Summertime Scene

Recently, I checked out the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog thanks to a fellow blog buddy, Arin, at A Piece of Life’s Pie. She has been picked as their new design team member! Congrats Arin! 🙂 Thanks to her blog and kind words, I decided to enter this week’s challenge called ‘BBQ Time’ where you make a project using BBQ or picnic foods. This is the second challenge I have ever entered but it was a lot of fun and made me think outside the box. Since I couldn’t find the usual BBQ foods like a hamburger or hot dog on any of my cartridges, I made a cherry pie set on top of a picnic table. To add some interest, I created a summer setting with a bright blue sky, green grass, and some fluffy clouds.

Cartridges Used:

Clouds ~ Potpourri Basket  ~ 1 inch (bonus shift)

Picnic Table ~ Camp Out ~ 2.5 inches (base, base shift, blackout)

Cherry Pie ~ Just Because Cards ~ 2 inches

‘Enjoy’ sentiment ~ Wild Card ~ 4 inches

Other Details:

I made the red and white checkered “table-cloth” using the “” program (a free downloadable) using the fill function (large checker board) in red. I printed it out on regular copy paper and then hand trimmed it. I think it adds a nice splash of color under the cherry pie. For the pie tin, I used a silver gel pen on white cardstock. I also inked around the picnic table’s top layers with brown ink for definition. I added faux stitching around the 4×6 Kraft card base using a white gel pen. Lastly, I used a lot of foam dimensionals to make the card pop.

Thanks for checking it out!



8 thoughts on “Summertime Scene

    • Thanks so much!!! I’m proud of that tablecloth :). I didn’t have any checkered or gingham paper so I just made my own – took some time figuring out and how to do it but I finally worked it out. 🙂 Thanks for checking it out and for the lovely comment! Hope you had a great 4th of July! Take care! ~Vanessa

    • Hi Melissa! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card for the challenge! It was a lot of fun! I plan to play along again because it makes me try new things. I really appreciate your lovely visit and comment! I’ll have to check out your blog next! ~Vanessa

  1. This is so cute and since it has a pie in it, I love it more! The details to your cards amaze me. If I was on the team the judges your card, your would get my vote! Thank you so much for the kind words and support. I REALLY want to see more of your stuff and FCCB is a great place to showcase it. Your stuff deserves recognition, it is simply brillant and orignal! Thanks for submiting this card to FCCB and my fingers are crossed for you! Hugs!

    • Oh, too cute! Very fitting that it has a pie in it! I didn’t think of that and you’re the one who inspired me to check out the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog! 🙂 Love it! Thanks also for your kind words and support too! It helped me decide to enter challenges more and I appreciate that. I am still learning but I guess crafters are always learning new techniques and styles. That’s what makes it so much fun and addictive! 🙂 I can’t wait to follow along with your design work as well at FCCB! Thank you for the lovely comment and visit as always! ~Vanessa

  2. Fantastic card Vanessa!!! Your detailing on the picnic table is great!!! I love that you made your own tablecloth. Very nice! The printed papers you used are perfect. The faux stitching is a nice finishing touch. Love the card!!!! Good luck in the challenge!!! ~Sophia

    • Hi Sophia! Thank you for the wonderful comments!! I didn’t win the challenge 😦 but I had a lot of fun and it made me create something I normally wouldn’t 🙂 LOL. The papers really helped add a nice pop of color. I’m proud of that little tablecloth :). I was determined to make it work! Thanks as always for stopping by!!! ~Vanessa

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