Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cricut Ornament

You will find this image on the Cricut Circle Paper Trimmings Cartridge.  I cut two of the ornament on page 64 found at Row 5 Button 3, from dark indigo cardstock.  By the way, it seems there was a mixup on this cartridge as the book shows to make the base of the ornament by using the Shift but that actually gives you the center accent and the book shows no shift to get the center accent but you actually have to press shift.  I then cut 6 of the center accent, scored down the middle and folded in half then glued them together.  Glue the 3 attached center accents to the center of each of the two ornaments.  I then cut the snowflake from the same button just using Circle Feature and no shift.  Glue the baubles back to back with the snowflake in between to make your 3D ornament then tie up a ribbon to hang it from your Christmas Tree!

Here is the list of pieces used:

(2) ornament cut at size 3 1/2"
(6) center accents cut at 3 1/2"
(1) snowflake by turning on the Circle Feature at 5 1/4"

Have a SCRAPtastic day!


Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I'm so excited to be hosting my first Close To My Heart Party this coming weekend October 15 2011!  As part of the party fun I have designed these two fun little projects for everyone to do, spotlighting my new favorite product the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge & the companion stamp set that works with this cartridge C1469 December 25th.  Can't wait to do this fun project with everyone!
Have a SCRAPtastic day!


Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Friday, October 7, 2011

A wicked wedding card

For this card I used CTMH Art Philosophy to cut the on page 26 for the title in orange than slightly bigger in black.  Then I used Cindy Loo page 58 to cut the cat.  I used Pop up neighborhood page 68 with Accessory feature to cut the fence.  Finally I used Designer Calendar feature Events and button found on row 3 button 9 for the word Wedding.  I used Stretch Your Imagination to cut the Groom (bride was removed by trimming with scissors) with the Blackout feature on but I flipped it on my Gypsy so he would be facing the way I wanted.  I used the August Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart for my stamping needs.  I used Stampin Up Spider Web embossing folder for the background then I added ribbon, bling, beads and tulle to complete.

Have a SCRAPtastic day!


Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cricut Club 2011/2012 has started!  What is Cricut Club?  I love to teach my friends everything I know about the Cricut so each year I design classes to be done on the Cricut.  My friends bring their tools and paper scraps to my home once a month, they pick a class to do and whala 2 hours later they have a fabulous creation that they have made themselves!  I have watch people go from being scared of their Cricut to mastering it like a pro!

Well the new season has started so I thought I would share with you one of the classes I prepared for last season.  This is a picture of the project:

If you would like the tutorial to make this card and you agree to its terms of use being ONLY for personal use and reproducing in whole or in part is strictly prohibited, then to download file click Here    I also ask that you don't forward or link to this tutorial but rather link to my blog so that the file can be downloaded directly.

If you have any questions or comments I would be happy to hear from you!  You can comment here or please feel free to email me at

Have a SCRAPtastic day!


Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Canadian Paper Shaper Blog

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Date that Cricut Blade!

Hi everyone!

Thought I would share a little tip with you today...

Often when our Cricut cuts start tearing or not cutting through completely, we just start playing with the pressure, the blade depth and even the speed, but we hardly ever think about the Cricut blade because we really just don't think about when the last time we changed out was. Well now I have put an end to my frustration by dating my blade changes! Now when cuts start to deteriorate, I simply look at the date of the last blade change first, and if it has been just a bit too long, I change the blade out and most of the time that was the problem to begin with. Hope you find that helpful!



Friday, August 12, 2011

Hollywood Birthday

For this Vacation Memories Challenge I scrapbooked a trip to LA for our daughter's 10th birthday. I used Cricut's Locker Talk Cartridge for the clapperboard and Cricut's Hannah Montana Cartridge for the Guitar.

Here is the complete layout:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hummingbird Thank You Card

My Mother just went through a mastectomy and thankfully everything went well! We wanted to send thank you cards to all those who stopped to visit her, brought her flowers or made her a card, so I made these for that very purpose.

I used Cricut Imagine's Lori's Garden Cartridge on my Cricut Imagine.

Using Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage to give the feeling of sky and grass to the scene. To add some elegance I added a glint in the hummingbirds eye and some shine to the flowers with Stickles in Cinnamon & Pink. I also used a ton of foam dimensionals

I hope you like the card and thanks for stopping at my blog today!



Monday, July 18, 2011

Canadian Paper Shaper Video episode 1

Hi Everyone,

Well I finally got the nerve to shoot a how to video and uploaded it to youtube today! This video is about making a fabric flower that you can use on a brooch, hair clip, necklace, scrapbook page, card or any number of other things. It is really easy and I hope you will find it as fun to make as I had making the video :) One thing I did want to mention is that on this video I used a 2" punch just to save filming time, however I normally would use my Cricut and one of the many cartridges that offer shapes is George & basic shapes

Please leave me your comments, suggestions or ideas either here by comment or email me at

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 13, 2011

A little Vinyl Therapy!

We bought some new helmets for our bike touring this year but both helmets are identical except for size. It's a pain to have to find the tag inside to figure out which helmet is his and which one is mine so I decided to spend a quiet evening individualizing our helmets. These images are from Home Decor, Indie Art and finally Gypsy Font, all of which are available at! I purchased my vinyl and transfer tape from - Vinyl

This is a fairly inexpensive & easy way to dress up or make objects identifiable. Make sure when you are cutting your vinyl you want to use the 'Kiss Method' which means you don't want to cut through the backing paper, so just remember the "rule of 3" which means Speed 3, Pressure 3 and Blade depth 3!!

Have fun with your vinyl!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In the big city!

One thing about living in small town British Columbia, it's nice to get to a big city like Calgary AB to see how the other half crafts! I took in the Titanic Exhibit at the Telus World of Science Center and it was fantastic! Definitely something to scrap about however they won't let you take a photo of anything so not much material to scrapbook though :(

Off to visit some of the shops in Calgary and to help my girlfriend get her scrapbook room set up!

Back home soon my friends!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Me & my scraproom

I'm very lucky to have a scraproom in our home. When I first started scrapbooking it was like most I'm sure, at the kitchen table, then when our son moved out I claimed a bedroom! That was great until I had completely filled the room within a few years and couldn't even move! Then we went house husband thought it was to find me a rancher that has 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry room, dinning room, kitchen and living room all on one floor because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, but in secret, it was totally for the SCRAPROOM! LOL

Thanks for stopping by and have a SCRAPtastic Day!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to post this note about a webiste that I visit. I have purhcased from Scrapbook Pal and have always appreciated the customer service as well as it is my to-go place for Cricut Cartridges that are retiring. Go see them for yourself at


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Welcome Baby Shower Card

I owe this card to the Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails Cartridge! So easy to make a great looking card! Not to mention a thank you to Stampin' Up for the great 'wavey words greeting'. Thanks for coming to have a look!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Recycling made into an album

The challenge was to recycle items and turn them into a project. Bombarded with discs in the mail from casinos all over the world, I had a drawer full to recycle! I had some buttons and ribbon from a mini candy holder my friend made for easter. I had heavy chipboard tags from some yoga outfits as well. All of these items went into my projects!

I covered the cardboard CD sleeves and even a cd!

The clothing tag was covered with a scallop and the title was added and topped off with a recycled button!

The recycled Ribbon wraps a photo mat & is tied to the rattle next to the baby bottle.

The only cartridge used in this album was New Arrivals

Another fun project!

Have a Scraptastic day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New E2 Giveaway!

Wanted to let you know about a great giveaway of Expression 2! Enter here Go To Giveaway

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cricut Storage

This is a picture of one area where I keep Cricut/Provo Craft tools. I just got my Cricut Imagine last fall so I don't own very many cartridges yet so over my ribbon racks is perfect for right now. I keep my Cricut pens in an old candle jar on the racks right next to a jar of crocheted flowers my Mom made me and my Cricut Circle Membership Certificate is housed on the other ribbon rack. Under the counter top you can see a small, white storage drawer and my regular Cricut cartridges are stored in there. My Cuttlebug is handy at my work area as well. I also have a personal Cricut and to the left of my computer is my Imagine, however they just wouldn't all fit in the picture. My Cricuts are all in the midst of getting covers wonderfully crocheted by my Mom!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mom made me a Cricut Cover!

Hi everyone,

I have one of the most talented Mother's in the entire world! She made me a beautiful Cricut cover for my personal Cricut and is now hard at work making one for my Expression & Imagine! How lucky am I? Imagine, I just commented about how they collect dust and then Presto a dust cover appears! Thank you so much to my wonderful Mom!

Bringing in Spring!

Hopefully this card will inspire spring to make an appearance!

I used Calligraphy Collection to make 4 different cuts from white cardstock then used them as a mask to apply Distress Inks over, then I cut the window embellishment and Thinking of you to lay over the window.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy Bird day

A dear friend is celebrating her birthday this month so I took the opportunity to make this 'bird day' card for her. The entire card is made from my Cricut Imagine & Imagine more cards. I cut multiple of the bird and words so that I could do some dimensional stacking....just love dimensionals, should own stock in one of the companies LOL. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Have a SCRAPtastic day!