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Cricut Friday: Welcome Garland

Welcome to the team!

Welcome to the team!

Call me garland girl!  I love to make garlands and all kinds.  I was charged with making two for our newest team members.  We work in a sea of chocolate brown desks and bookshelves and any color is welcome.  You need the following tools and supplies to create these garlands:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut/Creative Memories Tiny Treasures cartridge
  • cardstock
  • adhesive
  • hole punch
  • ribbon

Cut the letter flag at 2.5″ and the solid flag at 3″.  Adhere the flags together and punch a hole in the upper left and right corners of each flag.  Thread the ribbon through each hole to create the garland.

So simple, but effective.  They loved them and posted them to Instagram.  Thank you!  It brought much needed color to their workspace and I used what I had in my stash.  Love it!  And of course, I made welcome cards too and those will be posted next week.  Stay tuned!

Enjoy your stay!

Enjoy your stay!

*Tina

Photography Monday: Danville Concours d’Elegance Part IV

These photos are the last I am going to share with you from this event.  With such a great mix of classic cars, we think we will try to attend in the future because the variety was spectacular and well received.  The location was superb and all for a great cause.

The reflector detail for the background is a nice touch.

The reflector detail for the background is a nice touch.

The shape of this emblem is fantastic and unexpected.

The shape of this emblem is fantastic and unexpected.

Love the wings and handcrafted feel of this emblem.

Love the wings and handcrafted feel of this emblem.

Deck of cards, anyone?

Deck of cards, anyone?

What an inconspicuous to put the emblem.

What an inconspicuous spot to put the emblem.

Love the understated grace in which the emblem blends in the grill.  Magnificent!

Love the understated grace in which the emblem blends in with the grill. Magnificent!

*Tina 

Photography Monday: Danville Concours d’Elegance Part III

As I was sorting though more photos, I realized what I like about classic cars.  The details.  I have always enjoyed the details in art, architecture and design.  I derive vast enjoyment from it.  With classic cars, the details are like jewelry.  The pretty part.  So, on with the show.  Enjoy!

The filigree in the F is fantastic.

The filigree in the F is fantastic.

The scepter detail is unexpected, but necessary on this utilitarian vehicle.

The scepter detail is unexpected on this utilitarian vehicle.

Love that little detail in the headlight.  Those wacky Brits.

Love that little detail in the headlight. Those wacky Brits.

Clean, simple banner on a fun read car.

Clean, simple banner on a fun read car.

This owner means business and well executed too.

This owner means business and well executed too.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Mouse Birthday Card

 

Dance a little jig for your birthday!

Dance a little jig for your birthday!

Some people probably wouldn’t find this cute for a birthday card.  Our very dear friend owns a pest control company so this was perfect.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the light blue cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the mouse at 3.5″.  Adhere all of the layers of the mouse together.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the mouse to the embossed cardstock and googly eyes to the mouse.

We know he saw the humor in this card and he really is cute.  Originally, the lollipop had a bow, which didn’t come out well because it was too small.  I cut it off and made a slightly larger stick by hand.  I was happy with the end result and hope our friend is enjoying his birthday cd.

*Tina

Photography Monday: Danville Concours d’Elegance Part II

With more photos to share with you, I wanted to give you a glimpse into this type of event.  Most of the owners are very passionate about their cars and will take the time to speak with you if you have questions.  Some of these cars have crazy back stories and it is these same owners that bring the cars to life and to their full potential.  My husband and I enjoy the events where there is fundraising component and it allows the car owners to give back too.  A win win for everyone!

David Brown purchased Aston Martin in 1947 and his initials are still associated with the company.

David Brown purchased Aston Martin in 1947 and his initials are still associated with the company.

Love how utilitarian this grate is.

Love how utilitarian this grate is.

This padlock does the job.  Priceless.

This padlock does the job right.

The details are exquisite in this emblem.

The details are exquisite in this emblem.

The leather strap is a nice contrast to the sleekness of the body.

The leather strap is a nice contrast to the sleek, smooth body.

Such a tiny emblem on this gorgeous red car, but beautiful nonetheless.

Such a tiny emblem on this gorgeous red car, but beautiful nonetheless.

Stay tuned!  More photos coming next week!

The cars we drive say a lot about us. -Alexandra Paul

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Party Monster Birthday Card

Beware! It's your birthday!

Beware! It’s your birthday!

One of my husband’s dear friends had a birthday last week.  He has a wicked sense of humor so we thought this would be perfect for him.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the purple cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut all of the pieces for the monster at 2.5″ and beware at 2″.  Adhere all of the layers of the monster together.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the monster and beware to the embossed cardstock and googly eyes to the monster.

All of the images on this cartridge are monster related and could be used for Halloween too.  Why not think outside of the box and use it for birthday cards as well.  We hope he saw the humor in this card.

*Tina

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