The Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition that I won in the Facebook Cricut in the Classroom Contest has arrived! Thank you, Provo Craft and everybody who voted for me! I absolutely love it! This machine cuts like a dream! I was thrilled to get the anniversary edition, because I really wanted one of the preloaded cartridges, Just a Note. This cartridge is filled with adorable tri-fold cards. I began by cutting my card base at 5 1/4" on double-sided patterned paper.
All of the layers are also cut at 5 1/4". I am so impressed with how well the E2 cuts my favorite Papertrey Ink cardstock. I just chose the "heavy paper" setting. What a great idea to have all of these presets for different cutting materials! Before adhering the phrase, I gave it some white stitching. I also added a button and twine that coordinate with my paper colors.
For the flower, I didn't use the flower card layer that cut out with the face. Instead, I cut the plain circle in "layer 1" and used a Peachy Keen stamp with it.
Here's the inside. I added a piece of melon cardstock for writing a note.
Pink Paislee "Hometown Summer - Fruit Stand" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Melon Berry, Ripe Avocado, & Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Peachy Keen "PK-570 Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment" Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Inkadinkado Blending Chalks
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papertrey Ink Vintage Button & Pure Poppy Baker's Twine
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink