Thinking of You Sunflower Card

Can you tell I've been busy today? :)
It was a great day to craft!  Nice and cool here in Montreal with the rain, so I had the doors open and my headphones blasting!  Music always keeps me moving.
For this card I dove into the challenges!  I wrote all of them down that I could find and then starting thinking about what I wanted to do and how many of the challenges I could fulfill.  It was a lot of fun!  And I love the card!  It's quite thick, so it won't be one I mail out to anyone :)  But I still love it!
Several challenges I came across were for buttons, which is something that I rarely use on my cards.  Mostly because I don't really have any!  But I searched through all of my embellishments and I found a few!  I don't remember why I bought these sunflower buttons, but they seemed to be perfect for the card I wanted to make. 
The wheelbarrow is from the Cricut Walk in My Garden cartridge.  The sunflowers I made myself from a few of my punches.  I love making my own flowers.  It's like a challenge all on it's own to try and replicate a favorite flower with just spare parts around my craft area!
I was a little worried about the wide green ribbon when I first picked it out, but I didn't have any other style ribbon that I liked, or thought would look good on this card, so I gave it a shot.  I think it worked out perfectly!  Anything thinner wouldn't have helped pull out the main image from the card.
As I said, this card is quite thick!  I had to triple layer my scotch mounting tape to make up for the "button" holes on the back...
The challenges I have entered this card in are:
    Fantabulous Cricut #79-Leaves are Falling
    Bitten by the Bug 2-Wheelbarrow Challenge
    Paper Cutz Challenge #110-Button Up for Fall
    Party Time Tuesdays #35-Anything Goes
    Tuesday Throwdown #68-Thinking of You  (I had planned on doing the extra challenge of sending my card to Operation Write Home, but it's too thick to try and mail...I will be looking into creating some other cards to send there though.  Here is the link if you are interested:  Operation Write Home)
    Dream Valley Challenge #16-Buttons
    Critter Sketch Challenge #84-Anything Goes
    Digi Design Make Your Own Flowers Challenge

Happy Scrapping!


  1. just a groeous project. and thank you for participating in the BBTB challenge. :)

  2. this is beautiful, I love the buttons! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  3. Beautiful card Emily and I love your sunflower buttons. Thanks for joining us in Di's DigiDesigns challenge.

  4. So, so pretty :) Those buttons are perfect! Thanks for joining in the challenge at BBTB2!

  5. Great card! love the green ribbon and the sunflower buttons!

  6. OOOh I just LOVE this! Sunflowers are my favorites! Gorgeous card! thanks for playing along with BBTB2. xxD

  7. Welcome to the blog world Emily!! What a cute card you made and the sunflower buttons are a perfect match to the one in the image!! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  8. Lovely card! Ribbon and sunflower buttons are perfect additions! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

  9. This is so beautiful!!!! Love those buttons. Here's a tip for you about them: Get a pair or small wire snips and clip the button hole off. I do that when I want to use those type of buttons. They make some really cute ones like that, but those button holes cause a big problem. I love that these are sunflowers. And they go so perfectly with the wheelbarrow of flowers. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!!!! Hope you join us for the new challenge. :)

  10. What a gorgeous Fall card and I love how you entered it into so many challenges, that's just great! I love the scene you created, the flowers in the wheelbarrow are perfect and the sunflower buttons are a great touch. I agree with you, the ribbon works beautifully and anchors the image.
    Thank you for playing along with our Leaves are Falling challenge at FCCB!

  11. Beautiful card. Love the wheel barrow and the summer look...good to remind us that it's just 10 months away! LOL
    Thank you for playing Party Time Tuesdays with us. Come again, we love to see your work. :)Peggy

  12. This is soooo pretty!! WOW! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!!

  13. Such a beautiful card, I love the handmade sunflowers! Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs Challenge, Shelly ;)

  14. This is lovely! Your sunflowers look fantastic! Well done!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!
    Small Bits of Paper

  15. This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


  16. How adorable ! I LOVE all your bright sunflowers ! They always make me smile !!! So glad you joined us at the BBTB2 challenge this week !!!! Lori