Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Challenge to DIE for!

It was once again my turn to be LSC hostess over on SCS. I had sooo much fun making these cards. I have had my Cricut for a few years, but don't drag it out and use it NEARLY as often as I should. Every time I use it I wonder why I don't use it more often!!

The challenge was for players to create a card or project where a diecut was the focal point. They could use a diecut machine, like the Cricut or Cuttlebug (or Big Shot or Wizard, etc.), or punches, which are essentially mini diecuts. Chipboard was also used by several people. I hadn't really even thought of that 'til after I saw some samples . . .

I have to admit I absolutely LOVE my Storybook Cricut cartridge! It has OODLES of lovely and amazing things on it. Both of these cards were created using it . . . I was thrilled to discover that Rich Razzleberry matches wonderfully with my good old Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon (it looks even better in real life!)!

Stamps: Short & Sweet
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, River Rock, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Cricut Storybook Cartridge, Cuttlebug Mesh Texture embossing folder, Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, small oval punch

The inspiration for this second card came because my good friend, Melissa (toknighton on SCS) had a new baby girl on Thursday morning . . . Welcome, Marah!! Isn't this swirly design just AWESOME??? It kinda looks like a butterfly, I think (although I DO have butterflies on the brain, so maybe my imagination in this area is more tweaked than normal).

Stamps: Short & Sweet
Paper: Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Storybook Cricut cartridge, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, scallop oval, large oval, modern label and word window punches, EK Success diamond scallop edge punch, white polka dot organza ribbon, glue dots

And finally, Amelia, my darling daughter, created this FUN Spongebob card as a sample for the challenge. Isn't it adorable??? She hand-drew and cut out the letters herself! (Apparently there is an episode of Spongebob where he sings a "FUN" song and these are the letters that show up whie he is singing it!)

Stamps: Do the Hula
Paper: Coo Caribbean, Summer Sun, Bermuda Bay, Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Basic Black, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Cool Caribbean, black marker
Accessories: Cricut Spongebob Squarepants cartridge

2 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wendy, this was such a fun challenge! You girls did an awesome job on the samples!!! (I'm a huge Sponge-Bob fan!!!)

Makiko Jones said...

OMG!! All cards are so beautiful and fun!! I have to look into Sponge-Bob cartridge ;) He is so funny!!