Cricut: DIY Tropical Trio Prints

June 23, 2015

IMG_7289Flamingos are pink. I’ve known that since I was five or so. But then I went to the zoo recently and saw flamingos and let me tell you something: hot damn, flamingos are pink. Like bright pink. Bright pink animals. Bright pink, peoples! Now if that is not the coolest thing in the world, then I just don’t know what is. It’s sort of a shame that it took this long for flamingos to hit the trendy circuit. After all, they are pink!

I sort of wish I could have a pet flamingo, but there is probably some sort of law against that. I don’t think you can walk them on a leash or feed them from a water bowl. There’s no law against papercrafted flamingos though, so that’s what I’m doing. I’m making a trio of wall prints featuring a bright pink flamingo…with gold glitter legs. Because if I ever manage to get a pet flamingo, it will most certainly have gold glitter legs. And I’ll name him Liberace.

What you need:

How to assemble the wall prints:

  1. Use the Cricut Explore to cut the yellow shapes from gold glitter iron on. They are already mirrored, so no need to change them when you cut.
  2. Cut the remaining shapes from green, black and pink cardstock
  3. Assemble the palm tree: Adhere the gold trunk of the palm tree to white cardstock with an iron. Iron works great on paper! Then use glue to adhere the green portion of the tree.
  4. Assemble the flamingo: Iron on the gold glitter portion of the flamingo. Adhere the pink body of the flamingo, then trim away the beak from the black cardstock portion and glue into place
  5. Assemble the pineapple:Trip off the top of the pineapple then use glue to adhere it into place on white cardstock. Iron on the gold portion of the pineapple, a bit of the gold iron on will overlap with the green cardstock.

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12 thoughts on “DIY Tropical Trio Prints”

    1. Kathy -I don’t know where my energy comes from either! Truth is I really just LOVE creating every single project for this blog so I never tire of sharing it with awesome readers like you.

  1. Amber, these are the cutest! They so reminds me of Florida when we visit and stay in vacation homes because these are the types of artwork that are on the walls…flamingos, palm trees and pineapples…this is the first time in years that we will not vacation in Florida. We visit annually because my grandmother lives in Lakeland and it gives us time to spend with her. She is almost 100 years old so we have visited already and plan to make a few more trips soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. We’ll miss you in Florida — although with the summer temps tipping the scale at 100 degrees at 10am, you may be happy to sit out this summer!

  2. Awww, these are just too delightful – maybe I can find something similar in the Silhouette store.
    Thank you for the fab inspiration 😉

    1. I love to hear it when you guys are inspired to create your own version! I’m sure you can hit up the Silhouette store and find something similar! Happy crafting, girl!

  3. These prints are super cute! I never really looked at flamingos, but MFT had a flamingo stamp set and I ended up buying it. All the projects using the stamps and dies were so cute. I haven’t used the stamps yet, but after seeing your post I want to make a flamingo with gold glitter legs. That’s just fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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