Monday, August 22, 2011

My First Cricut Cardz Challenge

I can't believe it's back to school time already. This summer has gone by so quickly, but I guess every summer with the kids goes by quickly. I picked up a new hobby and love, creating cards with my cricut. I can't believe one year ago I made, I thought at the time, a rash decision to buy a cricut. I use to see the infomercials on the tv early in the morning while I was running on my treadmill. I always thought it looked so cool but had no idea what I would do with it. I don't scrapbook, didn't make cards but enjoyed crafts. So I decided one day to step outside the box (I am usually not an impulse shopper)and buy a cricut. Well I can say it's been one the best impulse buys ever! I love it!!! It's the best tool or should I say toy. I went from making some birthday decorations for a birthday party to opening up an etsy shop in one year. Anyway, back to my original point, this summer I started making cards. Found some great videos on you tube and off I went. So this week Mary at Cardztv had a back to school challenge and I decided to try my best (remember I am a novice) and create a card with the 3 R's, red, ribbon, and rhinestones. The red and rhinestones were easy but the ribbon through me for a loop so I recycled some bakers twine in yellow and added it to the top of the blackboard. I'd love some comments and hopefully some critiques.

Recipe (as you all call it)
DCWV Stack 7 paper
Blackbird Bazzill paper cut on my paper trimmer
Light brown paper cut on my paper trimmer
White Gellyroll pen
Apple Plantin SchoolBook Roly Poly
Yellow Bakers Twine recycled from a package I received


  1. You did a wonderful job with it too, I love the your little chalk board and the bows adds just the perfect touch! Thanks for joining CCC!

  2. How wonderful to have you join us at Cricut Cardz with this adorable card. Glad to hear you're enjoying your Cricut. I can't imagine life without mine. Love your little chalkboard. Thanks for playing along with our back to school challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.