Monday, April 30, 2012

Save the Earth -Fantabulous Cricut Crawl -Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy that you've taken the time to visit me at Robin's Creative Cottage today, I'm the creator of  Fantabulous Cricut, and I hope you've come to enjoy the fabulous Cricut Crawl, and be inspired in so many amazing ways.  Our Cricut Crawl is Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!
In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl... each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.

Fantabulous Cricut

If you've come along for the "Save the Earth" cricut crawl then you've just come from visiting "Scrappy MAC Designs", Melissa's blog. I hope you took some time to look around her blog, she's very talented and has great projects to share. If you've just happen to come across my blog and would like to play along with the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, then begin -HERE
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!
My Save the Earth project is a quick and easy gift idea.  Sometimes we get so busy, so quick and easy is always welcomed (I found my inspiration -HERE scroll down until you see the light blue can project).
I've used a clean empty food can, covered with cardstock that wraps all the way around the can, just measure the height and around the can plus about 1/2 inch for the cardstock to overlap.
I used my Martha Stewart score board to add score lines on the cardstock before wrapping around the can to give it some fun texture. 
For the tag I pulled out my Mini gel pens that I use in my cricut machine and "drew" the work "THANKS" from the Lacy Labels cricut cartridge.
Then I cut the tag out using again the same Lacy Labels cartridge.  I added black brads to the tag then hot glued the lace (another recycled item) to the top of the cardstock, the glued the cardstock to the can.
I purchased my Mini gel pen holder from Amy Chomas
 I then had fun adding some beautiful flowers from I am Roses.  Inside the can is some yummy trail mix tied up with a bow and another tiny I am Roses rose.
To see more of my post where I have used the Mini Gel Pens and Holder click -HERE.

I'm offering a prize to you...

Independence Day cricut cartridge
To be elegible for this prize...
1. Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already).
2. Leave a nice comment.
3. (optional -but I would love you to) "Like me on my Facebook page -at the top of my blog on the left hand sidebar is my "like" facebook link.

Your Next stop… for the "Save the Earth" Cricut Crawl head over to my friend Sheila, find her at ShelovesshoeS she always has inspiring projects.
Remember when you're done with the crawl (blog hop), make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered in their contest, and remember to make a project using a recycled item along with at least one cricut cut image.

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have so much fun Cricut Crawling and being inspired along the way!


  1. Hi Robin,Your recycled project is BEAUTIFUL!Great job with all the pretty details,and I LOVE the color and the yummy treat!Have a great day!!!:)

  2. Gorgeous! This is beautiful. I love how it turned out!

  3. This is so pretty!! I never would have thought to do this!!
    Kristan (New Follower)

  4. I love the creative texture of using the score board. I never would of thought of that. I am now following and can't wait to see more.

    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

  5. Very beautiful. love the colors and flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  6. i love this its sooo pretty and the colors you used are perfect. thanks so much for sharing im a follower thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Just beautiful, I love the colours you used and the lace is the finale touch! TFS and for the chance to win this cartridge, it would look super good in my scrap room!

  8. Lovely project Robin! I definitely will need to look into some gel pens :)

  9. Beautiful proejct Robin!! I will definitely have to remember this...would never think to use a soup can! This turned out gorgeous-super pretty papers and wonderful embellishments!
    Sherrie K

  10. WOW! That is so pretty Robin! I love the colors and gorgeous flowers you added. You would never know that it was a soup can!
    booger1 at

  11. Your upcycled can is beautiful, Robin! Such a pretty way to give a gift! Love it!

    Saundra :)

  12. Robin, you turned that can into a work of art! Gorgeous! Thank you for the detailed instructions! I am a new follower #844! Please come visit me sometime!

  13. This is really great, Robin! love the colours and vintagy feel!
    Sheila, FCCB DT

  14. Very pretty. Love the score lines.
    suekimmet at gmail dot com

  15. Your project is so beautiful Robin!! From the colors you used, to the beautiful flowers...everything is so perfect!!! Such a great job on your project for the crawl!!

  16. Wow, amazing what you can do with a can. This is awesome & so so pretty! I like the score lines you made in the card stock before adhering to the can. How clever.

    Thanks, janis aka ~JD~

  17. Gorgeous recycled project! Love the paper and score lines. Beautifully decorated! Anyone would be happy to receive this gift!

  18. Robin this is so, so pretty! Love the color and those score lines add so much texture, very nice touch! Beautiful lace and flowers, what a wonderful gift for someone special!

  19. Who would have thunk a simple can could be such a gorgeous gift. Love the score lines, the lace and the gorgeous flowers. Great project.

  20. Great recyled project! Love the great flowers! Already a follower!

  21. Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL project. I definatly need to start doing projects like these. Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Beautiful recycled project Robin. I love the color that u used. I like the idea of the scoring lines to give it some demention.

  23. Love the project - it's recycled and everyone can use it! That makes it perfect in my book. I am a new follower and Facebook fan!

  24. Great idea for it! TFS!

  25. Very nice project! I love the layout of your blog too! So adorable.
    Thanks for sharing.

  26. Robin, this is a beautiful project. I love the score lines in the paper also I love how you used the pens. Thanks for the inspiration. This challenge has been great.

  27. Pretty~Pretty...and like you, sometimes I "need and Like" fast and easy!!

  28. Love your container! I am a new follower and I liked your facebook page as well.

  29. Great idea for recycling a can. Love the roses and the lace. New follower, have been following FCCB for a while. Always great tips and projects.

  30. You are so talented! No one would know that it was a recycled can!
    I love all the great detail, especially scoring the paper for texture. So smart.

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    Cindy :)

  31. So pretty - and you have to love Amy Chomas for giving us original Cricut lovers options!

    Love your designs!

    Lisa -
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

  32. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Love the alteration of the can. I love the embellishments and the gorgeous roses. It will make a perfect little thank you gift.
    Judy- FCCB DT

  34. This is gorgeous, Robin! The score lines add so much! And the word art looks fabulous with the ink. I always forget about my Cricut gel pens. I've got to hunt them out again! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

  35. Love the scoring idea Robin! I'm so going to use this on my next Pringles can that I decorate! Holly :-)

  36. Very pretty. This really does make a great gift idea and once the treats are gone, you could refill it or place it on your desk or craft table. Kathie

  37. Great idea. I love the way you scored to add dimension

  38. Hi...I already receive your wonderful emails! Great idea for gift giving , cool idea to score the back of the paper. I love this project!


  39. I'm a new follower! I love your recycled project, it's beautiful---and who doesn't have those cans??? Great job!

  40. So elegant, Robin!! I would have never guess there was a can under there. :) I'm just now getting to hop, but glad I stopped by!

    Your DT friend,


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