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!