Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge

I'm so excited that I'm finally doing one of the challenges on the Cricut Circle blog! It's just under the deadline, but that's ok! The challenge this month was to make something that would be a gift. We had to use at least two cricut cuts, the color red, ribbon, a tag from a cartridge and a phrase from a cartridge.

I made a gift bag to hold the candle I made. It's a belated Christmas gift for someone, so I went with a snowman theme so it would work for winter as well. I cut the "bag" portion by using box #1 from the Christmas Village seasonal mini. Thanks to an earlier post from the circle blog that inspired this idea!! I cut the box at fit to page in white cardstock so it would be sturdy, then again in blue snowflake paper from the DCWV Christmas stack from last year to cover it. For the front and back of my "bag" I cut snowman #2 from the Winter Frolic cartridge at 6". I cut the body in white textured cardstock which I ran through my cuttlebug using my Swiss Dots folder. The shadow I cut in dark blue. I cut the layers in light blue for the top of the ear muffs then again in red so the other parts would be red. I flocked the mittens, scarf and ear muffs with red flock from Doodlebug. I used the carrot layer for the nose, but I didnt' like the pink cheek layers so I simply chalked the snowman's cheeks with pink. Then, I used my glue glider to attach the snowmen to the front and back of the box. The tag was also cut from Winter Frolic from the same snowman. I cut the blue at 3" and the patterned paper at 2 3/4" so it would be solid. The phrase was from the same snowman and cut at 2 1/2". The ribbon for the handle and the tag was from some Christmas ribbon that walmart had last year that I stocked up on after Christmas!

The candle was made using a technique that I first saw on the blog. I stamped the image which is by Great Impressions on tissue paper. I added some color with bic markers. Then, I laid the tissue paper on the candle and covered it with wax paper. Using my heat gun I went over the candle until the tissue paper had melted into the candle.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Good luck to all those who entered the challenge!!


  1. Super cute project, I love that you cut the bag twice to make it sturdy.

  2. This is so cute! I'll have to remember this project!

  3. Super cute project. That snowman is so adorable!


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