Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cricut Challenge 16: Doodlecharms and FCCB Melon #70 Challenge

I am continuing on my personal challenge of making at least one project with each Cricut cartridge I own.  Doodlecharms is one of the older does has some cute seasonal images in it as well as a border, a  flat card feature and even and envelope.  I really need to explore this cartridge a bit more!  There are lots of images...but they are all rather simple...not many layers...just pretty simple.  Cute but not too involved!

It seems like lots of bloggers have been doing melon cards lately...I guess people are wanting reprieve from the heat we are all having...and watermelon seems the perfect treat for hot weather!

I cut the melon out of Papertrey Ink papers at 2 3/4 inches.  I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder, the small scalloped square Nestabilities, a Creative Memories square punch and for all you long time users of Stampin' Up stamps you may recognize the sentiment from a several years old stamp set.  I've sold a lot of my SU stamp sets recently but couldn't part with this cute set! I also tied some baker's twine that Kim, the Basement Stamper, sent me some time ago.  I don't know if you can tell from the photo or not but I used some really small buttons that I tied thread through for watermelon seeds.

I also did a little pen stitching as you can see.  If you can't see it...that's quite all right!

I entered this in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #70 Melon....making a card with a melon or other fruit.

Happy Crafting and Happy Summer and Happy Staying Cool in the Heat!


  1. Watermelons look so good and I like the way you made your border Susan

  2. Adorable! Love all of the polka dot paper! :)Amy

  3. Hi Susan, I love this card, it does look so refreshing.
    I hope you have a wonderful day.

  4. Hi Susan,
    Cute watermellon card, love the papers and the twine border Great!!
    Happy Thursday

  5. This is such a cute card! I need to play with that cartridge again. Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

  6. Like the buttons for watermelon seeds and the twine is a great match.

  7. Great card--I really love the paper you used :)

  8. super cute card and love the addition of the baker's twine ;-) Fruits, they are all the rage right now.

  9. Yet another GREAT card! I really like that pin stitching.

  10. Really cute card! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  11. Your card is super cute!! I love the polka dots and the embossing!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  12. Your card is PERFECT in every way. Love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

    Happy Craftin'!


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