Posts Tagged ‘Fabulous Finds’
Whether you’re camping, cruising, or sitting around the pool this summer, the Pack Your Bags cartridge has all kinds of images to help you record your summer memories!
Hi Cricut Fans! Jana Eubank here. My family loves to go camping in the mountains each summer. I giggle at ourselves everytime we set up our camp because the first thing that gets pulled out, along with the kids’ camp chairs and nature exploring kits, is the satellite dish … my husband loves to have his news. I had to record this funny, family memory and chose the adorable car and trailer images from the Pack Your Bags cartridge to accent my page.
I cut the images out using several patterned papers and cardstocks. I chose to use vellum for the windows for a slight hint of transparency. I created the “road” for my vehicle with a length of burlap ribbon . . . perfect texture for a camping page.
My title was created using letter stickers anchored on an oval bookplate image from the Fabulous Finds cartridge. I added metal eyelets and tied a bit of twine on each end to match the natural burlap texture at the bottom of the page. The background of the bookplate image was stamped with a woodgrain stamp to give it more of a natural feeling, as well.
Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Summer!
Designed by: Jana Eubank
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2 Electronic Cutting Machine
Cricut Cartridges Used: Pack Your Bags, Fabulous Finds
Other Supplies: Noel Mignon “Study Hall” kit, Cardstock (black, kraft, blue), Patterned Paper (Lily Bee Design), Vellum, Labels (Elle’s Studio), Letter Stickers (October Afternoon), Mini Letter Stickers/Buttons/Burlap Ribbon (My Mind’s Eye), Eyelets (American Crafts), Ruler Stamp (Jenni Bowlin), Woodgrain Background Stamp (Stampin’ Up), Banner Stamps (Teresa Collins Designs), Ink (StazOn), Sewing Machine & Thread, Paper Piercer, Needle & Floss, Punches (Martha Stewart Crafts, EK Success, Marvy Uchida), Black Distress Ink (Colorbox), Tiny Attacher & Staples (Tim Holtz), Metal Photo Corner, Black Gel Pen (American Crafts), Twine, Adhesives
School’s out and the kids are home to enjoy summer! Help your child feel important by giving them a few responsibilities around the house. They will enjoy the sense of accomplishment and you will enjoy the extra bit of help! Jana Eubank shows us how to assemble this project below.
I created the base of my Children’s Chore Chart with a simple piece of wood. The edges are routered smooth and I applied a clear coat to protect the wood. Next, I added 5 cup hooks (available at your local home improvement center) and decorated the board using Cricut Vinyl in Raven, Burnt Umber, Yellow, and Lime Green. The stars were created using the Chore Chart Lite cartridge and the title letters are from the Cupcake Lite cartridge.
The idea behind this chore chart is that the child will have five jobs (or job cards) to work on each day. As they complete the task, they turn the card over to reveal the gold star. Everyone loves a gold star for a job well-done!
The black card base was created using the Fabulous Finds Cartridge. All other cuts are from the Chore Chart Lite cartridge. I love that the images on this cartridge are simple pictures that even a non-reader can understand! Just look at all the sweet images! Aren’t they CUTE?! Any child would enjoy using these!
As a child completes their tasks each day, set up some kind of reward system. Maybe they could earn points for each job completed. Or after so many days of completing all five jobs, your child could choose a special treat, prize, or activity.
To make the cards extra durable, laminate them using the YourStory Book Binder and Laminating Machine.
Finally, finish your Chore Chart by hot glueing a couple of magnets to the back. This allows you to display the job chart on your refrigerator, or perhaps a magnetic message board. Have fun!
Designed by: Jana Eubank
Cricut Machines used: Cricut Expression, Gypsy Design Device, Your Story Book Binder & Laminating Machine
Cricut Cartridges used: Chore Chart Lite, Cupcake Lite, Fabulous Finds
Other Cricut Supplies: Cricut Vinyl (Raven, Burnt Umber, Yellow, Lime Green), Your Story Laminating Pouches
Other Supplies: Cardstock (black, white, gray, blue, light blue, orange, green, yellow), Wood board, Cup Hooks, Adhesive, Magnets, Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Happy Monday to you! Today we have a new feature for you called “Cartridge Throwback”. Periodically, we will be pulling out an older or retired cartridge and showcasing it with a FRESH idea! We want to help you see your existing Cricut cartridge library with new eyes, and help you find ways to use the supplies you have already invested in. Enjoy!
Today Deanna Misner is sharing with us a scrapbook page using the Fabulous Finds cartridge. This cartridge features all kinds of doodads like hinges, bookplates, clips, tags, buckles, tabs, and MORE! If you are looking for that perfect finishing touch to your project and you’re not sure what to add . . . try one of the images from the Fabulous Finds cartridge!
Here Deanna uses clipboard, file folder, and tab images to create this adorable page of her children. We love the way she created a “case file” on each one of them describing their unique personalities.
Designed by: Deanna Misner
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges Used: Fabulous Finds (clipboard, file folders, tabbed files), Base Camp (“suspects”), Paper Lace (“usual”)
Other supplies used: Cardstock (American Crafts), Patterned Paper (Pink Paislee), Mini Alphabet Stickers (Jillibean Soup), Spray Ink (Tattered Angels), Adhesives (American Crafts 3D Foam Squares, Glue Arts Tape Runner)
We want to see the projects YOU have created using the Fabulous Finds cartridge. Share your projects with us by submitting it using the InLinkz tool below. Collection will close on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011.