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Extreme Fonts - Big League - Week 2 Entry


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Design by: suek86401 (35 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Notebooks/Mini Albums Photos/Frames/Boards Wedding Feminine Celebration Layouts Party Decorations/Favors Family Layouts Love Layouts Gifts

While trying to decide what I should do for this project, my mind and eyes kept going back to the project board I made for my son's wedding, he lives in Tokyo and not long after the earthquake and monsoon in March of 2011, he informed me that he and his girlfriend Miki wanted to get married, I spent the next several months designing, cutting and assembling favor boxes and decorations (95% were made using my Expression and Imagine machines along with numerous cartridges). The kids were married in David's hometown of Garden City, MI on Oct 29, 2011 after a short honeymoon in NYC, they returned to Japan and were married in Miki's hometown of Kanazawa on December 4, 2011.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Cardstock
  • Chipboard
  • Adhesives including foam pads
  • Perals & Jewels
  • 28 x 40 Foam Project Board
  • Wedding pictures
  • Ink Pad and applicator
  • Wedding Bells
  • Ribbon
  • Masking tape
  • Stickles
  • Clear Craft Plastic Sheets

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Cut chapel, shadow and layers from the Wedding cartridge at 16” from chosen card stock. Cut a second chapel shadow from chipboard (chapel is removable, the chipboard adds extra strength). I also hid the contours for the decoration on the front of the chapel on my chapel cut, I cut a second chapel hiding all of the contours except for the decoration at 14 ½” with a circle from Accent Essentials cut at 3 5/8”, around the outside of the decoration, welding them to make 1 cut. Remove bell from chapel cut, assemble cuts using foam pads, attach wedding bells with glue gun. Attach 2 pearls for chapel door knobs.
Cut 2 evergreen trees and blackout cuts from Camp Out at 10 ¾” inches, assemble cuts and attach to front of chapel using foam pads. Cut champagne glasses and layers, assemble cuts. Cut the champagne glasses using Sweathearts at 7 3/8", I used glitter paper for the champagne, silver paper for the blackout and clear craft sheet for the top, "glass" layer. I cut the paper ribbons from the glass stems, using real ribbon and a diamond jewel on each glass.
Cut letters using Extreme Fonts using the Big League feature and Big League shift, I cut the big letters at 10”, the rest are 4”, assemble your cuts. Using Indi Art, cut a variety of butterflies, I used butterfly shift and the blackout feature (no shift), cutting a variety of sizes and colors. Assemble cuts with foam pads, using pearls and jewels to add a bit of, “bling” . Ended up using only 1 of them so I have extra for another project.
Using Fancy Frames, cut two r> frames at 5 3/8” and trim photos to fit frames, distress edges of frame. Adhere frames to pictures.
Using Fancy Frames, cut two r> frames at 5 3/8” and trim photos to fit frames, distress edges of frame. Adhere frames to pictures.
Print pictures and add to project as desired. This is where you want to start attaching the fonts, pictures and all embellishments as desired, I centered the 3.8” interior font, giving me more space for photos, use foam pads to adhere font to “2 hearts joined as 1 twice”, the remaining fonts were directly attached to the board.
When you are finished on the inside, arrange and attach the items for the front of the board, using the Command strips on the chapel. My first idea was to cut the chapel in ½ along the split on the front of the board but after thinking it through, I felt that the Command strips were a much nicer solution and removable if necessary.
I used some of my, "what will I ever use this paper for?" papers to do some practice cutting before using my good paper. I cut all fonts out at least once, making sure that every thing would fit before cutting from good paper.

This is the first project I've done for either one of the weddings, after the US wedding I decitated my time to packing for a cross country move, we're just now starting to really settle in.

The "Save the Date" under David's picture is a leftover from the wedding, the heart under Miki's picture has wrappers from the candies the kids brought from Japan with them for the bridal gown favor boxes, I had put personalized M&M's in the groom favor boxes. If you are able to view the pictures up close, you'll see a lot of "Cricut" made items.

Step 1

Cut chapel, shadow and layers from the Wedding cartridge at 16” from chosen card stock. Cut a second chapel shadow from chipboard (chapel is removable, the chipboard adds extra strength). I also hid the contours for the decoration on the front of the chapel on my chapel cut, I cut a second chapel hiding all of the contours except for the decoration at 14 ½” with a circle from Accent Essentials cut at 3 5/8”, around the outside of the decoration, welding them to make 1 cut. Remove bell from chapel cut, assemble cuts using foam pads, attach wedding bells with glue gun. Attach 2 pearls for chapel door knobs.

Step 2

Cut 2 evergreen trees and blackout cuts from Camp Out at 10 ¾” inches, assemble cuts and attach to front of chapel using foam pads. Cut champagne glasses and layers, assemble cuts. Cut the champagne glasses using Sweathearts at 7 3/8", I used glitter paper for the champagne, silver paper for the blackout and clear craft sheet for the top, "glass" layer. I cut the paper ribbons from the glass stems, using real ribbon and a diamond jewel on each glass.

Step 3

Cut letters using Extreme Fonts using the Big League feature and Big League shift, I cut the big letters at 10”, the rest are 4”, assemble your cuts. Using Indi Art, cut a variety of butterflies, I used butterfly shift and the blackout feature (no shift), cutting a variety of sizes and colors. Assemble cuts with foam pads, using pearls and jewels to add a bit of, “bling” . Ended up using only 1 of them so I have extra for another project.

Step 4

Using Fancy Frames, cut two r> frames at 5 3/8” and trim photos to fit frames, distress edges of frame. Adhere frames to pictures.

Step 5

Using Fancy Frames, cut two r> frames at 5 3/8” and trim photos to fit frames, distress edges of frame. Adhere frames to pictures.

Step 6

Print pictures and add to project as desired. This is where you want to start attaching the fonts, pictures and all embellishments as desired, I centered the 3.8” interior font, giving me more space for photos, use foam pads to adhere font to “2 hearts joined as 1 twice”, the remaining fonts were directly attached to the board.

Step 7

When you are finished on the inside, arrange and attach the items for the front of the board, using the Command strips on the chapel. My first idea was to cut the chapel in ½ along the split on the front of the board but after thinking it through, I felt that the Command strips were a much nicer solution and removable if necessary.

Step 8

I used some of my, "what will I ever use this paper for?" papers to do some practice cutting before using my good paper. I cut all fonts out at least once, making sure that every thing would fit before cutting from good paper.

This is the first project I've done for either one of the weddings, after the US wedding I decitated my time to packing for a cross country move, we're just now starting to really settle in.

The "Save the Date" under David's picture is a leftover from the wedding, the heart under Miki's picture has wrappers from the candies the kids brought from Japan with them for the bridal gown favor boxes, I had put personalized M&M's in the groom favor boxes. If you are able to view the pictures up close, you'll see a lot of "Cricut" made items.

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