Monday, June 17, 2013

Cook Out Card


Sorry to have been a stranger lately - My husband and I just had a baby boy at the end of March, and he has been keeping be busy NOT making cards lately :)  Every now and then, however, he does nap and I am able to sit down and create :)  On an even rarer occasion I take a picture and find time to blog... So here it my latest:

Friends of ours had us over for a cook out last week, so this is the thank you card I sent them. I created the "tablecloth" background by gluing 1" squares in a staggered pattern.  The 2 cuts are from Cricut' Block Party cartridge, and I know it's hard to see, but I used pop dots on those to give the card dimension.  I added the little ant because he made me giggle - I used my black pearl pen to make him.  It feels so good to be playing with paper again! :)

I submitted this card for the following challenge:

About this card:
Card Base: Stampers Select White from PTI
Other papers: Bazzill (Hot Dog & Bun) and Recollections
Stickles: Red
Sentiment: Pink by Design
Die Cuts: Cricut Cartridge "Block Party" Cut at 2"
Ant: Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Black
3D Dots, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


  1. OMG! Congratulations Julie on the birth of your son. Wonderful news! Bet that little one is surely keeping you busy. This card is adorable--love the checkered tablecloth. I've been cutting 1" squares for some time now for purposes like this. Best to you and your hubby.

    1. Thanks Pat! Great to hear from you! Thanks for your kind words... Hopefully you'll see me in a few more challenges soon :) Enjoy your summer!!!

  2. Congratulations on your new baby and welcome back to crafting. Your card is darling! Love the tablecloth background, the grill out cuts, and that adorable little ant!!! Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 this week!!

  3. Congratulations on your new baby boy. Your card is so cute. Love the background and the hotdog and hamburger. So cute. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  4. Congrats on your new baby boy!! How exciting and yes, they do take a lot of your time don't they?! But how much fun to snuggle are they?!! I am so loving your card! From the table cloth to the fun summertime foods you have! But it is that little tiny ant you have made from the pearl pens that has grabbed my attention, how cute is he?!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  5. Congratulations on your new baby!! How exciting for you and your husband! Your card is fabulous! Love how you did the bg. And the hamburger and hotdog look so real. Down right yummy!! And that little ant is just perfect! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Summer Foods' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  6. Congratulations on your new baby boy! I like how you used the paper to make a tablecloth. Wonderful thank you card. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  7. Congratulations! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  8. congrats on your baby :) super cute card i love your adorable ant :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  9. Oh congrats on your new baby, such a precious time for you and your family. Love your card the tablecloth is fabulous and your burger and hotdog look so yummy! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2