Well, if being sick actually meant you got a day off from Mom duties…it would probably also mean I got an actual paycheck. Today, neither are true. I am sick and gross and you could probably catch my cold-turning-into-sinus-infection just from reading this post. Wait!!! Don’t leave!!! That part was an exaggeration. Plus, I’m sure with all the Lysol DH has sprayed you could lick my keyboard and be just fine. Ugh…that was grosser than the last thing I said.
Anyway, DS#2 had a b’day party to go to today. I put off doing anything for it until the last seconds because I felt so bad. Though I felt compelled to make a cute card for DS’s friend. I decided to give “The Sponge” another try. Although this card looks unfinished..’cause I didn’t feel good enough to do any more than I did…I still think I’m getting better at making Bob. THIS TIME I read the front of the Cricut booklet. You know what? There’s some useful information in there about how to do layers. Who knew?! LOL
1st – do that main cut in black…THEN do the other cuts. OOOOHHHH!!!
You know, it makes me wonder what I might learn if I read other directions. Hmmm…oh well. LOL
Here’s the last Spongebob Card I made. I’m still having trouble figuring out how to make his mouth look normal. I left some of those cuts out. Oh, I used the Spongebob Cricut cartridge for this AND the punch I used is EK Swiss Cheese. Then I put vellum on the back of the bubbles so they’d be…more bubble like. I heart vellum. I just rarely use it.
Not to leave out my newest love…Stampin’ Up Cello bags filled with candy and topped with cardstock. LOVE THAT. Here’s the one I made today. Yes, I washed my hands first!! I’m not THAT nasty. Just a little nasty. Kiddding. That candy never touched my hands…went from one bag to the other …PROMISE!!
What’s cool about this is that you don’t need a Cricut to make it.
Here’s how you do it:
- Get a bag and fill it with candy
- Fold cardstock in half and staple
- Cover stapled areas with paper and glue/tape down
- Punch out a shape for some pizazz
- Stamp shape with sentiment or picture
Now, for these I did use the Stampin’ Up Cello bags in medium and filled them with sour Skittles. I used my new Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to staple it closed, but I’ve used a regular stapler every time previously. I just got that Tiny Attacher and just HAD to use it for something. I punched the shapes out with those Marvy scalloped squares you see in the background and popped things a bit with Stampin’ Up dimensionals (pop dots). I used Stampin’ Up classic green galore stamp pad for the image and sentiment. The little present came from Stampin’ Up Sock Monkey and the sentiment came from SU Fundamental Phrases.
Done and Done.
It’s not my best bag…but hey…it was not bad for day four of being a human petri dish.
I’m off to keep Puffs Plus and Tylenol Severe Cold in business and chill out watching Stranger with my Face on Lifetime with DD.
Happy…cough, cough, cough…sniff…excuse me…Crafting!