Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Disney 12 X 12 Page

M-I-C-K-E-Y MOUSE and His Friends!

Here is one of our newest layouts for Etsy!!  We hope you enjoy! We think it is a perfect layout for any Disney themed scrap page. 

Prefect for:
  • Disney Land
  • Disney World
  • A Disney Shopping Trip
  • A Disney Cruise
  • Halloween!

We used the iconic black, red, and white to enhance this classic page!

Check out the detailed photos to see all of the embellishments included in this layout! This 2 page layout is full of amazing detail.

The photos do not do justice to this cute layout. We just know you will love it in person! Thanks for taking the time to view the items in our Crabby Cakes Studio Etsy Store and if you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. We will get back with you as quickly as we can.

Special thanks to one of our favorite for the rights to use these very cute paper piecing templates!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

August 2010 Calendar Insert SPLISH SPLASH

August 2010 CD Calendar Insert "Splish Splash"

What better way to design this month's CD Calender insert celebrating the hottest month in Chicago!  August is all about trying to stay cool in the August heat. Thank goodness for air conditioning or we all with be looking like the California Raisins!

There is nothing like a little SPLISH SPLASH to cool off this summer!  Here I used a stamped image of  a frog sliding in the Water from LV Stamp Company...too cute!  I love froggies!  The stamp image was colored using coloring pencils and a gamisol (sp) rub to smooth and blend the colors.  I continued to cut the outside of my image to the stamped edges.

I cut the background using left over green and aqua scraps.  The paper was already squarely cut so it was a perfect fit for the diamond shaped background.
Once glued down, I used the Diamond Glaze to create the wet look of the water.

SPLISH SPLASH!!!  Please celebrate the warm weather with Crabby Cakes and leave a comment!  Let us know how you and your family are keeping cool this month!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Slumber Party Delight Shooting Star Trinket Box

Sorry for the long delay on posting anything new to our blog!

As promised any moons ago, my goal was to see what I can create using the Walmart's Cricut Lite Slumber Party Cartridge.   I was at the dollar store and found a trinket box for guess what...A DOLLAR!  Looking at it I immediately know I was going to create a trinket box for my friend's daughter Lindzi! I hope she likes it!

The first step in the process was to paint the box.  I used Plaid acrylic paint. A raspberry metallic base paint.

I used the Cricut Slumber Party Cartridge and some left over scrap pieces to create the Shooting Star.
I used a scrap of Lasting Impressions Black for the back ground and outside border.  I used a scrap of FairyTale background paper which was part of a larger scrap paper packet new from Hobby Lobby.  This I created the shooting stars part and a glitters border!  Using my Cricut Expressions, the image was cut at 3 inches.

After cutting my image, I simple decoupaged down all the layers (I don't decoupage the top layers yet) and wrapped a rubber band around the outside of the box to secure the border would dry snug to the sides
without lifting.

Once my layers were dried (approx. 1 hour)  I went back and added my inside top and bottom layer, again, using the FairyTale background paper. The fit of  insides my vary depending on the trinket box you purchase.  The once shown here was 3 1/4 X 3 1/4. Decoupage the bottom and top of the inside lid and place your drawer sheets on top.  I used a ruler to smooth out to the paper to ensure no gaps or buckling.  If you looks closely, there is one slight one I could not correct.....(as much as I try I can not always do everything is perfect, just don't tell my husband that!  LOL).

Once the top and bottom liners are in place, decoupage the paper once again to "seal it"  I left my trinket box open over night to dry.

The next morning I decoupaged the entire outside of the box and let it dry while I was off to work.  When I came back home, Grabbing some Stickles I went to tonight "decorate" the shoot star.

Here is the outcome....I hope you enjoy it, but I especailly am hoping Lindzi will enjoy it more!

Please leave your comments, concerns, suggestions, other creative ideas...We would love to hear from you!

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