Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cricut Circle Magazine Contest

Welcome back!  So, now that I have my Blog I want to do more contests and push myself even farther.  So, on Cricut Circle their monthly contest is to fix-up and alter something that you find at a second hand store.  So, this morning after bringing family to the airport I went to Good Will.  I saw some possibilities there but nothing that really jumped out as something that I had to have.  I had an idea but decided to try the Humane Society Thrift Shop down the street first and if I didn't find something, I would come back.  When I was at the Humane Society I again didn't see anything and was about to give up on the search.  Then I looked down on the floor and saw this cork board, mail sorter sitting on the ground and decided to give it a try.



So, right when I saw this I decided to do it in a Disney theme.  Our entire living room has Disney items throughout and it would be nice to have something for bills and keys.  Once I got home I went through the Disney fabric and found a fun bright Mickey Mouse fabric and decided to use those bright colors throughout the piece.

To alter this piece I covered a piece of cardstock with the fabric and then attached it on top of the cork board.  I then pulled off the clip on the board in order to cover the entire wood behind.  After attaching the paper I then put back on the clip.  Then I decided to take some white card stock and cut it up to make a note pad in which I stamped Mickey on each piece and then colored it with my Copics.  Then I continued to cover the wood with the bright blue and green papers and grabbed a set of post it notes and stamped a Mickey glove on each piece and then attached the pad to the board.  I then also added cup hooks to the bottom to hang keys from it as well.

Now, time for the Cricut!  I used my Mickey and friends cartridge to cut Mickey and Minnie at 4 inches and the Mickey star at 2.25 inches and I then adhered those items to the board.  Then, I needed some more cuts in order to meet the Cricut criteria of 4 cuts.  But, I did not want to overdo the board.  So, I decided to use my Cri-kits pens to draw some Mickey icons.  I then also cut out chip board icons to put behind it for extra support.  I adhered the card stock to the chip board and colored the card stock with my Copics.  Then I adhered those three icon Cricut cuts to thumb tacks for the cork board.




I really loved doing this project and hope you enjoyed it too!  It was a great way to do something I may not usually do and I loved the results.  Thanks for visiting my Blog!

16 comments:

  1. Great job! I am going to good-will today to see what I can find. I have some miniature desks sitting here waiting to. Be altered that I found at a thrift shop...but I am just not feeling a fabulous project with them yet :(

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  2. Very nice project! Welcome to the blogging world!

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  3. WOW! I love this and I bet your family does too! What a clever idea and it is so cute!!!

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  4. Very cute project! As a fellow Disney fan, I am going to have to come "borrow" this for my house. :) or at least "scraplift".

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  5. Great job ... what an amazing transformation! You've inspired me to go see what I can find at the thrift store. Congrats on your new blog, too.

    Jo xx

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  6. Cute Cassie! I have a blog, but I never post - maybe I should give it a try!

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  7. What a change! Good job! Good luck in the contest!

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  8. Totally awesome and fun!! Love it.

    ~craftykaren~

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  9. Great project!! I love how you took something that looked like trash and transformed it into a work of art. Super job!

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  10. Wow that really cute. Good job.

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