Saturday, July 30, 2011

Halloween Candy Treat Holder

I made this treat holder last year with my cricut using the October 31st cartridge. I loved how it came out and it was a big hit around here.

So when I saw the Halloween Cuddly Friends Collection over at SVGCuts, I thought they would be so cute to use with the treat holder. I made this one using Frankenstein, what an adorable collection this is and a must have for Halloween.

Here is the treat holder closed with a belly band around it. Take it off and pull Frankenstein by his head...

And he pops up holding a candy treat, now that would put a smile on any child's face!!

I made Frankenstein and his pieces 4.5" high, I welded a 1" rectangle to the bottom of his body in Make the Cut so I could attach him to the 1" flaps that folds in on the bottom. I cut a pen spring in half and glued them to the feet and then onto the body, the candy bar tucks right in between the feet and body. I put a little tacky glue on the folds at the top of the box so when it opens it sticks to the 1" flap at the bottom.

Here is a link, of a card showing how to put the box together, same idea except the cut out is bigger for the card to fit through.

I added two files of the box that holds the cuddly friend, it's very easy to put together, just fold on the score lines and the two end flaps are glued together to form the box, but before you do that the character slides in between and is held by the flaps.
Of course if you want the cute Halloween friends you can get them at SVGCuts

Friday, July 29, 2011

Watering Can

Hi everyone I created this card from the new SVGCuts kit, Garden Nouveau. This set offers a watering can album, a card and a wonderful butterfly lantern for use with a battery light, so pretty. I definitely have to make a couple of the lanterns, they would look great at a party.

For the card I welded two fronts of the watering can together and just assembled the pieces to the can and attached to the front of my welded card. So simple, love it!! All the cuts are from the kit, just click here or the banner at the top and get your kit today, if you spend $9.98 and add the kit to your cart use code FREEGIFT and you will receive it free, can't beat that.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Place Card Favor Box

Hi everyone, over at the July challenge is a Wedding theme, click here for more info. I created this wedding chair place card holder using the square box from Betty's Bags and Boxes kit. For the back of the chair I used the gate from Moonlight Garden Party Kit, I modified it in Make the Cut and welded it to the box. I also used the label from Edisto Island Kit, it's from the Oak Manor Step Card, and welded the shadow layer to the chair and then did a print and cut for the label and pop dotted it on. The box measures 1 1/2 x 1 1/2, the height is about 4". I used plain white paper and stamped with versamark and then used white embossing powder to make the pattern. I embossed the M too with gold.

Every since I seen these online I wanted to make one, it's just so cute and you can put candies in them or something small as a Wedding Favor too, I also added a little gold charm to the bow.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tropical Friends Collection

Hi everyone, here is a card I made from's new collection Tropical Friends. I made a card out of the pineapple, I created a shadow of the two layers and welded them together. I layered the front with the pineapple pieces. I cut everything except the card on white paper and used glimmer mist to color the layers.

Here is the inside

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Let's Roll

The new kit that has this week, Summer Blockbuster is perfect for the movie lover. My oldest son, Alfred collects movies so this kit will be perfect for wrapping his dvds. (Click here to check it out.) Here is a card from the kit, instead of using the flap of the card, I glued a piece of paper with a stamped invite to the clapper so when you open the clapper the invite opens too. Right now if you spend $9.98 you get the kit for free, it's a $6.99 value. After spending so much on cricut cartridges I am so happy I found Make the Cut software and SVGCuts website, I so look forward to what Mary and Leo come up with each week and to have the instant gratification of downloading my kits right away. Now I can't wait to get my BossKut Gazelle, should be shipping this month sometime!!

Here it is opened.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Making My Day!!

Here is another card I made with the adorable svg kit Cheryl's Cute Bugs from It has the cutest svg's in this awesome kit. I love this vine circle, I welded two shadow pieces in Make the Cut, for the card. The flowers are made from one of the sunflower shapes in the kit and the ladybug is from the kit too.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Hi everyone, here is another card using the Cheryl's Cute Bugs kit from This ant is just the cutest cut file, I made a card out of it. I created a shadow and welded two together in Make the Cut, (just love this software). I used my glimmer mist again, loving this also, I see more in my future, LOL!! The face is a peachy keen face stamp.