Monday, May 28, 2012

Patriotic Bug

Although I prefer to buy vinyl collectibles for children, recently the Cricut Circle Magazine announced a challenge to use Cricut cuts to dress up the little Cricut Collectibles.  That, and a sale at the Cricut website, was all it took for me to buy one for myself.  These are ordered with their identities unknown.  When mine arrived, I found that I had received a red Cricut Cake collectible!  That meant one thing to me:  I had to go with a holiday theme!  Since we are so far from Christmas and Valentines Day, I went patriotic!



I started with the gazebo because that was an element I really wanted in the background.  I cut two from Spring Cottage; one at 5-1/4" and one at 4-3/4".  I bent the larger one and put the two together to make a 3D form.


I decorated the gazebo for the holiday with flag bunting cut from Independence Day at 1" for the upper bunting and 3/4" for the lower ones.  I folded the bunting to follow the fold of the gazebo.  The smaller gazebo cut is adhered flat.  The larger, bent cut is attached only at the very top with a 3/4" pop dot.


I cut fireworks using the Stand and Salute cartridge, cutting at 2" and 1-1/2".  I ran the cuts through my Xyron and applied Martha Stewart fine glitter.


Next, I worked on the Bug's accessories.


His drink was cut from Cherry Limeade at 1".  Because the cut was so small, I used markers for color instead of some of the extra tiny layers.  I ended up trimming that straw a bit in the end. 

His hat was cut from Stand and Salute at 2".  I bent the brim up and curved the cut a bit to give it shape and dimension.  


His shirt and bow tie were cut from Formal Occasion (page 33).  The shirt was cut at 2" and I trimmed off the lower tip.  The bow tie was cut at 2-1/2".  

I cut his little flag from Stand and Salute at 2-1/4".


For the little scene, I cut grass from Paper Doll Dress Up at 1", trimming it down for the front pieces.


My cut summary (all were made on the Expression):
  • Gazebo- Spring Cottage cut at 5-1/4" and 4-3/4".
  • Bunting- Independence Day cut at 1" and 3/4".
  • Fireworks- Stand and Salute cut at 2" and 1-1/2".
  • Drink- Cherry Limeade cut at 1".
  • Shirt and tie- Formal Occasion.  Shirt cut at 2" and bow tie cut at 2-1/2".
  • Hat- Stand and Salute cut at 2".
  • Flag- Stand and Salute cut at 2-1/4".
  • Grass- Paper Doll Dress Up, cut at 1".
Thank you for reading my blog post today!  You can see many of my previous projects by visiting My Project Gallery.

34 comments:

flyngeorgiabelle said...

That is awesome! You are incredibly talented.
Debbie G.

Heather said...

OMG that is so ADORABLE

Sis Patterson said...

Unbelievably fun and wonderful. I love it all - the precious bug, his flag, his cold drink, top hat, and gazebo. The fireworks are wonderfully sparkly and fun - hurray for an AMAZING vignette - and his tie and shirt front - OH MY!!!!

Cynthia Eloise said...

cute, very appropriate for the day.

Karon's Krafty Korner said...

OMG - he's is amazing. What am I saying, you're amazing. That is just so adorable. TFS

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh this turned out just way way took cute. love every little detail..

Hrvatica said...

Fabulous. Love the detail.

KOLA Designs said...

This is fantastic!! Down to the very last tiny detail! I'm so glad I saw this - I was thinking I'd be skipping the challenge this month but now you've inspired me and I've got an idea forming....!! :)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

OK, Nadia, you have made my little green Cricut guy and his white companion Circut guy...very jealous! What a wonderful, creative, and patriotic Red Cricut Guy! I can tell you had fun with this project!
Carolyn
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Michele Green said...

I totally forgot about this challenge. Your little guy looks amazing!

Gina Greenawalt said...

I love this! Very cute and inspiring. Thanks for sharing :)

Nana Donna said...

Amazing, what a perfect scene you created. And your blog background is just plain gray window.

cema1cema said...

I love how it turned out!! Never thought of dressing up cricut. I don't have any of the little ones but I do have a plush one that might need an outfit! Christina

Anonymous said...

That is delightful. Oh, you used some carts I forgot to get. Love them.
What a great job.

Betsy said...

This is so absolutely adorable! Now you're makin' me wanna go out and buy all those carts so I can make my own!!
Thanks for sharing!

moknowsall said...

he's so adorable. yes red is a great color for many occasions.

maureen

txmom said...

I just love this!!! What awesome imagination!!!! You do some amazing work!!!

Hattie said...

This is so cute. I love all the attention to details!!!

Sukie said...

That is so cute, I love it! Such a fun little scene you created with the gazebo in the background!

eunice said...

Oh my, Nadia...how FUN is this!!!! You and your amazing creativity and knack for creating intricately detailed 3-D items did not disappoint... Love this!

Linda Kaiser said...

OMG! I love your design! The gazebo is adorable and I love the fire works! Amazing as always!

Linda

scrapaholicjen said...

Um WOW. I love the photo you took, every detail right down to the grass! I can't think of a darn thing to make for this challenge. Yours is incredible! So cute!

Scrappin with the bug said...

Nadia - I love your little guy. What a great job and thanks for the tutuorials. I love seeing you tranform to 3D images. Great job.

Helen said...

I love your cute little guy!!! Your work is amazing and I’m enjoying seeing how CC members are creating their little guys!

RockinRenee said...

So stinking cute!

cdm317 said...

So adorable! Love his little hat and drink!

JJewel said...

You just amaze me!!

L.B. said...

So much fun. Wish I had one of these cuties to take part..might have to break down and order one finally!! Love this.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That is so cute! Love the gazebo cut in the background!

Scrapperdee said...

OMG Nadia - fantastic!

Diane said...

Nadia, he's super cute! Excellent use of your baby cricut! He's as cute as a button and I love his festive ambiance!

Princess Poodle said...

Nadia, I love everything about this! The gazebo with the bunting is amazing. Your creativity is off the charts, thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Wow, that is amazing. So much work and detail. Love the patriotic theme. You covered everything.

Curt Jensen said...

Oh my goodness! You are amazing! I love what you did with the Cricut and his 4th of July scene. Your creativity is truly (pardon the awful pun) "out of the box!"

You have really got me considering making a video of how to assemble the top hat. I have never made one before, but there is a first time for everything. Or, I could at least do a step by step photo tutorial.

There are two tricks to assembling it though:
1 - You need to work with a hot glue gun.
2 - Glue down only one v-shaped "tab" at a time (aligning the points between each "tab" with the side of edge of the coordinating panel). By doing this, you will get the nice "mad hatter" curve. I hope this little pointer helps?!

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