Fall Celebrations with Cricut

Posted on Sunday, September 21st, 2014

BreadFinal Y’all… here in Florida things have begun to change…not the way it does other places, but we can tell the seasons are changing with the lowered humidity, slightly cool ocean breezes that flow across the state, and the sale of pumpkin everything in stores. Having this right in the middle of the newest Cricut Design star challenge influenced our groups theme this time for sure!

My team is spread out across the US, but everyone is ready for the change of seasons so we decided to go with a “Falling for Fall” theme and had to do something that is either related to celebrations or organizing.

I decided to go with celebrations and create a fall themed “bread wrap” that you can wrap around loafs of pumpkin bread for little favors, a fabulous hostess gift, or to dress up your celebration! I used mine for Sunday brunch and it was such a sweet simple way to dress up the party food! It started with an ink illustration, and I scanned that in, created an SVG file out of it and cut it with my Cricut Explore! It was really fun to see a design in the pen and paper stage go all the way through to a finished cut paper craft!

PenIllustration

Here is the original ink artwork.

Weeding

We scanned it in, converted to a SVG file, and cut 2 out of an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of white #110 card stock. I weeded the first one and my 7 year old did the second! You know that the family that crafts together, stays together, right?

PenandCutCompare

Here is the side by side of the illustration and the Cricut cut file completed!

Fall Bread Wrap 1

Next, I wrapped a little parchment paper around the bread to save my paper from getting oil spots.

Fall Bread Wrap2

Then added a ribbon…

Fall Bread Wrapped

and finally wrapped my custom fall leaves wrap around the bread! Such a sweet and easy touch!

If you would like to make your own, you can download my SVG file for free here!

 



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Now guess what else, Cricut is running a contest that anyone can enter and winning would be pretty awesome! Here are the details if you are interested in participating!

It’s time your creativity pays off so you can really make it.  Cricut has just announced the second phase of the Cricut – I Made It! contest and this time they’re awarding one winner their own Make it Now project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space™!

To help create your line, Cricut will fly you to their headquarters in Salt Lake City to work side-by-side with their design team.  Then you and a guest will enjoy an all-expense paid stay at the Grand America Hotel – a luxury resort in Salt Lake City, home to the best skiing in the world.

 

The winner will be featured on Cricut.com and every time a Cricut user purchases your project, you’ll earn money.  Cha-ching! Cricut will even help with your publicity.

 

Cricut is upping the fame game even more…camera, lights, action….

 

Cricut has partnered with the The Design Network – a premier online design channel – to showcase the Cricut- I Made It! winner this fall. You’ll get a spotlight feature on a network dedicated to celebrating great designers and their creative star power.

 

Cricut’s judges, including DIY Diva Alison Deyette and two creative directors from Cricut, will pick 50 finalists from the best project entries based on creativity, use of materials and technique.  Who will pick the ultimate winner? You, the public, will vote online in October.

 

To enter the Cricut – I Made It! contest, all you need is a photo of an original project. You can upload up to five photos (which can be five individual projects or multiple photos of one project).


You have until September 30th to enter.  What are you waiting for? It’s time you Made It big! Head to cricut.com to enter today.

Disclaimer : I’m a member of the Cricut blogger network and received my Cricut Explore to craft with. I am not being compensated for the Design Star Challenge Posts, but they are being submitted for the chance at winning some prizes. That said, all opinions and text are mine own!

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