Thursday, December 9, 2010

circles circles everywhere

I've been wanting to share a crafting tool that I recently purchased that I just LOVE.  Maybe you will too?  Martha Stewart was a guest on Oprah one day and demonstrated how to use the Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter.
Right when I saw it I started thinking about all the ways I could put it to use.  Man I wanted it!!!  THEN, during the show, Martha announced that she was giving Oprah viewers a coupon for one of her products that could be printed fo' free online!  So I went online, printed myself out one of the sweet coupons, and went to Michael's and got an awesome deal on it!  The main reason I wanted it was so I could make cute banners for parties and special events.  That's really all I've used it for so far, but I know I will find other ways to use it soon.
It's very simple to use--just press down on the small circle while keeping your other hand on the large circle and cut the paper!

You can make circles anywhere from 4 to 12 inches wide.

The little spot underneath where the razor goes. 

 With my older sissy getting married, I have attended a lot of wedding events lately and it has come in perrrrfect use.
One I made for a couples shower my sister threw for her friend.

Lingerie shower banner for my "sexy little bride" sister.


Banner for her bridal shower.

Goodies table. Yes, the goodies were delicious.
Before I had purchased my circle cutter I made a banner for my friend Ashley's baby shower.  I had to improvise with this one so I used fabric instead of the circle papers.  Instead of punching holes in the fabric and stringing them with ribbon, I used tiny little clothespins to hang it right on the ribbon.  I think they turned out just as cute on my friend Jessie's beautiful wall colors.
Congrats Ashy Ashy!

She WAS a baby girl after all! ;) 
This tool makes it so easy to make creative, fun, and cheap decorations for anything.  When we move into our house I plan to cut circles for some fun holiday decorations and for certain learning activities I have been thinking up for Cambria.  Oh, and in case you were wondering, my mom is a teacher so for all but one of the banners I had her cut the letters out for me with her school's die cutter.  VERY convenient!

I've been busy hand-making all our Christmas cards and I'm very pleased with how they are turning out! Can't wait to share them :)

I made this veggie & cheese stromboli for dinner last night.  It was gooooooooooood.

And this was messy.

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