Saturday, August 9, 2014

HIMCR - Blogiversary #3 - Back To School


 HIMCR Blogiversary #3 - Back to School!
The sponsor is Digi Digi Doodle

The giveaway is ?????   
I was very happy with this project until I got up this morning and saw the wrinkles in the vinyl, I shouldn't have used any glue on the letters, I should have stuck to my Xyron sticker maker. Or if we lived in a perfect world I would have had some black paint on hand to use (that was my first choice).
Apple digi from Digi Doodle
Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge
Red, black and white cardstock, clear craft plastic
Black vinyl or paint (I would use paint if I did it again)
14 x 11 canvas
Glazed Dimensions, black enamel accents, colored pencils
Mister Huey's Color Mists - Shine
Foam pads, Xyron 1 1/2" sticker maker
Attach vinyl to canvas or paint canvas black (I strongly recommend the paint). 
I ptinted the apple out using red cardstock then again using white cardstock. I fussy cut the red apple out then colored in the stem, leaves, nose and mouth on the white apple and fussy cut those out. I also did a fussy cut on the white cardstock eyes but didn't color them. Shape leaves and run a bead of Glazed Dimensions to center of leaves. Attach leaves, stem, eyes, nose and mouth with foam pads.
I cut the font from the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge at 1 1/8", using white cardstock then I sprayed the letters with Mister Huey's Shine while still on the Cricut mat and let them dry. I also cut the font shadow from black cardstock and cut a second set of letters using the Clear Craft Plastic. (I wanted to use white glitter paper but didn't have enough) so I decided to make it shine a different way.

If you look real close you can see the shimmer of the font.
Attach apple to vinyl using double sided tape. The set of books on the bottom was an extra from a previous project a few weeks ago. Put black Enamel Accents on the dots on the apple's face.


  1. Like the cute apple face on your back to school card. The HIMCR #3 & #2 challenges indicate they do not start until 8/16 which is really the end date & there's no linky for them.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. your apple is so cute! it reminds me of the child's toy apple! do you know the one I am talking about? I think it had a weight in the bottom and maybe played music?

  3. Oh this is so CUTE. I LOVE your sweet apple and I am so happy because I have that digi.
    I'm sorry it wrinkled. :{ Don't give up. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,


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