Monday, April 11, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl Spring Fling and Give-Away!

Hi, my name is Dana and welcome to the fifth Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Crawl Spring Fling! (Their version of a blog hop). You are at "imagine what you could do". If you just happened to find my blog and you would like to play along, please start here at Fantabulous Cricut. Otherwise, if you have come from Barb's at, you are on the right trail.

At Fantabulous Cricut, we are having a Spring Fling! Each Design Team member will feature an original Spring Project that includes Pink, Green and Yellow on it with at least one Cricut cut. Make sure you check out all the member's blogs for inspiration and there will be some Prizes along the way. There will also be a Grand Prize at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog for someone that submits a Spring Fling Project!

Here is the complete list of blogs, in case you get lost along the way...

1.   Amy
2.   Audrey
3.   Barb
4.   Dana (THAT'S ME!)
5.   Evanna
6.   Helen
7.   Jenae
8.   Jennie
9.   Kate
10.  Larelyn
11. Lisa C.
12. Lisa N.
13. Maquel
14. Marlene
15. Rae
16. Robin
17. Sandee
18. Sarah
19. Saundra
20. Tamara
21. Tanya

Now that we have that out of the way, here is my project:
It's a double sided banner AND some boxes to hold some Easter candy or little trinkets.

This side of the banner says "Spring".

This side says "Easter".

Here is a close-up of each side: (It looks much nicer in person!)

This is a closer picture of three of the boxes:

For the Double-sided Banner:

Finished size: 3" tall and 21" long (from each end of the ribbon)

Cardstock: Yellow, Pink, Green and Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge George and Basic Shapes Oval 1 page 114, (Base Shift)
Cricut Cartridge Opposites Attract "E""A""S""T""E""R""S""P""R""I""N""G" various pages, (Upright Shift)
Cricut Design Studio
Sizzix Embossing Folder Snowcap
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder D'Vine Swirls
Ribbon Hole Punch

I cut the letters out at 1 1/4" in two different colors. I cut out six 3" ovals in Yellow and six in Green. I cut six 2 3/4"ovals in Pink and six in Patterned Paper. I embossed the Patterned Paper ovals with D'vine Swirls and the Pink ovals with Snowcap. Layer and glue the Pink ovals on the large Yellow ones and the Patterned paper ones on the Green ovals. Glue each letter on a different oval, spelling out each word on the two different types of ovals. Lay out the ovals with "Easter" on them. Directly underneath, line up the ovals with "Spring". Now glue the "E" in Easter to the back of the "G" in Spring. Continue with the "A" to the back of the "N", the "S" to the "I", the "T" to the back of the "R", the "E" to the back of the "P" and finally, the "R" to the back of the "S".  Punch ribbon holes in the top of the ovals. Layout the ovals with "Easter" spelled out, then run the ribbon through the holes. Tie loops to each end to hang. Now you should have a two-sided banner.

For all the Boxes:

Finished Size: 3" x 5" x 1"

Cardstock: Yellow, Green and Pink.
Cricut Cartridge Wrap It Up Robot (Box) page 40 (Box Base)
Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed Bunny page 34 (Shadow Box)
Cricut Design Studio
Clear Craft Plastic

For the first box to the left: (Yellow)
Sizzix Embossing Folder Pepperment Twist
Studio G Clear Stamp "Happy Easter"

For the second box: (Green)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Bloom Dots
Nicole Stickers # 352 (Easter Eggs)

For the third box: (Pink)
Sizzix Embossing Folder Paisley
Studio G Clear Stamps "Happy Easter"
Scrap of cardstock to fit around the box

For the fourth box: (Yellow) 

For the fifth box: (Green)
Sizzix Embossing Folder Spring Flowers
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals - Smallest Flower
Inside scrap form Marigold cut from Cricut Cartridge Freshly Picked
Small Gold Brad

For the last box: (Pink)

On Design Studio, weld the bunny from Simply Charmed to the front panel of the box. Cut out. Score the fold lines. Emboss with folder of your choice, if desired. (Note: you will have to do half of the box at a time). Fold and glue box together. Cut a piece of Clear Craft Plastic (2 3/4" x 3"). Glue behind the bunny. This will also make the box sturdier. Decorate the outside as you like.

Now how would you like to win something? WOO HOO! This is what I am offering:

A Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Stylized Flowers), Queen and Co. Pearls (Grass Green), Queen and Co. Rhinestones (Orchid), Four (4) sets of Studio G Clear Stamps and a sheet of Nicole Stickers (Easter Eggs). 
In order to be eligible to win, you need to be a follower of my blog, leave a comment on THIS post by 11:59 pm EST April 17th AND leave me a way that I may contact you. I will pick a winner on Tuesday April 19th.  Good luck!

It's your turn now. Show us your Spring Fling Project. Link it to Fantabulous Cricut Crawl (here). Don't forget to use Pink, Yellow and Green and at least one Cricut cut on your project. Have fun!

Now go to the next stop on the crawl which is Evanna at Enjoy the rest of the Crawl and don't forget to play along!!!

Thanks for stopping by...

imagine what you could do......


  1. Great job, I think I will have to make these for my grandchildren. Love them!

  2. Very cute Banner,
    Thanks for a chance to win :)

  3. Great projects Dana! I love that the banner is thinking! The little treat bags are just so cute. The kids are going to love finding those full of goodies...great job on the crawl!

  4. I love the little boxes. Too cute.

  5. Great banner..thanks for a chance to win. Great giveaway!
    Sherrie K

  6. Great projects, Dana! I love banners! They are just so fun and who doesn't love treat boxes!

    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

  7. What great projects, Dana! Your banner is fabulous and just a super way to brighten things up for spring. I love your little Easter bags, too! They're so adorable! What a fun way to give a little treat!

  8. I love the little treat boxes!! And that banner is adorable too. Very, Very pretty!
    Lisa C - FCCB DT

  9. Love those little bunny boxes so adorable, a great spring time project Dana!!! :)

  10. Beautiful banner and treat boxes. TFS

  11. Very cute project. I really like the treat boxes. TFS and for the chance to win~ I am a new follower and very excited to see more inspiring projects from you.

  12. Wow! You were busy making all those little treat boxes. Cute.

  13. They bunny treat boxes are the cutest thing! Great project! TFS

  14. Oh those bags are awesome!! :) I love the banners your did too. I bet they just look amazing!! Great projects! Thanks for sharing :)

    usafwifey20 at yahoo dot com

  15. I love, love ,love those boxes!!! I think I will make them for my sons preschool class :)
    I am also a new follower :)


  16. Oh, you make me want to get busy making Easter goodies. The banner is so sweet and I adore the treat boxes.

  17. Your banner and bags are adorable! I love doing stuff like this to make a homemade inspiration in my home for the seasons, always makes me smile!!!!! GREAT idea on the reversable banner, love that!

  18. The banner and bags are cute. Love the fact that the banner is reversible. TFS

    scrapbooking.mommieof2 at gmail dot com

  19. Everything is adorable but I am especially loving those boxes!!
    ikennic at q dot com

  20. I love the banner, what a great idea to make it reversible!! Thanks so much for sharing, and a chance to win!!

    cherie.goyer at

  21. I love how the banner is 2 sided and those bags are too cute! I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win!
    booger1 at

  22. love the boxes and thanks for the directions

    upnurse at aol dot com

  23. love the banner and the boxes soooooo cute!!! new follower!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  24. I love those little boxes! and the embossing really makes them look awesome!


  25. love the treat containers. The embossing is a great touch.
    username at yahoo dot com

  26. Great projects!! I love that double-sided banner and those bunny bags are FAB!! So sweet, simple, and SPRINGY!! Great job!

    mderosby at gmail dot com

  27. Love your treat boxes--I will be making those for sure-- how kind of you to have such great details! Love it!

  28. Super cute treat bags! I love how they look!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kreative.Krystal at gmail dot com

  29. I really like the little bags. I am all the time making favors for the retirement center where my parents live. I am always looking for new ideas. Thank you!
    diane at weismanfamily dot net

  30. These little treat bags are awesome. The giveaway is too. TFS.

  31. love your bunny boxes, so cute!!

  32. These are soooo cute!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Ashley Bregan

  33. The boxes are oh so cute! I cant wait to try them out!!!

  34. Great projects! I love the treat boxes. I became a follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects. Would love for you to stop by my blog and have a peek. Thanks for the fun!

  35. I am a new follower. i love those treat boxes and banner. I buy alot of those stamp sets from Michaels. But I haven't seen any of the ones in your blog candy.

  36. Really Cute banner and bunny boxes,I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

  37. I "imagine" I could do a lot of fun crafts! If only I did not have to put in so many hours at work lately. soon..... Thank you so much for sharing your projects and inspiring us on this crawl... so fun! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  38. I love your boxes and your banners!! Such fun :)

  39. Dana, I am new follower # 95. I love your banner and the trinket boxes. ADORABLE. tfs

  40. Cute Projects!! New follower :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  41. Adorable projects!! I;m a new follower!:)


  42. Wow Dana! Those are awesome. The boxes must have taken forever to make! I love the banner too. Gorgeous! Thanks for the blog candy. I could really use some easter stuff!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower - FCCB DT)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  43. Your projects are outstanding!! Awesome projects!! Great bags!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  44. Great banner and I love the little boxes. I really love the pastel colors you used. So pretty.

    wils6080 at bellsouth dot com

  45. Awsome projects. the banner is cute and the boxes!

  46. Beautiful projects! I love the embossing done and those colours! TFS!

  47. Dana, those bags are so adorable. And the banner is just great - pretty colors. Pat N.

  48. What a great banner. I love the way you used the egg shape. Those little bags ar so darn cute. Great creative ideas!!!

  49. great job love the banner but adoring those little boxes just adorable. cant wait to see more

  50. Wow! These are all just adorable! :o) Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa N.
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

  51. I Love the banner, it is so cute! The bags look great too!

  52. Your bunny boxes and banner are just too cute! I love what you did for the challenge. Great job!!!

  53. Oooh I love the papers you used for your banner and boxes! They turned out so cute!!! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  54. I love both your projects. They are so asorable. TFS

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  55. The banner and gift bags are awesome! Well done!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  56. AWESOME project! Thanks for sharing, and I'll certainly be a follower now!


  57. Great projects! those gift bags are sooo cute!

  58. thanks for the ideas of the bags! such a great idea for me to give away to my students!!!

  59. Just love the banner you made and what a great idea for the treat bags. TFS :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  60. Sweet projects! And thanks for the detailed instructions too. TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  61. Nice Projects. So Cute. TFS

  62. I LOVE the double sided banner and the boxes are sooo CUTE! TFS! :O)

  63. I just became a follower and my email is and blog is loving scrapper 101. Nice project.

  64. The banner and boxes are just adorable and so creative! I'm a new follower...I would love for you to stop by mine and follow as well :) Looking forward to seeing all of your future projects and thanks so much for the chance to win :)

  65. I'm loving how you can make these in bulk and how cute they turn out! Great makes....

  66. Such a lovly Easter project. TFS!

  67. Pretty banner...and I LOVE the treat boxes!! The Simply Charmed bunny cut out is too clever...why didn't I think of that?? :-) TFS!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

  68. LOVE the cut-out on the treat boxes! I'm so late so I must be crawling on! I'm about ready to give up and crawl to bed...hehe! Maybe I'll have to come back and try again tomorrow! Thanks for sharing the cute spring banner and adorable little boxes!

  69. Wow... Your projects are AWESOME!! I love the little cutout on the treat boxes, but I also LOVE that the banner is reversible!! How creative!! :)

    I only just learned of the crawl, so I'm running in between stops (but crawling through the posts!)... :)

    I'm happy to be a new follower!!

    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. Great looking banner and boxes! Just became a follower!


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