Friday, October 7, 2011

Cricut Blogiversary Challenge

BLOGIVERSARY CHALLENGE: Imagine Layer & Print Challenge!

The WINNER of this challenge will receive a Cricut Cake Machine!

The Challenge: Use your Imagine Machine to print a background (it can be a solid color or a patterned paper from your Imagine cartridge) and use it on your project as well as cutting an image of your choice in layers- that’s right, choose the layers option on your image and print out one or all of the layers offered, piece them together on your project!

Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. You can create any type of project you would like (tag, altered project, mini album, etc.) but your project must be newly created for this challenge. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.

How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 11:59 pm MST on Friday, October 14th, 2011.

Prize: The winner of this challenge will receive a Cricut Cake Machine.

Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog the weekend of October 15th-16th, 2011.



Hi Friends and Fellow Crafters! I know, most of you are not used to seeing 3 posts from me in a week. I'm lucky if I can get 3 posts in 2 months in on a regular basis! I have been trying to keep up with the Cricut Circle Blogiversary Challenges. This is for a Cricut Cake. The one ProvoCraft machine that I don't own. It was a simple challenge too. That made it even better for me. I rarely make full cards with my Imagine. Most of the time I will just use the Imagine to cut images from my Gypsy, so this was different for me. I've owned the Imagine since May, and this is technically only the 2nd card I have made using it. LOL!

I used Just Because for the base of the card. The challenge requires using a background printed from the Imagine. I used Imagine More Cards and printed the lined schoolbook paper for my background. I also used Imagine More to print the Hello image and a layer from a tag on the cart for the word Friend. Since it's white, it's hard to see, but I used an Atou Spica Glitter pen in clear over the words Friend and Hello for some sparkle.

I used the Imagine Cartridge Enjoy The Seasons and a shape from the Imagine to print out an extra layer. I really like that green paisley design on the cartridge. I outlined it with Gold Stickles.

For the layered requirement of the challenge, I printed and cut the Apple with the Worm, also from Enjoy The Seasons. I printed 6 apples, 3 extra sets of leaves and 1 extra worm. I took one apple and adhered it directly to the card. Then I used pop dots and adhered the next apple. I took 2 apples and adhered them together so that they looked double sided. I did that again with the final 2 apples that were left. I scored the apples down the center. I used hot glue and glued the two apples on to the apples on the card. Using pop dots, I popped the leaves in layers and the worm. I used glue dots and placed dew drops all over the apple. Here's how it looks from the side.

I finished the card off with some pink and green ribbon. I used another piece of lined notebook paper I printed from Imagine More Cards for the inside and left it blank so that I can jot a note when I want to let one of my friends know I was thinking of them. It was a fun, easy card to create.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Crafting!




  1. Colleen, I am totally digging this cute apple card! Love the dimensional spots!

  2. That is really cute...I want to enter a couple more of the blogaversary challenges too...good luck!

  3. This card turned out super cute and I love the sparkles on the apple

  4. Colleen -

    Too darling - love all of the dimension and your choices are fab!!! You knocked this one out of the park!!!

  5. Simply adorable, I love the little worm. You come up the cutest ideas!