Monday, February 6, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #97 - Love Is in the Air

Today I get to share with you a very special card -- my hubby's valentine!  He promised not to check my blog so I can post it before Valentine's Day and for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #97 - Love Is in the Air.  (So, hubby, you better not be reading!)

Our sponsor this week is K Andrew Designs Art Stamps, and she shared with the design team some awesome stamps to complete our "love" projects.  I received this Mini Heart set with both sentiments and images:

And here's what I created:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - Paisley, page 28 (Card Function) @ 4.5 inches
  • Papers - pattern by K&Company; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - hearts from Doodlecharms, page 26; tag, frame, and "heart" sentiment from Lovely Floral
  • Embossing - frame with Cuttlebug's Kassie's Brocade
  • Other - stamped sentiment by K Andrew Designs; key by Recollections; inking with red Colorbox ink pad, and brown and pink Stampabilities ink pads; ribbon and glitter from stash; tag and hearts on pop dots

I'm so proud of this card -- it's my first shaker card!  The photo doesn't capture it well, but the heart has a piece of recessed plastic that encloses both the key and lots of red glitter.  My inspiration -- and tutorial -- for making a shaker card with the Paisley cartridge came from a video at Above Rubies Studios.

Would you like a chance to win some K Andrew stamps?  Join us at Fantabulous Cricut with your "love" projects this week for a chance to win!

I'm also submitting this project to the following challenge(s):

CardzTV: Cricut Cardz Challenge #101 - Valentine's Day
Die Cuttin' Divas: Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #78 - Love Is in the Air
Paper Playtime: Challenge #67 - Hearts or Love Theme


  1. Gorgeous shaker card Jessica! I love the heart window and cut little key charm. The sentiment is perfect-sweet card!
    Sherrie K

  2. Bee-utiful Valentine card. I like using the card options of the Cricut cartridges and did not know about this one. I especially like the shaker card part with the wonderful key inside. Not made a shaker card before but you've inspired me to try.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Beautiful shaker card Jessica! Love the heart window and key, papers, and the pretty hearts!

  4. Great job on your first shaker card. It is gorgeous. I love how your looking through the frame at the key. Beautiful card and I am sure your husband will love it.

  5. Super amazing shaker card! The hubster is gonna love it :)

  6. That card is beautiful!! It has so many cool details!! I love the little key and the embossing!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  7. Very pretty, love how the key is in the heart!!
    Getting Cricky Jr. DTM

  8. Great Job! I love shaker cards and yours is gorgeous...I'm sure hubby will love it! TFS Hugs Cathie

  9. What a gorgeous shaker card!! I love the embossing and the key on the inside!! This is fabulous :)


  10. Oh, I just LOVE shaker cards. This is just so cute. I love the way you put the key on the inside of the heart.

  11. Super cute, your hubby will love it! Congrats on your first shaker card. I will need to look at the tutorial and try it out!

  12. this shaker card. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Happy Craftin'!

  13. Super card! I love the little key charm you've included. It's just perfect with the sentiment!

  14. Jessica, thanks for sharing this beauty with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  15. Really Nice I love it! Thanks for playing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!

    Letillia, DTM