Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Card and Box from the "G" Key

The challenge at Rose Blossom Garden was to use the G key from the Artiste Cricut cartridge. I went a little overboard and cut out everything on the key (except the doily and the "g's"). I've never done that before because I'm a little scared of my Cricut. But it was so much fun to see what could be made! I used the colors from Color Throwdown and translated them into Smoothie, Lagoon, Buttercup, and Kraft. Dotty for You worked PERFECTLY for those colors! I cut the box and the card in Kraft, then decorated the outsides with various colors of cardstock and dotted B&T paper. Here are the other challenges I am entering:

Heart 2 Heart - Ice Cream
Atlantic Hearts - Sketch
Pink Elephant - Feminine Birthday

Here is the card with the box:
To make the ice cream cone on the card, I masked portions of the party hat from Life is Tweet, stamped them upside down in Desert Sand and Lagoon, and then masked and stamped the balloon in lagoon for the ice cream. We are going to King's Island in a few weeks, and they have a famous blue ice cream. That inspired me to stamp the ice cream blue! I'm looking forward to trying it!

Here are more angles of the box:

This box is really neat! I think I will give it to my niece when we go to visit for an early birthday present. The card has a slot for a gift card inside (my Cricut messed up and cut it crooked, so I didn't take a picture of the inside, but it will still fit a gift card), and the box is excellent for holding little candies or goodies!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Lagoon, Buttercup, Smoothie, Blush
B&Ts: Dotty for You (retired)
Stamps: Life is Tweet (retired)
Ink: Desert Sand, Lagoon
Other: Artist Cricut cartridge, Pink Brad Assortment (on clearance!)


  1. I really like you entry this week. Thank you for playing along with us at AHSC.

  2. Great job with the card for Atlantic Heart Sketch. I liked how you combined the challenges. Great going!

  3. How cute! Thanks for helping us celebrate at The Color Throwdown!

  4. Fun summer projects! I was wondering where you found that ice cream cone image, clever girl! The box is adorable. Thanks for sharing at the Rose Blossom Garden.

  5. Love the famous blue icecream! And the story of how you created it with NON-ice cream stamps. You really went to town with your Cricut! Hope you are more comfortable with it now (I'm kind of a die-girl myself, so I know how you feel). Thanks for linking your card up with Atlantic Hearts this week.

  6. Love your take on the sketch this week.

  7. Wow! What a great take on our Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week! Don't you just love the "Dotty for You" papers? So very versatile! Thank you for sharing your creation with us! :)

  8. Great cards, and great project Thanks for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts !!

  9. Love that box! It's so neat. And who doesn't love Dotty For You! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts.

  10. Oh my goodness, what a cute project! Thanks for playing along in the Rose Blossom Garden!

  11. What a delightful gift! SO nice to see you again in the Rose Garden .... we're lovin' your stuff! Thanks Sarah!

  12. Oh so cute! Love how you created the ice cream cone! Very clever. Thanks for playing along with H2H!