Friday, 19 March 2010

A New Challenge..........

A bloggy friend of mine Christine aka 'Change of Heart' has been chosen to be on the design team for a new challenge blog called Fantabulous Cricut. I know I will probably not to be able to join in each week as I am new to the cricut and only have three cartridges at the moment so thought I would attempt this weeks challenge. Mind you it is my birthday today I have just been given some money to buy more so watch this space lol. 
This weeks challenge is to include a word and shape on your project:
the word required is "Birthday"
the shape required is a "Balloon"
Here is what I came up with, it is a birthday treat box that was cut from Plantin Schoolbook:-

I cut the box at fit to page size and I think that was 7" which is quite big but it fits a large bag of sweets nicely inside. I cut the words from Plantin Schoolbook after I had welded them in design studio. The girl and her clothing was cut at 3" from Everyday Paper Dolls and then the balloons were cut from the same cartridge at 4". I stuck my lettering, the girl and the balloon strings flat and then placed foam pads on the back of the balloons.
Whilst making this I learnt that I should of placed my cardstock the wrong way down on my mat so that the score marks were on the inside.

13 comments:

TG said...

Happy Birthday Kim!!!! 21 again?
Fabulous project, love that cute little girl.
Hope we'll see you tomorrow?
Hugs Tracy x

pinky said...

Hi Kim just popped over to wish you a very happy birthday. Hope your day has went well. Love your box, excellent use of the cricut.
Pinky

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
Very many happy returns.
This is a fantastic Cricut project - I can see you are getting the hang of it. Love the way you have linked the letters.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Georgia said...

Fabulous idea Kim - I love the cut-out shapes and the lettering looks fabulous! Have a nice weekend. :) Love, Georgia xx

brick paper scissors said...

Great job!! You rocked the FCCB Challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Val said...

very cute treat box! love the girl's pigtails:) thanks for playing along at FCCB!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Very cute. Love the shapes! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

Tammy said...

Very cute take on the FCCB challenge. thanks for coming out to play along with us.

ashjoy said...

Great project! Thanks for joining us this week at Fantabulous Cricut! Hope you can join us again next week!

BrendaB said...

What a cute treat bag! I'm thinking I might need that Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Sooooo cute! Love the paper doll :)

Ladybug Designs said...

Very nice. It's wonderful to learn a little trick everyday-don't you think?

Lori (THCEO) said...

Oh this is adorable! Great work and I hope you play along again...and I'm sure your cartridge stash will be expanding!!! :)