Sunday, July 6, 2014

Exploring Cricut & More - Sunshine Smiles & Critters

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a Happy 4th of July. I'm so excited!
This is my first post as a Design Team Member for
Exploring Cricut and More Yay! 

Today I have a 5" x 7" card I made, using 4 Cricut Cartridges that I would 
like to share with you. This summer themed card was so much fun to make. 
It features 2 of my favorite critters from the Create A Critter Cartridge. 

Using Create A Critter I cut the kitty out at 2.5", the mouse at 1.75", the clouds at 1.0" & 1.25", the sun at 1.25", and the beach ball on the inside at 1.5". I wanted to dress them up for swimming so I cut the goggles (2.75") and ducky innertube (2.75") from the Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge. The innertube for the mouse (.25") came from the Pack Your Bags Cartridge.  

 I added plastic from my Cricut cartridge outer cases to the inside of the goggles. I cut the sign out using the Cricut Campout cartridge and craft and black cardstock. All the papers are from DCWV.  The Sunshine Smiles stamp is from Craftin Desert Diva's Stamps.

I hand cut the ground with a textured sandy colored cardstock. It has clear sparkles giving it just the right look. I inked everything up and layered some of the cuts with foam tape. I left it blank inside so I could decide the occasion later.

I love this cute & summery fun card! I hope you all are having some summer fun too! Be sure to check out the daily projects and biweekly challenges at Exploring Cricut & More !

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Have a wonderful & crafty day!!


  1. This is so fun! Love love love the googles and inner tubes on the CAC critters! Genius idea to use the packaging for the inner part of the googles-filing that away for future use myself! We are so glad to have you on the Exploring Cricut team!!!

  2. This is adorable! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  3. First of all I want to welcome you to the Exploring Cricut and More Design Team!!
    I love your fun card!! The cat and mouse with their innertubes and goggles are so adorable!
    Also, thank you so very much for joining our 'Many Layers' Linky Party at Pause Dream and Enjoy!!!! :)

  4. Very clever & creative-I may "borrow" this idea for a card for my cat lovin' brother! Welcome to EC& M Tina!

  5. Love this, very creative and awesome...... Thanks for joining us for the challenge over at HIMCR.

  6. That's so cute! Might give something similar a try. Thanks Tina.

  7. So darned CUTE! Love how you used the accessories from Teddy Bear Parade to dress up the kitty and mouse from Create A Critter...creative GENIUS! Gotta give that a try one day soon!


Thank you so much for your comments! I really do appreciate all the kind words! Have a lovely day :)


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