Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome to the 12 Days of Cricut Christmas blog party!

In the spirit of gift giving, I would like to share with everyone some creative ways to use the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.  I am absolutely addicted to Pinterest and it has inspired me to tackle many items that have been hanging around on my "To Do" list! (some of us call it our "Bucket List"!)

One of the items on my list was to learn how to do some basic wood working.  When I was teaching in NYS, we had wood shop and I never had the time to learn how to use all of those noisy tools!  So here are a few pics of me operating the circular saw ( I was really nervous...)

Step #1 - Cutting the wood......

But I felt a real sense of accomplishment in cutting these blocks from an old 2 x 4"!

Step #2 - Sanding and filling in the holes....
Step #3 - Painting the blocks 
Step #4 Decorating the blocks

X7146 Wonderland paper pack - cut paper  3" x 3.5", 3" x 5" and 3 x 6.5" (2x)
Z1468 Topcoats Icing Overlays
AP cartridge - ... all 1 3/4" 
CTMH Glitterstack - retired ( I finally opened it and used it!)
M.S. Glittering Glue
Plastic snowflake buttons
Vinyl Lettering - check back tomorrow for a 'how-to' cut vinyl with the Cricut
Here is the Cricut Craft Room file- you can download the free site here.

Don't forget you can always shop with me at   Purchase the Z1686 Cricut Cartridge for $99.00 and receive the  December SOTM - S1112"Mad About You" for only $5.00 - you can see the LOVE blocks here.



Jamiecrafts said...

these are so cute, great job!

Mike, Karen and Josh said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. (Glad you didn't hurt yourself with one of those "noisy tools".)

Merry Christmas!

Paige Dolecki said...

Love both of your block projects! I haven't been brave enough to go for my husband's power tools yet but you are making me want to try!


Lalia said...

love it! that something I want to do but just haven't went out and set up the saw horses yet.

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for popping in to say Hello this morning! I always get tickled when someone new stops by! I have had a great morning browsing your blogs. Of course, being a woodworker too, this post caught my eye! Love your project! ♥ Sue Kment