Pink Stamper Friday Challenge…

Robyn, at My Pink Stamper, has challenged us to create something using a new technique.

When I was reading the blogs of other participants in Robyn’s challenges I read about someone who had used a sketch to create their card.  I thought they meant that they sketched it out, like a drawing, but that’s not what they meant.  Upon further research, I turned up plenty of sketches!!  They are basically templates for laying out your cards.  This was just what I needed to challenge myself a bit.  I was getting stuck in a comfortable rut.  Plus, I needed to redeem myself from that burned donut card that I made yesterday.  Embarrassing!

I followed this sketch: CPS #97

Then…I just created my own thing following the rules of the sketch…basically, it called for 1 circle and a 1/2 circle.  Perfect because I always gravitate to squares and rectangles.

It says “Make a Wish”

It was tough to get a good photo of this card and I really think it is prettier in person.  I made it for my SIL’s b’day tomorrow.  She loves butterflies.


  • Papertrey Ink.com: Solid paper (Raspberry Fizz)
  • Papertrey Ink.com: Sentiment from the Cupcake Collection
  • Martha Stewart: small butterfly punch
  • Cricut Cartridge: Storybook for large butterfly
  • Cricut Cartridge: Mini Monograms for circles & scalloped circles
  • Patterned paper: K & Co.
  • Also used: Stickles (diamond – my fav), several Cuttlebug folders a Sizzix folder + my ATG gun & glue dots

This was fun!!  Thanks for the challenge, Robyn!!

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  1. Joy, is there cricut for dummies book? I need basic ideas to justify my HUGE purchase. I have sans serif, doodlecharms, home decor and life’s a beach. I’ve attempted to make certain cuts, and it tells me unavailable:( I finally cut out two ladybugs. HELP ME PLEASE!!

    1. LOL, Cricut for Dummies. Nope, no Cricut for Dummies book, but I really learned a lot (and still do) from the Pink Stamper. Here’s a link to her Cricut videos. I say, start at #1 and go through them all. It was extremely helpful to me!

      I have no idea why your Cricut is saying “unavailable”. I haven’t heard of that. Hmmm… are you sure you’ve put in the cartridge all the way before turning the Cricut on? If you are still having trouble try calling Cricut support:
      Cricut® support hours
      Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (MST)
      Cricut® support: 801-932-1144
      toll free service phone: 877-7CRICUT
      fax: 801-794-9001
      email: [email protected]

      I hope this helps!! Let me know how it’s going after you try these things! 🙂

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