Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm Pulling For You

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.


Maureen Reiss said...

OMG!! This is tooo cute!!

Tammy said...

I would have never imagined doing that. Its sooooo cute. TFS

- - Sheryl - - said...

cute! Love the box wagon!

Lisa said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! Too cute for words!!

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