Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BLOGIVERSARY CHALLENGE: Exclusive Circle Cartridge Challenge!

  The Cricut Circle Blog is turning ONE!
The Challenge: Create a project of your choice with one or more of the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridges! (French Manor, Shall We Dance, Cricut Everyday, Pop-Up Neighborhood, or Sophie) Your project must include atleast 2 different Cricut Image Cuts. And YES! You can mix in other cartridges with your Circle Exclusive cartridges.
for the winner!!!!

Some of you may know about the newest craze to hit the Circle world...vinyl. Yup...that's 3" vinyl to be exact. I am talking about these little cuties:

{Series 1}

This little fad has started a trading frenzy as people try to complete their set or just get the ones that match their machines. They come sealed like trading cards so you don't know what you are going to get. There is even a "mystery" bug out there somewhere.

I have been fortunate enough to trade with a few of my Circlets in order to complete my set and help them with theirs. As I was getting things gathered to send out...I thought that it would be nice to put a little something special in the box. Something other than just the little bug they were expecting. I had already included my calling card so I thought why not make a Halloween card the same size. I don't usually do much scrapbooking or card making for Halloween, but I have seen some really cool things out there on the blog and the MB. So here is what I came up with:

{Little witchy in a web}

{a little closer}

I chose the Circle icon because I thought it would look so cute with a little witchy hat on top. The Circle icon is from Cricut Everyday. I ran it through the Cuddlebug with the folder upside down. It made me think of witch warts but way cuter.  The hat is from Happy Hauntings. I am impressed that my Pink E cut the itsy bitsy spider so itsy bitsy. I used Martha Stewart Hydrangea Flocking for the collar and outlined it with a sparkle pen. I cut the bat from the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary seasonal cart. I used white cardstock, colored it with the sparkle pen, added Martha Stewart fine glitter and added some foam for dimension. The spiderweb is from Mini Monsters, the paper it from the JT Imagine cart. I used my brand new Elegant Edges to cut the background shape and printed it using the Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cart. 

I found a new use for my Copics...inking. I am not so hot at coloring images with the Copics yet...but I LOVE using them to ink up my Cricut cuts and any other edges I can get my hands on. They are great for getting into those tight corners. I have more color choices and they seem to blend so well with whatever project I am working on. You would be surprised what you can do with "Prawn." For one, it blends really well with Kate's Kitchen and Best Friends.

Once I was finished with that I wanted to add one more thing. I had these little bags left from another project. I have always thought they were great for collecting a few Cricut Circle Calling Cards (or protecting little 3" bugs). So I made my first project using... Heat Transfer Vinyl. I think I like it....I really like it. It's a lot less mess than the Yudu. But...the Yudu allows for multiples from one design.  Of course mine is still in the box. Shh....don't tell Nadia.

I hope my Circle Sister likes it.
Thanks for stopping by.

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