Crafting for the Kitchen

Crafting for the Kitchen
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Happy Independence Day!!

My husband and I have some dear friends who are love cooking almost as much as they love one another. They both spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking delicious pizza and other tasty food, as well as making their own spice rub and a line of BBQ sauces. Last year, the husband started hand-making knives to sell and to use in his kitchen. He’s a chef by day, and I believe he cooks or co-cooks some of the family meals at home during the week. When we visited them last year, I thought it would be fun to bring them a house-warming gift for the room they spend lots of time in.

When I came across a digital image that said, “SLICE TRIM CUT DICE CHOP OUCH” and had a knife shape below the stacked words, I instantly thought of my friend! I bought the Loveday “Slice” digital image and went to work. I used black and red vinyl with my Cricut Expression machine and applied the cut shapes to an 8″ x 10″ canvas. I hand-cut a little blood drop to drip off the knife and adhered that tiny piece of vinyl to the canvas before applying a few layers of Mode Podge sealant.

Slime Trim Cut Dice Chop OuchI am happy with how it turned out, and I was pleased that it went with my friends’ red, black and white kitchen. Using the Cricut Expression or Cricut Explore machines saves so much time on the fun, custom projects I create.

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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