I was drug to Menards tonight by my husband after work. I really hadn't wanted to do anywhere but he insisted we go pick out the walls that we wanted in the scrap room so I felt I really needed to go. I got there before him so I walked around for a bit not really thinking I would find anything interesting at a hardware store. BOY was I WRONG! They have cricut cartridges!!! And they were on sale for $20 a piece! So you bet your booty I picked up a few of them! Ok Ok I had like 7 in my hands and put 4 of them back lol. I got Sweet Treats, Nursery Rhymes, and Graphically Speaking.
I got the Graphically speaking just in time for a challenge I wanted to do too! Over at M.A.G challenge by the page you get to only use the cricut for the cuts on a specific page they pick on a specific cart. This week it is from Graphically Speaking and page 56. I made the snowflakes on this page and cut them at size 2. Using Helmar's 450 glue I glued the two pieces together then used stickles in various places. Mostly diamond but also some Waterfall color. The snowflake on the left I wanted to stick out some so I used Helmar's scrap dots to make it pop off of the page. The one on the left is glued down with 450.
The rest of the cuts on this card are all by hand! No machine work involved! Ok so I can't cut a perfect circle and used my punches... The snowman is punched out and glued together with Helmar's Acid Free glue. I drew his arms on a brown piece of textured cardstock (on the back) and then cut them out. I attached them to the snowman with tiny white brads so his arms are movable! He has a "Snow Cuties" Peachy Keen Stamp for his face (stinkin cute!). He is adhered to the card with Helmar's White Zapdots 1/2 Square. (Helmar has some FANTASTIC adhesives and you really need to check them out HERE! Some stickles here and there and some ribbon from Michaels. I cut out some white paper to try to look like snow for the bottom and used a My Pink Stamper "Winter Punnies" stamp that says "Thanks Snow Much!"
I am entering this in M.A.G. Challenges by the page, The Crafty Pad, & Gingersnap Creations, Fantabulous Cricut Monday Challenge.