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Friday, November 12, 2010

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge

Well, I wasn't going to play along because I didn't know what to make.....but see I have all these plastic casings from all the carts I have been amassing since purchasing the Gypsy a year ago.....

See what I mean?  I'm a pack rat too and don't like to throw anything away.  I have a box under my workstation with empty ribbon and empty ATG spools but I'm not going to bore you guys by showing it here :)  So here are the details for the Cricut Magazine challenge over at the Cricut Circle Blog:

We want to see the beautiful creations you can make with the Cricut, YuDu or Cuttlebug for your Christmas Tree.
Create something that is unique and wonderful, then share it for all to enjoy!
Contest Rules:
Project must be newly created and able to hang from your tree. You must use at least 4 Cricut cuts in your design and incorporate something from one other Provo Craft Product… like the YuDu, Cuttlebug or Knifty Knitter.

The ornament I've decided to make was super easy and cut from the Holiday Cakes cart.  I set my images at 5 inches tall.  I know this may seem like huge, but I have a 12 ft tall artificial Christmas tree that it's going to hang to once the hubby gets around to bringing all the boxes down from the attic.  The 2 green scalloped circles were unaltered and the red scalloped circle was cut with the inside designs hidden using the hide contour on the Gypsy.  The plain circle (plastic casing) was cut slightly bigger than the openning on the other 3 scalloped circles because I wanted it to show through the middle without falling off - it was also cut using the  multicut function on the expression.  Here is the pic after I have cut the images and the plastic circle already embossed with the Cuttlebug Large Snowflakes folder (one of the ones from the HSN bundle).

I attached the red image behind one of the green images then attached the embossed plastic circle behind them.  I attached a piece of red thin ribbon to hold the ornament before I sealed the back with the remaining green image.  I had to bling (not a requirement here, but just a ME thing) with my irock and gems and a red tulle for the bow.  LOL my kids actually thought that the embossed plastic was a piece of glass!  Not that you guys had a choice ;), but thanks for letting me ramble on and thanks for stopping by!


Therese said...

Well I'm glad you decided to play because this is wonderful. I love the clear look (it's like cut crystal ).......lovely



Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

This is adorable.What a wonderful idea to emboss the blister pack!! I am definitely going to scraplift this

Nadia's World said...

Love it! Such a great idea.... You are not alone, I have been saving my cricut cart plastic as well! LOL.... This is a great idea to use them up. Love the way the embossing looks on it.

P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your work too!


Laney said...

What a great idea and a wonderful way to use the acrylic. I really like this ornament thank you for sharing.

Donna Schnees said...

TFS, Here I have been throwing these away. Should know better than that. LOL

jjlarson said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad to hear there are so many of us who can't throw that sacred plastic away. Your project is great I love the snowflakes embossed in the acrylic.

A splash here and there said...

Thanks for the nice comments, ladies! Means a lot to me!

Hugs, Melody