Friday, July 8, 2011

Festive Fridays over in My Cricut Craft Room

Today in Erica's Cricut Craft Room, it is Festive Friday!!!!  Yep, you guessed it:  all holidays all day long!!! This could be Christmas, Halloween, Easter - any holiday!  If you didn't come from Erica's blog, please go back there so you don't miss any of today's wonderful creations!  If you did come from Erica's blog, then you are in the right spot, and I hope you enjoy what you see!


Christmas Caroler


First off, let me start by saying that I totally scraplifted this idea from my son's teacher at school, Mrs. Katie Hamilton.  She has some fun ideas for kid crafts that I just adore, so I figured out how to make it using the Cricut and here is what I came up with:  first, you paint a toilet paper roll (or a piece of a paper towel or wrapping paper tube - can be cut to varying heights if you want to make yourself a choir).  In this instance, I used Folk Art acrylic paint - it dried almost instantaneously! - in a Christmas-y green. For the caroler's face, I used Plantin Schoolbook (p. 72 <oval>) cut at 2" on flesh-colored cardstock and drew in the eyes, nose and mouth using a black gel pen.  I then used a little pink chalk to make the rosy cheeks.  For the caroler's hands, I used Christmas Cheer (p. 82 <santa-s>) and cut it at 8" on basic red cardstock.  (I used my Gypsy and hid all the parts of Santa other than the mittens so I didn't waste as much paper.)  Then, all you do is glue the face onto the toilet paper roll, print off a shrunken piece of Christmas music for the "book" and attach the hands to the music and then to the roll.  **PLEASE NOTE:  I tried this with scrapbook tape adhesive first and the parts fell off during the night. A liquid glue like Elmer's or even Alene's Tacky Glue works better**  For the hat, just attach a baby sock tied with a piece of yarn or ribbon for decoration.

Thank you for looking, and I hope you enjoy your Festive Friday!!

9 comments:

TerryM said...

Oh how cute is that.

Amanda said...

That is to friggin cute. might have to scraplift this :)

CrazyCardCreator said...

Cute idea TFS!

Suzys Crafts said...

LOL. this is too stinking cute. Love the sock!!!

KAT said...

too flippin cute. i'll be 'lifting' this come december.

Connie Gail said...

It would be fun to have several sitting on a mantle at Christmas! Very cute!!!

Linda said...

OMGeeee! How stinkin cute is this?!? Fantastic job Autumn! TFS and have a great weekend! xoxo, Linda

Jen L said...

Too Cute !! Im so going to lift this. The kids can make these for teacher gifts !!

Connie Layman said...

Great decoration! Thanks for the tip on the glue!