December 21, 2010

The Polar Express...

**UPDATED Gypsy file now available below!!!**

Hello my crafty friends, and Merry Christmas to you all! This is Kristy from craftin-on-my-door and I am super excited to be sharing here today at She's a Sassy Lady! Thanks Sheila  for the opportunity!

My family and I just returned {yesterday} from the Polar Express, We went with some friends of ours and had a fantastic time! While we were there we visited the gift shop. My friend Shannon found an adorable scrapbook kit, but it was a little over priced if you know what I mean. She really wanted it for the "Believe ticket." That's when I thought...I can make that on my Gypsy!!!! So, during the ride home I designed with the help of my G!

Here's the golden ticket:
And here are the layout pages:
I started by using a ticket on the Fabulous Finds cart, and used the hide feature to hide the inside cut. It was a little too chubby so I "unlinked" the w/h and set it at 9.88"w x 4.53"h. Then, I used Cherry Limeade for the BELIEVE. It was sized at 1.94" and then tilted at 9.00.
I placed BELIEVE in the middle of the ticket.
For the hole punched effect I used a circle from Accent Essentials and sized it at .22". This is the part that took FOREVER, but we had a 4 1/2 hour trip home so I had the time! I copied and pasted circles into each letter until I got the look I was looking for. Then I deleted the actual letters and grouped all of circle letters together.
I made two, one for my friend Shannon and one for myself.
For the train I used the Christmas cart. The train and blackout train were cut out at 2.65"h. The cars and blackout cars were cut at 2.41"h. Then, I attached a light yellow strip of paper behind the windows. These were cut at 1" x 3".
The bells are also from the Christmas cart. They were cut at 1.24"h. The band and bow were on the same key together so I took turns hiding one and then the other so that I could cut them in different colors. I made the band a little larger and cut them at 1.31"h, and the the bows at 1.27"h.
I also made a wreath for the front of the train. This was done using the Christmas cart, and was cut at 1.50"h.
For the title I used Plantin Schoolbook at cut it at .84"h. (This font matched the actual title the best.)
Here are some pictures of the pages getting put together:





Like I said we just got back yesterday (Monday) afternoon, so I have not had time to print my pics yet. There is a 5 x 7 of my Little Stinkerbella and her friend Emma sitting on Santa's lap. (Of course Stinkerbella is SCREAMING!) Here are a couple of the pics that I will be ordering to add to these pages:

I would love to share my Gypsy file with all of you, but can not figure out how to attach it?! If anyone would like it and can walk me through the process I would be more than happy to edit this post and add the file! (Thanks Cher for your help!!!!)It took a TON of time, but let's just consider this my Christmas gift to all of you! :) Happy Holidays, thanks for visiting today, and thank you for all of your lovely comments! <3 Kristy

***Here is the Gypsy download  Polar Express Gypsy Download

If you download the file please leave me a comment on my blog HERE :) This way I will know how many people are interested in more Gypsy downloads!

18 comments:

GabyCreates.com said...

Just beautiful Kristy! this is a LO I would love to scraplift... placing pictures of watching the movie or reading the book to my grandbabies since I do now know when I will go visit! TFS
Gaby
Oh, sorry... I love your creativity with the ticket, wreath on train and paper choice overall!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Kristy this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE everything about it, from the ticket to the train the little wreath and the heading with the bell! I just love it. It looks like you had a great time too. Thanks for sharing your great tutorial with us today too.

Cher~ said...

Love this Kristy. I love all the detail you put into this layout and I LOVE LOVE the punched look you created with your BELIEVE title. I'd be more than happy to help you with your file if you want.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing

Jennifer said...

WOW!!! This looks amazing! I love the ticket, and the train looks great!! TFS

aud1inok said...

LOVE it! Your layout is gorgeous and takes me right to my memory of Polar Express.

Lesley from WI said...

This is gorgeous! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi said...

OMG, this is just beautiful. I would love the file if you are willing to share it. We did a Polar Express showing at our church christmas party and they kids got to go to stations and do different projects that went with the movie during the breaks in the show and this would be the perfect layout for my pics. bobbim1271[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Lisa said...

WOW Beautiful. Great job, that is so awesome that you took the time to do that.

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous!! Love the ticket and the wreath on the engine!

mforquer said...

Fabulous LO!!! Oh my gosh love the jingle bells! Great job!
Hugs
M

CathyinMN said...

Kristy, this is a wonderful LO. I love it! TFS!

Linda Therrien said...

wow - what a great layout - LOVE IT!!!

Kristy said...

Thanks for all of your kind comments! And Thanks Cher for helping me upload the file! I hope you all enjoy!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is an absolutely amazing layout!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

Beth(thunderbirdlindy) said...

Cute cute cute layout, I love this!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [22 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anna said...

Thank you so much!!!