Monday, May 30, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday Guest Designer

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my Guest Designer Project for this week's Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!  I am so excited to be joining the amazing FCCB Design Team today!  The challenge for this week's Challenge #62 is Remember This!  Make something to remember a special person, time or anniversary.  The second I saw this challenge, my mind immediately went to my Oldest E's Preschool Graduation!  I wanted to make her something special to give to her (besides her scrapbook) to remember her early school days!  Here is what I came up with!
I made a Memory Box to hold a picture book for each school year (Preschool - Fifth Grade)! 

I found this box in my Yard Sale junk box!  It had some cards in it which I can still sell but the sturdy box was exactly what I was looking for!

I used Mod-Podge to cover the lid of the box with this fun School Days Paper!

I added little school themed Cricut cuts to all four sides of the box!

I used one of my favorite embellishments, Bakers Twine from My Craft Spot!

All of the Cricut cuts are outlined and popped up...

and I even managed to get my favorite little bookworm on here!  I like to add Crystal Effects to his glasses to make them look more realistic!

Here are the cuts on the ends of the box.

The little school bus with the stamp across the bus was inspired by my very talented friend Kate (I told you I  was going to be borrowing the idea too...hehe)!   Her little bus is much cuter with little kiddos and everything but I really loved the stamped idea!  Thanks Kate!

I used vinyl on the top of the box so that I don't have to worry about the top being torn up when getting store!  i'm sure eventually there will be stuff stacked on top!

I am so proud of myself for even getting all the little books prepared!  There is one for each school year Preschool through 5th grade (that is all the further the paper pad went up too).  Each book has 6 blank pages to add pictures/comments (front and back) so I figured I can get about 12 events in each book!  Her Preschool book is already mostly done (except for a few pics that need printed)!  Most of the pictures include classmates so I can't show you the inside of the book without having to blur out most of it but you get the idea!
Products Used:
  • Me & My Big Idea School Days Paper Pad
  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock and Crystal Effects
  • Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge
  • Plantin School Book Cricut Cartridge
  • Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge
  • Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
  • My Craft Spot Bakers Twine
  • Peachy Keen Critter Face Stamp Set
  • Pink By Design Simply Everything Stamp Set
  • Expressions Vinyl
Other Challenges:
The Paper Variety #35 School Week

Stop by Fantabulous Cricut this week to see all the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team and please join us for Challenge Me Monday !   I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for their "Remember This" project!  Thank you so much FCCB for having me as your Guest Designer this week and thank you everyone for your support!


Tina said...

This is so cute !!! You did a Great Job!! I love it!!

Tara said...

I am in love! I wish my mom had of made me something like this....she will love it now and years to come :)

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Amber, this is such an awesome idea! You did a great job on the challenge. Thanks for being our guest designer this week!

Saundra :)

Anonymous said...

This is really cute, you did an awesome job!

Jenn said...

Your projects are adorable!! I love stalking your blog!! TFS!!!


Sentimental Scrapper said...

Great project! Love the cute catterpillar - what a fun idea!!


Cindy said...

WOW great project!SUPER job with all the Amazing details and cool colors!!! :)

Rachel W K said...

So happy and colorful, I love this project!

Jamie said...

This is so cute. Nice job and what a great gift for your child.

Missy said...

This turned out fantastic!! All the cuts & the papers go together perfctly! What a neat idea---I'm going to have to remember to make something like this when my little guy starts school!!

Anonymous said...

wow, not only is it cute, but organized! Love your project and thanks for being our guest designer! ( FCCB DT )

CraftyJAR said...

That's beautiful box! Love all the details you added to it.

Vivi Martínez said...

Amber, when I grow up, I want to be like you!!! (lol... I am sure I am older than you but anyway...!)You are amazing and this project is FANTASTIC! Great gift to start a school journey.

GreenScrap said...

Super cute project!! Love how you revamped that box!! I may need to get the Locker Talk Cart even though my daughter is just two. Great cuts and papers!!
Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Anonymous said...

Wow this is AMAZING! What an awesome idea. I bet Emilie just loves this. I am so glad you are the guest designer this week at FCCB!

Crafting with Faith said...

Wow, I really love this idea! Your box is so cute. I'm sure she will treasure this especially as she gets older!

My Lil' Bits said...

Oh wow! This is so super cute! I love that little worm too. :) You really did a great job. It's so awesome to have you as our guest designer this week at FCCB!!!

Lisa C

Maquel said...

Amber, this is so cute!! I just love it! Thanks so much for being a guest designer with us this week at FCCB!!

Kate said...

First of all, congratulations on your guest DT spot at FCCB!! It's such a delight to have you join us and share your work!
What an amazing box and already it's a treasure! You never cease to amaze me with all you do - and it's obvious that your crafting overflows with love! The box and books are fantastic and are such a fabulous way to store memories. (You do know you'll need to find two more of those sturdy boxes though, right?!) Thanks for the kind words about my bus. Yours is fabulous and absolutely perfect on your project. :)

Lisa said...

OMGoodness! This is just AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your talent over at FCCB this week! :o)