Wednesday, July 25

WYEGW - Would You Ever Guess Wednesday

Hello Crafty Blends
Today is the Fabulous

This is my first WYEGW project and post 
since joining the Design Team
at My Cricut Craft Room.  

I really enjoyed the challenge of
thinking about what to do with your  Cricut Cartridges
that you may not have ever tried before. 
The idea behind WYEGW, is to use any features
WITHOUT using the Main Feature Cut key!
Interesting, HUH?

I grabbed my Create-A-Critter
cartridge because I knew it had a lot of
fun accessories
started looking through the handbook.

I found the fun Palm Tree
under the Dino Main Cut.
I cut the tree at 4".

I used Brown CS by Recollections for the first layer and
I used a neon green paper from my BG lauderdale 6x6 stack
for the palm leaves

I then came across the sentiment, just chillin',
under the Penguin Main Cut.
I cut the sentiment at 2"

 I used a fun tropical flower paper  for the first layer and
the same neon green (from the tree), from my BG lauderdale 6x6 stack
for the top layer.

I also grabbed some fun adhesive backed
textured border strips (taupe in color) and tore them
so it appeared as sand.
I didn't much care for the white inner layer
so I spritzed it with some brown Shimmerz
to darken the torn edge.

I then spritzed my leaves and the chillin' with some
of my handmade green glimmer mist.
After letting it dry, I then started to piece all my elements together.
I felt the tree needed a little more 'pizazz'
so I grabbed my embossing folders.
I used my TH Sizzix Burlap on the Tree Trunk
and I used the Darice Bark/Tree on the Palm Leaves.
I inked up the edges of my green papers using my
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Ink (green)
and a finger dauber.

I wanted the sentiment to stand out and not match
the palm leaves exactly, so I added more
pigments to my glimmer mist
and sprayed one more time.
Now, it needed one...more...element . . .TWINE!
I grabbed up all my twine and chose to
use some Cappucino  Twinery Twine
to roll and make coconuts for my Palm Tree.

Other supplies:
Aqua Recollections CS (base)
BG lauderdale (blue dots background dp)
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Zig Pens
Glu Glider Pro Adhesive Gun
3D Foam Adhesive (roll)
Zots (small)

I needed to distress the edges of my
backdrop dp . . so I grabbed my TH distress tool.

When it comes to foam adhesive,
can you ever really have too much...LOL

For more fun WYEGW Craft Inspiration,
be sure to stop back at 
My Cricut Craft Room
and visit 
all of the 
Design Team Members!

Keep Crafting 


  1. This is awesome the texture you have achieved on this project

  2. fun card Jessica!! Love all the cuts :)
    Happy Wednesday my friend!! Hope you have a GREAT one!

  3. great job Jessica, I love all the touches with the glimmer mist, I never think to use my Lindy Stamp Gang sprays on my projects, gotta try it, I love what it did for your card.
    MCCR DT sister

  4. This is so cute and fun, Jessica! Love how you used the twine! I love the diecuts, too..crazy how you found that on create a critter! I love WYEGW!

    Heather Lynn
    MCCR DT Sister

  5. You had me at Coconuts! Super SUPER cute! But, what else do I expect from my "twin"???!

  6. This turned out so great and showcases how much fun those extra cuts on Create A critter are.
    L.B. MCCR DT sis

  7. Jessica this is such a fun card,
    love all that can be cut with the
    Create A Critter Cart, one of my favorites
    thank you for sharing.
    Ava DT Sister MCCR

  8. Very cute, and what a great idea using the twine for the coconuts on the tree.

    Robin L.
    MCCR DT Sister

  9. Very nice Love the twine and the textured paper. great job!

  10. Super fun card! Cute coconuts! Carri~abusybee

  11. Love ur card! I love palm trees & urs is adorable.

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  12. Wow I really like this, its been so hot over here which is very unusual,so this is a great card to welcome the summer,love the tree and super colours too, need ur address hun,have a gift for u xx
    Kenzie xx

  13. CUTE CARD! LOL on all the foam adhesive.

  14. Awesome Card! I love the palm tree. AJ

  15. I just love this card! It makes you happy just looking at it.



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