Monday, July 11, 2011

Paper Playtime Ch# 50 SUMMER

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! It is time again for another fun challenge at Paper Playtime. Challenge 50 is Summer! So many things came to mind when I saw the challenge theme and it was hard to decide which idea to use. My thoughts kept returning to things that my kids and grandkids enjoyed during the summer. There is a wooded area behind my house and the boys always had lots of fun camping and sleeping in a tent in that area. So I began to look for something with a camping theme.
First I want to tell you about my card. I have seen pretty Twisted Easel cards and decided I wanted to try one! Mary at Cardz TV has a great video showing a Twisted Easel card. Be sure to visit Mary for all the details.
I started with a 4 1/4" x 9 3/4" piece of buff colored Colorbok cardstock. This makes an A2 card. While checking out the clearance items at Michael's last week, I picked up a Colorbok Summer Fun scrapbook kit that was reduced to $2.99. When I saw the words Camp written on one of the papers, I had to purchase the kit. Don't you love it when you have something in mind and things just seem to come together! Now I have papers and embellishments for scrapbooking some of those photos.

Cricut Cartridge: Nate's ABCs for all cuts
Page 50-- Tent cut at 2.75". I use Font 2 image on shift (looks like a cloud, but it is my sentiment mat) cut at 2.50".
The word Explore is the Phrase feature and the regular and shift cuts are cut 1.25".
Wow! One cartridge and one page! I am really enjoying this cartridge and all the features. Oh! Did you see the little hat and dog on the phrase! Such a cute cut!
Papers: I used Recollections Metallic Shimmer gray paper for the kids to give the appearance of their shadows inside the tent. Paper for the word Explore was in the kit. Rest of papers are from my scrap stack.
I pop-dotted the sentiment mat to hold the front in place and used lots of inking!

Now it is your turn to make a Summer project and play with us at Paper Playtime. We are happy to have our design team member Pam sponsoring this week. Check out these goodies and get those projects entered in this fun challenge.
Sponsor: Simply Pam
Prize:  Making Memories - Whimsy Embellishment Kit (Has 100 Buttons, Die cut shapes, Chipboard Alphas and 40 Printed Flowers) Total of 214 pieces plus a cute box it's in.
Also Making Memories Hul-la-ba-loo 5"x7" Mini Book Kit (Has a spiral bound mini book, Cardstock, Trims, Stickers and Die-Cuts)

Hope you enjoy my first Twisted Easel card! It was really easy and I will be making more!
I am also sharing this at Fantabulous Cricut this week for the "Let's Go Camping" theme!


  1. beautiful twisted easel card!! I love making these and yours turned out amazing! Love the cuts you chose and the colors are just great! TFS

  2. Glenda, such a cute card. I love the twisted easel card and have wanted to make one. You have inspired me to try. Your work is incredible.

  3. What a great easel card- love the style and that little dog is so cute! :)Amy

  4. ohhhh I love your Summer card....soooo cute

  5. this is beautiful Glenda!!! love the silhouettes & your fun design!
    hugs & blessings

  6. I absolutely love this card...the colour scheme is so perfect!!!!

  7. Lovely card Glenda. Great colours and I like the twisted easel. This card would fit the FCCB challenge this week. x

  8. I love this card, Glenda.I couldn't remember where the "summer" challenge was, thanks for the reminder.

  9. Glenda, if you haven't, you should post this on FCCB! It's awesome!

    XO - Amy Jo (FCCB DT)

  10. This is so sweet! The soft tones and papers are perfect! How wonderful that you found them on clearance, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut!
    Small Bits of Paper

  11. Great!! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!!