Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Welcome to Wednesday which means it's a brand new challenge starting today over at CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE BLOG! Mary has asked Design Team #2 (ME!) to provide some inspiration for Ch#81 which is to make a COOK-OUT or PICNIC card using any Cricut cartridges & colors you'd like.

Card base is cardstock paper from K & Company's Designer Paper, "Life's Little Occasions".

Bird & Grill cut from 3 BIRDS ON PARADE p.55 cut @ 4" with Shadow Feature.
(You know how I hate little pieces, so I cut the main image of the bird in orange instead of black so I wouldn't have to cut out his tiny beak, spatula & legs. I used a black Sharpie to color in his eye so it wouldn't be orange - because an orange eye looked kind of creepy. LOL)  I also used some POP DOTS to make the BIRD & GRILL stand out from the background.

Sun cut from SIMPLY CHARMED p. 50 @ 1 1/2"

Background hills (grass) cut from PLANTIN SCHOOL BOOK p. 69 using Shift & ROLY POLY Feature @ 1 1/2" and trimmed to fit the card horizontally.
Green grass blades cut from same page using main image @ 1".

Papers for sun and grass layers from *K & Company, "Berry Sweet" and *some from stash.

Hop over to CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE and play along with us! It's FUN!


  1. Such a cute card! You are so talented my friend! That is a great itty bitty pieces!

  2. I love it Janis!! :) Great job.

    Hugs, Cheryl

  3. adorable card! :-)

  4. So cute!!! I understand the dislike of those tiny pieces. I feel the same way... Your card turned out great.

    Vee (CCC DT)

  5. Your card turned out adorable for this weeks Challenge! I agree with you about the small parts.... sometimes I just leave them out and use a marker! LOL
    Theresa (CCC DT)

  6. Great card and I also liked your watermelon card. Fabulous!

    Barb from Toronto, Canada
    CCC Design Team #2

  7. This card is fantastic!! I so love the 3 Birds on Parade cartridge! This cut is just perfect!! :)

  8. I love this card. It is so fun and clever! :) Love it!


  9. Very cute card! Love the colors and what you did to the inside too. :)