Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Craft Spot Spring Release Party BLOG HOP - Blooming Cupcake


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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Spring Stamp Release Party BLOG HOP!!

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. If you happened to miss any of the Sneak Peeks, simply click on one of the following NEW Stamp Sets.








Today is the LAST day of our week long Spring Release Party and ALL Stamp Sets are AVAILABLE for purchase!!



If you've come from Candy's Blog, then you're heading in the right direction. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our STAMP RELEASE PARTY Blog Hop, start HERE at the My Craft Spot Blog.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are TONS of prizes along the way!

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Now to my BLOG HOP Project!

Blooming Cupcake
~*~ PUBLISHED in the Cricut Magazine September 2012 ~*~
Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridge(Flower Shoppe), The Paper Company(white), Pebbles Inc.(Twitterpated Collection), My Craft Spot ("Birthday Wishes" Stamp Set, "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set, "Vintage Vanilla" Crinkled Ribbon, "Strawberry Cupcake" Trendy Twine), Misc(4" Styrofoam Ball, Button, Glass Head Pins, Candle, Bowl).


March is my Birthday Month and like any girl I'd LOVE to get some flowers for my birthday, but unfortunately due to my chronic allergies and asthma I can't really enjoy a beautiful arrangement of flowers. So this got me thinking what about a FAUX floral arrangement made from paper flowers?!


I took inspiration from the the 1-800-Flowers Cupcake in Bloom Floral Arrangement.


Each "Carnation" was made from the Cricut Flower Shoppe "Heart2" Flower and has a total of 10 layers cut at 2", 1-5/8", 1". 


The Blooming Cupcake takes a total of 16 "Carnations".


I used some Glass Head Pins to attach the "Carnations" to a 4" Styrofoam Ball.


To the center flower, I inserted a REAL candle and a Pearl Corsage Pin with a flag sentiment stamped with the "Sweet Birthday Wishes" from the "Birthday Wishes" Stamp Set.


The "Carnation Cupcake" was then inserted in a Luau Ice Cream Party Bowl I found at the Dollar Tree. I tied some My Craft Spot "Vintage Vanilla" Crinkled Ribbon and centered it with a "Strawberry Cupcake" Trendy Twine  - available at My Craft Spot - Button. I added the "Wish Big" sentiment from the "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set.


I hope you have enjoyed my Blooming Cupcake. I'm your LAST stop on the My Craft Spot Spring Release Party BLOG HOP.


But Wait!

Before you go, I have some a Stamp Party Giveway for you!


A BRAND NEW, JUST RELEASED "BUTTERFLY KISSES" Stamp Set (sponsored by Kimberly from My Craft Spot)!



For your chance to win:

1. Leave me a comment here telling me what you think about the My Craft Stamp Release Party projects.
2. Complete the Blog Hop!

3. And let Kimberly know how much you've enjoyed this Stamp Release Party over at My Craft Spot.

You have until Monday, April 2nd 11:59PM EST to leave your comments for your chance to win! I will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 3rd (around late evening).


Thanks for joining us!

Friday, March 30, 2012

My Craft Spot Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #5 - The Flower & The Bee

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Create-A-Critter, Simply Charmed), Bazzill Basics(French Vanilla, Blackbird), The Paper Company(white), My Mind's Eye(The Bright Side - ONE{yellow polka dots, chevron}; Lost & Found - Market Street{hot pink, light pink}), Echo Park Paper Co.(green polka dots), My Craft Spot("Butterfly Kisses" Stamp Set, "Vintage Vanilla" Crinkled Ribbon, "Devine Valentine Twist" Devine Twine), Peachy Keen Stamps (Critter Faces, Everyday Faces), Sakura Gelly Roll Pen. Approx. Finished Size: 4.5" x 6"  

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Spring Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #5

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. Then on Saturday, March 31st, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

Today's stamp set is Butterfly Kisses!

ALL stamp sets will be available for purchase on Saturday, March 31st!

For my "Butterfly Kisses" Sneak Peek Project, I went with the "Like the Flower and the Bee great friends are we." sentiments.  The sentiment comes as one phrase, but to have it fit my card I split it into two phrases.


The "Butterfly Kisses" stamp set is FULL of great Spring Sentiments. I feel in love with this sentiment as soon as I set and knew exactly what I wanted to make.


The Tulip is from the Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge and the Bee is from the Cricut Create-A-Critter Cartridge. I designed my card using the Cricut Craft Room and welded together the shadows of the Bee and Tulip.


I used a combination of the Peachy Keen "Critter Faces" for the Bee's Face.


I cut the wings from blue vellum I had in my stash.


The Tulip was stamped with the Peachy Keen "Everyday Faces".


I added a small double-looped bow made from the My Craft Spot "Vintage Vanilla" Crinkled Ribbon and topped it with the "Devine Valentine Twist" Devine Twine, available at My Craft Spot.


I designed the card to have several layers. So what else is new?


I stamped the remainder of the sentiment from the "Butterfly Kisses" Stamp Set to the inside of the card.



I hope you have enjoyed my project for My Craft Spot's Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #5. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "Butterfly Kisses" Stamp Set - available for purchase SATURDAY, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a comment on each Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the PINK Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)


My Craft Spot
 
3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 

Be sure to check back in  Tomorrow, March 31st, for the SPRING STAMP SETS BLOG HOP!!Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Craft Spot Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #4.1 - Easter Carrot Patch

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Freshly Picked; Tags Bags Boxes & More, Paper Doll Dress Up), Bazzill Basics Cardstock(Avalanche - Textured), Core'dinations(brown), The Paper Company(white), Jillibean Soup(green, pink), My Mind's Eye(orange), My Craft Spot("Tiny Tags" Stamp Set, "Happy Easter" Stamp Set, "Spring Moss"  Crinkled Ribbon, "Green Apple" Devine Twine), Memento Ink(Tuxedo Black), Queen & Co Pearls(Pearl), Misc(Brad, Easter Grass)
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Hello Everyone!


Welcome to My Craft Spot's Spring Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #4

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. Then on Saturday, March 31st, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

Today's stamp set is Tiny Tags!

ALL stamp sets will be available for purchase on Saturday, March 31st!

For my FIRST "Tiny Tags" Sneak Peek Project, I went with the "For my Sweet friend" and "You're so sweet" sentiments.


These Tiny Tags are soo much FUN! And an absolute MUST HAVE!! Kimberly designed each sentiment in the "Tiny Tag" Stamp Set to fit inside a Tiny Tag stamp. How cute is that?! 


I've seen a few Carrot Patches in SVG formats and was inspired to make my own using my Cricut Expression. I started by making the "patch" using the Cricut Freshly Picked and Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridges.


To  make the "Fence" I resized the "Flower6" Planter's Box(pg.50) from the Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge to 1.806"w x 1.972"h and 3.847"w x 1.972h and welded two of each size using the Cricut Craft Room. I then made a "Grass Box" using the Grass Border(pg. 78) from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge.


The "Carrots" are actually the "CakeBox"(pg.126) from the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge cut at 5-1/2".


For the "Carrot Stems" I took some of the My Craft Spot "Spring Moss" Crinkled Ribbon and made a triple-loop bow. I centered it with an "Apple Green" Devine Twine - available at My Craft Spot - button and added the "Tiny Tag" Sentiments.


Each "Carrot" was filled with Jelly Beans, but it could easily fit several pieces of candy - M&M's, Hershey Kisses, Dove Squares, etc.


I added a sign cut from the Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge stamped with the "Happy Easter" Sentiment from the My Craft Spot "Happy Easter" Stamp Set also being released this SATURDAY.


Here is a quick look at the back of the "Easter Carrot Patch".


I hope you have enjoyed my project for My Craft Spot's Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #4.1. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set - available for purchase SATURDAY, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a comment on each Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the PINK Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)


My Craft Spot
 
 
3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 

Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, March 30th, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!




My Craft Spot Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #4.2 - Mini Easter Egg Favors

Supplies Used:
My Craft Spot("Tiny Tags" Stamp Set; "Petal Pink", "Vintage Vanilla", "Caribbean" Crinkled Ribbon; "Caribbean", "Lemon Drop", "Blossom" Twine),  The Paper Company(white) , Misc(plastic Easter Eggs, Easter Grass, Button, Mulberry Flowers, Wedding Favor Pails).

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to My Craft Spot's Spring Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #4!

All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. Then on Saturday, March 31st, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

Today's stamp set is Tiny Tags!

ALL stamp sets will be available for purchase on Saturday, March 31st!

The "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set is soo much FUN, that I just had to make a SECOND project. For this Sneak Peek, I went with the "Thanks" Sentiment.



With Easter around the corner, I decied to get a head-start on the Easter Sunday Brunch Favors. These are soo simple and easy to reproduce. And can you believe there's no Cricut on them?


I purchased a few pails from the Wedding Section at the Dollar Tree store and simply tied some Crinkled Ribbon from My Craft Spot.

"Vintage Vanilla" Crinkled Ribbon; "Blossom Twinery Twine"

Each bow was centered with a white button and some Baker's Twine - available at My Craft Spot.

"Caribbean" Crinkled Ribbon; "Lemon Drop" Devine Twine

The plastic Easter Eggs were filled with candy and then tied with some Baker's Twine - available at My Craft Spot - topped with a pre-made Mulberry Rose.

"Vintage Vanilla" Crinkled Ribbon, "Lemon Drop" Devine Twine

 I filled the pails with Easter Grass and then placed the plastic Easter Eggs inside.

"Caribbean" Crinkled Ribbon, "Caribbean" Twinery Twine, "Lemon Drop" Devine Twine

Not only are these Mini Easter Egg Favors a great way to THANK your guests, but they are a greaty way to adorn your Easter table.

"Pink Petal" Crinkled Ribbon, "Caribbean" Twinery Twine


I hope you have enjoyed my project for My Craft Spot's Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #4.2. To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "Tiny Tags" Stamp Set - available for purchase SATURDAY, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a comment on each Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the PINK Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)

My Craft Spot
 
3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 
Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, March 30th, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Craft Spot Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #3 - Gazebo Wedding

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Freshly Picked, Flower Shoppe), The Paper Company(base), Bazzil(Avalanche), Core'dinations(green), My Mind's Eye(The Bright Side - One), Pebbles Inc(Blossom Soup), My Craft Spot("Happily Ever After" Stamp Set, "Snow White" Crinkled Ribbon, "Cotton Candy" Devine Twine), Misc - Glass Head Pins. Approx Finished Size: 4.50" x 5.375" 

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Hello Everyone!
Welcome to My Craft Spot's Spring Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #3!


 All week long, the My Craft Spot DT will be featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets. Then on Saturday, March 31st, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!

Today's stamp set is Happily Ever After!

ALL stamp sets will be available for purchase on Saturday, March 31st!

For my Sneak Peek Project, I went with the "So happy for you!" sentiment.


When I think of Weddings, I think of BEAUTIFUL weather and GAZEBOS!! I think most Brides want to get married in a garden or gazebo. So for today's project I decided to make a WEDDING GAZEBO Shaped Card.


The gazebo was cut from the Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge at 5.25". I mostly used Bazzill Basics Avalance(white) cardstock and used a My Mind's Eye - The Bright Side Two - paper from the 6x6 paper pad.


To give it a more realistic WEDDING GAZEBO look, I used some of the My Craft Spot "Snow White" Crinkled Ribbon around the outside "pillars" and "ceiling".


I've been having soo much fun with my Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge, that I decied to replace the original flowers of the cut with some Scallop1 Flowers from Flower Shoppe. The flowers were cut at 1.25" and I used a Glass Head Pin for the center.





Underneath the upper left flower I added some "Cotton Candy" Devine Twine, available at My Craft Spot, and the sentiment.


And of course, I added a few layers of dimension.


To the inside of the card, I stamped the "Congratulations to the happy couple!" Sentiment from the My Craft Spot "Happily Ever After" Stamp Set.



I hope you have enjoyed my project for My Craft Spot's Spring Release Party Sneak Peek #3 To see more "Sneak Peeks" of the "Happily Ever After" Stamp Set - available for purchase Saturday, March 31st, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!

But Wait!!

What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?

Stamp Release Party Giveaways:

Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets! That's a total of 9 Stamps Sets!!

For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:

1. Leave a comment on each Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).

2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the PINK Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)
My Craft Spot
3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 
 

Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, March 29th, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!