Monday, August 8, 2011

Cricut Circle July Magazine Contest - Pop Up Neighborhood

This month the prize is $150 on! Woohoo! Would sure love to win that! The rules for this contest:
Use your exclusive Pop Up Neighborhood cartridge for this new contest! We love the fun versatility of this fabulous cartridge and want you to create any kind of project for this challenge. Design a home d├ęcor project, Layout, Card or mixed media project.Use at least 4 Cricut Cuts from Pop-up Neighborhood Cartridge in your design. Contest will open on July 23rd. Entry deadline is Friday, August 12th.
I wasn't going to enter because I have so much going on right now, but I just couldn't help myself! I had a day to play and decided to go for it, since I'd been rolling some things around in my head for a few days. I chose to make a card but I wish I'd made it a layout about 1/2 way through! I would have liked to make a bigger baby bassinet that I put in the window and the silhouette of mother of child, which is an SVG.  They were very tough to get that small!
Here's my card:

I think I used several more than 4 cuts for this!
The recipe:
Expression 2
Orange Stickles
Blue Stickles
Pop-Up Neighborhood - the house was cut 3.7" colors from Imagine Basic colors and the roof, porch and mailbox (cut at 1 1/2") using Snapshot-Texture, the visitor is the "housewife" in the handbook. I didn't think she needed the apron! The dress was cut using  Audrey Pattern Cart at 3". The fence was cut using the gypsy and the E2 so I could size it and cut at 1.6 x .84 to line up with the front of the house.
MS Seasonal for the grass cut at 1/2" with paper from my stash
Birthday Bash -  balloons, cut at 3" but the strings didn't make the cut, so I used sew'n sew thread for them and attached them to the bouquet on the housewife, colors from Nursery Tails Imagine Cart
Nursery Rhymes - the bassinet cut at 1/2"!! The Imagine couldn't cut it very well at that size due to the rocker on the botton so I just printed it and then hand cut it since all I needed was the top portion.
Simply Charmed for the "Welcome Baby" cut at 1.2" with paper from my stash
Wish me luck! and thanks for stopping by! Have a great week! I'm going to be busy selling backpacks at one of the schools in Azle. I hate to see school start this year! My DGD and I have had so much fun and I have enjoyed keeping a couple of days a week. Sometimes 3! I wish there was more time to spend with my DGS!! I miss him!


girlia said...

too cute

Gina piazza said...

I am loving the detail in the windows!! Very cool idea!
The whole thing looks really great. Good Luck!

Scrappin with the bug said...

Love the layout - great job. Thanks for sharing.
What a great home decore project to have too.

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