Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cricut Circle June Monthly Challenge

"JUNE MONTHLY CHALLENGE: On the Road Again Challenge!

For a lot of us summertime means ROAD TRIP! For this challenge, we want you to create something . . . ANYTHING for your car! It can be a travel game, travel activity, organizer, whatever! Let your imagination run wild.

The random winner of this challenge will receive a $150 Credit to!

The Challenge: Create a project of your choice that will help you or your kids on that long summer road trip. It can be a travel game, travel activity, organizer, snack holder, whatever! But your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts."

For this challenge I put together a little travel care package for my son, Travis and his lovely bride Kara.  They are finally getting to go on their honeymoon.  They will be driving to San Diego so I thought the AAA Tour book, some maps and snacks would be helpful. 

I bought a coupon organizer at the Dollar Tree to organize reservation info, maps, brochures and tickets.

I also made a few bookmarks so they can flag pages in the tour book.

Cricut cartridges used:  Pack Your Bags for the phrases and bookmark tops, Birthday Bash for "Treats" and Animal Kingdom for the bookmark.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #34: Father's Day Card Sketch

"The Challenge: Get a headstart on Father’s Day and create a greeting card using the sketch provided below. Have fun!

Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Imagine Cuts.

Here's my take on the sketch, I made a card for my sweet husband:

I used our latest Circle Exclusive cart, Pop-up Neighborhood along with Calligraphy Collection and Wild Card.  From Pop-up Neighborhood, I cut the sun/clouds using the Bakery accessory cut at 3", the airplane is cut at 2 1/2", the cloud paper background is the airplane <s> tag cut at 4". I used Calligraphy Collection for "Happy Father's Day" cut at 3" and Wild Card for "You're One of a Kind" cut at 2 1/4"

Clouds were embossed using my Cuttlebug and the Divine Swirls folder then edges were inked.  All cuts were traced using Sakura gelly roll pens.