Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #99 - Back to School

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Cooking With Cricut-Challenge #99
Back to School

I can't even believe it is already time to start thinking about back to school projects!  As you know, if you have been following me for awhile, this is my SENIOR year in high school:)  I can't wait to graduate.  So I guess I am excited to start school this year.  Senior year!!

Every year I decorate the outside of my school  binders.  I don't use my friends' pictures, but pretty paper and Cricut cut outs:) I can always spot my binder in a pile of binders!  For this week's challenge, back to school project, I decided to decorate my English binder so you could see what one of my binders looks like!

This project stars with a 12" x 12" patterned piece of paper cut to 9.5" x 11". This is the exact size that will slip into the plastic cover of a binder. In this case you can see that I cut and tore two different pieces of patterned paper equal to 9.5" x 11''.  To accent the clocks on the paper, I chose to add a grandfather clock using the Formal Occasions Cricut cartridge. 

In addition, the owl was added for charm and character using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  She was inked around the edges to give her a bit of pop:)

The word "English" was cut from the Jubilee Cricut cartridge.   The project is ready to slip under the protective , clear, plastic cover of my English binder.  I left it out so you can see it better.  It is a perfect fit every time!!

Please be sure to visit the Cooking With Cricut blog to see what the other design team members have cooked up this week. You have until next Tuesday to enter this week's challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor, Click HERE to enter.

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  1. Great job Madison. You are one talented young lady. What do you plan on doing after graduation? I mailed my card out yesterday for the IFTL program.
    God Bless

    1. I plan to attend college and study design. I also have a few things in the works that you will learn about soon!!! thank yo for asking and thank yo for your continued support of the IFTL Project:) I hope you are feeling better!! God Bless you!!

  2. Madison, I adore this. I was totally the kid in high school who decorated her binders. Granted, mine were never as cool as this! Love it!

  3. Super Duper Cute!!Adorable OWL!!

  4. Hi Madison!!!!! I love your binder and no wonder it stands out in a bunch of them, it is beautiful. I love that clock and owl!! I have the same paper you used for years and honestly I never know what to do with it , so now I think I am going to cover my binders for my own personal use in my scraproom! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

  5. So Cute!! I so wish I had the Cricut back when I was in high school..gosh all the fun things I could have put on my binders :) :) TFS

    Hugs, Sheena

  6. This is so cute Madison. I love the owl and the clock and the background paper is so pretty. Great idea to decorate your binders.



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