November 23, 2011

Card reveal-Whimsical Design DT project

I'm not a card maker by any means, but I'm telling you... The Cricut Imagine has opened up my eyes and seriously has made me think twice about creating cards.. So, with that said,  Us girls over at Whimsical Designs (formerly known as Whimsical Wednesdays) are having out Card challenge (Add texture- any theme goes) post today and yes, I have decided to join the card team.. gulp!! LOL
Here is my very first card I have created as my design team project for Whimsical Designs.. Be gentle with me..LOL  I did cheat just a little bit, by browsing around some card maker magazine for inspiration.. The design of this card is my own, but its as if I followed a sketch and I did scraplift the recipe cards..LOL.. 

Let me tell you how much I love my Imagine, I loved it a lot before but now,  I love it even more.. I created this card fully with the images and colors from the Kate's Kitchen Imagine Cartridge.  I did however,  Use George and Basic Shapes and  From My Kitchen cart as well..
Best feature ever on the Imagine, is to add the imagine cart and a regular cart into the imagine at the same time and this way, you can cut what ever shape in what ever color or pattern you want that is on the Imagine cartridge.. 
The green embossed base is a rectangle cut from the George and Basic Shapes cart, I just colored it with the green from the Kate's Kitchen Imagine cart, print and cut.. same thing with the recipe cards, colored the recipe cards with a brown from the Kate's Kitchen Cart, print and cut.. Super simple and love that the colors all match.

Here is the inside of the card:

Yes, its a Lipton tea bag...LOL  
for one, I love that the yellow matches the color scheme and two, we don't drink any fancy tea in my house..We're all coffee lovers  :)

for supplies used on this project:

Cricut Imagine 
Kate's Kitchen Imagine cart
George and Basic Shapes
From My Kitchen

Cardstock: White
distress ink: Vintage Photo

Dots embossing folder
white gel pen
brown fine tip marker
pop dots
Lipton tea bag..LOL

and I have some amazing news to share with you..
Our very own Stephanie from Whimsical Designs has designed her very own Stamp collection.. and I've seen the images and I can't wait to get my hands on some, I already have millions of ideas running through this head of mine :)
Here is a little teaser for ya:

aaaaaaaand were giving everyone some sneak peeks of these stamps coming up next Thursday and Friday (Dec1 and Dec2 at 7:00am EST) plus, there will be a Whimsical Designs Blog Hop Friday Dec 2nd at 7:00pm ..

Do stop by Whimsical Designs and check out what the rest of our Amazing DT have created for this challenge and do join in on the fun with us.. You have only 1 week to enter your project and to give you more motivation to enter, one lucky random winner will win all four stamp sets..  :)

well ladies... I want to thank you all so much for stopping by today and checking out my first of many cards to come..   this was a lot of fun even though it took me a week to make it. LOL I'm not lying!!!  Hopefully the creativity will go faster once I get the hang of things  :)

I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative rest of the week..


  1. I LOVE this Nanne! Everything about it is just perfect and now I'm just dying to use my Imagine. I still can't believe how I've dragged my feet learning the thing. So sorry I've not been around. All of your creations take my breath away with the fab design and gorgeous embellies. Wow, chickie! I wanna be you when I grow up. xxD

  2. This is so darn cute! Your card is just as amazing and wonderful as your LO's. Great job! Tfs and have a great day. :)

  3. I love your card. You are a natural. I just got my replacement Imagine and can't wait to have more time to play with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. Fabulous card.Love how you used your Imagine,you've inspired me to play with my (neglected,little used)machine!
    Jayne x

  5. Hi Nanne,GORGEOUS job with your AWESOME card!I LOVE everything about it,SUPER SUPER job my friend!Have a GREAT thanksgiving!!:)

  6. This is such a cool card Nanne! I love the cuties on the outside and the pocket for the tea on the inside! The recipe cards are fabulous! Great job!

  7. Nanne, I love that you make it look as though you've been making cards your entire life! This turned out so darn cute! Gotta love that Imagine. I swear, you can't go wrong with it. Love your fun design and just so you know, I scrap lift MANY times from my card magazines. I do change it up a bit, but I find it helps get me started when I'm stuck on a card. No shame there. :)

  8. Well Nanne, you are a natural! This card is so so cute! I don't have an Imagine, but what you did with yours is so great. I love the colors and the sentiment is so cute, with the continuation inside. I love the tea bag inside too as a treat!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Sabrina :)

  9. Nanne, I am beyond excited that you have joined us in making cards. Girl, you did an amazing job with this. YOU NEVER would know that you are fairly new to making cards. Your LO are so awesome and I knew your cards would be too! I am so excited to see more of them. Thank you for always going above and beyond for WW, you rock! Hugs:)

  10. This is sooo cute!!! I love that you did it all on your imagine, maybe with us being on the same DT :D, I'll start to use mine more, as you've really inspired me! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Puppy Hugs,

  11. Oh Nanne, this is just gorgeous! No one would ever know this is your very first card for WW! All the sweet images are precious, I love the sentiment, and of course love the interior surprise! The texture is wonderful. This card just makes me smile. :o) Beautiful work as always, Nanne!

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  12. Great card! My poor Imagine is just catching dust .. need to put the poor baby out to pasture heehee!

  13. Nanne, this is fantastic!!! I love your card and I love the tea idea!!! Really really cute!! TFS

  14. awesome job nanne! looks like youve been making cards forever. your card is warm and inviting on its own but the added tea inside is really sweet :) have a great day :)