Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Creating Cricut Wall Decorations for My Nephew's Hospital Room

My two year old nephew, Dustin, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  (You can read more about what our family has been facing in my post Team Dustin ~ Prayers and Pixie Dust)  Being so far away from him, I had to do something to feel like I was helping, since I couldn't be there in person.  I decided what better way to send a little love than to create some wall decorations for his hospital room.  His two favorite characters are Elmo and Mickey Mouse.  I have all the Disney cartridges, so the Mickey ones I got right to work on.  I had no Elmo or Sesame Street cartridges, so I headed right to eBay and ordered every one I could get my hands on.  Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of the Mickey wall hangings because as soon as they were done, the kids and I headed straight to the post office with the wall hangings, as well as a collection of different things they could use to hang them on the walls (I wasn't sure what the hospital allowed, so anything I found from 3M products to tacky putty, I bought!).  But I used my Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge to create Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald.

As soon as my first Sesame Street Cricut cartridge arrived I got to work on Elmo wall hangings.  Here is what the kids and I created for some summer fun decorations (and I plan to send a set for fall and winter too!):

I used the cartridge Sesame Street Seasons.  I created Elmo at 9", Big Bird at 11", Cookie Monster at 10" and Zoey at 8.5".  

The Team Dustin sign was created for his door.  I used the Sesame Street Font Cartidge and cut Elmo at
7.5" and the font at 1.25".   They are using the Team Dustin term on all their t-shirts, fundraising events and anything else you can think of.  Dustin is definitely a fighter and we know he is going to beat this!

Go Team Dustin!!!  
Please keep him in your prayers!  
He can use all the support he can get right now!

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