Monday, May 9, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #59 - Teacher Feature

FCCB Challenge #59, Create a project for that special teacher with the color red on it. 

Oh my goodness, this was a real callenge for me. 
I don't have kids in school anymore, or should I say young kids in school, therefore, don't really do any teacher type projects like I see alot of you do.

But then I remembered my fellow DT member, Kate ( who is really awesome), doing something with the notepad paper cut from Locker Talk and my idea was born.
You can check out her card here.

I dedicate this card to some of my scrapper friends & family that are teachers...Melissa, Erin, and Norine. You girls rule!!!
I have to admit this took me more time than I thought it would since this was the first time I used my gel pens and gel pen holder in my cricut. I had to keep reminding myself to not rush when changing the pens and the blade or it would mess everything up.

I used my gypsy (or you can use DS) for these cuts and pen drawings. 
Here are the steps I did for the white notepad paper.
  • Hide outline, circles of shape along with the lines that will be pink
  • Load blue gel pen into cricut
  • Press cut to draw blue lines- do not unload mat
  • Replace blue pen with the pink pen, be careful to not move the housing
  • Hide lines that are blue on the image and unhide the verticle lines that will be pink
  • Press cut to draw the pink lines-do not unload the mat
  • Replace the pen with the blade, be careful to not move the housing
  • Hide all lines on the image and unhide the outline and circles
  • Press cut to cut the final shape.
Phew- that was alot of steps. 

Here's how I did the rest....
All Paper is from my scrap stash
Card base made using shadow cut at 4.99" x 4.17" from Locker Talk, p. 65
Notepad paper layer cut at 5" from Locker Talk, p. 65
Ribbon/layers cut at 2" from Locker Talk, p. 56
A+ cute at .45" cut from Locker Talk, p.38
Pencil/layers cut at 1.75" from Locker Talk, p. 37
Apple/layers cut at 1.6" from A Child's Year, p. 49
Letters cut at .6" from Makin' the Grade using the shadow feature
Faces stamped with Peachy Keen Wide Eyed kids stamp set
Doodles with my gel pen and chalked edges of the cuts
Brown bakers string

I hope you will play along and link up your teacher project this week. I will be waiting with anticipation to see what you do.


Maquel said...

Awesome job, Barb! I would love to get some of those gel pens...I think they are so cool! Great job with the inspiration this week!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Barb, this turned out so cute! I remember that notebook paper by Kate and thought I needed to try that one day! Now, I'm inspired to try it all over it!

Rhonda Emery said...

really did a great job on this. love it

Kate said...

This is fantastic and worked out wonderfully for you! I love the little face on the pencil. I'm so glad that you were able to get the lines on the paper to work. It looks fabulous!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Barb. You have absolutely made my day!!

Larelyn said...

Oh my gosh, that turned out just so darn cute! What a terrific idea and thanks for sharing the step by step directions using the pens.

Sarah said...

So cute Barb! The sentiment did make me say in my head "Girls Rule...Boys Drool" :) But you're right "Teachers Rule" and so does this card!!

Lisa Norris said...

So cute...I love all the different cuts you used!


Flair Girl said...

I'm a new follower. I sent you a message too! This card is ADORABLE!
Great job!

Creative blessings,

Kathy said...

This is so darn cute, I just became a follower. I would love for you to stop over and check out my blog.
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

Melissa and Jeff said...

Ahh, Barb! Thanks for dedicating the project to us! It is super cute, of course!

Kerry said...

This such a cute card. Thank you, I completely forgot about the notebook paper cut, perfect for a school layout that I am working.

Anonymous said...

Great job with the challenge! I love your teacher card!

mamawcindy said...

Oh,This is so so Cute!!! I just Love It!!! TFS :0)

Jennie Garcia said...

Awesome card!! I love the cuts you used!! specially the notebook!! TFS!! TaKe Care!!
Jennie @