Friday, January 14, 2011

Something a Little Different...a game!

Happy Friday!  Today is the last day of my week of Guest Designing over at the Everyday Cricut blog.  It has been a lot of fun and I want to thank Joy and Melanie again for asking me to be their Guest Designer this week.

If you have just arrived here from the Everyday Cricut blog welcome!  If you are visiting my blog for the first time, I hope you will find lots of interesting and helpful information.  At the top of the right column you can click to subscribe by email or follow this blog if you want to keep up with my projects and tutorials. It has been a very busy week and I have many more Valentine's projects that I am working on - I hope you will continue to visit my blog to see them in the coming weeks.

Today on the Everyday Cricut blog I have posted my Tic Tac Toe game project.  This was easy and fun to do - the key ingredient is the "make it yours" Vintage Frames from Creative Charms. 
You can read all about the game and how I made it HERE.

I was asked to show how to make the second style of candy holders I posted a few days ago on the Everyday Cricut blog.  I have made a lot of different candy holders for table favors or little gifts.  This is one of the easiest styles to make.  You can see step by step on a slightly different set of favors HERE and I thought I'd also show you one more time, using this as the example.

This is the heart I chose.  There is a blackout version which I could use for the base and to layer below this heart.

Here is the screen shot of my design.  I simply welded the heart shapes to a rectangle to create a shaped base.  You could just cut a rectangle and glue on the toppers if you didn't have access to Design Studio.

The welded cut is centered and scored to create a one inch base.  Score at 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 and be sure that your cut is centered so it will line up.

I cut the hearts for layering with Design Studio.  This allowed me to "nestle" them together as you can see above.  I may use this offcut for something!

The heart layers are cut from that red fuzzy contact paper again.  They came out beautifully with multi cut 2 times and blade depth 4 pressure 4.

I embossed the white heart backgrounds with the "Love Language" Cuttlebug folder - I love the tiny hearts!  Here you can see what a difference it makes!

This candy holder also works with a small treat bag (3 x 4), and I needed to trim it a bit from the top to make it fit comfortably.

You can check the fit before assembling.  I didn't fill the bag with candy (cruise diet, remember!) but I prepared it to take some candy if I decide to give this token to someone.

I cut two hearts layers but you really only need one for the front of the candy holder.   I can save this one to use on a card.

I added the layers to the base of the holder and made sure that the tops and the plastic bag were aligned.

Then I used the Cropadile to punch through all of the layers at once.

I made sure the hole would be in the fuzzy red area.

There is room on the heart to add individual names if you want to use these for place cards.  I used a Gradient Gem Brad from Creative Charms to hold the bag and the cover together.  Don't forget to visit the Creative Charms Blog and sign up as a follower - they are having a great giveaway this week.  You need to leave a comment on the post linked HERE.  Tell them Diane sent you!

 This is how it looks on the back - the brad is not very noticeable on the bold patterned paper.  If you were giving this to a crafting friend, the brad could be saved by your friend to use on another project.

You can adapt this basic design for any season or occasion - these are fun to make and also quick and easy!

I tried to answer most of the questions that have come my way about this week's projects on the post today on Everyday Cricut HERE.  I have had a crazy schedule but I will get the videos and tutorials that were requested finished and posted as soon as possible.

Be sure to check in later today or tomorrow to find out about a couple of fun things - if you liked this week's projects you won't want to miss one of them!

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  1. Love the Tic Tac Toe game. You always have the greatest ideas.

  2. We are learning soo much from you. I don't know where you find the time to do this all for us, but keep on looking!! Just LOVED this post!!!!

  3. This week's projects have been super, and thanks for letting us know where yo get the glitter vinyl. I got mine ordered this morning.

  4. I can't thank you enough for all your good ideas. My parents are in a retirement center. I am always doing birthday favors for people out there. This has sparked my imagination. Thank you so much!

  5. I cannot say thank you enough to you for sharing all of your fabulous projects!! :) You rock!! :)

  6. I love your creative ideas. I'm so glad I found your site!

  7. Shouldn't you change the name of the know like Hugs and Kisses! Ha!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  8. Thank you so much for this wonderful wee of great projects. Can't wait to be inspired some more!!

  9. What a fantastic week of projects! I need to win, cause I hafta make your "tic-tac-toe" card for my "honeybuns" for vday! Why does this always happen 2 me?? I find a great project...then can't get my hand on the supplies! ARRRRGGg!!
    TFS your great talents!!

  10. I love all of these!!! Great job.


  11. This is a great bag & even tho I don't have this cart, I can use one of my other ones to make some cute treat bags for the ladies at work. TFS!

  12. Great ideas. Love the fuzzy paper.

  13. This is such a cute project! Enjoying your posts.

    marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

  14. I am new to your blog. A I really like how you show each steps - thanks.

  15. Love your Tic Tac Toe project and all your creative tips. TFS

  16. I've got some of those price tags with the metal rims from Staples/Office Depot that would probably work in a pinch. Very cute! Love your assortment of bags and boxes.

  17. That heart is just wondeful. Terrific ideas!

  18. Love the tic tac toe game. I have really enjoyed your week of projects, you always bring so much inspiration.
    Kim xXx

  19. Your creative designs are awesome and I LOVE how you show step by step how you created each's so helpful to me (a Newbie). Thanks so much for being so generous!

  20. What a cute idea! TFS!
    at verizon
    dot net

  21. I realized I hadn't left comments about this weeks projects on your personal blog but only on the Everyday Cricut blog. So here I am to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every post via email that I get from you! Please keep it up so I can learn how to really use my Cricut!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  22. I like the heart treat bags and while I do not have all of the cartridges you used, have enough others to duplicate (at least in a fashion) your ideas. Thanks for all that you offer us.

  23. Love the treat bags. Thank you so much for sharing.

  24. I love this tic tac toe game! It is so adorable! I'd love to make one of them!

  25. they are all fabulous!!!! luv the heart one and will "TRY" and I do mean try to make that one...still fighting with my DS :{..I will go back to your videos and see what I'm doing wrong...

  26. I love your projects. I've left comments on the Everyday Cricut blog, but came back again to enter for a chance to win your goodies. Thank you for sharing your time and talent w the rest of us!

    aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

  27. thanks again for all of your hard work and for sharing with all of us.. you are a great inspiration!!

  28. Loved these projects. Will definitely scrap lift the treat bags for my sorority valentine get together. TFS

  29. I love your post today. I remember having a tic tac toe game similar to this to keep my brother and I quiet when we were little and sitting through 4 Easter Sunday Services. The treat bags are lovely. I need to think about what I want to do for my little one's class.

  30. REally cute all the cutting details you give us!

  31. Love the Tic-Tac-Toe game! You always have such creative ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    Jess (aka Sparksgal)
    jhmiller07(at) gmail (dot) com

  32. Very cute idea, could be used for so many things , like sports get togethers, etc
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  33. The tic tac toe game is such a great idea. TFS.

  34. I found you earlier this week, via Cricut Everyday. I am a newbie and I have learned SO MUCH from you! THANK YOU!!!!

  35. Diane,
    I don't think there is anyone out there that is sweeter then you, or more passionate about her craft. I just adore you. I love reading all the Q & A and I learned things that I didn't even know I had a question about. But the fact that you took the time to go thru all of that and then duplicate the questions and share the answers is amazing. I have all the updated machines with all their whistles and bells and I love them, but like you I still love to create on DS and you are my go to girl for that for sure. Thank you Diane for all that you do and all that you share with us.


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