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3.15.2010

FANTABULOUS CRICUT! Challenge #1: Birthday/Balloon

This announcement is a little overdue, but I would like to let everyone know that I have been selected as a Senior Design Team member over at Fantabulous Cricut, (FCCB) the brand new Cricut challenge blog!!!

I, along with three other Design Team members, resigned from Just Buggin a couple of months ago, and I am so excited to be taking part in this awesome, FANTABULOUS new challenge blog!  Fantabulous Cricut will have some super-fun, informative and interesting tutorials, tips and challenges each week, so make sure you check back daily for a little crafy inspiration.  And be sure to head over today to take a look at the other DT members' creations and take part in the very first challenge!!!  :)

Challenge #1 at FCCB has two criteria (in addition to using at least 1 Cricut cut on your project):
1) use a balloon shape
2) use the word "birthday"
(neither of these have to be the Cricut cut)

My project (photo above) is a birthday card for a little boy turning 2.  For the balloon shape, I used three small balloons tied together and embellished with a glittery button and turquoise ribbon.  I printed the sentiment with my computer (including the word "birthday") and cut each word out separately.  I used the number "2" in place of the word "to". 

I used the following cartridges on this project:
Card base: George (circles welded together in Cricut Design Studio)
Scallop circle: Storybook
Number "2": Plantin Schoolbook
Black arrow: Street Sign

To get the glittery look on the number "2", I coated the surface of the number with liquid glue and sprinkled it with turquoise glitter.  I used a scrap piece of paper to press the glitter down, then shook off the excess glitter and let it dry.  Then I matted it with a black shadow for dimension.

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!!!  :)

3 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

I really think your birthday card is so cute I like the balloons on it.

debbiebakk said...

Hi Lori, I would like to share this Beautiful Blogger award with you , I love your blog and your new challenge is greatI'm glad I ran across it the other day so come visit my blog and get your award .

Ladybug said...

I see your Board of Directors have jumped ship --- at least to the other side of the page. (tee-hee)

Congrats on being a designer on yet another site. You truly are blessed w/ your talent and they are lucky to have you!!! :-)