Sunday, February 28, 2010

Leprechun March Calendar Page

We love making gifts for co-workers, family and friends!  We created 2010 CD Calendars during the holidays as part of our gift giving season.  Everyone that who was lucky enough to receive one loved them!

In effort in getting ahead of spring cleaning we came across one extra CD Calendar for 2010,so it is going to part of 2010 postings!

We know missed posting January and February, but don't worry,we will get those posted next week for you!

Use 1 blank CD holder, must be the hard plastic thing.  Simply flip the CD holder open and place your monthly calendar in the side that has the ridges (the side where the CD cover is held)
EXTRAS:Stickers,rhinestones, paper peicings,and stamps

MINI CALENDAR:We used mini calendars which you can find all over the internet for free! Another great way to save money!

Each monthly cardstock insert is cut 4 1/2x 5 1/2.
Each monthly background pages is cut 4 1/4x5 1/4.

This particular March calendar is decorated with the calendar image of the Leprechun.
We used orange flock on the beard along with gloss and gold glitter.

The background paper used was purchased by our local Hobby Lobby last year. Again, we used left over scraps!

The pop up circle is embossed in gold,using a stamp from Michael's dollar bins! We love to bargain shop!

Well, Crabby Cakes Studios hopes we help inspire your creative juices!

February’s Organization Tip: Cupcake Tins

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Looking for a simple and inexpensive way to store small pieces of your current projects?  We absolutely love using cupcake tins.  It has many uses.  In this picture, we are storing small odds and ends.  We also use these to store our paper piecing projects while we are cutting them with our Cricuts!  Great to hold rhinestones, brads, eyelets, and other small embellishments while working on a project.

Be thrifty!  Christine picked hers up at a garage sale a couple of summers ago for 10 cents each (who can beat that for storage!).  If you can't find them at garage sales, we would also recommend dollar stores. 

Christine and Bobbi

Thursday, February 25, 2010

So Stinkin Cute!

Here is just one page for a baby boy album we are creating for Baby Henry!

We hope you enjoy it. If you are interested in giving a one of a kind,unique gift please contact us!  We love custom orders!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vintage/Retro Cookbook

Check out the slide show we put together on the amazing vintage recipe book Bobbi created.  In the book are actual ads from Woman's Day magazine dating back to the 1950's and 1960's.  This item is not to be missed.

Free SVG File - Elephant Peeker

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As promised, Crabby Cakes Studio has published an Elephant Peeker FREE SVG file.  This embellishment has so many uses.  Cards ("I'll never forget you"), scrapbook pages (baby, kids, zoo, safari).  Let us know how you use this SVG file.

As always, we've included a picture of the elephant peeker in the download file. Crabby Cakes Studios has several new SVG patterns that we are going to be posting soon. Become a follower so that you can be notified as soon as we post a new file!

Click on the below link to download the Elephant Peeker SVG File:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Engagemet layout finally complete!

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As we talked about yesterday in the movie night layout,we've had this engagement layout stuck in our head for many months now. We finally finished it this morning. We used a flourish from our new "free" Cricut cartridge that came with our new Expression - the Serenade. We think the flourish really helps complete the pages. We hope that Crabby Cakes has turned your day from crabby into happy!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Movie Night layout finally realized

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I am sure many of you have had this happen to you... you get an idea stuck in your head and can't rest until you see it to completion.  Well today was the day!!  We finally created our movie night 2 page layout.  As usual it does not quite match the original idea - but it's an improvement on the original idea.  We created an SVG file for the movie clapboard (it even moves - although you won't get the clapping sound with paper!).   Well on to our next layout - and engagement layout that we've been visualizing for months. Let us know what you think!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Free SVG File - Chick hatching from an egg (Easter)

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Crabby Cakes Studio is so excited to publish another FREE SVG file on our blog.  This one is an Easter themed file. 

This will be a great embellishment for your March/April (or Spring) layouts, scrapbook pages or cards! Imagine creating a layout with this SVG....

We hope you like it! In the download file, we have included a picture of the hatching chick.  Crabby Cakes Studios has several new SVG patterns that we are going to be posting this week.  Become a follower so that you can be notified as soon as we post a new file!
Click on the below link to download the Chick hatching from the egg SVG File:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February's Free SVG File : Pot of Gold Paper Piecing

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Crabby Cakes Studio is so excited to publish our first FREE SVG file on our blog.

This will be a great embellishment for your March layouts, scrapbook pages or cards! Imagine creating a layout with this SVG....

I am so LUCKY...Our Friendship is Gold!
You make me feel RICH!
May the luck of the Irish be with you!

Please let us know what you think of the paper piecing pattern! We hope you like it! In the download file, we have included a picture of the Pot of Gold.

Click on the below link to download the Pot of Gold SVG File:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Card How To

Just because we love you! Here are the instructions for the January Card of the Month: Valentine's Day Card

February Product Review: Scor Tape

 This tape scores 5 out of 5 crabs!
Having been a scrapbooker and cardmaker for a number of years, I am always looking for the most cost effective and best products.   When it comes to double sided adhesive tape, I always used the orange rolls of tape.  For anyone who is a scrapbooker – you know what I am talking about.  It’s the tape with orange film that sticks to you when you remove it from the adhesive. 
One day I found the scor-tape at a local store and have been hooked ever since.   The tape comes in large economical rolls (27 yards!), as well as 5 different sizes  (1/8, ¼, ½, 1 ½, 2 ½)!   This is acid free and even heat resistant.  It can be used for embossing powders, beads, glitter, or ribbon (my primary use).    I always have the 1/8, ¼, and ½  sizes on hand.   This tape is easy to cut, (it’s paper backed no plastic backed)  it does not ruin your scissors with sticky adhesive and is beyond easy to apply to your paper.  I LOVE IT!   I will not go back to the orange (red)  tape and would strongly recommend it to everyone.   
Where to purchase:

Old McDonald had a Farm - EIEIO New Scrapbook

We are pleased to introduce our most unique scrapbook to date.  This book is shapped like a barn and silo and each page of the book corresponds to the song Old McDonald had a Farm - EIEIO!!  It even contains an original piece of paper piecing art work in our Geese.  This was a SVG file that we created to go along with the song!  We hope you love this book as much as we do!  There will be many more "shape" scrapbooks to be posted in the next couple of weeks.

Christine and Bobbi

Sunday, February 14, 2010

6x6 Baby Girl Scrapbook

This is a detail slide show of our latest listing in our Etsy store.  It's a 6x6 Baby Girl Scrapbook that we are selling for $25.00.  Let us know what you think about it!


Christine and Bobbi Jo