Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lego Mini-fig Head and a Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to the Cricut Crafts Blog Hop!!
 If you've come from Heather at Paper Junkieyou are in the right place! If you just came across the hop, please start at the beginning over at Jenny's Blog, Crazy About Cricut.

Okay, time for my project:


My son, Bryce, just celebrated his 11th birthday and his favorite thing right now is LEGOS!!! Do you have one of those kiddos too??

Anyway, I designed a Lego Mini-figurine head card for his birthday. While there is no Lego Cricut Cartridge, I had to come up with something....

Using my Gypsy, I combined some images from both Robotz and a couple periods and 1/2 of a parenthesis from Plantin School Book for the smiley mouth. I welded two of the Robotz image, flipping one upside down, to create a shape very close to the shape of a Lego Mini-Fig head.

I set the file up to cut the face (with the eyes and smile cut outs) on the left and the background face piece of the right. The card base was set-up on layer 2 on my Gypsy. I welded two of the background pieces together to form the folded base.

Here you can see all the parts ready for assembly. I sized the head to be 4 1/4" wide and just over 5 1/2" tall, you'll see why in just a couple steps.

So, I folded the base and I was ready for assembly. Like the Create a Critter carts, this card became very easy to assemble. :)

See, easy and quick assembly. :) Okay, so the bottom bump (called studs) on the Lego Mini-Fig head was a little long... so I used my paper trimmer to cut the card to 5 1/2" so it can fit in a standard A2 card. Don't forget to round the corners with a corner chomper or just by hand.

I added some details and doodling with my Sakura White Gel Pen.

Then, using the same face files, sized to 1", I made some Mini-fig confetti to put inside the card. Since Bryce was turning 11, his card was filled with 11 little friends. :)

If you'd like the Gypsy file for this cute little Mini-fig card, please let me know. I'd be happy to share.

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24 comments:

teachdanz said...

This is awesome!! My youngest daughter is a Lego fanatic :-) Missed seeing posts from you!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a cute idea! I love the way you used your gypsy to weld it. I am not quite there yet with the tech use of my gypsy. Still experimenting...
Hugs,
Georgia

scrapqueen141 said...

Love your card. I hope it's ok, I pinned your card - just may have to scraplift that one sometime. Thanks for the hop!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Super cute! Perfect for a lego party!

Stacey
http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Wandy said...

Wow simply amazing! Makes me want a gypsy! lol! thanks for the info and Happy bday to your Son!
Hugs, Wandy ♥

Crafting on Caffeine said...

very cute and great way to use the gypsy.

Boots And Bling Time said...

Love this! My son loved his Legos too....great idea...I don't have a Gypsy but I am going to try to create this in the Cricut Craft Room....great hop!
Hugs!

mamawcindy said...

Great Card,My Grandson Loves Lego's to. Great Job, Don't you just Love your Gypsy? I know I Love mine. Thanks for Sharing. I'm already a follower. :0)

Janet said...

Great design I love it I have a Lego loving grandson this would be great for his next BD. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Emily Daniels said...

How cute and creative!! I love it!!

Roseanna C said...

Sooo cute!! So creative to piece together to come up with the lego.
thanks for the inspiration.

lindaplus3 said...

Very talented. My son is 22 today but boy did he love his Legos!!! :)

Creative M said...

Totally Cute!!
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Cathy said...

how cute, my grandsone would love this, he is so into legos right now.
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Pamela Lash said...

I am sure your son will love the Lego card and confetti - such a clever idea!!
Cyberhugs..........Mama LoveBug

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What an awesome project !! As a mother of three boys , who love Legos , this would come in handy for sure !! I love it !! Thank you for sharing this fun project !

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

Super cute and very clever! Totally awesome legos I must say. TFS!

Buho Scrapper said...

wONDERFUL! I LOVE LEGOS! =D

Vickie said...

This is kewl My neice's husband loves Legos.

Lori Comeau said...

Adorable.
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crazyaboutcricut said...

Such an amazing idea!! Awesome tutorial, thanks for including it! You always have such great projects, and thanks for joining me in this hop!

marg0006 said...

Cute project!

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snowdraak said...

Very cute!
I would love to have this file. Thanks for sharing.
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Kathy said...

Super cute card! Love that you created the Lego head form other parts, how creative! My son and daughter both love Legos, and I love that they have sets for girls now.