Friday, April 29, 2011

"Just a Note" Style Card


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.

Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Core'dinations Cardstock
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
Michael's Button
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink

31 comments:

char52 said...

Super cute card. I will need to experiment with this. I also could not justify the new E2 with my budget. Summer is approaching and as a teacher also I need to plan for unexpected events that might happen during the summer when I am living on savings.

Judy said...

Katie,
Another great card. You did a great job using your cricut. Such an inspiration...
Judy

CarolynG said...

VERY CLEVER!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

Amazing project - as always! LOVE IT....:)
Thanks for sharing....have a great day my friend. :)
Tracy

Adele said...

Loving it !!!
You're super talented :)
Hugs
Adele

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!! I will have to remember that for when I want a card like that!!

Sarah

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

What a great idea. Card has turned out beautiful. TFS

Sherrie K. said...

What a super idea. Very creative! Love that gypsy, ha? It's amazing what we can do with that. TFS! Cute project!
Sherrie K
http;//sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Glora said...

You are AMAZING! I like that cartridge too and every time I saw it, I thought I could make something like that on my Gypsy. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. I LOVE this! Hugs- Glora

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a great job!

cdm317 said...

Great use of the Gypsy! Thank you for sharing this! Love it!

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous card, you did a great job!!!
Paula

BunnyFreak said...

This is a great idea. Would love a video tut of setting this up in the gypsy! I need to play with idea on my gypsy.

KTbirdiegirl said...

How clever of you to figure this out on your G. You've inspired me to put the ole noggin to use and try to figure it out, too! TFS.
Kathryn

Janeen said...

You are so creative, great job! TFS! What a great inspiration to those who aren't going to get the E2! Love the gypsy, so many things you can do with it! Love your card, what a great idea for a "save the date" type of card! :)

Pat N. said...

Great job recreating this design. It looks perfect!!--Pat N.

Lezlye said...

Great Job! Love it!

Dusti said...

Katie, you always amaze me... Not only with the beauty if your cards but the techniques you come up with. I love your blog it is so inspirational.

Hugs Dusti

marlene said...

What a great card again Katie.
Marlene

Linda Kaiser said...

Great idea!! I am so going to feature this on my next TTT! Linda

Vicky said...

Hi Katie
Your card came out beautiful. You did fantastic job I just love my gypsy it is the best thing for projects like this

Cheryl Gaffney said...

This card is wonderful!! :)

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Dakota Bear said...

TFS! Another good reason for using our Gypsy.

Cricutjunkie said...

I am so impressed what you can do with a gypsy and a lot of imagination. Great job!! I will try this soon. TFS Traci

Missy said...

This is adorable--what a great idea!!!

quilt4fun2 said...

I love how this card is layered. There is a lot with a little work you can do with the gypsy. Thank You for sharing this idea.
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Charlotte Cornett said...

LOVE THIS IDEA!!! This is perfect for a Save the Date wedding card!!! Would you share the gypsy file? Thank you for sharing this idea, it is AWESOME!!
Thanks, Charlotte
charlottecornett@att.net

Kim H said...

Oh Katie... this is so darn CLEVER! Of course I love all the papers, the details but most of all you did this W/o the new machine! See now you have more $$$ for PTI goodies! LOL.Just kidding but it does show you and ALL of us how to make it work! I knew you were a good teacher in the classroom and now in the "blog" ~ classroom too!
As always you just inspire me to think outside that box!

shutterbuggin said...

How creative!! I will definitely have to try this even though I was blessed by hubby and got the E2. Would you care to share the file
Hugz
Tina Gale

Anonymous said...

Love it! My niece is getting married in November, and this would be perfect! Would you share your gypsy file? Thanks!
Laura

breyman@sbcglobal.net

Crafty Teacher said...

I love these cards too and also didn't get the E2. I'm going to get my Gypsy to work today and try making one of these. Thanks for the inspiration!
:)Khrista