Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm Pulling For You - ScrapbookPal.com Design Team Post

I just love this new Nate's ABCs Cricut Cartridge!!  It is soooo cute!  My first idea was to do a layout of my boys and our dog but then a friend gave me the idea for what I actually created.  I hope you enjoy it!!

Project by Tammy White

I cut the shadow of Nate (Shift Phrase Button - p. 52) at 8" tall on a medium weight chipboard so that he could stand up.  Then I cut the main image on brown cardstock, trimmed off the grass and wagon and adhered it to the chipboard.  I cut the remaining layers on pattern paper and adhered them to the brown cardstock.

I cut the sides of the wagon (Layer 2) twice using Real Dial Size at 6" on red cardstock.  I trimmed off the handle.  I ran those through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Then I made a box measuring 5.75" x 2.5" wide x 2" tall from red cardstock and adhered the wagon sides to it with foam pop dots.

To make the wheels I cut 4 circles at 1.5" on medium weight chipboard and again on black cardstock.  I cut 4 circles at .75" on silver and adhered the layers together.  You need the chipboard or the wheels will collapse when you add the candy.  You could also use large buttons for the wheels.

I used my Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite and punched a hole (1/8") on the front center of the wagon.  I used a small piece of ribbon and looped it around his hand and then used a brad to attach the ribbon to the wagon so it appears that Nate is pulling it.

I hand cut the grassy area so that I would have something in which to make Nate stand up.  I took a piece of the leftover chipboard and formed a right triangle and glued it to the back of his leg and to the grass.  I used a brad through the grass to ensure it stayed in place.  I applied some bling to the dog's collar and a blue gem as Nate's eye.

I typed the saying "I'm Pulling for You" in Word using Word Art on white cardstock.  I hand cut it out and used black ink on the edges.  I used foam pop up dots to apply the saying to the sides of the wagon and then filled it with candy.


Cindylu2u said...

What a fabulous job, it's sooo cute!!

KSD Creations said...

I love the job you did. I have this cart on my must-have list but you have really pushed me to move it up.

This is a really fantastic job.

Staying Crafty said...

Looks great!

LesleyfromWI said...

Too cute!

Paula said...

This project is soooooo adorable!! I LOVE it Tammy .... great job as always!!!!

Lisa West said...

So cute. Looks like it took a while. I love your stick pins and how it looks on your card. The pear flourish on your scrap page, did you buy that pre-made? I love it.
I am passing on to my inspirations these days, an award which I received last week. You are linked from my award post. Enjoy. oh, wow, I am actually noticing as I write, you have the same award on your right sidebar :) funny..please accept my award without feeling like you have to go through all the linking process again, especially if you just did it. Enjoy and congrats! Lisa

Tammy said...

Lisa - thank you soo much for the Stylish Blogger Award - a girl can never have too many!! Re the flourish, not sure which one you mean but if it is crystal rhinestones or pearls then yes I purchased those.

One of my best friend's in high school was named Lisa West. Only lived in that town for about 18 months but 25+ years later and I still say that was my favorite high school.