My great-niece and great-nephew both recently had piano recitals. I created these cards in the Cricut Design space. The piano image is from the Cricut cartridge, “Twinkle Toes”. The background for the words is a free Cricut image. This was a fast card to make.
Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge Graduation Card
I have purchased a new Cricut Explore and I love it. My favorite thing about the Cricut Explore is that when you pick your design, Cricut Design Space puts all the “parts” on the screen for you. This makes cutting out your design so easy! This is a graduation card that I made for a friend’s daughter.
The graduation girl came from “Create a Friend”, but one of the drawbacks of the Cricut Design Space it that when you choose your designs, it doesn’t tell you what cartridge they are from…Boo…Hiss! I am not completely sure, but I think the words are from “Wild Card”.
Create a Friend Cricut Graduation Card
These are the layers that are included in the card. The Cricut Design Space and Cricut Explore will put these on the screen for you, but just in case you haven’t updated to the new machine, I have included a picture. This may also help you when you are choosing the colors for your cuts.
I used the invitation I received for the front of the card and the inside. On the left is the inside of the card and on the right is the “cut up” invitation.
I know this is a short post, but I hope to get back in the swing of things soon…
Happy Birthday Card Cricut Nifty Fifties
I just purchased the “Nifty Fifties” Cricut cartridge and I love, love, love it! The moment I saw this pair of glasses, I knew I must make a card for my younger sister, Terri. Terri always loves to make a statement with her glasses and is always searching the internet for unique frames.
Cricut Birthday Card Nifty Fifties
This is one of the easiest cuts I have done with the Cricut. There were only three cuts. I cut the glasses out at 5″. I used a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper for the card and folded it in half. The background stripe was cut at 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 and I then rounded the corners of the paper. “Happy Birthday” was cut at 2″ using the “Wild Card” cartridge. I added rhinestone to the corners of the glasses for a little bling.
envelope from Wild Card
I purchased a gift card, so I made a little envelope on the inside of the card. This was found on page 81 of the “Wild Card” cartridge!
Happy Birthday Sis
As you can see from her photo, the card matched her glasses. Happy Birthday Sis!
Create a friend Cricut card – cheerleader
Hooray! Jess made OSU cheerleader for the 2014-2015 year! She was on the squad last year and made the squad again. We are so proud of her, so I just had to make her a card from the whole family. I used the Create a Friend Cricut cartridge to make this card.
Create a Friend Cheerleader – Cricut
I cut my cheerleader at 5″. Here are the cuts and the colors I used. It does become tricky when there are so many layers.
Cricut Create a Friend cheerleader
Next, I cut the words for the front of the card and the megaphone for the inside.
I used Ohio State Stickers for the front of her uniform and for the megaphone.
Cricut Craft Room Basic
The Cricut Craft Room Basic font was used for the words and I welded them in the Cricut Craft Room. The congratulations stamp is from Stampin Up. I hope this helps you in designing your own card.
Jess is the blonde cheerleader on the left…CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I Cricut graduation – Wild Card cartridge
I am happy to say that I spent a wonderful weekend celebrating the graduation of my nephew from Ohio University in Athens, Oh. In honor of his graduation, I made this card. The font is “Kate’s ABC’s”. I went into the Cricut Craft Room to weld the letters. They are 1.5 inches tall with a (-4) for the spacing. The card is 8 1/2″ x 11″ Forest Foliage cardstock by Stampin’ Up. (I think it is now retired) I folded the cardstock in half to make a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card. I cut the Whisper White 5″ x 8″ and inked the edges with black ink. The graduation cap is cut at 4″ from the “Wild Card” cartridge. I wanted to make the tassel show up, so I got out my white embroidery floss. I cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/2″ to wrap my floss around.
I wrapped it a few times and then I cut a small piece and tied it at the top
Next, I slid the floss off the card and tied it about 1/4″ down from the top.
Now, take your scissors and cut the bottom of the floss to form the tassel.
Thread the top strings of the tassel through the hole in the graduation cap and secure it with Scotch Tape.
I then cut 2 small sections of the green cardstock and placed them over the tape and on the bottom of the inside of the cap. I cut “Craig’s” name out of the program and taped it to the green cardstock.
Now, place a glue dot on the cap to keep the tassel in place.
This is the inside of the card. I used a Stampin’ Up punch and cut the diploma from the “Wild Card” cartridge. I used a small envelope for the “gift” of cash.
inside of the card
Here is a picture of Craig with his sister Kathleen and his brother Clayton! What a happy day!!
Cricut Paris baby shower invitation
My daughter and son-in-law are expecting our first granddaughter. The photo for their birth announcement was taken in front of the Eiffle Tower in Paris, so I thought it fitting to have the Eiffle Tower on the baby shower invitation. I cut the Eiffle Tower with my Cricut using the “French Manor” cartridge. I cut the pregnant girl using the Cricut “New Arrival” cartridge. My daughter loves to shop so I included the shopping bag on the front of the invitation. She said it looks like she is shopping in Paris!
I purchased all the paper at JoAnne’s. The colors for the nursery are mint, coral and gold. I used those same colors for the invitations. I made the card 6 x 6, but a word of caution on that one! If your envelope is over 6 1/8″ you will have to pay extra postage.
paper for the invitations
Cricut Destinations Paris Card
This September my daughter and son-in-law traveled to Paris. This is the card I made with the Cricut “Destinations” cartridge to wish them a safe and wonderful trip. For the card, I choose a printed card that I purchased in a package from Hobby Lobby. I then proceeded to make the various cuts for the center portion of the card…black (the outline), light blue (sky), light yellow (portion behind the word Paris), green (bushes) and dark yellow for the sun. It was a fairly simple card to make, but it did have several cuts!
While in Paris, they took many wonderful pictures, but the best picture they took was this one…
“Bebe -Arrive-Mars 2014” They announced the arrival of my first Grandchild! We are thrilled. Now for the great part…..
you will get to follow me as I complete all the baby projects! This is just the beginning!!
Cricut project Shadow box ticket stub
My great-niece, Cassidy has attended quite a few concerts in the past few months, so shen I saw a shadow box on Pinterest for ticket stubs and knew I had to make one for her. I was not quite as handy as the original pin. They put a slot in the top of the shadow box so that you could drop the tickets in. I did not have the tools to do that and I am not sure if that would have been as good for Cass, because I am sure she wanted to showcase her favorite ticket stubs. That would be BLAKE SHELTON!
Cricut project ticket stub shadow box
I did not think to take pictures of each step, but this was an easy project.(less than 30 minutes) I got the shadow box from IKEA. (my favorite place) The background is shiny grey chevron scrapbook paper that I purchased at JoAnne’s. I cut the word “Concerts” from black vinyl with my Cricut. I welded the letters in the “Cricut Craft Room” (the best place ever and it’s FREE). I then just put the vinyl on the outside of the glass. I love the way Cass put her tickets in her box. If you look closely on the right hand side, you will see that she has a PIT Wrist band. She attended a Maroon Five Concert and was in the pit! Yes, that is Adam Levine and she was that close…lucky girl!!
Cassidy and Adam Levine
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #50
Well I’m at it again! Yet another post from the Free Cricut Craft Room Holiday Cards. This card is #50. If you missed the free cut, you can purchase the digital cut for $1.99.
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #30
Here is Holiday Card #30!
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #22
This is Holiday Card #22. I must admit I have had problems with my cuts on these Holiday Cards. I like to use Stampin Up paper for my cards and the Cricut does not like to cut it. I even changed my blade and cut on 6 with the pressure turned up. If you look close you can see the card is missing the right half of the bow. I cut this out of white and green and then cut off the green snowflakes.
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #32
This is Holiday card # 32. I wanted to break out in song (Over the River and through the Woods…) when I cut this card. I used silver glitter paper behind the cut.
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card
Anyone who knows me will get a big laugh on this one! I can not throw away anything. This card was made from the cuts out of Holiday cards #32 and #25. The blue paper is has glitter on it, but it really doesn’t show up in the picture.
To my followers that don’t have a Cricut…please hang in there. I will be posting other crafts and recipes soon!!
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #49
I am still posting the Holiday Card Cuts that are available in the Cricut Craft Room. This is Holiday Card #49. If you miss the FREE cuts, you can purchase the cuts for $1.99.
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #3
I love this card. It is Holiday Card #33. It was one of the easier cuts and very striking. The blue snowflake was left from the cut for card #20.
Crictu Christmas Holiday Card #20
I used a really light blue for this card, so it didn’t photograph well. It is card #20.
Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #15
This was another one of my favorite cuts. It is Holiday Card #20. Hope you are enjoying your Cricut this Christmas Season!!