Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cricuteer Scrap Night!

First things first . . . the name of our blog, thanks to your votes, is now called the "Craft Room". Karol, our web developer and graphic artist did a wonderful job on the graphic design work on the Cottage's Craft Room, didn't she?! She's so good at what she does! If you have a chance, be sure to check out her online sale at Karol has alot of cute home decor items for sale!

I hope you had a wonderful week! I have definitely had a busy crafting weekend! Darn good thing I have a great and understanding husband! He even made us warm brownies with ice cream both nights! :o)

Friday night: I hosted our "Cricuteer" Scrap Night, last Friday night! We had a great time! We even had tornado warnings . . . guess it's a good thing we were already in the basement! :o) This didn't stop us though . . . we're Cricuteers . . . all for one and one for all! Swarming around the Cricut is (standing left to right) Cyndi and Jenny, (sitting left to right) Janice, Laurie, and me.

Saturday night: My sister, Theresa, came over to finish up her Holiday Magnet board! Although she LOVES cutting out with the Cricut, she absolutely HATES to adhere/glue things down. :o) This makes us a great team, since I don't mind gluing at all! Actually it goes pretty fast doing it this way! We've had alot of fun creating all the magnets for her and her family! We're going to start selling these as kits, so be sure to check back to our website for details!

Sunday afternoon: I then went to Jeri's (my Stampin' Up demonstrator) for a make & take. We made some really cute cards. I "scraplifted" the design of this card and tweaked it to use my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. Here's how you make it:
*Take a 8.5"x11" piece of paper and score it in half, both ways.
*Lay the paper good side down (in the portrait position), the side you want to show the most of.
*Cut the bottom right portion out, cutting it along the score lines (to meet @ the center score point).
*Place back on table (with bottom/right portion gone) and flip paper over. Now your empty portion should be on the bottom/left.
*Fold the bottom right corner diagonally, to meet the center score line.
*Take the top left corner and fold it 2.75", diagonally.
*Take the left part of your card and fold it to the right.
*Fold the bottom side of paper to the top.
*If you'd like to use your Cuttlebug, at this point take the piece that you cut out and run it through the Cuttlebug and the front piece of your card (with it folded - but only the little portion is needed to be run through).
*Adhere all open sides down, so your papers won't fall out.
*Decorate the front as you wish.
You're done!! See . . . it wasn't as intimidating as you thought, right??

I placed a check in the card, to show how cute it could be if you wanted to give this to a couple getting married. If you're a visual gal, then go out to and search for "double pocket card" . . . there are some great instructional videos on these cards.

I hope you have a wonderful week! Thank you for stopping by the Cottage's Craft Room!

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