Yay! I'm so excited that I got to do something crafty today JUST for fun! Don't get me wrong...if I'm crafting, I'm having fun, but I have a lot of crafty responsibilities, so I'm happy when I can make something just for the fun of it.
I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm no longer a part of the Fantabulous Cricut and Celebrate the Occasion Design Teams. I decided to step down at the end of the DT terms. It was a really tough decision for me because I had such a BLAST on the teams and it was such an honor to be a part of each of them, but I was actually getting pretty stressed out about my crafting. Between design teams, my Etsy shop (which is doing great), my kids being home for the summer, my hubby living away from home for a (2 hour away) "deployment", and a move to a new house, I was REALLY stressed and spread thin. But, now I've cut down my responsibilites a little, the kids are going back to school in a couple of weeks, we're all settled into the house, and my hubby has started visiting regularly...so things are much calmer around here. So, to make a long story a bit shorter...I finally feel I have time to join in on some challenges just for fun. Hey, I may even try my hand at submitting some projects for publication. We'll see how that goes.
Anyway, enough about that...I decided to join in on the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut this week. It's all about bugs, and there are just soooo many cute bug cuts out there! I just couldn't resist! I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try cutting out Jiminy Cricket from the Disney Classics cartridge. I also get to be a guest over at Crazy about Cricut for Mickey and Friends Monday on the 15th. Here's my little card:
Here's a couple of tips for working with intricate cuts like this (which Disney seems to have a lot of). First, leave all of the little pieces on your Cricut mat while you're assembling the cut. That will make sure you don't lose anything. Also, if you want to ink up the little pieces for a little more depth of color, use crafting tweezers, such as Tweezer Bees to hold the little guys. That way you won't drop them and your fingers won't turn into rainbow messes. Oh, and another thing...if you're laying out all of the pieces on the base layer, just to see how they fit, make sure your window is closed! One good gust of wind, and I was crawling around on the floor looking for Jiminy's tongue! (Don't worry...I found it!) :o)
I got the base for this 5.5" card from Wild Card. The sentiment on the front came from Pink By Design's Take the Cake stamp set, and the sentiment inside came from the Pink By Design Birthday, Birthday stamp set. I added some Purple Plum Divine Twine, lots of ink, and some buttons to finish off my little card. I hope you like it!
I have another project all planned out to enter into another challenge or two, so I hope you'll check back in the next couple of days to see what I make. Thanks sooooo much for stopping by today!