Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sesame Street Seasons layout- Summer Sun

Happy Saturday everyone. 
If you are here for the Tristan Birthday Bloghop Click on this link.  
This is also the  day for my  post for the Sweet Sassy Design Team . So please enjoy this project too.

Hi everyone this is Suzanne from  Cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.   For the Design Team challenge this week at SweetSassy Diva we were asked to use a cartridge that started with the letter of our name.  I chose Sesame Street Seasons for two reasons.  One I hadn't used it yet and two I knew it would have Summer cuts for a fun layout.   The patterned paper I used was a huge stack I bough a couple of years ago when I first got my E from Me and Big Ideas.   
 I first cut out all the characters I wanted to use.   All the cut sizes are below  the pictures. I then took cardstock and tore it across Fiskars edge and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.   I did this in pieces and overlapped using the embossed and deembossed sides to give different texture.  
Next I laid out the vellum I got at the local LSS.  It is called Beach Fun by American Traditional Designs.  I then punches out an edge in yellow polka dot paper with a wide MS punch and glued all these pieces down.  
Next I got out my chalk, Smooch ink, and Stickles I thought I might use.  
Here is the close up of Ernie and the Cookie Monster.  If you look closely you can see how I chalk around cuts, used Stickles and Smooch Ink.  I love how using Smooch Ink gave the characters the look of fur, etc. 
For the cookie monster I pop dotted the inner tube.  I didn't like the way his paws looked so I cut them out with an exacto knife to pull them out over tube.  I also used googly eyes for all the characters and even the little duck Ernie is holding.  
In addition for Elmo I used plastic from one of my cart boxes to give it the look of a real snorkel mask.  
I cut out the beach ball for Big Bird to hold, trimmed around his wings to make it look more like he was holding the ball.     
 Each word is cut out one time in pattern paper and two times in plain cardstock.  I then pop dotted the words  on two layers.  I also used chalk on the edges of words.   The last thing I did was fill the center of the sun with buttons.  I have seen this on projects in magazines and always thought it was cool so I thought this was a great project for this idea.  
Cut sizes:
Big Bird 7 ", the other characters 5 ", Summer word 1.75 ", Sun word  3.5 ", hot word 2 " ball 3 ". Sun 5 ".

Hope you liked this project and tutorial.  Let me know if you have any questions and wishing you all a wonderful fun filled Summer.


  1. Super cute layout! I want to lift this for my granddaughter's layout! Thanks for the inspiration!