Today, I would like to share with you another fun card I made with my Cricut. This card also had intricate cuts, like yesterday’s card. My Cricut did a great job with these cuts. I, on the other hand, didn’t size the overlay to fit an A2 size card. That was my first ”oops.” My second ”oops” happened when I tried to line the overlay up with the card and then trimmed off the extra pieces. Once I adhered the overlay, and trimmed it up, it was off center.
I still think it looks pretty. I hope you do too! It’s amazing how you can turn an ”oops” into something very pretty. Share with me your most memorable ”oops” moments!
Today, I would like to share with you another fun card I made with my Cricut. This card has very intricate cuts. Unfortunately, my Cricut doesn’t always cut perfectly for me. But, that’s ok! I used this imperfection to fancy my card with lots of bling. It’s amazing how you can turn an ”oops” into something very pretty.
This week’s theme is all about Valentine’s Day. For these cards I used my Cricut. It was a great experience for me because I haven’t used it for so long.
The first card I would like to share says, ”Hello Love.” The Cricut cut out the words and also drew the delicate arrows. I finished the card by inking the sides with purple Memento ink. I enjoy inking my cards and tags. It gives them such a finished touch and also makes the project pop!
Today’s card was inspired by the following Simon Says Stamp video:
Oh my goodness! This was a fun card to make. I received two packages of paper straws and I didn’t know what to do with them. I looked on YouTube for ideas and found the above-mentioned video and fell in love.
I was able to use so many different tools. I used my Cricut to cut out the borders. I used my Cuddlebug to flatten the straws and cut the word ”Happy.” Finally, I broke out my gold embossing powder and a heat gun to create, ”Birthday.”
My ”oops” moment happened when I adhered the pink Happy to the straws. I realized it was off center and the word didn’t pop. I decided to cut the word again in white cardstock and then simply offset it to the pink Happy I believe this is called, ”Shadowing.” I wonder if this technique was created after doing what I just did? It saved the card!
This uick and fun card wraps up this weeks birthday themed cards. Tune in tomorrow for my kickoff of handcrafted tags.
Today I would love to share with you this fun shaker card. I have not made a shaker card for over a year, but I found an informative video by Lorrie Nunemaker which simplified the process. You can view her video by clicking on the link below.
I was able to use my Cricut Explorer to get the perfect cuts. I took Lorrie’s advice and used fun foam to pop up the card instead of foam tape. I haven’t used fun foam before and I loved it for this project.
For the shaker bits, I used sequins I purchased for my daughter years ago! I’m so happy I kept them
For the strings, I used twine I purchased from Michael’s and adhered them to the card by using art glitter glue from Amazon.
My ”oops” moment came after I filled the shaker with sequins, aligned cardstock over the opening and then proceeded to turn the card over to make sure everything looked centered. Can you figure out which step I forgot? Yep, I forgot to adhere the cardstock over the opening! Sequins went flying everywhere 😊
Today I would like to show you a fun birthday card full of an assortment of elements. First I stamped a few flowers with various patterns and in different colors. I then stamped out a large Birthday sentiment and inked the paper to create interest. Finally, I attached a cute balloon cut from glitter paper and attached some twine to create the string. I popped up the balloon and sentiment to give the card dimension and more interest.
I’m having fun with these birthday cards. Is there a special birthday card design you would like to see?