Friday, July 29, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Christmas in July Blog Hop & Festive Friday

Hello & Happy Friday Afternoon My Friends! Thanks for joining us for this Christmas in July Blog Hop! If you've hopped along from Erica then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Erica from My Cricut Craftroom (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)

Today I have two posts in one--LUCKY YOU!! Since it's Friday and we Always have Festive Friday, I will add my creation in as well! So it'll be a  Festive Christmas Friday Blog Hop! 

For the Christmas in July Blog Hop, I decided to do something new (for me), something other then just a card or layout. I had lots of fun doing this and I'm going to try another one here this weekend for a Birthday Present! 

 Here's What I Did:

* I took a clipboard I found laying around the house; covered it with a layer of Mod Podge and applied the snow flake paper. Then I brushed on another layer of Mod Podge on top. (I used a Sponge brush to brush it on). Make sure you Gently Smooth it down with your hands to avoid Bubbling. (Card Stock will really bubble so don't use it as your base paper!)

* Next, I tore some already embossed white paper (I had from the past) and Put a Layer of Mod Podge on it. 

* I used the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge to cut out my cutie Snow Man! He's Cut out at 4". Once I had him cut out, I dabbed a little Mod Podge on his back side, stuck him down, and then completely covered him in Mod Podge.

* The Final thing I did was find some ribbon & fibers I had from years ago. I cut them at 7" and then took three at a time and knotted them on the top of the clip. After I had all of the ribbon & fibers on, I trimmed them down to a better length.

Instead of doing another Christmas Project, I opted for a Halloween Layout instead! 
The 3 Cartridges I used are Home Decor, Indie Art & Rock Princess.
I cut the Chandelier at 3.5"
I cute the two smaller spiders at 1.5" & the larger one at 2.5"
The Girl is cut at 4.5"
Last, but not least the Little Devil is cut at 1.75"

I found this Candle Paper at the Flea Market last weekend on clearance. I used Metal Mesh from Making Memories (Something I had from years ago that I wanted to use)
The Green Paper were scraps & the Purple Colored Paper on Chandelier & words is Core' Dinations ColorCore Cardstock. 

My toddlers loved this layout with the spiders! 

I really hope you have enjoyed my projects today! Now it's Time to Hippity Hop on over to the Lovely Laurie

If you Happen to Get Lost--Here is a List to help you  get back on your way! 

Tina- <---You Are Here
 Thanks Again for Hopping with us!!
Until Next Time My Friends: $$ Craft Green to Save Green $$


  1. OMG, my two favorite holidays in one post! I might have to scraplift the clipboard!

  2. So cute Tina! I might just have to try this I love the idea and already have the clip board!

  3. I love the clipboard idea. How cute is that! Thank you for sharing a new and creative idea.

  4. I'm sooo going to scraplift your clipboard! Love it! I wish it was my birthday!

  5. I love both of them! the friday one is so stinking cute

  6. omg I really love that clipboard... what an awesome idea.. .thank you for sharing .. .loving the LO too..

  7. I love re-cycling stuff around the house and turn it into a fun gift! Your clipboard is ADORABLE and would be fun to use for Christmas 'to do' list for the season. TFS! Also enjoyed your snazzy lay-out ~ just got to love those spiders. Thanks Tina!

  8. Both projects are great!!!I love the clipboard and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. My daughter's b-day is on Oct.30 so it's always a big 2 days of celebrating around her with lots of pics. to scrap.

  9. Cute clipboard. It turned out nice :) I enjoy decorating clipboards too!

  10. Absolutely love these projects. I will be lifting that clipboard! TFS!

  11. Great job Tina!! Love the clipboard and the Halloween layout is cute too!!

  12. Awesome job designing the clipboard!


  13. I really like the clipboard make a great gift

  14. I love the cute clipboard! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!


  15. Awesome clipboard!! Tfs.


  16. Loving the Halloween Layout! Fantastic Job!

  17. Great projects! i just made a clipboard project, but used the small memo one. Yours is great. I have this cart too and that is a cute snowman. I just got the Rock Princess too. I love the Halloween LO and the spiders. Cute girl for the LO too. Great job tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations

  18. Two great projects,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  19. I am joining your blog from the “Scrappin’ 2 Little Princess” link up party. I hope you will take the time to visit my blog as well.

  20. How cute is this the clipboard idea is so cool. thanks for sharing love the Halloween layout too.

  21. Awesome projects! I am your newest follower.


  22. So now I need to get clip boards and make some of those cute clip boards for me and the girls :)


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