Monday, October 18, 2010

Cricut Imagine Nursery Ensemble

This is my first real big project with my new Imagine & it is so cute! I just love my new machine!! So much fun!

I have the nursery cart that came with my machine that I got on HSN, I have no one to give baby stuff to right now but I just had to make something with these cute little critters!

I made a grow chart, a baby banner, a catch all can, a wipees box, & a picture in a frame.

I wanted a kind of vintage look to this so each piece was inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink-Tea Dye, & I of course had to sew on each of them! Lots of scalloped, waved & rounded edges to keep it soft looking. I also used my Signo white pen to make white stitches on the green.
All of the letters and numbers are from the Hannah montanna cartridge using Daddy's Girl font. The banner cuts are from Calligraphy font.
On the growth chart I used pop dots on the animals so they would stand out.
The ribbon I used is actual vintage seam binding, it is just so pretty. The wipee box is going to be handle a lot, so after I made all my pieces I used Mod Podge on them. I glued these pieces on using E-6000 so they would stick to the plastic better. The scallop cut on the top of the box is from the French Manor cart. Of course you need a stinky skunk on a wipee box. The can is just a catch all for whatever you might need to throw into it, it is very simple but effective.
This frame has been hanging around my house forever & I could never get rid of it or figure out anything to do with it, it is perfect for this! It has 4 pieces of glass in it, in layers. I put a couple of pieces of each of the picture on all the glass so there is a lot of dimension, it really is super cute & of course looks better when you can actually see it in real life.
Thanks for looking! As always, if you have any questions just let me know!