Friday, June 6, 2014

Cricut Challenges!

I'm taking part in two Cricut challenges this week over at Fantabulous Cricut and Bitten by the Bug 2.
Fantabulous Cricut challenged us to make a card that would replenish our stash. I feel like I've been sending so many thank you cards lately that I don't have any left!
Bitten by the Bug 2 had a challenge to alter a Cricut cut.
I'll show all of you my card and I hope you guys will go over and join in the festivities as well!!

I designed this card to adapt to both of the challenges. 
My only Cricut cut is from Elegant Edges. I just wanted a simple butterfly image and I found the perfect one on that cartridge. Originally, I had planned to just stamp and distress the butterflies, but I saw the negative space of the cuts and I thought it would make a great addition to my card. 

I started with a plain pink card base layered with my vintage music note paper which I distressed with brown ink and an ink blending tool. The negative space of my Cricut cuts is actually just a light pink piece of paper. I stamped it with a checker board background stamp from Prima in a light brown ink and then again with a word and lines stamp in a reddish-brown ink. Then I used a light brown ink to distress the paper even more. 

 I sewed that on to the card originally in brown thread, but it didn't provide enough contrast. So I changed to black thread. 

The dark pink butterflies are also from Elegant Edges, the same butterfly as I used in the cutout piece. I stamped in the same reddish-brown ink and added some Stickles. The tag is from Pebbles. The colors of the brown and pink were just too pastel-y to fit with the card, so I distressed it with a brown ink. 

To add the finishing touches I curled the edges of the paper and bent up the butterflies. 

That's it guys! I hope you like it!! 

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous card!! Love the bg using the negative. And those butterflies are so very pretty!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Alter a Cricut Cut' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. What a wonderful card love the background! Thanks for joining BBTB2 Challenge!

  3. Love your butterfly cuts. Such a great idea to used the negative cuts as your background. Thanks for linking to our challenge this week at FCCB. Kim

  4. Wow, love all the details on your super card - the stitching, stamping, Stickles! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

  5. Beautiful card. You really added some great dimension, colors and bling. Awesome! Thanks for joining Bbtb this week


  6. Your butterflies are so pretty!! I love the glitter on the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. So pretty! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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