For the next two weeks Bitten by the Bug 2 will have a masculine theme. I made these favors to hand out to the fathers in our church (and the other church that shares our building) on Father’s Day.
Since I was making 20 of them, I needed something fairly easy, but also something that they could use. I happened to need a keychain flashlight to replace mine that had broken and came across these on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SGDLD3J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I thought they would make a nice useful present for the men. Searching Pinterest, I came across the sentiment and it clicked that I could use the key chain somehow with a lighthouse. I searched Design Space and the lighthouse from the Life is a Beach cartridge. It seemed perfect. I sized it to be 5 1/2 ” tall and to fill in the white stripes (which were just open in the original cut) I took the yellow layer, made a duplicate, changed the color and hid most of the contours so that it looked like this.
By putting the solid image behind the main one and grouping them, I was able to flatten the image with solid stripes. Flattening the image and making a print, then cut saved a lot of time when putting them together. The poem was done on Word and printed on my printer. Distress Ink was applied around the edges. The lighthouse was glued in place and my Crop-a-dile was used to punch a hole in the open space of the lighthouse top. Washi tape held the keychain in place and allowed it to be squeezed to let the light shine.
It really looks great when lighting it up.
Here is the back with the keychain flashlight taped in place.
Make sure to add your own masculine project using your Cricut and link it up at Bitten by the Bug 2 by July 4. – Denise