Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trip to the patch

Today is another Craft Junkie Too Design Team day. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love being on Tracy's Design Team!! Her awesome assignments are just a small part of it.  The challenge for this week is:

Autumn

My kids and I love going to the pumpkin patch... it's the unofficial start of the holiday season! :)  We head to our local patch and stomp through the muck, get lost in the corn maze, play with the pumpkin catapult, take a hay ride and finally get to pick out our family of pumpkins... I say "family" because my boys always pick a "Mom", "Dad" and two "brother" pumpkins.  It's too funny to watch my boys lug the big "Daddy" pumpkin into the wagon.

All of the cuts to create my card come from Create a Critter! The wagon is cut at a sizable 2" tall (nearly 7" wide) but after I cut off the handle and reattach it with a brad, it easily fits into an A2 envelope. 

I attached the handle back onto the wagon with a small silver brad and I placed two large silver brads on the wheels. I inked the edges of the wagon, wheels and handle with black ink and a finger dauber.

The pumpkins measure 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2" and 2 1/4". I inked the edges of all the pumpkins with some orange ink to add dimension.

Instead of a sentiment, my kids really wanted the wagon to be "a real radio flyer" so I printed out the logo and mounted it onto an oval of silver metallic paper to tie it to the metal brads.

Here you can see how I used all the shadow layers of the different elements (welded in my Gypsy) to create a very interesting card base. I set the card up so that it has the fold at the top and can be displayed upright. I love when my cards can become a stand-alone decoration too. :)

See, here it is standing!

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16 comments:

Bobby said...

So cute, Cheryl. I'm hoping to get my Design Studio working again so I can make some of these shaped cards. If not, I may just have to break down and get a Gypsy. Have resisted because of the small screen.

Miranda said...

Cheryl, this is adorable! TFS
Miranda:)

Carrie K said...

What a super cute card!!

Kristy said...

OF course this is adorable! I can't wait to take my little one this year!
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Creations by Shirl said...

This is such a cute card Cheryl-
I know I have this cartridge and I need to start using it alot more..
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TFS - this got me inspired!

Amy said...

What a cute pumpkin filled radio flyer shaped card! Great idea :)Amy
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jessica said...

This is awesome Cheryl! Love the shape and I can picture the same thing with my boys~ huge pumpkins they can not hold followed by hot apple cider :)
TFS

teachdanz said...

your creativity never ceases to amaze me and always inspires me:-)

moknowsall said...

very nice - i could see using this in a layout - i don't have CAC, but could use some other carts I have. Have a great time at the patch!!
Maureen

Debican said...

What a great job you did on this card. I love how you did the shape. Now you have me trying to do shaped cards. I always look forward to your next design. TFS
Hugs, Debi

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute wagon of pumpkins!

Shelley said...

Very cute Cheryl! Love the Radio Flyer piece and the matching brads for the wheels!

Shelley
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Christine America Real said...

This card is soooo cool! I love the way it sits upright! Wow, you are very talented!

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Adrian said...

awesome job!

Craftyhomemade said...

Beautiful card. Love the color and the wagon.

Indira

Jani said...

Adorable! I just love the fact that you added "radio flyer" to it. So cute.