Wednesday, March 7, 2012

First projects as a Cooking with Cricut DT member! Woo hoo!!

So, have any of you seen the clip of Kristin Bell on the Ellen show discussing a sloth? If you haven't  you need to check it out. Quite possibly one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time, and it about sums up how I felt when I found out I got picked to be on the design team for Cooking with Cricut. Watch the whole is worth the 3 min and 43 seconds. I promise.

Anyway, I am overjoyed to be joining the group of crafters at Cooking with Cricut and even more excited that our first project is in Celebration of Dr Seuss and Read Across America.

Dr. Seuss was an interesting challenge - there isn't a Dr Seuss cartridge, afterall!  I wanted to incorporate several different stories into a little treat bag for my kids.

Thing 1 and Thing 1 are cut from a digi stamp from Melin at Paper Crafting World. I had never used a digi stamp before, but loved these for this project (since I often call my kids Thing 1 and Thing 2, lol). I printed her image out on 3 colors of paper, handcut them and layered them.

The bag is cut from Mini Monsters. 
(I used my Gypsy to hide the mosnster face that was supposed to be cut into it as I just wanted a plain bag.)

Next came one of our favorite stories as a family "Wocket in My Pocket". The Wocket is cut from Mini Monsters and is actually a card (Mini-monsters has a card version of each monster on the cartridge). In the middle is what  wocket is really supposed to look like.

Next came the treats for inside the bag. First I made them each a bookmark. This is cut from B is for Boy. I only cut the base layer of the fish and used the gypsy to hide it's scales and face. I hand cut the oval eye and drew in Seuss-Like lines/face to make it look more like the fish from The Cat in the Hat.

And then for my favorite part. Green Eggs and "Hamm". I used my Toy Story Cartridge to cut out Hamm (the piggy bank from Toy Story) and attached it to a bag of green foil covered eggs). I didn't label it just so I can see how long it takes my kids to figure out :)

I hope you enjoyed my project! It was so much fun to make (Can't wait to give it to the kids!)

Head over to Cooking with Cricut to link up your Dr Seuss project or a project that encourages reading!


  1. These are seriously the cutest little treat bags ever! And the green egss and Hamm kills me everytime I see it -- so stinkin' clever, Melissa!!!! Welcome to the CWC team!

    ~ Jen

  2. Oh WOW! I love how creative you got with your cricut cuts, combining this and that to get the look you wanted! You are so super talented Girl! I'm sure your kiddos loved these (I would!). Welcome to the CWC team! :)


    P.S. Green eggs and Hamm - HA HA HA HA! Too funny! :)

  3. First off, I have to say that clip was hilarious!!! So funny!!! Next, your projects are awesome!!! Way to keep a theme going!! You totally rocked all the detail on everything!!! So enjoyed reading your post today!!!

  4. Love everything especially the gift bags with Thing 1 and Thing 2. So darn cute! So happy to be designing with you at CWC.

  5. Your green eggs and hamm was a great idea! I love all of your items. Glad to be part of the team with you!

  6. OH MY GOODNESS!! I so totally felt the same way when I read my email that morning!! Love the video! Your projects are just so clever! The Green Eggs and Hamm especially. Im glad to be part of the DT with you!

  7. I love treat boxes and these are just adorable! I look forward to creating with you with CWC!


  8. Your did a fabulous job on the treat bags. Way to go! Loved the clip too...definitely had me laughing. Great to be crafting with you this term. Olivia

  9. what a great idea... green eggs and ham. Your kids are going to LOVE IT!

  10. What a HOOT! Love the green eggs and "HAM". Congrats on the DT, I look forward to creating with you.



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