two words you don’t normally hear together. until now.
next step was to make the watermelon…i decided i wanted to put just one larger one on the kraft paper bag, but then i also needed a smaller one for the card. i started off with a 12″x 12″ sheet of scrapbook paper – in kelly green. basically to make a watermelon, i needed to start with a large circle…i pulled out my plantin schoolbook cricut cartridge and cut a 7″ diameter circle (and for my smaller watermelon for the card, i cut a 5″ diameter circle too). once i had these, they needed to be cut in half to give me the start of my watermelon slice. one of my other must-have tools is a fiskars 12-inch bypass guillotine paper trimmer which came in handy to cut my slices (sounds super creepy and dangerous, i know. what i can say is this: this thing is always stored 8′ off the ground at all times. and is never used around little ones with curious hands.)
once we had the green slice, i did the same steps with white scrapbook paper…this time cutting a 6″ and a 4-1/2″ circle, and cutting in half the same way. same for the bright pink, cutting a 5-1/2″ and a 4″ circle out of the pink to give us our watermelon.
of course, watermelon isn’t complete without some seeds, and it just so happened that i was able to cut out some black leafs from my cricut give a hoot cartridge, that with a little trimming, gave perfect watermelon seeds.