Saturday, 9 July 2011

Summer Card

Challenge #82 this week at the Cricut Cardz Challenge Blog, is: 
For challenge #83 make a card with summer apparel or an accessory, using any cartridge and colors you'd like
 Hmmm ... I really wasn't sure what to do with this one. Especially since I haven't even USED my Cricut in weeks and weeks! However, a quick flip through the Kate's ABC handbook and I knew exactly what I wanted to make:

 I thought sunbonnets and butterfly nets are perfect apparel for a summers day! I cut this image at 3", but another time I would cut it larger and mount it on a 5x7" card. This one is an A2 card.

The sentiment stamp is by Hampton Arts, and I stumbled on it at Michaels. Actually there was a whole bin of them and I bought one of each one that appealed to me. For $1.50 each I thought it was a great deal and I have used a couple of them already.

That blue cloud paper? A digital paper from Digital Design Essentials. I printed it on regular computer printer paper just to see how it looked, and decided to keep and use it!

I have seen so many Cricut cut images cut from Bo Bunnies dotted paper and I love the look. Even bought a couple of sheets to use but was a little CHOKED at the price of each sheet and didn't buy very many. So ... I had a look through my older stamps and found some background images that will give card stock some pattern without the cost of the others. 

I also hoard Bazzill card stock, and save all but the tiniest scraps. This light green strip at the bottom of the card came out of the scrap bin. Love it when it works out like that.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Oh Karen, I love love love your card!!! I so want this cartridge :)

    you commented on my blog about the flip flops, thank you for you nice comments...I wanted to tell you that I made a mistake in saying svgcuts. I am so glad you brought this to my attention. I actually got the Free 3-d flip flop box file from, I am so sorry for the mix is the link if you are interested.
    Have a wonderful day :)

  2. OH, this is gorgeous, love the color combo, thanks so much for joining CCC!

  3. Ohhhh I love your card, the colours are fabulous, just so bright and summery. TFS btw thanks for the lovely comment. Julie

  4. Your card is so pretty, love the colors!


  5. I love your card, its so pretty

  6. This is absolutely beautiful The colors and details are perfect!!

  7. Congrats on your new blog! I'm your newest follower! Please stop by to check out my blog too.
    I love your very sweet card. Super charming!
    Hugs, Jenni


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