Monday, August 1, 2011

Lets Be Friends Challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

I am so excited to be joining you for my first Challenge Me Monday as part of the Design Team at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  I have been a follower of  FCCB for awhile now and love their challenges, tips and tutorials.  This week the challenge is "Let's Be Friends."  I knew right away I wanted to use this cut from A Child's Year as it is one of my go to carts.  
I also wanted to use this stamp 
 Friends are the Family we choose ourselves.  
Please join in with the challenge this week and post your project at FCCB.  I would love to see your creations.  
This stair step card is cut at  10 1/2 " by 5 1/2 ".  It is scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/4, 6, and 8 1/4 inches.
Once it is scored fold it accordian style with the 1 1/4 inch fold to front.
The paper stack I used was the Whimsy Stack from DCWV.
I used Elegant Edges to cut the Scalloped circle and shadow for the frame at 4 inches.
The girls from A Child's Year were cut at 2 1/2 inches.
The border was also from Elegant edges cut at a 5 1/2 inches width to fit the card using my Gypsy which made it 1.07 inches tall.  I also cut the shadows for the border.
I cut pieces to cover each fold front and back so you need 2 each of 2 1/4 x 5 1/4, 1 1/2 x 5 1/4, 1 x 5 1/4
The ACY girls were pop dotted to make them stand out.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the buterflies, added ribbon, stamp, and a little Diamond Stickles to accent some of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project and are inspired to join in the challenge this week.    Happy craftin!


  1. Suzanne, your card is beautiful. I love the soft colors and paper you chose.

    Big Crafty Hugs!

  2. Great job on the card! Love the style and the soft & pretty pastel papers! :)Amy

  3. What a great card! I love the design of it and the papers you've chosen are just perfect with the silhouette!
    I'm delighted to have you with us at FCCB! I'm your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you better!

  4. Beautiful card with such lovely colors and soft patterns! Very sweet it!

  5. I love your card!! Those colors are amazing!! Thanks for explaining the folds I've never made one of these and I want to try it out. So glad you are part of the team. I saw your cakes on the slideshow Y-U-M-M-Y!!!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  6. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors.

  7. Beautiful! Love your card's colors and the fold.

    Your fellow DT gal,

  8. This is so pretty, love the paper choices! Love that sentiment...:)

  9. Beautiful stair step card and you know I love the little girls!! Love the papers and your pretty details! So happy to be on DT with you!

  10. Love the card Suzanne! But even more I love the sentiment as it is sooo true!!! I love the colors and pattern papers in this card, just so pretty! ACY is such a great cart too!!

  11. Beautiful stair step card. It turned out great!!! Pretty paper. :)

  12. Just beautiful! Such a sweet image.


  13. Love stair step cards. Great cuts and beautiful colors.

  14. Just lovely Suzanne! The colors are perfect for this soft and sweet card! I love that cut too, so sweet and happy!