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I have been on a cleaning streak since the short one went off to Kindergarten a couple of weeks ago. I happened upon a drawer of VCR tapes I was holding on to. I knew I had to let them go and thought why not make a project out of them instead of just tossing them. So I made a vintage looking purse using a double case and the outer paper from My Fair Lady. I love it!

For the purple background I used Bazzill Basics Metallic paper and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Peacock from the Animal Prints Embossing folder set.  For the female silhouette I used the “My Fair Lady” outer paper box, flattened, along with pink Bazzill Basic paper. I readied the papers onto mats and then used the Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge to cut out the silhouettes.

The handle was created by braiding the actual VCR tape and using E-600 glue to attach to the sides. I finished it off by gluing down black and white striped ribbon along the edge and spray painting the inside of the box white.

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I had a great time visiting my local dollar store. I was immediately attracted to a turnstile filled with blue and white nautical looking scarves. I also found blue, white and red undies and thought hey why not make it a total project runway moment! So I used the fabric from the undies and the lace trim. I backed the fabric with wonder under and cut the snail on the Cricut using the Give A Hoot Cartridge and the house using the Heritage Cartridge.

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Summer time in Arizona is really like January in Minnesota, only brown instead of white. We lack living vegetation and long for flowers, which we’ll have to wait until February to see. So I decided to use the Flower Shoppe Cartridge to create a Felt Bouquet. These are also all pins so they have a dual purpose! I used my Cricut to cut card stock to use as templates to cut out the felt pieces. I also used my Cuttlebug and some of the flower dies to cut out the felt flower shapes. Once I glued all the felt pieces together with Tacky Glue, I attached vintage buttons and then glued pin backs to all of the flowers. They are ready to wear or gift.

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The little ladies big Summer slumber party is tonight. I used the Girls Make Up Party Cartridge to create sleep over nighties for the short one and her friends who will be at the slumber party. The front is created by cutting the “Sleep Over” out of black paper on the Cricut and using that to burn a screen for the YUDU. I used a 70 mesh screen to print Water Based Adhesive on to the tees and then sprinkled pink YUDU glitter on top, covered it with a soft cloth and ironed it down. I also created some of the t-shirt’s using pink YUDU flocking, printing and ironing the same way. On the back of the nightie t-shirts I screen printed wings from a Hello Kitty cartridge using YUDU glow in the dark ink.

The flocked version:


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I really love the Cricut cartridge called Robot Party. I grabbed a stack of canvas tote bags, laid down blue painters tape and spray painted the totes with pink spray-paint, creating horizontal stripes on some and zebra type stripes on others.

I used my Cricut to cut the robots out of black paper and then used that to burn a screen for the YUDU. I used a 70 mesh screen to print Water Based Adhesive on to heavy canvas.  As soon as the water based adhesive was printed I laid YUDU Foil in different colors on top of each. I then rubbed it down, laid a soft cloth over top and ironed it for several minutes. It looked a little manufactured to me so I then used a sanding block to rough it up and make it a little edgier and a little less cutesie. I used extra foil on other pieces of canvas and cut them up to build some layering on the robots. I added clear, block and white Ranger Glossy Accents and once dry I topped each little metallic friend with Imaginisce Rhinestuds Glam Rocks. I then topped each canvas printed robot on to silver vinyl and finally I used hot pink thread to stitch the patches onto the tote bags.

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