Coach's Gift Set

Hi everyone!  Well today I am sharing my project that I created for my first post as a Cricut Circle Blog Design Team member.  Anyone who knows me knows that we are huge football fans in the Ghahary house.  To say we are a football obsessed family might be just a tad bit of an understatement.  I think my boys learned to spell J-E-T-S before they could spell cat or dog!  ;)  Not only do we love to watch football, but my oldest son Darian loves to play football and he is lucky enough to have his Daddy as his coach.  I created this “Coach’s Gift Set” with my husband in mind.


To create the altered frame I first covered an unfinished wood frame purchased at a local craft store with green patterned paper.  I used the Sports Mania cartridge (a MUST HAVE for the sports fans out there) to cut the football and grass and popped everything up with dimensional adhesive.  Just a quick tip: the football has some pretty intricate cuts and I found that I needed to cut my image at 2 ½” using the Multi Cut feature to achieve all of the details.  I used the Varsity Letter cartridge to cut the word “COACH” and adhered my letters to a swoosh image also cut from the Sports Mania Cartridge.  A few layered stars complete the look.  Here’s a detail photo of the main part of the frame …


To create the treat container I used the flower pot image from the Cindy Loo cartridge.   I again used the Sports Mania cartridge to cut grass from my green patterned paper and adhered it to the bottom edge of my container using dimensional adhesive.  I used the Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake cartridge to create the layered star tag and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the circle and “#1” sentiment.  This is such a fun and easy gift to make and can be personalized to hold your coach’s favorite treat - I happen to know my hubby loves the new pretzel M&Ms!  ;)


To create the “thank you” card I again used my trusty Sports Mania cartridge to cut the football field background block and helmet.  Is that field not the coolest or what?  Just a quick tip:  the helmet has a lot of intricate cuts and I found that I needed to cut my image at 2 ½” using the Multi Cut feature to achieve all of the details.  I added a rub on sentiment to a strip of white cardstock along with a metal brad as well as a stapled loop of ribbon in the upper left hand corner of my background block for a bit of detail.    Finally a layered star ties the card in with my other items and my coach’s gift set is complete!


Materials Used –

Cindy Loo Cartridge
Lite Varsity Letter Cartridge
Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art Cartridge
Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge
Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge
Sports Mania Cartridge
Cardstock (Core’dinations)
Patterned Paper (Scenic Route)
Staples (Office Supply)
Brad (Making Memories)
Ribbon (Craft Supply)
Rub Ons (Stampin’ Up!)
Pen (Signo)
Frame (Darice)
Dimensional Adhesive (American Crafts)
Adhesive (American Crafts)

Altered Frame –

Cut Football using Sports Mania Cartridge
·      Shadow 2 ½” using white cardstock
·      Layer 2 ½” using dark brown cardstock
·      2 ½” using kraft cardstock

Cut Grass using Sports Mania Cartridge
·      1 ½” using dark green cardstock

Cut Swoosh using Sports Mania Cartridge
·      1 ½” using yellow cardstock

Cut “COACH” using Varsity Letter Cartridge
·      Narrow 1 ½” using white cardstock
·      Narrow Shift 1 ½” using blue cardstock

Cut Stars using Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cartridge
·      Shift using yellow and blue cardstock in varying sizes

Treat Container –

Cut Container using Cindy Loo Cartridge
·      5 ½” using kraft cardstock

Cut Star Tag using Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake Cartridge
·      2 ½ using blue cardstock
·      Shift 2 ½” using yellow cardstock

Cut “#1” using Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
·      Shadow Shift ¾” <3> using dark brown cardstock
·      Shadow 1 ¼” <1> using dark brown cardstock

Cut Circle using Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
·      1 ½” using kraft cardstock

“Thank You” Card –

Cut Football Field Background Block using Sports Mania Cartridge
·      Background 3” using dark green cardstock

Cut Football Helmet using Sports Mania Cartridge
·      2 ½” using dark brown cardstock
·      Layer 2 ½” using blue cardstock

Cut Stars using Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Cartridge
·      Shift 2” using yellow cardstock
·      Shift 1” using blue cardstock

I just want to say thank you for all of the wonderful comments left on my blog yesterday - I loved reading each and every one of them.  There is still plenty of time to enter the giveaway so be sure to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! 

16 comments:

Diana said...

this is SO creative! I REALLY like this as a gift--SOOO fun!

Jen said...

Oh those are so great. I love how you did masculine with layers. Not so spartan as others have done.
Thank you for sharing

joni said...

So adorable!!! My kids learned the phrase GO ARMY BEAT NAVY as their first words! Love these!

LittleAFwife said...

I love that you have a whole coordinating set! So creative, I love the colored frame with the black and white pic. Very nice!

Sara said...

WOW! You really ROCKED this!! This really makes a great gift...bet your hubby is going to LOVE this!!

Lilygirl said...

Love this set!! Great job on the man theme!!

puffinliz said...

Great masculine project! Thanks for a chance to win...

Margret said...

Hello I am a new circle member. I am not much into scrapbooking, but I just love how you coordinated all of your items. Very nice.

Chris Wooten said...

this is so great. i love making gifts to giveaway. thanks for sharing with us

chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

tracy_richball said...

My son used to play football before college. Brings back the BEST memories. And Congrats of course.

Kymberlee said...

I love your attention to detail and spelling out for us exactly how to make this set. Congratulations on making the DT.

Sherri said...

What a great project! TFS! And congratulations on making the design team!!

Brens Designs said...

Wow! Those are soooo cute! What a wonderful idea.

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! This is so fabulous! Love the colors, design and everything about it!

Tiggerzshorty said...

I love how detailed you are!!!

Miranda said...

What an awesome project! I am new to the circle but am loving it so far!

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