Monday, January 2, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge: Winter Scene

Happy New Year everyone! I'm not usually one for making resolutions because I ultimately break them, but this year I am going to resolve to try to use cartridges that are collecting dust on my shelf. I feel, afterall, at one point there was something about each and every cartridge that made it a must have. So to start the year off right I used this thinking for this project. I won't say I've never used these cartridges, but it's been awhile and even then I only used one or two images. So, as the song says...." Let's get this party started!"

The challenge for this week is to create a page, card, or paper craft that depicts a winter scene or sport. For my project this week I decided to use the cartridges Animal Kingdom, Very Merry Tags, and Winter Frolic.

I started out with a picture frame that was purchased at our local Wal-Mart store (not an endorsment by any means). The frame was 8x10 so I cut my snowflake pattern paper to that size. I thought the blue and snowflakes made a perfectly peaceful evening sky. I then took a piece of White Daisy cardstock and cut a gentle wave using a CM trimmer. I layered these three pieces so that they resembled rolling hills or snow drifts. I only adhered the bottom edge so that I could slide my images that I cut between the layers. I then cut the Christmas trees using the Very Merry Tag cartridge at 4.65" (width according to the Gypsy). I cut 3 based using White Daisy (shadow) and the image using Topiary. I then cut 2 deer using the Animal Kingdom cartridge at 3" and 2.88" (width according to the Gypsy). The "female" deer is actually from a layer button so it didn't have the hooves and antlers. Once you layer it in the "snow drifts" you can't tell that the "female" doesn't have hooves. I used markers to color in the antlers, eyes, nose, and other shading. For the finishing touches on the deer, a little fun flock in white was added to their tails. The title came from the Winter Frolic cartridge. Silent Night was cut at 1.82" (width according to Gypsy) using White Daisy cardstock, then layered onto black cardstock and trimmed.
Thanks for viewing my project, and may you have a Happy New Year!!!

Materials used:
frame (Wal-mart), cardtock: White Daisy, topiary, Desert sand, black (CTMH), patterned paper: Woodland blue with snowflakes (CTMH), Markers: blush, chocolate, black (CTMH), Fun Flock: white (Stampendous), CM trimmer


  1. Oh so very very pretty!!! I love it! Such a calming scene. And I looooove that bg paper! :)

  2. I love this scene. So pretty