Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #24

Happy Saturday everyone :]  Today is week #24 over at Just Us Girls and Pam is hosting an easy, fun technique challenge!  The only requirement is to make a "Flap Card"!  Simple, right?  Or are you raising an eyebrow wondering what the heck a Flap Card is?!  Check out the simple SCS tutorial to see what the hype is all about! 

Here's my take on the challenge:
I believe this is my first true "Flap Card" and as soon as I saw the sample card, I thought flower!!  Cut file to be exact.  I used one of the flowers from the My Time Made Easy Fanciful Flowers Pretty Pieces cut file collection.  In SCAL, I welded it to a simple rectangle until is was 1/4 inch over the recommended length.  I then cut 6 flowers in decreasing sizes from some gorgeous Cosmo Cricket paper. 
I crumpled the flowers and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz' Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I stitched the button right to the 6 layers of paper :]  Added some flourishes and sentiments...some STRONG magnets (that almost ripped my card!!) and I was pretty much done.  Clean, easy, simple, yet bold.  I love the end result :]
Need some more inspiration?!  Check out our fabulous DT!!  Their blog links are in my left sidebar <---.  Be sure to check out Ms. Stephanie Kraft, our February Guest Designer, also!  She has been knocking our socks off with her submissions!!
If you play along, please post a direct link to your project using InLinkz over at JUGS and also use keyword JUGS24 in any online galleries :]

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a lovely weekend!

10 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous flower, Kristin! Great job on the flap card!

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! That flower is beyond stunning, love it!

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty! Great vision creating a flower! You are getting to be a pro at using SCAL! Love the flower! Great job with the challenge, Kristin!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh you clever girl! A flap card cut file WITH flower attached! You never cease to inspire me to play with my cricut and SCAL! Like Pam's, your gorgeous flower is pretty enough to wear! Amazing girlfried!

Stephanie Kraft said...

I love how you cut out the card with the flower.. so cute and clever, Kristin!! The layered flower is stunning!!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is beautiful Kristin - love the way you made your flower. You are becoming such a whiz with the SCAL and Cricut. Thanks for making the flap card technique look SOOOOOO fabulous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Kristin! Love the big blossom. Great job with the flap card technique!

Mary J said...

Hello Kristin! I love your flap card! Really clever idea with the flower - wish I thought of it!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous!

Monique said...

Super cute!! Love that big bloom :)

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