Monday, June 6, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Guest Designer - #1 DAD

I am super excited to be Challenge Me Monday Guest Designer at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! It was such a surprise to be asked! FCCB is one of my favorite challenge blogs and I enjoy entering their challenges when I can. Thank you for the honor of being the guest designer and playing along with the Fantabulous Design Team!

The challenge is #1 Dad....make a project just for him. My dad is deceased and I wanted to make a card for my grandkids to give their dad. I struggle sometimes with masculine cards but I thought a baseball theme would be perfect for my family. Both younger grandsons play ball and their Dad is right there with them!

This card is a recessed window card which gives a shadow box look. A great tutorial can be found at SplitCoastStampers. The card starts with a 5 1/4" x 10 3/4 piece of cardstock. This is the size given in the video rather than the printable tutorial. The cardstock is scored at 5 1/4 and again at 5 1/2 which creates a little spine to help the card lay flat. Please view the video for complete instructions on making the window.
This photo shows the 1/4" recessed area.

Cricut Cartridges:
A Child's Year - Dad silhouette on page 40 cut 3" with black and again 3" blue paper using the shadow key.
Sports Mania - Play Ball on page 63 cut 1 1/4 in red. Using the layer feature and same size, the ball is cut in white.
Bat is on page 64 and is cut 2" with silver using the base cut, 2" with red using the layer cut and again 2 " using the blackout cut.
Plantin Schoolbook - Star on page 74 using the endcap feature. I keyed in #1 DAD. This was cut 3/4" in white and 3/4" in red using the endcap shadow key. To provide the Red stars on top, I cut red using the endcap shadow feature again--trimmed off the stars and glued to the white base. This is only my second time to use this feature and I love the way it turned out. I forget about some of the neat features on the cartridges.
Rest of the recipe:
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots folder; lots of inking; Pop-dots; white gelly roll pen
For the inside of the card, I used Sports Mania, page 62. This is the background feature and is cut 4 1/2" in white. I hand cut the red mat at 4 3/4". Isn't that a great background! The cut-out is so cute! The kids can write a note and sign here. I covered the area that forms the recessed window with the baseball paper. I will add a photo of the kids on that area.

Now it is your turn to play along! Be sure to check out the design teams' projects and link your project for Dad at Fantabulous Cricut.
Again many thanks to FCCB for this opportunity! Hope you enjoy my project!


  1. glenda I love this card. It is amazing has so much detail and the colors pop. love it. hugs

  2. Love this card, Glenda. Congrats on your GD spot. You so richly deserve it.

  3. Glenda, you did a fantastic job on this card. Congrats on GD too!
    Sherrie K

  4. I love this card. I'm a new follower I hope you stop by my blog and follow me as well. Have a great day.

  5. So happy to have you as a guest designer at FCCB!
    I love this card, I struggle at times with the masculine cards too. This one is awesome!
    Lisa C

  6. Glenda this card is just amazing! Wow, I was so happy to see that you were going to be the guest designer at FCCB this week! When I saw your name I knew your project would be awesome and I was right! Would it be too corny to say that you "knocked it outta the ball park"? this card!

  7. This card turned out beautifully! I love this card! Thanks for being a fabulous Guest Designer-- I'm off to check out your other fabu projects :)

  8. This is just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talent this week at FCCB! :o)


  9. Glenda, you did a fantastic job with this challenge! Thank you for being a fantabulous guest designer! I knew you would do great.

    Saundra :)

  10. Hi Glenda,
    Thanks for being our guest designer this week! Your card turned out so cool. Great job!

    Xo ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT)

  11. Hey Glenda- this is an awesome card. Glad to have you as a Guest Designer. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  12. This is so sharp, Glenda! The silhouette looks fabulous with the white gel pen markings. Great job! I'm so glad you could be design with us at FCCB this week!

  13. Amazing card Glenda! I love that paper, the silhouette and the inside of the card...Another hit!!!!