Monday, May 21, 2012

Cooking With Cricut's 2nd Blogaversary: Day 1

Welcome to Paper Crafting World and Cooking With Cricut's 2nd Blog-Aversary and our week long celebration! Each day for a whole week (May 19-26) we will be brining you fabulous projects made by our Design Team members. We have some GREAT blog candy as well as some daily file and graphic give-aways -- so you will definitely want to make PCW-CWC your daily stop every day this week!

Our theme for today is . . . All Things Girly! Bling, frills, lace, pink -- anything feminine! And this is what I created . . . Teacher Appreciation week was the week of May 7th in our school district and I made this fun tote for my 8 year old's teacher.

Cartridges used:  Disney's Happily Ever After (Owl), Create-A-Critter (Hoot),
Cindy Loo (Thanks) and Cake Basics (remaining text).

Cartridge used:  Cindy Loo (text)

Cartridges used:  Cindy Loo (Teacher), Create-A-Critter (Owl and Branch)
and Cupcake Wrappers (#1)

Cartridge used:  Cindy Loo (thank you)
Note card holder made from the envelope on the Cindy Loo cartridge.
The scalloped circle and "thanks" are from the Cupcake Wrappers cartridge.

M & M's!  With a fun "prescription"
for use.  I made the label in Word
and the top of the upcycled Fuze
bottle has a scalloped circle cut using
Cupcake Wrappers and a little flower
cute using Create-A-Critter.

Have you guessed yet what I made my "tote" from?  It is a beverage carrier from Sonic Drive In!  I simply made a template, cut my paper (all from DCWV's Cherry Limeade Stack) and stuck it down.  I trimmed out the corners with Bazzill's Pink Chablis card stock to cover my seams.  Then I filled it with a thermal cup, note cards, the M & M's, pencils, cute little sticky note pads and some erasers.

You might wonder why I chose owls and the wild pink/green/purple color scheme . . . I have a number of friends who are teachers and they have told me (quite frankly, as a matter of fact) that they are inundated with apples and are sooooo over it!  :)

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you head on over to Cooking With Cricut to check out the rest of the projects by our amazing Design Teams!

~ Jen


Alvina said...

What a great idea, I love it, thanks for sharing.

sillygirl said...

You are one talented lady! Love this idea!

Debbie said...

WOW!! I love how you put it all together. The colors are great and I'm sure the M&M's will be gobbled up quickly. Terrific idea for a teacher's gift!

Tracy said...

AWESOME, Totally love it. GRAT IDEA. TFS

silvia said...

Great teachers gift!!

Moments by Marla said...

What a super gift for a teacher or anyone. You did a fabulous job!!!

Charlotte said...

This is so wonderful. Your really put a lot of work into this project and it really shows. What a great gift and I know the teacher will rally apprecialte that your made it so personal!

Debbie said...

this is a great idea thanks
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Java Jen's Creations said...

What an awesome gift idea!! I love repurposing things and this is a fantastic example of that!! You did a great job!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the crafty creations.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Crafting With Blue said...

simply stunning. love how you recycled a drink container. the teacher is sure to love it.

craftingwithblue @ gmail . com

Kristin said...

This is an awesome idea! Wish I had seen it earlier....I might have CASEd it! :)