Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Anything Goes!

It's challenge day at Cooking With Cricut!  Melin decided we should have an "Anything Goes" week -- designer's choice of their favorite old project or a new one.  I am in the middle of creating all the decorations and such for my little sister's baby shower this weekend, so I thought I would share with you one of my new faves.  Elizabeth and her husband Matt are eagerly anticipating the birth of their first child -- a boy -- in early December.  And they decided to decorate his nursery in a zoo theme and have selected a bedding called "Modern Zoo." 

I created a door sign -- it will be used at the shower location and then later can hang on my nephew's bedroom door.  I love making these!  It measures 12" x 12" and will fit perfectly into an album frame or a clear scrapbook layout frame.

The turquoise base is 12" x 12" card stock from Recollections.  The next layer is a lime green gingham by The Paper Studio that measures 11 1/2" x 11 1/2".  The white layer is 11" x 11" and is also from Recollections.  All of the other papers are either Recollections or Bazzill.  Here's the recipe:

Cindy Loo -- "Welcome" cut a 10" w.

Mickey Font -- "to Everett's" cut at 1" h.

Create-A-Critter --
  • Redbird, cut at 1 1/4" h.
  • Penguin, cut at 3 1/2" h.
  • Monkey,cut at 2 1/4" h.
  • Giraffe, cut at 7 1/2" h.
  • Zebra, cut at 3 3/4" h.
  • Alligator, cut at 1 3/4" h.
Everyday Paper Dolls --
  • Elephant, cut at 6"h.
  • Lion, cut at 3 1/2" h.
  • Zoo sign, cut at 7 1/4" h.
  • Zookeeper, cut at 4"h.

You will notice there is NO bling on this project -- no cute ribbon or flowers.  It was hard not to "girly" it up!  I did chalk some edges and added a few pen details.

I must confess . . . this has got to be one of my all-time favorite things I have ever created! 

You know how sometimes you envision something and it doesn't turn out like you expected?  Well this one turned out WAY BETTER than I ever imagined it would!! 

My sister is going to love it!

Now it's your turn!  Link up your favorite creation or create something new -- anything goes! -- at Cooking With Cricut.  You could be this week's Top Chef!  And don't forget, today is the deadline to apply for our Design Team -- click here for details if you're interested.

~ Jen

P.S.  Check back next week -- I'll be sharing more creations from the shower!


Nicole said...

I think that you did a great job with this. Very cute.

Nita T. said...

Awww, this is just adorable! What a fantastic idea - love all those animal cuts. :) I can see why it's your favorite.


Cathy said...

What a cute door sign. All of the animals are so cute. I need on of those for my house....Jen you asked if my card was a shaker card when you visited my blog. Why yes it is...Thanks for your visit and your kind comments....Cathy

Holly said...

Love this too! One of my favorite things to give as gift are shadow boxes. Endless possiblities! Holly :-)