Monday, July 12, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #18

This week, the challenge at FCCB is to create something with a cool treat (as an optional shape card).  I decided to go for a lemonade stand!  This card took me a bit more time than usual, but I am so pleased with the results that I say it was worth it!
I started by welding some shadows of the lower case letter "l" from Pooh Font Set.  (In case you haven't seen this cartridge, one of the fonts looks like bits of wood.  That's the font I used for this project.)  I resized the letters to get the look I was after.  I also welded a shape from George and Basic Shapes to be used as the back of the card.  I then cut the wood three times - twice on regular cardstock and once on some woodgrain pattern paper that I found. I was really trying to make the card look like it was made from planks, so the combined layers make the "wood" thicker than usual.  I ran the woodgrain layer through my Cuttlebug and also inked it.  I then assembled all the bits in the shape of a lemonade stand and added brads for nails. 
I then cut two layers of grass from Zooballoo (one was flipped in Design Studio).  I cut some little flowers (also from Zooballoo) and created centers for the flowers with a little punch.  I drew in the middle of the flowers with a Gelly Roll pen.

The little butterfly was cut from Paper Pups.  For the back layer, I used Design Studio to hide the inner contours before cutting.  I also used my Gelly Roll pen to draw a few spots on the butterfly's body, and turned up the top layer of wings for added dimension.  The tips of the butterfly's wings are glued to the window frame of the lemonade stand.

I used the creamer from Everyday Paper Dolls for a pitcher.  The little glass was made by welding the sleeping bag (!) from Everyday Paper Dolls to a little square with rounded corners from George and Basic Shapes.  I cut these images twice - once using transparency and once using a light yellow cardstock.  I recently purchased some vellum adhesive, and used this to adhere the cardstock to the transparency.  I very carefully adhered the bottoms of the pitcher and glass to the window frame.

On the inside of the card, I used a piece of sky patterned paper.  I also used Jasmine to cut some photo corners just to give the inside of the card a more polished look.
After all this, I remembered that I'm really not a huge fan of lemonade!  I do, however, love to stop at the stands set up by young entrepreneurs in the neighbourhood on the hottest of summer days.  The price of the lemonade is well worth the big smiles that come from serving a paying customer!

I will also enter this card at Cute Card Thursday where this week's theme is summer, at Aud Sentiments where the challenge is to use no sentiment, and at Cupcake Craft where the challenge is to use acetate somewhere on the project.

41 comments:

Heather said...

Kate,

This card is absolutely AMAZING!!! It must have taken a really, really long time to do but it is worth every moment of that time. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Hugs xoxoxo

Rhonda Emery said...

wow, this looks so real. great job.

Stampleigh said...

AWESOME card!! It must have taken you a long time!

Great use of so many cartridges!
Leigh

Kel said...

omgosh RRR UUU kidding me this card is AWESEOME!! fantastic job...absolutely adorable. I will be scraplifting that idea if that's ok!

Jenny B said...

O MY WORD KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! toooooooooo cute! What embossing folder did u use?!?! That is ADORABLE!!!!!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Wow Kate! the perfect summer time cool treat. I love your lemonade stand so much fun!!!!! :)

Ladybug Designs said...

I love this. The wood on it is great. Good job! Perfect for a summer treat.

Best Hobby Eva said...

Yet another awesome card!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

PenLight said...

OH MY GOODNESS KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooooooooo Adorable! What a very clever idea! You're awesome!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Sweet idea Kate. This is awesome. Love that splash of yellow too :)

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Dalis said...

this is amazing... and I love what you say about stoppin' @ the little one's lemonade stands. We always stop and pay usually double the fee just to see those BIG smiles!

- dalis

Val said...

OK, cutest lemonade stand ever! Such a clever project :)

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Once you do, you must pass it on to 10 other bloggers, and share the love.
Have a great day!
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Angji said...

This is AWESOME Kate! Some much detail and so adorable! Way to make the rest of us look bad! ;-)

Jamiecrafts said...

all I can say is... WOW this look so much like the real thing... AMAZING!

Melin said...

WOW! Way to go girl! That is a sweet piece of paper art! I hope the lucky recipient will appreciate it! I happen to LOVE lemonade! What a great idea using the font from Pooh! I love that wood cut font! Fabulous girl, just fabulous!

Audrey said...

What a clever project! I love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Oh My!! This is beautiful. I know this must have taken you hours to create but the end result is amazing. Such an inspiration!!

Tracey said...

Wow! Kate it looks fantastic, just fabulous.......I can see why it would have taken a little time.

BrendaB said...

Kate, this is fantastic! I never would've guessed that the wood planks were "I's"....so creative!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Kate!!! Your imagination is AMAZING!! What you can "see" from looking at the letter "I" and using the creamer for your lemonade pitcher!!!! The details of the flowers too!!!

This card is STUNNING!!! I love everything about it!!! :)

Thanks for all the sweet comments while I was on vacation! :)

Emma and Susan said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us this time at Aud Sentiments!!
Love and hugs
Emma
xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Card. Thanks for Joining CCT. Kim

bonkdawn said...

Fantastic!!

LBCrafts said...

This is so great Kate! I love how creative the idea is ... it's just perfect! I might have to try it! Your so creative!!!

L

Rhonda Emery said...

kate you were picked this week for free mini album.

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, Kate! LOVE this!!!!! So stinkin' cute and I LOVE how you found the cuts off of the different carts and repurposed them! SOOOO creative and it really looks FABULOUS!!!! Now I'm gonna be thinking about lemonade all afternoon. (preferable with vodka!) LOL xxD

cindy said...

Love the dimensions of this card. Stunning job.

Myra said...

goodness! this is awesome!

Scrapping Cat said...

This is absolutely fabulous...love all the detail and how realistic it looks!!!

SuzanneK said...

OMG the timbe palings look so real, wonderful job. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Michelle said...

this is absolutely amazing! I love the real wood look and the brads, oh just everything! LOL

Chris Wooten said...

That really looks like real wood. great. oh I posted about another GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG. BE sure to stop in and enter.

Chris
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Ashley said...

wow wow wow!!! this card is the best ive seen in a long time!! Sooooo much detail!! GREAT WORK!!!

Donna said...

Fabulous card and brilliant use of acetate for this weeks challenge! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love the shape of the card, great idea. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Sharon said...

Beautiful work!! I loooove it!!! :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous!!!! This is so creative and just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

MiamiKel said...

Oh my stars!! this is award winning! I hope you have entered this everywhere - to see the detail is just terrific - the wood grain looks so lifelike and the little brads as nails - ingenious! This just makes one smile all over to see it :) TFS!

Cathy Martin said...

This is amazing. I love that you were so creative in making each of the pieces.