Monday, September 9, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Back To School Challenge

Hello! Did you all have a nice weekend? It was super hot here and boy there must be a lot of pollen in the air!! Exploring Cricut has a new challenge today to start your week out. Using your Cricut create a card, layout or project with the theme "back to school" using some of the primary and a ribbon.

I chose to create a page for my youngest when she was entering 6th grade. It was so exciting for her as she was entering middle school and, of course, her own locker. She had a great time with her sister and cousin decorating her locker and goofing around. Of course, now, as an 8th grader it is all old hat:)

I enjoyed creating this layout looking for different cartridges to show the theme of my pages. I hadn't used my glitter pens in awhile and they were perfect for the notebook paper and the pennant with her school initial on it. I changed the blade out and put the pen in using speed of 3 and pressure of 3. Remember not to unload the mat so that you can cut the image out after using the pen.

I have been cutting a lot of titles out lately and am finding that welding them together is so much easier to glue down, especially when they are skinnier letters. "Middle School" was taken from Locker talk and I left them separate for a different look. The lettering on the pennant was done using the glitter pens again. I inked the edges of the notebook paper, pennant and journalling paper. I cut the journalling paper to look like a ribbon.


2 page 12 x 12 layout
Papers - Simple Stories, Scraps, Kaisercraft
Title - All Mixed Up 1.77"
Middle School - Locker Talk 4.23"
Pennant - Locker Talk 1.31"
Lettering on Pennant - Cricut Craft Room Basics .43"
Notebook Paper - Simply Charmed 2.39"
Locker - Locker Talk 8.20"
Globe - Locker Talk 3.92"
Cri-Kit Gel Pen (black glitter)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out my DT Sisters for some great inspiration! I know I will be as I have more school pics for this year:)



Diane said...

Fantastic job Annette!

Liz O. said...

Awesome LO Annette! I have never use pens on my C **GASP***, I need to get mine out, they are still sitting in the box they came home LOL!!! Thanks for the tips!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O.

snappy scrappy said...

Great LO!!

Scrapping Girl said...

The first's such a big deal! And just like you said, for my now 7th grader, it's all old hat, lol! Love your layout-I need to get out my pens too-I've hardly ever used them! Do you use cricut craft room to weld or do you have gypsy?

And I TOTALLY agree on the lots of pollen in the air-I am miserable, despite being medicated and trying to stay indoors. I keep thinking of the Claritin clear commercial-I am not quite getting that amount of results from MY medication (although it is not claritin, which did nothing for me)....

Michelle N. said...

Great layout over a memory she'll laugh at later! Or at least mine did. You have inspired me to use my pens and markers though!

Sharon said...

Fabulous layout pages Annette!! What wonderful memories. Love the cuts, photos and how you used the pens. :)

teachermom5 said...

This is a wonderful layout, I bet she loved the way you preserved those memories! Terrific images too, love that globe.

Nana said...

Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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