Friday, July 1, 2011

Cricut 360° Challenge #1 ... Invitation

Yah, I'm so excited ... it's finally here ... the first challenge for the new Cricut 360° Challenge blog! To get started, we've created invitations to invite you to come and play along with us.

For my card, I used white cardstock from PaperTrey Ink to make a 6"x6" base. The frame was cut using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, embossed using the Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder and then lined with some polka dot paper from Stampin' Up. The balloons and the Cricut head were cut using Cricut Decals, which is one of the 'built-in' cartridges on the Expression 2. I used my computer to print the sentiments and then inked the edges of the balloons and added crochet thread for the strings. All the images on my card are 'pop dotted' to give it some dimension.

I hope you like my little card ... now it's your turn. For more inspiration, hop on over to the Cricut 360° Challenge blog to see what the other design team members have created ... you'll be very impressed. When you get to the blog, be sure to click on the 'Rules' tab at the top of the page. That's where you'll find all you need to know about our challenges.

Wait, there's more: We have a prize this week. We will use to select a winner from this week's participants. Up for grabs ...

a 6"x6" Life of the Party paper pad from Basic Grey.

And even more: each week the Design Team will pick three weekly favorites. Those selected will receive a badge to display on their blog. Then, at the end of each month the Design Team will select a monthly winner from the weekly favorites, and that winner will receive prize, too! How much fun is that!!

So, get busy ... I can't wait to see what you all make!

Thanks for stopping by ...


Sonya said...

Super cute!!!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I love the embossing and how you added emotion to each balloon! I'm looking forward to being on the DT with you!


Leirad a.k.a cuttlebug_fan said...

Your card is very cute!!

Daisylove Creations said...

Your card is so cute, love that little Cricky! The sentiments on the balloons are a great idea. Glad to be a part of DT with you.

Sherrie K. said...

Cute card!
Sherrie K

Creative Diva said...

Cute invitation Jo. Isn't your Cricut just too adorable. Glad to be on the DT with you.


Lisa said...

Love the big balloons! This is super cute!

Anonymous said...

This is a vary fun card Jo... love all the colors and every detail you added to make the perfect sample for the CRICUT 360º challenge. Glad to have you in the DT. HUGS...SK :) AKA Scraps 4 Fun

DebC said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing and glad to be on the DT with you!
Deb Crowder

Miranda said...

Adorable! TFS
Miranda :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is SOOO cute!!!! LOVE how you inked up the balloons!!! I'm so glad to be one the Design Team with you!!! ~ Heather

Touch of Tewshay said...

Cute Card...balloons always represent some sort of celebration!
Luv your idea of using them for a invitation to come and join the fun!

Raina said...

Your card is just too cute! I love everything about it! So festive for a birthday!

Thanks for stopping by my blog too! You're a sweetheart!

Raina's Favorite Crafty Things

L.B. said...

very cute invite. now i have to go check out cricut 360