Monday, August 27, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut "Back to School" Cricut Crawl


Welcome to the 8TH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl... Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop! 

Summer is coming to an end and we are all getting ready for BACK TO SCHOOL... Each design team member on this crawl will be featuring an original BACK TO SCHOOL project that includes a SCHOOL RELATED item, such as crayons, rulers, pencils, book, school bus, etc. along with at least ONE Cricut cut

If you've come from visiting Karen at Simply Frenzied, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs AND there will be a grand prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Back to School" project! 

Subway wall art

For my project, I initially created some subway art for my daughter's dorm.  Erin leaves for university this weekend and had I thought it would be fun to create something personal for her dorm room.  I purchased a 12x16 canvas, painted it purple (Erin's favourite colour) and then cut the name of her school, program, residence and classes using Cricut vinyl.  I used a variety of fonts (Ashlyn's Alphabet, Car Decals, Cuttin' Up, Jubilee, Kate's ABCs, Mickey Font and Opposites Attract) to create this art and thought it would be perfect for the crawl... but then realized that the project does not quite fit the challenge requirements as I did not include a school-related item!!!  Argh!!!  The good news is that Erin LOVES the subway art!!  That's the main thing.

Card

I then decided that I would create a card for Erin too.  I’ll leave this 5.5x6 card for her when we drop her off at uni on Sunday.  I searched the internet for an inspirational quote and found many I liked – but when I saw this one from Bon Jovi, I knew that I had found THE one.  I love that it even uses the word pencil too!  I used Opposites Attract to cut the letters from Cricut vinyl and adhered them to some We R Memory Keepers paper.  The little pencil is actually from a piece of Forever in Time patterned paper and I cut it out by hand.  I cut a black mat for the card and then adhered it to an orange cardstock base.  Now I’ve got a great card for Erin – AND I meet the FCCB challenge requirements!!  


To thank you for stopping by, I am giving away a $15US gift certificate for My Craft Spot.  I'll announce the winner next Monday - which is perfect timing for the My Craft Spot Fall Stamp Release Party that happens next week!  Click HERE for all the stamp release party details!!  To be eligible for my giveaway, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.  

Now it's your turn! Let's see your BACK TO SCHOOL projects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project!

Your next stop is Kathie’s blog, Let's Get Scrappy TogetherGo and see what Kathie has in store for you today.  When you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

36 comments:

Sonya said...

Love your subway art pieces!! Bet they are a huge hit!

Rhonda Emery said...

these are super neat kate love them

Kraftin' Kathie said...

Love the wall art and card...theyre both wonderful and I love the quote that you chose. Its perfect for someone heading out on their own! Great job. Kathie

The Cropping Canuck said...

Congrats on your Masters!!! My hubs is in the process of finishing his paper this summer so I understand, secondhand, all the work involved.

The subway art and the card are both fantabulous! Great job!

jennyplace2 said...

I bet your daughter is just going to love both the card and the canvas. Love both of them. Congrats on your masters.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

scootingranny said...

Love "subway" art and this is really a great project for the occasion. The card fit in so well.

xxcalamityxx said...

I love both your projects Kate I bet your daughter will adore them good luck to her and congrats to you !! xhugsx Nikki

Jayne said...

Kate your subway art is amazing!Good luck to Erin.
Jayne x

Bucharoo said...

First off, Congratulations on your masters! What an accomplishment.
Love how both projects turned out. Lucky daughter.

mum of two said...

Love your card and the subway art! Subway art is so fun :) TFS

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Becky said...

These projects are so great, I bet your daughter will love them!

Congrats on your Masters, I remember how great it feels to finally be done!

kim james said...

Your projects are great. Congrats o your achievement!

Tammy said...

Love your projects. Very creative and I love the subway art.

scrapqueen141 said...

Nice, I love the subway art and the pencil tie in! Great work!
Hugs,
Jamie FCCB DT
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

Vickie said...

neat project.

http://vickiesscrappings.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

love your subway arts they're both great! I have yet to try something like this but really should they look so good. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win im a follower.
-jamie l
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Sheri R said...

I love both projects :) Follower here!

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Sheila... said...

This is absolutly great Kate! Love it!
Sheila FCCB DT

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE your Subway art Kate and the card goes so great with it! I'm happy to hear your daughter LOVED the wall hanging! She's gonna flip when she sees the card too I'm sure! :o)

Kim's Kreations said...

Already a follower. Your daughter will love these. All her friends will want one.
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Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Both subway projects are awesome. Will look great in the dorm. I bet your daughter is going to love both.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great subway art! So creative!

Audrey Frelx said...

Bet your daughter loves your awesome wall art, Kate!

CarolynG said...

Love your project. Cute idea!! Tfs

lindagk23 said...

WOW! I love your subway art projects! They are both so cute and I am sure your daughter will love the card and the canvas! Thanks so mcuh for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

Marcia said...

Love the subway art!

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Megan said...

I love subway art! Amazing job!

recollectionalley said...

Both of your projects are super! Good Luck to your daughter! What a great new adventure.

Janea
FCCB DT Sister
www.recollectionalley.blogspot.com

marg0006 said...

Great idea for an older child.

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tianna said...

Amazing!! Very nice!!

Thanks
Tianna

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Carol and Kaitlyn's Krafts said...

Love these projects!

Carol (Carol's Creations)
4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh Kate, how fun is this project. Every time she looks at it she will think of you!! So happy that she liked it, one never knows with teenagers.

Good luck to Erin!! So exciting. Good luck to you as well, not easy for the Mom!!

Super cute card as well!!

Laurie

jessica said...

I LOVE your subway art!! What a great project for your daughter!!! Super cool and that card is GREAT!! LOVE the sentiment and that adorable pencil!!
TFS :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Marty said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.


Marty
Dnmarty@hotmail.com

~Tammy~ said...

So totally cool! Wow....college already! Time does fly!

Mary said...

WOW, you did a fantastic job at the subway art. Your daughter is going to be the envy of her friends!

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