Monday, May 21, 2012

"CONGRATS" -Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Project

For todays "My Craft Spot" challenge project click -HERE.

Hello friends, welcome to another wonderful Monday!  Each Monday begins with a new challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, and this weeks challenge...
"You Did It"
Make a Graduation card or project
remember to include a cricut cut image somewhere on your project

I've been thinking about this shape card in my head for a few days now and I was able to quickly design it using my Gypsy and then put it together.  I rarely use my cricut machine without my gypsy... really almost never, I love my gypsy!  The letters "CONGRATS" are from the Birthday Bash cartridge, and were welded together. The graduation hat is from Everyday Paper Dolls.

I designed this card to fit in a legal size envelope (the long -approx. 9 1/2" x 4" size) using several layers.

I like to use the colored fun foam or craft foam as some call it to create a "pop-up" effect when working with black cardstock, instead of using my usual white mounting tape so it's not as noticeable.  I used black and orange fun foam for this project. I purchased the multi color package so I have several colors on hand.  
I cut the fun foam into strips and then smaller pieces, the size that I need, I use tacky glue to adhere it to the cardstock.

The tassel was made using grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up.  You can see a video -HERE showing how to make this type of tassel, as well as another fun graduation card. I made the graduation card in the video for this weeks My Craft Spot challenge, my card can be found -HERE.

The black cardstock is the "shadow" font feature from the Birthday Bash cartridge, the orange and white are the layered font. 
I added stitching using an extra fine sharpie pen on the orange "CONGRATS" image. 

Inside of card

You'll want to head over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the other great projects that the design team has created, and we would love you to join us for This Weeks Challenge -"You Did It"  -HERE
Thanks for visiting today!


  1. WOW--this is just the cutest grad card ever! So very clever!

  2. Robin,this card is fabulous! Oh my goodness, I love it! The shape is wonderful and those colors really pop! Love the tassel and stitching, what a fun card!

  3. This is an adorable card! I love it!


  4. You did an Amazing job!!!Great card!

  5. I love shaped cards and this is so inspiring. Your stitching just makes it pop and I love how you did the inside with white congrats. I might have to try this with so many seniors I know graduating.

  6. Awesome shaped card Robin!! I love the stitching and the colors are fabulous!!
    Sherrie K

  7. FANTASTIC job with your shaped card Robin!I LOVE the color and the stitching,Have a great day!!!:)

  8. This is fabulous! I love it, especially the tassel!

  9. I LOVE this card, Robin!! The font is so fun and the cap is a great touch - especially with that amazing tassel! I just might be stealing this idea from you. (Remember, imitation is the highest form of flattery!!)

  10. Robin, this is another marvelous card. :o) The tassel is seriously amazing and I love that you used fun foam for dimension! The cap perched atop the shaped base is a great idea and I also love how you did the inside. :o) This tassel idea is truly amazing... it would look gorgeous on a fancy pillow/chair cut! :o) Lovely work, as always. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  11. Robin,
    This is so fantastic! Wow, super creative and very original! I love, love, love it! This was a brilliant idea and one I'll certainly keep in mind for future cards! Thanks for the great inspiration! :)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com


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