Today's special guest is Nancy from How To Homemaker. Her blog has lots of great ideas & tips that every homemaker should have in their arsenal. She's got a great Cricut project for us that mixes my two favorite things - candy & crafting. Take it away Nancy:
I’m Nancy Jacobs from How To Homemaker. I’m a married stay at home mom of three busy teenagers. I enjoy blogging as well as teaching which is why How To Homemaker began. Over at my site I give tips almost daily on cooking, cleaning, gardening and anything related to homemaking. I even include some quick to fix delicious recipes and crafts.
This card was designed to hold a snack size Kit Kat candy bar, but the size of it could be adjusted for any candy bar. I also used the Cricut machine to cut my paper for the card. I used the Storybook and Forever Young cartridges. Really though, a variety of cartridges could be used if you don’t have the ones I used on hand. You could use other die cutting machines as well or even hand cut something yourself! It’s really the technique that is important. (Take note: the basic shape of the card is a rectangle that fits around the candy bar, then there is just a layering of decorative embellishments plus a ribbon.)
The piece that looks like half of the base card is a layer for the top of the card and again the same. Storybook cartridge, image Birthday Boy with Accent Blackout. This time it is cut though at 5 ¼”. This piece is also cut just ¼” off of center so basically in half.
The scallop circle is again from the Storybook cartridge. I used the Shift, Shadow, letter ‘I’ to make the scallop circle. It is cut at 2 ¼”.
I cut doll images from Forever Young cartridge at 4 ¼”.
I also have 18” ribbon.
Begin by scoring the base card at ¼” on each side of center.
Thanks everyone for letting me be here today and I hope you will pop over to How To Homemaker and say “Hello”!
Thanks for sharing this fun & easy tutorial Nancy!!