Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Spring Forward

The Design Team challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut was to create a project that featured a clock or some other type of timepiece in honor of the upcoming time change on Sunday morning.  While I enjoy having it stay lighter longer in the evening -- I sure do hate that we're losing an hour! 

I made a 5 1/2" square card with none other than my favorite clock . . . Cogsworth from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  This was the first time I attempted one of the characters from that movie, other than Belle, of course.  (I am the mother of a 6 year old girl, who loves her Disney princesses!)  You can find Cogsworth on the Disney Dreams Come True cartridge.  And true to form with the Disney princess cartridges, he was a pain in the butt to cut.  Why, oh why, did they make so many itty bitty pieces for these characters?!

Cogsworth is cut at 5 1/4" tall and I am pleased to say that I used paper from my scrap stash for every bit of this card!!!  The solid card stocks are either Bazzill or Recollections and I think the patterned paper is from a K & Co. 12 x 12 paper pack I bought a couple of years ago.  I used 3-D crystal lacquer on his eyes, clock hands, and the pendulum.  The ribbon is one of those mini rolls from JoAnn's.  The letters are stickers from a ProvoCraft Alphabitties sheet.  The sentiment on the inside of the card says . . . "to CELEBRATE!  Happy Birthday."  I made this card kind of gender neutral, but it is a tad bit more masculine.

Thanks for taking a look at my project -- and make sure you travel on over to Cooking With Cricut to see what my fellow Chefs have whipped up.  I hope you'll join us in our "timely" challenge and link your project up.    Don't forget . . . set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night!

~ Jen


Paper Addict said...

Oh Jen, this is absolutely adorable!!!!Ronnie

Jean said...

This is so cute!! I love Beauty and the Beast!! said...

So cute, love all Disney characters!

Nicole said...

Great job. I love him and so would my daughter. Didn't even think to use him for the clock, might have to do one with him in it too!
~Nicole CWC DT

Charlotte said...

Hey hey Hey, This is one cute card. I am very impressed with this cute little clock. I love Beauty and the Beast. What a great choice to make for this challenge!! I love that you made it out of your stash. That is a good feeling. Great card!
What is 3D crystal lacquer?

Scrappin Rabbit said...

This is a great card! I love cogsworth too. Thanks for being a follower of my blog. I really appreciate your support. I am now a follower of yours. I'm the SIL of Melissa at Disney Dreamer Designs.

Christy said...

Love this card. I'm going to see the play, Beauty and the Beast, next weekend and your card is really making me look forward to it more. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments about my son and my card. I'm now following you.