Friday, June 24, 2011

Chillin' Patriotic Watermelon Card

I have a confession -- I don't like watermelon.  (I know, I know...)  But my son sure does!  He's had it occasionally and liked it well enough, but he went absolutely bonkers for it while my parents were here.  Then again, if Papaw and GG are enjoying something, Jonathan probably will too.  He loves them so much and shows it by emulating them.

So watermelon is the theme today.  I saw challenges for both watermelon and flags, and those things are the classic symbols of a fun Fourth of July weekend to me.  While I never liked eating watermelon, I do enjoy the smell.  And who can resist a watermelon with a smile?

Card Details:
  • Card Base - DCWV Brights (A2)
  • Papers - textured cardstock by The Paper Studio; all others from scraps
  • Cricut Cuts - watermelon from Simply Charmed, page 46; stars from Simply Charmed, page 68; "chillin'" sentiment from Paisley, page 24
  • Other - faux stitching with white Gelly Roll pen and scarlet Le Plume II marker; inking with green and red Colorbox ink pads; watermelon on pop dots
I didn't have an American flag in my cartridge collection, so I made my own representation of one by cutting square stripes with my trimmer and affixing stars cut from Simply Charmed.  I like the faux stitching -- really gives it a homemade, all-American look.

And have I mentioned lately how much I'm *loving* these Colorbox ink pads?  Yep, thought so. :)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Amber's Crafts and Stuff:  Challenge #15 - Dog Days of Summer
Cooking with Cricut:  Challenge #39 - Watermelon
Creative Cutter Room:  Challenge - God Bless America!
Cricut Cardz Challenge:  Challenge #80 - Flag


  1. You have just made my day! I thought I was the only person in the entire world that doesn't like watermelon! The LOOKS I get when I tell people that...well, I'm sure you know. ;)Watermelon sure looks cute on a card though. This is adorable. :)

  2. Super the inking you did!

  3. Very patriotic and perfect for summer.

    I hope you will stop by for my blogoversary!
    Carson's Creations

  4. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at CCC!

  5. Hi Jessica!

    This is a darling card!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cricut Cradz Challenge!

    Ruthie :)

  6. Oh. Absolutely cute! Love the face. Great combination of the flag and watermelon. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Cutter Room. Hope to see you for the next challenge.


  7. Super adorable! Love the doodling! Thanks so much for joining us over at CCR! DT Member Carri :)

  8. How cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  9. So cute and very creative. I love it!! TFS and thanks for joining us again at Cooking With Cricut!
    ~Madison CWCDT

  10. Very cute, way to think outside the box, thanks so much for joining CCC!

  11. I'm the only person in my family that doesn't like watermelon! Love your cute little patriotic melon, Jessica! Too, too cute! Thanks for linking your project up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team