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Monday, April 30, 2012

Save the Earth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl

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Welcome to and the SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!

In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.

I'm the  first designer on the hop today and want to thank you all for joining us today!!!  If you came here from  FCCB, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start with FCCB so you can catch a sneak peek of all the projects as well as to see how to win some great prizes along the way!!!

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?

For my project I decided to finally make the dog treat holder that I've been saving this plastic beef jerky bin for, forever!  I have lots of pics and I'm sorry to bore you with them, but I couldn't find an easy way to photograph a cylinder! ;) LOL  I have pics from start to finish so I will post them here and list the details below for anyone who's interested.  If you want to get on over to the next stop on the hop, I don't mind, but be sure to read about how to win some blog candy from me! ;)


 Top of Jerky Bin to be converted to Dog Treat Holder
 Yep, been meaning to make this project for about a year now LOL 
 Karen Foster paper, cut down to size
 Closeup of label - Tim Holtz Coredinations Cardstock w/Kraft Core from Nostalgic Collection, Quickutz Embossing Folder, sanded down with emery board to show the polka dots (notice the Kraft core peeking through?)
Full shot of label with paw prints from This & That Cricut Cartridge, Font from Martha Stewart BDay Cake Cartridge 
 Notice the cute texture behind the "Doggy Treats", used A2 Quickutz Polka Dots embossing folder

 Added a couple of paw prints
I left a space in the back to see how full the treat bin is at all times so we don't run out! ;) 


I just had to add ribbon to the top and then I thought this adorable dog collar sticker from Karen Foster went perfectly with it!  The "newsletter" stickers for my dogs names are also from Karen Foster.


Full Deets:  I used Karen Foster Designs Dog Scrapbook Kit for the background doggy treat paper, and all of the stickers (dog names (Oso, Lexi, and Bella) and collar).  For the first time in a long time I did NOT use pop dots because I wanted this to be pretty, but practical and pop dots would cause hangups.  I did decide to add some nice deep red ribbon from Stampin' Up to finish off the sides of the lid as well as using Offray ribbon in black for the top and bottom of the 3 1/2" x 12" label that has the paw prints and "Doggy Treats" on it.  I loved distressing the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Coordinations card stock with my emery board from Basic Grey.  The Kraft core came through so nicely!  Sorry for the dark photos there... It's 2:00 AM and I couldn't find the right lighting. :p  I inked the edges of everything with Cat's Eye ink from ColorBox in Dark Brown and/or Blackbird.  I used red tape, ATG, Craft Essentials Glue (Joann's), and Adhesive Tech for my adhesives.  I was really wanting to use my glue gun (for the first time), but I was too lazy to get it out and mess with it.   For the paw prints, I didn't cut them deep enough on my Cricut, which worked out well because it gave me a guideline instead to color in the paw prints and add some details with my black Zig pen and white gelly roller.  I also used my black Zig pen to outline the "Doggy Treats" letters because they just weren't popping against that red background.  I used the other side of the Tim Holtz paper for the letters themselves and I used Cricut Craft Room to design them, moved them til they were touching and welded them.  Much easier than adding letter by letter, right? ;)  Ok, now that I've bored you with all the details, on to the good stuff! :)

Blog Candy:  I will be offering some blog candy today and all you have to do to win is please become a follower and leave a comment.  In your comment please note if you are an old or new follower and leave a way for me to contact you please in case you are the lucky winner!  I only give candy away to people who take the time to become a follower and hopefully a friend!!! ;)  Winner will be randomly drawn.  I will give everyone a full week to enter so I will post the winner next Tuesday!
You will get these five stamps if you are the winner! :)  Aren't they cute?  Of course, I got a set for myself too! ;) LOL  

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project and please note what cartridge(s) you used  so we can count you in for the prizes!

Next stop... Amy's blog, Redheaded Crafter. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!


P.S.  I will be drawing winners from my St. Patty's Day hops this week.  So sorry for the delay, my friends!!! I just got some new goodies in to share with you so i hope it was worth the wait!!! ;)

57 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

This is super cute and a ggreat idea!! i love the dog bone pattern!! i am an old follower!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Wow, I definatly need to decorate my doggie treats. Love this idea and Karen Foster paper! I am an older follower.

Sherrie K. said...

Love this!! I always have containers like this laying around. What a cute way to dress it up:) I will make a few of these for my groomer. She always ahs treats for the dogs and they are just in a box. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the Karen Foster line too...Fantastic Amy Jo!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sonya said...

I absolutely love your doggie treat container. It's just perfect! Super cute!

Arcy Scraps said...

Great transformation! Looks awesome, especially for doggy treats!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Amy Jo this is just THE cutest dog treat container I've seen! I need to make one of those for my Lola! Love that you left an opening in the back to see if you are running low. Lola may be tiny, but she can put away some doggy treats...lol! Love this fun project!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is such a cute idea, Amy Jo! Your canister is a much better way to store biscuits than the crinkly bags they come in. Great job!
PS I did get your email. Thanks so much for letting me know that the card arrived safely! :)
Kate (A long-time follower)
Small Bits of Paper

jessica said...

What an awesome idea and super fun recycled project!!! Love the details added and that paper is too cute!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Jayne said...

Amy I love your recycled project and such a neat idea to leave a space at the back to see how full it is!
I am an old follower,but not here for the draw(as in the UK).
Jayne x

Tracy said...

This is such a cute container! I'm an old follower!

Tracy

Rosie said...

oh my this is toooo cute

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Carol and Kaitlyn's Krafts said...

This is super cute!!! Love the paper, absolutely perfect for this preject!

Carol from Carol's Creations
http://www.4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Hi Amy,WOW great job and AWESOME idea with your recycled project!I TOTALLY love the paper you used on it,SO COOL!!!Have a great day!!!:)

Vickie said...

Amy what a neat idea. I don't have any pets, but this would be a great idea for my sister. I will have to tell her. I also became a follower

http://vickiesscrappings.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

I love reusable container ideas! This one is so cute. I need smaller version of it for my doggie treats...my doggy is aparently smaller than yours. LOL. I am an old follower...ok so maybe not OLD but I've been following your blog for a long time...there...that's better! TFS! live4scrappin at gmail (d0T) com

Kim's Kreations said...

Love your recycle idea. I think I will adapt this for cat food. The paper is perfect for doggie treats. I just signed up to be a new follower.
Ogdendoll@gmail.com

Denise said...

So awesome. I have some Gnawsome treat containers...thank you for the inspiration.

Froggie said...

I love this. I have two doggies and this is such a cute idea for an old container. I am a few follower.
kolea123@hotmail.com

scrapqueen141 said...

Great project Amy! Love your idea!
Blessings,
Jamie
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

This is such a good idea! I was just thinking about getting a treat container for my dog. I will have to try this! Amazing job!

sarah78 said...

I'm a new follower. Adorable idea, almost wish I had animals to make this for. I do have 5 children, maybe I can make my own version like a gumball container or something. Thanks
srhswney78@yahoo.com

CraftyJAR said...

Great job as usual. Love the doggie footprints and the embossing.
Judy

Beth said...

Love your treat container. its so cute!! the Embossing was a great touch. I am a new follower but I will be back for sure. love everything I've seen.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Lynn B. said...

Your container turned out great! I am a new follower..

lpboyles at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

Great project Amy Im sure your pups will love you for it :)! thanks for sharing and the chance to win im an old follower.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Stella said...

Brand new follower. Love your container. I need to make one for my daughter's little dog.

Tammy said...

Love love love this project. Love the details you put into this especially the dog collar sticker. I think I'll make one at Christmas for under the tree for my dog. Thanks.

Sarah said...

What an awesome project! I definitely think I will be making these for a couple of friends! Love how it turned otu. Of course I'm an old friend :)

Sheri R said...

Hi :) I am a new follower. The treat bin for the doggy is great. Nice job of recycling- I have some containers that I am now, thanks to you, thinking about how I can recycle them.

Sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Janis said...

Your doggie treat holder is so cute, you did a nice job on it. I just became a new follower & love your blog. Thanks for the fun giveaway we have a chance to win. I can be contacted on the Cricut site {there almost everyday} or my e-mail.

Thanks, Janis aka ~JD~
jdegouff@charter.net

GiGi said...

Now this is just too cute! I so need to make one of these for my fur babies. I also would LOVE to know where you found the stamps for your giveaway! I have been looking for these! Thanks for the chance to win them. I am a follower.
booger1 at tds.net

BrittWake said...

Awe this is awesome. When doing random searches for cards/projects on the internet, your blog always comes up because I click on your projects all the time! Absolutely love all your stuff, thanks for the opportunity to win with you!
-Brittany

Carolyn/MamaC said...

I have become follower #607! What a fun way to recycle! Great blog!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
cccscraproom@windstream.net

SiskiyouSue said...

Cute project. I might have to do my spaghetti jar, which looks a lot like this!

Sheila... said...

Wow! really cool!

Melissa said...

I LOVE your Doggie Treat container!!! I am a pet lover, so I am sitting here in ahhh thinking I might have to 'scrap-lift' from you! Such a great idea!! Great job on the project for the crawl!!
Melissa
FCCB DT
scrappymacdesigns.blogspot.com

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What an awesome recycling idea Amy. I think I will make one of these for my hubs so he quits putting doggy biscuits in my cookie jar.

Grannie Sharon said...

Great recycling idea! TFS

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so fun! Great paper, I need to make one for my pup! already an old follower!

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Great IDEA! My dogs...love treats & we always have to make sure we are well stocked.
I am a new Network follwer roxx39t at yahoo.com

Roxx.T

sandee said...

First off, the best part of your treat container is that cute dog collar you added around the rim, how cute is that? That is the perfect touch! I am now one of your new followers, but you don't have to add me to the blog candy drawing, I'm just following you because you're awesome! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Marcia said...

This is such a cute idea....much better than the original package! TFS!

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Diane said...

How cute is that!!!! LOve how you left a place to see what's inside (but I think you need to fill it...lol)...just kidding!! My Nellie would love that and would beg nonstop...

Kathy Salido said...

Amy,
Love your idea!!! I need one of these for my 3 Spoiled Dogs!!! I am a new follower.
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Naomi Edwards said...

Hey chick! God I miss you!!! I hope you are feeling better.... what a great project. loved how you used the collar!! Awesome job girl.

katieo said...

Hello, I love this idea. The papers you used are so cute and doggy. Leaving a space at the back to see how full the container is, is a great tip.
I am a follower
katieoscreations@gmail.com

rlovew said...

Love your treat idea!I am an old follower. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

missstamper said...

Awesome treat jar! I am already a follower.

missstamper@yahoo.com

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

So cute and practical, the best kind of project!

Thanks for the inspiration,

Cindy :)

Lisa Rea said...

Such a cute idea! I am a new follower so thank you to FCCB for introducing me to you. Lookign forward to seeing your great designs!

Lisa - ScrappyDistractions.blogspot.com
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

Kathi Silvia said...

Awesome idea! And I wouldn't have thought to leave the space to see how much was left! I would keep opening it to check LOL Duh! :) I've added my project to FCCB.

Kathi

Holly said...

Great Job Amy! Thanks for the blog candy chance too! Holly :-)

OmaGloria said...

Awesome up-cycling!!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria
Oma’s Crafts
Getting Cricky DT Member
3 Girl JAM DT Member

Kraftin' Kathie said...

I really like this idea and think Ill give it a try. Im sure that Bentley(shihtzu) and Mojo(german shepherd dog)...my fur babies would love seeing some goodies come out of something that look so cute! Well, Mojo might eat the entire container itself! Kathie

jennyplace2 said...

What a super cute dog treat container, this would last my doggie for about two or three years! Wonderful project as always, loved the crawl and I am working on my project, I just need a bit of sunshine to take a picture or two. Thanks for stopping bye my blog, not sure if you commented on my 800 giveaway or not, but you still have time my dear. Who couldn't use some new mats and spellbinders.
Hugs Jenny

Sarah said...

Cute recycled project! Great job!

Jessica said...

Too cute!! Just now getting to hop, but I'm so glad I stopped by to see your doggie treat holder. So smart to leave clear in the back. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps, too!

Your DT pal,
Jessica

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