Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day Two 100 Cart Blog Hop

June's 100 Cricut cartridge blog hop Day ONE

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Hop

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I have three projects to share with you today. I signed up for three carts for the hop: Cursive 101, Independence Day, and Superman. I ended up using those and three more: Mother's Day Bouquet, Street Sign, and Stand and Salute. I really enjoyed all three of my projects for this hop.

We will start with the project for Stand and Salute and Independence Day. I applied vinyl to a galvanized tub for holiday entertaining. It can be used to hold bags of chips like I show in the pic or filled with ice to hold drinks or condiments you want to keep chilled during the cookout.
 This was not easy to photograph. The surface is so reflective that outside it was blinding me and inside my reflection is in it. I picked the tub up for $3.50 and all of the vinyl was scraps from other projects, so this was a great frugal project.
 The stars were cut from Stand and Salute. The larger stars were cut at two inches. I layered many of them with the shadow feature. The solid stars are simply the negative space from inside the stars.
 The smaller stars were cut at 3/4 inch. I did not use transfer tape on these since I was just placing them randomly.
I cut the 4th of July at 4 inches in both red and blue. I hand cut the "th" and of from the blue and layered it on the red. I love the way it came out and am thinking about going back and getting a few more tubs to decorate for other holidays.

My second project was a set of baseball jerseys and coach's shirts. I used the Superman cartridge and Street Sign. Because these were done on dry-fit shirts, I used Gorilla Grip II. This means I had to use a heat press, but if I had been doing regular t-shirts I could have used vinyl that can be applied with a regular iron.
 I used the font and font shadow feature to cut out the word Havoc. The shirt was designed in Cricut Craft Room. The key to success with vinyl is kiss cutting and reversing the image.
The back has their name and number.I also cut layered vinyl for their batting helmets.The boys wore the jerseys for a tournament last weekend and they love these jerseys. The number are so different. They aren't the same block letters most of the teams are wearing. We looked great out there.

The third project was a layout and I used lots of fun goodies while working on this. The papers are from BoBunny's Timepiece collection..
 Overall I like the feel of this layout. It was fun playing with some of my favorite new products.
 The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet. It was flower #15 amd I cut them at 2", 1 1/2", and 1". I then layered them. I didn't have a brad that matched well. These little flower brads were pastels colored. I help them with tweezers and heated it until it was good and hot. Once it was hot, I dipped it in the GlobeCraft Memories Copper Kettle embossing enamel. I heat set it for a nice smooth finish. The flower needed just a bit more, so I spritzed it with copper glimmer mist.
  I cut the title from Cursive 101 using craft cardstock and the fit to page button which made it cut at 3". I then worked a couple of letters at a time and covered it with enamel adhesive and temple stone embossing enamel.
 I took this photo to show the different stages of melting this embossing enamel. You can leave it as rough or make it as smooth as you would like.
I melted it until it was shiny and smooth like my granite countertop. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff.

The little stem/vine is a Picollo lasercut piece of chipboard. I used the CopperKettle enamel powder on that too.
I little handwritten journaling. A few flourishes for that added touch. They are also Picollo pieces.

I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed making them. Now head on over to
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Happy Crafting and hope to see you soon!


silvia said...

Fabulous projects!! I LOVE the decorated bucket! The t-shirts are COOL!!

cema1cema said...

Great projects! Love the idea of decorating the buckets! We have a 4th of july party every year. May have to "craft lift" that project! Christina

Josie0602 said...

I loved every project you posted today! That bucket is fantastic and I want to make one!! The layout is gorgeous and those shirts are just WOW!


scrapbookingforfun said...

Awesome projects!!! Wow
MCCR DT Shelley

Kathy Salido said...

Kathy Jo, wow, what creative and diverse projects!! Love what you did with the bucket!! Perfect for that 4th of July BBQ!! Love that embossing enamel that you used!! Love the look it gives your embellishments.
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

Bunnyfreak said...

Great projects. The shirts look very professional.
DT Sis

Jessica S said...

Kathy, way to be frugal and fabulous at the same time. All of your projects are fantastic!!!
Happy to have hopped in today and became a new follower, too!
Jessica S
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Sue D said...

Love the decorated tub and shirts and the layout is gorgeous.

Lisa said...

Great projects! Awesome job in the shirts, and I love what you did with the bucket!

Sarah said...

Great projects. I love the 4th of july tub it would be great for bbq or pool party. I am going to have to do this. I love the layout. such pretty colors. and omigosh! I love the jerserys I bet the team looked great in them!

TeresaK said...

Ohhh Kathy Jo! What a great day of projects from you! I loved each of favorite has to be the holiday tub! I need to try is really easy to use? Love the shirts and that scrapbook layout is adorable! GREAT GREAT WORK!

mamawcindy said...

Love all of your Projects! Love that July 4th Tub! :0)

Ava Fernandez said...

Kathy Jo your projects are awesome, really liked the layout, TFS
Ava DT Sister

Marji said...

awesome projects!!! Great work

missstamper said...

Fabulous projects - I totally love your tub!

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Cathy said...

awesome projects, so much can be done with Cricut!!

Pat said...

Never tried vinyl on shirts before, I've always done freezer paper stencils with the cricut and paint. Such unique ideas TFS!!

Pattie Mcginnis said...

Love love love the bucket. Great job on all your projects

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Love ur projects! The Bucket is very creative.


Mary said...

These projects are just wonderful Kathy Jo! You did a fantastic job on the shirts and isn't wonderful when you can use those scraps of vinyl! I really love the metallic embossing. What a great touch it gives.Hmmm, I need to get some. TFS, Mary

Jamie said...

great projects really love your red white and blue vinyl on the metal drink bucket.

Anonymous said...

Love it! I so need to learn how to work with vinyl

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