Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Whatcha-ma-cut and My Joy.

I can hear the Hallelujah Chorus now.

Oh the joy in my heart today, when I discovered a whole new world in paper crafting. This might make me sound like a novice, which I am not, but I had never heard of a certain fabulous invention before. And now...

It rocks my world!
What you ask?? I know you are in suspense.

Let me start at the beginning. I went to Ben Franklin to get some more spray adhesive because I had run out. It is my new favorite glue as you all know so well by now. Anyways, I saw this GREAT idea for cup cake invitations! They were a cupcake that you pulled out of a little sleeve. I thought they were perfect for Lala's invites. So I pulled out my cell phone and snapped a few pictures of them, all the while pondering how I would re-create these little masterpieces. Cut this. Fold that. Might take a little time, but I could do it. As I checked out at the register, the nice girl commented on how cute the paper was that I picked. I told her all about the little cupcake cards and what I wanted to make them for. And then she said "We have a DIE CUT for that." A whatcha-ma-cut? I wondered out loud.

The glory was then revealed. They had a die-cut machine that you can use for FREE and cut out hundreds of various shapes with. You just buy your scrapbook paper, and head back there, and use it. For FREE. I located this wondrous invention, and stood in awe as a sales lady showed me the ropes. I know many of you must have already heard of and used this mystical machine, but for me, a whole new world was opened.

I cut out many cupcakes and envelopes, and was thrilled!

Warning: Do not let your 3 year old help you crank the little crank. My poor boy tried to help me and got his thumb caught as the crank turned. Thankfully, many tears and one free balloon later, he had recovered. But it sure scared me! I felt like a horrible mother.

I am already plotting what I can cut out next. Paper flower shapes for sure, to layer on top of each other. I need to go see all the shapes and all their ideas. I am so excited!! Aladdin's "A Whole New World" is playing in my head.

It's fabulous.

Plotting away,
{P.S.- I really feel like I could do a lot more to these, but for the sake of time, I had to stop where they were at. I need to give them out at church tonight. Oh well!}

{P.P.S.- I know I announced an up-coming Valentines paper craft giveaway. It is in process. Life just kept on happening this weekend, and I was not able to do it as promised. Tomorrow is a craft day with some friends, and I will post about it then!}


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Very Cute! They are perfect for her party.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

How stinkin cute is that??? ANd I am totally jealous that you have free access to a die cut machine. JEALOUS! Boohoo...I want to come to your craft day (small tear).

Hoping for a Miracle~~ said...

Love it!!!! I love I think this a perfect invitation!!!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

These invites are sooooo stinkin' cute! Love them! I am jealous of the free die cut machine! I don't have anywhere near with a free one. Boo! I am planning on borrowing my SIL's cricut soon to try it out.

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