Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's a Cricut Circle Stampede !

Watch out Frisco, Texas...The Cricut Circle Stampede is heading your way ! Provo Craft is hosting a big event this weekend in Frisco (in Dallas area) this weekend.  And guess what?!?!?!  I am going with some of my Circle crafty friends to have a boot stompin' good time.  The theme for the whole weekend is a western theme which is so appropriate this time of year with the rodeos in town.

I have been busy creating some fun items for the event. Circle members attending these events make "Calling Cards" to trade with each other.  They are little 3X3 pieces of artwork that match the theme of the event or your Message Board Name. We use our Cricut machines and other PC products to make these fun trading cards.  I made a 100 of these little gems to trade this weekend.

Since it is a cowboy theme, I combined my "Texas Background" with my "Princess Personality" for my Calling Card.
Each Texas shape is three different layers of cardstock. The Howdy is metallic paper. The Circle Head and Crown are cut on glitter fun and sparklie and I couldn't resist adding a little gem to the crown to finish it off.  The background is Kraft cardstock I made and embossed with a cuttlebug star folder and then faux stitched to look like leather. I used Cricut Old West cartridge and Once Upon a Princess to do all the cuts with my Cricut. And yes, I made 100+ of these cards.  On the back is my contact information.

And of course, I had to have a place to display and hand out my cards to other Circlets so I made myself this card holder.

It is made out of cardstock and acrylic using two cartridges, Old West for the westernt themed items and the Circle Exclusive EveryDay Cricut cartridge for the circle head, bug head and box shapes. I also embossed with cuttlebug folders the barn pieces and inked and sanded them too. I had fun making up my Cowboy Cricut on the front...he is so adorable !

Part of the fun for the weekend is that I am helping host the Cricut Circle Pre-Stampede Meet Up and Luncheon along with Robin Marshall Clark and Rina Salazar at La Hacineda Mexican Restauarant in Frisco on Friday.  Our special Guest will be Michael Wigton, VP at Provo Craft who is incharge of the Cricut Circle among other things. 

I decided to help Michael get in the spirit of the weekend by making him a special cowboy name badge.

I had so much fun making this for him.  The Silver Star is embossed with the exclusive Cricut Circle embossing folders and the outside faux leather edge is also embossed with star cuttlebug folder. I made this using the Old West Cartridge including the letters.  I sure hope he likes it ! 

Well, I better start packing and getting ready to go.  Will be back on Sunday to post pictures of the weekend fun !  


buglvr2010 said...

Love all of these, Deb! I so wish I was going! We just got back from Florida on Monday for my Brother's wedding so the timing just didn't work out for me. I hope you have a great time!

IRW Dana said...

I love your calling card. Great way to incorporate Texas and the Circle. Thanks for sharing.


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