Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vegas Crop….Only in Vegas Baby!

Last week, I went to lunch with my good friend Donna, or some of you may know her from the Cricut Circle and Cricut message boards as goCricutgo, and she surprised me with gifts! I was not able to go to the Vegas Crop sponsored by the Provo Craft Cricut Circle, so she gave me a sampling of some of the goodies she made for the crop. Wow!! She said she had an amazing time and met lots of new friends!

Donna made this adorable calling card for the Vegas Crop event. The Cricut charm, which is made with Shrinky Dink, is removable so everyone could add it to their bracelets. Her contact information is on the back! I love the charm with the cute dice and all the glitter paper!

Donna gave this away at the Vegas Crop, and I am so glad she gave one to me! Super quick and easy treat idea for any occasion!

I gasped when I saw this amazing pin made out of a paper sack and immediately asked if she would share the directions on my blog. And guess what, she said yes!! She got the idea from a YouTube video and made these for the Vegas Crop event. Here are her directions:

Cut 5-2.5" scallop circles either with your Cricut (I used Mother's Day Bouquet) or a punch, from a plain paper sack, I used the thin type that I get at my local scrapbook store.

Cut 1-2.5" circle from kraft cardstock. Spray the scallops with water and crunch into a tight ball with your hands. Gently open and dry, I used my trusty friend, the heat gun!

Gently rub across the top surface with brown ink, I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, just hitting the top of the creased paper.

Using craft acrylic paint, your color choice, rub a small amount in 2 or 3 different areas on each scallop, dry and spray with Pearl Mist.

When dry, glue one scallop flat to the circle. Add the next 4 scallops, one at a time, by placing a spot of glue (I used Scotch Quick Dry) to the bottom center scrunching up a bit in the center with your finger to make each layer a bit smaller than the one before. You may need to "fuss" to get the look you want.

Add a bit of bling to the center and add a "bar pin" to the back using Glossy Accents.

Lastly, I made the stick pin using a corsage pin and adding beads I had in my stash. I cut the end of the pin shorter to fit the flower and glued with Glossy Accents near the bottom layer.

Donna, thanks again for the amazing gifts and the wonderful directions! Viva Las Vegas!

Thanks for visiting and please stop back tomorrow for Fab Five Friday!


Crafting Katie said...

Wow! Impressive, Miss Donna! How sweet of you to bring the experience to Linda!

tndj said...

Very good. I am going to try my hand at the flower. It sure is pretty and hope mine turns out looking as neat.

Kate said...

What a kind friend you've got! (That's really no surprise, given your wonderful spirit!) Donna's projects are fabulous. I have a weakness for red licorice, so can appreciate your delight with that gift!

Anonymous said...

Yahoo Mommy, that flower is awesome. You rock!!! Love Mikey

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous flower!

Danka Doo said...

Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!! Love the idea of attaching a shrinky dink charm to a card. Beautiful flower pin and great tutorial

1Happy Mimi said...

Beautiful flower!

Linda Kaiser said...

Donna, thanks so much for the gifts and sharing your talent with all of us!!!


ScrappyMama said...

I met Donna at the Vegas Circle Crop & we had a lot of fun together!! Her calling cards & treats were almost as great as she is! Remember, Donna, we'll always have the Hash House A Go-Go!!!!

marcia said...

i like this pin!

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I love Donna's work and am so lucky to have her as a friend!


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