Thursday, March 10, 2011

FCCB Challenge Me Monday #50 - Tree Time

Over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, this week's challenge was to create something with a tree.

I was looking over my collection of cartridges and wanted to use one that I haven't really used in a while. So that lead me to Pagoda. A little history behind why I purchased this cartridge. I'm totally into Chinese/Japanese things. My dining room is where I've started to incorporate some of these things into my home. I bought this cartridge on the idea that I would use it to decorate my walls...well I haven't made it that far yet. But I'm getting closer.

Anyway on to my project:

This is a standard A2 sized card (4.25 by 5.5). I used a corner rounder on the edges of the card. I wasn't in a square mood. The red cardstock is 4.25 by 4. I used the Fiskars punch on both edges. I will master that punch one day! (That's if you notice the double hole under the tree)

I cut the tree and it's shift image from page 44 at 3 inches. I have another bad habit of putting the pieces together and then going, "Oh I should emboss it". So I ran it through my Divine Swirls cuttlebug folder for detail. Then I tried something new. I inked the edges...yes I know I should have done that first. But can't you tell I'm totally into doing things backwards!

I finished off the card by tying some brown polka dot ribbon to it. I stamped the sentiment from a set that I got on clearance at Micheal's. I hope you like.

Stay Crafty


  1. AWWWW! Love this tree and the embossing you did.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

  2. LOL- as I am reading about your project and doing it backwards, that is how things go for me most of the time. I am always taking things off to add chalk, emboss and more. Glad I am not the only one. TFS with us at FCCB.

  3. I like how you embossed the tree. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

  4. Very pretty...the ribbon is a nice touch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FCCB!


  5. Great job! Love your embossing! Thank you for playing along with us this week at FCCB!!


  6. You chose my favorite tree! It's so beautiful standing alone. Thanks for joining us at FCCB. BtW, I was born in W VA, but haven't been back since I was a small child :).