Monday, February 13, 2012

Sweets Challenge

Welcome everyone to another great challenge from Exploring Cricut. For this challenge we could make a card, layout, or other paper craft using candies, sweets, love, hearts, etc. It doesn't have to be limited to Valentine's day.
Once again I decided to make a card. I started with a white base that 5.5x5.5. I cut a piece of heart paper from the Sweetheart line 5.25x5.25.
My cricut cuts are:
Desert sand: flower pot 4.66x8.65 using Everyday Pop-Up Cards
pear: leaves 2" using Celebrate with Flourish
Smoothie and Baby Pink: hearts 1" using Baby Steps

White Daisy: 2" tag from Art Philosophy

To make things interesting I spritzed the leaves with limolicious and Emerals Smootch and the hearts with cherry ice, pink sprinkles, and vanilla shimmer.
For anyone who hasn't worked with the smootch spritz or similar products they are super easy and the effect you get is worth the drying time. Pick your favorite color or the color that will work best with your project. Shake the tube well since the fun part settles to the bottom. Hold the tube about 6 inches from your project and spritz.

Spritz a little for a cool look or spritz a lot for a more complete coverage. The leaves really turned out the best. As you can see the spritzed leaves are a new color with tons of shading.

For the hearts, after I had spritzed them with the smootch and let them dry, I stamped them with sayings from an old Close to my Heart stamp set to make them into "Conversation Hearts". I adhered ribbon to my flower pot and tied a pretty bow for the tag. The ribbon is just a seasonal ribbon I found at Wal-Mart. Once the flower pot was adhered to the card I started to layer the hearts and leaves to make it look as close to a plant as possible. I have to admit the final product turned out tons better than I thought it would!

I then cut the tag and adhered it to a piece of tulip cardstock. I then stamped the saying with a phrase from the Pair-a-Phrase set in chocolate ink.


  1. Your card is adorable and I love it!!!

  2. What a fantastic pot of flowers!! Great card! :)

  3. Sweet conversation hearts in a pot!

  4. Really cute card! Love all the little heart sentiments! TFS