Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge # 75: Carnival Birthday

Hello and welcome to another Cooking with Cricut challenge! This week our theme is Carnival Birthday. So many fun things you can do with this, and you should definitely check out what the rest of the design team came up with- some amazing creations to inspire you this week! I debating doing a birthday card, but ultimately decided to go with a layout (I know, BIG surprise! lol) ;) I just had an inspiration for how fun it would be to make a little boy's (in this case my nephew) birthday page with all the animals you would see at a carnival or circus. So I broke out my Create a Critter and put it to work!!
All the animals and accessories, including the tent are from Create a Critter.
I added some balloons and party hats to incorporate the 'birthday' theme
I used an American Crafts Galaxy marker in white to add the highlights to the balloons.
I used some 'thickers' for the first part of the title, and Simply Sweet for the second half. Usually I reserve that font for 'girlie' pages, but it works for a little boy page too!
This page was very time consuming, but so much fun. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this fun and unique theme, please come join us!! On a related note, this is the last week for our current design team term, but we have a new batch of talented and creative ladies to inspire you starting next week. Make sure you stop by to meet all the new faces! :)

Supply list:
Cardstock: Colorbok, DCWV, Coredinations
Patterned Paper: Paper Fever, Reminisce
Cartridges: Create a Critter, Simply Sweet
Letter Stickers: Thickers by American Crafts
Marker: Galaxy Marker by American Crafts


  1. Heather, this layout is AWESOME - I adore CAC, it is my fav! You showcased it so beautifully :)


  2. Love this layout. It's very cute and so is that handsome newphew of yours. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli

  3. Your critters are SUPER adorable! I love your lay outs too. I still giggle about the bubble butt one! You do such great work, Heather!!


  4. LOVE it!! I love that cartridge too, it's so much fun, and the animals along the bottom is too cute!

  5. This is so stinkin' cute! Just fabulous.

  6. so dang cute! its like party in the zoo!

  7. Adorable page- it definitely screams little boy!

  8. What a fabulous layout!! All of the animals you used are so adorable!! I absolutely love this!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts