If you have come from teachdanz.blogspot.com then you are at the right place, if not head over to Crafting Misfit's site to start from the beginning. She also has some blog candy there so make sure to visit! You can also link up your own project there to show off your own new skill.
The twist to this blog hop is that all projects have to have us try something new! Either a new project, a new technique, or a new material/supply. I've only had a cricut for a few week so just about anything I try is new. I decided to try and make a card that wasn't your standard shape: a new way to fold it or cut it. I've also been anxious to use twine on a card. Lastly, my cartridge "Straight From the Nest" has a lot of slides and I've wanted to use those. I followed the instructions in the booklet that comes with straight from the nest (adapting it to suit my tastes better) and here is what I came up with:
It is a trifold card. The square on the front is attached only to the left side of the trifold and you pull it open there. It was a gift for a baby shower and was a big hit.
So, the slide has twine folded under. It then wraps around the back of the printed paper. The printed paper is attached with foam dots to the lilac square. (The lilac square is glued to the left side of the trifold).
Here you can see the basic shape of the card.
I don't usually use my cricut for the inside of the card, but I loved this sentiment for the baby shower as my kids and I had chosen the gift together.
So, that's my little project. Nothing to jaw-dropping, but for me it was an accomplishment. I just got my gypsy in the mail today so I'll be off playing with that all evening to come up with even better ideas!
Thanks for joining us on our blog hop! Now you are off to see Sue-Ann's project!
Melissa at http://craftygator.blogspot.
Sue-Ann at http://sueannscrafts.blogspot.
Then had back to see Rebecca at http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com to share your project!