Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cricut Challenge 20: Forever Young and FCCB Challenge 71...You Gotta Have Friends!

Remember the song "Friends" by Bette Midler...(showing my age here) was popular when I was in college in the 70s.  We used to sing it in our dorm.  "You gotta have friends."

I'm fortunate....I have some wonderfully close friends and am grateful for each one.   

I made this card tonight celebrating friendship with the Forever Young cartridge (another knocked off in my personal challenge...Yay Me!) which is a cartridge I've had for some time and never used.  I am also entering it in the FCCB #71 "Let's Be Friends" Challenge.

I made this card which is a scraplift of a card in the June/July issue of Cricut Magazine.  I used printed papers from My Minds Eye (Grand Vignettes) and some paper scraps of red and white.  The ribbon is Offray...the printed black and white ribbon is wider but I folded it and secured it...I like the way the folded ribbon looked.  I also used a lacy punch from Martha Stewart and a Friends sentiment from Paper Trey Ink.  Fast card...  (the ladies were all cut out at 3.25 inches).  I added just a touch of bling...a besides friends...a girl's gotta have bling, too!

The Forever Young cartridge also has a purse feature.  There are at least 3 dozen shaped purses on the cartridge.  I made this one very quickly with one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock and a small piece for an insert.  I used my Gypsy and made the purse as large as I could (which was about 5.25 inches).  I didn't do any embellishing...but I think the purses are so cute and would make such cute gift card holders or a holder for small things like BLING!

Here it is:

It was so fast and easy...very cute with lots of possibilities... a few extra touches like some ribbon, flowers, etc. would make this so cute!

Happy Crafting!


  1. A super card and the purse as well. You sure are going through your cartridges.

  2. Very hip and stylish card =)

  3. Love the card Susan. I should do this one as well, but I'm having trouble with the cuts on my cricut, it seems to tear the paper...UGH just not as happy with it as I thought I would be. To be honest I don't use it much...
    The purse is really cute as well.
    Have a great day.

  4. The Forever card & purse are stylish looking. Judy: I had same problem with paper tearing but I adjusted my settings & wiped the mat with a wipe and got some of the sticky off the mat and the paper does not tear anymore.

  5. Love the paper pieced dresses, so pretty.

  6. Awesome card! I love the styling and the friends all look so stylish! :)Amy

  7. Hi Susan,
    Love the card and the purse also, very very nice. TFS


  8. Your card is so sharp!! The red, black and white combination is striking. Great job! Super purse too!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper
    (I'll be humming "Friends" the rest of the evening now!!)

  9. The red black white combo can never go wrong and your girls are all so stylish!


  10. Very pretty! Love the girls anad the black, white,and red colors! Thanks for playing with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

  11. What a fun and sassy card!! Great job!
    Tina- a follower

  12. Love it! I used the Forever Young cartridge for this week's FCCB project too. I love the white, black and red colors you used and the ladies' outfits are gorgeous, as are their flowers and pearls!
    Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

  13. FAB! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB!


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