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

Pink October – Hunt For The Cure – Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #2: THINK PINK!

The challenge this week for Cricut Circle Members is to make a project using at least two Cricut cuts and use pink, ruffles, scallops, flourishes, glitter and jewels (have to use any 3 on your project).  My project is a card and I got the idea from the movie, The Hunt for Red October.

The solid cardstock is from Bazzill and the pattern paper is from me and my Big ideas.  I welded the wave border from the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge on a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes.  The submarine is also from Life is a Beach, the letters from Lyrical Letters, the critters from Create a Critter, and the awareness ribbons from Stand and Salute.

I used Martha Stewart graphite glitter on the propeller and the periscope and used lots of rhinestones on the card.

On the inside of the card I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set called Bubble Bath.

  • Cardstock:  Bazzill and me and my Big ideas
  • Cricut cartridges:  George and Basic Shapes, Life is a Beach, Lyrical Letters, Create a Critter, Stand and Salute
  • Martha Stewart glitter (graphite)
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set, Bubble Bath
  • Rhinestones