Monday, August 5, 2013

Cards in Envy - Rev It Up!

Welcome to an another Cards in Envy Challenge!  For this challenge we are to create an A2 sized card (5.5" x 4.25") that has something with an engine - like a car, truck, motorcycle or an airplane - the choice is yours.  Only requirement is that the card is 1/4" or less in thickness in order to fit in an envelope.

For my card, I chose to create a submarine.   And of course it had to be yellow - that way I could sing "we all live in a yellow submarine . . ." while it was being made.

Designer Paper = Echo Park Dots and Stripes Bundle of Joy - Boy; 6" x 6" pack.
Cricut cartridge = Life is a Beach

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge

Card Recipe:
  • Mat 1 (yellow solid) = 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".
  • Mat 2 (blue solid) = 4 7/8" x 3 5/8".
  • Mat 3 (blue chevron pattern) = 4.75" x 3.5".
  • Mat 4 (blue solid) = 4 5/8" x 2 5/8".
  • Mat 5 (blue / white polka dots) = 4.5" x 2.5".
  • Mat 6 (blue border with sentiment) = 7/8" x 2 5/8".  White gel pen used for stitching.
  • Sentiment "Best Fishes" = from My Pink Stamper "More Punny-licious" stamp set.  Sentiment has been heat embossed.

  • Submarine = cut at 2" from Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge; [Submarine] found on page 58 of the folder.  White gel pen used for stitching.  Back end of submarine has foam tape (where it extends off of the mat).
  • Starfish = cut at 1.75" from Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge; [Starfish] found on page 65 of the folder.  Starfish has been inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Mod Podge Dimension added to top.
  • Seaweed = cut at 2.25" (real dial size) from Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge; [Seaweed-s] found on page 69 of the folder.  Seaweed inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.
Inside of Card
Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (blue solid) = 5" x 3.75".
  • Mat 2 (yellow striped) = 4.75" x 3.5".
  • Mat 3 (white) = 4.5" x 3.25".

  • Anchor = cut at 1" from Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge; [Anchor] found on page 76 of the folder.  Turquoise twine has been wrapped around and glued to card.

Need more inspiration?  Head on over to Cards in Envy to see all the great cards made by the Design Team.  I can't wait to see your card!

This card also entered into the Paper Playtime Use Yellow Challenge.


  1. ohhh your sub it TOO cute love the inside too!!!

  2. Marilyn I just love your out of the box thinking for your REV IT UP image and such a wonderful combination of patterns and colors. When I saw this card in the gallery it really made me smile. xx

  3. What a great card, I really like mix of chevron, stripes & dots and the color comb can't be beat!!

  4. This is very cute and a clever way to
    "Rev it up". Nice job.

  5. Marilyn, I love your submarine and love how you did the inside of the card.

  6. What a fun take on this theme. I love your design and "out of the box" idea. It works perfectly!