Monday, May 12, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 210--Celebrate Mom!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #210 Celebrate Mom

This Weeks Sponsor

$50.00 Giftcard to SVG Cuts

~This Weeks Challenge~

Celebrate Mom
Create a project that celebrates mom.

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

Good morning and I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day!  Today I'm showing you a card that I made from an SVG file from our wonderful sponsor--SVG Cuts.

So as many of you know, I am a papercraft addict.  Therefore, it's not enough to have a Cricut--I also had to have a Silhouette Cameo too LOL!   SVG Cuts has some absolutely amazing kits on their site--please go and check them out!  Now that the new Cricut Explore is out (I don't have one yet!), you can now take advantage of these lovely files with a Cricut machine.

For this card I chose the Edisto Island kit.  I am from South Carolina and have spent some lovely vacations on Edisto Island.  This card was made using the Butterfly Lever Card file from the kit, along with the darling paper pack from SU's Sale-a Bration promo called Sweet Sorbet.  

One of the things I LOVE about SVG Cuts is that they not only provide great SVG files, they give a detailed assembly PDF.  AND they always provide a wonderful assembly tutorial video as well, so you have a LOT of help at your fingertips.  Mary also talks a little bit about where she got her inspiration, what paper line she's using, and other ideas for each file.  Great resource!  This first pic is of the card closed.

Here it is open, with the butterfly completely outside on the front--

and here it is tucked behind the leaves.  I couldn't decide which way I liked it better!  You can see what amazing dimension this card gives you.  I added even more by adding pearls to some of the flower centers.

Here is a top view, showing you the mechanism in case you have never made a lever card before.  It also shows all the beautiful patterned paper.  I love this card because the lovely prints are not covered up.

I added some punched butterflies to one of the interior panels--punches are SU.

Love the little scallop detail that is built right into the exterior of the card!  And here is my Cricut cut--it's from CTMH Art Philosophy.  I had a stamp from Elzybells that I wanted to use--I just love this stamp.  So my label needed to be more "circle-ish" than "oval-ish".

I hope you enjoyed my creation today and that you will play along with us at FCCB this week!  Just make a project celebrating Mom, use at least one Cricut cut, and upload it to the FCCB blog--easy peasy!

Have you bought an Explore yet?  Do you love it?  I have no place to put another machine right now, but someday my trusty Expression will go to that great craft room in the sky, and when that day comes, I will shed a tear and then buy an Explore!


Angela said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! Those butterflies rock!

Michelle N. said...

Beautiful lever card-just love the dimension and the papers you chose-great job!

Missy said...

Very pretty Amy, I like the diemnsion in the butterfly!

Heather said...

This card is fantastic! I love the butterfly and all the flowers - and all your pattern papers too!

Chris said...

these are gorgeous!!