Surf’s Up Card Using Cricut Paper Pups Cartridge


This is a card I made to enter in Bitten by the Bug 2‘s Water Theme Challenge.  The Design Team made some fantastic projects that provided lots of inspiration.  Donna, a member of the Design Team, makes wonderful shaped front cards and I have always wanted to try making one myself.  When I saw her card for this challenge, I decided it was time to give it a try.

The patterned paper is from a me & my Big ideas paper pad that I picked up at their warehouse sale a few years ago.  What a fun day that was — Erin & I brought home a car load of goodies! The solid cardstock is from Bazzill.

Besides not knowing what I was doing, all the welding proved challenging.  I laid out lots of shapes in Design Studio and welded them together.  For the card front, I welded a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes cartridge with waves from Life is a Beach, a sun from Mickey & Friends, letters to spell “Surf’s Up” from Mickey Font, and finally the little dog with the duck floaty from Paper Pups.  All these shapes I then welded to a larger rectangle to form the back of the card.

I cut out lots of layers, did some inking, and then applied them using lots of pop dots.  My card doesn’t have the depth that Donna’s cards have, but I am happy with my first try.

I added a piece of pattern paper to the inside, but I have to figure out where I will write a message.  The paper I used is flocked, so it is bumpy and will not be good for writing.  I liked the paper, though, because it reminds me of air bubbles.

  • Cricut Cartridges:  George & Basic Shapes, Life is a Beach, Mickey & Friends, Mickey Font, Paper Pups
  • Cardstock:  Bazzill, me and my Big ideas


  1. Carole Beath says:

    Wow this is simply fantastic. Our BBTB2 boss, Donna, is simply the shining star of welded and shaped cards. I try but seldom succeed. Thanks for joining with us at BBTB2.

  2. This is adorable! I have to remember this cute pup with the floaty. I love the papers you used, the layers, the pup and the sun. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2 for the water challenge.

  3. Linda adorable card, love how you addressed our BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

  4. Wow,you nailed this challenge. Wonderful job on all the welding.just love your card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  5. I love welded shaped cards and this one is no exception. This is so cute. Love the sparkle too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  6. I am SOOO SORRY I am late in seeing this. Thank you for the sweet mention. Your card came out just FABULOUS! Honestly, it couldn’t be cuter and your welding job is SUPER! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  7. This is so stinkin cute!!!!!!! I saw this on the Circle MB and had to come over here so I could pin it. I just love it!!!

  8. you did a fantastic job on this card 🙂 donna is fabulous isnt she 😉 thanks for sharing this with us at bbtb2 🙂

  9. Your wonderful water project will be spotlighted for Fantabulous Friday tomorrow at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Hope you will stop by. Thanks for sharing your talent. Hugs-Suzanne

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