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Monday, October 10, 2011

CC Blogiversary Challenge #5 - Cutie Frame

Today's project is my entry for the CC Blogiversary Challenge #5 - "Recipe" Challenge.  Our mission for this challenge was to follow a "recipe" as stated below:

Use your Cricut machines to create a project using the following “recipe.” It must contain 1) A Title; 2) Atleast 2 Cricut Cuts, and 3) At least 3 buttons.

Here is a side view of the frame:

For this challenge I've created a frame for my 6 year old DD's fall class picture.  The frame and its layers came from the Fancy Frames cart.  (I had to cut the bottom layer in purple cardstock  2x and the "stand" 2x to make a sturdy frame.  I tried cutting chipboard with my E and my E2 but they were both screaming bloody murder even with the deep blade, the highest blade setting and several multicuts - someday I will be successful at cutting chipboard but for now cutting multiple layers of the same cut to make them sturdy works for me.)   The butterfly and its layer was cut using the Cake Basics cart.  I embossed the top layer with the D'vine Swirls CB folder and attached the two layers to each other only in the middle with foam mounts.  Then I glued 3 small pink buttons.

The green banner was cut using the CMTH Art Philosophy cart.  The title "Cutie" and its shadow layer was cut using the Hello Kitty Font - the layers were attached together using foam mounts and the the top layer was embossed with the Plum Blossoms CB folder.  I also added  3 green irock gems in each letter.  The flowers were from the Flower Shoppe cart, 2 different flower images cut in varying sizes, then embellished with 2 buttons with jute twine.  The leaves were from the Heritage cart, the top layers embossed with the Script CB folder. 

I finished off the frame with 3 pink half pearls in the top right side of the frame to somehow balance the look. 

I used only what is in my stash for this project, so this makes project #9 for my Using my Stash pledge at the CC MB. 

Thanks for looking - have a pleasant Monday! 


Linda Kaiser said...

Oh my goodness. She is a super cutie! Love the flowers.


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Carolyn/MamaC said...

Beautiful picture! Sweet frame! Great job!

jrugg said...

Love the buttons on the butterfly-and of course the beautiful picture!