Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beach Bucket! - Weekly Cricut Challenge

So I thought maybe I might still need some more weight to ensure that our umbrella did not fall so I made this cute little little beach bucket and filled it with some sand and some starfish!  This was also created for the Cricut Weekly Challenge which was to use primary colour and chalk on diecuts.  Here I used a little chalk on both the sun and the waves.

So I thought I would actually add some sand the to the sandcastle die cut so I stuck it through my xyron sticker maker and then sprinked some of the sand on top to make it actually look like some sand!

I could not resist making a little tag for the handle!   I used some brown chalk on the sun.

Plastic Beach Bucket Instructions:

Yellow Bucket - Dollarstore, Cricut Expression, Life’s A Beach Cricut Cartridge (Castle Pg 61 & Waves Pg 45 & Title Beach) and Pack your Bags Cricut Catridge (Sun) . Kraft Cardstock, Sand, Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Winter Twig) Blue, TCP Studios (Summertime Relaxin’) Red/Pink & Green/Yellow. Die: PTI – Tag Sale 3 (Tag), PTI Ink: Dark Chocolate; yellow stickles; Pink Cosmo Cricket Letter Stickers.

  1. Cut at 3 ¼” from Page 61 of the Life’s A Beach Cricut Cartridge from Kraft cardstock.
  2. Run the sandcastle through the Xyron Sticker maker so the cut is sticky on the front and sprinkle cut with sand.
  3. Hand cut some flags and attach toothpicks to them and glue them to the back of the castle.
  4. Cut 2 of the using the Border feature at 1 ¼” from Blue Patterned Paper.
  5. Cut Tag from Green Patterned Paper
  6. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock to fit the inside of the tag and ink it with Brown Ink.
  7. Cut the title Beach from Pg 78 at 1 ¾ from Yellow cardstock and trim away the pelican
  8. Cut 2 of the from pg 28 of Pack your Bags cartridge from Yellow patterned paper and trim the circle from one.
  9. Place title and sun and tick on tag and use stickles on the word beach


Rosanne said...

So cute!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Awesome detail Avril. The bucket is adorable with that big castle and the waves. The tag is the perfect addition to pull it all together.

Laureen said...

Wow again another FAB creation! You are never out of ideas! Love the sand on the castle!

Deanna said...

Amazing girl!

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Dr. J said...

Avril you are amazing as always! But you really pulled out all the stops for our table. Thank you! The sand on the castle is so perfect!