loving the 'subway art' inspired projects that I have seen floating
around the blogosphere lately. As far as I can tell, this item from
Pottery Barn is one of the sparks that started the whole
is a lovely Valentine's version from
Tater Tots and Jello, she has a great tutorial on her site as
colorful rendition for the bathroom (cute) from
I <3 Food For Thought
And a New
Year's Resolution version from
So You Think Your Crafty
loved all of these and seeing as how I was snowed in today, I
decided to see if I could make one myself, MacGyver style, using
only thing I had in the house already.
rummaged around in my craft room and found an old poster sized
frame, black and white card stock, clear contact paper, a ruler and
a glue stick. I covered the cardboard backing of the frame with
black card stock. If I had been able to get out of the house, I may
have opted for black spray paint, but this actually worked better
than I thought it would. I tacked the sheets of paper in place with
the glue stick and covered the whole thing with clear contact
used my Cricut to cut out all of the letters I would need. I went
with a 'Resolution' or 'House Rules' theme I guess. I used a ruler
to align the letters and glued my little heart out with the glue
stick. To secure the letters, once dry, I covered the whole thing
again with clear contact paper.
in the frame, and ta-da! Subway art for the office.
and if you want to do something on a smaller scale, check out this
FREE Valentine's printable from
be some kind of mad mistletoe
shortage in these parts, which is weird because mistletoe is native
to NC and it grows everywhere along the coast, but regardless, I
have not been able to find a single sprig of it around here this
year. And being a DIY kinda gal, I decided that surely I should be
able to make some. Most of the time the stuff found in stores more
closely resembles a sprig of eucalipitis with some glued-on white
plastic berries. This is my result.
used the Cricut
"Joys of the Season" cartridge and cut out five leaf boarde r(
)shapes at 1.5 inches in width, using two different shades of plain
green cardstock. I then used a standard hole punch to punch out the
round white berries. After gluing the berries to the leafy paper
stems with a glue stick, I gathered the stems at one end and tied
them with some silver glitter ribbon that I had left over from my
wreath. And tada! Instant Mistletoe!
I had some fun with my Cricut yesterday and gave a much needed
face-lift to my recipe box. Ta-Da!
Cute, right? I used the "From My Kitchen" Cricut cartridge to
make the tabs and decorate them. I also used my recipe card design
from a few posts back.
Here it is again
incase you missed it.
There are four colorways avaialble on the orginal post.
I wanted to share the note cards that I
made for my friend Katy's birthday gift. I just loved the way they
I used the 'From My Kitchen' Cricut
cartridge for the ice cream sundae and lined the white envelopes
with candy striped red and white paper.
I made 5 note cards for the set and packaged them in a larger red
envelope (also made with the Cricut) and tied them with a wide aqua
blue polka-dot bow. So Sweet!
I made some monogram napkins today to
match my table runner:
Love the way these turned out. I found some fantastic vintage
fabric patterns on Flcker ( 1, 2
,3) I printed the fabric patterns
onto Avery iron-on
paperwith my inkjet printer. Put the printed
sheets FACE DOWN into my Cricut and cut out my initials. By putting
the paper pattern-side down, the letters come out backwards, which
is just what you want for the iron-on paper. Place position the
letters pattern-side down on an ironed linen napkin and arrange
them however you'd like. Heat iron to the hottest setting and turn
off the steam. Iron the letters in place for about 30 seconds. Cool
for about 2 minutes and remove paper backing. And, Ta-Da! Custom
monogram napkins that perfectly match my vintage fabric table
*note: if you do not have a Cricut, these could be made by printing
out letters in a font you like and using them as a stencil to hand
cut the iron-on paper.
** also, putting the printed sheets ink-side down on the sticky
Cricut mat left some residue behind, so I used a sticky lint rollerto clean it off. That also seemed to
re-stick-a-fy the mat a bit. Added bonus!
Retro kitchen things make me happy, so I
made some note cards and a calendar page today using my Cricut the
"From My Kitchen" cartridge.
Mod Aqua Patterened text/card stock from
Paper and More
Silver Brushed Metallic card stock from
Paper and More
I used Microsoft Publisher to lay out the cards and calendar for
print. So cute!