Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the June My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cart Blog Hop!


The hop starts at  My Cricut Craft Room, but you should have come from
SheilaIf you didn't start there, please go back to the beginning so you don't
miss any of 
todays blog hop projects. 


My son is graduating from high school next week so I made him a ribbon pin to wear the day of the graduation ceremony. Now the question is, will he actually wear it? lol





Want to make one? Here's how.
I used two carts to make this ribbon. County Fair & Varsity Letters.
Find the ribbon on page 29. I cut ribbon layers (<ribbon> & layer one) at 5 inches. Because I wanted more room for the wording, I cut the circle (<ribbon>, layer one, shift) at 5 3/4 inches. I cut the words using the Varsity Letters cartridge. "CLASS"  was cut at 1/2 inch, "OF" at 1/4 inch and "2012" at 3/4 inch. As you can see it is possible to cut tiny letters such as these if you have a good blade and good mat. I glued the letters to the circle then adhered the circle to the top layer of the ribbon. For dimension I  used foam pop dots between the layers. In addition I highlighted the cuts with some black ink rubbed on the edges, drew a few highlights with a white Signo pen, curled the bottom of the ribbon ends, then finished it off by gluing a 1/2 inch pin on the back. You can find them in the jewelry section of your local craft store. This was a quick and easy project, I had it done in about 20-30 minutes.




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I have been wanting to make something using the Cricut bug head from the Potpourri Basket cart. Originally I was going to make a vinyl bug head for my car window but green doesn't look so good on a red car. So I decided to make a Cricut bug head keychain to show off my love of the bug!


This is how I did it and you can do it too!
 
I cut the bug head 5 times at 2 1/2 inches using the same technique that I used on my Owl Necklace & Earring Set.  After putting the layers together and the Mod Podge was dry I punched a hole in his antennae using the Euro Punch. I then attached a jump ring and a round keychain ring for my keys. Really very easy and fast. The possibilities are endless using this technique to make keychains using your favorite Cricut cart images.


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This month Erica is doing CUTTLEBUG giveaways!

Everyday this month she will be giving away Cuttlebug folders as well as a Cuttlebug machine so be sure and visit My Cricut Craft Room every day during the month of June and leave a comment.




Erica is also giving away a Cricut cartridge during this blog hop. To be entered into this give away remember to comment on EVERY blog along the way. Winners will be announced on her blog Tuesday.


Next you're heading to Ericas Blog Candy  to finish up the hop. Don't forget to leave a comment there as well so you are entered into the Cricut cartridge give away. 



Here's the full line up in case you got lost along the way.
Raquel- http://kraftykaboose.blogspot.com <---- You are here.
Blog Candy - http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/ <---- Your next stop.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I inspired you today!


31 comments:

  1. The ribbon looks great- good luck with your son wearing it and the cricut keychain is great.

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  2. So cute!! Love the cricut head! Christina

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  3. That bug head key chain is adorable! I will have to come back and check out the instructions on making it!!

    Tracy

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  4. Great projects Rachel!!! Loved them
    MCCR DT Shelley

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  5. Great Projects!!!I love it!!!Thanks fot the instructions on the Key chain...I am going to use my scraps for this!!!

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  6. Great projects Raquel. Love the keychain!!
    Kathy
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love the keychain.
    DT Sis
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

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  8. Raquel, congrats to your son on his upcoming graduation and congrats to you for being a mom of a grad! Love the pin and keychain!
    Happy to have hopped in today!
    :O)
    Jessica S
    FB: Jessica Shelton
    blog: jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}
    email: strgazrblueyes22477{yahoo}

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  9. Congrats to your son...it is always exciting when your child graduates! Love the cricut head!
    Lisa
    MCCR DT
    http://ourcraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

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  10. Great projects. Congrats to your son!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    MCCR DT

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  11. That is soooo cooool and a great gifty idea for me to share with my daughter. Oh yes and congrats to you for getting thru high school with a teenager!! HEHE, Mine both graduated last year,twins, I feel your pain and joy!!! I now have time to play with my Cricut!!! Yeah!!

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  12. Very clever projects--the key chain is so cute.

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  13. Great projects as always. Let us know if your son decides to wear it or not. I bet you could sell those keychains in an etsy shop. Have a super week!
    KathyJo
    http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

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  14. I love the badge...but my bet is on NOT wearing it...unless maybe he will wear it at his party or at home for you! LOL!
    I know teenagers!
    I LOVE your key ring! I so need one!
    Thanks!
    Teresa
    MCCR DT

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  15. Your projects are so cute, Congrats to your son.
    Ava DT Sister
    http://scrapbookdesign4u.blogspot.com

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  16. Love your Projects!Thanks for Sharing how to make that Awesome Key Chain. :0)

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  17. nice pin and I love your keychain, I'm going to have to try this, too bad I don't have that cartridge though

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  18. Cute as a bug. LOL Love it as always. Linda

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  19. Very cool projects! Now I need to go check out your other post to see how you did the keychain!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  20. I love it, I just made a paper flower corsage for my mother in law with the art Philosophy cart. and drew a blank on a pin for it... thanks. Oh, I saw the keys and wondered if you blog candy was a car.lol Thanks for sharing.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the projects. Really love the Cricut head.

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  22. Love the cricut keychain Very cute. I will have to try that. TFS

    MCCR DT, LIsa

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  23. What a cute key chain. Interesting method of putting it together. I'm going,to have to try it, thanks for the inspiration!!

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  24. I LOVE your bug head Raquel. You really are a pro at this. You'll have to let us know if your son wore the pin, lol. TFS, Mary M

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  25. great projects thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  26. fantastic projects love that you made a key ring

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  27. Love the Keychain!!! SO Adorable!!

    xoxoxox

    Jess ;)

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  28. Love your Kids Korner in the July Edition...fabulous pinwheels and easy enough for my little ones!
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  29. Welcome to the team! Congrats and you have some super cute projects on your blog!
    Teresa
    MCCR DT
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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