Monday, September 5, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #76 - Back to School

I'm excited for back-to-school time.  My toddler isn't back in MDO yet, and I'm practically counting the minutes until his first day back.  Mommy is ready for some crafting time!  So this week's theme at Fantabulous Cricut is perfect for my current state of mind -- Challenge Me Monday #76 is Back to School!  You're encouraged to use your "ABCs" and "123s" on your project, too.

My project is a wall-hanging for my son's teachers.  He's in the Peaceful Pandas class this year:

Project Details:
  • Papers - textured cardstock by Bazzil Basics; blue and orange patterns by Recollections; green stripes by American Crafts - Play.
  • Cricut Cuts - panda from Create a Critter, page 58; crayons and glue from Simply Charmed, pages 52 and 54; banner from Birthday Bash, page 63; font for PANDAS from Birthday Bash.
  • Other - googly eyes and white crochet thread from my mom's stash
This panda is a really big critter; I made him fit-to-page, which equaled 11 inches tall.  My son also helped by gluing on the googly eyes.

Join us over at Fantabulous Cricut by adding your back-to-school project.  Happy crafting!


  1. This is so cute! I love this little panda! :)Amy

  2. Great job! Love the panda!

  3. Super cute! I love the name "Peaceful Pandas" as well. I wonder how many of those toddlers are actually peaceful?!

  4. I so want to be in the Peaceful Pandas class. I like your Panda. I like Pandas. Please make me an honorary member of the Peaceful Pandas. What size googly eyes did you use for the 11" Panda?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Awwww, I love this big cuddly guy. He's all ready to get some crafting done, with his crayons and glue. :) I like how you did the banner too. Super cute Jessica!

  6. So cute! I love this wall hanging! I bet your son's teacher was thrilled to receive it!! Great job this week on the challenge!


  7. I love this great use of color front of the black and white
    Have a Happy Labor Day!
    DIANA L.

  8. Your son's teacher is gonna flip when she sees this! Such a great idea :)

  9. The teachers are going to love this! The panda bear is just adorable. I love the banner too!

  10. Love the Peaceful Panda!! Incredibly cute!!
    That is awesome!!
    Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @