Family Frame

I had this picture that I absolutely loved and wanted a way to show case it. So I made a frame for my mantel.


I used Recollections for the grey polka dot, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose collection for the floral paper. The rest of the paper was plain cardstock.


I love this layout and titled it Life’s Little Blessings. The colors when fabulous in our  living room.



I used the Flower Shoppe Cartridge to create the flowers. I also used CCR make the grey flowers to mimic the flowers in the paper. I also inked the larger cream rose with black ink. I used brads in the middle of the grey flowers.


I love how it turned out and how I was able to showcase a family photo in a creative way. Also to make the lettering stand out i used a grey pen to go around the letters.

TIP: If you want to do a 3-D page but it doesn’t need to be as deep as shadow box, try using a t-shirt frame. It is about 1/2 the depth of a shadow box and it this idea perfectly. The frame says 13×13 but 12×12 fits fine with out showing any gaps.

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: E2, Cricut Craft Room, and Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Cartridges UsedFlower Shoppe
Other Supplies UsedSilhouette Cameo, brads, grey pen


Altered Box

Good morning my fellow Divas! I’m Diva Mary and I am so happy to show you a neat project as a member of the Cricut Divas DT . Today I am going to show you what I did with an old box a wallet came in and how my Cricut helped me perform some magic. For this project I used my original and trusty Expression as well as the flower Shoppe and

Graphically speaking cartridges. Let’s take a look shall we: ??????????????????????????????? First I started with an empty box. I pulled out some scrap card stock and was lucky enough to find one that matched perfectly. I even had some pieces to make the flowers! These were cut @ 1″ from the image on page 14 in Flower Shoppe. I cut all the layers.

After some ink and glimmer mist the flowers were shaped. I already had some mulberry printed leaves so, a little perfect pearls helped to add some shimmer.


I cut the butterfly and layer @ 1.25″ and the phrase @ 1.50″. These images are both found on page 57 in Graphically Speaking. You’ll notice that part of the base layer is missing. I used the center point feature on my E but didn’t set the blade in the right spot. I was not worried since the top layer would cover it. Here’s the finished project:


I also added some ribbon to the edge of the cover to really tie it all together:


I used this box to give a few gift cards to my daughter for her birthday. Needless to say she loved it! I have some more info about this project on my blog:

Mother’s Day Card

I love making cards, but this was a bit stressful because it was the first time I used the Cricut to make a card!!!

I really had fun exploring all the cartridges learned a lot from this exercise.  Happy Mother’s Day….Hope you enjoy.

My sister Peggy went to Michael’s (she is there almost every day LOL). They had a sale she could not resist and picked up 12 x 12 Floral Foliage patterned paper by Recollections. The paper designs are absolutely beautiful and I surprised myself by selecting a teal given that I am not usually a fan of anything blue. I thought the butterflies were just beautiful.

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I cut the card using the Damask Decor cartridge. Since I love flowers, I used the Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut the flower I wanted. I used the Beyond Birthdays cartridge to cut the word Mom with a black shadow behind it. Note that the cartridge does not have a Shadow cut for the word, but if you cut the image from a darker colour and offset the images, it gives you a shadow effect.

Designed by: Wendy Mayo de Castellon
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Expression 2 and Xyron “create a sticker”
Cricut Cartridges Used: Damask Décor, Flower Shoppe, Beyond Birthdays
Other Supplies Used: Recollections 12 x 12 Floral Foliage paper for all my designs, “You and Me” stamp by Elle’s  Studio