November 1, 2010

Cricut Circle Blog Challenge Entry

Here is my entry for this weeks blog challenge:
This photo was taken as a part of Ian's second birthday photo shoot.  I printed the background paper using my cricut imagine and the imagine more cartridge.  The balloons were cut using my cricut expression and the create a critter cartridge.  Each balloon is made of a card stock layer and a clear layer with glitter in the center (essentially a mini shaker card).  The silver pieces were all embossed using my cuttlebug.  The word two was also cut using my expression and the zoobaloo cartridge.

The rest of the photos are just close up shots of the different elements in the page.

Edited to add:  I have been asked several questions about the silver material on this page.  It is artist board.  Sold in sheets similar in size to posterboard; acid free.  I purchased the artistboard at Hobby Lobby for about $3 per sheet.  HL carries this in Silver, Gold, vellum, Clear, and many other colors.  The next time I am there I'll try to snap a photo of the display.

If you have any more questions just leave me a message and I'll reply as soon as I can.


  1. Very nice layout. Is the silver that you used a paper or a thin sheet of metal? Nice job!

  2. So cute! I'd also like to know what material was used embossed with the CB folders and where do you get them? TFS!

  3. Thank you all for the comments. I will answer your post here and then add a note to the original post.

    That "paper" has been my dirty little secret for a while! I love it, and almost hate to share. LOL! It is artist board. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby. It comes it sheets almost like poster board, but is about the thickness of card stock. It cuts beautifully in the cricut. The art board is acid free and costs about $3 per sheet.

    If you have any more questions just let me know.

  4. I love this. Thanks for the metal tip. I will have to check it out. Very beautiful.