by Tammy White
I found 2 -12x12 matching light blue sheets of cardstock for the base. I then found 1 - 12x12 sheet of red cardstock and some bits and pieces of other colors. When I found the apple cardstock, I knew exactly what I was going to do for this project. I had to be very careful not to make any mistakes as I did not have much paper to work with.
Using the Country Life Cricut Cartridge, I cut the barn (p 58) at 6.5" tall including all the layers and then cut extra fence layers at the same height on brown. If I had access to all my supplies, I would have used a brown Color Box Cat's Eye on the edges of the barn and then used a White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen to make doodle dots on the barn, hills and photo mats. For the hills, I used a green textured cardstock and handcut the hills. If I would have had access to a Warm Green Color Box Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye, I would have rubbed it on the edges of the hills to make them stand out and then used Pop Up Glue Dots on the the middle hill.
I cut the words Down on the Farm (p.58 using Phrase Button and Shift Phrase) at 2" on white, then cut the words Down Farm on green at 3". Normally you would not change the size, but I liked the look it gave me so I cut out "on the" from the welded phrase and used them separately. The windmill (p 63) was cut at 6" on a light gray cardstock and then I used a silver metallic marker to color it in to make it look more like metal.
I cut 2 photo mats on the red cardstock at 4" and 2 at 3". Then I cut 2 mats on the apple cardstock at 3.75" and 2 at 2.75" I adhered the apple mats to the red mats using a Scrapbook Adhesives EZ Tape Runner. I then used the tape runner and a liquid glue to adhere all of the parts to the blue base cardstock.