Monday, April 30, 2012

How to make Crinkle Ribbon Flowers!

Hello! This is Carri from DoubleClick. I am designing for 3 Girl Jam today and thought I would pop on over and share with the Creative Cutter Room Friends how I make crinkle ribbon flower embellishments.

I am featuring The 3Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon London Blue. London Blue and Merlot are my most favorite colors, they compliment distressed pieces so well! 

Card base is from Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Post Card tag is from Studio 112 Trinket Tags
Arrow from K and Company 
Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper
Liquid Pearls Silver Pearl
Butterflies from Ek Success punch
And I dug out and dusted off my Vintage postcard stamps from Stampin' up for the image and the Thank you
Spellbinders Small scalloped rectangles
Distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Check out my two minute video on how I made this crinkle ribbon flower:

Come on over to my blog for more projects! Click HERE!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Watch This Wednesday: Big Brain Report

In our Elementary School kids are assigned their first research project in First Grade........They call this project a student's Big Brain Report. 
After a recent trip to our local Aquarium (yes there is one in our desert state of Utah), where my girls had fun watching the Penguins my first grader did her report on PENGUINS. 
We had a great time using Animal Kingdom & Create a Critter to make some fun shapes to put on her poster. 
Google eyes are the best accessory for our little guys.

A picture taken from a kids meal at Carl/'s Jr. fit perfectly in our little Igloo die cut.
A White Gel Pen adds the right amount of detail.

These Penguins were made with Crafty Foam and my daughter had the wonderful idea of adding cardstock hair to make a Macaroni Penguin's hair just right! 
She read 3 books, looked at 2 websites and spent the day with mom putting together her poster with all kinds of Penguin facts.  Her verbal presentation was Awesome and she will forever love Penguins.  Active Education is always the best even if it means that Mom has to do her 1000th research project in her life!!!
Isn't being a MOM so fun.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tip Tuesday! Birthday Party Planning!

Hi everyone! Tonya here from Itty Bitty Ladybugs to share with you my tips and tricks for planning birthday parties.

Birthdays; they come around once a year and are a big deal to many. Growing up birthdays were not a big deal in my family and I think that’s why I go a little over the top when birthdays roll around for my kids!

As fun as birthdays are they can be expensive and a LOT of work. This is where my Cricut comes in. There are a number of party cartridges out there that take all the guess work out of planning the party.
Robot Party
Space Party
Girl's Makeup Party
Princess Party
Elmo's Party

These carts are great providing invitations, thank you notes, favor bags, hats, decorations and so much more. But don’t think you need a party cart to have a great party. Last year my daughter had a gymnastics party so I put my thinking/creativity hat on and decided the theme would be Tumble Bugs and I would use my Create A Critter cart to make all the decorations and invitations.
Any of these Cartridges can be ordered in the Creative Cutter SHOP under Cricut Level 2 Cartridges for only $25.00 plus shipping.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning a party.
  • What are the birthday boy/girls favorite things? Your theme should start from here.
  • Food. Keep it simple. Pizza is always a good bet but depending on your guests ages and the season so are burgers, chicken nuggets or tacos. Also don’t think you have to provide a meal. Snacks are perfectly acceptable; that’s what I served at my daughter’s party.
  • Start early. If you can take your time you’re less likely to get burnt out and more likely to enjoy the process.
  • Take shortcuts. Whether it’s using an event cartridge or going to the party store don’t think you have to make everything from scratch with all new, original ideas.
  • Recruit help. The more people helping you out the less stress you’ll feel. Remember birthdays are supposed to be fun!
  • You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Pin the tail on the donkey has worked for YEARS so why not use it at your party. Sure you can change the donkey to Minnie and the tail to a bow but don’t feel like you need to come up with new games to play.
  • Pinterest can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It’s a great site for getting ideas but you      can easily start feeling like your party isn’t good enough. Always remember the party is all about the birthday boy/girl. Their likes, dislikes and interests should be what guide your every decision.
I hope you find these tips helpful! And now IT’S YOUR TURN.
What are your birthday party planning tips? Do you have a favorite birthday memory as a child? Or maybe you’ve planned a party that you really enjoyed. I’d love to hear about it!

Thank you Tonya for sharing these wonderful tips with us!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hunger Games File

Are you a Fan?
Well a Creative Cutter Room friend Jessica from Chick-n-Scrap is a fan and she used my FREE Cut File to create a really fabulous cup.  Click on her website name and check out her awesome project.
The cut file is still available in the Creative Cutter Room Shop.....just click on the tab in the Navigation bar above and check out what we have.
Remember if you don't have a Silhouette Cameo yet then use my coupon code CAM30 to get $30.00 of the purchase price.  I will also throw in an additional $10.00 gift card to the Silhouette Store(this is in addition to the $10 gift card already included with purchase) for the next 10 people that buy a Cameo.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Momenta Card

Happy Saturday Everyone!
This card is made using some wonderful Momenta product.
Don't you  just love the puffy Momenta Bug & Leaf Sticker.
I used the Kaleidoscope Paper Collection
Chipboard letter from stash
Hand dyed crinkle ribbon 
Lavender Twine from Twinery
and some stitching on my machine.
I know many of us are out in the garden now that the weather has started to warm this is my way of reminding us that 
Bugs can be crafting anyways!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bunny Challenge Winner

Thank you to all those that participated in our Bunny Challenge we had record numbers of participants and it makes us in the Creative Cutter Room so happy and excited!!
Thanks toy our wonderful enthusiasm and support of this website we are able to get more wonderful Sponsors and are excited for the upcoming few months.
We have some wonderful Prizes lined up for our future challenges from 
So keep sharing your creativity with us!
So now for the WINNER.....chosen by is.....
Use the contact me form above on the Navigation Bar to send me your snail mail and don't forget to put this blinkie on your site.
Creative Cutter Design Time Thursday Winner
(The code is on the sidebar)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Design Time Thursday: April Showers Challenge!

This is my April Showers Card made for my Friend Joyce!
Linking this project to:
used clouds from Create a Critter on the inside of card.
Video posted below with the details.
Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We saw such sweet and adorable Easter and Bunny projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!
Challenge and Theme:
April Showers bring May flowers! Incorporate rain, puddles, clouds and or flowers  and must include a BOW made of ribbon.
The CCR Design Team will be showcasing the Creative Cutter Room Bow maker!
If you have troubles making bows, big or little here is the solution!
 You can check out Cathie's Video HERE and see this Bow Maker in action! 
Each design team member used the Bow Maker to make their bows!
Compact and easy to use! 
You can check out the CCR Shop HERE! It is only $8.00!

** Guest Designer opportunity**
Would you like to be a Guest Designer with the Creative Cutter Room? Send us your project using the Bow Maker and we may feature it on the CCR!! 
 Use the Contact tab above! 
Some Inspiration from the team:


We also have some special guest designers!



Please stop by their sites and say Hello! 

Submit your NEW project for a chance to win a prize! 
Your very own BOW MAKER!!

Challenge Starts today April 19 and runs until May 2, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the
Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking
You have until May 2, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rockin' Robin File Update

The initial Rockin' Robin Cameo Cut File that I created was a simple outline of the entire bird image so that you could Color and then Print & Cut.
I have been asked to create a file with the pieces colored & grouped by color so that you can Piece the Image I used to create the Gift topper I made.  I have now created a new file that will allow you do to this so if you would like to receive this file simply go to my Store and get the Cut File again or email me and I will send you the direct link.
I am so glad so many of you want to give this cut file a try!
I will be creating future cut files for the Cameo for sale in my store at low low prices so be sure and check back Monthly for the Cut of the Month.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Talk Time Tuesday & Winners

Hope everyone is having a Splendid Day!
I am sharing this card I made using the following products:
 6x6 Graceful Paper Pad from Echo Park.
White Seam Binding Ribbon from my Stash
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Recollections embellishment pearls
Rose & Sentiment from Dear Lizzy stamp set by American Crafts.
I am entering this card into Die Cuttin' Diva's Garden Challenge
I have a short video below sharing my acrylic stamp set storage system that I hope will be helpful to some.
I have a winner for the Rockin' Robin Blog Hop Cricut Cartridge
she wrote:
OMG!What an AMAZING Project!!!Very talented!!!!Love the colors and all details.TFS.New Follower and so Happy!
Please use the Contact Me Form above to send me your Snail Mail address so I can send out your Animal Themed Cricut Cartridge.
The winner of the bird stamp is....
Connie Wonderful gift idea. Love the cut file you used. Absolutley darling! I'm a new follower! Thanks!

Again Congratulations... please use the contact form to send me your snail mail address as well.
Be sure and stop by the Made Especially For You's site to see the other winners of this Hop!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Rockin' Robin Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monthly Combined DT Hop hosted by 
 The outstanding talent of the Creative Cutter Room and Made specially 4 You have joined together to bring you projects with a Rockin' Robin Theme.
The spotlight goes first to our Grand-Prize Sponsors...

A $25 Gift Certificate to Paper Piecings by Nikki online store.
A $10 Gift Certificate to the NEW  Ginger Snap Scraps online store.
~An Animal Themed Cricut Cartridge~
Cricut Cartridge from us the Creative Cutter Room
 Rules for Grand-Prizes 
1. You MUST comment on every stop of the hop.
2. You will have until Sunday, April 15th to hop & comment.
3. Check back Here & Made Especially 4 You  on Tuesday, April 17th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator chose as winners.
Home Decor piece featuring one of my Cameo Cut Files available for a FREE in my SHOP this month.
Here is a close up of these adorable birds.  They are just hanging out and singing their merry tunes.
Had to also use my Cricut to create this wonderful Rosette from the 
Ribbons & Rosette Cartridge available in my Shop for only $35.00
Pg. 48 button #28 created 6 pieces at 2 1/2"
Here is a look at the bucket filled with yummy Chocolate Kisses & I created a small gift card with more paper from the Fancy Pants 6x6 Summer's End Stack & some Trendy Twine.

Here's a closeup.
I stamped some fun sentiments on my paper banner from Scrappy Moms & G Studios.
I will also give an additional prize to one random person that leaves a comment on this site.

It's time to get hopping and see some other fabulous projects. Remember the Grand-Prize rules ;0)

Here is my video giving you some details about creating my Home Decor project.