Sunday, June 3, 2012

Exploring Cricut-Father's Day

Happy Monday one and all!!!! Hope ya had a great weekend. Mine was spent at work, but that's okay. I'll be off this coming weekend. We have a great challenge this week at Exploring Cricut. Our theme is "Father's Day". We would love for you to make a card, layout or papercraft project for Father's Day using 2 Cricut cuts. Yeah, you heard me right. Two Cricut cuts. Memorial Day weekend Hubs and I went out of town to do some Joanns and Michaels shopping. It had been about a year since I've done this. I bought the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. I just had to use it to make my project for this challenge. I always give my Dad a gift card for Father's Day. He knows what he's getting every year. I try to come up with different and unique ways to give it to him. I made the shirt shaped box on age 44. I used my Gypsy Girl and filled the page as much as it would hold. It ended up being 11.16 height x 11.78 width. I used cardstock from DCWV-The Guy Stack for all of my cuts. Since the cardstock is one sided I turned it upside down on my mat to cut so the pattern would be on the outside. I inked all of the edges with Tim Holz Tea Dye Ink. And since the collar would show white when it was turned down, I inked it really well. I think it looks just fine. I used the hide contour so I could cut the shirt, the tie and the pocket seperately. I then cut the shadow and phrase that is also on page 44. I cut them at 2 1/2 inches. I used the hide contour again so I could cut the collar part of the 'T' to match the shirt. I again used cardstock from the DCWV stack. I made a 4 1/4 x 3 inch card using the same cardstock that I cut the tie from as my bg. I'm gonna love using this cartridge!!!  Hop over to Exploring Cricut and check out what my DT Sisters have created for inspiration. Awesomeness for sure!!!! And then get to creating. You gotta have something for Father's Day anyways, so why not make it now?! You have until 9pm, EST, Saturday June 9th to link up your creation. I'm so looking forward to coming by and seeing what you make. I hope ya'll like my little box and card!!!! :)


9 comments:

Kate said...

So Cute. Love your Father's Day Card.

Hugs,
Kate

Kim said...

Love both of these projects... I have this cart and now need to go make the shirt box! Thanks for the inspiration!
Kim

Scrapper69 said...

What a really great gift set Sharon! I LOVE the shirt and that matching card..... Your Dad's gonna love getting this with his gift card! :o)

Diana said...

I love that paper stack that you used. I have used it on a lot of projects. That shirt is just too cute. :)

mum of two said...

Sharon, these are awesome! I just bought TBBM2, I will have to pull it out and give this a try TFS :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Love this so much Sharon!

Anna K said...

I like your projects & the papers you used. I've had the TBBM2 cart for a while but haven't done much with it but I keep eyeing up that shirt box!!!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Both these projects are fabulous. Love the colour combos and the papers you have used. TFS

Annette said...

Awesome projects!