Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Seed Swap Tags

Over the last couple of years I've participated in seed swaps. They are a great way to try new plants, flowers or veggies without spending a lot of money. I sometimes would make small paper envelopes or use a baggie and write on it with the name of the seed, etc. Now that I have a Cricut, I can make a kinds of cool things to use for swaps or for giving a plant as a gift, etc.


Cricut Expression machine
Cricut Walk in My Garden Cartridge
1 12 x 12 navy cardstock
Cricut sticky mat

The great thing about the Cricut Expression is that I can cut something from itsy bitsy teenie tiny to very large. So I made some tags 3 inches while others 2 3/4 and 1 3/4 inches. I hit the tag button and used the size dial to set my size, hit the watercan picture and then the quantity button and then CUT. The picture of the screen isn't the greatest but you get the idea. Finally--the finished product of the tags in their various sizes. So if you ever gets seeds from me and you love the tags this is my secret.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bird Card

Well, went to JoAnn Fabrics today to get some embossing folders for the Cuttlebug hubby got me as an early birthday present. Luckily everything was on sale.

One of the folders I picked out is called "Bird Call." My best friend was just elected the President of her local Audubon Society so I decided to make her a simple card.


Cuttlebug embossing folder "Bird Call

Textured Dual-Tone from Provo Craft
Martha Stewart Holidays

Purple Cow Combo Cutter
Ad Tech Glue Runner

I cut the green card stock to 6 x 6 and the green striped card stock to 5 x 51/2.
Put the green card stock into the embossing folder and ran through the Cuttlebug. Used plates A, B & B. I then glued the green striped cardstock inside and WaLa-- instant simple card. I'll write a note and add some seeds for her garden for plants that attact birds.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Early B-Day Present!

My hubby surprised me today with a Cuttlebug! Once I get the hang of it I'll post some of my practice pieces. Will come in handy for my daughter's wedding crafts!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scrapbooking Giveaways!

Hey fellow crafters!! One of my fav blogs "Obsessed With Scrapbooking" is giving away some great stuff from a paperline called SEI. The prizes are: a large Happy Day paper pack with embellishment sheets, Happy Day borders, epoxy stickers and dimensional elements. Be sure to check out for details. Great blog with a lot of wonderful scrapbooking projects.

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