Category Archives: Cricut

Create a Friend Cricut Graduation Card

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Creat a Friend Cricut Cartridge Gradution Card

Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge Graduation Card

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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 Gradutaion 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.

graduation  card

graduation card

graduation card

graduation card

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 Sis, Cricut Nifty Fifties

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Happy Birthday Card Cricut Nifty Fifties

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 Fiftiees

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

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

Happy Birthday Sis

As you can see from her photo, the card matched her glasses.  Happy Birthday Sis!

Cricut Craft Room…Congratulations Jess OSU cheerleader

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Create a friend Cricut card - cheerleader

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

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

Cricut Create a Friend cheerleader

Next, I cut the words for the front of the card and the megaphone for the inside.

OSU stickers

OSU stickers

I used Ohio State Stickers for the front of her uniform and for the megaphone.

Cricut Craft Room Basic

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!!!

 

Cricut Graduation Card…Congratulations Craig

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Cricut graduation - Wild Card cartridge

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.

embroidery floss

embroidery floss

I wrapped it a few times and then I cut a small piece and tied it at the top

 

tassel

tassel

Next, I slid the floss off the card and tied it about 1/4″ down from the top.

tassel

tassel

Now, take your scissors and cut the bottom of the floss to form the tassel.

tassel

tassel

Thread the top strings of the tassel through the hole in the graduation cap and secure it with Scotch Tape.

 

 

 

tassel

tassel

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.

graduation cap

graduation cap

Now, place a glue dot on the cap to keep the tassel in place.

tassel

tassel

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

inside of the card

Craig

Craig

Here is a picture of Craig with his sister Kathleen and his brother Clayton!  What a happy day!!

Paris Baby Shower Invitation

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Cricut Paris baby shower invitation

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

paper for the invitations

 

French Manor

French Manor

Cricut Paris Travel Card

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Cricut Destinations Paris Card

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…

The announcement

The announcement

The announcement

The announcement

“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!!

Ticket Stub Shadow Box

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Cricut project ticket stub shadow box

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

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

Cassidy and Adam Levine