Sadly, it just wasn't in the budget for me to purchase the new Cricut Expression 2, and I LOVE the "Just a Note" cartridge that is included in it. I was so bummed to hear that it wouldn't ever be sold separately. However, after looking at cards people have made with it, I realized that I could make this style card on my Gypsy! I just needed to weld together some rectangles and shapes that I wanted to include. I decided to try it for a little card for a friend/teammate. Her birthday is on Saturday, and the rest of the 3rd grade team and I decided we would celebrate it during our planning time on Monday. We didn't want her to feel like we forgot her birthday, so we're giving this card to her today to let her know our plan. "Save the Date" is from the Sweethearts cartridge. I welded it to my card base and cut it again in patterned paper for a layer.
My party hat is from Straight From the Nest. Again, I welded it to the card base and then also cut it with all of its layers. Before putting it down, I added the green polka-dotted rectangle.
Finally, the center rounded part of my card is actually a liner from a Wild Card envelope. I adjusted the width and height to make it just the right size. I added more polka-dotted paper, and some plain cardstock for my message. I also die cut a felt flower and a tag with some PTI supplies to dress up this layer a bit.
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)
2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper
Harvest Gold Cardstock
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Folder
Beautiful Blooms II: #1 Die Collection & Tiny Tags Dies
Harvest Gold Felt
Tiny Tags Stamp Set
Summer Sunrise & Hawaiian Shores Ink
Rustic Cream Button Twine
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink