Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Peach

Happy Wednesday!  Did you know that August is National Peach Month and that August 24th is National Peach Pie Day?  Yep!  Here are some peachy factoids for you . . . 
  • Romans believed that peaches were “Nectar from the Gods.” 
  • The peach is a member of the rose (rosaceae) family. 
  • Peaches can be traced back to the 10th century B.C. in China. The Chinese believed the peach tree was the tree of life. Peaches were symbols of immortality and unity. Because of this, brides in China carry peach blossoms.
  • The United States accounts for about 25% of the world’s peach market. Most of our peaches are grown in California and Georgia.
  • Georgia is known as the Peach State.
  • In 1982, former President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August as National Peach Month because of its monetary and nutritional value to the United States.
As you may have already guessed, our challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut was to incorporate a peach into our project.  Not as easy at it may seem.  This one stumped me.  I was however, relieved to discover that I do own a cartridge that has a peach on it -- "Just Because" Cards -- which made my task a bit easier!

August is a very big birthday month in both sides of our family!  So I have been making tons of birthday cards!  All of the cuts I used came from the "Just Because" Cards cartridge and all of the papers came from my paper stash.  I shaded the peach and leaves with several different colored ink pads.  Some pen doodling, a piece of ribbon, a rubber stamped sentiment and some rhinestone bling completes this card.  Here's the recipe:
  • Peach cut at 3 1/2" tall.
  • Brown mat cut at 5 1/4" tall by 4" wide.
  • Orange gingham mat cut at 4 3/4" tall by 3 1/2" wide.
  • "Just Peachy" cut at 2 1/4" wide.

Mmm . . . all this talk about peaches has me craving one!  Make sure you head on over to Cooking With Cricut and see what kind of peachy creations the other Chefs whipped up!  I hope you'll join our challenge and link up your peach creation -- you could be this week's Top Chef!

~ Jen


Dalis said...

I love the inking you did... it kind of makes it that fuzzy feeling that peaches have.

-- dalis

Charlotte said...

Hi Jen,
Love your peachy card! I ove the background paper you used. It just makes the peach stand out even more. Your shading around the peach and the leaves is amazing. It is the perfect touch.

Jean said...

Great card Jen. I have a blog award for you over on my blog. :)