Monday, July 29, 2013

Exploring Cricut "Down on the Farm" Challenge

At Exploring Cricut, this weeks challenge in "Down on the Farm"-the project must have at least one farm animal on it! Here is a card I made:

In a couple of weeks, I will be helping a friend of mine show her Murray Gray cattle at a County Fair north of where I live. The Murray Grays are really a dark gray with beautiful dapples. They produce more meat on the hoof, on 1/3 of a normal cow ration! I've made a couple of these for her to use when she needs a Thank you card. The whole card was actually inspired by the tiny cowbells I found in a drawer! Here is the recipe:

  1. Country Life Cartridge-countryside (cut at 3"), cow (cut at 3 3/4")
  2. Artiste Cartridge-clouds (cut at 1 1/2" & 3/4"). I printed the sentiment (Drygulf font) onto white cardstock, then used the Center Point feature to cut the large Cloud.
  3. Tie twine around cowbell, then attach to back of cow die cut.
I really like this card-I hope she does too!


  1. so sweet. Love the color on this cow .

  2. I love that cartridge. The cow image is just perfect....The little bell was the perfect addition. Great job.

  3. She will love it and the cow is a great color befitting your description you will be working with at the fair:)

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  4. What a neat card Michelle! I am sure your friend will be ecstatic to receive them! Thanks for the facts about the grey cows,
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.

  5. Great card!! Love this cow cut. And the cute little cowbell!!! :)