The challenge that Melin at Cooking With Cricut set before us this week was to create something that represents the real meaning of Christmas. It needed to feature a manger, nativity, angels, Christ's birth or some other Christian theme.
I decided to create a board book for my daughter. Using her Children's Bible, I retold the story of Christ's birth -- but from the angel Gabriel's viewpoint. Believe it or not, I only used two Cricut cartridges for this entire project --Paper Doll Dress Up and Plantin SchoolBook.
The board book measures 6" x 6" square and I don't remember where I purchased it from (I've had it for a number of years).
All of the card stock used was from my scrap paper "stash." The patterned papers are as follows: Covers - Colorbok, Blue Celebrations; Pages 1, 2, 11 and 12 - Paper Pizazz, Clouds; Pages 3, 4, 5 and 6 - Scrap-Ease, Granite Blue; and Pages 7, 8, 9 and 10 - Paper Pizazz, Blue Sponged. These papers have been hanging around my paper cabinet for years (since the late 90's at least)! The stamp on the front cover is another oldie but goodie by PSX.
(Remember, you can make the pictures larger by clicking on them.)
|Pages 1 and 2|
|Pages 3 and 4|
|Pages 5 and 6|
|Pages 7 and 8|
|Pages 9 and 10|
|Pages 11 and 12|
I tried to keep the story simple enough for a beginning reader, without being too "babyish." At 6 years old, Demi has a real aversion to anything she considers to be "babyish" -- "I'm a big girl now, Mom, not a baby!" is a constant comment at our house these days.
Please pop on over to Cooking With Cricut and see what my fellow "Chefs" have cooked up! And don't forget to check back there every day until Christmas for Melin's 25 Days of Cricut ideas and free cut files.
I hope you enjoyed my little story and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, something else or nothing at all . . . my wish for you and yours all year long is that you may have hope, find peace, and experience the love of family and friends.