Monday, August 1, 2011

Friendship Day Card

*The United Nations has declared July 30 as International Friendship Day.

Happy Friendship Day!  To celebrate this day, the Fantabulous Cricut design team has been busy making fun projects for friends. 
 
I've seen a few window cards lately and decided to try one myself.  I used Create a Critter for all the cuts.  (It's unusual for me to use only one cartridge - but it worked out for this card!)  The papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I also added a punched border using a Martha Stewart lace border punch and some ribbon from My Craft Spot.  It's actually crinkle ribbon, but I ironed it for a smoother look.  I did lots of inking, added a gem on the bow and used a silver Gelly Roll pen on the butterfly.  The "friends" stamp is one that I've had for quite some time but I'm not sure who the maker is.

Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut and see what the rest of the team has created.  This also makes the perfect opportunity for you to create something for a special friend as well!

Good news!  My summer courses are finished!  I've already submitted my final assignment for one of the classes and hope to have the other one turned in within the next few days so I can enjoy a bit of free time.  July was such an intense month and I do apologize for my lack of commenting on your blogs.  I'm starting to work my way around though so should be dropping by to see you soon!

39 comments:

Scrapper69 said...

This is ADORABLE Kate! I like the window with the butterfly showing thru... Too CUTE! So glad you have some free time to enjoy summer now! My kids go back in 3 weeks.... YIKES! :o)
And I don't want to bum you out but I've already started making fall cards! :o) I'm just one who likes to think ahead... LOL Have a great day! :o)
Theresa

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

So cute!! I've never made a window card, but when I get back from vacation i think I will try one!! How you enjoy your time off school!!
Kristan

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - this is soo adorable! I love the layering, so funny you ironed the ribbon, the colors are perfect! I have never tried a window card either, I am definitely going to give that a try.

Congrats on finishing your course!!!! Such great news, now enjoy yourself before it starts up again!!!

Laurie

Rhonda Emery said...

this is too adorable what a cute card.

Amy said...

Adorable card! I love the cut out circle window- that is so cute with the butterfly peeking through. :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is fabulous, Kate! I love the window you have created. I am glad that your load is beginning to lighten.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Tanya said...

Kate, what an adorable card! I still haven't tried a window card and I'm thinking you may have inspired me to give it a try! Cograts on finally getting a break, hope you can relax a bit and enjoy your "free time"!

Rachel said...

What a great card! Never tried a window card before, but I absolutely love yours and will have to put it on my list of new techniques to attempt.

And YAY for finishing your summer courses!

Jewels said...

Kate, your card is too cute for words. I think I may have to try a window card now. Thank you for the inspiration! Enjoy your free time.

Big Crafty Hugs!
Jewels

Dixie said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Love that window with the sweet little butterfly. The papers you used are wonderful, too.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

I love the window idea. So cute to have a little fiend peaking out. Definitely going to try this. Happy to be on the team with you.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, this is just darling! WHat a fantastic card, so sweet! Beautiful! Big hugs, Kelly

Jayne said...

Love your window card Kate. The hedgehog and butterfly are so cute and I really like the papers you used and all your inking.
Enjoy your well deserved freetime.
Jayne x

Sarah said...

LOVE it soooo much. The paper is fab--I shall need it :) Enjoy your free time!!

Jessica said...

Such a sweet card! I like the window too -- gonna have to try that. :) I'm a big fan of MME, so I love your papers, of course.

Great job!

Your fellow DT gal,
Jessica

My Lil' Bits said...

Love the window card! I may have to try one when my mojo comes back..ugh! Glad to hear you're time is freeing up a bit :)
Lisa

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK...this is so super adorable Kate. Love the paper that you used and that fun window. :)

Glenda said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers and the butterfly peeking through the window! I have not tried that technique, but you have inspired me! Thanks for your sweet comment and becoming a follower at my blog!
I am happy to be working on the FCCB DT with you!
Glenda

Jamie said...

Love the window card. An adorable card and love those colors. :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, I love your pretty window card!!!

I didn't know today was "Friendship" Day!!! Well, happy day, my friend!!! LOL!

Maquel said...

So so so cute, Kate!! I love that little hedgehog (that is what it is, right?!?!) great job this week!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, this is such a cute card! I love the little critter and the cut out window is fabulous!!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet Kate! Love the card design! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Cely said...

aw, so stinkin cute! you put so much dimension in that little hedgehog!

Carissa said...

Awesome window card!!! I love the paper and the cuts. Too cute. I hope every porcupine has a butterfly friend.

Shelley said...

This is such a cute card! I've never done a window card...thanks for the inspiration! I'm glad you made it thru your summer classes! I'm getting ready to go back to college full time so I'm nervous, but excited at the same time! :) Happy Crafting! And thanks for your sweet comments on my blog recently...you're too sweet!

Shelley
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

GreenScrap said...

That is super cute, Kate!!! I love the hegdehog, so cute!! I love how you made the little window!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The friend card is cute. Like the colors you used.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Kathy Salido said...

Kate,
I love your card. That little guy is so cute and I love he butterfly in the window. CAC is one of my all time favorite cartridges. I am a new follower.
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable, Kate! The little hedgehog is so cute and I love the window with the butterfly! So creative and beautiful! LOVE it :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Sabrina said...

So cute! I love the paper and the porqupine (SP?) and butterfly are so sweet. Glad you will have some time to relax a bit!

Tracey said...

Kate your card is fabulous! I love how you used pattern paper for the Hedgehog and the window with the butterfly peeking through is a great idea.
ps. I just want to thankyou sooooo sooooo much for all your wonderful comments. I know you have been busy....Its nice that you now have a break, ENJOY

Marissa said...

So, so cute! Love your critters!

Noor Nahdi said...

Oh my!!! This is soooo cute,,,TFS :)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute! I love the butterfly through the window!

Kimberly

JustYolie said...

Too cute! Love it!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

I LOVE your window card Kate! It is so beautiful! Both the butterfly and the hedgehog are adorable and the crinkle ribbon looks great ironed and paired with that punch (it is one of my favs)! The color combo is gorgeous too! I wish I had time to play this fun challenge! YAY for the end of your summer courses! Enjoy your time!
Amber

Tara said...

Great card! I love this technique and you rocked it!
Tara

~Tammy~ said...

Yay for being finished!!! Let the fun begin! Love love your friendship card! I love doing pop through windows! This is adorable!