Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!



It's that time of the month again......no, not THAT time!! Heehee.... Anyway, it's time for My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!!! I am still so excited to be a part of this Design Team and show you what I have created! Not to mention, all of my fantabulously talented co-designer's creations!! You KNOW they're AWESOME!!!!!

You should have come from Erica's Surprise Giveaway Page....if not, head back over to My Cricut Craft Room so you can begin at the beginning (the best thing, right???) and see ALL of the wonderful creations for today!

First up for this weekend's hop, I made a cute little scrapbook page that would be suitable for any trip to the zoo; mine was just made with a particular place in mind - the Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain, GA. We LOVE that place!  Here it is:

The page is a little busy, but that's part of it's charm, for  me. The Park is busy, too, so it works.....  The background paper is from a pack of safari-themed paper I picked up at Big Lots for $7 (see my previous post of the monkey card for the name) and has glitter for an extra "pop". The title is cut from Mickey Font at 1" out of plain brown cardstock from my stash. The two photo mats are just 4.5x6.5 papers from an adhesive card pack I picked up at Hobby Lobby...I liked the zebra print and the brown houndstooth, as they fit the theme so well. The little animals came from Animal Kingdom, cut at 2".  I gave each one of them their own close-ups:


The giraffe, cut from Animal Kingdom at 2" from gold cardstock. I just used a gel pen for his nostrils and mouth, but then he needed to "pop", so I added Stickles for his spots (Stickles' Designer Series "Glitz" by Sue Weinberg and I think the color is called Sequins - thanks to Linda Kuniyoshi for this particular bottle of Stickles! You may be from Hawaii, but you're a Peach!!)  I also put him up on foam dots so he stands out a bit from the page.


Here is my little zebra; again, from Animal Kingdom at 2" from plain white cardstock. I used a gel pen for his ears, nose and mouth (I'm not THAT good with Stickles!), but had to make him pop with something... His stripes and mane are done with plain black glitter glue I found at Michael's in the $1 bins (Studio G, for those who wonder the names of this stuff...).  I also popped him on a foam dot to add a little pizzazz....


And, last but not least, isn't this rhino just the cutest thing???  He is also cut from Animal Kingdom at 2", this time from plain gray cardstock. Again, I used a gel pen for the ears and nose.  For the rhino's "pop," I decided to use some Liquid Pearls (White Opal) - again, thanks to Linda K for this! - for his horn.  Everyone knows rhinoceros horns are beautiful and envy-worthy, so I had to make his beautiful, too!  Mr. Rhino is also popped up on a foam dot for dimension.

And, there you have it. A scrapbook page that can be done in a flash!



Now, for my next project: the autograph book!  Well, a page for it, anyway.  If you were here for last month's hop, you saw that I am starting an autograph book for my son when/if we get to go back to Disney World.  Last month, I did Tigger, so this month I chose Pooh.  I used the Pooh and Friends cartridge.



The background pages are just 8x8 tan/cream cardstock from my stash. I want to keep them neutral, as the autograph is the main thing for these pages.  The word "Pooh" is cut from Pooh and Friends, each of 3 layers, cut at 2", from black, gold and red cardstock (traditional Winnie the Pooh colors).  Pooh himself was also cut out of black, gold and red cardstock but his layers were cut at 3".  With the Cricut, all of this layering is made so easy, you just would NOT believe it! Pooh, for example, has all of these little cuts that show you where all of the pieces go! Once you cut that bottom layer, you have a road map of sorts to show you where all the others go! Easy-peasy! (Well, unless you have an unsteady hand, as I do....then getting them to line up straight can be a pill, but....).  The photo mats for these pages are just 4.5x6.5 adhesive cardstock papers from a pad I bought at Hobby Lobby. The colors coordinate, but the patterns in them aren't too overwhelming, so one can be used for the autograph itself if we choose.  There is also room at the top near Pooh that can be used for the autograph if we decide we want two pictures, too... :)


And, now, for the final project in my Blog Hop Stash....


Candy Boxes!!!


OK; so, if you've been to my blog before, you know my cousin is getting married next month, and I have become a little obsessed with her color scheme of turquoise and orange. She had asked me about doing candy wrappers, but never mentioned it again, so I am not sure if she still wants me to make anything, but....these were a fun try to see what I could come up with. These are a perfect size to hold a small Hershey bar - the kind they have out for Halloween. I got the dimensions from a YouTube video of 2.5". This is the matchbox from pages 123-124 in the handbook of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  I cut the inner box from plain orange cardstock and the outer from turquoise cardstock.  After putting them together, they needed something to make them more personal, so I used Accent Essentials to cut the scallops - the orange one is cut at 1 3/8" and the white and its turquoise "border" are cut at 1 1/4".  I glued the turq border directly onto the white scallop, but then used a foam dot to pop it over the orange scallop for a dimensional look.  I also offset the two scallops so that more of the orange would show through.  The B monogram is from Gypsy Font and is cut at, I believe, 1/2" (I can't remember exactly - I had to play around with lots of sizes to find one that fit correctly) out of the same orange cardstock as the inner box.  The "ribbon" is a piece of orange cardstock that was punched with my new EK Success border punch. To get the ribbon effect, I just cut a 1/2" strip of orange cardstock and fed it through the punch, bit by bit. It makes the cutest little ribbon I've ever seen!


Well, that's it for this month!! Keep checking back weekly for more Cricut Craft Room DT fun!!!  Don't forget to comment, as Erica usually likes to give blog candy away randomly to those who comment on ALL the blogs in the hop! Thanks for hopping along with us, and I hope you have found some inspiration in some of my projects!!

Next up in the hop is the fabulously talented Connie!!!


In case you get lost, here is the entire lineup for the hop:

1.  My Cricut Craft Room http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com


46 comments:

Alishia said...

Your first sentance made me LOL
Great Projects :)

steffie said...

i love anything with zebras

ScrappinT said...

I love the layout and your other projects!

EnjoliCollums said...

love the zebras and rhino

Brenda said...

great choice of papers and colors for the zoo pages! love them!

Shelly Lynn said...

great projects! I love the paper you used for your zoo layout... I forget to check Big Lots occassionally for paper. I think I might do that while I am out and about today! I love your candy box... what a neat idea! And your Pooh autograph pages are adorable... I wish I had thought about something like that for our trip to Disney World. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects with us!

Debbie said...

what a great idea to make an autograph book. Love all your creations.

Tanya said...

What a fun zoo page...love those cute little animal faces! Great autograph book, that's really a wonderful idea! And I love the color scheme for your cousin's wedding. The candy box is just great, very pretty. Great projects today my friend!

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Great Job Amanda !!!!! ihave to do a zoo layout too from our trip to Ohio, Baby giraffe and elephant not more than 3-4 wks old !! so s tinkin cute !!!

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Sorry Autumn, I meant this for you not for amanda, lol so many blogs im gettin confused LOL

Laurie said...

Great job Autumn, love the candy box! I might have to try that one for Halloween!

Kathie said...

great projects. Thanks for sharing.

KAT said...

great job autumn. orange and turqoise? would love to see the dresses.

Kris Dietz said...

What great projects. I love all of them. TFS.

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Doris P. said...

LOL - I had to think about that first sentence.. LOL LOVE the LO - gives me a great idea since we just went to the zoo and the hippo was standing up against the glass with mouth open! love the candy box and I too love those color together!! Doris
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Holly said...

Love all your projects including the details on your animals and the candy boxes. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

Holly

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Gaylynn said...

So many wonderful creations. Very nice.

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Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute love the little critters and animals you did a great job the candy box cute. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win new follower
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smyiow said...

Your animal layout it super cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!

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jennyplace2 said...

Very cute projects. TFS!

Rosa said...

love the cany boxes and the book is such a great idea

Linda said...

Great candy box and layout. Lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.

tremblayfam said...

Candy box is really cute. You might be making a lot for a wedding soon!

Lady Fair said...

Awww, your scrapbook pages are perfect for zoo photos. I also like the little matchbox, so cute.

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Sam Pirkle said...

All three of your projects are great. I think the candy box is really cute. I love the colors too.

Eva said...

great projects, I love the Pooh Layout. that candy box is cool too.
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Leah said...

Super cute layouts and box. TFS

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Samantha said...

Great job! I love the layout!

-Samantha
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gshrader said...

Love these projects! Adorable layout and adorable autograph book.
Thanks so much for sharing!

cema1cema said...

Great layouts and your candy box is so cute!! Loved your animal cuts! Christina

Jenny said...

Cute projects...love the zoo page :)

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Suzys Crafts said...

Great job Autumn! Love the zoo layout and pooh, of course. And I really like the candy boxes. Great ideas!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Love your candy box, if she doesn't wnat you to make her anythig you can for me and my fiance's wedding on sep24th heehee .....Great Idea may have to scraplift this if that would be ok! Sorry so late to comment boy I love your style!

purplemel said...

TFS these are adorablelove the zebra

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing your great project.
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Josie0602 said...

I love the candy box and I bet your cousin would love them for her wedding favors!
Tracy
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Connie Gail said...

Love the paper in the first scrapbook layout ~ the die cuts work in quite nicely! That box is really adorable ~ I can think of lots of things one could do with them. You did a GREAT job designing them....:O)

Cathie w said...

so sweet love it...TFS!!!!

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Liz said...

I love your layout and candy boxes are just plain awesome. You've done a great job..thanks for sharing these great projects!

Liz
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Laurie F. said...

Cute layout. Love the zoo animals.

Especially cute giraffe. I love Pooh my favorite cart.

Laurie F.
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the purple muse said...

Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing all of them:-)

~Tammy S

Connie Layman said...

I go to Big Lots too! The bright colors on the Wild Safari is definetly a fav for me, but ohh that candy box is perfect! Can't wait to see what else you do in the autogragh book! TFS Autumn!

callyannc said...

Love the bright colors! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
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Denise Gifford said...

I love the animal page and the autograph book ~ cool ideas !

sweetpea1077 said...

Love the candy boxes! And I have been thinking about getting the Animal Kingdom cartridge for a while now. Just may have to break down and get it!

Angie said...

Creative as always. Thank you for sharing a few of your wonderful ideas!