Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Green Scene

Happy Wednesday!  Our challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut was to use two shades of green on our project.  I can happily say I achieved that and then some!  I know . . . makes you green with envy doesn't it!  LOL!

I created a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" easel card.  The card base is an UGLY green parchment-looking card stock someone gave me tons of years ago.  I usually give it to my six year old to create with.  Not my favorite paper -- but it worked for this particular project! 

The mosaic squares are cut at 7/8" using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.  All of the squares are scraps from a K & Co. paper pack I purchased a few years ago.  The cross is cut at 4 1/2" tall and is from the Wedding cartridge.  The shamrocks on the inside of the easel are cut at approximately 1 1/4" and are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  They are cut out of some Bazzill Lily Pond scraps I had -- I cut several and glued them together then pop-dotted them to help create the easel effect. 

 The Irish Prayer inside is one I found online and really liked.  It reads:  May God give you . . . For every storm, a rainbow; for every tear, a smile; For every care, a promise; and a blessing in each trial.  For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share; For every sigh, a sweet song; and an answer for each prayer.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop on over to Cooking With Cricut and see what my fellow Chefs have whipped up for your viewing pleasure.  And we'd love it if you'd join us and link up your own green scene project!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Amber said...

I absolutely love this beautiful card! The mosaic background is awesome and the Irish prayer is touching! I am going to use it for one of my projects now. Thank you for the inspiration! I can't wait to see the rest of the DT projects today! Have a great day!

Jean said...

I love this card!!

Ronnie said...

Oh Jen, this is stunning!!!!

Maria Elena said...

Wow Jennifer ! I have to comment each paragraph that you wrote... The Prayer is as beautiful as the first light in a early morning thanks for this.
That cross is fantastic ! love how the layers came out, those square are great-full good job in choosing all that pattern papers. And finally that king of card I've never tried... yours inspire me a lot !
Have a great Wednesday ;-)
Maria Elena ~ CWC DT

Amy said...

Wow... This is a beautiful card!! Once again, you've amazed and inspired me!! I was looking for an Irish sentiment to send to my aunt -- this one is PERFECT (and very, very close to the actual one I was trying to find -- YAY!!)... Thanks so much for sharing!!

Amy :) at

ScrappingStephanie said...

Hello Jen. Thank you for stopping by my blog:) I love your card it is absolutely beautiful! I have always wanted to try a mosaic. The prayer was very touching too. I linked my card up to cooking with cricut:) I was looking for a place to contact you but I do not see an e-mail for you. Can you please shoot me an e-mail at

Lisa said...

Wow, what an amazingly beautiful card! I love the mosiac background, the colors you chose and the wonderful sentiment. I'm a new follower :)

Anita said...

Jen!!! This card is AWESOME!! Love the prayer! I'm giving away April Showers seasonal cartridge on April 2nd. Come on over for a chance to win!! Anita