Well our challenge this week at Dilly Beans is Robots, and it seems I just can't get enough. I had this ancient Scenic Route DP I'd been hoarding and thought it would make an adorable party invitation for a boy. I used #436 Gear Robot, #435 Sparks Robot, and removed the frame from #437 Bolt Robot Framed so they would all look alike. They are colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The invitation pocket and invitation itself were cut on the Cricut with my CTMH Artiste cartridge. (Can't seem to get enough of that either. LOL)
Here's the shaped invitation pulled out of the pocket (also cut with Artiste). That happy guy is #439 Wired Robot Framed. Doesn't he look excited! I used DS to fit a gear from Artiste to fit over the mat. The bolts were punched from a piece of mat metallic card stock that was embossed with one of the Cricut Companion Robotz set. I stacked the embossed punches with plain ones to give them dimension since I didn't have appropriate brads both here and on the front corners of the mat. Kinda loved how that turned out and cheap, too.
The back side of the invitation has the room for the pertinent information as well as some cool gears, also cut from Artiste. Like I've been saying all along, there's something for everyone on this cartridge. (Steampunk, anyone?) I finished the back side of the pocket envie with the embossed cut out from the Cuttlebug Cogs and Wheels Embossing Plus folder. Be sure to stop by Dilly Beans Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's fab creations and the Shop to see all of the new Halloween stamps and MORE Robots. And if I haven't convinced you with my projects, please visit my dear friend and DT sister Susan's Blog to see more great example of the fabulous things you can do with this cart. View more cool CTMH stuff HERE on her website.
Although this isn't as elaborate as most of my shaped cards, I'm also entering this in Charisma Cardz Shaped Card challenge (and thank them very much for choosing me among the Top 3 last week), Divas by Design for a Child, Celebrate the Occasion Getting in Shape, Use it Tuesday Anything Goes (my beloved Scenic Route DP which I still shudder thinking that I actually CUT into it!), and Hooked on Crafts Cards for Men (I'm assuming boys are ok since the DT had boy cards, too).