Monday, February 16, 2009

Paper Dolls & Banners

Demi's teacher asked the class (parents) to bring in items to help decorate for Valentine's Day. I received a new Cricut cartridge for Christmas called Paper Doll Dress Up (Thanks, Mom!) and had been looking for a good excuse to use it (like I really need an excuse!).

I decided to create a paper doll that looked like each child in the class and the two teachers. It was sooooooooooo much fun!! I used lots of scraps from my scrap folders and a piece of foam core board Dee picked up on sale at our neighborhood JoAnn's. I cut, Dee glued everybody together, and then I embellished them with pens and chalk. They turned out so cute! The teachers and parents loved it and the kids have had a good time picking themselves out.

I also made a "Happy Valentine's Day" banner -- again using my handy-dandy Cricut. Connected it with gold brads and added ribbon hangers.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine Cards

I've been working on making Valentine cards for Demi's pre-school class. After cruising the Provo Craft Cricut message board for inspiration, I stumbled across a blogger named "Okieladybug" -- she creates the most amazing things with her Cricut and shares the files she makes. I downloaded a really cute scalloped heart that serves as an integral part of the card. Thanks for sharing, Okie!

The dinosaurs are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and the cat and monkey cuts are from the Animal Kingdom cartridge. The greeting on the inside was printed using my trusty HP printer. Demi loves them and I think they turned out pretty cute!