Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#Naptime Pursuits: Glass Block

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I just love Christmastime! All the colors, songs, decorations, and holiday related activities! My favorite part about this time of year is spending time talking about, reflecting on, and sharing the story of Jesus' birth.

My 2nd favorite part about this time of year is making gifts. I absolutely love making gifts for everyone on our lists. I posted last week about the Footprint Art Gifts I made. This week, I'm sharing with you a glass block I made for someone. I'm also going to take a minute to share about my present to myself and the excitement I can't contain! 

I have had a Cricut for the last 4/5 years. I love it! I bought it when I was in Graduate School because I knew I would use it to work on bulletin boards and for various classroom projects. When I bought it, I didn't realize the possibilities. Fast forward to now- I debated switching to a Silhouette. I wanted to be able to make my own images in Photoshop or use graphics I found online and fonts I had on my computer. I was tired of buying cartridges and feeling limited. Then, earlier this year, Cricut came out with the new Explore and I was intrigued. Again, I debated for a long time whether to switch or to stick with Cricut. This time of year is especially hard because of the awesome deals on everything! Anyway, I decided to stay with Cricut. I bought myself a new Explore and am so glad that I did. It does everything that I loved about the Silhoutte, and I am able to continue to use the cartridges that I already have.

Anyway- as promised- here is the Glass Block I made. I used Cricut Vinyl in Gold, cut it out, used Contact Paper in Clear as my transfer paper, and used ribbon and the gold drum accent on top from AC Moore. 





11 comments:

  1. That came out really nice, I love the gold coloring.

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    1. Thanks! It was the first time I used vinyl with my Cricut

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  2. Great idea! Looks really nice.

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  3. cute idea! I wondered hop people got writing on the jars and glass boxes! I am adding your link up to my master list!

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    1. Awesome- thanks! It was surprisingly easy with Contact paper as my transfer paper

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  4. This looks great and a fun craft that my daughter and I could do together

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  5. I love the glass block! Cute idea.

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    1. Thanks! I made it for a gift, but I may make one for our own house- maybe with a silhouette of our puppies or something like that!

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