alaskan cruise reveal!The story started back at Christmas when my parents had our whole family doing a crazy treasure hunt – jumping jacks, dancing, chanting together until we thought, “What is going on?!” This must be something big! They gave both my sister’s family and mine a box which included moose mix, husky dogs, sleds (which my mom had me personalize for all the grandkids but I had no idea why), binoculars, pretend passports, and lots of ofther things. They wanted my sister and I (they had pre-arranged this with our husbands) to guess what was happening & we really had no clue! They showed us a special book full of pictures of our lives, our parents’ lives and a poem that read WE WERE GOING ON A CRUISE! Needless to say…we were beyond THRILLED!
Reveal basket items:
- husky stuffies for all the kids
- Moose Munch
- pretend passports
- kids’ binoculars
- winter hats for all
- books for all the kids
- sled ornaments
Designing with the CricutSo…time went on and soon school was out. Being the crafty gal I am – I had known I wanted to create some fun items for the trip. My parents live in Oregon, so at the beginning of summer, I brought the kids “home” to stay for 10 days. I also brought along…my Cricut!!
I love my Silhouette Cameo 3, so I’m still getting used to the Cricut software to do everything I want. It all started trying to discover a logo. My mom and sister had various ideas about what it should be like…we tried animals, cruise ships, words, we just couldn’t get it right…but then it came to me – mountains! and I made one like this. My nephew Jackson said he’d like all of our names on the back because we were a “team” – I liked that idea!
I used the logo on many different things we will bring with us on our cruise…permanent vinyl for water bottles. My mom had purchased the water bottles at Costco, and I used Angel transfer paper to stick the design on.
I put names on one side and the logo on the other side.
I bought these trucker hats at Hobby Lobby. I wasn’t quite sure how to iron on a hat, but I looked up some youtube videos and tried it out.
I rolled a towel behind the back, and used my Cricut Easy Press to roll on the design.
The Cricut cuts out the design backwards, then I weeded out the pieces I didn’t need and ended up with a sticker ready to go.