Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine Contest....


Find something from the thrift store to repurpose with your imagination and your Cricut Machine. Please use at least four Cricut cuts in your design. Upload before and after shots of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge Tab. Only one entry per person. Entry deadline is Friday, January 14th, 2011. Winner will receive a new April Showers cartridge!! Prize will be shipped within 4 to 6 weeks after the announcement.

Ok, I decided to try this contest since I love going to the thrift store. You never know what you will find. So, off I went to the America's Thrift Store in search of something to repurpose for this contest. I found the perfect thing. I found an unusual sized photo album that has photo covers that are the perfect size to hold the 3x3 Cricut Circle calling cards. It was falling apart but I decided I would take it apart and recover it and add some decorations. Here are the before pictures.....

I took it completely apart.  I took the red cover off and replaced it with a pink vinyl cover that I made from wall pops.  I covered the inside with paper from DCWV Animal Crakers stack.  When I took the white plastic binding out, it was so old that some of the "teeth" broke.  I have not been able to find another one the correct size to replace it so I added some ribbon with dangling beads and circles to cover the broken pieces.  I used Gypsy font for the words Circle of Friends.  For the O in of, I used George and Basic Shapes and Storefront to make the O into the Cricut Circle logo.  I used Car decals for the two cricut heads on two of the prima flowers.  I added a little bling and here is the new Cricut Circle calling card album.....


I have two calling cards in the album that I received from ScrapHappyDeb and Momlady.  Thanks to both of them for allowing me to use them for the pictures.  I really enjoyed doing this project and it is the perfect thing to hold calling cards that I hope to receive from all of my circle friends.  Thank you for looking and don't forget to leave me a comment.

Brenda Zorich
CC# 1761


  1. This is so adorable Brenda ! Keeping fingers crossed for you to win the contest...if not, you have a great project that is usuable.
    Circle Hugs, Debbie

  2. Very Creative way to keep your calling cards and make sure they stay looking great!! Fingers crossed in Minnesota too, Good Luck Brenda!

  3. That is a neat idea. TFS! Hope you win!

  4. What a great idea. Love how you have altered it. TFS

  5. Such an awesome idea!!!! Can I steal it?



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