You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Here Comes Summer Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More

Welocme to a fun challenge.  Create a card, layout, or paper project that celebrates summer.  Include the colors red and blue.

My first thought was something related to swimming but then I looked through my newly purchased Cricut Summer Celebrations cartridge.  I live quite near an amusement park that gets jammed filled in the summer so this was perfect.

The riders were cut at 3 1/2 inches and came out around 4 inches when I added the shadow.  The background coaster was cut at 2 1/2 inches and still came out great even though it is so intricate.  Since I wanted it to be background I didn't include the shadow and other little pieces for that cut.  The phrase 'Happy Summer' came from another scene in that cartridge.  Sorry, I don't remember which cartridge I used for the clouds. ( It might have been in the same one.)

Overall, I am very happy with this card.

Please, add your creation to our challenge at Exploring Cricut and More.  We love to see other ideas for the same theme.
And, please stop by each day for samples from our design team.

As always, Happy Creating.
Rae Ann


  1. Thanks for the tips on sizing the images. I have this cartridge and haven't used it in a while! I will have to give it a try. Great job.

  2. Wonderful card! I want to go to an amusement park this summer!

  3. This is just what my grandkids think summer is all about!!! Love all your cards and thanks so much for being a part of the team.

  4. Great card Rae Ann!!! I can almost hear the screams for joy from the riders!! :)

  5. This is so fun!! I don't have this cart and may have to take another look at it as you have inspired me:)

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  6. OOOH now I want this cartridge! Just for the roller coaster alone, without even seeing the rest of the images! Super super cute and full of summer fun!