My brother in law asked me for a cake for his wife's birthday. They are having a wine party and he wanted the cake to be red, zebra and wine.. This is what I came up with.... Love it!
The zebra is Wilton's Sugar Sheets, the red is Duff fondant, the white around the bottle is white chocolate shavings and the bottle was made by making a gum paste mold of a real bottle of wine. The wine label was printed using edible ink and a frosting sheet. Everything you see is edible.
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I had the honor of making the cake and some decorations for my niece, Marissa's, baby shower. Her theme was Safari which was so much fun to work with. Here is what I came up with.
This is the cake that weight a hundred pounds. The animals were made with fondant/gumpaste mixture.
Look at those cute booties made from SVG Attic's Baby Boy collection. eeekkkk - are they not just toooo cute? We intended to use them for nuts and candy on each table but no one wanted to put food in them in and risk ruining them.
I also made a mobile for each table using SVG Attic Baby Boy and Create a Critter cartridge. Each table was a different animal.
I have been asked by my students to redo this class for the 3rd time.... am I blessed
or what? Here are the pictures... There is a video further down on my
blog on how I made this using the heart from George Basic Shapes.
Supplies to bring:
Cricut - don't have one? No problem, the store has them you can rent for an extra $5.00 for the evening
George Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge - don't have this cart? No Problem, we will have two in class to share
Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge - don't have this either? Still no problem.
Adhesive (Tee used her ATG Gun but any tape runner or Scotch Quick Dry will work just fine)
Basic Took Kit
Score Pal or anything else to score with
I am in love with the new Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge Cricut came out with but wasn't so excited about going out and buying a new housing for my Cricut to score. I remembered someone posting that you can 'flip' an old blade around in the existing housing and use it to do your scoring. Well, I gave it a try and loved the results....
WARNING: Practice with some old paper that is the same weight as you will be using on your project. I had my pressure up to high and my paper ripped.
In the area?? I will be doing a make-n-take this Wednesday, March 21st at Hearts-n-Crafts between 10:30 and 1pm for $5.
My girlfriend, Jearise, talked me into making a tutorial video on how to make this cute 3D candy box using Create a Critter. I must admit it didn't take much to be talked into it. I think the entire conversation was
ME: Maybe I will make a new video with this??
Jearise: I think you should.
ME: Ok, I will make it!
Haha, so here you are - my newest video tutorial.
I did go into the settings of my cricut and changed the UNITS to 1/10 vs 1/4.
Would love some feedback on my video - the good, the bad and the ugly. Wait, no bad or ugly... :)
Oval is cut at:
3 @ 4.7
1 @ 4.5
1 @ 4.4
Chick and cracked egg is cut at 3
Strips are cut at 2" and 1 1/2" scored at the 1/2"
I am here to show off how the cute rose box from the Be Mine
collection at SVGAttic. It is the perfect size to hold 4 cute little peeps. The
only modification I made to the file was to add a 'window' to the front
of the box and cover it with a piece of plastic. This came together in
about 15 mins - - eeekkk, isn't it adorable?
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My students challenged me to make a 3D Easter Egg for this week's Cricut Tips with Tee. I wanted to use Create a Critter but couldn't find an egg to use until I have the caption using special feature "phrase" found on the image with the Cow...
Welcome Spring Blog Hop being hosted by SVG Attic . This is my first time participating in an "hop" and I am super excited so I am giving away some BLOG CANDY!! Yup, keep reading to learn how you can enter for a chance to win some great items.
We will be showcasing the latest release Welcome Spring plus giving you some
wonderful ideas to use this set. Don't you just love it? eeekkkk
If you've happened here by luck...Great, but we ask that you
start at the beginning of the hop with SVGAttic's Blog so you don't miss a thing. If you've come from Sandra at Eclecticdiversions.blogspot.com, you are on the right track and can relax and enjoy the ride.
As soon as I saw the watering can I knew I had to make it and knew it would look amazing in black, white and pink, well what doesn't, right? The dotted paper is from Teresa's Collins newest line.
BUT WAIT, theres more... Wouldn't this make an amazing Mother's day gift with a plant inside? I am t…
Happy Tuesday to you - Today I want to share with you a Pot o Gold I made using the Go Green
kit from SVG Attic. I wanted a 3D pot of gold so I cut out the file twice at 5 1/2"
then cut a strip of paper that measured 10x3. I first scored the long
side at a 1/2 inch on each side then turned and scored at 2 1/2 and 7
1/2. I then glued this to the inside of the cut outs making a 3D
I was asked to make my cousin a cake for her birthday and knew she liked peacocks. I didn't know what direction to take the cake until I saw a cake like this online. It gave me some challenges but love the way it turned out.