Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pop Up Neighborhood Contest // A different kind of layout *** Alot of photos ***

Warning LOTS of photos:::

This months magazine challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog is to use the cartridge Pop Up neighborhood cartridge. Can I just say I absolutely love cartridge. I love the pop ups and playing with it. I've made several different cards using the cartridge mainly trains. I just love this train cuts. So with that I made something near and dear to my heart a train layout.The challenge was to use your exclusive Pop Up neighborhood cartridge.

Contest Rules: Use at least 4 Cricut Cuts from Pop-up Neighborhood Cartridge in your design. Contest will open on July 23rd. Please upload a working link or picture of your project to the blog under the Magazine Challenge tab. Please, one entry per person. Entry deadline is Friday, August 12th.

** The back ground of why I did this****

This past May my daugther who is 2 1/2 was able to play with her daddy's HO scale 4x8 train layout that is at my MIL house. My husband and his father built it while he was in High School. My husband is a huge train "GEEK" (shhh don't tell him I said that). He loves trains. When my hubby let her be the conductor she was so excited and smiled from ear to ear. Receipe:

The paper is mainly bazzil.

The cuts are as follow:

2.0" Cars

2.5" Bus

2.7" Post Office

3" - Barber shop, Hat shop, Bank, House 5, and people

3.3" Condos, and House 2

3.75" Train

4.5" Church and school

I used "Spring" flower soft for the pretty little flowers. The tracks and the road both cut from Everyday Paper Dolls.

The train station roof and the House 2 roof were both done using Viva Decor - loved the shine this gave.

I know its hard to see in the photos but all the images are 3d - they stand up and form a really neat train layout.

This was so much fun I was excited to do this project and had a BLAST doing it. My daughter kept running in and telling me I was missing the tracks She then would ask if she could play with this which I think will soon become her new toy.

Thanks for looking and

Happy Scrappin'


L.B. said...

WOW!! That is a lot of pop up

Alicia said...

Lots of detail and work. Super job. Good luck on the contest. Is your daughter allowed to play with it :)?

Kim M. said...

Awesome! Love the use of flower soft - too cool!

Sherrie K. said...

This is FANTASTIC!! Wow, I can't believe all the adorable cuts...Great job:)
Sherrie K

GabyCreates.com said...

Great job! and all that work! You did great!

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Linda said...

Oh wow this is amazing!!!! Just fabulous work!!!!!

Nadia said...

Wow! Congrats on winning the magazine challenge and on creating such a fun and complete little town! I love all the parts and the details you added -- like the flowers under the windows! I know your daughter is loving this!

I haven't used this cartridge yet-- thank you for the fantastic inspiration! So much fun!!