Saturday, June 23, 2018

SOS: Craftin' machine!

Hello!  Thanks for visiting!  This week at Shopping Our Stash, I am your hostess and have chosen the theme "She's a craftin' machine!" I am encouraging folks (as well as myself) to use the craft machines that are a little neglected.  I am guilty of neglecting my electronic die-cutting machine... poor thing.  It just becomes a production to get it out with all my papers and vinyls and then the machine itself takes up a lot of real estate on my kitchen table (I don't even bring it out to the shack-- eventually I'd like to have a table for it, but that will be in the future.)

  • Found some gel-printed papers and busted out the Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut the flip-flops out.  
  • The main background paper was in my scrap box-- old K & Company from many years ago
  • The green background paper was from a huge pad 
  • The "Hello" was already just sitting on my desk!  Stash-busting at it's best!
  • All flowers were pre-dicut using my Big Shot.  The bigger flowers are by Spellbinders and the smaller flowers are by Tim Holtz-- the smaller flowers fell onto the craft shack floor as I was putting the flowers away, so I decided that they were volunteering and I added them!
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Anthracite added to center of flowers
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you over at SOS with some machine-use of your own!


  1. What a fun summer card with those stitched around sandals! Such bright and cheery colors!
    I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog this month! You can find the current link party here:

  2. Fabulous stash bustin' card, love those flip flops and all the patterns. I can see it would be hard to have a large tool around I don't have one but it's enough with the cutter and the big shot and mine is old so have a lot of parts to it. I pretty much take over the coffee table at the cottage, a craft table and most of the couch beside me, there has to be a better way lol.