Friday, September 30, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Blog Hop

Welcome crafty friends. If you came from Holly's fantastic  blog then you are on the right track. If you are one of my 41 followers  and happened upon this hop you will want to start at the beginning so you don't miss out on all of the wonderful creations and goodies! All weekend, My Cricut Craftroom is showcasing over 100 different Cricut Cartridges.

My Projects are from five different cartridges. These are Heritage, song bird, beyond birthday bash,from my kitchen, picturesque.

I made the Butterfly from the Cricut Cartridge Picturesque. I use pop- a-dots to pop the butterfly up.  I used the I-top (22 mm) topper punch to decorate the top of that hat. 
Here is the supplies to make this cute Beanie. 


  • One 5" circle out of solid card stock
  • One 2-1/2" semi-circle out of patterned paper
  • One 5-1/8" x 1-5/8" strip of solid card stock
  • One 5-1/8" x 7/8" strip of patterned paper
  • Paper Cutter
  • Crop-a-Dile™
  • Circle Scissors Plus, or any other tool that allows you to cut a 5” circle
  • Edge Punch
  • iTop Punch, or a circle punch and you can make the notches with scissors
  • White Gel Pen
  • One Brad
  • One Eyelet
  • Bow
  • Double Sided Tape, 1/4" and 1/2" width
  • Additional card stock for pom-pom


Step 1
Cut the 5" Circle in half so that you are left with two 2-1/2" semi-circles.

Step 2
Adhere the 2-1/2" semi-circle patterned paper to one of the 2-1/2" solid card stock semi-circles and set it aside.

Step 3
Use a border edge punch on one of the long sides of the 5-1/8" x 1-5/8" strip of solid card stock

Step 4
and add some dashes using the white gel pen.
Step 5
Add a strip of 1/2" double sided tape to the 5-1/8" x 7/8" strip of patterned paper and adhere it to the strip you just added the dashes to.

Step 6
Turn it over, and add a strip of 1/4" double sided tape as close to the punched edge as possible.

Step 7
Attach the non-decorated 2-1/2" semi-circle (the one without the patterned paper) to the strip.
Insert the decorated semi-circle in between the strip and the non-decorated semi-circle. Turn the project over so that you’re able to center the semi-circles.

Hint:The front semi-circle will be taller than he one in the back.

Step 8
Holding the strip and semi-circles in your left hand, insert the Crop-a-Dile™ in between the semi-circles and punch a hole.

Do not punch a hole through the semi-circle in the back, so make sure you place the Crop-a-Dile;& correctly.
Insert an eyelet, set it, and adda butterfly on top of the eyelet with double-sided tape. Set it aside to work on the pom-pom.

Step 9

Punch a notched circle using the iTop™ punch, fold it in half and then in half again.
Step 10
Through all those layers punch a hold using the Crop-a-Dile™. Insert a brad and set it aside.

Step 11
Punch a hole in the middle of the front semi-circle and insert the brad and pom-pom. Open the front semi-circle of the beanie and insert your gift card. With that, you are done!


Envelope Album

For the Bird in the Cage and on the Organizer Tabs I used the Song Bird Cartridge
Box and Envelope Card Set

The tree that I made on the Box was from the Heritage Cartridge

Surprise Message Card


Step 1
Cut a piece of plain card stock for your base at 4 1/4 ' x 5 1/2'

Step 2
 Cut your plain cardstock ( I chose Brown) at 1/4'x 3

Step 3
Cut a piece of designer paper( I chose Lifes Journey by Recollection) at 4 1/4'x 3 1/2 '

Step 4
Place adhesive on the bottom of the designer paper and on the sides( NOTE- Do not put adhesive on the top because that's the pocket to keep your card lid down and keep your message hidden.

Step 5
Cut a piece of ribbon at 16' and place it on your 1/4'x 3 1/2'

Step 6
Cut or Stamp your message on the upper right side of the card

Step 7
use a brad 5/16'

Step 8
Take a paper Piercer and Pierce all of the cardstock and place your brad

Step 9
Then your card is made

I used the Beyond Birthday Cartridge for the letters I Love you. I love this cart.

Dimond Fold Card

The cheese and the Font was from using from my kitchen. Pretty Cheesy!( Giggle) I know I put a smile on your face.

Well I hope you all enjoyed my projects. Please leave me some love.
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Mad Crafter said...

Melissa, you totally outdid yourself!!! These projects ROCK!!! I love this post:) I would have never guessed that the beanie is really a gift card holder:) So cute and so creative. Great job!!!!

Josie0602 said...

Lots of wonderful projects were really busy!! Just added myself as a new follower. Congrats on your recent marriage to Erica's brother!!

Yvette said...

You were very busy! All of your creations are awesome as always!

Crafty and Green said...

Wow! You were very busy, Melissa!! Great Projects!! Really enjoyed all of them! TFS!! Glad to be hopping with you lady!

Many Blessings,

Connie Layman said...

Melissa , I love how you always take your cards a few steps further...the beanie is just adorable and the card set blew me away. I'll be coming back to check it out again! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing!

the purple muse said...

Super cute projects! Thanks for sharing. Love the beanie card!

~Tammy S

sherry said...

I Love card holders...thanks for the ideas

Anonymous said...

great projects, the beanie card holder is my favorite!

Liz said...

wow that beanie hat is phenomenal..definitely going to try that! all your projects are great !!!

Maria (scrap4nat) said...

Amazing projects!!! Love them all! The beanie card holder is soooo creative!

Rosa said...

Everything is so lovely and elegant. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm a follower now

Anonymous said...

Cheesy? I think not! ;o) wonderful projects all, so out of the box! I enjoy following all your creations, TFS

Tanya said... have really out-done yourself for this hop! So many fabulous projects. Love them all, but I think that Beanie card holder is just precious! Great job on today's hop!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You projects are amazing!!! :)

Honeybearz Designs said...

Can you say wow you were a busy lady! Beautiful projects. Thank you so much for sharing.

mjblahnik56 said...

I am a new follower. Wow all your projects are awesome and thanks for giving all the directions.TFS

Holly said...

All of your projects are so cute. I love love love the beanie gift card holder and how it opens. AMAZING!


hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Wow what great projects!!! you are very talented!!! TFS and the great directions!!!

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

katieo said...

You really made some creative projects and your directions are wonderfuyl. Thanks for sharing

Ashley Nicole said...

All of your projects are awesome. Very creative.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

gshrader said...

Awesome projects! Thanks for sharing all the detailed instructions. Love the little beanie gift card holder card! Thanks for sharing

mamawcindy said...

WOW! You went above and beyond! Love everyone of your projects. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Laurie said...

OMG that beanie gift card is such a cute idea, love it! Great job on all your projects!

Angela H said...

WOW! That's about all I can say. Awesome projects! TFS!

TuttleTime said...

Wow...You were a busy crafter. I just love the gift card holder and the colors you chose for the all the projects. I also love the richness of the hidden message card. This has been a great hop...In the words of the Kung Fu Panda, "I am about to go blind from all the awesomeness!" LOL

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Wow! Someone has been busy!! Great projects Melissa! :)

♥ Laura ♥

tremblayfam said...

great step by steps, thanks for sharing!

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

I can't believe how many projects you did for todays hop. And all of them are fantastic.

Shirley said...

GREAT projects! I absolutely love the hat card holder. You have inspired me...thank you!

Tiffany said...

WOW! Those are great projects. I love the beanie gift card holder. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing!

Jenny R said...

All of the projects are great! I love the beanie gift card holder. TFS!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Melissa! So many fabulous projects! That beanie hat is adorable! I love all your projects. Thanks for giving us directions for some of them. Gotta try these.

gypsyrps said...

Adorable beanie. LOVE all the directions. Thanks much!

shersl84bed said...

Fun projects. Love that gift card holder.

Smiles Sher

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the little cap GC holder. I made a couple but they weren't girly and cute like yours!
The mini albums and cards are all so lovely. I really like the hidden message card. Clever idea!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Great projects. Thanks for the directions.
I am follower 50.

KAT said...

great job melissa. you had me at the beane cap!

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

Nice projects!


Suzys Crafts said...

I always love all the different cards you make. They are so cool! TFS

Luanne said...

All your projects are great! love the beany cap card holder.


Anonymous said...

I love how you give explicit directions! Thanks! Makes it easy to duplicate!

Michelef4 said...

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing
talents with us!
Hugs, Michele

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Awesome projects and i love that gift card holder sooo adorable!

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