Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Handmade Christmas present made using the Pet Shop cartridge and the Cricut Craft Room Banners exclusive.

Hello, friends!

My finals are over now, so I have much more time to make pretty things to inspire you all. What a relief! I have been so overloaded with things to do lately, it will be nice to have that all pared down a bit! However, I wish I could take a long winter's nap ;-)

Today's project is a Christmas present I made for my sometimes cantankerous grandma. She has two Boston terriers that she just adores, so when I saw the Boston terrier image on the Pet Shop cartridge I knew immediately that something was going to be made with it. The little puppies names are Honey and Sugar, which I think are great names! Now, she is impossible to please but I am hoping that she will actually like this. Fingers crossed!

Also, I used the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive Banners cartridge. I have to tell you, I filled up an entire 12" x 12" mat with these banners at various sizes for later. I just love these and am so happy to have as many as I want at whatever size I want! Don't you just love that!


I bought the frame at Target.
I cut the Boston's out at 4". I am not sure the size of the banner since it was cut on CCR. Since I am not as versed with CCR as I would like, I do not have a file yet to give you. As soon as I figure that out I will start posting them for you all to have!
I used a die and my trusty cuttlebug for the lettering.
Thanks so much for dropping by today! I will see you all back here tomorrow with some Christmas tags!

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35 comments:

scrapdiva said...

really cute, a great gift idea

Joan Smith said...
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JuPooh65 said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift for your grandmother. I am sure she will like it! Thanks for sharing it with us! :D

Joan Smith said...

Cute...idea...I'll be your Cantankerous grandma will love it...she probably has a hard time letting her guard down...but for sure it will be her most remembered and best gift this Christmas....the fact that you put so much thought into it alone is worth it's weight in gold and then you ran with the idea and kapow.....awesome gift!!!!

Looking forward to your tags tomorrow....and girl..you deserve some fantastic down time!!

ENJOY!! ENJOY!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Very cute project! Pet shop is on my (evergrowing) wish list :D. One thing I really loved about CCR (before I had to delete it on advice of PC's customer service) was working with ALL the carts. I just haven't gotten around to trying it again because I've had so much to do lol.

Ann said...

Even if she is cantankerous she should love it. Very thoughtful of you Mel.
Mstgane
ANN

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful idea...I do think your Grandmother will love it!

Crafting Katie said...

Too cute! What a great gift! Congrats on finishing your finals - may the party begin!

Scrappy Emt said...

Those are beautiful... I want to make something like for my mom... she had the same kind of dog and she was killed a year ago by another dog. My mom misses her penny she was 14 years old ... thank for sharing this happy crafting

Mary Anne P. said...

This is a great gift idea for all those animal lovers. Thank you for sharing.

Betsy said...

Congratulations on finishing your finals! Relax (sure) and have happy holidays.

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable idea for the dog lover!!
Lee-Ann :)

lospring said...

Those are very crisp and clean presents. Thank you!

robin from co. said...

she should enjoy the pups.like the banners.relax enjoy the holidays.

Loster said...

I guess I'll need to check out the Pet Shop cartridge. Thanks for sharing. And yes, I too am looking forward to your tags tomorrow.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just too cute she is going to just LOVE this!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute idea, I think she shall cherish this gift from you!!!


Brenda W.

Shawnee said...

Very cute gift idea.

Amber said...

This is such a great gift idea and I really like how you put a bow around it to make it more festive. Cute!

tndj said...

So cute. My daughter would love that as she has a Boston Terrier. He is my granddog. He is so spoiled . I will have to look for Pet Shop so that I can make her one like yours. TFS

Luria said...

This is simply adorable your grandma should really love this gift.

Luria

SaraBug said...

I used to have a Boston Terrier. I'm sure she will love it. I do.

Scrapper69 said...

This turned out really, really CUTE! I am LOVIN' The Digital Banner Cartridge! :o)

Theresa

Nanci said...

Cute idea. I also have one of those grandmothers. i really need to get in the craft room and see what I can come up with.

Anonymous said...

I WOULD LOVE TO GET THIS CARTRIDGE!!! SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE ANIMALS AND WOULD LOVE TO CREATE THINGS WITH THIs!!!! jAN FROM MICHIGAN

julie said...

those are way to cute, my in laws have 2 dogs and a cat.those would make great xmas gifts for them. because sometimes you dont know what to gift. thanks for all you do and share. marry xmas god bless you and yours. 1205love@gmail.com

carolyn's creations said...

This wall hanging is so cute!! I would love to make one of these too, but I don't think the cartridge has a German Shorthaired Pointer on it.

JANLYNN said...

This is sooo cute. I have 3 coworkers who have Bostons. This would be so right for them.

Karen said...

That's a great idea. Love it!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

What a great use for the banners, so cute! :-)

Linda said...

really cute picture, TFS

Bunnyfreak said...

What a great gift idea.

Rose said...

How adorable! We had the same kind of dog growing up named Daisy. Your Grandma will LOVE it!

Susan said...

ahhhhh ~ how cute is that!
SusanJ in atlanta

Nanette said...

This is so cute. If she really loves her dogs I can't imagine her not liking it. You'll have to let us know.

 
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