginning click HERE.

I'm so excited and honored that Diana asked me to be a part of this special hop!  She has been a wonderful friend to me, and I always enjoy seeing her creations on her blog...  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANA!!!  Here's the card that I came up with...

Birthday Bash- cake slice & card base cut at 5.82"
My Creative Time Stamps- Wow!  So Many Candles

***Now, what would a birthday hop be without some sort of gift?!?!  To make this celebration even more awesome, I will be giving away a Michael's gift card!!!!   :)  To be entered for a chance to win, you just have to become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment here...  For extra entries, follow me on Pinterest, or follow me using Linky Followers (and leave a comment here). 
We would love to see you link up your birthday creations on Diana's blog!  :)

You're next stop on the hop is the awesome Georgiana!

Here's the order, if you need it...
Amy -

Happy TIDEings Card

Hello everyone!  Today is another challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!!!  The challenge this week is:  Jump in and Cool Off- water theme (pool, beach, waterpark, etc.)  I instantly thought of the beach when I saw this challenge!  I LOVE going to the beach!  This summer I was lucky enough to go camping there, and it was amazing!!!  This card features some snorkeling...  I have to admit, I have never been scuba diving or snorkeling before...  It sounds like fun, but I have just never tried it!  Every time I have goggles on they fill up with water, so it makes a bit nervous to take the plunge and go diving!  :)

Pack Your Bags- underwater scene and layers cut at 5.71"
Joy's Life Stamps- Pun in the Sun (love it!)

That's it!  This was a super simple card to put together...  Now head over to Fantabulous Cricut and show us your water themed project!!!!  :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back to School Treat

Hello there everyone!!!  Our challenge at Joy's Life this week is to create a Back to School themed project...  As you know, that is a theme that is very near and dear to my heart!  I have really been wanting to make a project using one of the mini paint cans that Joy sells on her website...  It's the cutest darn thing ever!!!!  I love miniatures, so this paint can just made me smile before it was even decorated!  :)  I also love chocolate, so I filled this can with Hershey's Hugs...  I know all of the teachers in my grade level love chocolate too, so this would be the perfect gift!  Once the teacher is done with the candy, he/she can fill it up with whatever they wish...  Such as: paper clips, popsicle sticks, stickers, etc...  

Fabulous Finds- clipboard cut at 2.76"
Hoot 'n' Holler- heart cut at 1.12"
Joy's Life Stamps- Holiday Occasions
Mini paint can from Joy's Life
Patterned paper around can is 2" wide
2" circle punch for top of can

Hope you enjoyed my Back to School project!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!  :)