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.

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

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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!!!

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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!!!