Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mardi Gras Party with Cricut & Cuttlebug!



Good Morning!
Sweet Treat Thursday is excited to Introduce




It's hard to believe we are already celebrating Mardi Gras with the advent of Easter! sheesh where did the first of the year go?!

First where does MARDI GRAS originates from? Here's some great info regarding



It is also called in different parts of the world as Carnival!

We are not known to be shy for throwing a party! Once again the Sweet Treat Team has created unique delicious recipes for you to celebrate Carnival or MARDI GRAS, using your Cricut from Provo Craft and some favorite cartridges.!

The Grand Parade of Sweet Treats Projects that is!!!!!

Hi everyone it's Kathy from Paper Phenomenon and welcome to Sweet Treats Thursday.

I hope all is well and you are ready for some fun and festive inspiration today!!!!! Check out the super fun and imaginative projects created by the Sweet Treats Team.

Nothing is too big or bold for Mardi Gras and "boy oh boy" do we have you covered for your next Mardi Gras party.

The centerpiece below measure 20 inches tall 12'' wide (at the widest point).

I used the Paperdolls Dress up cartridge for the masks and the Sweethearts Cartridge for the Fleur De Lis.



Check out my video for the "How did you make that Kathy?"

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Please be sure to Leave A Comment. We want to know what you think.


OkieLadybug did an amazing Party Invite. Be sure to stop at her blog for more step by step.

The party is in the house! I chose to make a mask and party invitation. The mask is actually simple to make, it is the embellishing that takes imagination and time. The party invitation was fairly simple but used a number of cartridges.



Here is a close up of the party invitation.






















Here is a close up of the amazing mask, kewl eh?


























Are you ready to see more??



Hi It's me, Cindy, joining the Sweet Treats team today with Mardi Gras creations. Want to decorate for your Mardi Gras festivities? Here's a simple wreath to get you started and a card to create for your Mardi Gras friends. So easy to make them both with your Cricut!


Use this card as an invitation to your own Mardi Gras gathering, or maybe to send to someone who won't be joining you! Easy enough to make a few.



Starting out with a grapevine wreath you are ready for as much or as little bold and bright as you want. My example should get you started!




Stop over at my blog to see a few what cartridges were used.


Are ideas spinning in your head yet??

Beth here to invite you to my Mardi Gras Party. I have a menu, place card, and party favor for you today at Cuttlebug Challenge, so lets get the party going!


Just want to add that my background on the menu was all pieced together using the diamond from Provo Crafts Cricut cartridge George's Basic shapes and if you would like to find out how I created my 3 pieces, please check my blog for all the how to's Nana's Memories and More

Thank you for joining us again this week at Cuttlebug Challenge and if you like what you see, please be sure and add our banner to your blog and become a follower hope you have enjoyed my project
Beth!


How about a king and Queen Mask from the 
Amazingly talented Carol



Greetings Everyone … This is Design Team Member ♥Carol♥. With today’s theme being Mardi Gras, I had to make a mask, in fact, I made two of them. These are to represent the King and Queen of Mardi Gras. I created them in Design Studio by combining shapes from the new Cricut Paisley Cartridge. I did miniature versions of the masks for the cards. I hope you enjoy them. Please visit my blog (LittleCreationCorner.blogspot.com) to see additional pictures and details on how they were made. Have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

The KING Mask


The QUEEN Mask


The CARD


The Set




How about a tutorial ????

Here's Carla's recipe for you...
Good morning ladies! I'm Carla and here to show you a cute & easy project for your Mardi-Gras celebration!! I have to admit, I don't know much about Mardi-Gras, so I hope you'll find my creations fun to try out all the same! The first is a fun little party invitation along with a banner to have at your table or perhaps up on your door letting people know they've found the fun! ;)


Materials:


Wild Card Cartridge

Celebrations Cartridge

Plantin Schoolbook

Purple, Green, & Yellow Bazzill Cardstock

Doodlebug Rhinestones









Directions:


Card:

1. Cut card base from Wild Card, cut layers, adhere on bottle.

2. Cut 'scallop' trim from Celebrations, adhere to card, adhere rhinestones.

3. Cut "It's a Party" from Wild Card. Adhere to card.

4. Cut party hat swirls from Celebrations, adhere to bottle top.


Banner:

1. Cut banner from cardstock in 2 colours in same size, layer, adhere.

2. Cut Mardis Gras & stars from Plantin Schoolbook. Adhere to banner.

3. Cut party hat swirls from Celebrations, adhere to top star as shown.

4. Adhere rhinestones on banner.

Carla,

I'm sure by now you are wondering if there are any prizes... Yes indeed, there is!! Wha' dis a partee' without prizes, eh??

Your prize is the Celebration Cartridge donated by Provo Craft,
I gotta tell you this cart is da bomb...





and....nope we are not done yet.... We are also giving 3 of these books that are very hot..



How to enter:
1. Leave comments on posts from the 15th to 3rd of March, as many times as you wish..
2. Become a follower.
if you enter the Cuttlebug challenge here that gives you 5 extra additional entries..
Winners will be announced on the 4th! easy eh!

PS, did you know if you want to print anything from our blog, all you have to do is hit file then print preview, then print?? kewl eh?

Have a fabulous weekend,
Maggie

148 COMMENTS:

Dana said...

Really liked all the projects..it's amazing how many talented ladies (and gentlemen) are out there. thanks for sharing.

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love all of the awesome creativity going on for Mardis Gras!

Bobbi said...

Those are so cute. Love the banner and the colors are all bright and cheerful. TFS

Primitive Seasons said...

Just saw this book for the first time on another site and would love to win a copy. Looks like fun! Thanks so much!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

WOW! What a post. I'm ready to party now :)

Tami said...

You have the best ideas here! Thank you for sharing them. It is such a bright spot in my day to see all these great crafts! Thank you!

JPScraps said...

WoW! Definitely makes one ready to Party!

IRW Dana said...

So many vibrant and wonderful colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I need to make a mask for a mardi gras bunko...cool beans!

JANLYNN said...

You Guys have been so creative. Love all of the projects. Makes me want to PARTY!!!!!

Cindy said...

Way to go, Sweet Treats Team!!! Terrific projects!

Shawnaw said...

Some really nifty projects!

Debra said...

Love the projects. What could I do? Hmmmm! I'll have to think about this challenge. I think I'll try it!

carriedan1 said...

Oh, I LOVE that centerpeice! Just beautiful!

littlen said...

Very cool projects.

Claudia said...

Wow! That's all I can say.

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...these are fantastic projects! I so want to go to a Mardi Gras party now. Thanks so much for sharing!

Faye said...

I am indeed inspired and my head is spinning...did I just experience Mardi Gras or what?!
I would love to own Celebrations or the book but the chance to win both?! Awesome!

Beth said...

Wow Sweet Treats do you know how to throw a party or what gorgeous work girls

Christina said...

All the projects look great!

shutterbuggin said...

What a amazing projects. I just love checking in here to get inspired each morning.

Summer Braxton said...

these make me want to throw a Mardi Gras party. LOL

Anonymous said...

Great ideas on this blog. I check it every day and just love all the designers works.

Becky Roper

Margie said...

Wowzers, these projects are ALL amazing, and I LOVE love love the masks the most!

narutopenguingirl said...

Wow! What cool projects and giveaways! Sign me up :)

Elaine A said...

Maggie -

What wonderful projects you've shown us! Such imagination! I love masks so I was naturally drawn to them. Just beautiful.

Elaine Allen

Jingle said...

Wow! These are such amazing projects!!! I really love masks and a couple of these are just inspiring! Thanks!!!

Kerie said...

What creative ideas - you ladies are very talented!!

KTbirdiegirl said...

Wow!! These are fantastic projects. Each project has its own feel with all the embellishments. Love the glam & bling! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talents with us and the tutorials and instructions!
Kathryn

Sheryl K said...

Amazing creations ladies!! Love them all!! May just have to have a Mardi Gras party!! Great giveaway also!! Thanks for sharing!! Sheryl K

jenbug said...

Neat Projects. I love the idea of making masks, it would be so much fun for birthday parties too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Love crafts forever said...

Oh , i love your projects it's so beautiful. I have a collections of masks and your is amazing.

ellen s. said...

COOOL! they are sooo generous!

Grace said...

What fun projects! Thanks for the chance to win! Played the challenge... am a follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

StefanieH said...

WOW that is amazing and so are all the other crafts. Thanks for sharing.

StefanieH
chrisandstef@sympatico.ca

Lisa said...

Everyone did a really great job with the different projects! Thanks for a chance to win!

Kim. said...

Wow what wonderful ideas, love the creativity you have.
Kim xXx

cindyh said...

Those projects are great!

RAP said...

You are all so talented and captured the spirit of mardi gras perfectly.

mary said...

I love the masks. I will have to find out how they are designed. I would love to have Celebrations cartridge. TFS.

scrapgal said...

Throw me something, Mister...lol I have always wanted to do that. Great projects. My creative wheels are spinning. Thanks for a chance to win.

♥Kimberly♥

Linda said...

Oh my gosh the mask and invitations are a master piece. You guys just keep up the awesome work. WOW!
Linda in Stanwood

nancy said...

Wow what talented men and women we have out there----it is so amazing to see the work done. Thanks for a chance to win the book or the cartridge----Nancy

thkelly said...

OMG I felt like I was at Mardi Gras! Love all the masks and the colors WOW! Not my usual color choice but I have to say I may re-think that LOL. TFS
Theresa at mccadesmom@gmail.com

Tricia said...

those masks are so wicked cool! thanks for the inspiration as always! love the print button addition too on the screen today!

Melissa said...

Carol, those masks are gorgeous!

cal8007 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win; I don't have this cartridge and the book looks very informative!

The projects are awesome! You have a bunch of very talented designers.

Thanks for sharing!

Carmen

Sherry said...

you are all so creative!!

Jessie said...

Cool projects!

Lida E said...

Loved all of the projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

racinggrandma61 said...

The projects are SUPER. Love the colors, the masks are fab. LOVe YOUR BLOG KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Keisha said...

Those Projects are really amazing. Thanks for the tuturial.

Amanda Profumo said...

WOW! All the crafts were awesome! Great job!
Fantastic prize too!

Rachel Phelan said...

I love them all, they're great!

Dawn said...

They are very cool. WOuld be great for a prom mask also.

Stamper said...

Wow I would love a chance to win one of these books. Love all the project.

Jamiecrafts said...

WOW those are some really nice projects, WTG everyone, nice work!

Kim said...

What wonderful projects. They are all great and someday I will get to use them.

Would love to win any of the prizes this round thanks for the chance.

Kim

Anonymous said...

gh - You ladies ROCK! Thanks! Gail gailheinecke at charter dot net

kate said...

Cute mascara for our prom. can anyone advise me a mask with 1920's theme?

Shantaie said...

great projects girls...there is so much to look at my head is spinning with ideas! Thanks for all the inspiration I can handle :)

craft_princess said...

Such grand projects!! Way to go girls!!

ottersln said...

These are great projects. Thanks for sharing!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects! So fun looking at these masks! I need to use my Cricut more often! :o)

Jacqui said...

Loved all these projects. the colors were really crazy and fun. Party time :)

Linda Beeson said...

All of these projects are so wonderful and SOOOOO creative. What I love the most are the colors.

Craftyanny said...

Fantastic projects girls:)
Anne x

Maquel said...

I love ALL the projects!! I just wish I was closer to New Orleans to really celebrate Mardi Gras!!! Great inspiration, Thanks!!

Clare D. said...

Thanks for the drawing! I recently tried my first online crop, and found that I got pages and cards done! Since, getting to a crop has become more difficult, your challenges are on my list to try. Even if I don't win, I will get something done! Thanks!
cjdempsey9@msn.com

Teri A said...

I love all of the projects would love to win
thanks

teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, this is some great inspiration for Mardi Gras! Thanks for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Love crafts forever said...

I love the colours, it's beautiful

Mimi said...

Fantastic projects!

disneynut77 said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love all the beautiful work on this blog. TFS:)

disneynut77@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Wow! Your DT is amazing! I would be so delighted to win any one of this weeks prizes! Thanks for all the inspiration ladies, I wanna make at least one of everything! lol! Beautiful work.

Lisa Torres said...

Such wonderful creations a definate keeper in my file for next years Mardi Gras celebration.
And great prizes too!

Guyland Gal

Scraftastic said...

Such GREAT ideas!!!!

Greta Adams said...

i just got back from mardi gras in new orleans...wild times...im lucky though i live so close :)

love all the projects you've done

Teri A said...

wow I think I could have fun with this

teri.barefoot@gmail.com

lisa808 said...

Wow, these projects are fabulous!

- - Sheryl - - said...

awesome projects - makes me want to celebrate

SherriC. said...

Beautiful projects everyone, you ladies are all sooo talented!!!!!

Anonymous said...

seriously...I would have never thought to do this ...u gals are just amazing...I really need to spend more time with my cricut...ty for all the inspiration and GREAT ideas! cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

racinggrandma61 said...

Wow all of these projects are so beautiful. I love the Marti Gras colors anyway. TY for the chance at a Rak. I don't have this cart and I would LOVE to have one of those books seeing that I am getting into cards right now.

LGanske61@msn.com

iluvmybugs said...

Great projects from the DT..very festive!!! TFS and thanks for the chance to win!!!

Terry

Christina said...

Wow, I love all the projects!

Allison said...

Amazing! Not having a Mardi Gras party but all these ideas make me want to have one!

kim.mom said...

AWESOME projects!!!

Rose said...

All the projects are amazing,I love the purple mask. AWESOME JOB & thanks for a chance at the giveaways!!!

Laura Stewart said...

cute stuff

bernshwag said...

Great projects! TFS

Also thanks for the chance to win the great giveaways!!

Candi

Cher said...

GREAT info ladies! tyvm and ty for a chance to win something useful! luv it!

schnuti said...

....wow...wunderful projects....;)


ILONA

Terrii said...

Beautiful Mardi Gras creations!

Dori said...

absolutely awesome!! I love the bright colrs and the whole idea that this can be created! You; this site is defintely on favorite!

Lesley Mark said...

These projects are so unusual, and have definitely got me ready to party!

JMCPhillips said...

Great ideas for Mardi Gras! So colourful! TFS

justhaveinfun said...

Great stuff, Mardi Gras, I would have never thought this could have been done. Thanks for sharing.
Dena

JustJules said...

Thanks for the chance! Love all the wonderful projects.
julieschoonover@sbcglobal.net

Laura said...

Making some "Who Dat" cards will be great to send to my die hard Saints' friends. Thanks!!

BettyBee said...

These are gorgeous projects!!! Fantastic job, ladies!!

Wanda said...

Love the bright projects. Absoultley beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Grits0924 said...

Wow, cute invitations and now I want to be invited to the party!! Very creative. I am so glad Megan directed me to your site. Thanks

Pamy said...

great projects.
Pam

jordanbev5 said...

I really appreciate the cards, wreath and masks. Brings the spirit of it all right into our homes. Loving your ideas and inspirations.

Anonymous said...

WOW! LUV all the creativity for Mardi Gras! Makes me want to have a party just so I can use these ideas!!! The creativity is such an inspiration and the giveaways are great!!! Thanks!!!
Janet
jmmullin@comcast.net

amy said...

Beautiful projects! Thank you for the chance to win.

CazzaG said...

Wow, wow, wow, this hasgiven me some great inspiration. Wonderful ideas. Thank you for the chance to win.xx

Karen S. said...

Awesome projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

After running across Okie's picture on the Cricut site wearing the mask she created I wondered why that picture wasn't posted here? ;-)

MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

Campergirl said...

I love the projects, especially the mask. I just ordered my Cricut and can't wait for it to arrive to try some of the beautiful projects I've seen.

Kristin Tierney said...

The masks you all made are fantastic! I am begining to realize all the possibilities now with my Cricut! Thanks for all the inspriation(and tutorials) you provide for us, it's so helpful.

Reddy said...

too cute
too bad I'm not going to any party for Mardi Gras since I really love the mask (I wonder if DH would like to goof off with at home with them??)

chriswooten57 said...

wow i love the projects. great job. thank you for sharing with us.

i would love to be entered to win...thanks

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Renee Clark said...

Beautiful mask! Love it!

Brens Designs said...

I absolutely love all of the Mardi Gras projects. Lots of talent here. Thank you for sharing.

Michele said...

Love all these ideas!! Thanks for sharing them...

mdog said...

You have such talent for putting colors together to make them pop!
Love it all!
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What cool stuff on this site ~ glad I found it and all of the fantastic ideas that you share! Thank you.

Joli said...

Um, my Cricut sure doesn't make anything like the projecs posted here!!!!
I just added a pink cuttlebug to my shopping cart on HSN, maybe it will work better!! LOL!!
I look forward to getting some more fun ideas!
(I just bought my 3rd Cricut cartridge today - have had the machine since it debuted on QVC 5 years ago!)

Irene said...

I always love seeing what everyone else is creating.

EricaQ said...

I would be very excited to win. The book is something I was planning on ordering. Trying to get some position. Either way, thanks for the ideas you provide and inspiration.

amy said...

I just bought the cuttlebug and I love it. I have some new folders coming hopefully today. Love all the projects Thank you for sharing them.

Susan said...

Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win, Love the projects!

Teri A said...

thanks for the ideas can't wait to try some
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

Helen said...

what amazing projects, i just became a follower...helen

Jeanette T. said...

I'm in a party mood. Let's party!!!! LOL Love all the projects. TFS

dvanall said...

Brought back lots of memories of Mardi Gras in Biloxi, MS. Love the designs.

Kala K said...

Love all the projects, Especially the purple butterfly mask!

Cindy said...

Wow, great projects. TFS!

Mardi said...

What would I do without my cuttlebug, love this project!

Rita said...

Loved the many creative projects! A lot of inspiration....TFS!

Sandy said...

LOVE this cartrige! Please enter me!

Sandy said...

I am a follower!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wow-wee!!! You all make it look so easy! Beautiful and fun creations!

:-)

Cyndi said...

I would love to win. Thank you for the chance to do so.

Claire said...

Wow, I love Mardi Gras. What beautiful creations. I have a few parties that I have to put together for this month so I think I'll surly take some inspiration from these creative projects! Thank you and I hope I win. :-)

KiKi said...

These are some great Mardi Gras layouts.

jlchambers67 said...

I love this cartridge and the Mardi Gras stuff is awesome!

Kala said...

Let's get the party started!!!!

kbkachur@yahoo.com

Roni said...

"Throw me something mister!"
It looks like a fun party for sure! I love the invites and the masks! So festive!

Shelly Watson said...

love the mardi gras card -

ForsbergFamily said...

What a great month to look forward to. I'll be checking in at least once a day!!!

Kala said...

awesome projects

kbkachur@yahoo.com

ShawnfromMN said...

Wow this is the first time i have seen your blog - boy have i been missing something!!! I am looking forward to following you guys and hopefully will get the courage to submit a project!! Thanks for sharing all your talents!!

Sharon said...

I am already a follower. Love this blog and all the ideas of the very talented DT! I've always wanted to go to New Orleans Mardi Gras. Well, I can dream about being there by looking at all the gorgeous masks.
Sharon
aka Celticrafter)

mississchic said...

Great blog. mississchic @ yahoo.com

Kim. said...

Superb projects ladies what a great party we could all have.
Kim xXx