Monday, November 7, 2011

Book Lover Challenge at FCCB!!!!

Hi everyone and welcome to Little Creations for the Cricut!!

I am so psyched today because it is my first day as being apart of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog design team. If you haven’t checked out their blog it is a must! This great team has something everyday for the paper lover in all of us!! Each Monday is a challenge me Monday and today happens to be Monday and so the challenge has begun!!!

This weeks challenge is titled Book Lover. All you have to do is create something about books or with books.

Well it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to make for this challenge. In fact I chuckled somewhat because I thought that this was pretty tough for my first challenge! LOL!! I was going to just do a layout but for some reason I didn’t want to so then I came up with this:IMG_4043

Some of you may be wondering what this is exactly so let me explain. I am a homeschool mom and I have a 7 yr old son who is really starting to read quite well. In our school he has several books that he has to read and I thought that giving him the choice of which one to read next might be fun for him.

So this is his u-pick book tree. When it is time for him to read a new book he will come to the tree and pick one of the books and it will have a title in it, that will be the book he will read next.


This is one of the books. Each book has a title in it!!


I love the U-pick sign!! It is from the Camp out Cartridge.

I just recently received the Simply Charmed Cartridge and I had to use it in this project I think I will love this cart!!!


Here is a shot from above you can see how I put different layers of grass in bottom. IMG_4049

So there is my first project for my first FCCB Challenge!!! I am so excited to see all of your projects. Make sure you check out all of the design teams projects for some amazing inspiration.

Thanks ya’ll and here is the recipe for the U-pick book tree:

Tree and Leaves – Serenade (tree cut at fit to page, leaves cut at 10.75 in 4 different colors.)

Books-Campin Critters cut at 2 in.

Bird- Simply Charmed cut at 2 in.

Nest- Create a Critter cut at 1 in.

Fence - Everyday Paper Dolls cut at 7 in. on fit to length

Grass- I cut this in CCR with a rectangle welded to the bottom to give it a ledge to stand up with. I cut it at 9.5

Bottom square is measured at 10.5 inches and then I scored all sides at around half an inch and cut at the corners to create the box look.

If you would like a full detailed tutorial on this project please email me and I can get that for you!!!

Thanks and God bless!!!


  1. Too cute. Love this lil tree with all those books. Super creative.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. Get out of the city--what a fabulous way for your son to be able to select his next book :) Hope he has a blast with it!

  3. Love this 3D project! Your project is just amazing! I love all the details:) Congrats on your 1st post as DT member at FCCB! Fabulous!
    Sherrie K

  4. Wow! This is amazing! Your details are fabulous - and what a FUN idea!! I love it - and I'm sure your son will too!

  5. What a great idea! Kids love to have some choice, it is so great to instill that love for reading.

  6. Congrats on your first post at FCCB! Such a great 3-D project! Love the idea for your son to pick one! Just became a new follower! would love for you to visit my blog!

  7. Wow!! This is just precious. I know there were some hours that went into making this. But I also know it has to be worth it. This is just a great idea for your son and when I saw that you had Amelia Bedila, I just had to chuckle because I love all of her books!

  8. What an awesome idea!! Very creative, I love it! Congrats on your first challenge!

  9. How sweet! What a neat idea. I used to teach for 7 years, and now I homeschool my two remaining children. They are 13 and 17. If or when I go back to teaching I will use this idea!! Maybe on a larger scale!! LOL


    I am happy to be a new follower! :)

  10. Crystal you knocked this out of the park. This caught my eye right away. Then when I read your idea I loved it even more. I taught for 33 years before retiring so love it! Great job on your first challenge and we are so glad to have you on the team with us.

  11. This is fantastic! I am blown away with this amazing project of yours! It is so creative and such a wonderful idea! I kind of got a little teary eyed... I am so glad you are putting those cartridges to great use!

  12. Welcome to the FCCB DT Crystal, I look forward to working with you.
    This is such a creative project, I love it and I am sure your son does too! It makes it fun for him to pick his next book. I just love that little birdie in the tree.

  13. Oh My God!! Wow!! That is awesome!! I love that idea!! Awesome You Pick Tree!! and you are going to LOVE Simply Charmed! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @
    and Welcome to the DT!!

  14. I'm loving seeing all these details up close... I just love this tree and the idea to have your son choose which book to read next... We love Amelia Bedila too!!! :)

  15. That will make reading fun! Darling :)