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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Lovin' Watermelon Patriotic Card

Created this Summer card using Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge for the Watermelon. I like Summer Fruit Watermelon. Use to eat Watermelon with salt when younger; not sure why, just did. Now I do not add salt.

Used a sketch you can see below.

Used a Basic Grey Summer Lovin' stamped with 2 ink colors. Had to redo it 3 times. First try I tried using markers and did not like the look so switched to using 2 ink pads. Touched the 2 ink pads to the words and wiped off any extra or wrong ink and after 2 tries I got it to look like I wanted.

Used a Patriotic color theme. Used a doily as a tablelcloth. Used Kraft americana cardstock. Has polka dots. Added the watermelon ribbon. Added some bling red gem star & blue gem star. Did not have a white star gem so I used a white star and added stickles to make it sparkle. Added Patriotic ribbon to top.

Supplies List

button: white star - stickles added to it
Cricut cartridge: Doodlecharms 2 1/2" Watermelon
doily: Wilton white
enamel accents: black - for watermelon seeds
gems: red star, blue star
inks: Memento - Bahama Blue, Lady Bug
paper: cardstock - Kraft, Kraft americana, green, red, white
ribbons: American Collection, American Crafts Watermelon
stamp: Basic Grey sentiment Summer Lovin'
stickles: Diamond - to add sparkle to white star button

Entering this into the following challenges:

6/22 Glitter N Sparkle Ch37 Must have 3 of something unlim 3 stars below sentiment tag 6/16
6/22 Pink By Design Red, White & Blue unlim 6/17

6/23 Bitten By The Bug 2 Summer Foods Ch unlim 6/17
6/23 Craftin Desert Diva Craft Insp & Link It Up Party #8 Red, White & Blue unlim 6/10

6/24 Paper Take Wkly Hot Hot Hot 5E(#5) 6/18

6/24 Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Summer Time unlim Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/18
6/24 Word Art Wed Ch85 Anything Goes 5E(#4) 6/19 

6/25 Paper Pretties Wed PWC263 Summer Fun unlim Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/19

6/26 Brown Sugar Ch47 Summer 2E(#2) 6/21
6/26 C.R.A.F.T. Ch212 Recipe: Image. Pearls or Rhinestones, Ribbon, Sentiment 5E(#3) 6/20
6/26 Cute Card Thurs Ch274 In The Summertime unlim Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/20
6/26 Simon Says Stamp Summer Fruits 5E(#3) 6/19 

6/27 Choc Coffee Cards Ch41 Bingo 2E(#2) 2nd column - Ribbon, Glitter, Tag 6/14
6/27 Little Scrap Pieces Fun Fri Summer Luvin' Ch 1E(#1) 6/21
6/27 QKR Stampede C44 Summer Fun 3E(#2) Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/21

6/28 2 Sisters Ch149 Summer Fun unlim  Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/22
6/28 Basic Grey Ch96 Doilies 3E(#2) 6/15
6/28 Creative Insp Paints Red, White & Blue unlim 6/16

6/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Linky Ch : June Anything Goes unlim 6/6
6/30 Ribbon Carousel RCC82 Fun in the Sun unlim Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/4

7/2 Aud Sentiments Ch83 Summer unlim Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/19
7/2 Milk Coffee Ch Summer Fun 3E(#3) Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/20

7/4 Clearly i Stamp CiSC#4 Color Ch Red, White, Blue 1E(#1) 6/21
7/4 Frosted Design Polka Dots Ch 1E(#1) 6/21
7/4 Patties Creations Ch70 Summertime Fun 2E(#1) Summer Fruit - Watermelon 6/21
7/4 Simply Create Too Ch40 use Colors in your Country Flag 3E(#2) 6/21
7/4 Stamping With Dragon Anything Goes 2E(#2*) 6/21

7/5 Dis Digi Designs Show Us Summer Fun 3E(#1) 6/21

7/6 Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch Ch138 3E(#2) 6/9


  1. Great card

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges

    Jo x

  2. Cute card. Love the doily and ribbon. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. oh I like the striped kraft paper in the back...cute!! Great card.
    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #1 (CiSC1) - Red, White & Blue color challenge. See you on July 5th for CiSC challenge #2!!

    Kathy D.
    CDS DT Member

  4. Ohhh, I love the doliy that you added. And, I llove the stripped kraft paper. I think I must go buy some watermelon...:) Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy Guest Designer Clearly iStamp

  5. Yummy and cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHOCOLATE,CARDS and COFFEE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  6. It always amazes me to see one project that meets many challenges!!! So glad you included Frosted Designs polka dot challenge!!! Very cute card!!

  7. This is a real cutie! Love that watermelon, it screams summer to me! I like your pretty lacy doily too! Thanx again Melissa for playing bingo with us at CC&CC. Joanne

  8. Thank you for sharing this fabulous art, the end result of your super sweet creativity, with us again this week.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. This is so cute I just love all the summer foods in season now.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  10. This is so very pretty Melissa!! I love the watermelon. I still put salt on mine. Love both of the ribbons. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Summer Foods' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  11. Hi Melissa - I used to eat salt on my watermelon too! Great card and sweet doily!

  12. Yummy watermelon! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  13. Adorable card. I like how you put the watermelon on the doily.
    Thanks for playing with the Simply Create Too challenge, Use the colors of your flag. Join us again soon
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  14. Cute card, love the watermelon. Thanks for joining Clearly iStamp for our 1st challenge. Dawn Frost guest DT.

  15. Gorgeous card, great design! Thanks so much for joining us a BBTB2
    Julie x

  16. This is great! Thanks for sharing it wil us at clearly iStamp

  17. I like your patriotic card. It certainly is the best holiday for eating watermelon. I love that pretty ribbon, also. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  18. Very cute! Makes me want some watermelon now!

    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Nancy
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  19. Melissa - thank you for entering again at Brown Sugar - nice summer card and fits our challenge perfectly! Thank you for sharing it with us at Brown Sugar this week! Best wishes in the draw!! Enjoy your week! GailDT

  20. such a sweet summery card, thanks for linking up with us at Aud!

  21. Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  22. cute melon card melissa. growing up we used to salt our watermelon also :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  23. Yum - now I want some watermelon! I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  24. No one salts watermelon here-it seems like such a strange thing to me! I lOVE watermelon-and your card looks delish!

  25. Really cute card Melissa! Thanks for joining the fun at Papertake Weekly :)

  26. Cute watermelon! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  27. Cute card Melissa! I love salt on my watermelon but don't eat it with salt because of health reasons, but sure do love the taste that the salt gives the watermelon! lol Loving the ribbons you have been using! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  28. Such a cute fun card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!!

  29. Gorgeous card, love pretty design. Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee.

    Donna x

  30. Such a great design...Love how incorporated half a doily with the watermelon. Very clever! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday this week. Hope you'll join us again. Big hugs, always!

    JO ANN

  31. great card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week , good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  32. What a FUN watermelon! Perfect colors!

    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap Pieces!

  33. Very cute card! I love your ribbon and that watermelon is awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs, Katy Guest DT :)

  34. This is so -summery and pretty
    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap pieces.
    LSP--DT member
    DIANA L.

  35. This is a fun scheme with the watermelon and doily. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck.Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  36. Lovely summer inspired card! Thanks for playing along with us at Basic Grey Challenges, Juliexx

  37. love the doily and the yummy watermelon.Thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge this week. Karen

  38. Cute card! I love the watermelon ribbon on the bottom, nice touch :)

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge!

  39. Too cute! Thanks for playing with Frosted Designs.

  40. Lovely card!!

    Thanks for playing along at Stamping Dragon Designs

    Bec DT

  41. cute card. thanks for joining us at Catch the bug Stella Sunday Sketch.