Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Exploring Cricut Blog Hop

Hello! It is Exploring Cricut's 3rd birthday and we are celebrating. If you hopped from Emily then you are in the right spot. If not, hop back to Exploring Cricut so you don't miss a thing:) You can join in the fun by creating a card, layout or paper craft celebrating a birthday event. You can use any colors, but you must use your Cricut and include at least 1 button, brad or jewelOur Design Team has some awesome projects for inspiration  You have until Saturday to enter our challenge:)

I decided to create a 2 page spread for my daughter's upcoming 14th birthday. She is not a huge pink fan so I kept it to a minimum. I used Diamond Stickles on the "girl' part of the title.



The butterflies were glued with Glossy Accents just down the middle. Prior to adhering I folded the butterfly in half so the wings would pop up. I then added Fruit Punch Stickles to the antennas and middle.


I chose to use these red buttons for my cupcakes. The cupcakes were cut from the pattern paper. To have the button lay flat I took some nail clippers and snipped the plastic loop off the back and adhered with Gossy Accents. 

There is blog candy to win too! To win: Let me know you are a follower and how to get a hold of you in the comments below. I will draw a winner Saturday. Good luck!!


Here's the line up for the hop:
Lori  http://scrappinsaints.blogspot.com
Rae Ann   http://joyinart.blogspot.com
Emily  http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com
Annette  http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com You are here
Michelle N  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com 
Michelle S  http://cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com
Liz  http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com
Diane  http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com

Recipe:
2 page 12 x 12 layout
Pattern and yellow papers - Doublesided Crate Paper
Blue Polka Dot Paper - Bo Bunny
Pink Vellum Paper
"Birthday Girl- Storybook 3.19"
Butterflies - Create A Critter 1.46"
"Make A Wish - Birthday Bash2.40"
Swirl - Gypsy Wanderings 4.38"
Glossy Accents, buttons, Diamond, Fruit Punch, Yellow Stickles

Now hop on over to Michelle for some more birthday fun!!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Annette

14 comments:

Diane said...

Love the page! Thank you for being a part of this fabulous team and making 3 years possible!

Joan Smith said...

I am a follower:
Your LO is precious and I think you did just perfect for your daughter. I love all the little details that you created. I also really like the different papers you used and the bling...just perfect.

Tisha Sewell said...

Great layout! I love the sheet music on the cupcakes!

Tammy M said...

Just found your page through the blog hop. I have signed up for your updates via e-mail.

Mary Ann said...

I'm a follower!Love your layout,Very Pretty,Love the cutouts!!!

UnikByYes said...

Such a lovely LO Annette! Love the great choice of fonts for the tittle, the pretty butterflies and yummy cupcakes. TFS
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Michelle N. said...

I love this layout! Great cupcakes and butterflies!

Donna and Sara said...

What a sweet layout, I am loving those little cupcakes! The buttons you added are so adorable.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute LO!!

Rae Ann said...

I appreciate the idea to use nail clippers to cut off the back of the button. I wanted to do that recently and didn't know what I could use to break it off. Very nice job with the layout.
Rae Ann

Mollie said...

Awesome layout, Annette! Love the cupcakes and the papers you used!

Emily

Sharon said...

Your layouts are always so pretty. I love the papers and those little butterflies. What a great idea to cut the cupcakes from the paper. Love the font on the title. :)

Gail said...

Love those cupcakes very much! The butterflies on the layout are adorable - thanks for the hop and a chance to win some candy too - you can reach me at my blog if I am a winner - http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the paper-and the cupcakes and butterflies look very festive and cute! I'll remember that idea to clip the buttons-I have some in my stash I've never used because I couldn't figure out how to get that piece off!
:)
Michelle