Category Archives: Crafts

Christmas Craft: Fireplace

A few weeks ago Daniel decided to make his “fireplace” for the Christmas season. If you were reading my blog the last few years, he made one a while ago, back when we were living in Florida. A smaller one though. Both were 3D too.

I was really thrilled with this one, it is nice and big!! I love watching him create anything, it is fun. There was no room for our moving Santa near the Christmas tree this year so he is hanging out near our fireplace.

Unfortunately there was no place to “hang” our stockings on this fireplace but I do like our stand and I love it near the fireplace.

My sister, for years has been making fake fireplaces, ones that are flat up against the wall but very detailed and nice, those are great for spaces that you don’t have the room to do a 3D one! So, do you or have you in the past, made a fireplace? Do you have a real one in your home?

Merry Christmas!


Beachy Handmade Birthday Card

I just finished this beach themed Birthday card today. It is for my brother-in-law who’s special day is on the 23rd of this month. To make this card I used my Cricut Expression machine. The cartridges I used were: Stretch Your Imagination, Paper Pups, Celebrations. I also used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge & Cricut Design Studio for “Ronald”. Eyelets were used to keep the layers together. It is hard to tell but some of the items are slightly “lifted” from the card using 3D Dots. I used a stamp on the backside on a tag that says “Handmade By”.


Cricut Cartridges

I have written a post before on owning the Cricut Expression, which I LOVE! It is the best scrapbooking, card making tool I have ever used. If you don’t have one, save some money & get it, get it on sale though.

I honestly did not think I’d have as many cartridges as I do have, at this point. If you know nothing about the cartridges, do know that they are a bit pricey but if you hold off until a sale at Michael’s or Joann’s or even A.C. Moore, you can get them at a great price.

I want to share my list of cartridges I have so far & I’d like for you to tell me which ones you own, also.

Accent Essentials
Paper Doll Dress Up
My Community
Printing 101
My World
Disney-Happily Ever After
Disney-Dreams Come True
Disney-Tinker Bell & Friends
Stone Script Solutions
Joys Of The Season
Stretch Your Imagination
Plantin Schoolbook
Paper Pups
Animal Kingdom
All of these are great and all serve different purposes. However, there are always more cartridges coming out that I want, or ones that are out but that I can’t get just yet.

So tell me which cartridges are your favorite?