Happy Tuesday! It's the very first Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge for 2012! This week's challenge is to create a new project using a "cartoon character." I dusted off my Gypsy and my Cricut to work with a few of my Disney themed cartridges. I think a lot of us are attracted to the cute licensed cartridges and SVGs, but they often go unused...so dust off those cartridges and join in the challenge!
Next month will be one year since our Disney World trip, and I STILL have a few layouts to complete. I would list them for you, but it's a little overwhelming. I am going to do my very best to finish them in the next few months...keeping my fingers crossed.
When I start designing my layout, I always start with arranging my "photo mats" - either in my Gypsy or in the Silhouette software. I knew I wanted to include A LOT of pictures in this layout - seven total. I originally planned on including the Mickey and Friends characters into my layout, but I couldn't figure out a way to include the characters without them being teensy tiny. If you have ever worked with a Disney cartridge, you know that the smaller the character the more hair pulling that tends to be involved. Once I gave up on the characters, I completed changed the layout and decided for a more simple layout overall. There are characters in my actual pictures, so I decided that was good enough.
You can link your project on the Scrappy Moms Blog!Materials Used:
- (2) 12 x 12 black cardstock
- (2) 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 kraft cardstock
- Patterned Paper - Echo Park Stripes and Dots Collection
- Photo Mats
- 4 3/8 x 6 3/8 black and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 patterned paper
- (5) 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 patterned paper
- Journaling Space 5 5/8" x 3 3/8" black and 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 patterned paper
- (5) Scalloped Pennant sized at 1.50" from Cricut Birthday Bash
- (5) Mickey Heads shaped at .73" from Cricut Mickey Font
- Goofy's Diner sized at 7.28" from Cricut Mickey and Friends
- Title (shadow and regular font) sized at 1.50" from Cricut Mickey Font
- Mickey Hat sized at 2.69" from Cricut Mickey Font
- "When you Wish Upon a Star" sentiment from Scrappy Moms Happily Ever After
- Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Black & White
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
- Glossy Accents (for the windows of the diner)
- Charcoal Baker's Twine - The Twinery
- Mickey Buttons - EK Success (I replaced the thread in the buttons with baker's twine.)
- Pop Dots
Thank you so much for stopping by! I am in the middle of a bunch of different projects, so I should have a lot to share over the next couple of weeks.