Monday, July 25, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge "Melon Time"

This week at Fantabulous Cricut, the challenge was "Melon Time" (Make a project with fruit or a melon on it).  I made an invitation with some napkin holders.

Finished Card: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Cardstock: White, Green, Red, Black and Green Checked Patterned Paper
Cricut Cartridge Stretch Your Imagination Watermelon, page 34 (Base, Layers Base and Blackout Base)
Cut at 3 1/2" for Invitation and 2" for Napkin Rings
1/2" wide Green cardstock strips for Rings (Adjust length for size of napkins)
Cricut Design Studio (To cut multiple melons at the same time)
Glossy Accents (on seeds)
Green Ribbon
White Pigment Ink (to make the "Rind' on Melon)
EK Success Scallop Circle Punch (for "teeth" marks)
Computer Sentiment
Mounting Tape

Fairly easy project so you can make several invitations and napkin rings without too much trouble. I wish the photos showed how shiny the seeds look from the Glossy Accents. I even added it to the small melons. For another idea, you could change the sentiments and make this into a "Thank You" Card...quick and easy.

Haven't been around cause things are still crazy around here...I was hoping it would be back to normal by now. I thought my hours were going to change at work, however, they haven't as of yet. We'll see when it happens.

Just so you know, two of my sons are trying to kill me (lol)...My youngest bought a motorcycle (yikes) AND on the same week,  my youngest and my middle sons went skydiving (double yikes). I could never do it!!!

Proof that they made it back safe.

The garden is thriving...tomatoes of every size, cucumbers, peppers, and string beans. I did finally get all my flowers planted (only took 2 months longer than expected). Now I just hope that the heat wave we are in right now doesn't kill them.

I have felt that my creative juices were on vacation for quite a while also. (Too bad that they didn't take me as well). However, I am seeing glimmers that they are thank you for being patient.

Hope you have a great week...

imagine what you could do.....


  1. Cute card- love the gingham! I swear kids are put on earth to torment us for our own youth! :)Amy

  2. Great card and napkin holders! I'm so relieved when people make invitations that are easy to assemble -- that's how I try to keep mine, too. :)

    Glad your boys are back safe! I freak out with just the climbing my toddler does; can't yet imagine what you went through with motorbikes and skydiving.

    Your fellow DT gal,

  3. Super cute card! Glad to hear the kids are back safe and sound :)


  4. Love the invite and those napkin rings are adorable! Lisa

  5. have daredevil boys! Mine gave me fits on the motorcycle business, but at least neither of them jumped out of a! I love your melon party invite! So pretty and summery!

  6. How cute are these invitations and I love the napkin holders! Oh dear, those boys...they sure keep us on our toes!

  7. Sounds like it will be a great party. Graeat job on the card.
    DIANA L.

  8. Super cute, Dana!! Love the napkin rings!! Great projects!! Tell your sons to take turns when they want to do something crazy, you are going to have a heart attack!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  9. What super projects! The invitation is super and I LOVE the little napkin rings!
    I'm glad your sons made it home alive. My heart would have been pounding the entire time!!


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