This is Absolutely Fantastic!~

I don’t think I’ve had this much fun crafting in a long time.

I think I giggled through the whole process.

And it all started with the purchase of the DCWV the Snapshot Stack.

I love this stack.

I love the colors, the prints and of course the camera images.

So when I had to come up with a project to share here and over at the Cricut FANatic blog, I decided to make this a family affair.

I wanted to have snapshots of the kids and me just having some good old fun.

And what’s more fun than making your 13 year olds wear funny looking hats, glasses and mustaches while posing with a giant Polaroid cut out?

I know NOTHING! Right?

My props~

I used various images from my Cricut Imagine collection to make my props with the Hello Speech Bubble being my absolute favorite.

With all the options found on the Best Friends cartridge I could have had an entire wardrobe, but I think I’ll save that for next time.

The Mustaches & Glasses Digital Cartridge was perfect for this as well.

Those glasses were super simple to assemble.

I simply adhered all of the images on to wood skewers with Glossy Accents.

My album~

My album pages are 5 x 6″ giving me plenty of room for multiple pictures and embellishments.

I printed all of my pictures as 3 x 3″, so they could easily be trimmed to fit into the glittered Polaroid paper found in the stack.

I have to tell you that I am still giggling at these pictures.

So, I think that means this project was a success!

And I have embarrassing pictures stored away for the future!

I used~
DCWV the Snapshot Stack
Best Friends for the Tie, Spinner Hat and Crown cut at Fit to Page
Imagine More Cards for the Pointing Finger and Hello Speech Bubble cut at Fit to Page
Mustaches & Glasses Digital Cartridge for the Mustaches cut at 5.5″ and 8.8″ and Glasses cut at 7.5″
Studio Calico Mistable Fabric Camera Sticker Shapes, Mister Huey’s Inky Black, Tim Holtz Paper Clips, Tim Holtz Type Charms, Amy Tangerine Bits Happy Memory tag, Pebbles Clothes Pins, Doodlebug Boutique Buttons in Bettle Black, Crate Paper Storyteller Brads, Papertrey Ink Twine, Misc Flair Buttons and Brads, Making Memories Tiny Alphas, Recollection Gems, and White Chipboard
Studio Calico PL Adventure, Heyday Sentiments and Wonderful World Stamps, Basic Grey Guest Check Stamps, Unity Simple Pointers Stamps, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, Smash Date Stamp and Glitz Destressing Stamps

For the Tween Birthday Girl~

What do you get a tween for her 12th birthday? Why a giftcard to the tween mecca~ Claires!

Seriously, have you ever tried to get into that store on a Friday or Saturday? Not possible. Especially with a stroller!

For my God-daughter I braved it all and got her a giftcard. But, it needed a little dressing up.

I tried this process not too long ago with TC’s Black and White cartridge and really liked how it turned out. I thought I would try again, but this time correcting a few minor errors. And you get to learn from my mistakes!

I gently taped my bag on top of a white sheet of cardstock. This protects my mat from the ink and allows my bag to be free of any tape marks.

The bonus is I now have a fair amount of printed paper to use for later.

Since I know she will be buying makeup and jewelry I thought the vanity would be perfect. And of course, I had to make a matching little McKenna!

Both images were cut as a single image at 4″. All of the images and patterns are found on the Cricut Imagine Best Friends cartridge.

You know how sometimes a lightbulb just goes off? Because mine went off! I decided to use Letter Envy Font to make a M for the tag. This means I can enter it in the Cricut Magazine Challenge. Yippee!! This month they are allowing mulitple entries.

I flood filled the letter images with matching patterns and cut them at 2.5″. Isn’t the mini clothes line print adorable on the smaller scale? I think so!

I used~
Kraft bag, White Cardstock, Celebrations Ribbon and twine

I love how simple and easy the Imagine makes projects like this. Now if only it could do something about Claires!