Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog Monthly Challenge

MAY Monthly Challenge: Tic Tac Toe Challenge!


Tic Tac Toe . . . Three X’s in a Row! That’s the goal in this challenge. Look at the tic tac toe board below and choose three squares in a row. Use the challenge prompts from all three squares to create your project! In Juliana’s sample project below she used the bottom row of the Tic Tac Toe Board; Flower Image Cut, Cuttlebug Folder, and Imagine Papers. We can’t wait to see what you do! This month, in honor of National Scrapbooking Day (May 7th) we will be giving away a Brand NEW Cricut Expression 2: 5th Anniversary Edition to FIVE WINNERS!!!! Yep! You heard me right! FIVE WINNERS!!!!!

The Challenge: Create a project of your choice using the Tic Tac Toe board above to choose THREE challenge prompts in a row. Project must include at least 2 different Cricut Image Cuts.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. You can create any type of project you would like (tag, altered project, mini album, etc.) but your project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.
How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Monday, May 30th, 2011.
Prize: This month FIVE winners will be selected from the entries to win a Brand NEW Cricut Expression 2: 5th Anniversary Edition. Yep! FIVE WINNERS!!!! Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery from winner announcement.
Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011.

Dream A Little Dream...
Here is my submission for the monthly challenge. I was obsessed with using the twinkle girl image from Cricut's Nursery Rhymes Cartridge after seeing this layout that  MamaC  from the Cricut Boards did for the E-2 Birthday Contest. I just loved that layout. So I had this idea in my head for a month, but just couldn't find the time to actually create it. I used the side step card instructions from Splitcoast Stampers for this card. All of the cuts are from my Cricut Cartridges. These are the carts I used:

Nursery Rhyme - Twinkle cut at 3.5
Hannah Montana - Pegasus cut at 2.5
Paisley - Unicorn cut at 2.6 ( no shadow used)
Stand and Salute - Stars assorted sizes
Kate's ABCs - Mushrooms cut at 1.77
Life Is A Beach - Sun cut at 1.25 and 1.60
Martha Stewart All Occasions Cakes - Grass cut at 5.5, 2.5 and 2.5
Straight From The Nest - Grass cut at 1.45
Gypsy Wanderings - Dream cut at 2.00
Cindy Loo - Trees cut at 2.75

I decided to use the top row of the Tic Tac Toe Board
The first box is to use a sun shape. I cut two suns from Life Is A Beach and layered them. I used K&Company Specialty paper and inked it with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I put some stickles on my finger and ran it on the smaller layer of the sun. It's hard to see in the pictures, but it's there!
The second box in the row says to use your Gypsy and add a welded image to your project. I welded 4 stars of assorted sizes together, cut them with white Bazzill cardstock and added Stickles Diamond Dust to sparkle them up.
The final box is to use buttons to my project. I used them as apples on the tree.

I used SEI white velvet paper for the Pegasus and the Unicorn. I used American Crafts Silver cardstock for the manes, tails, and the wings on Pegasus. I added a dot of Viva Decor for the eyes. I used Gold Stickles on the Unicorn's horn, and silver for the Pegasus' mane.

I also cut the Twinkle girl with the same papers. Since stars were a running theme on the card, I decided to use little stars instead of flowers on the patch of grass the she is standing in.  I added some mushrooms that I cut with K&Company's Berry Sweet papers. I am still on my paper ban until I finish this stack. I like how the mushrooms turned out! Very colorful! It seems that no matter what I do, I can't finish this stack of papers. I thought I was down to a couple of pages when I did the frog tissue holder post, so imagine my horror when I found 3 more papers tucked inside a cubby! The cuts I used for this card were so small, they didn't even make a dent in the papers I have left! :-)
The background papers are DCWV glitter cardstock and the grass is from We R Memory Keepers Hippity Hoppity collection. Here is one more look at the card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. What a delightful card! So much detail and layering! I am so glad that my scrapbook layout was your inspiration! You did a terrific job!