Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cheers to a Challenge!

The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog threw down a "cool yummy treat with optional shape card" challenge this week!  I love all things cool and yummy, I think.  So I debated which treat would be made into a card.  I literally called on the skills I learned back in maybe 2nd grade, the skill of brainstorming.  I sat and wrote down every cool yummy treat I could think of.  On a couple of them I had mini brainstorms underneath. Ultimately, the margarita seemed like the perfect adult cool and yummy treat to drink, er I mean create!  Now came the challenge of finding a margarita glass on my Cricut cartridges.  On the Cuttin' Up cartridge there is a martini glass and font set.  I cleverly used my Design Studio software to mold the martini glass into a funky deco style margarita glass shaped card! The olive that gets cut out along with the "martini" glass had the toothpick cut off and became a lime.  I obviously cut the card on white card stock.  I used a scrapbooking plastic to trace out the "glass".  In between the glass and card is some DCWV green glitter card stock or margarita mix.  The ice cubes I picked up at Archiver's.  They are actually Crystal Stickers Mosaic 10mm in white.  Although, I think they have such a pretty shimmer to them, just like rock candy!  I salted the rim of the glass with Stickles in Star Dust. Since the lime was originally white, I tinted it green with some color box pigment.  I added my lines and used Stickles in Green to make the peel. Since the lime needed a seed, I used a tiny green gem in the center. Just a cut and it slipped right on to the rim of the glass. Now every good host has some way to mark who gets what glass.  I experimented with metal rings and such, but those were too bulky and just sort of threw the delicate card off.  The shimmery sheer ribbon seemed like a perfect fit.  When I entertain I really do wrap stuff up with ribbon.  For example, I think napkins with the necessary utensils rolled up inside look so cute in a basket with matching ribbon on the handle and ribbon around the utensil roll!  So, at my house it is not one bit odd that I might have bits of ribbon tied around the bottom of a margarita or wine glass to mark who gets which glass! Finally, what cool yummy treat with alcohol doesn't have an umbrella?! I just had to slip it in between the layer of card stock and my margarita mix.  There you have it, a calorie free, alcohol free, cool, yummy, summer treat. Cheers!


  1. How cute.....love those ice cubes!

    Thanks for playing at FCCB

  2. Great job!

    Thanks for participating at FCCB!

  3. LOVE this!! Mmm Margarita, my fav!! I would have never thought of that as a cool treat. Great job for thinking outside the box. Thanks for joining us at FCCB :)

  4. Your glass turned out beautifully! What a great cool treat :) Thanks for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

  5. Mmmm - that does look yummy! I love your little ice cubes. What a great element to add to your card!
    Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!

  6. Cute! I love those ice cubes. Way to think out of the box! Thanks for playing along at FCCB!