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Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge - Turtle Key Chain


This adorable little Modge Podged Key Chain is my entry for the My Pink Stamper 2011 Design Team Call. I am so super excited that Robyn is allowing all of us to try out for 2 spots on her team. I would be totally flattered and more than excited if my little creation is chosen.

The challenge was to make something using your favorite cartridge, so I chose my favorite cartridge and cut...and also to use Robyn's favorite colors, brown, green and pink!!!

So...how I made this turtle:

I cut the turtle from Create a Critter at 2 inches. I cut the base layer in brown paper 6 times. Then I cut the base layer in pink 1 time. I cut the layer 1, one time in pink and then the layer 2, three times in the green. I skipped layer 4. I put a pink layer base first, then the 6 browns, then the top pink layer that has the face cut out. I then put two green shells on the front and one on the back. This makes it nice and thick for a key chain.

I adhered all layers together using my zig two way glue pen. It works great for this. After all the layers were together I took the Zig and went around all the edges with the glue, just to be sure that the layers would not try to separate when I was using the Modge Podge.

The sentiment came from My Pink Stamper, Love-alicious set which is so cute! I stamped it using Evergreen colorbox ink and then used clear embossing powder and my heat gun to emboss it. Then I matted it on the brown paper and adhered that to the shell.

To decorate the shell I used tiny little hearts made using a Fiskars quarter inch punch. They worked out great for this. The hole for the key ring to fit through was made using a normal hole punch, but I punched one hole at a time while doing each layer.

The eyes were covered with the green bling and then I added some also to the feet and tail. The flower was made using two small flower punches I have and then a bling added to the center. I used a black Micron pen to add the eye lashes and then a green metallic gelly roll pen to add the bright green stitching.

I then layered Modge Podge on, doing one half at a time, then letting it dry and working on the other half. I made sure to get all edges really well and did a couple of layers. The result is a shiny, glossy, strong key chain that will be water proof and hold up. People can use these on their keys or just to hang from a purse or bag as a little decoration! I really love to use my Cricut and Crafting skills to make things other than just cards sometimes, and this is a new favorite! The possibilities are endless with all the cartridges as to how many key chains I could make!

It takes about an hour to make one of these little guys, so worth the time invested!

I hope that Robyn likes my project as well as all my readers!

25 comments:

SlomoMom said...

Really cute! Could do jewelry also! Good luck! Happy New Year.

Nikki T said...

I adore it. You are so talented and I hope you get chosen for Robyn's design team, good luck.
Nikki

Crafting Katie said...

That is so adorable, Christina! Good luck!

Savahanna said...

OMG this is so super cute. What a great idea. I never thought about a keychain

the cricutologist said...

O my goodness! This is adorable! I'll be making some of these! Great job! I've been following your blog for a while now, love your cards! Come by for a visit some time. Happy New Year!

the cricutologist said...

Thanks for commenting and following.

Cricutting Wendy said...

VERY cute! I am a follower now so I'll look forward to seeing what's next.

Good Luck!

Cricutting Wendy

Helen said...

This is adorable!! Good luck!

girlia said...

Truly adorable

Glenda said...

How cute and unique! Love the bling!!I must try something like this!! Thanks for your inspiration!
Good luck!
Glenda
http:glendascards.blogspot.com/

pattyk said...

wonderful key chain -thanks millierose651@aol.com

Craftyhomemade said...

Great idea and so cute.

Indira

LilGreenBug said...

How cute!!!! That is just the sweetest keychain ever!!

Hugs and good luck!!

Tanya said...

Oh this is so super cute! Never thought about doing a keychain, I done a dog bone ornament with the similar method you used here. :)

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is so fun! I absolutely love the colors.

Cindy Stark said...

THAT IS SO FLIPPIN' CUTE...I just got a 2 months ago my first tattoo and it's a turtle. My nickname was turtle as a child...I totally need to get me one of those key chains.

SO CREATIVE!!

Denise G said...

So very pretty that turtle is. Love it. Hope you make the MPS design team. Best of luck.

Staying Crafty said...

So sweet :)

Regal said...

i LOVE this!!! such a clever idea!!! i need to try it now! lol

Kelly said...

Wow, I love it!! I bet Robyn picks you. what a great job.

DORCAS said...

Fabulous job christina! Wishing you the best!
~Dorcas

SweetSassyDiva said...

Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at
http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! I think this is cute and my cousin has the nursery using this turtle. :)

Great way to start the year!

We are doing a blog hop tomorrow and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So cute!!! Good luck!!! :-)
-Sam :-)

CarrieAnne said...

This is so original! I haven't seen a key chain made from a Cricut cut before. I am so making one of these (but I will be sure to give you the credit for the ingenious idea)!!!

Jarna said...

It is AWESOME! Good luck!

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