Saturday, June 14, 2014

Love is in the Air....

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's Wedding Crafts Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Trish's blog, you are in the correct location.  Here is the line up for everyone who is participating.

Thank you for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room Blog Hop.  Today I made a wedding reception card holder box to share with you.  June is the time when many guys and gals are thinking about weddings.  All the preparation leading up to that special day, when you join hands and take your vows.  Friends and family come to share your special day with you.

 Many a bride gets help from her bridesmaids and family, choosing and sometimes creating those perfect gifts and trinkets that help to make your wedding.

My granddaughter, Jennifer, married her favorite guy Joe.  A lot of the decorating was done by family to help save some money.  I had been making flowers for cards, and Jen asked if would make a box for her to hold the wedding cards that they might receive at the wedding reception.   I got to work, cutting flower shapes on the Cricut. (It was a lot easier than cutting each one out individually.)  This is what I came up with.

I took a mache box, and painted it with a cream and peach paint. After that I covered it with a crackle paint and it really added to the overall box.  

 For most of the flowers I used a white pearlessence paper, with a few other pastel colors with a small dab of glitter in the center.   After making many flowers, large, small and medium sized, I started with the top of the box.  I used three roses and added some green swirls and leaves.  I only wanted a few for the top of the box.  

I had been making tons of flower roses, large and small and medium in size. This is what the inside lid looked like when I added all those flowers.   

and a closer look....

I used a white rose ribbon around the bottom of the box, and I took a white ribbon, made tails and added a ribbon rose.  

On the tails I used silver alphabet stickers to spell "Jen n Joe Wedding Cards."

During the Wedding Reception, we placed this box, open on the table with the seating arrangements.  As people picked up their table arrangement, they were able to place their cards in the box.

 Thank you for joining us today.  Next I hope you will visit April Nourse's  Blog, Curls and Grins, and see what she made to share with you.  

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Day to Celebrate Dads

 If you have arrived from Vicki's Blog, then you are in the right place.

Thank you for joining us on the My Cricut Craft Room's Father's Day Blog Hop.   Today I made a card to share with you.

Dads come in many different sizes and shapes and temperaments.  He may be an new dad, an old dad, the dad of many, or the dad of one.  One thing almost all dads have in common is the love of their child(ren).  It doesn't matter if the child is a babe in the arms of its mother or if the child is a mother herself.

My dad was always there for my brothers and me.  He helped in whatever way he could, doing the best he could for his kids.  He has been gone several years now, but I have fond memories of him.

My husband has been a dad to our kids.  He laughs with them and cries with them.  He steps  up to the plate to help when they need it.  While our kids are grown and own their own, he is still there to help them.

Father's Day celebrates dads of all kinds.  I have made a card for my husband, wishing him a "Happy Father's Day."  Here is the card....

I used a black cardstock for the background of the card, then I cut out a design from "Fancy Frames".  Using the "hide" button, I hid the center cut-out, making this a solid background, using Goldrush paper from CTMH.  The greeting and other embellishments came from Close to My Heart.  I love using the Fancy Frames, because they are so decorative, and by using the hide button, they become very versatile.

Next you will go to  Erica's Blog to see what she has made to share with everyone.

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