Monday, March 7, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #50: Tree Time

Hi, everybody!  It's Monday, so it's time for Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is called Tree Time.  You can use any kind of tree on your project...a pine tree, a palm tree, or even a branch will do.  I had so much fun creating this card!  There are so many great tree cuts out there, and I got the chance to make my very first easel card!  Here it is:




Awww!  Doesn't that little panda look so lonely?  Look...he set a place for someone, but they're not there.  :o(  So sad.  Being a military wife, I know how this little guy feels.  We are always away from someone, whether it be family, friends, or my husband.  Missing someone is just no fun!

This easel card measures 5.75" square.  I used the Pagoda cartridge for all of the cuts except the bushes and grass, which came from Everyday Paper Dolls, and the circle, which came from Birthday Bash.  I used my Cuttlebug, the Plum Blossom and Forest Branches embossing folders, and some ink to add a little texture, and I love how it turned out.  I tried to cut out some chopsticks, but they were just too tiny, so I used some tootpicks instead.  Ha!  I think they add just the right touch.  The sentiment was computer generated, and I added some red fibers to jazz up the base a bit.

I hope you'll head on over to FCCB to see what the other Design Team members created and enter the challenge yourself.  I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping today.  If you like what you see, I'd love it if you'd leave a comment and become a follower.  Have a great day!

23 comments:

  1. What a neat card you made! That panda is definitely missing its friend. You can tell that you put a lot of thought into your card! I love all of the details and especially the toothpick idea! Great job, as always! :)

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  2. This is a darling card! I love all the embossing and that sweet little panda! The toothpicks were pure genuis! Creative minds...aahhhh! Great card!
    Tanya

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  3. This card came out beautifully! I love the embossing. It is just the right touch.

    Hugs,
    Saundra :)

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  4. I just love how this card turned out!! Your embossing is great, and all the other details make me sad for that little panda, missing his buddy!! Excellent job with DT inspiration!!

    Maquel (Fellow DT member)
    http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

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  5. This card is wonderful! I love all of the extra work you put into the details--very impressive!

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  6. Love your card Lisa! and the panda is sooooo sweet! :)

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  7. The tooth picks are an awesome touch! Great way to think outside the box! This is going to be great designing with you!

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  8. What a cute a card....such an awesome idea.
    Poor little panda! I love the colors too.

    Lisa C

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  9. I love your card!! Is so pretty!! I love the embossing and that panda is so cute!!
    I didn't noticed that you lived in Germany my sister is an ARMY wife too and she lives in Germany too :) TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  10. Lisa, this is amazing. Love the tree and the Panda! Very pretty embossing, and gee would never would have known it was your fist easel! Very very creative card.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  11. Very nice!! I just love all the embossing that you did! Really stands out! Nice job!
    Sherrie K.
    sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  12. Great card, Lisa! I love the colors and the embossing!!!

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  13. Awwww! This card is so sweet...the panda is so cute but he does look lonely :( I love the colors and the embossing! It really is perfect! Very, Very nice work!

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  14. This card is so darn cute! It totally reminds me of Kung Fu Panda. I've yet to attempt the easel card. You did a fantastic job on your first one and I'm sure this one be your last. Very cute (everything about it)! So glad to be designing with you!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Design Team Member)
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    (and new follower)

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  15. This is such a fantastic card! I love all the details. I've never tried an easel card before. You rocked this challenge!
    Judy

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  16. Lisa-I love your card. I love all your work. I really need to get that Pagoda cart. So fun to be on the DT and designing with you.

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  17. I love all the details in this card it is very pretty

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  18. This card is fabulous. I love the scene you have created. I just might have to CASE it from you. Lol.

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  19. This is a really cute card, Lisa! I just adore pandas so this is right up my alley. I love the little rice bowls and tea pot! You did a great job on it too.

    Anne
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  20. What a fabulous card! Your embossing is terrific. I love that the little panda is having a bit to eat, too!
    It's wonderful to be working with you at FCCB!

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  21. Great great card !
    Thanks for commenting my blog !
    Have a great Monday ;-)
    Maria Elena.-
    http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. I am gonna take it day by day and it will be over before we know it! This card is soooo cute! It made me think of Japan! Ur so talented! tfs! I'm following u now!

    Erin :)

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