Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cuddle Bug and Cuddlebug Title

It is time for some cuddling.

For my layout, I used CuddleBug Title
and CuddleBugs.
I used a lot of 3D foam squares to create a lot of dimensions.

Another cute file from Cuddly Cute Designs.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Pudgie Palz Drac and Vira

It's Fang-tastic!

I am so glad that you dropped in to see this cute card!
Drac and Vira are dressed in their finest ready to
attend a ghostly Halloween party.
The file I used was Pudgie Palz Drac and Vira.

This is a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch card.
It could be used for many things.
Let your imagination roam free!

Haunted House set

Ghostly Greetings!

For this set of projects, I used the file Haunted House.
I made a set of elements to put on
a scrapbook page or two or put on a storyboard and some cards.
For the elements, I made the pieces quite large.
I used a brick pattern for the house that I
brought into Cricut Design Space and
did a print and cut for the two
pieces that make up the front side of the house.

For the cards, I used the pngs in Cricut Design Space 
as print then cuts. I wanted to make my cards to be 
5 1/2  x 4 1/4 inches and I knew I would not be
able to handle all the tiny pieces 
(even though the Cricut Explore could).
The pngs allowed me to make them small enough to fit on
the small cards.
Don't forget that Cuddly Cute Design's files have pngs and other types of files as well as the svg files.

Calendar Bears October

Over the next year, once a month, I 
will be sharing parts of a wonderful set
of files from Cuddly Cute Designs.
This set is called Calander Bears.

This month comes from Calendar Bears October - December.
I enlarged the file so that the piece would end up
being about 11 inches wide.

Some lucky teacher will be getting this set of calendar toppers
to use in her classroom.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Halloween Tokens

For this project, I used a file called, 

I enlarged the file so that I could make them about
11 inches. I will use them for Halloween

Since I prefer things with dimension over
flat, I used 3D Foam Squares and curled
some of the parts like the bat wings, spider legs, and 
the purple banner on the ghost.

A Spooking we will go

With a son with a birthday on Halloween, it
is never too late to start preparing Halloween memories.
He gets to have the largest birthday celebration every year.
A lot of people celebrate Halloween.
For these layouts, I used the files, Zombie Cuties, Spooky Graveyard,

Check out all the darling Halloween files at Cuddly Cute Designs.

Calander Bears September

Over the next year, once a month, I 
will be sharing parts of a wonderful set
of files from Cuddly Cute Designs.
This set is called Calander Bears.

This month comes from Calendar Bears July-August-September.

I enlarged the file so that the piece would end up
being about 11 inches wide.

Some lucky teacher will be getting this set of calendar toppers
to use in her classroom.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Piles of Smiles Boy

With Fall fast approaching, Mother Nature
is changing her pallet of colors.

For this project, is used the file

I duplicated and enlarged all of the leaves (about 50
I think). I covered an 11 x 11 inch of chipboard 
(reason for 11 and not 12 inch is so that if I don't get
the 12 x 12-inch paper lined up perfect, I can trim the edges
to make it look perfect)
with a fall colored paper and glued it to the chipboard
and made an envelope with 3 pieces of 3 x 11 inch
cardstock scored every 3/4 inch.
The large leaves are placed in a small box near the
envelope with a pencil.
Throughout time, people can write
positive thoughts or compliments for one another
that can later be read together at
a designated time.

Seashell Girl with Seashell title

Are you a beach lover with beach memories?
Check out this cute file, Seashells - Girl and title.
Also, along with the beach them, I have used 
I'm Beached for a bit of 
whimsical charm.

The background paper is from one of DCWV's pads.

Two more cute learning games

The first is "Pin the Trunk to the Elephant."
I used the file, Pudgie Palz - Elephant to
create it.
I enlarged the pieces as big as I could and still fit on the mat.
I then duplicated the trunk 9 more ties and
cut each one out of a different color of
heavy cardstock.
The teacher or parent can adapt the game to fit their need.

For the second game, I used the file,
Within the Cuddly Cute Designs, the main characters
are usually the complete character so the
can be used in more than the way
is showed in the sample picture showed in the file.
I duplicated the worms, made them smaller, and put them in as decorations on the game board. I also
duplicated the apple and used it
as placeholders on the game board.
This game is also adaptable.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

CutieKins are "fall"ing all around us!

I was in the mood for a different "cooler" season when
I designed these 3 layouts.
I used CutieKins - Fall, CutieKins - Indians, and CutieKins - Thanksgiving in designing these layouts.
They were so much fun to make.

Can't wait to see what you make!

Career Cuties - Firemen

There are soooo many fires burning in our states right now.
I think our state is finally down to 5. One is not
expected to be contained until September and has
been earning for 2 weeks or so.

My projects for this week are in honor of those firefighters
that are risking their lives for us every day.
One of our dear firefighters in Utah, Chief Burchett,
volunteered to go and help firefighters in California.
While on the line, Chief Burchett lost his life.

I have used the file Career Cuties - Firefighters to
create a card and a layout honoring
Chief Burchett and other firefighters for
their service and sacrifice.

(The large hat with Chief Burchett's name on it that I put on the card came from an SVG found on Google.)

Fire Puppy Pal

Do you have a loved one that is a firefighter?
a retired fireman?

My father in law retired from firefighting in the
California area.
The file Fire Puppy Pal makes a cute page to honor
that wonderful firefighter.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Teaching aids from Cuddly Cute Designs

I'm excited to share some fun teaching aids that I made
using files from Cuddly Cute Designs.

I used to be a public school teacher and I miss the
experiences that teaching has.
A dear friend of mine asked if I could help make
some teaching aids for her classroom.
My thoughts went right to Cuddly Cute Designs.

The files I used were:

For the first aid, she wanted a
person that she could cover half of so only one
side. She will have an outline of the
person on the rectangle to illustrate it.
The concept is that we cannot
see the whole person. We have to look
farther to see the whole person.
This will be done with the girl and
sea turtle as well.

How clever is she!

The next aid is a game using the Love You Tons
file. I also added some extra hearts for
spots on the board to advance through the game. The idea
is to get the baby and mother elephant
together by answering the concepts
In this picture, I created hearts with
 first grade Dolch sight words.
The board would be able to be used for any concept
by just using different concepts for the hearts.
Little placeholders will be used to mark the spots
as they work through the game.

I made the board using chipboard and
using in a spray adhesive to adhere the
background paper to the chipboard. An inch
spine was added to the middle so the game board
could be closed for storing.

Have a great beginning of your 2018-2019 school

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Zoo Book

I have an awesome book project for you today.

The files I used are:
and various images from Cricut Design Space
to complete the book.

The pages are 6 x 12 inches with 5 x 11 inches
patterned paper mats.
I added buttons, ribbons, and flowers to bling it up.

I had a lot of fun making this book for you and hope
you enjoy it.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Western Cuties - Utah or Bust

I live in Utah. We celebrate Pioneer Day.
Pioneer Day is the anniversary of the
day the Mormon, Latter Day Saints,
entered the Salt Lake, Utah Valley.
That day was July 24, 1847.
They had walked pulling and pushing handcarts, rode on covered wagons pulled by oxen and horses, or rode on horses. Many lives were lost as they traveled from the East of the continental US and some by ship from England.

To create my layout about Pioneer Day, I used
I changed the cowboy hat on the girl to a bonnet like
those worn by the female pioneers.
I also added a covered wagon and wagon wheel borders.
I got the bonnet, covered wagon, and wagon wheels
from Cricut Design Space.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fairy Houses

I decided it was time for some fun and
created the Butterfly, Dragonfly, and Honey Bee
fairy luminary houses from Dreaming Tree.
They were really fun to create.