For the Fall Harvest Festival at the short ones school I made caramel leafÂ cupcakes. I thought the kids would be a bit pickier so I made both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. I was wrong they just devoured without taking flavor into account for a second. The frosting was butter-cream, tinted orange and flavored with almond.
The topper was thin caramel sheets cut on my Cricut Cake, using the leaf shape on the Cake Basics cartridge. set the design up multiple times on my Gypsy and then just laid down sheets of the caramel you can buy for caramel apples and let it cut.
After I had all of the leaves cut out I just bent them over, sort of in half by hand and them placed them on top of the frosted cupcakes.
It’s October and that means Halloween fun! To get ready for this, my favorite season, I made a decorative basket to fill with candy for the upcoming trick-or-treaters. While I await their arrival I will decorate my home with this fun Halloween home decor project. To make this you’ll want to first pick up a plastic bucket or basket at your local craft store. Next, using your Cricut and your Gypsy create a Halloween design of your choice from any of the many Halloween Cartridges such as Mini Monsters, Happy Hauntings or October 31st Seasonal. Cut your design out using purple, orange, green and black vinyl. Tack down to your bucket and rub with a bone folder to stick it in place. For a finish look wrap the handle with a gross-grain ribbon. Happy Halloween Crafting xoxo Lovely Lula
My daughter was having a play date and wanted me to make her pink tiaras. One problem – her play date was a boy! So I suggested a pink tiara for her and a yellow wild thing crown for her playmate. For the Tiara I used my Gypsy to weld a design from the Tie The Knot Cartridge and a heart from the Create-A-Critter Cartridge and for the wild thing crown I used the Gypsy to weld the same crown from the Once Upon a Princess Cartridge over and over in a repeat pattern. I used my irock and some hot rocks on both crowns too! Both pre-schoolers played happily all afternoon. For a tutorial click here: How To make a Crown and TiaraHappy Crafting xoxo Lovely Lula
This post should have begun months ago when my mom received a new Gypsy for Christmas and didn’t know how to use it. She asked me to play with it and tell her the basics. I didn’t jump right on it for her let’s just say! Then I got my own Gypsy and the need to know was real. So last week she and I sat down and went item by item. We watched the Gypsy videos online and that helped as a start. As we explored I wrote step by step notes for her so she could operate her new toy when I was not available on speed dial! So I thought – I bet there are other folks out there who could use some notes in simple terms too, since the down-loadable owners manual is a little how shall we say it, written by technicians who don’t “play”! So here are the Gypsy How To Notes