Monday, April 30, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl!

Welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner and the SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reusable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.
If you've come from visiting Tammy at Bowman Crafts, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE!
 
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!
How fun is that?
If you started out at FCCB, you saw the sneak peek of my project for today's Cricut Crawl.  Let me show you a better photo now...

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So...let me explain!  I've had these really ugly paper clips for a very long time.  I use them to hold things together as the glue is drying.  I noticed them in a pile on my work island and thought....hmmmm...I should be able to do something with those!  So, I got out a few supplies and got busy...

(ugly paper clips)

(Glossy Accents & 1 inch paper punch)

So...I punched out 1 inch circles from cardstock and used Glossy Accents to adhere the circle to the round portion of my paper clip. 
                                                                    
 The next part is where the fun begins!  I used several Cricut cartridges to create all sorts of fun images that I can use to embellish cards and layouts!  Here's the carts I used:

 * Butterfly - Art Philosophy - cut at 2.5 inches
* Stars - Art Philosophy - cut at 1.5 and 2 inches
* Banner - Art Philosophy - cut at 2.25 inches (sentiment - Pink By Design)
* Sunshine - Pack Your Bags (Peachy Keen face)
* Flower - Art Philosophy - cut at 2.5 inches
* Cupcake - Cricut American Alphabet - cut at 2.5 inches
* Oval sentiment mat - Spellbinders (sentiment - Pink By Design)

And, here's a card I created using the paperclip with the stars. It almost looks like it was taken in black and white, but the background paper is a dark blue color....

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Recipe:
* I machine stitched around the edges of my dark blue cardstock
* Sentiment is from the "You Are" stamp set from Pink By Design
* Stars are from the Art Philosophy cartridge and are covered with Martha Stewart Tinsel glitter.
* I added some wide white ribbon and of course, my paperclip embellishment! 

And, here's a card I made using that fun, Pink By Design sentiment...

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Recipe:
* Sugar & Spice paper stack by The Paper Studio
* Grand Nestablilities - Grand Labels 11
* Cupcake - Birthday Bash cut at 4 inches
* Glossy Accents on cherry and sprinkles
* Brown tulle with my paperclip embellishment!

Well, that pretty much wraps up my project for today's Cricut Crawl, I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me!  I am also the last stop on our Crawl, so from it here...it's back to FCCB for you!  But, before you go...I do have a give-away to share!  In honor of today's Crawl, I would like to give away the "Jubilee" Cartridge to one lucky follower....



To have your name entered into the random drawing for this cartridge, you will need to complete two simple steps:

1)  Become a follower (if you are not already a follower)
2) Leave a comment on this post

** I will randomly choose a winner on Monday, May 7th **

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!  When you are finished, make sure to link up your project to the FCCB Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time,

58 comments:

  1. Wow these are super cool!! I love how you used them on your cards!! Great job!! i am already a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  2. They turned out pretty neat. Nice job. TFS
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  3. Aren't you clever? Love your terrific clips and your fabulous cards!

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  4. Adorable clips...such a neat idea too. Love the cards you made too!! Lee-Ann :)

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  5. What a GREAT idea! I have some of these clips laying around to. I may have to scraplift this:) FUn idea!!
    The star card is awesome and what a cute way to dress it up by adding that fun star clip to he ribbon. Great stitching on this card as well:)
    I so want that yummy cupcake-yum! Even sprinkles-you don't leave out a detail...fantastic! Cute sentiment and pretty tulle:) TFS! Fabulous project!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great way to reuse those paper clips! They look awesome on the cards and can also be used for other things! Very creative!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  7. What AWESOME projects!!! Love all the different ways u used the paper clips! We all probably have tons hanging around our desk... for sure going to scrap lift this :)
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  8. Tanya, this is such a fun way to decorate paper clips! Your cards are wonderful, too! ~Hugs, Saundra

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  9. What a great idea! These are so cute, and so easy to coordinate with your card since you're using cricut cuts. Thanks!

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  10. Love the pretty clips, and the cards too!

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  11. Those paper clips are just brilliant--love them! Super cute, and functional, too!

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  12. I adore your paperclips,each one is so pretty.Love how you used the star.I am a new follower but not for the candy(I am in the UK).
    Jayne x

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  13. Hi Tanya,GREAT idea with your paper clips!They are sooo CUTE,I LOVE the 2 card with them!Have a great day!!!:)

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  14. How clever! These are so freaking cute! I absolutely love them!

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  15. I love the clips. they are so cute. I think I might have to make some of those later today! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Beth
    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

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  16. That is the most adorable idea. I wish I had thought of it myself. I am going to have to make some. Thanks for sharing.
    srhswney78@yahoo.com

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  17. Wow.. I love these. I must find paper clips like this I would love to do something similar to this I think they would be a great addition to a smash book or something. but I love them they all look wonderful. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win im a follower.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  18. Oh my goodness- LOVE how these paper clips turned out! Such a great idea :)

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  19. I love all the different ways you showed to use old paper clips! They all are gorgeous! I really love how you added the tulle, it looks so cool! Thanks for the great ideas!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  20. What a great idea!
    Sheila, FCCB DT

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  21. Whew! I made it! I visited/joined all the blogs, left messages, and had a grand time! You and Suzanne were the only blogs that I was already following, so I have had a marvelous time visiting new blogs! What a fun 'crawl'! Love your magnets! I saw them on the Cricut Message board, too! Have a wonderful week!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
    cccscraproom@windstream.net

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  22. Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win! I am a follower.

    Sue S.
    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  23. Wow, those are so cute and the card is just adorable!!! I have been wanting to make some of these myself...maybe one day!

    Hope you are doing well, we are staying soooooooo busy!!!

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  24. These are great... Love this idea.
    suekimmet at gmail dot com

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  25. Hi Tanya,
    Your clips look so cute & much better than before. You did a great recycling project. I had fun crawling through all the neat & amazing re-creations. It was fun. :)

    Thanks, Janis aka ~JD~
    jdegouff@charter.net

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  26. Tanya, your project for the crawl is AWESOME!!! Such a great idea! I first thought to myself that these would be great to make and use at work to 'cheer up' my cube but then saw your cards & thought...that IS a project I will 'scrap-lift'!! I love your project!!!
    Melissa
    FCCB DT
    scrappymacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  27. Love these added to cards. I know I have a bunch somewhere from teaching days. Thanks for a great idea. Definitely will scraplift this.

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  28. Love the cards but those paper clips are awesome!!! Would love to know where you got those ugly paperclips with the circle on the top. Have never seen any of those before. :)

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  29. great idea to make new embellishments out of old paper clips thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  30. Those paper clips are so cute. They would probably be useful with a magnet on the back, too. I wish I had some of those "ugly" paper clips. lol

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  31. Okay, these are really cool...they would make great bookmarks, too....neat how you added them to a card also...and I have some of these big ugly clips, too...lol....!!

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  32. Great idea for recycling....love it! TFS!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  33. Those are soooo CUTE!!! I like all the different cartridges you used to make them fun and creative! Now My question is.... What are you using to hold things down???? Or did I read something wrong? LOL I thought I read you used them for hold items that you glued.... then you decided to fancy them up (as I like to call it)! :O) And then you put them on your lovely cards.... Soooo is that right? Or did I miss a step? If I'm right... then what are you gonna use to hold things down for gluing???? If I'm wrong then just ignore my whole post cuz I'm a little wacky anyway! tehehehe

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  34. Those are just so incredibly cool!
    They look awesome on the cards.
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Brittany
    brittanyjoyce@hotmail.ca

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  35. Wow Tanya, these turned out super adorable!! What a great embellishment!! What a great giveaway too!! I am already a follower.
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  36. This is such a great idea and I love how you added them to cards, how fun.

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  37. Beautiful altered paperclips. I am a new follower. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

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  38. Love the idea thanks. Just signed up I am glad I found you. Melissa

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  39. I loved the idea! Can't wait to make some!

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  40. just became a follower, & love your idea! Now to go look thru your archives...

    thanks!

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  41. Love your paper clips, they are darling! Thank you for your inspiration!

    Linda

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  42. Wow, these turned out great! They look really good on your cards too! I think I have some similar ugly paper clips --- gotta go dig those up!

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Cindy :)

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  43. What a great idea!

    lisa - ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

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  44. These are so much fun. Wll have to try them out!!

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  45. OK... This is just WAY TOO CLEVER! So Smart!!!

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  46. Sooo cute! :)
    Orangemm.13@gmail.com

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  47. That is so cute and what a great way to reuse something!!! I love that you turned them into lil gifts on cards! I'm totally gonna use that idea.

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  48. Love this idea! Really clever! Holly :-)

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  49. I WILL be making these clips for sure...they are so cute! Thanks for the wonderful idea and inspiration. Kathie

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  50. I love this idea. I have those same paper clips I use them when I make money holder cards. Great idea to spiff them up.

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  51. Love this idea. I love that each piece is individual and can be used in future scrappy projects. Yours cards are both cute but I really love the stars card. Its just perfect.
    Judy

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  52. Very much improved! Great job!

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  53. What a cool idea! I haven't used paper clips on my cards, but I think I'll give it a try. Glad I stopped by even though I didn't get to hop until this weekend. I enjoyed seeing your project, but I'm still amazed by your VBS entry...! :)

    Your DT pal,
    Jessica

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  54. What awesome projects!! Love the glossy accents idea!! Love them all!!

    Kathi

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  55. Hope I am not too late for this. I was reading about your paper clips. I really like them. How do adhere them to the die cut? These would be great to give as RAK gifts. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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  56. These are so fun! And what a fabulous way to add interest to your projects. I never would have thought of using paper clips like this. Great transformation too!
    (I am SO sorry that I'm SO behind in blogging. I did want to see your Save the Earth project though - and am glad I found some time to pop by!)

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  57. WOW! Definitely not boring, ugly paperclips now!! They are awesome!

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