Guest Designer Tuesday!

We were hunting for a special way to say thank you to the wonderful ladies that link up their projects to Cooking With Cricut on a more-than-regular basis. Some of them link up every single week! WOW!  We decided that it would be fun to feature  them and their wonderful creativity  in a special Guest Designer Showcase once a week.    And we couldn't leave the CWC Design Team out of the mix -- we wanted the DT to be able to show off their favorite projects and cartridges, too!

So we're kicking off a two new features here at Cooking With Cricut!  Mondays will feature a member of the CWC Design Team (click here to see Madison's super cute project yesterday) and on Tuesdays a special Guest Designer will showcase one of their favorite cartridges. 

Without further ado . . . our first Guest Designer is -- Lisa from A Mermaid's Crafts blog.

I am so honored and excited to be a guest designer today for Cooking With Cricut, one of my very favorite blogs!  I have been blogging for a little over four months and in that short period of time, I have become completely addicted.   I'm not sure what I did before I discovered this wonderful world of amazing crafters.  I am inspired daily by all of the beautiful projects and talent that is shared.  I’ve been crafting seriously for over eight years.  I used to watch all the crafting shows that HGTV and DIY aired: Crafters Coast to Coast, Scrapbooking … I bought my first Cricut two years ago - a Create - and fell in love.  This past Christmas, I received the Expression and Gypsy as a gift and I have not been able to stop crafting since.  I love making cards and the occasional layout and home decor project.

For my card today, I wanted to highlight the super-fun Nifty Fifties cartridge. It has so many great cuts and phrases. The inspiration for my project is my Mom and Dad. Parents Day is Sunday, July 24th so I made this card for them. They have always loved to dance - square dancing, disco, you name it. My mom had a poodle skirt hanging in plastic in the closet when I was young and I remember always wanting to take it out and play with it.

For this step card, I used paper from My Mind's Eye Love Notes.  I cut the dancing guy and girl at 4 1/2" and attached them with wobbles I made myself, so it looks like they are dancing when you give them a tap. I embossed the girl's skirt with the Swiss dots folder and cut a poodle at 1/2" and attached it.  Her shoes were white, so I used a black marker to turn them into saddle shoes. I used the Distress Lines embossing folder for the guy's pants. I cut the jukebox at 4 1/2 inches and attached the music notes with 12 gauge wire.  The record and rock-n-roll were also cut from the same cart and I added crystals with my iRock for some bling.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you will come back tomorrow for another fun Cooking With Cricut challenge!

-- Lisa @ A Mermaid's Crafts

What a wonderful card for your parents, Lisa.  Thanks again for your continued support of Cooking With Cricut -- we love seeing what you cook up each week!  

Please take the time to go over to Lisa's blog and show her some crafting "love!"  See you back here tomorrow for our weekly challenge -- it's really sweet!  You won't want to miss it!

~ Jen


  1. Lisa, your card for your parents is awesome!! They are going to love it. All the bright colors and amazing details:) I am really happy you were able to be a guest designer! I think you are really talented:) Thanks for playing with us each week at Cooking With Cricut:)
    ~Madison CWCDT funkycards.blogspot.com

  2. WOW Lisa your card is AWESOME! Thank you SO MUCH for starting things off with a BANG!!! You always do such wonderful work!

    Many creative blessings,


  3. Your card is awesome What a great birthday card for anyone and the colors are super. I love how people dance with your home made wobbles

    DIANA L.

  4. I am CRAZY about this card since I was a teen in the 50's. I know so many people that would love to receive a card like ths. This is a boss card LOL.

  5. Yay, Lisa! Your card is perfect in every way…paper choices, design, embossing, and craftsmanship. Congrats on being featured here!

  6. Wow this is fantastic:) Sandra H

  7. This card blew me away!!! This card is simply AWESOME!!!! You did a wonderful job on it!

  8. Congrats on guest designer! Love this card and all the cuts--it totally rocks! I want one of these!!

  9. Great choice of Guest Designer CWC... Lisa is awesome! Love her stuff. Such a clever card. x


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