Sunday, June 17, 2018

It's Father's Day!

It's Father's Day and I have four Father's Day
projects to share with you.

Cuddly Cute Designs has many Father's Day files.
Type in the word Father in the search this site search bar.

The first project I made is one using two files,
I added dimension with 3D foam squares and inked the edges.
I used a lily pad pound background paper for the added touch.

The next project I made is one using two files,
The background paper is an older paper from Imaginations that I had in my stash.

I used the Jedi Father's Day Title to make a shaped card. I achieved this by using the png file sized to match the pieces, duplicated, flipped, and welded the two pieces together then folded in half using a scoring line. Cuddly Cute Designs have endless ways of using them.

My last project could be used for many occasions and people.
It is a gift card holder in the shape of the fishing vest.
The file is Fishing Vest.

I hope you had a marvelous Father's Day no matter 
what you did.

Thanks for checking these fun projects out.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Home of the Lynx 2019

Thanks for joining me on my
new adventure of a Cuddly Cute Designs design team 

Today I have a cute graduation theme layout.
My youngest son will be from high school
next year.
The school's mascot is the Lynx.
Cuddly Cute Designs does not have a lynx
cut file but they have many cute files.

To get a lynx to put on the layout I used
To get the lynx, I left of the tail, changed the color,
and added whiskers. 

I used the Grad Cuties for the graduates.
I used Cricut Design Space to create the year
and "Home of the Lynx" words.

Image result for lynx

Sunday, June 3, 2018

New Design Team

I have joined a new design team.
I am no longer designing for Kadoodle Bug Designs.
Don't get me wrong, I still love Kadoodle Bug Designs.
I just decided that it was time for a change.

I am now designing for Cuddly Cut Designs.

The store is 

Thanks for your continued support.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Shoptastic Cuties - Strawberry Cutie

How about a fresh strawberry sweetie to refresh 
your smile.
Can't help but smile when looking at this cutie.

to create this fun layout with strawberry paper from DCWV
The Snack Pack.
The strawberry paper is some red foil paper in my stash.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Strawberry bears

Have you got your strawberries planted?
We love strawberries in our house. 
These cute little bears make
strawberries that much better.

I used three different files:

Enjoy those strawberries!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Roasting S'mores Skunks

With warm weather comes camping and
roasting S'mores.

Today I have a layout using the cut file 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Buzzy Bee Kids

With Spring comes bees!
Without bees, we could not have flowers and 
fresh fruits and vegetables.

Today I made a layout using the Buzzy Bee Kids cut file.
I used holographic foil for their wings. 
For the photo mats, I used an embossing folder of honeycomb.
For their tiny eyes, I used Googly eyes.

Happy Spring!  

Monday, April 30, 2018

It's a Magical Birthday

It's a Party!

A magical birthday party needs magical invitations 
and matching a magical birthday card.

I used two files: PG Magical Unicake and

Just a little glitter to give it some sparkle.

(The words and extra balloons are from Cricut Design space.)

Hope you have magical days in your future.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cutie KaToodles - Late Spring Bee on a gift bag

Today I have made a cute sleeping bee and 
attached it to a gift bag to give a baby gift in.

The file I used is 

The file for the gift bag is a free file from Dreaming Tree
You can size them to whatever size you want them using your cutting
software program. I admit, my bee is a bit big but he is so cute.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Cutie KaToodles - Springtime Donkey

Could it be true?
I hope it is!

Welcome, Springtime!

I made a sign to welcome Springtime using the file
I am so happy to see some spring temperatures.
I can't wait to sit outside and enjoy nature.

I added a heart brad to attach the tail to the donkey and some
glitter to the words.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cutie KaToodles - Santa Elf Tags

SOOOOOO many fun files!
The possibilities are endless.

Today I have 2 Christmas tags. The file,
Cutie KaToodles - Santa Elf Tags, is
already made into tags but
most of Kadoodle Bug Files could
be made into tags by adding a
circle to a part of the piece.

Let's not forget those cute Googly Eyes.
They come in so many shapes and colors now.
Add some ribbon and you've got yourself a
cute tag.

Monday, April 16, 2018

With My Little Eyes and Cutie KaToodles Little Detective Bears combo

It is time for a party!!!

Any birthdays coming up?
I have the cutes layout/party invite/birthday card
set for you using two files from Kadoodle Bug Design. The 
files are With My Little Eyes and

Using bright colored paper, glue, marker, and glitter these little bears and puppies came to life.

Some of the pieces could even be used in a bigger size to 
decorate your detective themed party.

To make the border on the layout, I ungrouped everything, grouped just the paws on the file, changed them from cute to draw and center them on a rectangle. I then colored them in with black marker.

Have trouble with tiny pieces but still want the writing on a piece?
No problem. Ungroup everything, regroup the words, attach to the piece you want them printed on and there you have it. 

Have fun creating your birthday layouts and cards!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Christmas Dragons

Is it spring where you live?
I am not sure if it is here or not.
Our weather changes faster than you can
pick a jacket and get out the door.

I have some cute Christmas Dragons to share today.
They could be layout elements, tags on presents, 
or any other other things you can think of.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Pirate Puppies

These cute Pirate Puppies may not be 
Jack Sparrow but they are pretty cute.

I fell in love with them right away.

The talent of Melissa Deuss of Kadoodle Bug Designs
is amazing. She is always creating awesome files.

Adventure awaits you in your craft room!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Playing In The Rain

It's April!
April showers bring May flowers!

Most children love to run and splash in puddles of
water despite getting their clothes wet and muddy.
Rather or not the pretty church or school clothes
become stained, the children love it (as parents
we may not). 
The joy on their faces and the giggles that they
share are priceless.

Today I have a layout to save and share those priceless

I used the files Cutie KaToodles - Playing In The Rain and 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Cute and Toothless and Tooth Fairy Cutie

A milestone in every child's life:

We get excited when they come in
and it's a big deal when the 
baby teeth come out.
There is even a song about wanting
the two front teeth for Christmas.

Let's not forget the tooth fairy.

I have a cute layout for you for those teeth that children put under
their pillows in hopes that the tooth fairy will soon 
replace them with treasure.

I used two different files for this layout:
I added a teeth border from Cricut Design Space. You
could create your own by duplicating one of the teeth in the file,
multiple times and then welding them together.
I also added a tiny envelope from Cricut Design Space 
that a tooth might be put in.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Shoptastic Cuties - Jelly Bean Jar Cutie

It's a treat to be with you to share a cute layout for favorite pictures.

I used the file: Shoptastic Cuties - Jelly Bean Jar Cutie.

This file could be used for many things.
I added lace to the lid for added an embellishment.

What will you make with it?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hiding Eggs Bunny

Let's get a layout ready for those
cute Egg Hunt pictures.

I used the file 

I just love the expressions the Melissa Deuss, from
Kadoodle Bug Designs puts on her creations. 
Just a little ink on the edges, white gel pen for the dots, and chalk for the cheeks and they come to life.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jumpin Jelly Beans It's Easter!

It's true! The Easter Bunny is just around the corner.
(Hopefully, spring is too.)

Today I have some added fun to share.

I used the file Jumpin Jelly Beans.

I created a shaker tag and a layout with this file. 

First, the shaker tag. It was so fun to create and here
is how I did that:

Ungroup all of the pieces.
In the cute, you find a piece for the white pack of the jar. Duplicate three times. One is for the acetate cover and the other two to
create the border that holds the things inside the shaker.
Set aside the piece for the acetate and change its color so that is
will cut as a different piece from the rest of them.
With the other duplicate, decrease its size so when it is on top of the of the other piece there is a small border when it is cut (sliced) out of the other.

Duplicate this piece as many times as you want to hold its pieces,
I used the jelly beans and some beans that coordinate with the beans. I think I used about 16 pieces cut out of cardstock. You could also use chipboard to make the border. If you use cardstock, glue them one on top of the other.

Glue them on top of the original piece of the jar. 
Put in your contents of the jar,
Glue the acetate on top of that.
Add one more piece of the border on top of there acetate
to finish it off.
I added a piece of lace on the jar lid to embellish it up a bit.
I then added it to a tag shape. You could use it however you chose. I
though it would be cute to attach to an Easter basket.

With the other pieces of the file, I used them in a cute layout for those
special Easter pictures.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shoptastic Cuties - Cool Bean Cuties

When I think "cool" beans, my mind goes to
the Fonz, Henry Winkler, on Happy Days.

Image result for happy days

A new cute file from Kadoodle Bug Designs called

So bright and cheerful! They could
brighten up anyone's day on a card.

Here I have used them in a layout of our lab that loved to wear
sunglasses. Silly boy!

How will you use them?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter Egg Painter

Easter Egg Painter can be found here: I added my own background. It is not part of the digi stamp.

Cutie KaToodles - Lucky Clover Bear

Created some cuteness for the 

Kadoodle Bug Designs host a weekly
challenge on their fan page. 

This week the challenge was
an Anything Goes St. Patty's Day challenge.

I used this week's free file of

I hope that you will join us each week for the
challenges. It is so fun to see what everyone makes. 
Check out the link above for details.

Shoptastic Cuties - Lucky You Cuties

I hope you are all having a good lucky day.
I made some cute cut pieces that would be darling
in a pot of flowers and or clovers.

All you would need to do is stick them on a stick and then
into your pot of flowers. 

May the luck of the Irish be with you!!!

Shoptastic Cuties - One Smart Cookie

Do you know any "Smart Cookies"
Remember their accomplishments with this cute layout using

There are so many different things that you can do with this file.

Shoptastic Cuties - One Smart Cookie
I used just the cookie in this layout.
I cut the glasses 6 times and glued them
together to make them thick.
Then I gut one more out of Glitter cardstock to make
the sparkle.
I also used 3D foam squares to give it some
dimension. The edges are inked as well.

I pledge myself to uphold
The high purposes of the National Honor Society
to which I have been selected;
I will be true to the principles for which it stands;
I will be loyal to my school.
And will maintain and encourage
High standards of scholarship, service, leadership
and character.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Chunky Grad Kids mini album

As promised, here is my mini album for 

I used the file 
Chunky Grad Kids and rectangles from my design program (Cricut Design Space).

This project takes a good amount of playing with the files
but is easy once you know how to do it. I will
do my best to explain how to do this. 
Once you know how you can use this technique to
create many other mini albums if you would like to.

  1.  Load the KBD file into your design space.
  2. When you load the print then cut, make sure you make it so it does print the cut. This is an important step in this file. Some of KBD files do not have a base file so you have to use the print then cut to make one.
  3. You will need to duplicate the colored print then cut image and make it so it just cuts and not print then cut (unless you want to use the print then cut).
  4. Duplicate the base pieces. You will then need to regroup the file so that you can size everything to the right size to fit onto the shaped album pages.
  5. Size the file so that the base piece is about 6 inches. You will need to use the grids in your design space and enlarge the file until the base is 6 inches. Everything must get bigger proportionately or they will not layer. This is why everything must be regrouped to enlarge them. You can use whatever size you want. I chose 6 inches.
  6. To do the numbers with this file, You will need to ungroup the file with the numbers 2 times to separate the numbers.
  7. You will then need to use an inserted shape to slice them from the file so that you have individual numbers and not need to cut them all. 
  8. Size the numbers the way that you sized the base pieces. 
  9. Once everything is enlarged, bring in some squares that you will make into different sized rectangles for the pages of the album.
  10. Make the size of the rectangles that I used to the size you want so that the pieced image you will add is showing as much as you want it to. I like them so they all show most of the image. However, I do not have any of the large 12x24 inch paper. When you make them that big, you will need larger paper than 12x12 inches.
11. Align the base shapes to the bottoms of the rectangles. 
12. The base shape should overlap the rectangle when you weld it. 13. Weld the base shape and the rectangle together.

 14. Embellish and assemble the pieced shapes (the kids and numbers).
 15. Glue on top of the page where the shape was welded on.
 16. Decorate the album the way you want it.
 17. Add pictures.
 18. Give to the recipient and watch their excitement.

Accordion spine
I put an accordion spine hinge in my mini album. There are many ways of doing it. You can look on YouTube for videos on how to make it. It really isn't hard.