Monday, June 17, 2013

Life's sweet watermelon card made using the Simply Charmed cartridge.

Hello, friends!

Today's Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge is called Come and Get It Summer Foods! I cannot think of summer foods with out craving watermelon! That being the case, I had to find a great watermelon cut. The best way to do this is use the search function in the Cricut Craft Room. There were several to choose from, but I chose the melon slice from Simply Charmed.

Since I am on that cuttlebug embossing kick, I wanted to use a folder that had the look of a picnic blanket or outdoor table cloth. The Wicker Weave folder was exactly was I was looking for!

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/61dw7anq6zhm289u8vy2
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/zpbczoy2x0o08o31ejsm

I used the Chantilly paper pack, Crystal Blue, and Colonial White cardstock.
For the sentiment, I used the Bugs and Hugs stamp set.


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55 comments:

Joan Smith said...

OOOOOH YUUUUUM what a cool yummy card. Just so cute too. Love your watermelon I agree with you watermelon screams summer!! Had my first of the year last night! Love your choice for an embossing folder and your paper choice too everything is so perfect as always.

Have a fun watermelon kind of day!

Jayne said...

So pretty and elegant Melanie!
Jayne x

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh what a sweet summery card Melanie! Love it!

Hugs,
Jo
You should enter this in my Funday Friday "Anything Goes" challenge

Jo's Scrap Shack

Sheri R said...

What a 'delicious' card :)

Sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Janice P said...

I always enjoy all your cards.

Tisha Sewell said...

What a beautiful card! Love all your work. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

very cute and love the papers you have chosen!

Heather said...

Such a pretty card! I love it with that black ribbon!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

TeresaK said...

Super cute watermellon! Love that pattern paper!
Teresa
www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

Creative M said...

Super Cute & Yummy!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Creative M said...

Super Cute & Yummy!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Cute card today - love your paper choices.

Sue D said...

Very cute watermelon card. I like the embossing.

Amy Pjura said...

omigosh! that watermelon is so cute!

Crystal said...

What a sweet card!!!

Crystal said...

Adorable card! I want to take another big bite out of it. I, too, have been in an embossing mood. I made the shirt card you displayed last week & embossed the tie with diagonal stripes ,& the shirt with tiny diamonds. It turns out great. Thanks for another chance to win.

hopefulcrafter said...

I love this cartridge, I have made a card like this also, but yours is cuter, mine was just made with the plain colored paper, I really like it with the patterened paper, I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing it.

K and P's Mom said...

Love the watermelon card especially the pattern paper.
Thanks for a chance to win.
Mary

Patty said...

Great card...those papers you used on the watermelon are perfect!!

Susan said...

Love the colors.

Marianne Barkman said...

Sweet card. Love the fave and the embossing. Thanks for sharing

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your sweet & yummy watermelon card with cute face. I like watermelon. Use to use salt on it; not sure why but just did but now do not.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Katherine Adams said...

Cute card Melanie. Thanks for sharing the cut file.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Really gute card. I need to practice my bow tying. Yours always look so good.

LaurieD said...

You have such a knack for making things elegant!

Melitta Ball said...

Great card and awesome prize to win!! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide!

Blessings,
Melitta

Anonymous said...

Love the watermelon card and thanks for the chance to win.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

snappy scrappy said...

So cute, love the patterns used on the watermelon!

tndj said...

cute card. Never did tackle making bows. I practice lots but never come out like yours. Elegant card.

judyklarson said...

What else can be said but "Cute, cute, cute!!!!!"

Josie0602 said...

I love the beautiful embossing in the background and the soft colors for the watermelon!

Tracy

Stephanie said...

Melanie, love the paper on your watermelon slice. Simply beautiful.
And as always a gorgeous bow. You are the bow tying queen.

Cheryl W said...

Very cute card! The papers you chose made it even better!

Erin L. said...

So cute! Have yo take Simply Charmed out and take another look at it.

Lin M. said...

I like your watermelon card - you can even make watermelon look elegant! :)

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Pretty card. And you always make the best bows!

Karen said...

Cute card. I'm glad you're on a cuttle bug embossing kick, I love getting ideas to use all those folders that I have.
Karen S, PA

Luria said...

Love this card very cute thanks for sharing.

Luria

Jennifer Earley said...

Juicy card!!! I just made a wtermalon card for one of my don's teachers from Just Becasue Cards withthe sentiment "thanks a melon". Love the colors you used for your card!
~Jen
ScrappyJenE@gmail.com
www.JensCreativeSide.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Melanie I love this melon card!!! Too cute with the little faces. And of course I love the CTMH paper and the great embossing. Way to rock the challenge!!!
HUGS!!
Susan

Debbie Z said...

Love the card. Perfect for summer!

JoAnn said...

This is adorable. Love that cute watermelon.

Caroline said...

I just love the paper you used on the watermelon and the embossing is so awesome. Again, you make the most fabulous bows!

Monica said...

Love the color combination...never would have come up with that...but it works!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. I love the little watermelon.

Sharon said...

Fabulous card!!! Love your watermelon. And the face is great! The paper you used is so very pretty. :)

Edwina said...

I love your watermelon card and patriotic card. They are beautiful. i love the paper you used for the watermelon. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Miriam Prantner said...

What a sweet watermelon! The Chantilly papers are perfect!

Rose said...

Your watermelon is so sweet.My Fav. Summer food is STRAWBERRY!!!TFS your!
rosebud222222222

Brenda said...

Oh Melanie, this card is too cute! I love the papers you used on your melon! I also love the embossing folder!! I too crave watermelon in the summer-one of my favorite fruits for the summer! Hugs!

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the embossing folder! And the watermelon-it does seem like summer once we can have watermelon for dessert at dinner!
:)
Michelle

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card:) The watermelon looks so yummy! Cute little face and wow, love the ribbon-it really pops!
Sherrie K
http:/sherriescraps.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

wonderful card I really like the papers you used.
DIANA L
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

~JulieH~ said...

Gorgeous card Melanie! Love the embossing and agree it does look like a tablecloth and what beautiful papers too!
Hugs
Juliexx

shelly said...

sweet card melanie i love the paper :)

 
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