Hello there and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and I hope you are ready for another "Challenge Me Monday"! This week at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog we have a great challenge for you. It's that time of year again and our challenge is called...
"You Did It"!
This week's challenge is to create a graduation project.
Remember, you must use at least one Cricut cut somewhere on your project.
The youngest grandchild on my hubby's side of the family is graduating high school this month, so this challenge was the perfect time to make a card for him. I kept it pretty simple... CJ is a good old country boy and not one for any frills or fru, fru! It's really tough for me to "keep it simple", but I think I pulled it off for CJ's card....
*I layered my printed paper over a black mat and used my sewing machine and black thread to stitch around the edges. This layer was adhered to a white card base.
* The cap is from the Cricut cartridge "Wrap It Up" and is cut at 3.5 inches. I cut the base layer out twice and used pop dots to adhere them and give some dimension.
* I added Glossy Accents to the "button" of the cap and Gold Stickles to the tassel.
* I hand cut the banner from white cardstock and stamped "Congratulations" using the Pink By Design stamp set "Giant Greetings".
* Next, I cut another banner (slightly larger) from the black cardstock. Again, I used my sewing machine to add a bit of stitching in black.
* The numbers 2012 are cut from the "Kate's ABCs" cartridge at .5 inches. The numbers also were covered with Glossy Accents.
CJ's school colors are green and white and I wanted to incorporate the green without it being so overwhelming. I think this great background paper adds just the right amount of green without being too bold. Like I said, it's a pretty simple card, but I kinda like it!
Now, I hope you will stop by FCCB and check out all the fantabulous graduation projects the Design Team has put together for your inspiration. You won't be sorry that you stopped by, there are some amazing (non-simple) creations for you to see! Next, you need to go...get creative...then link up your amazing creation with us at FCCB. I can't wait to see what you create!
Until next time,