Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cricut Challenge 21: Florals Embellished

I am plodding along on my personal Cricut Challenge.  If you are new here and peeking in I have made it a personal challenge to use every single one of my X# of Cricut cartridges (I'm too embarrassed to say how many I really have!) on some sort of project!  So, today I chose Florals Embellished to work on.  I don't even remember buying the cartridge!  I could not tell you when I got it but I don't think it was long ago as it is one of the newer cartridges.  It has really pretty cuts on it...I definitely need to look more closely at this cartridge and search the great big old web to see what other projects people have done with it.  It has really pretty flowers, birds, butterflies, word art, has some beautiful cuts on it...that's for sure.

And here is my card:

For today I chose a butterfly that I cut at about 2 3/4 inches.  I used Hazel My Mind's Eye Papers (Stella Rose),
Hazel Stella Rose Collection 6X6 Pad (My Minds Eye)
a sentiment from Papertrey Ink, some bling, cardstock from Core'dinations, a Fiskars scallop punch,
Fiskars Border Punch, Scallop Sentiment
and a Stampin' Up word punch (can't remember what it's called but it is the rounded word label that the sentiment is on).  I also embossed the card base with the Victoria Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder, Victoria
and inked the edges with some distress inks:
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Pumice Stone DIS-27140

I also entered this in one of my favorite challenges (because I love to see what others are doing with their Cricuts) the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #72  (Challenge Me Monday) challenge which was to use a bug on a project as well as the 2 Sisters Challenge to use the following color palette: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla.
  (Wow...that must be a world's use the word "challenge" 5 times in one sentence!  But it's late and I'm not get the idea, right???

Happy Crafting!


  1. Such a pretty butterfly and I love the papers and embossing! Great card. :)Amy

  2. Mornin' Susan,
    Lovely card, love the butterfly and the papers are beautiful.

    Happy crafting


  3. Bee-utiful Butterfly. Especially like the paper. You could enter this in 2 Sisters challenge 51 color challenge since I see all the colors: choc chip, regal rose, pink pirouette, certainly celery & very vanilla which ends 11:59 this Fri 8/12 before new ch posted Sat 8/13.

  4. What a delightful challenge and adventurous exploration through all those choices every cartridge has to offer!
    Pleased as punch for your personal successes shared bloggin'. Such a treat for all of us to share. Thanks for naming as many products as you have to spur our personal usages along the path of paring for creativity.
    Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoo

  5. Such a pretty card. Love it. Thanks for crafting with us today at FCCB. We hope to see a lot more of you.


  6. very pretty- the embossing really adds alot. TFS with us at FCCB this week.


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