Sunday, January 22, 2017

Snow?

As a new member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team, it is my pleasure to announce and to participate in this week's challenge!


Challenge #293-Snow
Make a project about Snow!

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In order to qualify for the prize, participants must be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on a project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

This week's designs were quite the challenge for me.  Using my new Cricut Explore Air 2 (which I love!) I was able to create some new images of my own design, but the learning curve (for me anyway!) was steep.  I watched a lot of YouTube videos to learn how to do such things as "weld", "attach" "add text" and "score". A great big "Thank You!" to all of the crafters who came before me and are not only creative, but talented enough to produce a video to help the rest of us out! 

To create this card, I began with uploading my "Pretty Pennants" cartridge into Cricut Design Space.  It took some maneuvering, but I took the half snowflake from the snowflake pennant and copied it, flipped and pasted it and then welded the two halves together to create a full snowflake.  I then did did the same thing for the half-circle shaped pennant. Here is how the original cut looked before I manipulated it.



Here is a screenshot of the welded circles with the text and the score line. (This is before I realized that I needed to splice as well!) 





I learned the hard way to be sure to "attach" the text and score line before sending it to the mat! 

Of course, once cut and pasted, I had to add some bling! 

Then, I got inspired.  I am not a big fan of snow, but I decided to go with the spirit of the theme and create a couple of other projects, still learning as I went. 




I love the idea of the two mittens holding out the snowflake with the message of friendship inside.


 I purchased the mittens and this snowflake from Cricut Design Space. It was my first digital purchase from them.  I really like the idea of acquiring just an image or two without having to buy the whole cartridge.

And going with that idea, I created this little tag.  To see what is in the package that I attach this tag to, stop by later this week for a different type of project! 




Be sure to stop by the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what the other fantabulous crafters have designed! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

~Cynthia


4 comments:

  1. I Love it Cyntia your shaped card came out great nice photo to. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  2. This is such a beautiful card! I love that you made it round instead of the traditional square/rectangle!
    Blessings,
    Jamie

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  3. I love the pretty snowflake!!Super cute projects!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  4. These projects are amazing! I love that you stretched your skills and created something new - how fun! So glad you're on the team!

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