Sunday, February 27, 2011

Welcome Banner

I made this banner for the monthly Cricut Circle Challenge.  I will use it at school for Spring Open House next week.  This banner was a big challenge for me because I wanted all the backgrounds the same but didn't have 7 matching pieces of paper.  I solved my problem by buying a roll of wrapping paper and cutting my squares from it.  To add stability to the project I cut the same square shape from cereal boxes then glued the wrapping paper top the cereal boxes. I used pop-dots to under the circles and the letters.  I cut my letters from dark red cardstock then covered the entire letter with a thick layer of glitter glue.  The letter shadow is cut from dark blue.  I used my xryon machine to apply an even layer of adhesive to attach the letter base to its shadow.  I used dark blue ribbon to string the letters together.  I taped the ribbon to the back of each letter so my banner will hang nicely.  I am very pleased with the results of this challenge

Cartridges used and sizes
Ashlyn's Alphabet:  base letters and shadow 5"
All Mixed Up:  Square tag (rotated -45 degrees) 8"
Basic Cake:  Circle  (top row ninth icon) 7"

Friday, February 4, 2011

Weekly Challenge

I made this bulletin board using School book and my gypsy.  I cut the puzzle pieces at 6 inches and the symbols at 4 inches.  My principal liked it so much she want me to cut vinyl pawprints for the hallway.  I'll post those pics later.

.The saying is "connecting MATH to our world".  I made an 8 piece puzzle with the word math and math symbols.