Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mr. J. - Classroom Hero

At the start of the school year, one of my daughter’s teachers sent home a sheet to be signed off by the student and the parent setting out the classroom behaviour expectations.  It used superheroes and humour to get the point across as to how he expected students to behave.  Well, the school year went on and Mr. J has turned out to be one of my daughter’s favourite teachers and a true CLASSROOM HERO!

To thank him, I embellished a glass jar with vinyl as an end of the year gift and filled it with superhero candy. 

The Man of Steel logo cut is from the Superman cartridge at three inches.  I used Design Studio to hide the “Superman” at the bottom of the cut and replaced it with “Mr. Johnston” cut from the Sans Serif Solutions cartridge.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Canada Day Wine Glass

Here's a patriotic glass I made for Canada Day for the Circut Circle weekly challenge.

I used the negative image cut from contact paper as a stencil.  DecoColor oil based paint makers were used to colour inside the stencil on the glass.  After the paint was almost dry (still a little tacky), I peeled off the contact paper. 

The maple leaf is from the Cupcake Wrappers cartridge, "Canada" is from San Serif and the "happy" and "day" are from Cursive 101  welded with Design Studio.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Personalized Water Bottles

Instead of a typical goodie bag, I bought stainless steel water bottles for each of my daughter’s birthday party guests and personalized them with vinyl.

Each guest name was in a different font.  I used the following cartridges for the  fonts: 
·         Hello Kitty Font
·         Doodletype
·         Life is a Beach
·         Ashlyn’s Alphabet

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Luggage Tags- Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge

The Cricut Circle Blog’s June Monthly Challenge theme is On the Road Again!

The challenge was to creat a “your choice” project to help you or your kids on that long summer road trip but it had to include at least 2 different Cricut Image cuts.

I made luggage tags to help identify each family member’s bag.  Here’s a picture of the tags I made:

The tags were cut standard business card size (2” X 3.5”) from cardstock paper with the top layer decorated with Cricut cuts while the bottom layer had luggage tag ID info printed with MS Word.  The cards were then place in self-laminating plastic pockets I picked up at the dollar store.  I put the two layers together, punched them with my Crop-O-Dile and then added an eyelet to attach the two layers together.  The eyelet allows the two layers of the tag to be slid open, so that the ID info is protected and only visible when required.

The purple and blue tags both have cuts from Car Decals in vinyl, while the skull is cut from Rock Princess from cardstock.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Card

Have you ever made a card that you think is awesome in concept, but disappoints in execution?  This card is that for me.

This card is cut from the Wrap it Up cartridge at 6".  The patterned carstock is K&Company "citronella".  The outstide sentiment is confetti I picked up at Pier 1 last year.  The inside sentiment is cut from the Base Camp cartridge at 2".

The icing on the cupcake is Stickles Glitter Glue with bugle beads as sprinkles in fushia, gold and turquoise.

Thanks for looking.