Saturday, 18 September 2010

Button Up For School Challenge

Over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog they have been having a blog hop going on this week to celebrate the new school year. To go with the hop they have set the challenge 'Button Up For School' where the idea is to make a school themed project that includes a button somewhere.
I started out making this pencil case, I cut my god daughter's name with a flower on Stix 2 adhesive glitter paper but my Circut didn't like it much and this was the best I could get of 3 tries (It doesn't look too bad in the photo but it is quite bitty around the edges). I used SCAL 2 to weld the flower and name on the shadow layer. I added a button as the flower centre, I was going to add thread to this but I forgot and went ahead and stuck it on.

I decided to make a card too as I wasn't totally happy with the pencil case.
I used the school bus from Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls with the font is from Plantin Schoolbook. I added black buttons to the wheels. 
I decided on the school bus because although our school buses don't look anything like this one in the U.K when my daughter who is now 21 first started at our local village primary school aged just 4 all the children were collected by the bus and for the first week of school all we heard about was the bus ride nothing about school or friends just all that happened on the bus lol.

Even though the buttons are flower heads I thought they looked cute!!

Have a great weekend all.


Tracey said...

Both of your creations are really cute the flowers on the wheels!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi KIm,
Smart card - I lov eit. The pencil case is fabulous. It really looks fantastic.
Fiona x

Sherri said...

Great projects....thanks for crawling with us!

Christine said...

Great projects! I love your school bus story!!!


Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

fantastic work on two profjects that both turned out well done! Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous cricut!

Michelle said...

very cute flower buttons !!!!thanks for participating in our blog hop challenge !!!

Lori (THCEO) said...

So cute! Can't tell the edges are rough in the photo! Wonder if vinyl cut with the Cricut would work on the pencil case? Thanks for joining us on the Crawl! :)

Mandy said...

Hi Kim,
I love the pencil case it looks fab to me...and the card is so cute i just love that bus,the buttons on the wheels are just perfect...Thank you for your lovely comment about my back,it's still painful but a bit better than last week, still finding it hard to sit for any length of time..Off to the doc's later...
Mandy xx

Kate said...

Great projects! What a clever idea with the pencil case. And I love those flower buttons on the bus!!
Thanks for joining the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl!

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous honey and what a fab idea...

Thank you also for joining with me in remembering 9/11 and can you please email me with your postal address so I can pop a little thanks in the post to you.

Love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx