Friday, October 1, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #15

The challenge this week at PaperCraft Star is to create a project inspired by one of the 7 wonders of the world:

Grand Canyon

The Great Barrier Reef
The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
Mt. Everest
Northern Lights
Paricutin Volcano

Victoria Falls

I had a fun time deciding what I was going to do - as in Hawaii I did snorkel in a reef, hike a volcano and climb a waterfall! I decided to make a layout featuring pictures from the start of our "lava hike". Click to view larger :)


The volcano was really fun to make! I used the dinosaur accessory on the Create a Critter cricut cartridge. All of the layers were cut at 4 1/2". I knew I wanted to add some dimension with my cuttlebug - but my die cut was too big. Did you know you can insert your dies "sideways" to emboss larger cuts?


I carefully lined up half of my brown layer in the "distressed stripe" folder. It is just wide enough to fit though this direction.


Then, I flipped around the die cut and ran it through again on the other side.


Tada!


I repeated these steps with the orange layer, this time using the "D'vine Swirl" folder.

I really love how it turned out! Stop by and see what the rest of the design team created and link up your project before noon Saturday. Have a great Friday!!

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Supplies Used:
Card Stock: Bazzill (brown, orange, yellow), Coordinations (gray)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Alphas: American Crafts vinyl thickers
Tools: Cricut, Create a Critter cartrdige, Cuttlebug, D'vine Swirls embossing folder, Distressed Stripe embossing folder
Other: American Crafts stitched ribbon, pop dots, black ink

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! I just want to keep looking at this layout. It is so pretty and so intriguing, too! Definitely eye candy.

Emora Designs said...

I love the added touch of the paperclips at the top of the page and the texture on the volcano. Cute layout!

Regan

Vicki said...

That volcano is so clever. Great layout.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Yup, that volcano is so fun !

Tracy said...

Love the volcano! Very clever and inventive. Great layout Suzy!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Fabulous layout Suzy... and such a fun volcano.. thanks for sharing how you created it!

Jaye Jaye said...

Thanks for the tutorial-I didn't know I could turn my folder to the side! LOL! That is very valuable information. Love the volcano!

Catherine Schroeder said...

such a great layout! Fun picture and the texture is awesome! such a creative idea! :D

Brandy said...

Awesome layout! I live in Hilo, HI not far from Volcanoes National Park. I have so many pics, and have never scapped any. Looks like a must! TFS :0)

Kristina H said...

Great layout Suzy! Love all of the texture and the little round swirly paperclips.

Robyn Schaub said...

Wow, the embossing is perfect for the volcano. Great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

madebyKarla said...

Love the volcano, what a great idea! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ;)

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