Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: No Red or No Green

Our challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut was to create something Christmas-y that did not have the traditional red and green included.  You could use one or the other, but not both.  Do you know that in all of the 100's of sheets of scrapbook paper I hoard own that I only have one or two pieces of holiday paper that has neither red or green on it!  You have to understand . . . I'm a pretty traditional girl when it comes to Christmas.  You won't see pink or purple or turquoise or any other wild color on my tree!  I love golds, silvers, reds, burgundies, greens, blues and shades of white and ivory.  So this challenge took me a little while to wrap my mind around.

This weekend we were still unpacking boxes in our living room and sun porch so that we could have the house looking nice for the holidays.  One of the boxes that I unpacked had two metal milk cans that measure about 6 inches tall.  (Our friend, Kelly, gave them to me following a banquet she catered -- they were part of the table decorations.  Kelly is always bringing me neat containers or leftover decorations that she thinks I might be able to repurpose or use in some way!)  For some reason, that little milk can stuck in my subconscious and I thought about it periodically Sunday as we decorated the house for Christmas.  When we hung up the stockings our daughter, Demi said "Mom, I hope that I get Hershey's kisses in my stocking this year!"   WHAM!  All of a sudden I knew what I was going to make for our challenge this week!!!

Okay, I know . . . a terrible play on words -- but it turned out SO cute!!!  And my 6 year old will just love it!

The cow is from the Create-A-Critter cartridge as is the word "Joy" on the can lid.  Miss Cow was cut at approximately 3" w x 2" h and was made completely from card stock scraps.  "Joy" was cut at 1 3/4" w x 3/4" h and is also from scraps.  The trees are from the Doodlecharms cartridge and are cut at 2 1/2", 3" and 3 1/2" tall -- they too are from scraps; the patterned paper is "euphoria/bless" by basicgrey.  I jazzed up the trees using my ZIG 2-way glue pen and some fine white & silver glitter.  The background paper is by Ellen Krans for me and my BIG ideas.  The ribbon is one of those mini-spools that Joann's carries in their scrapbook section.  The rub-on transfer letters are miniMarks by American Crafts and the font is called "Kate."

Make sure you click on the link and travel over to Cooking With Cricut and see what my fellow "Chefs" have come up with for this challenge!  And don't forget CWC is giving away a free cut file or digistamp every day until Christmas as part of Cooking With Cricut's 25 Days of Cricut.  Not only do you get a new freebie every day -- but great ideas, too!


CricutLvr!! said...

Wow, this is really, really cute. I love the soft colors and your lit' cow is just adorable!! I am your newest fan and your newest follower. Hope to have you visit me too 8)
Have a great day!!

kramer_buffy said...

OMg Jennifer.... mooooy bien... LOL!!! (very good in kind of Spanish)... LOL!!!!

-- dalis

Mad Crafter said...

I liked the play on words!!! And who doesn't like chocolate kisses? Cute project!. Love it.
~Madison CWCDT

mum of two said...

Love it!! The cow is so CUTE! I love how you embraced the challenge and eliminated red and green all together, you are a braver girl than I am :) TFS