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.
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 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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