Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Three Flowers

Our challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut was to create a project that featured at least three flowers.  I guess Melin is as ready as I am for some Spring weather!  I have been wanting to create an easel card for some time now and decided that this was that time.  (I know, I'm a little late on the easel card band wagon!)  I surfed over to the Splitcoast Stampers website and checked out the easel card tutorial in their "resource" section.  Their tutorials are always so detailed and often include a video for us "visual" learners.

The base of my card is a Bazzill Basics brown and measures 12" x 6".  It is scored at 6" and at 3".  An additional piece, also Bazzill brown and cut at 6" x 6", is then adhered to the 3" scored section to create the card topper. 

Here is a side view that might show you better than I am explaining it -- of course, if you want really detailed instructions go to the Splitcoast Stampers' website!

The top panel is then matted with a light blue marbled paper cut to 5 1/2" square.  The layer on top of that is a solid colored card stock cut at 5" square.  And then I built my scene.

Cartridges used:

Create-A-Critter -- branch cut at 4" wide; bird cut at 1 1/2" tall; cat cut at 2 1/2" tall; and the speech bubble cut at 2" wide.

ZooBalloo -- grass cut at 5" wide.

Mother's Day 2010 -- flowers cut at 7/8" tall; and I took apart a frame using the Cricut Design Studio and used the inner shape and the border for the "inside" of my card.

All paper is from my scrap stash except where otherwise noted.  The center flower on each side of the "inside" of the card is a button decorated with a bit of bling.  This allows the easel to stand up properly.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my contribution to this week's challenge.  Now please pop on over to Cooking With Cricut and see what my fellow Chefs have created to whet your appetite.  We'd love it if you'd join in the fun!  Upload your flowery creation and who knows . . . maybe you'll be this week's Top Chef and win one of Melin's wonderful cutting files or digistamps!!


Anita said...

Oh Jen, this card is tooo cute! I have yet to make a easel card. Thanks for the inspiration. Anita

Paper Addict said...

This is one of my favorite styles of cards, it is too cute, may have to be my next challenge..great card...Ronnie

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Jen, this is such an adorable card!! Love easel card I have to make more of them! Thank you for sharing:)

Maria Elena said...

OMG ! This card is so pretty Jen ! great job chef and Thanks for sharing that web-site... I have to try some card like yours....
BTW: I'm readdy for SPRING WEATHER too LOL

Have a great Wednesday ;-)

kramer_buffy said...

he ate the birdie?!?!!? OMG... LMBO!!!!!

this is so "cute"... hmmm... not sure that is the right word..> LOL!!!

-- dalis

Nicole said...

Beautiful card Jen! That stamp is hilarious, where did you get it? Thanks for sharing!

Linda S said...

Such a cute card!! I have never made an easel card before but will get over to look at the tutorial! Thank you for your kind, encouraging words. I am now a follower.

Jennifer said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments, they are greatly appreciated!

Nicole -- the sentiment is not a stamp. I printed on the die cuts using my computer & printer.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Ph Jen, this is just way too cute and funny! I've never made an easel card but have been wanting to try. They look so cool! said...

Super cute kitty card! Gaby

Mad Crafter said...

LOL! Love the sentiment. Very cute card Jen. Love the colors and characters. TFS.
~Madison (your Cooking With Cricut DT buddy)

Melissa said...

Jen, your card turned out so cute! I love it.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is adorable! I love the easel card and the sentiment is precious! So glad to be on the CWC DT with you!


Bobbi said...

I love, love this card. I don't have all the cartridges you used, but may try a similiar one.