Continuing onward with my personal Cricut Challenge of making something with each cartridge I own meant that today I would work with the Disney Pixar Cars cartridge. I never was interested much in Disney characters...especially as related to the Cricut...but of course that's before I had a grandson. My grandson is not quite 2 years old...but he is into CARS! It's so funny. I didn't know kids would be "into" something at this age but I guess with all the bombarding of media...well, it's bound to happen. He had gotten a Cars book...then we got him the Cars video...and he loves it! He also has quite an assortment of little cars now and can name them. His first real sentence was "Ido wahwah" which of course, meant "Guido is in your glass of water, Mommy. I accidentally on purpose put it in there and now I can't get it out. I need your help, Mommy".
So I bought the Cars Cricut Cartridge because I thought I could make something for David with it. I finally pulled it out today to work with it. Let me say I am royally ticked at Cricut for not including better photos and instructions for these images! There are so many layers and you have to hunt to see where they go!
I first decided to do Lightning McQueen...the star and I did complete it but boy oh boy was it tough! Lots of teensy pieces that don't make any sense! The second one I did...Guido was a bit easier.
Here they are:
My bonus is a little treat I picked up for myself at Joann's today. Pretty much all their paper crafting stuff is 40% off and I bought a Spellbinders die that was new to my Joann's. It is the Donna Salazar carnation...and creates 3 dimensional flowers that are so easy and fast to do. I tried it out and used some old Marcella paper I had...here they are:
You just stack all the flower pieces from small to large on a brad and then sort of mold the layers into a 3 dimensional flower. Very easy and I love the look. So many possibilities!!!