Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 6th

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

Today's theme is sports and I created a layout about my favorite winter sport, snowmobiling.

I used Potpourri Basket for the Snowflakes and A Child's Year for the photo mat.  

5.5 x 4.3 Photo mat 
Various size snowflakes approximate sizes is 2.1 x 2.3.   I just filled the page with snowflakes and then placed papers on the mat so I would have assorted colors.
Papers used are from DCWV Green pack, White is AC textured cardstock.
A snowflake punch.
I also used Karen Foster Stickers.   I love her papers and embellishments, she has the best for boys and more masculine projects.   I especially love the sentiment "The more snow the better" on the small sticker.

To make this I first made a rough design in Cricut Craft Room, sort of laying out the general placement of everything and getting the snowflakes sized.   I then cut a strip of paper to use as my starting point on the page.   Adding the mat, then the stickers to see the placement.     Now the snowflakes, I just took the ones I cut, along with the ones I punched and just layered them until I liked how it looked.   I also added gold Distress Stickles to the snowflakes to give them some dimension and sparkle.   I love how the stickles curl up the snowflakes a bit.   I then topped the snowflakes with blue, brown and gray buttons that I tied crochet thread through.  I then attached all the pieces to the background paper using my ATG gun, pop dots and Glossy Accents.   

I hope I have inspired you or given you some new ideas to use in your projects.   If you haven't thought of using crochet thread, I very highly recommend it as it is cheap and comes in assorted colors.   I also very highly recommend using Glossy Accents as adhesive on smaller pieces because if you accidentally get it in the wrong place, you don't end up with a sticky residue on your finished product.

Hope you are enjoying our projects in 25 days of projects!



Tonya said...

Great layout! Love the sign post.


Doris P. said...

whee.. I love sleigh riding!! fun LO!! doris