Cricut Halloween Treat Bags

Cricut Halloween Treat Bags and Party Favors These Halloween Treat Bags and Party Favors made with the Cricut turned out really cute!  To see what other critters are on this Cricut Cartridge, visit Pam Cuts.  I made these for the My Cricut Craft Room Halloween Blog Hop.  I hope you will follow the hop and see the wonderful projects that the other design team members have made. create a critter 2 cricut cartridge jack o lanternFor the first Halloween Treat Bag I used the Nut Cup on the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge (page 130).  I used the Fit to Page feature on the Cricut Expressions, so that it would cut it as big as it would fit on a 12×12 piece of paper.  The purple, orange, and black chevron patterned paper works great for Halloween.  It is from the Die Cuts With A View Stack called Spooky Time. create a critter 2 cricut cartridge pumpkinI cut the Jack-o-lantern at 3 1/2″ from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge.   He’s not very spooky with his rosy cheeks though! The sides of the nut cup are slanted outwards, so I attached the Jack-o-lanter on the inside so it’s facing up. The nut cup on the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge are perfect for party favors.  When cut on the largest size, the nut cup is big enough for a handful of small candies like M&M’s or a bit of crushed paper and miniature candy bars. The witch owl Halloween Treat Bag is also cut from the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge.  It is the gift bag on page 115 of the manual.  I used the Fit to Page Feature to make it as large as it would fit on the 12×12 paper.  The pretty orange patterned paper is from the Spooky Time Stack from Die Cuts With A View.  I cut the owl at 3 1/2″ and attached him with glue dots. create a critter 2 cricut cartridge tags bags boxes and more

Please join us for the My Cricut Craft Room Halloween Blog Hop.  The other design team members have created great Spooooooky projects to share with you. 

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Here is the Blog Hop Line Up YOU ARE HERE!   I’m entering this project into the following challenges: Bitten By The Bug Exploring Cricut Sugar Bee Crafts

Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Card

Today I have a Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Sunflower Card for my end of summer Design Team Post for My Cricut Craft Room.  I’m sad to see summer come to an end, but I will be buying chrysanthemums, pansies, gourds, and pumpkins soon. Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Sunflower Card I used a piece of sunshine yellow for the card base.  It measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  This is a standard size for a card.  It will fit into an A2 Invitation size envelope which is easy to find at Staples, Walmart, or the Craft Store. Then I added a layer of pumpkin orange cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 4″.  The top layer has an off white background and a faint golden yellow print.  It measures 5″ x 3 3/4″.  I used a Martha Stewart Punch down the right side. stretch your imagination cricut cartridge sunflowerI cut the 4″ sunflower using the Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge.  I used the layers feature to make the flower different colors.  I started with a brown base.  Then I added the green leaves and finally the gold flower.  The center of the flower is cut out so that the brown centers shows through from the base. Before attaching the mats to the card base, I tied a yellow dotted ribbon bow around them.   I didn’t add a sentiment, since I’m not sure how the card will be used.  I have a few ladies who love buying my cards without sentiments so they can send well wishes to let friends know that they are thinking of them.  What a kind gesture! I hope you will visit My Cricut Craft Room to see other great Cricut Projects.  

Make This Easy Pig Cricut Card

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I have a fun Pig Cricut Card to share today for my design team spot at My Cricut Craft Room.

I am at a weekend crop at a local hotel.  I’ve been working on some other Cricut Projects, so I will have more fun things to share soon, I hope.  I started the weekend by cutting a few things from the Country Living Cricut Cartridge.  I thought I had used it, but the tape was still on the cartridge, so I guess I hadn’t.  I need to get with it!!!

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Ok onto my Pig Card.  I used the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge to cut this cute 3 1/2″ piggy.  The base of this card is a piece of white 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock folded in half.  The patterned papers are from the Baby Girl Die Cuts With a View paper stack.  I used the lime green dotted paper for the background.  It measures 5 1/4″ x 4″.  The striped paper is 5″ x 1 1/2″, and the floral paper is 5″ x 3″.  I tied a pink ribbon where the papers meet to cover the seam.

The Hogs & Kisses stamp is from My Pink Stamper.  I stamped it on a long rectangle, then trimmed the edge.  I added three pink pearls as accents to finish the front of the card.

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I don’t always decorate the inside of my card, but I had leftover scraps that were the perfect size.  I added a small Prima flower to the lower right corner.  I just bought the Martha Stewart Branch Punch, and knew it would make great leaves to go behind the flower.  I added a tiny drop of Eucalyptus Stickles Glitter Glue to the center of flower.

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The Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge is one of my favorites, and has lots of adorable animals.

I hope you will visit My Cricut Craft Room to see all of the spectacular creations from the talented design team.

Awesome Koala Party Favor Bags

create a critter 2 cricut cartridge koala bear birthday party favor treat bagParty Favor Bags are so much fun to make, and they are super easy to decorate when you use the Cricut.  By using the Cricut, you can create Party Favor Bags in any color or theme that you can dream of.

This sweet bag full of candy bars would be a wonderful favor for a Koala Birthday Party or for Valentine’s Day.  Imagine the look on the kids’ faces when they saw all that candy…..and imagine the looks on the Mom’s faces when they saw all that SUGAR!

Here is how I created this “SWEET” party favor.

Supplies for Making Party Favor Bags

1.  Sealable bag – I used a resealable bag from Clear Bags.  They have them in tons of different sizes.  They have a header and hang tab hole, which I covered.  You can also purchase similar bags on Ebay, and Stampin’ Up has treat bags as well.  The size I used was pretty big, but most Party Favor Bags are much smaller.  You can also use a Zip Loc bag from the grocery store.

Here is a quick tip.  If you put the bag opening on the bottom, you can get the candy without destroying the decorations.  That makes it reusable, so that you can pass along a treat to someone else.

2.  Paper for Making a Header – I used two coordinating patterned papers from Stampin’ Up, but you can use any brand or solid cardstock.

3.  Decorations – You need to decorate your Party Favor Bags!  This is the fun part.  The decorations can include ribbons, buttons, rhinestones, stickers, die cuts, rubberstamping, drawing, flowers, leaves, punches, or other thing you find at the craft store.  This is a fun projects that kids can help with!

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I have a packed craft room full of goodies for decorating.  I also have a Cricut which I used for the Koala Bear.  The Koala Bear is on the Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge.  She is made from layers of black, gray, white, and pink cardstock.  I added Fruit Punch Stickles Glitter Glue to add a little bling.  When using Stickles or other brands of adhesive glitter, make that the last thing you do, so that you can set it aside and let it dry.

I punched a border using a Martha Stewart scalloped punch, and I added a piece of seam binding ribbon from Stampin’ Up.

Headers for Party Favor Bags can be any size.  It all depends on the size of your bags and the size of your treats.  Give it a try for your next party.  Kids will love them!

The Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge has a variety of cute and fun animals for lots of occasions and seasons.  Visit Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge for a complete list of the die cuts it offers.
I’m entering this project into the following challenge:
Exploring Cricut
The Sunday Showcase Party by Stephanie Lynn
LouLou Girls Linky Party

Handmade Farm Girl Card

digi garden girl and chicken handmade card This sweet Handmade Farm Girl Card is the perfect way to end the week.

The adorable farm girl with her lovable chicken is from The Digi Garden.  I colored it with Copic Markers.  When I colored her, I accidently dropped a dark gray marker about 1/4″ from her head….Ughhh!!!  So the card that I had planned in my head suddenly changed.  Instead of having her in a rectangle, I fussy cut her which worked great for this card.

The base of the card is white.  The designer papers are from a Making Memories stack. I added navy cardstock to the background and a layer of blue gingham designer paper to that.  Then I cut strips of designer papers and navy cardstock to make the scalloped borders which I punched with Martha Stewart punches.  The top navy border was made using the Stampin’ Up ribbon punch.

I finished the card with a little bit of natural twine which is the perfect accent for this country girl. I live in a rural area, and I have lots of farm friends. I know lots of people who would love this Handmade Farm Girl Card.  I’m going to have to print her off and make some more! I’m entering this card into the following challenge: Loves Rubberstamps

My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

MCCR DT 2014Happy Monday everyone!

I have some really cool news to share today.  I was selected for the My Cricut Craft Room Design Team! Our team leader, Erica, had more than 300 applicants, so I’m really honored.  I’ve been looking for a Cricut Design Team for awhile, since that’s my favorite way to make cards and projects.

When I heard that she had so many applicants, I didn’t get my hopes up.  That’s a lot of talent to choose from! It’s a large team of women…..and MEN! Yes….we have a gentleman joining us too, and he’s incredibly talented.  Men crafters see things from a completely different perspective. I can’t wait to see his projects.

The Design Team members are from all around the world.  It’s so much fun seeing projects from other countries, since they have access to different manufacturers and supplies. Visit My Cricut Craft Room to see my introduction.  I hope you’ll visit there often, and check out everyone’s Cricut Projects.

This baby card is one of the projects that I submitted for the application.  Visit Cricut Owl Baby Card to see how I made it. create a critter cricut cartridge

Handmade Pig Card Colored with Copic Markers

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This sweet pink pig just makes me smile.  This handmade card went together pretty quickly, and I love how it turned out.  The pink and green color combination are so cheerful.

The pig image is from Sliekje Digi Stamps.  She is a wonderful artist who draws the most adorable kids and animals.  All of her images are so sweet with lots of little details.  All of her images are FREE!  She says that she has been blessed with this wonderful talent and wants to share it.  She only asks that you give her credit.  Give her a visit at Sliekje Digi Stamps.

I used a scalloped square Nestabilities from Spellbinders and a Stampin’ Up border punch.  I layered pink and green flowers and held them together with a striped brad.  The papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle.

As if the pig isn’t sweet enough, the mouse on his back is just as cute!

I hope you’re enjoying something crafty today.

Handmade Hunting Cricut Wedding Card with Camouflage

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I love making cards for people.  I got a special request, and this one was a challenge!  She wanted a handmade wedding shower card, and the bride hunts, so she wanted camouflage on it.

I knew I was going to cut a bride out using the Wedding Solutions Cricut Cartridge, and I knew I wanted her holding a rifle cut using the Old West Cricut Cartridge.  I had no idea what I was going to do after that!

I really had to think about this one.  I used dark green for the background and added the camouflage paper.  Then I added a strip of black cardstock.  I used a small scalloped edged Stampin’ Up punch and added a tan bow.  I stamped For Your Shower and punched it out with an oval.  Then I punched a scalloped oval to g behind it. The punch is also from Stampin’ Up.

To finish the card, I added stick on pearls to the For Your Shower Sentiment and to her wedding dress.  I put one pearl in her hair and made her a necklace.  On the bottom of the wedding dress, I added icicles Stickles glitter glue.

On the inside, I put, The Hunt Is Over.

This handmade wedding card is definitely one of a kind!  Country, redneck, rustic, and camouflage weddings are very popular here. I bet this won’t be my last camouflage wedding card request.

For Redneck, camouflage, and hunting themed wedding decorations, visit redneck Wedding Table Decorations.

Diaper Fold Candy Treat Holder Using Life’s a Beach Cricut Cartridge Flip Flops

diaper fold treat holder life's a beach cricut cartridge flip flops I have something other than a card to share today!  The Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge is my favorite this time of year.  As much as I love making cards, I also love all of the other fun things that you can make with paper.  Quick and easy Thank You gifts or party favors are great to make.  This one is awesome if you’re in a hurry.  Read more »

End of Summer Weekend Crop in Easton

pam oriolesThis is such a fun time of year, and with the mild weather, I’ve really enjoyed it this summer!  I’m sitting here with a bowl of Breyer’s Reese’s Cup ice cream watching the Orioles play in Oakland.  Go O’s!!! Today I went to the Plein Air Festival in Easton.  I’ve always wanted to go, but as you know, the heat and humidity are usually unbearable this time of year.  Since it was beautiful today, I thought it would be the perfect day to go.  For those that aren’t familiar with Plein Air Art, all of the paintings are done in the open air as opposed to being done in a studio. Artists have been spread all over the county all week, creating beautiful works of art, featuring beautiful flowers, waterfront, and the historic buildings here. Today was the Quick Draw competition, where artists only had 2 hours to create their masterpieces.  I can barely draw a stick figure, so I really appreciate who can draw and paint.  I got there in time for the show and sale, which is also outside, in the street with music and a great festive atmosphere.  It was a fun way to spend a few hours. OK OK OK….on to the information that you REALLY want!


Holiday Inn Express – Rt. 50 – Easton

August 29th – 31st

$100.00 for the Weekend




  • You can start cropping on Friday at 10am and stay as late you’d like.  Saturday and Sunday you can start cropping as early as you want and stay as late as you want.
  • Fee is for cropping only.  If you would like to spend the night, email me and I will see what kind of rate I can get with the hotel.
  • Food is not included, but hotel offers water and coffee. A nice continental breakfast is included if you stay at the hotel.
  • Please email if you plan to attend. I had quite a few people interested when I sent the last email. I don’t want to overbook!
  • Payment can be mailed to:  Pam Larmore – P.O. Box 73 – Cordova, MD 21625

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