Jitterbuggin’ Challenge – Sketch 16 – My Favorite Things

The latest challenge at Jitterbuggin’ is a fun one involving favorite things.  We are to use our two favorite colors and use our favorite thing as the subject.  It can be a favorite animal, food, whatever we want.  We have to be sure and include a Cricut cut on the card.

Sherri also included a link to a tutorial for a folded paper frame as a bonus.  You can find the tutorial here.  I definitely wanted to give the frame a shot and it proved fairly easy to do.  I will be using this frame again.

Picking two colors is not as easy as it sounds.  I had lots of paper that had my favorites on it, but not a lot with just two colors.  Blue is my favorite color and I remembered a paper pack I got at Joann’s a couple of weeks ago.  I dug out the paper and immediately knew I was going to use it.  The colors are blue and brown and the paper is by Cloud 9 Design.

Choosing my subject was much easier than picking colors.  I collect owls, so I knew my card was going to have an owl.  Provo Craft has a lot of cartridges with owls on them, but one of my favorite is from an older cartridge — Disney’s Happily Ever After.   I love the big eyes on this little guy.

My card is 5″ square and I made the folder paper frame the same size as in the tutorial.  The scroll frame behind the folded frame is from a Cricut Lite cartridge, Lacy Labels.  There are several layers to the owl.  I added some extra layers in order to get light and dark colors for his eyes.  The flowers are a Martha Stewart punch called Pop-Up Water Lily.  I punched the flowers out of Starlight Pearl paper by Core’dinations and inked them blue.  I added some brown pearls to the centers.  I  used a Martha Stewart Branch punch for the filler behind the flowers.    

I used the same scroll frame on the inside of the card that I used behind the folded frame on the front.  I added a couple of the punched flowers in the corner.

  • Specialty cardstock by Cloud 9 Design
  • Starlight Pearl Paper by Core’dinations
  • Cricut cartridges:  Disney Happily Ever After and Lacy Labels (Lite)
  • Marvy corner punch
  • Martha Stewart punches:  Pop-Up Water Lily and Branch
  • Pearls and ink from stash


  1. Gorgeous Card! Thanks for Jitterbuggin’

    I’ve been out of town since last week but got to the post office today to mail your cartridge. Be on the lookout!

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