Monday, January 30, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge #9 - Cricut 1, 2, 3 Recipe

Welcome to another bi-weekly challenge at Exploring Cricut! This time we want you to create a project using a recipe.

1 Ribbon, 2 Cricut Cuts & 3 Buttons, Brads or Jewels

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And now for my creation...


1 Ribbon - Banner for Sand Castle
2 Cuts - Create a Critter - Crab and Sand Castle
3 Brads - 2 for Crabs Cheeks and 1 Starfish brad near the sentiment


Crab - Create a Critter -

1 - - black card stock 2.5 inches
1 - Layer 1 - red card stock 2.5 inches

Sand Castle - Create a Critter -

1 - - dark sand card stock 3 inches
1 - Layer 1 - light sand card stock 3 inches


1. Cut card stock base (red) 4.25 by 10.5 inches. Score at 5.25 inch mark and fold.
2. Cut cream colored card stock base slightly smaller. (I used 4 x 5 inches.)
3. Cut designer paper layer. (3.75 x 4.75) Distress edges with distressing tool.
4. Adhere DP to extra red card stock and trim closely. (You want a slight edge of red
between this layer and the cream.
5. Adhere layers. Red CS base, cream CS, Red CS trimmed DP layer.
6. Make Cricut cuts as listed above.
7. Edge Sand Castle layers with a light brown distess ink. (I used Ranger Antique Linen)
8. Adhere sand castle layers with dimensional foam.
9. Punch brad holes on top layer of crab and place pink brads. Adhere with dimensional foam
to base.
10. Using Scor Tape adhere ribbon around toothpick. Trim to resemble a pennant.
11. Stamp sentiment on cream CS. Trim to desired size. Add star fish brad and ink edges.
12. Place elements where desired. Sand castle first, pennant, crab and finally your sentiment

Thanks for stopping in! I hope you enjoyed today's project! I will be back Friday with Exploring Cricut's Daily post so come on back! Ya hear??? Blessings...



Paper - Bazzill, Gina K, K & Company Valentine Sweetheart
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Little Things
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Versafine Onyx Black
Cricut Cartridges - Create a Critter
Brads & Ribbon - Recollections


Diana said...

Adorable card. I honestly don't think I have ever used this cut. I think I need to. :)

marsha said...

This is SO, SO cute! I love the cuts you used and what a fabulous design!

Annette said...

Adorable card using red hearts with your cute crab:)

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness! This is so adorable!!! Love the heart bg paper! And the ribbon of the banner! :)

Tam said...


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