Monday, March 5, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #101 - Luck of the Irish

Happy Monday! So crazy it's already March, isn't it?  The holiday most people associate with March is St. Patrick's Day -- and I especially like that day because it's my birthday!  Because of my connection to March 17th, I'm excited about this week's Luck of the Irish challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.

Our sponsor this week is Jaded Blossom Stamps, and I got to play with their cute Luck of the Irish stamp set:



I made a shamrock easel card to celebrate the little bit of Irish in all of us this time of year:


 I used Jaded Blossom Stamps for the sentiment and the small shamrock stamp to adorn the message area:


Project Details:
  • Card Base - Easel (5x5")
  • Papers - cardstock by Bazzil; patterned paper by K&Company
  • Cricut Cuts - shamrocks from Celebrate with Flourish
  • Embossing - shamrocks with Cuttlebug's Floral Fantasy; background with The Paper Studio's Mesh Texture
  • Other - stamps from Jaded Blossom - Luck of the the Irish; white ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon; green ribbon by CelebrateIt Basic Narrows; Colorbox green ink pad; coloring with Le Plume II markers; shamrocks and sentiment on pop dots

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?   Get in the mood for all things green with this week's Luck of the Irish challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.

One other item of note...St. Patrick's Day is my one-year anniversary of papercrafting with the Cricut!  What a truly awesome birthday present -- the gift that has kept on giving me tons of creative crafting therapy!

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

BBTB2 - Shamrock Challenge
Jaded Blossom - Green Challenge
My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #80 - Happy St. Patrick's Day

32 comments:

  1. Your card is so BEAUTIFUL!AWESOME job with all the pretty details and layers!Have a nice day!!!:)

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  2. Jessica...love your classy Shamrock card! Well done my friend!

    Hugs,
    SB

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  3. I love this card!!! So cute and I love how you used the shamrock stamps! This would also fit the Jaded Blossom challenge this week so make sure you link up over there!
    ~Candace
    www.papercraftsbycandace.blogspot.com
    www.jadedblossom.com

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  4. Great Card! I've need to make an easel card. one day. I love Flourish cartridge too. Holly :-)

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  5. Jessica, YOur easel card is just so pretty. The shamrocks tht ou used are my favorite cut. The pretty ribbon and bow just gives the card such a pretty look. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.
    Charlotte

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  6. Oh I love your Easel card,the shamrocks look gorgeous with the swirls and bling! Thanks so much for joining BBTB2 this week
    Juliex

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  7. I love your card Jessica! All those fun shades of green are so pretty and the embossing and bling are fabulous!

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  8. Love it especially all the embossing.

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  9. I love that shamrock with the swirls. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at BBTB2.

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  10. What a great card! Green is my favourite colour so I especially like it. The gems are such a fabulous touch!

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  11. Beautiful easel card! Pretty shamrocks:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  12. So cute ! I like how you added the jewels to the clovers! love it! Thanks for entering our challenge this week !!!

    www.scrappinwithmybug.com
    wwww.jadedblossom.com

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  13. This is so pretty! I love the textures!

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  14. Beautiful card! I love the texture you've created and that's such a great use of that sentiment. Great job!

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  15. Oh My..This is darling..Thanks for playing along at BBTB2...Krista

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  16. This is so pretty! I love this card!! Thanks for joining us for the 2nd Jaded Blossom Challenge!

    Kim :)

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  17. So Pretty, love the touch of bling! So glad you joined us over at BBTB2!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  18. What a fun and festive card! Someone is sure "lucky" to receive it! Thanks for linking up at BBTB2. :)

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  19. Love the shamrocks and the sentiment.

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  20. Happy St. Patty's birthday. I was supposed to be born then too but came the 10th. Your card is so awesome. The white really makes the shamrocks stand out.

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  21. What a fun day to have a birthday! And what a fabulous and classy card. thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

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  22. LOVE this card!! Awesome embossing!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  23. This card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :) Not sure if you got my last message, but I awarded you with a special blog award because you are fabulous and would love for you to be able to pass it on. I posted the link on your last project page. Have a great day!!
    Panda Hugs!
    J-
    Glitter Panda

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  24. Hi Jessica! Welcome back to the team! So glad to be your teammate once again. I truly do love your creations. You always inspire me. :0) This card is perfect for a more grown-up type of card. I love it! I always have a hard time coming up with a St. Patty's Day card with a more "adult" feel to it & this one is just perfect for that. I appreciate the inspiration!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & former coordinator)
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  25. what a grogeous card ,I love the CAS design and the shamrocks are wonderful
    thanks for joining in at my sheri crafts and good luck
    tracey [guest designer]

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  26. Jessica this is such a great card! love the bling on the shamrocks! looking forward to working with you on the FCCB! PS. Happy early birthday!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  27. What a truly pretty shamrock card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at BBTB2 - I love your card!

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  28. Fabulous card. Love the extra shamrock touch. Thanks for playing along with us at My Sheri Crafts.

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  29. Love your card!

    Jamie
    Jaded Blossom DT

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  30. This is just oh so fabulous!!! I love the embossing that looks so good. Is that embossing or is that the paper? So beautiful!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month Jaded Blossom. ;)

    Hugs,
    Raven

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  31. What a great project ! I haven't tried an easel card - I LOVE how yours turned out ! Thank you for playing along with us at BBTB2 !!! Lori

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