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!!! :)