Friday, December 9, 2011

Exploring Cricut and a Shabby Moose



I must admit, I am a bit obsessed! John and I visited the Upper Peninsula this summer and on both trips I desperately wanted to see a moose! One day we drove 2 hours to a state park where they are known to be with no luck! I saw a moose head in an exhibit but NO LIVE ones!!! I have become quite fascinated. On a recent jaunt into southern Ohio, I found a lovely primitives shop called The Shabby Moose and well, I just HAD to stop... And when my mind turned to this challenge a business card from that establishment caught my eye and the moose... err... race was on!!!

Cricut Cuts

Moose - Give a Hoot Cartridge - pg 74 (5 inches)- 1 piece
Trees - Campout - Trees and Tree Layers (7 inches) i piece trees and trees layer
Pinecones - Preserves - pg 24 (1 inch and 1 1/4 inches) several cuts
Branch (at top under bow) Give a Hoot Cartridge - Accent - pg 75 - 1 piece 2 1/2 inches, 1 piece (flipped) same size

1. Cut the DP slightly smaller than your bag. Distress edges. Adhere to bag. Splatter ink
on bag with toothbrush. (I used Memento Rich Cocoa refill.)
2. Cut Cricut items.
3. Pinecone - Bend each at center adhering in layers with a glue gun. Let cool.
4. Adhere trees and layers to bag. Make sure to use dimensional foam under the second
layer for lift. Distress and or ink edges if you like.
5. Cut ribbon and tie around moose neck. I glued it and placed a small safety pin for fun.
6. Glue greenery cuts to top by handle. Tie bow from ribbon and attach with glue.
7. Slather edges of pinecone with glitter glue and sprinkle coarse glitter (crystal) over
cone. Let dry.
8. Once the cone has set up add by ribbon with hot glue gun.
9. Stamp sentiment on tag and tuck/glue behind pinecone.

And here's a closeup of the cone...



Thanks for stopping in!

Ingredients

Paper - GCD Studios Picnic Table Reversible; Cricut Cartridges - Campout, Give a Hoot, Preserves; Stamp - ODBD - Time; Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa - refill and ink pad; Ribbon; Safety Pin; Glitter Glue; Crystal Coarse Glitter; Hot Glue Gun

8 comments:

Emily said...

This is beautiful, Lori. You are such an inspiration to me!

Tam said...

I like his scarf!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hey girl, I absoluely LOVE this bag!! Such a cool idea and that moose...awesome!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

ChatterScene.com said...

I love it!

Sharon said...

Fantastic gift bag. Love that the bow and the moose's scarf match. I love it!!! :)

Rosemary said...

fabby project, lori and hopefully one day you will "bag" (hee hee) that moose sighting!!!

Snowmanlover said...

Oh I love this- soooo cute!

Leah said...

So beautiful. TFS
Hugs,
Leah