Saturday, July 27, 2013

Week 4 - Christmas in July Blog Hop -- Anything goes

Hi, this is the last week of the Christmas in July Blog Hop.  I truly hope that everyone who has hoped along has enjoyed all the projects that they have seen.

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I'm going to share a couple of items that I've already posted before but I think are worth repeating.
The first one is Christmas ornaments made with the Cricut, vinyl, floor cleaner & glitter.

Well I've gotten them all glittered and a couple of the big ones done.  I'll be finishing the little ones for all the nieces and nephews on Friday.  I'm going to glass etch their first initial on them with the the year on the back. I asked them their favorites colors, thus all the repeats of colors.  Still need to buy another box of large ones, to make a married first Christmas together ornament for my 18yr old niece, who surprised us all in July by getting married at the courthouse while in Colorado without telling anyone, including her mother until it was over. Wagging finger -- "Bad, Lishy!" -- They are having a ceremony on their 1st anniversary for the family, but since this will be their first Christmas, an ornament is in order.

The large pink one is Tay's for this year and is done in pink glitter with black embossing powder to match her room.  It was my first time trying embossing and it turned out OK, but it was harder to work with than etching so I probably won't do many more that way. Rachie's is the teal one and hers will have brown embossing for her room, but I have to go get some as I have every color under the rainbow but brown.

The Cricut is for my
 Scrap Happy display (the store where I teach Cricut classes), then home to my scrap area, when I finally get one.

The red with snowflakes is also for Scrap Happy and it is made with Silhouette flocked heat transfer material and has three different snowflakes around it.  I just love how it turned out.  -- This is a link to another blog.  She does wonderful things!  This gives detailed directions on how to create the ornaments above.

This next one is more of gift idea than a Christmas item.
I created one these for my mother, my grandmother and my stepmother a few of years ago for Christmas.
Here is the original blog post:

Welcome to my blog. 

This is my first blog post, so please bear with me. I wanted to share with you the gifts that I made with my Cricut for Christmas 2009. 

I made my version of a Wordle , but made it with my Cricut and CDS (Cricut Design Studio) . The first one is a 12x24 that I created for my Grandmother who will be 85 this May and it has the word Family in the center with her name and Grandpa's surrounded by all the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's names. This was a challenge and I made the mistake of using heavy watercolor paper which I had used a metallic gold stamp pad to highlight the texture of the paper. The problem with using this paper was that it was so thick that the fine details did not cut well and of course I had welded the whole thing so it was a bear to get off the mat without tearing. I used the Stone Script font and it was just to delicate for this application but I'd already jumped in with both feet so I changed it up for the remaining ones. My beautiful daughter Rachel helped to glue it down and it is by no means perfect or straight but Grandma Bernie loved it and it is proudly hanging in her living room.

When I did the second one I used just a good heavy cardstock and of course it was smaller but I did not weld the names together in CDS and just glued them down next to each other and it turned out much better. Mom loved it, although she wasn't surprised since we had already been to Christmas at Gram's house before she got hers.

Hope you enjoy them. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Happy Scrapping,
Theresa (whose husband calls her Gracie)

PS Answering a comment: For the second one I used a heavy textured cardstock and again used the gold ink to highlight the texture (which doesn't show up very well in the photo) and then the black background cardstock is also textured and has a bit of the gold ink on. In person it is has a great depth. I am working on creating something similiar for my family that includes a little glass etching on the frame for some depth. I will post when it is finished.

I have to update Grandma's as we have added 9 great grandchildren and 3 spouses since I did this is 2009.

I hope you've enjoyed the blog hop this month and will come back on August 3rd as I will be participating in another blog hop on that day.

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Your next stop on the hop is Beth at

Happy Crafting

July 27 ~ Cricut Christmas Anything Goes {a gift, home decor, LO, etc}
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2~Sis at
3~Maria at
4~Laura at
5~Brenda at
6~ Lisa at
7~Donna at
8~ Cindy at
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10~Theresa at
11~Beth at
12~Betsy at
13~Loraine at


  1. I just love that cricut ornament! too cute~

  2. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing this idea for a timeless gift that will last for along time!!! We still have an glass ornament that my husband made when he was a kid :-)

  3. Your projects are wonderful! My goal is to make ornaments this year and I had all the materials to make them last year.

  4. Love all of the glitter ornaments! Just charming!

  5. Theresa --- floor cleaner??? Is that for the glitter to stick? They are all gorgeous! Love the Cricut one!!

    Can you tell that I've never made glittered ornaments before? LOL

    What a beautiful Family name board. An absolute treasure! TFS! :-)

    1. Ladybug, I've added a link in the post to a pdf with detailed directions. The pdf comes from another blog.

  6. so fun to see these great project once again.

  7. Great projects! They make fabulous gifts!

  8. What great projects! I've always loved the glitter ornaments and the one with the Cricut bughead is just begging to be scraplifted! :)

  9. Great projects. I'm sure your nieces/nephews will be thrilled.

  10. Love the glitter ornaments! I made these a few years ago and they are so much fun to make!

    Tracy G

  11. Your Christmas projects are GREAT! And my, your family has grown. :)

  12. These are wonderful projects. TFS.

  13. The glitter ornaments are wonderful. I haven't tried making them but I am inspired looking at yours.

  14. Your ornaments are beautiful! Big fan or Wordles also, thanks for the great ideas.

  15. Love the projects! I think I will have to make a few of them this year for my family! The word art is beautiful! TFS

  16. I love both projects but I really want to try making the glass balls. What kind of etching do you use?

  17. I love these! I want to try this out. Yours came out quite nicely!!

  18. Love your projects!! I want to try making some of the ornaments.

  19. Love the ornaments nd they make such great presents! The word art is also a great idea, think I'll try some of these. TFS


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