Thursday, June 21, 2012


Get ready for a barrage of posts over the next few days!  Last week, my computer got a nasty virus and we had to reformat the hard drive in order to get rid of it, so I haven't been able to use my computer in awhile.  That means I've been sitting on SIX cards that I will be posting over the next couple of days to enter in challenges.

This first card has been bubbling in my head since January.  It was the perfect convergence of me getting "Pack Your Bags" and looking through my Paper Studio "All Seasons II" pack and noticing this awesome tropical print paper.

I'm a bit compulsive about sets of things.  It all began when I was a preschooler and McDonald's had Muppet Babies toys in their Happy Meals.  Whereas most kids might have been happy to just play with their skateboarding Kermit, I vividly remember feeling like I had to have the whole set, or else I would never be able to handle even looking at the other ones.  Compulsive, right?  Anyway, my point is I have a thing about sets, so when I realized that between Life is a Beach and Pack Your Bags I had a set of four tropical drinks, making this card became an inevitability.

This is a 6x6 card.  I used the kraft background and two different patterned papers from All Seasons II- the floral print and the tropical words.  I cut the green squares at 2 inches and inked the sides brown, then cut the off-white squares at 1.5 inches.  The cuts were all made at 2 inches.  I added a little embellishment in the top right corner that looked to me like a citrus slice.  It came from my miscellaneous embellishments drawer.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Exploring Cricut- Summer Fun (must include at least 3 Cricut cuts, 2 patterned papers, and 1 embellishment)
My Craft Spot- Cool Treats
Krafty Girls- Fun in the Sun
Celebrate the Occasion- Welcome Summer

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  1. All those drinks look fabulous! Now I'm thirsty hehe! Super cute card! Thanks so much for joining us at Krafty Girls!

    Krafty Girls DT

  2. Super cute card, I love all the bright colors. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  3. What refreshing looking drinks! I love the background paper too! I'm a new follower! Thanks for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


  4. This is great!!! Love all of those different drink cuts!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  5. This is darling! Thank you for joining us at Exploring Cricut!


  6. Great card and so sorry about your computer problems and glad you are back! Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut!

  7. Now those look super yummy! I love all of them! Thanks for playing at My Craft SPot!

  8. This is so awesome!! I love the paper you used and all those drinks look so yummy!! Thanks so much for playing along at Krafty Girls :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Krafty Girls DT

  9. What a great tropical card, I love the combination drinks! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Welcome Summer" challenge @ CTO :)

  10. What a super card - and a great set of drinks! I enjoyed reading the story behind your compulsiveness too!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. I completely understand about your compulsiveness...hehe! I have the same problem :) This card looks amazing with all those delish drinks together and I LOVE the background paper! Such a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

  12. Great card, and so many yummy drinks... Thank you for joining us for My Craft Spot challenge :)