Monday, May 27, 2013

The Sky's the Limit

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Memorial Day 2013.  The challege this week is to create a card or project celebrating Memorial Day.  I decided upon this little vintage airplane from the Heritage cartridge and used patriotic colors of red, white and blue.

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Heritage cartridge
Plantin SchoolBook cartridge
Card Recipe:
  • Mat 1 (red / white polka dot pattern) = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".  Paper from Recollections.  Edges inked with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
  • Mat 2 (blue) = 4.75" x 3.5".   Edges inked with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
  • Mat 3 (white border) = 3.5" x 1.25".
  • Mat 4 (blue border) = 3.5" x 1".  Mat embossed with the Paper Studio Tiny Stars folder.  White ink rubbed over raised stars to help them stand out.

Airplane found in the Cricut Hertiage cartridge

  • Airplane = cut at 1.75" from Cricut Heritage cartridge;   found on page 58 of the folder.  Plane was cut four times and glued together to create a chipboard effect.  White gel pen used for stitching.
  • Cloud = punch from Fiskers.  Punched 4 times and mounted together for chipboard effect.  Paper from Recollections.

Tag found in the Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge
  • Twine = from the Paper Studio.
  • Tag = cut at 1.75" from Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge; found on page 78 of the folder.  Tag is mounted on one end with foam tape (where it extends off of twine.)
  • Sentiment "The Sky's The Limit!" = from Scrappy Mom's "Designers Choice" stamp set.

Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (blue) = 5" x 3.75".
  • Mat 2 (red) = 4.75" x 3.5".
  • Mat 3 (white) = 4.5" x 3.25".

Cloud Punch from Fiskers
  • Cloud = from Fiskers punch.  Paper from Recollections.


  1. Hi Marilyn! Wonderful airplane card! Congratulations for winning my blog candy! Please email me with your name and address so I can mail it to you. My email is sarahstone[at]marykay[dot]com.

  2. Really cute. All the elements work so nicely together!

  3. This is a great card! I love the red polka dots!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB! New follower too. Scrappy hugs,

  4. Great use of Red, White and Blue. Love the little details, especially the twine. Thanks for joining us for the Memorial Day challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  5. OMG! This card is fabulous!! Love the plane image! So great and the faux stitching is super cute!!

    Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!!


  6. This is super cute, I really like the airplane and the double row of twine!

    Thanks for joining FCCB's Memorial Day challenge this week!!

  7. Very cute. My husband flies model airplanes and I really appreciate your posting how you made the card. I'll be making something similar and you have made it easy to do.
    Thank you.