Monday, October 24, 2011

Exploring Cricut - Challenge #2

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut! Diane has asked us to create something using the Cricut Celebrations cartridge candy cut on page 111. Who would have thought candy could be tough??? lol... I elected to do a Christmas scrapbook page. This particular page celebrates the first Christmas we had our dear granddaughter, Gloria. She had arrived a few short weeks earlier from her home country, Guatemala. As you can tell from the photos she loves picture books almost as much as we love her!

So here's the project...



And a closeup of the candy...



I cut the candy at 4 3/4 inches tall (white for the candy itself and red or green for the blackout image). I placed the cut image on top of each blackout image. I then applied a tiny pop dot to the left over "inside" of each "candy" cut and placed it on top of the center, taking care to twist it so you could still see the blackout red or green backing. I then cut pieces of wax paper (yes, the kind from your kitchen) and attached it to the back of each candy with tape. I then took pieces of baker's twine and gathered each end of the wax paper around the tapered end of the cut. The final step... cut each end of wax paper with pinking shears.

Thanks for looking and Happy Cricuting!!!

Supplies

Paper - Bazzill; Bo Bunny Tis the Season Snow Flakes; Stamp - ODBD - Christmas Door; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Die - Cheery Lynn Designs - English Tea Party; Pearls - Zva; Paper Punch - EK Success; Dymo Label Maker; Baker's Twine Jillibean Soup; Wax Paper, Cricut Cartridge - Celebrations

8 comments:

Diane said...

Great page Lori, I love what you did with the candy!

Cindy said...

Awe, how adorable is that! Great layout and the extra touches turned out perfect.

Leah said...

What a beautiful girl. I love your scrapbook page too. Great papers.

Crafty hugs,
Leah

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Lori that candy looks like you should open it and take a bite. : ) That's so cool. Love your layout.

Sharon said...

WOW! Love how you did the candy! This is a fantastic layout!! :)

Tam said...

great layout!

Emily said...

Wow! I think that sums it up! Like everyone else I love the way you did the candy.

BecciRay said...

I love it! I also especially love the extra touch the doily contributes! Thanks for sharing!