June 2014

June 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

School Project with the Cricut Explore!!!

Hello everyone!!  It's another busy week here in the Matos home!!  My daughter had a school project to do and I think I was more excited than she was!!!  Hahaha!!!

Her task was to make a castle, out of anything she chooses (except food!).  This was the perfect task for my new Cricut Explore!!!  I just simply haven't had the time to use it yet so I was anxious to get to work!!!
Here's a look at the finished castle:

Isn't it just too stinkin cute!??  I wish my mom would have had something like this when I was in school!  I would've aced every project :-)
I used the Once Upon A Princess Cartridge to create the castle, towers, and smaller castles.  I would typically give you the size I cut it at but I just don't know!!!  The Cricut Design Space software is completely different than the Craft Room.  All the pieces are grouped together so there's no way to actually cut the desired piece at a specific size (hoping this gets adjusted later down the road!).  
I used my Sizzix Grand Calibur to emboss the fronts of the smaller castles, then adhered them to the bigger one using my glue gun!

I cut one of the princesses from the Once Upon A Princess Cartridge but wanted something else!  So, I searched for "knight" in Design Space and come across this cute little guy! 

The project required the use of different materials so I had my daughter paint some small popsicle sticks to match the colors of the castle.  I cut a piece off a foam cup for the roundness and attached the popsicle sticks on top!

And what do you need to add to every princess castle?!?  Why, a moat of course!!!  My daughter chose this blue glitter paper to serve as water for her moat.  I cut it using "funky cut scissors" (is that what they're called?!?) and matted it on a neutral cardstock to mimic sand.  I also used a shimmer green cardstock as the base that I adhered to the top of a piece of foam board.

I'm so thankful for my Explore...  It truly made this project a breeze!!!

Well gang... Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

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1 comment:

  1. Too cute! I use my Cricut for my kids' school projects and even for Girl Scouts!