Block of the Week · Just for fun.... · Paper PIecing

SEWINGS!! Paper Piecing. I love it…do you?

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Paper Piecing Demo

I’m taking a class in South Carolina…it’s called “Row of the Month”.  It’s taught by my good buddy, Rachel.  Anyhoooooo, several of the ladies were having trouble remembering how to paper piece so I decided to make them (and me) a video.  Have you ever heard the saying that the best way to learn something is to teach it?  Well…. that’s what I’m doing here for all of us.

Just wondering… do YOU love to paper piece? I do!!!

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Create a CUTE HTV Tee Shirt!

ekgRemember yesterday when I talked about that really cool site where we could get free designs that could be used for ANYTHING!?  EVEN COMMERCIAL use is A-ok!?

Well, today I saw these ekg images that incorporate either a kitty or a pupply and I figured they’d be purrfect for a sweet tee-shirt.

This video below demos the making of the kitty shirt.

If you look at the info under the youtube video, you will find the links to the free files.

I hope you like them as much as I do!!

~PattyAnne

PS. The site is http://www.pixabay.com

Cricut · Just for fun.... · papercrafts

Create this Valentine box for FREE with me today!

Click here for free valentine box files.

free valentine box

I’ve been having so much fun playing with paper and cardstock. I hope you’re joining us in our Facebook group (Cricut Design Space with PattyAnne) as it seems I’m able to post there more often than here at times.

For example, I recently posted my version of this beauty. The files for it are from the same link above were the free files are. Isn’t it adorable?

HoneyBee Fairy House

Having fun and livin’ the life! Truly!!

~PattyAnne

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Cricut Explore – Hello Kitty Decorations

I am having a blast learning to make cute, Cute, CUTE party decorations (or wall decor) with my Cricut Explore machine. Since I didn’t want to have to glue a lot of little pieces, I made the majority of the kitty as a print and cut file and then added her nose and dress??? shorts??? as cut out pieces.

I think I’ll try another! Hmmmm whatever shall I try??? 🙂

all done

Have you tried this yet?

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Make a super cute gift for less than $1 with your Cricut

Learn how to make a super cute gift for less than $1 from an IKEA frame haul.

Cricut skills you will learn are:
welding, slicing and writing with the Cricut pen.
Lastly you will learn to create spiral flowers to embellish your gift.

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Please click HERE to visit my affiliate Cricut link where you can see the machine I use (and LOVE!)

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I do have a Brother Scan N Cut but find this Cricut so much more user friendly.

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A Lovely Lace Card

Today I used an image from Cricut Access to make this lovely card. I did change the colors up a little bit because these are the colors that I had on hand. I really love using Cricut brand card stock because it just has such a nice texture and weight to it compared to the other card stock that I bought at Joann’s. With the Cricut card stock, everything cuts so sharply and cleanly AND it doesn’t CURL WHEN I REMVOVE IT FROM THE MAT!!

When I assembled this card, I made sure that the little brad did not go the whole way through the card but rather just through the doily and the second layer.

Next up I have to create an envelope for it.

In the meantime, I do have another video on YouTube that I made yesterday – take a look.

(I love being able to use files that I have and change them up into something new!)

Well, well well…… I have just become affiliated with Cricut. Mind you I will continue to give my honest opinion of their products (see for example my opinion of the ‘card’?? or whatever that thing is on my previous video).

That being said, I DID comment on LOVING Cricut cardstock on the above video PRIOR to becoming an affiliate BECAUSE I really do like the product….. a lot. Honestly.

Anyhooooo if you’d like to check out the products:

Shop Cricut SALE items.

Here is a link to Cricut Vinyl

And, here is a link to Cricut papers and card stock.

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Cricut – Creating a LARGE image using 8.5 x 11 Cardstock

Hello again! My daughter and I are having so much fun playing with our new Cricut machines. I have some cardstock that is larger than 8.5 x 11 but my daughter doesn’t. ANYHOOO, she wants to create super fun LARGE decorations for the new craft room that her husband made for her (she’s sooo lucky!) AND, I think she wants to add some fun wall art to her precious twin babies’ rooms.

This image shows an example of using the smaller cardstock to create a larger image. In this case, the Hogwarts wall art is about 23″ wide.

Below the image is a tutorial. I hope it helps! Right now….at this moment…it is the best I know. 🙂

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