Thursday, February 24, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

When you think of St. Patrick's Day, the image that comes to mind is a shamrock. Well the challenge this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge is to make a card using any Cricut cartridge but NO SHAMROCKS!

I put my creative cap on and came up with this card. I started with the hand cut from the Designers' Calendar Cricut cartridge and added a lime green bow to serve as a reminder to everyone to wear green. I then used my Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge to cut a banner out of black cardstock with the words "wear GREEN on 17" which I then mounted on lime green background paper. Green bling was added to give a feminine touch to the wrist.

I noticed that most of my other team mates at CCC used the Irish leprechan in their projucts but I tried to do something a little different. I hope you get some inspiration from my efforts not follow the typical rainbow to the pot of gold.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day

Have you ever thought about Valentine's Day and not assumed everything to be red? Well at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week, the call is to made a card for this special day but using only blue, green and while ONLY. It kind of turns your thinking upside down doesn't it.

I started with the bird cage cut from a metallic blue/grey card stock using the Cricut Serenade cartridge. The song bird was also cut using the same cartridge. I had used some blue marble designer paper that I used as the backdrop for the card. The birdcage is sitting on a "ledge" made of white cardstock punched with a Fiskar's edge punch and stamped a line of hearts in blue ink. I also stamped the sentiment "i love YOU" inthe same blue ink. Small white hearts floating out from the birdcage were cut using the Cricut Wild Card cartridge. The finishing touch was to add a simple lime green satin ribbon to the top of the birdcage. Voila! A Valentine's Day card without using red can be done successfully.