Monday, June 27, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #66 - Happy 4th!!

It is almost the 4th of July- that means half the year is almost over- where does the time go. 

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday challenge is all about celebrating this patriotic holiday. The challenge is perfect this week, use Red, White, and Blue on your project. 

I know you all can do that... so I hope I see lots of projects this week.

Here is what I did. The little girl is from Lettering Delights Weather girl set.
She is so cute and looks like she is standing on the sidewalk ready for the 4th of July parade to come by.

When I make cards I usually make at least two at a time, I figure while I am cutting why not cut a few more to have on hand. So you will see a second version below-only difference is the ribbon really.
I had the scrap of blue ribbon with the liberty saying, but did not have enough for the second card, so pulled out the red dotted ribbon. The red ruffle is crepe paper ruffle ribbon I had picked up at a scrap event early in the year.

The inside of the card is a sentiment I have on a plaque hanging in my Disney decorated office. It was perfect for this card.

You''ll also find this cute linked up at 
My Craft Spot for their challenge #14- Seeing stars challenge
Paper Playtime for the red, white and blue challenge
Whimsical Wednesday patriotic Challenge

Here's How I did it...
Base card is standard A2 size
Pattern paper is from American Made and Memory Keepers
All other paper from my stash including the glitter blue paper for girls dress
Girl/layers cut at 3.5" from Lettering Delights
Face from PKS Happy Lashes Stamp set
Balloon sized to 1.11" x2.85" from Create a Critter
Ribbons from my stash
EK Border punch on inside of card
Inside Sentiment typed and printed on my computer using Disney font
Stars punched from CM star border punch
Balloon sentiment is BugBites
A few star gems, chalks, bakers twine and doodles with my gel pen


Amy said...

Really cute- love all of the layers and her cute peachy face! :)Amy

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Agree with Amy about the love of the layers. Especially like the crepe paper ruffle ribbon & red sparkle paper on girl's shirt.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Rhonda Emery said...

so darn adorable.

Kate said...

That little girl is so sweet! I love her little in-turned toes! Super card, Barb!

Saundra said...

Barb, your little girl is super cute! I love how you dressed her for celebrating the 4th! So fun!

Saundra :)

My Lil' Bits said...

Your little girl is dressed up so cute! Great card!
Lisa C

Sarah said...

What a cute card-- I love the red ruffled ribbon on the other card--so pretty!

Sarah :)

Raina said...

She is really adorable and I love your blog! My first time here, but not my last.

Come and visit if you get a chance.

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

This is a darling card!

Ruthie :)

Lisa Norris said...

This is soooo cute! I love that little girl! :o)


Shelly said...

Oh my goodness how CUT can you get! She is ADORABLE! Love all of your details! Fabulous job!

Amy said...

This is so beautiful and cute all at the same time!!! :) Great job!!!

Joy said...

What an adorable lil face ! She is a doll and I love her balloon! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

DIANA L. said...

Great card Barb,
Happy 4th to you to. Hope you are going to do something fun. How was your banana bread?

Cathie Rigby said...

Super cute-Hope you have a super 4th!!!

Janis Lewis said...

Precious! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

The Archiving Angel said...

Your card is so sweet. Love that crepe paper, your stitching & the twine to hold her floating balloon. You did a fabulous job!
Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,

Unknown said...

Oh Barb this is such a cute card. The little girl is adorable. I wish I could use SVG files, but I waited to long to get a program, now my "bugs" won't work. When you stopped by my blog you asked about a cuttlebug folder I used, it's the mesh folder. I'm sorry I didn't have it in the description. Thank you so much for coming back for a visit too. Hugs, Pam at

BrossArtAddiction said...

Too cute! Love the image!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

xx Tracey xx -PP/DT

Unknown said...

such a cute card!!!! Love seeing what you make! :)

Sherrie K. said...

Your little girl is adorable! Even stylin for the 4th! TFS!
Sherrie K

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Love all details you added...the little girl is super adorable.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

OMGosh she is adorable!!! Love that you used PKS for her cute little face. Guess I won't be updating my MTC, so I can still cut things like this, though I noticed I don't have access to all the MTC art. Oh well, enough about that...Your card is incredibley cute!!!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute!! Love the background papers and the adorable little girl! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Kim H said...

This is too stinking cute! the papers are just perfect! I love her shirt and her balloon with the twine...cleve! Just the perfect bling! Great job! thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wenesday's!

Unknown said...

ADORABLE!!! I love that little girl she is so cute. You are right she looks like she is standing waiting for the parade to start. I just ordered a silhoutte and it should be here any day. I can't wait to start using those SVG files so many cute ones out there. The cricut is on my last nerve, everytime I try to cut something small it rips. This card got me even more excited for my new machine to come. And you are right...half the year is over. Where does the time go??? So glad you joined us at Whimsical Wednesday this week. Thank you!

jennyplace2 said...

Such a sweet sweet card both inside and out! Once again you rocked this challenge! Awesome work. Thanks for joining in the fun at My Craft Spot.

Amy C said...

Great patriotic theme and that little girl is too sweet. Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!!

Scrapping Mommy

Cindy Beland said...

Oh WOW your card is sooo SWEET!AMAZING job with it!LOVE the cute little girl,To CUTE!And the paper is so pretty to!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

Glenda said...

Very pretty! Love the little girl and the papers! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!