Sunday, November 29, 2009

Twist Top Box

I saw this box at and decided to make a cut file.  There was a lot of scoring and I'm a lazy crafter, so the file does the work for me.  It's done with plantin schoolbook. It is tricky getting it to close the first couple of times, but then it gets easier.  There are two sizes in the file.  I filled the larger one with lottery tickets for my brother-in-law.
cut file link


Photo Coasters

Here are the photo coasters I made for my sister-in-law for Christmas.  We celebrated Christmas with her family this past week, as they were home for Thanksgiving but won't be for Christmas. :0(  Aren't my niece & nephew adorable?!!!!


Thursday, November 26, 2009


I just wanted to wish everyone a verry happy Thanksgiving.  I know I am blessed beyond measure, and sometimes I lose sight of that.  Today is a great day for me to really count my many, many  blessings!!!  Have a great day everyone.  I do have a few projects to post-but we are having christmas with visiting family tomorrow, and I don't want to post pictures before I give the gifts!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All hearts come home file has been removed

I just received notification from 4shared that this file is breaking their terms of use policy and contains illegal information.  Apparently the file is from simply said llc, and they have filed a complaint.  I want to apologize to them-I had no idea it was their file.  I got it from someone else, and when they received too many e-mail requests they asked me to post a link.  I would not have done it had I known there were copyright issues.  Once again, I apologize to all involved.

Monday, November 23, 2009

My Son's hard hat!!!!

This is the hard hat he got when he worked on Extreme Makeover Home Edition.  It was plain white.  He started asking me questions about what I could cut with vinyl.  The next thing I know he is showing me logos on the computer and asking me if the cricut could cut them.  We used scal to do it.  I told him all these companys should be paying him for the free advertising.  I found the whole thing very funny.  He said the guys at work are jealous!!! Oh, and his name isn't Skip-that's just what they call him. He's one of the youngest guys with the company.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Cake in a Box-Video

I like this better than the first one I did.  The video was too long so I had to split it-sorry!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Explosion Box gift card holders

I thought of doing these while I was doing  the cake in a box.  Just another way to give gift cards. :0)
Sorry for the blurry picture.

Download link

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cake in a Box

Here is my version.  I do not like how this turned out.  It looks like a combination wedding/baby shower box, and it's for a birthday!!!!!  I do however, like the idea, and the way it comes together.  I just need to use different paper.  I didn't have much on hand, so I used what I had.  I figured I should show the flops along with the one's I like.
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Just wanted to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments you leave on my blog.  I never dreamed when I started this in August I would get so many visitors.  I love sharing my hobby with all of you, and I truely appreciate each and every comment.  Thanks again!!!!!! 

Video-opening downloaded scal (scut) files

There have been a lot of questions and confusion about opening scal(scut) files that have been downloaded.  Here is a quick video showing how I do it.  I apologize for the audio quality, I need a better microphone, but hopefully it will help.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gingerbread House Box

I know, I know, another box!  I couldn't help myself!  This is a fairly large box- about 5 1/2 x 4 x  6 1/2 tall.  I made my box with the scal 2 file, and then made the ds (george) file.  I used the ds file in the video, just to make sure it worked!   The download links are at the bottom of this post, before the video.
Click on pictures for a closer view


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

If you have questions...

If you have questions on any of my projects, please contact me through my email (under the contact me button)  it is much easier for me to answer you that way, and I don't want to miss anyone!!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Garage Door Vinyl

My Thanksgiving garage door.  I didn't get it centered very well-what else is new!!!!!   I just noticed the "sgiving" isn't done in bold like the rest-oops!!!  Guess I better fix that!!!!!  I did Merry Christmas with holly leaves last year, but that was before I started taking pics of my work.  I have a couple of ideas for Christmas, I just need to decide!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Icicle, Ornament, or Carrot Box!!!!

Melinda Ford from designed this wonderful, versatile box!  I didn't try it as a carrot yet, but I will for Easter.  Make sure you check out her blog-she has awesome files to share!                       click for larger view