Friday, July 8, 2011

Cricut 360° Blog Challenge #2 ... Thank You

 I am so excited about the response we had to our first Cricut 360° Blog challenge! It was wonderful to see everyone's entry ... you all are seriously talented. After such a great first week, it's appropriate that our next challenge is to create a 'Thank You' card. The only rules: create a circle shaped card and, of course, use your Cricut. Here's what I came up with for this week:


I got my inspiration for this card from Michele Kovack. She is one of the design team members for the Circut Circle blog and she recently did a tutorial on using your Cricut to cut felt. The trick is to stabilize your felt with Heat & Bond or Wonder Under. Then you place it, felt side down, on your mat and cut using a deep cut blade. Two more tricks: tape the edges of the felt to your mat and keep your cuts simple. The felt will shift a little, so intricate cuts won't work well.  

So, to make my card I used my Gypsy and Elegant Edges to create the base out of a cream colored cardstock. Then I cut two mats, one from a peach colored cardstock (using the shadow feature) and one from a patterned paper.  The next layer is a doily that I inked with distress ink and spritzed with Glimmer Mist. The peach is from the Preserves cartridge, cut from three colors of felt. I did some embroidery stitches to dress it up a bit and added a button to the center. My little tag is from Tag, Bag, Boxes & More and my sentiment stamps are from My Pink Stamper (You're a Peach!) and Papertrey Ink (thanks). The felt and cardstock are also from Papertrey Ink.

So, there's your challenge ... I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all create ... and remember, we'll use random.org to select our weekly winner. This week the prize is a paper pad from Echo Park. Also, you just might be chosen as one of our weekly Top 3 and be entered in our monthly giveaway. Have fun creating!!



Thanks for stopping by ...

12 comments:

Sonya said...

Super cute...love that peach! Great job!

my crafting creations said...

I like how you incorporated the stitching to this card. when I first looked I thought the peach was made of felt. Love it.

Creative Diva said...

What a darling card. Fantastic job.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I love the felt on this beautiful card! I would love to get this card too! :)

Daisylove Creations said...

Hi Jo,
What a fabulous card!! I just love how you used the felt technique. I will definitely have to try this out. Very happy to be on the DT with you :0)
Hugs,
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Dayna Sabrina said...

Jo, I am going to have to try that tip on felt. This card is so great, and I am enjoying this challenge blog like none other. Thanks for being a part of it and posting such fabulous projects! You inspire me daily!

BugBites said...

Jo- this is so cute. I really need to try the felt thing. i tried fabric once but got frustrated trying. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sonia said...

I have cut felt with the cuttlebug... like butter... but I have never tried with the Cricut... gotta try one of this days... You did an amazing job at it Jo! I love your card ...HUGS...SK :)

Gerda said...

Hi,
You have made a wonderful creation for the challenge. I love it.
Hugs
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

DebC said...

OH MY! The detail you put into this card is amazing! Its just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Also love the little pinwheel card you just made!
Deb C
bugjuiced.blogspot.com

Leirad a.k.a cuttlebug_fan said...

Jo, WOW your card is gorgeous!!!! Love the felt die cuts and wish I would be brave enough to try cutting felt with my Cricut since I love the look of it. LOOVE IT!!!!

Leirad
leiradcardmarkingcorner.blogspot.com

Sabrina said...

Super cute card, love it! TFS how you did your felt cut. I am intimidated by using anything other than paper on my Cricut! Great colors too!