Sunday, February 13, 2011

Welcome to Day 2 of the Sweet Shop Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the second and final day of the Cooking With Cricut Sweet Shop Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from from visiting Jenna at My Favorite Things you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Cooking With Cricut and start at the beginning. Go HERE.

First things first . . . thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left yesterday!  It was so much fun hearing everyone's response to the four cards I made for the little people in my life. If you're just joining us and missed yesterday's post please scroll down or click here to see what I made yesterday for your Valentine's Day inspiration.  Make sure you become a follower and leave a comment on yesterday's post to be eligible to win this wonderful cutting file or digi stamp from Melin at  And don't forget to leave a comment on today's post to be eligible to win the five sets of Inkadinkadoo Clear Mini Stamps.  Winners will be chosen randomly on Wednesday, February 16 and will be announced in my weekly Cooking With Cricut Challenge post that morning.

Sunday's Blog Candy

Saturday's Blog Candy

Now on to today's projects.  In addition to two nieces, a nephew and a grandson . . . I also have a 6 year old daughter ("Almost 7, Mom!").  And I certainly couldn't leave her out ~ I'd never hear the end of it!

Ever since I purchased the Love Struck 2010 cartridge I have been wanting to cut out the 3-D mailbox.  After my third, yes third, attempt I wondered . . . what was I thinking!!  As it turns out the third time was the charm. 

This cute little mailbox was cut at 11 1/2" high x 10 3/4" wide on hot pink from a Recollections paper pack.  The ribbon is 5/8" wide and is from a Michael's line called "Made With Love."  The striped heart is from my scrap stash.  The letter stickers are Alphabitties by Provo Craft.  This little mailbox will hold my daughter's favorite treat -- M & M's.

This adorable little snail is from the Create-A-Critter cartridge.  I "welded" two snails together in the Cricut Design Studio to create my shaped card.  She is approximately 3 1/4" high x 4" wide.  The snail's body is from Die Cuts With A View's Cafe Mediterranean paper stack; the hot pink is Recollections; the striped paper is "bless" by Basic Grey.  The white swirl in the center of the shell is a rub-on by Memory Makers.  A little doodling with a white Gelly Roll pen and some bling complete the snail card.

Don't you hate when you create a card only to discover that you don't have an envelope that it will fit in?  Me too.  All my envelopes were just too big.  Then I remember that the Love Struck 2010 cartridge has an envelope with cute little hearts cut out on the flap! 

I used white card stock (Recollections) and cut the envelope at 8 1/2" wide x 7 1/8" high.  I backed the hearts with a scrap of pink, scored the folding lines and assembled.  I then cut a postage stamp at 2 1/2" high from the Create-A-Critter cartridge using a piece of embossed heart paper from my scrap stash.  I added the "Special Delivery" to the front with a hot pink Gelly Roll pen.  Before I give it to her I'll add her name and address -- so it looks like it was really mailed.  (Note:  The envelope could have been a tad bit larger, but it works!)

Here is the “secret” letter you need to collect to be eligible for a prize package at Cooking With Cricut:


Now it's your turn! Let’s see your sweet Valentine projects. Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project and link it up at Cooking With Cricut. The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky sweetheart will be chosen randomly to win one of the six prize packages being offered in this hop.

Next stop... Jenny at Crazy About Cricut. Go see what she has in store for you today!

And don’t forget, when you're done, make sure to head back to Cooking With Cricut and get entered to win one of SIX prize packages! Here’s how:

  1. Link your sweet Valentine project and be one of the top three chosen by our Chefs.
  2. Link your project and be the randomly drawn winner.
  3. Collect all the letters and unscramble our “secret” phrase correctly and leave it in the special comment section on Cooking With Cricut.
  4. Or just leave a comment at Cooking With Cricut and let us know how you liked our Sweet Shop Blog Hop.
Thanks for "hopping" with us this weekend!  I hope you enjoyed all of the fabulous projects and gathered some inspiration to make your own sweet treats.  Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Jen

Here is our Hop line-up:

13. Jennifer YOU ARE HERE!


Paper Addict said...

Oh my, these are amazing!!! so swett, so cute, so adorable, love the mailbox...awesome..Ronnie CWCDT

BunnyFreak said...

Love the snail. He makes me smile.
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puffinliz said...

Your mailbox is ultra cute and you are right. the snail is a cute little critter. Thanks for sharing.

PixiesDelight said...

YOur work is adorable!

starry43 said...

that little snail has to be my favorite love the mailbox too
great work thanks for sharing
I am a follower also

LesleyfromWI said...

Love it! the mailbox is fantastic and I love the card with the envelope!

Teresa said...

All of these are adorable.I am a new follower. Thanks for the inspiration.

Brenna said...

i LOVE your card,and the envelope is great with the hearts cut out. thanks for sharing!!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Wow! So much cuteness going on here! Love all your projects!!! :) Becky CWC DT

Tamara said...

What a cute mail box and I love the snail mail set

shersl84bed said...

Cute mailbox. She is going to love it. Thanks for sharing.

Creative Cutter Room said...

These are WOW! So super cute-I want to scraplift!!!! TFS your creativity-love it-Cathie

KARLA UREA said...

Wao , I love your projects!!! The the snail. Great job
Karla Urea

Lana said...

Very cute projects.

Amy said...

The snail is adorable, and the 3-D mailbox is great. I didn't know about that, may have to get Lovestruck. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Amanda said...

Love this!! The snail is AWESOME!! TFS!

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Penny said...

Love the projects. I love the decorated envelope.

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Kristin said...

I love all of these! The mailbox is so sweet. The snail is too cute and I love the envelope! Thank you for sharing with us.

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Scrappin Melissa said...

very cute! That mailbox looks like it could be a doozie! I'm sure your daughter will love it!
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Lynden Blossom said...

Thank you for this fun, creative Hop!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I love all your projects, im a new follower!

Linda said...

Your mailbox and snail card are so cute, love them both!
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Anita said...

Jen, thanks so much for all your time and dedication putting this blog hop together! YOU DID AWESOME!! Your projects are just perfect! Anita

Jani said...

Love all the projects. I can soooo relate to starting something and then wondering why after it has gone wrong several times. LOL

mommahobbit said...

You mailbox is great! Your talent is wonderful! ty

AJoy said...

LOVE the snail! So cute. I like your version of the mailbox. I like how this one closes.

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Lisa said...

i love everything you created especially the snail, sooooo cuttteeee!

stampinlara said...

Absolutely DARLING projects! Love the mailbox, I need to make one! Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Sooo cute! Thank you for sharing them.

Anna said...

Oh how cute!!! Just adorable!!!
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Thanks for the chance to win.
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Shana said...

Such really great projects, has been a great hope.

Amber said...

All your hop projects are so so cute but that mailbox...we'll it was worth the 3rd try! It is amazing! TFS!

bartlettpair said...

So darlin'!be so blessed and thank you so much for sharing!!! this is such a sweet treat!!!