FCCB Challenge ~ Cool Treats and CRI-Kits Gel Pens

Hello everyone! Are you ready for another challenge? Well this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog the theme is Cool Treats and if you’ve been having temperatures with 100+ degrees like we have been having here in Texas, you’ll be ready to create something cool! Our “cool” sponsor this week is CRI-Kits! They carry an awesome line of pens and markers for your Cricut so that you can draw an image instead of just cutting it out. Their pens come in 10-pack sets that include colors such as Neon, Glitter, Metallic, and more. They have a magnetic pen holder that works great and is SO easy to use! (Keep reading for a chance to win your own set of CRI-Kits!)

For my project this week, I couldn’t help but think of ice cream as a cool summer treat!

Ice Cream Soda card (1)

To create the background for my card, I used the CRI-Kits Glitter Gel Pens set and the Paper Lace cartridge. After choosing my paper and cardstock colors, I picked the orange glitter pen to draw the image on page 28 in the Paper Lace handbook. It’s hard to tell from the photo but it is so pretty and glittery. I sized the image with the Real Dial Size on to 4”x5.25” so it would be a perfect mat layer on my card. Then I cut it out, inked the edges, and adhered it to the card base.

Ice Cream Soda card (2)

Then I used the Nifty Fifties cart to cut out the image of my chocolate ice cream soda with a cherry on top! I didn’t use a couple of the layers that included the straw image and instead I adhered a paper craft straw to the back of my image and popped the rest of the image off the card with foam dots. The cherry was coated with Fruit Punch Stickles and I added a Viva Pearl Pen in Ice White to the  highlights on the glass.

Ice Cream Soda card (3)

For the inside of my card, I used my CRI-Kits Glitter Pens again to “write” the sentiment with my Cricut:

Ice Cream Soda card (4)

The word “Yum!” is from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2! This cart is great to use with these pens and markers because one of the Creative Features on it is called Card Phrase and it was designed to be used with pens in your Cricut machine.

Ice Cream Soda card (5)

I hope that you like my ‘cool’ card today! I really had fun using the CRI-Kits and plan on using them again on my projects! All of the FCCB Design Team used the CRI-Kits gel pens this week on our Cool Treats projects so make sure to visit all of their blogs to see the creative ways they used them and then join in on the fun and create your own ‘cool treat’ project and upload it to the Fantabulous Blog for a chance to win a CRI-Kits 10 Pen set and Magnetic Pen Holder for yourself!!!

Please check out my Quick Tip Tuesday post over on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog tomorrow – I will be sharing some tips using the CRI-Kits in your Cricut!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!



  1. Love how you used the pens! Such a cute card!

    Ro Donner (DT Sister)

  2. LOVE your card, Angie. Your background is so AWESOME! Love how you drew it on there with the markers! So pretty! Your ice cream soda looks amazing, and I love the craft straw you used! Fabulous job as always!!!

  3. Fabulous card Angie, I love the aqua popping off the yellow & orange and the real straw you added!!

  4. You taught me something I didn't know about TBB2!! Thank you! I love this too!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie FCCB DT sis

  5. Love the background with the pens and the colors on your card are so great.

  6. This is so cute and fun! Great job on the BG with the Cri-Kit pens, and your sentiment on the inside is to die for!

  7. Angela, thanks for the tip to re-size using real dial size.

  8. That is so cool that you make this pp. How cool is that? I think that ice cream shake looks good enough to eat too. Great job!

  9. I love how the background looks !! Great idea !!


  10. This is a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing all of the details about how you made it. I have had those Cri-kit pens for my Cricut for YEARS and have never used them. The ink is probably dry by now. I really like how you used them to create the background.

  11. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your awesome card.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful week!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,