I made an adorable "Give Thanks" Banner that I patterned after the Everyday Cricut idea. BUT...I packed up Thanksgiving without a picture! :(
My first craft after reassembling my scrapbooking room was to make iPod storage spots. Both of my kids got iPods for Christmas and I am worried they'll set them down somewhere and lose them. So I made my daughter an adorable paper purse to put hers in and my son a football shaped mat. The idea is that their iPods live on/in these spots when they are not in use! Below are pictures:
I uses Sports Mania and cut out the football at about a 6x6 size. I then cut out the white layer. (WOW! I learned something new with this!) Did you see all those tiny laces? Each one was individual and had to be glued down as such. BUT, when I pulled up the white paper, the little lines stayed intact while the long lines stayed on the mat. I used the whole sheet of white paper as a guide and layed it over the brown football. I then put adhesive in the "holes" and then layed the long white lines in the right place! Perfectly aligned laces! BUT, then I thought I would try something else. I applied liquid adhesive to the back of the small laces that were still stuck within the large white sheet. I was able to lay that down over the laces, align it and push the small white dots onto the football. I didn't punch them out individually, rather, just stuck them down in the adhesive and then slowly pulled back the rest of the white paper! This is definitely a trick I will be using in the future.
I then cut out the UO (University of Oregon) in green and yellow craft foam and layered it. After adhering it all together, I have a cute iPod mat!
I cut this purse using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I sized it as large as I could on a 12x12 mat. To do this, I let the handles be cut off, but made the purse as wide as possible. I then cut the iPod from the Smiley Cartridge (I think!) and used the adorable Peachy Keen face stamps on it. I then cut out Rock On! and inked the edges. I used brown ribbon for the handles and her iPod fits inside perfectly. I ended up having to put a thick piece of cardboard inside on the bottom due to it tipping over so much, but now it works great!