July 1, 2009
How fun is this? I found a video (from the Cricut website) by a 12 year old girl (yeah, you heard right, 12 years old!) who gave a great tutorial on how to make shirts using your Cricut and freezer paper. I didn’t have any fabric paint so I decided to try it by air brushing it with Copic markers. Basically you cut the design out on freezer paper (shiny side up) then using a dry iron (no steam) iron the stencil on to your shirt (face down) and paint away. The freezer paper will peel off once cool, though you’ll want to wait until the paint is dry. What a fun way to customize pillow cases, tote bags, jeans, or whatever else makes you smile!
The green shirt I washed and dried in the dryer and it seemed to be okay. It did fade a little bit so I would recommend letting it dry flat. The white shirt I picked up today at Target and haven’t washed yet so we’ll see how it holds up. I have seen lots of really creative shirts using this method and of course, I just had to try it! Thanks for looking!
HERE’s the video if you’re interested!
June 2, 2009
Another card using Anna’s new release, Beach Bum . I used the Zooballo cartridge (Cricut) to cut the waves and a white gel pen to add some accents. The waves and sky were airbrushed and the image was colored with Copic markers. This guy in his tube just cracks me up. Thanks for looking!
May 6, 2009
I was browsing a blog that showed how to make these gorgeous flowers. I accidentally closed out my window and haven’t been able to find it (grrr….) so I can’t give credit for it. I’m sorry!
I made a few changes to them, but cut these flowers out using Plantin Schoolbook at 1/4″ intervals. My smallest flower is 3/4″, the largest is 1 3/4″. I then inked every other flower to give it some dimension and curled them with my finger tips. I did the same for the leaves, they were cut at the same sizes as the flowers.
The colors are Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi (retired) both from Stampin’ Up. The stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms (LOVE their stamps!). The pearls are from Martha Stewart. Who knew that paper flowers could be so pretty? Thanks for looking!
June 16, 2008
A piece of birthday cake for my husband’s birthday. I know, not very masculine, however, in real life, that’s how cakes are, right? LOL! Men don’t care what a cake looks like…only that it tastes good! The cake template was cut out using the cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (Cricut). I used a transfer sheet for the window and Liquid Applique to border the window. Liquid pearls were used for the center of the flowers and I filled the box with dark chocolate…his favorite.