Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rose Blossom Garden Challenge 1

The Site: Rose Blossom Garden. Challenge#1.

The first challenge is to use the "Happy Birthday" key on the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge - pg 70 in the book.
This was a perfect first challenge as it is my hubby's birthday and I got to make him a wonderful card!

I used CTMH Chantilly paper along with CTMH Dutch Blue cardstock (sadly this color is retired). They blended wonderfully together to create a masculine card.

Here is the card and envelope:
And here is the open card:
I tried to use as many different elements as are available on this one key as possible. Yes!! Only one key was used for everything except the word "Adam" and the number "46". All the remaining elements were cut from just ONE key!! This card did not use all the different possibilities from the one key.
Imagine what can be done with the entire cartridge!!!

The card base was cut at 4.5" from the card stock. A second card base was cut from the Chantilly paper at the same size to use as a liner on the inside flap. I shifted it down just a touch to have the zigzag peek over the top. Then I recut the card base at 4" to create the inner cupcake.
The envelope was cut at 4.5" from CTMH Chantilly paper.
"Happy Birthday" and the envelope "diamonds" were cut at 1/2".
"Adam", "46" and "Years Old" were cut at 1".
I cut 2 cherries - 1 in chocolate, 1 in ruby - at 1" then glued only the stem from the chocolate cardstock onto the cherry.
Yes, even the sprinkles were from the same button. They are the centers of the "Sun" cut at 1/2".

I had a lot of fun creating this card for the challenge. Why don't YOU join me and create a project as well?

Don't have the supplies needed? Click on the link below the pictures to go to my shopping site to start your "keying" adventures.

Cricut® Artiste Collection    $99.00 Z1790




Chantilly Paper Packet    $9.95 X7163B


  1. You did a really nice job with this card and the key cuts! I especially like that you used the diamond shaped cut to decorate the envelope. Thanks for playing with us in the Rose Garden. Please come back again!

  2. Fabulous card! Love how you made the wonderful matching envelope too...Thanks for playing along at Rose Blossom Garden! Can't wait to see what you do next time.
    Kim xXx

  3. What a fun card! Love the blue!

  4. I just love what you did with this card. Thanks for playing along with us at Rose Blossom Garden.

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