Monday, March 19, 2012

First Attempt Clay Mold Flower

I bought the clay molds from MoldMuse on Etsy.  She was very helpful and gave me websites on how to make the molds.  I thought I would take a couple pictures a long the way and make a small slide show.

I am by no means a videographer as you can see...and only added pictures together in Picasa.  I selected the slowest transition but for some reason it's super fast.  Maybe hit pause to read them, but I'll list the steps below.

I bought Fimo classic in pink and Fimo soft in black (modelling clay) and saw no difference when you using the clay.  I then rolled a small piece into my hand and pressed it down into the mold.  Make sure there is no excess around the mold or it will show once you pop it out.  Then pop out the clay and it's ready to bake for hardening.  I tried adding a little Martha Stewart Glitter before baking and it worked just fine.  Follow the directions on the clay packaging...mine said preheat oven to 230 degrees and bake for 30 mins.  I placed my flower and baby feet on  foil then onto a baking sheet.  Once it was done I removed it immediately.  I noticed the glitter was still coming off a bit so I sprayed all my items with Gloss Finish Acrylic Sealer.  It made all of them shiny and the glitter stay put.  

*I did notice that when rolling the pink after the black was in my hands to place a little black into the pink so it's probably best to wash your hands after black.

Here are the pictures as well:


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Baby Boy Diaper Cake

Here is a diaper cake Sou and I made together.  We chose a blue and brown theme.  Can you see the cute faux denim diapers in there?

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

30 Sucks (Centerpiece and Lollipops)

30 SUCKS Centerpiece...I had seen something similar years ago on the Cricut message board and thought it was adorable.  

We went to our local Dollar Tree and found the green container, floral styrofoam, purple shredded paper for filler, and green metallic tissue paper.  I wanted all the lollipops to color coordinate to our Mardi Gras theme and went around town looking for orange (gold), purple and green.  Who would of know my husband would find the remaining green ones at the car wash.

Cut outs with Sweet Treats
30=2" (cut off the candle top from numbers)
Scallop Shadow Feature=5.25"
SUCKS = pre-made letters I had.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy 30th Birthday Jamie!

Jamie's family threw her a surprise 30th birthday party with a Mardi Gras theme.  If I have time to make a card or make a gift I love to have my colors match the theme of the party.  So of course it inspired me to use gold, purple and green glitter paper to hand make a 30th Birthday Card.  Unfortunately my computer is on it's last leg, and kept booting me out of Cricut Craft room ( I would of done a Happy Birthday on the front too).

Cut with Sweet Treats at 4.75"
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Owl Cake Topper

Here are the different size owls made from Sugar and Spice and cut out on the Cricut.  These were used as a cake topper for the baby shower.  Unfortunately I did not get a picture of them on the cake.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Baby Kaelyn Diaper Cake

Pink and lime green seem to be a baby shower favorite lately.  Here is a diaper cake my mom and I made for Jennifer baby shower.

Owl cut out with Sugar and Spice

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Baby Kaelyn Banner Using Cricut

I just received  Letter Envy Font, my new cartridge from being a Cricut Circle member and wanted to try it out.  I was asked to make a banner for our friends baby shower and decided to use the Crest cutout.  

I found silver glitter chipboard at Marshall's for only $1.99 (score)!!!

Letter Envy Font- Crest=6.5"
Sugar and Spice-Flowr4-s=5"
Flow4-s (shadow)=4.25"

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Owl Invitations for Baby Shower

I was asked to make 50 owl invitations for an upcoming baby shower.  She is a family friend and loved my SIL onesie invites and asked for something very similar.  Unfortunately for me when I upgraded to my Cricut Expression 2, I lost all my old files that were saved.

Onesie cut from Life's a Party (welded)
Scallop cut from Straight from the Nest
Stamp and punch from Stampin Up
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