Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #18: Back to the Basics Challenge!

For this challenge we want you to go “Back to the Basics” . . . by using ONLY the cartridge(s) that came with your machine or Gypsy! You must use THREE cuts on your project (the complete title or words counts as one cut). We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For this Challenge I used Plantin SchoolBook and my E. The bag was cut at Fit to Page with the Roly Poly feature (p.80), Heart 2.5" plus shadow and 2 hearts at 1" (p.73), Tag at 2" plus shadow (p.78), and Be Mine from the cartridge and used the Gypsy to weld.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weekly Challenge #17: B.A.B.Y. Challenge!

This week we challenge you to create a scrapbook layout all about YOU. Your page must include the following:

•(B) = Brads
•(A) = Aqua
•(B) = Butterfly
•(Y) = You as the Subject
Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include atleast 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify.

I scrapped my trip to New Orleans. I used brads for the i in seriously and the flower, and the paper is aqua, and added MS butterflies. There are 3 Cricut cuts.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


We want you to create a fun Valentine’s Day Project. It can be anything from classroom treats to a gift for your sprecial someone! Please use at least four Cricut cuts and include something edible in the design (even if it’s just candy inside).

For this challenge I used the mail box from Love Stuck, the girl from A Child's Year, Happy Valentine's Day from Celebrate with Flourish and the envelope and heart from Doodlecharms. I then filled it with candy and the envelope contains the recipient's name.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weekly Challenge #16: Cute As a Button Sketch Challenge!

Babies are definitely “cute as a button” with their sweet little faces and tiny features. In honor of our Baby Theme, this week we challenge you to create a SCRAPBOOK PAGE or CARD using the sketch. Your project doesn’t need to follow the sketch exactly, but it should be apparent that you used it as inspiration. Feel free to turn it on it’s side or move elements to fit what you are doing. In addition to using the sketch, we also want you to incorporate STAMPING and BUTTONS (of course!).

Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include atleast 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify.

For this challenge I used the Cricut cuts: It's a Party and the Brackets. My son turned 35 and I added his baby picture taken 35 years ago. The paper had the age stamped on it and I highlighted it with stickles and brackets and of course added buttons.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jinger's Card Contest

This card is for a contest using Anna Griffin paper and Don Juan Cartridge. There was a choice of three cartridges, but DJ was the only one I have.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Junuary Monthly Circle Challenge: Scraplift a Circle Blog Project!

It’s been three months since we first began the Cricut Circle Blog. We LOVE bringing you new projects and hope that you enjoy reading the blog each day. It is also our hope that we have inspired you to try something new in your crafting. For this month’s challenge we would like to see you scraplift one of the projects you have seen us present here on the blog. It can be anything! And feel free to add your own creative twist to the project. Project must be newly created for this challenge and should include the following elements to qualify.

•Use 2 or more Cricut Cuts on the project.
•Use a project you have seen on the Cricut Circle Blog as inspiration for your project.
•Use products from atleast two of our Sponsors (click on the “Sponsors” along the top of the page to see a list of manufacturers).

For this challenge I scraplifted Shantaie Fowler's card: Toast to the New Year. I welded two toasters together to form a shape card.
Cricut Cuts: Don Juan-2011 and Nifty Fifties-toaster.
Sponsor products: Black card base from American Crafts; blue toaster, toast and toaster elements are Bazzill cardstock;
Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist for the toaster handle to give it a silvery color.

The sentiment is computer generated

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge #15: Feeling Frosty!

Brrrr! Winter is in full swing over many parts of the country . . . but even if it is warm where you are, you can use Winter-inspired elements to fuel your creative juices on your next Cricut project. We challenge you to incorporate white paint, metal, and a snowflake cut on your project this week.

Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include atleast 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify.

For this challenge I used Gypsy Wanderings for the snowman and Christmas Cheer for the snowflakes and Create a Critter for Fun from the So Fun phrase . Winter is a metal frame, and the white "paint" is Sno-Tex, and snoflakes glittered.

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge: Thrift Store Find Contest!

Find something from the thrift store to repurpose with your imagination and your Cricut Machine. Please use at least four Cricut cuts in your design. Upload before and after shots of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge Tab. Only one entry per person. Entry deadline is Friday, January 14th, 2011. Winner will receive a new April Showers cartridge!! Prize will be shipped within 4 to 6 weeks after the announcement.

I found an old plastic recipe box at a thrift store to clean up and decorate. Lots of great deals and I need to visit that store more ofter for altering. I used the following cartridges: From My Kitchen - Recipes, From the Kitchen, gingerbread men; Don Juan - of, Diane; Nifty Fifties - apron and mitt.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Weekly Challenge #14: Getting In Shape!

According to polls, “getting in shape” is among the Top Ten Resolutions people make each New Year’s Eve. Let’s do it! Let’s start the New Year off right by getting in shape . . . a shape other than a rectangle. We challenge you to create a project in a shape other than a square or rectangle. Your project must also include a number somewhere and bling of some kind (to go along with this week’s theme of “Blinging in the New Year”! Also, include 2 Cricut Cuts.

I used the following cartridges: 2011-Don Juan, Welcome-Animal Kingdom, Card-Wild Card. Stickes and the gem for the door handle, glitter pen for doodling were added for bling.