Archive for March, 2010

Cruise Ship

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I finally found a clipart picture of a cruise ship that was easy enough to convert in order to cut out. I wanted to identify which ship we were going on, and found a really cool font called “crazy harold” to type the name in. I reduced the kerning of the text, broke the text apart, welded the body of the letters together, then combined the insert of the letters back with the body. I then used the “add perspective” tool to add depth to the words so that they would appear to be written along the side of the ship. I received high approval ratings from the husband on this one – told me that it looked “very professional”… woohoo, a compliment!!

Spice Shaker Jar

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I am currently trying to put together some of pages of a scrapbook for an upcoming trip that my husband and I will be taking. I am trying to do this while I am excited, rather than putting it off until after the cruise when the excitement is gone. This trip includes a stop at Grenada, an island in the Caribbean also known as the Spice Isle. I decided that my layout for the page(s) for Grenada needed to be themed towards the spices of Grenada, and as such, I would need to create a spice jar of sorts to include on the page. I used vellum paper that I had left over from my wedding invitations and cut the base, body, and neck of the jar. Then I used white paper to cut the shaker lid and the body of the screw-on lid. Finally I used a lt grey paper to cut the shaded top of the lid. The actual cut-out turned out well, however it will show better once it is adhered to a dark background, which I have not gotten to, yet!

It’s a pirates life for me!

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I was inspired to create this box from the Yaz box when I saw that someone was looking for a pirate/treasure chest. I created the rounded lid by lengthening the original lid from the Yaz box and then added tabs to secure the side panel. Then I created the side panel from a semi-circle and added a lip in order to prevent the lid from sinking down into the box.

Some modest detail was added with 1/2 inch strips of black paper to the top and bottom borders, 1 inch strips of black paper folded in half and applied to the edges, and brads applied to the corners to appear as nail-heads. I probably could have added greater detail (hinges on the back, lock on the front), but I was not feeling creative enough to try.

Springtime Box

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Sunflower Box

So I was at work one day filling a prescription for a birth control product called Yaz, which comes packaged 3 packs to a box. I was about to throw out the emptied box when I looked at it and decided, “that would be neat to see if I could reproduce and cut out with my Cricut”. So I took the empty box home, scanned it into the computer, and cut it out with the Cricut. I used textured cardstock to make the box (which is about 4.75 in wide by 2.5 in deep by 2.75 in tall), then sanded the paper to create a shabby, weathered paper. I added the ribbon and decided it needed something else, so I cut a sunflower from a Cricut cartridge… maybe not the best choice, but I think it turned out uber cute.