Friday, January 22, 2021

Winter mailbox

I got this awesome svg file from Designs By Miss M.  Mandee makes some really great stuff so be sure to look her up!  I just followed the colors she used and cut them on my Cricut.  I used glue and double-sided tape but would recommend hot glue for faster assembly.  I used Bazzill papers from JoAnn...good thing it was on sale.  This takes 5 sheets of dark red alone!  It turned out beautifully and looked great on our mantle.  Mandee even reposted it on IG account.  Thanks for looking!  April

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Fall Drama Dept Starbucks Cups

Our high school kids are trying their best to make the most out of the limits set for them.  My son is a senior and has lost the spring musical, prom, robotics and many other activities.  They decided to do a online play via Zoom called Clue:Stay Home Edition.  Usually the Drama Booster arrange some fun activities for the kids, like a headshot fundraiser and a candy gram sale (treats are donated by the parents and the audience can by snacks for specific cast members and crew - because teens like sweets more than flowers).  

I volunteered to make a treat to be dropped off on their porch on performance day.  Parents donated to help cover the cost and I ran with it.  I bought color changing Starbucks cups and used my Cricut to design decorations.  Each cup has the cast member's role, MFHS 2020, the Clue logo and their first name.  Boys were cut in a typewriter font and girls in script.  

The finished cups were filled with care instructions, two packs of cocoa, fun size m&ms, a candy cane, and candy cane spoon.  Each cup was wrapped in a cellophane bag, tied with ribbon.  The kids flipped when the found out they changed color.  Thanks for looking!  April
Professor Plum

Friday, January 15, 2021

Elf in Quartine

Because its 2020, and I really didn't want to think up 24 days of Elf mischief, I made an Elf Containment Unit so our Elf could observe but stay safely quarantined.  The container is a Jiff Peanut Butter jar.  I used Cricut Design Space to create the words and uploaded a biohazard sign and snowflakes.  It says ELF SURVEILLANCE QUARANTINE ZONE.  I added some foam snow inside to make it feel more like home.  His hat kept catching on the lid and spinning him, so it took a few tries to keep him front and center.  Last, I added some construction washi tape around the lid to warn anyone away from opening it.  Thanks for looking!  April

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Wish Big card

I love my Queen and Co Magical shaker dies but so rarely get to use them.  My sis in law loves Disney too so I knew this was the perfect card for her.  I used a base of Whisper White and layered a piece of the QandCo coordinating paper.  I cut the BIG from matching paper using the MFT Big Birthday Wishes die.  The Wish is cut from MFT Starry Night in Blueberry Bushel and white heat embossed.  The hat is also Blueberry Bushel and filled with Moon and Stars confetti I found at JoAnn in their value bin.  Last, I added some sequins and confetti Mickey heads from a mix found at Tuesday Morning.  Thanks for looking!  April

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Photographer Starbucks Cup

My son had his senior pics done by one of his classmate's mom, who is a photographer.  I wanted to say a special thank you for her willingness to deal with 2020 Covid craziness and weather limitations.  I used Raspberry Rain holographic vinyl from Styletech Craft using a template and my Cricut machine.  I also found a pretty script font and cut her name.  She was so surprised and her reaction is why I love to craft.  Thanks for looking!  April