Saturday, September 17, 2011

All About the Guys Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying the All About The Guys Blog hop!   You should have come from Samantha's Blog, if not you may want to start from the beginning at My Cricut Craftroom so you don't miss anything awesome!

I made two different projects.   One of my favorite musicians is Kid Rock and my favorite state is Michigan.  So my inspiration for my card is Kid Rock's beer brewed in Michigan.


I kept seeing the wings on the Indie Art cart and I knew I wanted to use these wings for something related to Kid Rock, maybe a concert page.   Then I remembered the beer mug card I made for my husband on his birthday.  It's on the Smiley Cards Cart.  And then because I was using two of the free carts lucky gypsy owners received, I decided to use another, Black Letter. I even used Cricut Craftroom to design and then cut using my gypsy.  Still getting used to it but so far I mostly love CCR.  Thank-you PC for all the freebies!

So here is my card.  My husband, the beer drinker, gave me his seal of approval.


Card Base is white Colorbok cardstock.   I placed the beer mug on the mat, copy and pasted a second mug, flipped and then welded it at the top.   I sized it at 4.87 x 5.72 prior to welding 2 together.
The black mug is cut from Recollections paper and the foam is cut from Colorbok paper.   I decided to add a second layer of foam that I cut a bit smaller to give it some dimension.  I also added clear embossing powder around the edges for more dimension.  (The foam would make clouds if you don't have a cart with clouds)
The wings are welded and cut at 1.67 x 1.33 before the weld.  I didn't even try to cut out the top layer because it was just too small.  I tried a gray Cricut marker and that didn't work so I drew on some lines added some black/silver embossing powder and then embossed with clear powder.  It is double layered and I used pop dots for dimension.
The banner is from Black Letter and cut at 3.51 x 1.21.  Happy was cut to fit at .83.
Birthday I also welded and cut a bit larger than Happy.

My next project is wall art for my grandson Austin.  His initials are AT and he absolutely loves trucks.   My inspiration for this project comes from the Northridge video for September's Cricut magazine and then Pottery Barn Kids wall art.  My project is not completely finished as we are not sure what canvas color will look best on his wall, that will have to wait until I can go up to her house. I like the white because it reminds of flash cards, my daughter isn't sure about the white.




I wanted this to be large cause he has a large empty wall right now, so I am using 16 x 20 canvas mats.

I used Plantin Schoolbook for the letters, Boys Will Be Boys for the truck and the airplane is from PopUp Neighborhoods.   I am not sure what company the paper is from.  

A and T are cut at 11.49 x 13.13 and 7.89 x 13.13
Truck is cut at 4.25
Plane is cut at 4.25 and narrower so it would still fit the canvas.
The truck is cut at 9.20 x 7.57.
The airplane is cut at 8.95 x 4.95.
All cut on my brand new Expression.  I was thinking I was the slowest scrapper in the world until today when I realized just how much extra time I spent because of the 6 x 12 limitation of the baby bug. 
So those are my projects.  I love comments and followers.  And don't forget about blog candy at the end of the hop!

Next you get to see what Kimberly has made.

Have fun hopping,
Laurie

The entire lineup in case you get lost.

Erica’s Blog Candy J

53 comments:

Suzys Crafts said...

Great job on these projects. I'm sure your grandson will love these canvas prints.

Lori Apgar said...

Love the wall tiles for a boy's room!! The card is amazing too!!

gshrader said...

Wow I love teh wall art! Such a great idea!!! I might have to try that for my son!! Thakns for sharing!

ScrappinT said...

Love what you did! The canvas that you made are just what a little boys room needs!

sweetpea1077 said...

What a cute idea for wall decorations!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love the beer mug!! And those wall hangings are SO cute!!
♥ Laura ♥
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Crafty and Green said...

Fantastic Projects!! I love the Beer one!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

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Josie0602 said...

Great canvases!! I bet your grandson will love them!
Tracy
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Brenda said...

I love this wall art! great job!! thanks for sharing

The Crafty Dream said...

Love the airplave and the truck!!! cute

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

the beer card is fantastic! And the initials for the wall are super cute..I may scraplift both ideas.

Creative Craft Corner said...

Great job on both projects....love them!!

Jeannie said...

Cute projects and tfs

Courtney Larson said...

i LOVE the canvas art. THey are wonderful!

Jenny R said...

Wow...great projects! That card is so fun and masculine! The canvas art is so adorable. TFS

Mallika said...

very lovely n cute project !

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the card and the canvas wall art
I am a new follower.

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Melissa said...

The wall hangings are really neat, I learn so much from these blog hops, I have never used my cricut to make something bigger than 5 inches, I am really going to have to try more with it. Thank you for sharing.

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Very cute ideas..thanks for sharing

Evelyn said...

Great Idea the wall art with Alphabet... will be making one for my friends kid. ANd your hubby glass of bear greattttt.

Gweny said...

Great cards !!!

KAT said...

oh my gosh. you need to be a designer. and i agree with all those freebies pc gave us..i haven't used smiley faces yet, but will dig it out next time i fire up my gypsy. great job...and you need to get 50 states....great michigan cuts on there. great inspirations from you...thank you.
check out one of my older posts on michigan on my blog. http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com it's way down toward the beginning of my blog. you won't be sorry,

AllyBug28 said...

Michigan is great! I have some of that beer in my fridge lol Love the cards!

Alisha said...

Cute wall art.
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TeresaK said...

Nice projects....especially like the wall art! Great job!

tremblayfam said...

thinking of making a page for each letter of the alphabet! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita Braddock said...

Very cute cards and the wall hanging is cool love the Eagle.
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very cool projects, love the wall art!!
Kristan

Doris P. said...

cool!! LOVE these wall decor's!!! My friend made these vehicles all over his room.. doris
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Debbie said...

that beer mug card looks like the real thing
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Anonymous said...

the canvas for a boys room are great gave me plenty of ideas
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Geri said...

Great projects! That beer card ROCKS!

Rosa said...

My husband would love that card so creative

Southern Scrapper said...

love your creations! great job!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the canvas idea.
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ValG said...

Love the wall art

smyiow said...

The birthday card turned out fabulous! Great job!!

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vick6740 said...

Really love the card and wall art! Wow these are both really nice!

Thanks for sharing. (new follower)
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McVic said...

great projects! the card is really a super card and the wall art is just adorable!
kacee

callyannc said...

Super cool! Love your cards! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
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come on over:)

the purple muse said...

Don't you just love using cricut cuts on canvas? It's instant artwork for the walls:-) TFS!

~Tammy S

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Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Aweesome Wall art! Ha never thought of doing this! What a Brilliant Idea! I get so excited when I see new things..I have to try something like this! Thanks for your ideas! I am going to have to scraplift this from you if thats Ok!
I'm a new follower as well!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Aweesome Wall art! Ha never thought of doing this! What a Brilliant Idea! I get so excited when I see new things..I have to try something like this! Thanks for your ideas! I am going to have to scraplift this from you if thats Ok!
I'm a new follower as well!

Connie Layman said...

Your beer card is really cool and would be a hit with most guys! I'm not one of the 'lucky' ones to have Smiley Cards...wish I were! The wall art is perfect for a little boys room!

Samantha said...

Good job! I was thinking of making a beer related card since I have a stamp that says "Drink beer, conserve water" but I just couldn't find a beer glass that I liked. I am going to have to look for the cartridge that you mentioned!

Samantha
samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Thanks everyone!

lmkindell1 said...

Wonderful projects great guy ideas.

Linda
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jill_su said...

Enjoy the wall art Laurie. Very clean lines. They will look great in a boy's room.
Jill
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cema1cema said...

Great job!! I loved the wing card!! I'll have to remember the indie cartridge!

Karen Bahit said...

Those project are amazing... I just got a new Expression from Erica... I so LOVE it!!!

Thank you for sharing the talent!!

Karen
http://www.facebook.com/karen.bahit

Denise Gifford said...

Love the canvas idea.
I could use this in my preschool room. Thanks

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

Love the beer mug. The idea will fit right in at my house. I love the wall tiles also. I never think of doing BIG things. TFS!

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Those are some great wall art for any boys room!! Great job.
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