The Wild Card Cricut Cartridge

When my friend, Jen, first showed me this Cricut cartridge, I was amazed! I currently have four cartridges (they are expensive!!!) and a couple of them make cards. My card making has just begun and I either use what I have or just make my own. Recently, with the addition of embellishments like ribbons or buttons, the products have come out pretty adorable, but nothing like what experienced card makers can create!

So Kammy, another crafty friend of mine, has the Wild Card Cartridge as well and she so graciously offered to let me borrow it anytime I desired.  That time came this week.  With so many events happening in May (Teacher Appreciation Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, weddings, etc…) I figured it would be a good time to test it out.  Kammy also told me that it is now available at Michael’s so hopefully I will be getting one of my own soon!
Here are some of the cards I was busy making yesterday:

For my mom, who has been visiting her sisters for a few weeks.

Teacher Appreciation Day card and envelope

Thought this was just beautiful!  I ran out of navy
cardstock or it would have been a bit more embellished.

This was the card I gave the secretary at Chris’s preschool
for Administrative Professionals Day.  She also got a disposable
coffee cup with coffee beans and a Starbucks giftcard!

Magic Boxes

My Google Reader gave me a pleasant surprise the other day!  One Pretty Thing is a recent addition to my blog roll and I LOVE it.  If you don’t know, it is a site that many crafty and creative people send in their projects and then they are shared with the world!  This project from Skip to my Lou caught my eye.  These magic boxes seemed like another amazing gift for teacher appreciation week.  I am not yet sure what I am going to fill each compartment with but I think I might do something like this.

Magic box: What is so magical you ask???

Remove the lid and four compartments unfold!

Lid off

Top view
Still need to add some ribbon and embellishments, but I think they turned out pretty cute!

Teacher Appreciation Day Gifts!!!

Teacher appreciation day is coming up so I decided to start working on gifts for CB’s teachers.  File folder organizers seemed like a cute idea for a teacher so I headed to Michael’s for some adorable paper!  To personalize them a bit I added their first initial on the front.  In order to make them a bit more durable, the entire organizer in Mod Podge.  It added a nice sheen to them too!