Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cricuting School Projects

I love how easy it is to create super school projects using my Expression 2.  DD2 stated she needs a box diorama for steamboats, or is a steam engine.....  I knew I could do both. 

Carts used:
My World -- steamboat and steamboat shadow @ 10 inches
My World -- steam engine and steam engine shadow @ 10 inches
Everyday Paper Dolls -- waves @ 3 inches (real dial)
Blackletter -- S and P 2.75 inches e, a, m, o, w, e, r @ 2.5 inches

White, blue and black are Provo craft 12" x 24"
Patterned paper is from my stash

I used the cricut markers to draw the steamboat and engine then used the shadow feature to make the actual cuts.  I used pieces from the box flaps to create bracing so the pieces will stand.  I used a pieces of the box to make the bridge for the steam engine.  We printed facts about steam engines and steamboats then attached them to box sides.

Needless to say the teacher was impressed!

Monday, January 30, 2012

First Cricut Craft Room Project

I created this quick double page spread as part of an album I am making for dd1's choir adventures.  This is an 8 1/2 by 11 horizontal album.  I made this project for the "Year in Review" January Cricut Circle contest. The letters are from my stash, the paper is card stock from Walmart and JoAnn's.  I cut the GP at 2" and the rest of the letters at 1 1/2".  I used Cricut Craft Room Basic, Varsity Letter and Cricut Alphabet.  I had some trouble getting the file to cut properly.  I think I need to update my E2.  I have another CCR project to so I will it again after I update my machine.  I wanted to create some movement with the letters to give the page a fun teen look.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Popcorn Tins

I made these popcorn "tins" from plastic cookie containers.  I got the plastic containers from my local Christmas Event.  We made about 30 of these containers as they were teacher gifts for my co-workers and my DDs teacher gifts.  These are for my brother's family.  I made cuts that matched each person's personality.  The cuts were made from various carts cut at "real dial" 2.29 or 2.4.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cricut and Girl Scouts: A wonderful partnership!

This is from one of the books I made the girls in my Girl Scout troop.  As a community service project to earn their "dance" badge they used my E2 and E1 machines to cut very large dance icons and put them on the walls of the dance studio they attend.  The dance teacher was very impressed with the images and the girls' interest in making the dance studio a more beautiful place.

This wall is now covered with wonderful dance images. 
Great job girls!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cuttlebug Creations

I used my Cuttlebug to add texture to my Cricut cuts.  I used Shall We Dance and basic pink paper from my stash.  The cutouts are 3 inches.  These pages go with the title page from my previous post.  The other pages have dance stickers or other Cricut cuts.

Quick project to use as a gift.

I made a quick album for dds dance teacher.  She was on her way to meet her new grandbaby.  Yes it was a girl.  I used the Shall we Dance cart for the details and ribbons to close book.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Magazine Challenge Entry

I made a graduation album for my niece.  I made a section for her graduation photos and a section for her to add pictures of her friends. The graduation pages were black and white with red and blue accents.  To make the friends section more fun I used some of my Teresa Collins accents and change the accent color to pink.  I am having some difficulty deciding which LO to submit for my contest entry.  I think I like LO 1 the best.

Black cardstock, white caardstock and black and white pattern paper from Walmart.
Cricut cuts:
Forever Young all cuts at real dial size 2.5"
Page 30,39, 40, 45, 59 emblem
Page 39 emblem shift for all of the shadows
Page 68 (flower)
Page 63 (hat)

I used Teresa Collins Timeless collection for the memories envelop and tag and TC Miranda's jewels for the bling accents Maxson's Crowns and pink chalk.

 For this page I used the Teresa Collins Timeless for the cards and Matt's Wings for accents. 

For LO 3 I used Teresa Collins Timeless for the paper accents and
the pink ribbon flowers.