Monday, July 25, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #70 - Melon Time

It's Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut -- and I'm so excited!  This week's theme promises inspiration for many fantabulously fun projects -- and it's also my first on the design team!

This week's challenge is "Melon Time," and we were asked to create a project featuring a fruit or melon.  I've made a watermelon card already this summer (and...well, I don't really like watermelon...I know, I know!), so I chose a different fruit as my card's star:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - DCWV Brights (A2)
  • Papers - patterned paper by American Crafts - Everyday paperpack; textured cardstock by Core'dinations; all other cardstock by The Paper Studio
  • Cricut Cuts - cherry/background combo and "cherry" sentiment from Nifty Fifties, page 66
  • Other - sentiment printed with Corbel font and formatted with MS Publisher; inking and faux stitching with scarlet Le Plume II marker; more inking on cherry with red petal point ink pad by Colorbox; cherry and its background on pop dots.

These colors sure make my mouth water for a cherry limeade from Sonic!  I tried a little something different with the asymmetrical band of paper stretching across the sentiment area, and I think it turned out cute.  All the cuts on Nifty Fifties have fun, unexpected background shapes that make me want to try different angles and arrangements.

Now it's your turn!  Swing by Fantabulous Cricut to check out the other DT members' creations (there's lots of watermelons -- I promise!), and then share your own melon/fruit project with us.

Happy crafting Monday!


  1. Like your cherry theme especially with the cherry paper. Clicked on the Fantabulous Cricut Link in your post & it took me to Sun 7/24 post Spotlight Sunday. Clicked on another DT's Fantabulous Cricut link earlier this morn and the ice cream challenge is still listed as current challenge and I'm not seeing the watermelon challenge. What am I doing wrong?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Very cute! Like the angles of the design!

  3. Turned out VERY cute! Nice angles and arrangement and love the colors too!

  4. Hooray for your debut!!!! And what a start to a fabulous DT term! This card is perfect. I like that you used cherries instead of that nasty-tasting watermelon. ;) And, of course, I ADORE that pun! So, so funny. Your colour choices are summery and sweet, and I really love that you did some funky angles. Such fun! Great job, my friend!
    Hugs, Nita

  5. Great job on your first DT post (of many more)! Yeah for you! The cherries are cute.

    Carson's Creations

  6. Fun card! I now want sonic too!!! :)

  7. Oh Jess, my friend what a super FABULOUS card you've it. Awesome! ~Shen

  8. Great card, love the cherries. Jayne x

  9. Congrats on your first official project as a DT member! I love this card! It's soooooo cute! :)

  10. Such a pretty card!! You won on my blog, would you please email me at mzcherub at gmail dot com

  11. So fun! Love the great paper and super yummy cherries!


  12. How cute is that? Girl you just nailed this challenge! Love those wonderful, bright, happy colors and the cherries are just too it! And once again, welcome to the FCCB design team!

  13. Super cute! I love cherries too! I like how you slanted the sentiment and added the paper. I also like the shading on the cherries, great job my fellow FCCB DT member!

  14. Love the sentiment! Very clever. The colors are great as well!

  15. This is such a cute card you did a great job.
    DIANA L.

  16. Super cute card, I love the pun, and it makes me happy! Hugs, Pam at

  17. Super cute!! I love how you made the sentiment!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  18. What a lovely card! Your paper combinations are wonderful!
    Welcome to the FCCB team too! I'm your newest follower!