Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy birthday!


Today I have a birthday card inspired by Shari Carroll.  This was fun to put together with My Creative Time products.  I started with a white A2 card base, and then I used a die from Love to Learn to make little "cards," one with patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2:  Rosy, and the other with two layers of white cardstock.  I tied some green hemp around the white layer and popped it up with dimensional adhesive.  All of the dots and the flower were made with Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies, but the little green circle was made with a die from Loyal Friends.  I made "happy" with a die from Boughs of Holly.  It has 3 layers to make it nice and thick.   "Birthday" is a stamp from Happy Thoughts."

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Get Well Soon Trifold Card


I wanted to make a get well card for a friend, and it was so great to have the "image search" feature in Cricut Design Space to look for just the right cut.  I came across this trifold card in the Just a Note cartridge, one that I had totally forgotten about, but it's so cute!  I cut it at 5 1/4," which made the width small enough to just fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Papertrey Ink aqua mist cardstock (nice and sturdy).


To add a little interest on the front folds, I stamped My Creative Time's Grainy Wood Background in Versamark ink.  For my patterned paper, I used Simple Stories 24/Seven collection.  I also added a cute little flower button that I made with MCT's Stitched Button Dies.


Isn't this flower so adorable?  I love how nicely it cut out with my Explore!


The 24/Seven collection had this fun cork board paper, so I thought it would be fun to make a little note and "pin" it on there for the recipient of this card.  To make the note, I took some rustic cream cardstock, stamped it with the binder paper stamps from MCT's Get Schooled, trimmed it with one of the dies from Fun Stitched Edges Dies, and added a stamp from Many Greetings.  Then I cut a teeny silver circle with a die from Picture Perfect to be a little thumbtack.  Hopefully this card cheers up my friend!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Believe in the Magic of Christmas!


One of the fun things about the Cricut Explore is that when you first get started with it, you are given a two week subscription to the cartridge library!  Well, I had to take advantage of that!  I found these sweet little snowmen from the Snow Folks cartridge and just had to cut them out.  But first, I thought it would be fun to give my card a pretty shape, so I found a border from Elegant Edges and welded it to a rectangle to make my card base.  Then I cut my blue background layer with one of the My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Dies and heat embossed some little snowflake stamps from MCT's Winter Cheer stamp set.  I made the little snow drift with MCT's Fun Stitched Edges Dies.


The snowmen cut comes with a snowflake, but I like this one from MCT's Winter Flake Dies better, so I used it instead.  I cut the snowmen's outfits with patterned papers from Simple Stories' December Documented collection.


I thought this sentiment, from MCT's Boughs of Holly, was just perfect to go along with this card!

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