Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cricut Weekly Challenge #46 Flower Fusion Challenge

Hi Friends and Fellow Crafters. This is my entry for the Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge.

Weekly Challenge #46: Flower Fusion Challenge!

The Challenge: We all have them in one form or another . . . flowers! Most of the time we buy them in a package, use a few, tuck them away and then forget that we have them. This week’s challenge we want you to shop your stash and incorporate purchased flowers into your project, whether it’s a card, layout, home decor item, etc. Be sure to include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts on your project.
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please.
How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Thursday, December 8th, 2011.

This was an easy one for me because I have a ton of flowers. I love my paper flowers so much that my sweet Husband buys me Primas on Birthdays and Holidays. LOL!
Like most of my fellow crafters, (I'm guessing) I am still making Christmas cards. This is one I made with my Imagine, my Gypsy using the Imagine Application and I  finally played around in the Cricut Craft Room. That's how I created the Elegant Edges Loop Border on the top of the card.

The Details:
Cricut Gypsy and Imagine
Santa's Village, Christmas Wish and Snow Angel Imagine Art Cartridge,
Christmas Cheer, Joys Of The Season and Elegant Edges
Stickles, Tinsel Ribbon, Glitter Flowers, Ribbon,
Stamps from CTMH and Whiff Of Joy
Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise Ink

This is one of my Mom's favorite cards so far. I admit, the Yeti is the sole reason I picked up Santa's Village. I loved the feel of this cartridge, but was willing to wait until later to order it, that was UNTIL  I saw the Yeti. My favorite character in Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is the Bumble, and this guy was the closest die cut I have seen to him. I ordered it as soon as I could. LOL! One the cartridge arrived here, I couldn't wait to make something with him. I had been playing around with my Imagine application and had just made the Sleigh using Christmas Wish and Christmas Cheer. I also had an extra border that I had made in the Cricut Craft Room laying on my table. I had the background paper cut from another project that I had used the Snow Angel cartridge for. This background paper was too big for my project, but the perfect size for the card. It all just came together so nicely. My snowflakes on the front and inside are from Joys Of The Season. This is where my flower requirement came in. I've had these pretty glitter flowers in a tin forever. They were attached by a magnet glued to the tin and hanging above my craft table. I was "saving" them for who knows what? I had made the front of the card and was trying all these Prima Flowers on it, but nothing suited it. That was when I saw the tin and knew they would be perfect. I had the sentiment stamped already and just added some ink and stickles to the edges. That was when the stickles bomb blew up, and the next thing I knew, there were stickles everywhere! I even stickled the Yeti! LOL! It's a little hard to see in the pics, but it's there! I included the one buy I made on Black Friday, some tinsel ribbon from Michael's. It's pretty cool across the loop border from Elegant Edges.. I will definitely be on the lookout for this during the clearance sales. I want a few more colors, but I am trying to stay close to the spending ban. So far, no paper, a few cartridges, and some Distress Stains. Not too bad. I am still getting over my Stamp buying spree a few weeks ago. LOL!

The snowflakes are popped up. The flowers are sweet, aren't they? Here's the inside of the card. I used a Whiff Of Joy Sentiment, a Joys Of The Season Snowflake that was in my snowflake stash, some ribbon and another Glitter Flower. I'm pretty sure the paper is my My Mind's Eye, it was alone in a pile of Christmas Paper from last year. I could be wrong....

I think I may make a couple more of these. It's a cute card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope everyone has been enjoying the Christmas holiday season so far. We have been busy trying to get our decorating and shopping done, but having some fun at the same time. I pray all my family, friends and crafting friends are happy and healthy throughout the Holidays!

Happy Crafting!