Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time for some Fall projects!

Hello and welcome to another project here at Exploring Cricut and More. Since tomorrow is Halloween it is time to switch gears and get some Fall and Thanksgiving projects ready. Sometimes it seems like Thanksgiving gets pushed aside for Christmas early, but even though I am itching to do some Christmas, I will be sharing a few Fall and Thanksgiving things in the next week or so.  Today I am sharing a layout idea with you.  I am first a scrapbooker and totally love it, but I have gotten so far behind as you have heard me say many times!  Today I am sharing this layout with pictures from 2011......We usually dive in to eat and forget pictures, but this year I snapped a few for the little ones scrapbook.  Below the pictures are the details.
For this layout I used the Cricut Explore.  I also used some svg files from PPBN Designs (tell Nicki I sent you) I used the Gobble title which I cut at 6.5 inches, and the Thanksgiving turkey which I cut at 3.25 inches.  I did remember to write the sizes down.  I also used the Days and Dates cartridge and cut the 2011 at 4.5 inches, the Thanksgiving cartridge for the Pumpkin cut at 5.5 and Designer Calendar for the Give Thanks which was cut at 2.5 inches.  I had some scraps of pattern paper from CTMH, cardstock from Michaels, stickles, ribbons, and washi tape to finish off.  I inked the edges with CTMH inks.  Thanks for joining me today and I will have another project to share with you Saturday. 
                                         Close up of the title which was so easy to put together!
                                                Cute Thanksgiving Turkey for the page too!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Little Halloween Treats

Hello and happy Tuesday! I have been busy creating some little treat containers for my nieces and nephews and my little granddaughter. A couple years ago I stopped passing out candy at my house because when it cost as much as a week of groceries, it is time to stop. I also could not stand the fact that people would bring out these little tiny few months or in some cases week old babies in the cold just to get themselves candy!!! I told my husband it was time to stop or my mouth would get the best of me lol.  So I love Halloween and always fix up some treats for my special ones and I decided to do a few using my Cricut Explore and a few with my Silhouette Cameo for people following the blog with either machine.  Also the ones with the Cricut can be used in any of their legacy machines.  All the paper in the boxes were from a paper pad from Recollections called Witches Dust that I scored for 70% off on Sunday.  I live more than a hour away from any craft stores, so I always get me some deals when I go.  I also used Michaels cardstock.  The first picture is of the entire group I made and after each individual picture will be the details.

This little popcorn box treat container is using Cricut Explore and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More popcorn box cut at 11.5 inches.  The ghost is from Monster Bash cut at 2.5 and the Boo is from Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cut at 1.5 inches
Frankie Box is using the same TBBM box cut at 11.5 inches, Frankie from Happy Hauntings cut at 2 inches. I used the Cricut Explore.
For this one I used the Cricut Explore and the box from CTMH Artiste cut at 11.5 inches, and the monster Bump in the Night cut at 2 inches.  I also used some wiggly eyes.
For this box I used the Silhouette Cameo and purchased this file#67098 by Nilmara Quintela.  This is a really small box when made but so cute.  I just cut at the size it loaded too.
I loved this gable box and it is also with the Silhouette Cameo and it is also at the size .  It is file#66961 from Samantha Walker.
This is a cute little bat box from Silhouette file#65605 from Jamie Cripps.  She will also be selling svgs soon so check out her site and email her so she knows there is interest for our Cricut Explore.
This last box is a popcorn box monster from the Silhouette Store file#65607 this is also a Jamie Cripps.  I hope my little friends love their treats and will enjoy their boxes too!!  Thanks for visiting and join me Thursday for another great project.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Winners of our Birthday Challenge

Thank you to all that visited us for our Birthday celebration last week and a very special thank you to those that entered our challenge. Without your continued support, our blog would not continue to grow. Due to the lack of activity in challenges, I am going to stop them for awhile and hopefully interest will be here again in the future. I will continue to delivered inspiration your way at least 3 times a week and more if I can squeeze it in!!! Please tell your friends about us and check out lots of fabulous inspiration on our Pinterest page too! Now for the winners of the challenge.

The first winner of the cartridge picked by is #4 Ana's Papeterie of  Congrats!!!

The winner of the card package is #3 with the Happy 16th card from Congrats and please email me at with your mailing information so I can get your packages in the mail.  Thanks again for joining us.  Join me tomorrow with some cute Halloween treat containers, not too late to get them made!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Well I made a mistake......

I guess I set the date wrong on my link so that gives you one more day to enter our challenge.  The link will close today at 10 pm eastern time, so if you are crafting, submit something!!!!  I will announce the winner on Monday.  If I had not been gone all day buying craft supplies, I would have shared today so just be sure to enter and I will have a new project on Tuesday!!!  Thanks for supporting Exploring Cricut for the last 4 years!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Last Day of our Celebration

Welcome to our Saturday birthday celebration projects. Today is the last day to enter our challenge for a chance to win a couple of great prizes. I will announce the winners tomorrow. Today a couple of my crafty friends were going to contribute projects, but one was ill so I came up with something quick at the last minute so sorry I could not do something more. So here are the projects for today!!!

 Hello, Emily here from with a birthday card from the recently released Artfully Sent from Close to My Heart. I also used my Cricut Expressions to cut.  It is a 5x7 card that is cut at 5" using the pop-up and icon features.  Check out all of the great projects you can create using this cartridge. 

Diane here with this quick and easy treat bag.  I found this bag in Design Studio as a freebie, not sure what it came from because all that was listed was free.  I also used balloons from Formal Occasion cartridge and my Cricut Explore.  This was perfect to fill with some little candy bars.  I just stamped with a stamp in my collection.  The bag is 5.5 inches.  I hope you have enjoyed our little week of celebration and projects.  Thanks to all my crafty friends who helped me out this week and to you for supporting Exploring Cricut over the last 4 years!!!!