It is high baseball season at out house. I've got two boys, who are each on two teams (league and an all stars traveling teams). Because they are a year apart, they are on different teams. It's pretty much baseball 24/7! So when my office bought a chair for an auction benifiting a local Retirement Home Foundation - I knew it had to be baseball themed! The chairs are clear pine when we get them and we have free reign to decorate them however we want. Here is what I came up with!
After I painted it, I used the Gypsy font & Pooh font for the "lil' Slugger in white vinyl.
I used brown and white vinyl for the diamond which I cut from the Baseball cartridge. I did alter the diamond a bit on my gypsy. I used the new "hide contours" feature, because the original cut had base lines and I didn't want them to show. I had to cut the vinyl (in between the slats) after I put it on the chair. A bit tricky but it worked perfectly.
The decals on the back are actually images I found on the internet, which I printed (mirror image) on to tranparencies. I then just "rubbed" them on to the wood and clear coated the to make them stay put.
I am quite pleased with how this turned out. I am going to hang a little tiny glove on the arm of the chair and a tiny little baseball cap on the top. I hope it gets lots of bids and makes lots of money for the foundation!
Oh and I also cut out vinyl base balls with my boys names and numbers for the back of my van. Gotta be representin', right? My daughter is in choir and band, so I gotta show her some love too! I did all of these with my gypsy. The balls are from the Sports Mania cartridge and the font is the Pooh font. Sarahs is from the Hannah Montana cartridge. Man, I love my cricut!
Sharing my passion for paper one piece at a time! I am mom to three great teenagers and married to a wonderful man, who supports my scrapping obsession/hobby (support = control of the tv remote)! I work full time out side the home and scrap because I love to!