Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge

Here's the info straight from the Cricut Circle Blog:
Weekly Challenge #1: OOH, LA LA! FRENCH MANOR!
Pull out your FRENCH MANOR CARTRIDGE and create a project of your choice (card, scrapbook page, home decor project, . . . the sky’s the limit!). But here’s the catch, your project must also include JEWELS or PEARLS. Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include at least 2 cuts to qualify.

I have to admit that when I first received this cartridge it was not one of my favorites, but I started looking at the images in other ways and I have been waiting to make this card!

I saw the border on page 28 and immediately thought "pumpkins" or jack-o-lanterns! Then I used two other borders to make the "bats!"
I used my Gypsy to plan and arrange my images. Here's my mat after I cut everything out:
The base of the card was cut at 8" x 5 1/2", then scored at 4", and folded in half. I used the "bird stamp" on page 42 for the spooky frame. I turned the frame on it's side, unlinked the height and width on my Gypsy, and cut it at 3.68 w by 4.63 h.
The moon is a circle from George and basic shapes cut at 1.95 x 1.82. The "pumpkin" border is on page 28. I cut the border shadow and the border at 5.13 x 1.67 (I also unlinked the h and w for this cut). For the "bats" I used the larger border on page 54, flipped the image upside down and cut one at 3.25 x 1.15 and another one at 2.06 x 0.73. The 2nd layer for the bats are from page 72. These were cut at 3.42 x 1.91 and another one at 2.14 x 1.20. Then I layered them with 3D dots for dimension.




I FINALLY got to use my i-Rock to give the bats eyes, and the pumpkins some bling! I also added some black tool, and stamped "boo" with CTMH stamps.

Paper Recipe:
Base-Kraft paper from JoAnns
Frame-Making Memories Halloween paper
Pumpkins and Moon-My Mind's Eye photo stack
Outline of Pumpkins-SU's Pumpkin Pie
Bats-Bazzill


I hope you enjoyed this Halloween inspired card using French Manor! Happy card making to all of you!

18 comments:

joeygirl86 said...

Great card! I loove the bats!

Celeste B. said...

WOW! That is so creative!! I love it, TFS! :)

Donna Schnees said...

If I had to vote, yours would win. I like how you used the cart with creativity.

maryvernau said...

Great job! You saw possibilities on French Manor that I missed entirely. Very creative!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love how you used the brackets for bats! :) Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great card!!! It is Boo-tiful!!!
TFS

Jana Eubank said...

Oh, my gosh! This is so creative!

Nadia said...

This is such a creative use of the cuts on that cart! I love how you think!

Lori said...

Love this idea. BTW, that's one of my favorite stamp alphabets!ko

Anita said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the bats! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! :)

Craft Junkie Too said...

adorable.....I haven't used this cartridge yet and this is VERY creative. :)
-Tracy

Denise said...

Kristy, I just LOVE your card!! So innovative! Thanks for joining us this week at CIC!! Come again next week, 'K?

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Beautiful! I LOVE how you used this cartridge! Very inspirational! Hugs, Kimmy :)

Lisa said...

Adorable project! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Miranda said...

Great Card!

greenbean said...

this is beyond freaking clever!...i love love love this!...

Ida said...

Very fun and creative. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week.

Gramjak said...

This is a GREAT card -- and I appreciate the wonderful tutorial in making it so much. I'm a newbie altho' I'm OLD in years. Love your creativity!