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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Birthday Present for my aunt

Good Morning everyone, thanks so much for following my blog. I know that it isn't the fanciest block or the cutest blog on the block but it is my blog. I enjoy posting my projects here and reading all of the wonderful comments from my followers. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I was talking to my aunt on the phone and she mentioned to me that she wanted a cricut. She had heard from other family members that I had one. She told me that she had seen them featured on HSN and really wished she had the money to buy one. So guess what I am giving her for her birthday. That's right you guessed it a cricut. I decided that I would introduce her to the bug slowly and then let her upgrade as necessary. I was able to her a gently used baby bug for $25. Yep that's all. It did not come with a cartridge but it did come with a brand new mat and a cute cover. Now y'all know I love vinyl so here is my latest project. I decorated her cricut and I also made her a binder for the instructions. The machine did not come with the original instructions. Which was perfect because it gave me the chance to use my "bind it all" book binder by zutter. That thing was still brand new in the box and all the packaging in the back of my closet. Had been there for almost 2 years. So without farther ado, here is my project. The instruction booklet is cardboard with distressed crackle paint and tim holtz distressed inks. I also sprayed goosebumps texture spray to give it shine and of course texture. Guess what I did next? Yep, vinyl, vinyl, vinyl. Word collage is a perfect cartridge for home decor and gifts using vinyl. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Sharondalyn

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely thoughtful gift. Now you will be able to Cricut craft together. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  2. Thank you Karon. Now, if I could only decide which cartridges she need to start with my gift would be complete!!!!

    Have a great day.

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  3. What a WONDERFUL gift!! Such a lucky Aunt to have a niece like you :-) I love the binder idea! I got introduced to Cricut by my sister who got a Baby Bug for Christmas two years ago. She has never used it, but I did when she got married last year. She's still got it sitting in the box. Maybe I should look into doing something like this for her to get her motivated! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ~ Hugs ~

    Jess
    www.createbyrosie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica!!! Definitely get her into the "bug"! Maybe you should plan a crop together.

      Have a great day!!!

      Sharondalyn

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  4. This is great and that is so nice of you to introduce your Aunt into a fantastic world of creativity!!

    Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie!! I only wish I lived in Chicago so we could craft together.

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  5. What a fantastic gift (at a fantastic price!) . She will be hooked like the rest of us! My husband jokingly calls my cricut the "crack"cut, since I'm addicted to using it :)

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    1. Tell your husband he is so funny, lol. Yes she will definitely be hooked plus she already makes jewelry so she is already in the club!

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  6. How very sweet of you to do this for your Aunt. Pretty soon she's going to be borrowing all your supplies! Great vinyl work, btw. It's a joy to work with isn't it?

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    1. Thanks Dayna!! I love working with vinyl so easy once you get the hang of it. We live 4 states apart so maybe she will visit more.

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