Around Christmas, PC announced that they were going to be sending out a cartridge to Circle members that would never be sold to the public. It was in response to their releasing French Manor in a Cricut Expression 2 package and would be given to members who joined before July 2012. French Manor was the first Circle exclusive cartridge for anyone who might not be familiar with the title. While the physical cartridge has not arrived yet, it was a nice surprise to see it available in my Cricut Craft Room Account. The cartridge is called Animal Antics and it is a real delight. Here are a couple of previews, and this is the link to the digital handbook for the more curious.
At first, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this cartridge, but there was a challenge on the message board to make a project a month with one of the Circle carts and I decided to go ahead and join. My cartridge is Animal Antics. Each month I will be hosting a thread for anyone who wants to use the Animal Antics Cartridge. I will make a project and post it, then hopefully, others will join the thread and share something they have created with the cartridge too. Originally, I was going to make a card, then I decided to go with a layout instead. I think the phrases layer will work nicely for scrapbook pages or even Project Life pages. Of course it will also create sweet, sweet cards too!
Here is my layout.
I used the font from the cartridge for the title and the E=MC 2 cut on page 18 for an embellishment. The letters are cut at 1 inch and the E=MC 2 is cut at 5.5 width by 2.5 height. I have never done one of those grouping layouts like so many talented layout artists create, so I decided to try my hand at one with this layout.
I really like this particular cut and I have a few more idea for it on a card. I used copics to color the chemistry beaker and added some little crystals as bubbles. I for the top layer of the beaker, I added some Lemon Ice Stickles,
I stamped Josephine from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and colored it with copics. I've owned this stamp for ages and this was the 1st time I used her. I believe she may retired now. LOL!
I have never done one of those grouping layouts like so many talented layout artists create, so I decided to try my hand at one with this layout. I found some Cricut cuts on my table, the arrow, stars and hearts so I used them. I added some embellishments and twine to the heart and stars. The ticket is from Tim Holtz. The card with the alphabet is trimmed from a piece of Lori Whitlock paper from the Note To Self Collection, by Echo Park. I inked the edges on it. The glass butterfly is from Recollections and the 1+1 cards are trimmed from a piece of Graphic 45 paper from the ABC Primer collection. All the papers are from my stash. The cork paper is from Canvas Home Basics Corkstock Tiles from AC Moore. The background paper is from Echo Park, and the title paper is from October Afternoon.
When I scanned my Polaroid picture, I didn't crop it. I wanted it to look like it was attached to a cork board, so I added a brad to the picture.
You might have noticed that the word chemistry is just a tiny bit uneven. I used a magnetic ruler instead of just eyeballing the letters when I was gluing them down. Naturally, the ruler was crooked! Lesson learned.....
The photo is from 1987, so I kindly request that there is no laughing at my 80's big hair!
I really enjoyed this challenge and creating this layout. I am looking forward to next month's project.
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