Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Train Frame

Happy Sunday

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.

Today I wanted to share with you all a Christmas Train Picture frame:)

This project took me days to complete and I was not as happy with the end results as I had hoped to be.

I used a couple of cricut cartridges to make the project.




I used the cricut craft room to make it:)

The trains are from the B Is For Boy Cricut Cartridge. I did cut the train a bit different by using hide contour to hide some parts that I did not want on the train. And I grouped a square in three places so it would cut out a spot for the pictures.
I used cereal box in the middle and coved both the front and the back with heavy card stock.
I flood filled the train with colors from the Mr. Frosty Imagine Cricut Cartridge.

I cut the track using Cricut Pop Up Neighborhood cartridge and flood filled it with a basic black.
I cut the tracks four times and glued all four pieces together to give the tracks some dimension.

The tree is from The Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge. Flood filled with basic colors. I also cut several layers of card stock to make the tree sturdy.
The hills in background is from the Give A Hoot Cartridge too:)

I mixed glitter and flock together and applied it on the tree, the hill, the ground, and the tracks to give it a snow like effect.

Added some embellishments and I was done.

Oh I also cut white card stock and bent it slightly on one side. Glued the hill to it and the tracks and stuff so that the frame would stand up on its own.

It was a lot of fun to try something different but I am not 100 percent pleased at how it turned out. But definitely a learning experience and I hope each time I try something different it comes out better each time.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek:)



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33 comments:

Pat N. said...

Chris, I think it's adorable! You did a great job, and so neat to have a 3-d item that is so useful! Super job!--Pat N.

L.B. said...

Chris, what a fun frame. Love the colors and the buttons.
http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

I think it's super cute!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, Chris this turned out so awesome!! I love the train with buttons for the wheels. Such cute details! TFS!
I need to find a little time to get over to the Cricut craft room..sounds like fun!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Creations by Shirl said...

I know that I would give this 100%, this is totally awesome Chris.... love all those little detailings you did to this train frame..Very unique and pretty....

loving3boys1girl said...

I know you're not completely happy with it but it is super cute!!

~Tracy

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

How could you not be happy with this? I love that it is 3D and how clever to use a shape to make this frame!!! The button detail and snow are perfect!

This is so cute. Gonna pin it and use this idea!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun! Great project!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am going to have to agree with everyone, this is just ADORABLE... i don't think it could be any cuter...

Tanya said...

Chris this is super adorable! I know how you feel when a project doesn't turn out exactly as planned, but this is wonderful! Love the fun holiday colors and patterns. And how smart are you to figure all this out in the Cricut Craft Room? I think it's just perfect!

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet creation Chris! I think it turned out darling! Cute pics too :)

Kimberli said...

Wow Chris, how neat is this!! Fantastic job, love it!! Your boys are handsome as always! :)

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Chris, I love this train frame!!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely Adorable!!! :-)

Amy said...

I love how it turned out- what a perfect Christmas decoration frame! :)Amy

Jessica said...

Chris, I think it is wonderful!
:O)
Jessica

Cindy said...

Chris, I think this is a wonderful Christmas Train!! You did a fabulous job. I got a Cricut a few months ago, and haven't even used it yet!! Shame on me!! Thank you for visiting my blog. Come back again!!

Maria said...

I thnk your frame turned out great!

scrappinC said...

Chris ~ Such a cute idea. Love the Christmas train. The pics are adorable. The tree is wonderful and I love the colors you choose for the engine.
Sorry I haven't been by in a while have been super busy.
TFS!
Cindy Lou

RoseAnn's Thoughts said...

I think this is adorable and super cute! Great job :)

Lolis said...

Your train is supercute! So perfect for the season! Hugs!

Trish and Treasure said...

I love how you recycled some Cereal Box to create this train very ingenious and these cartridges are great. Love your train it's fantastic, very imaginative adding your boys!Really great project!

Cely said...

that is soooo cool! i tried playing with CCR but i don't know how to use all the bells and whistles. :(

Patty Sumner said...

That is absolutely the cutest. To think, I gave aways all my scrapbook supplies in our last move. I just did not have room for it. A lady in the church we were leaving was an avid scarpbooker. I gave it to her. She was so excited. I love your stuff. Blessings!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful creation
I love it .

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I love that! Great idea!

Michele said...

This is soooooo cute! Love it!

Esther said...

Wow!!! This is so cute!!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

jillb said...

Wow! this is an amazing project - just love it!!

xx Jill B

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love this fun & fabulous project. :)

Rosie said...

What a great idea1!
love it


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www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I think this is so creative and absolutely adorable, Chris! I love the buttons on the wheels! Fabulous project!! :D

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Staying Crafty said...

Personally I think it looks fabulous! I do know how it feels to get something in your head and than not have the project turn out how you envisioned, but I think this one is a knockout :)

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