Monday, March 7, 2011

FCCB Challenge #50

Today the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut is to use a tree! Any type of tree will do!  So pull out your cartridges and join the lovely and talented Design Team members :) 

For my tree...I used a tree from Serenade which is a solutions cartridge.  It was a fun cartridge to play with.  I will admit this was my first cut from this cartridge-- it's definitely different to get used to not having the book to go along with the cartridge but I think I managed to do okay.

I could not decide on a sentiment for this card so at this point I have just decided to leave it blank--let me know if you have any ideas!! 

As I was putting the card together I found a random sheet of printed designer paper in the blue and that served well as the background and sky!  The leaves needed a little bit of something so I used some stickles to brighten up the card.  The grass was cut out using my trusty grass punch from Martha.  Then as I was finishing the card I decided it just needed a little bit more and I decided clouds it was.  I had already turned my cricut off and didn't know of a cloud cut off hand-- so I used my punch from SU! the cupcake and used the frosting from the cupcake as clouds for my card! 

Cricut Cartridge: Serenade Solution tree cut at 5.5 inches
Paper: Unknown blue, all other SU!
Punch: SU! Cupcake Punch
Other stuff: Diamond Stickles


Maquel said...

What a tree-mendous card!! LOL! I love it! Great job with some DT inspiration!

Maquel (fellow DT member)

Anonymous said...

I love your card! It is so pretty. I love how you added the clouds. I haven't ever used my Serenade... I am going to have to get it out!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Such a pretty, bright, spring-time card! Such puts me in the mood for being outside and enjoying the day! Love the colors and stickles, and your clouds--how smart are you? Great card!

Saundra said...

So pretty! I love the use of punches for the clouds. Great job on the challenge!

Saundra :)

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

That looks like a great tree to lay under and dream away! Great card Sarah! :)

Anonymous said...

Cute card and I LOVE using stickles! I used some on my tree too!...I meana little bling never hurts a project as far as I am concerned! lol Looking forward to designing with you!

My Lil' Bits said...

Gorgeous card!! Love what you did with the clouds too...awesome!

Lisa C

Jennie Garcia said...

Very cute card!! Love the clouds!! Serenade looks like a nice cart!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Unknown said...

Very pretty, Sarah!!! I love the stickles!!!

JJ and EJ said...

You are kidding me right? Cupcake frosting punch for the clouds? You're awesome Sarah! You know - I have the same problem with the solutions/lite cartridges. Way to jump in!

AmyJRockstar said...

Sarah, that is such a creatively genious move with the clouds! Fantastic and the tree is so delicate and pretty. Reminds me of a light spring breeze. Boy, seeing all these tree cards is giving me spring fever for sure! LOL Great to be designing with you!
XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Design Team Member)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

BugBites said...

Great card Sarah- it is so Springing. Oh how I wish it were spring.

Rhonda Emery said...

very cute card.

Lisa Norris said...

I love the simplicity of this card! It's so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa N

Kate said...

What a super card! Those leaves look fantastic! I think this card could be used for almost any occasion, but would be especially good for a "Thinking of You" sentiment. I'm so pleased to be working with you at FCCB too.