Thursday, February 28, 2013

Exploring Cricut Project - Stars in the City

Hello! Today is my turn at Exploring Cricut and I have a project that really easy and fun to work on. My daughter's school has a fashion show that the kids can choose to participate in called "Mad For Plaid." They are to take an old uniform and use it on a new creation. The girls decided to get clothing inspiration from the show "Sex In the City" character Carrie Bradshaw.

They changed the name to  "Stars in the City" because they are known as the Stars (St. Teresa's Academy). They also created a really pretty blue top with plaid on the cuffs and a Peter Pan plaid collar.

The Cricut was perfect for their project. I got out the heavy (the red packaging) Heat N' Bond and ironed the plaid to it. The settings for my material were Blade Depth 4, Speed 3, Pressure 4. I did use multi cut 2 x's.

For the stars I found a really pretty yellow ribbon and adhered the Heat N' Bond to that and ran it through the machine at the same settings. I had never used a ribbon to cut out images. We couldn't find the right shade of yellow in fabric and this was awesome. To get the yellow behind the windows I just cut little pieces of the ribbon and slid them under the plaid; ironing them down as I went.

The girls came in 3rd for the popular vote for their outfit and had a great time! 

Cityscape - Paper Doll Dress Up 12"
Stars - George and Basic Shapes 1"
Fabric, ribbon

Don't forget that you still have time to enter our challenge this week. Even if you don't have a pet there are so many cute animals to choose from using the Cricut. We'd love to see your work:)

Thanks for stopping by!



snappy scrappy said...

Fabulous!! Lee-Ann :)

Sharon said...

WOW!!! This is most awesome Annette!! So very beautiful! Congratulations to the girls on their 3rd place!! :)

DIANA L. said...

Annett,this came out so nice. What a fun city scape!

Nana said...

Congrats to the girs.. What a awesome skirt. Love the theme. You are really working with fabric a lot and I love it.

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
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Rae Ann said...

This is great! The skirt came out wonderful and it sounds like the girls had a lot of fun.
Rae Ann

Lisa said...

Wow, this is fabulous!! I love the design!! Congrats to the girls for their 3rd place!! I've never tried cutting fabric with my Cricut, but now I want to!! Have a great evening :)

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Scrapping Girl said...

That looks really cool! I've been too intimidated to try anything with fabric, but I kinda want to now! Did you lose power during the storm? My hubby's office in Corporate Woods lost power for over 24 hours and most of our neighbors did, but we got lucky and were fine. Except for doing a lot of snow shoveling!!!