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7.12.2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #18: Cool Treats!

The challenge this week over at Fantabulous Cricut is to make a "Cool Treat" shaped project.  I recently found an svg file for sale (here) and loved it, though I decided I wanted to make my own without using any software, just my Cricky (and without spending any moolah)!!!

I scoured my manuals until I got to Paisley and found a......paisley!  It's the scallop-edge paisley ("Accent") and I cut it in "Shadow/Word Shadow" mode.  The layers are cut at 8", 7" and 6".  I cut two layers in each size: one of solid cardstock and one of the patterned paper.  I adhered each of the same-size pieces together for sturdiness.

Then, using my paper trimmer, I trimmed the top pointed part off of each paisley, to leave a half watermelon shape.  I inked the edges, used my Bind-It-All to add a binding at the top and tied ribbons on the rings.  To finish, I added some threaded mini black buttons and the word "Smile" (Create a Critter) to the front.

I haven't added any photo mats or embellishments to the inside yet, until I figure out what I'm going to do with it!  Not sure if I'm going to give this one away or keep it...I'm thinking of keeping it for myself!  Wink, wink!

Hope you'll hop on over to FCCB and take a look at the rest of the AWESOME Design Team projects...they were surely inspire you to make a "Cool Treat" project!

Have a creative day!!!  :)

13 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

this is the cutest watermelon I have seen. and a card too. just wonderful. you are so creative.

Stampleigh said...

This is REALLY cute!!! You did a great job!
Leigh

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Super yummy mini album this is perfect for summer and so refreshing.... Love it Lori!! :)

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Very cute. I really want to try a Bind-It-All. Love your project.

PenLight said...

HOW adorable is this mini album?!! I think you are the queen of mini albums and I've used many of your tutorials to put together my own. Awesomeness perfected!

Melin said...

Hey lori! Beautiful mini album. What a creative way to come up with your shape! I just love it! Yummy job!

Jamiecrafts said...

I love this projects, what a great way to use the BIA, wish i had one... love all your cards you are amazing!

Anna K said...

Very nice!

BrendaB said...

How clever to use a paisley for the watermelon - I love the scalloped edge! Those ribbons and buttons add such a great touch!

Kate said...

I just love this!! Great job using a paisley too! And well done creating with what you've already got. The result is FANTASTIC!!

Melissa said...

Adorable! Great Job!!!

Michelle said...

ANOTHER beautiful project...wow!!

cindy said...

What an awesome watermelon. Fabulous job on the challenge. I like you bio's of the family on the left side. Very creative of you.