I know we are all tired of the snow and ice and eagerly awaiting spring, if it ever gets here. I though we could use some pretty flower cards this month.
These cards are perfect for birthday, thinking of you or sympathy cards. I like the little touches of ribbon on most of the cards. I'm still trying to figure out how to add ribbon to the single flower card.
There are only four cards here. I will add the last card after I get back from vacation.
The first card is a trio of flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge.
Our next card is a simple flower from the Kate's ABC's cartridge.
Three little posies in a vase from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge.
Our final trio of flowers are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
Welcome to my first Card Tutorial. I hope to post tutorials at least once a month or more. Some will be made with the Cricut Machine and some will be stamped or quilled. If you have any suggestions for cards you would like to see, please leave me a comment and let me know what you would like.
The first card is a Valentine made with the Cricut machine. For this card I used the Artbooking cartridge. If you don't have this cartridge don't worry, I'll show you some options to make a similar card at the end of the post.
Here is what you will need to make this card:
1 - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" White Cardstock for card base 1 - 5 1/4" x 4" Pattern Paper of your choice (The paper I used is from the Doodlebug Sweetheart 6 x 6 paper pad.) 1 - 4" x 3 1/4" Water Color paper Light Pink paper for doily heart and heart banner Dark Pink paper for flower Green paper for leaves Spun Sugar Distress Ink Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Festive Berries Distress Ink Ink Blending tool or ink dauber Sentiment Stamp (Mine is from Simon Says Stamp Only Have Eyes for You stamp set) Black ink My Mind's Eye Collectable "I'm With" Enamel Dots Adhesive and foam tape or pop dots.
As I mentioned above, all of these cuts are from the Artbooking cartridge. Cut size, page number and keys used are listed in the photos. You can click on the photos to make them bigger.
We will only use the heart from this cut, save the little banner for another card.
Now that all your cuts have been made, let's put the card together. Tape the piece of water color paper to your table/cutting mat. (I have an Inkessentials Non Stick craft sheet on my table.) Securely tape the heart stencil on top of the water color paper. You want to make sure that your stencil doesn't move.
Using and ink blending tool or a dauber, ink a portion of the stencil with the Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Add some Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries Distress Ink over the Spun Sugar making sure to leave some of the Spun Sugar ink showing.
This is what your water color paper should look like after you are finished inking. I also used some of the Spun Sugar ink to ink the edges of the paper, it doesn't show up very well in the photo.
Referring back to the finished card:
Glue the pattern paper to the card base. Add the inked heart water color paper to the card. Stamp your sentiment in the lower left corner of the water color paper. Attach the heart doily with pop dots or foam tape. Glue the leaves to the back of the flower and glue them on top of the heart.
Add the enamel dots to the card and you are done!
If you don't have the Artbooking cartridge, this card would be pretty easy to duplicate with other cartridges.
Any cartridge that has a heart can be used to make the stencil. Cut rows of 1/2" hearts wide enough to fit your paper (I use the paper saver key). The little heart on the flower is also 1/2".
Doodlecharms has a scalloped heart. A plain heart would work well too. Cut the heart at 2".
Any flower and leaves can be used for the card. One of my favorite flowers is on the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Cut the flowers and leaves at 1 1/2". There is a heart on this cartridge too.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you make a card, please leave a link in the comments so I can see your card.
Wow it is time for February Cricut classes! Where did January go?
This month we have a couple of cards for the guys, a couple for the ladies and a St. Patrick's Day card.
Our first card is a flowery Thinking of You card from the Walk in My Garden cartridge. After I took the card to the store, I found some red twine that I tied around one side of the bread tag. I'll post an updated photo on Monday.
The first card for the guys is from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
The St. Patrick's Day card is from the Accent Essentials and Paper Doll Dress up cartridges. I like the gold circles (coins) and shamrocks, straight from the pot of gold!
I think the next two cards are some of my favorites. I wanted to see if I could make the same card in a male version and a female version. The tag border is from the Mickey and Friends cartridge. The flowers, leaves and stars are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
Class dates are:
Monday, February 3: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Our first card is a trio of Valentine cards sealed with a heart from the Doodlecharms cartridge. The glittery outline on the hearts is a silver Wink of Stella pen. I love the little bit of glitter that the pens add.
Our next card is a Frog Prince just waiting to be kissed! He is from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. His crown is outlined in the gold Wink of Stella pen.
This card is from the Creative Cards cartridge, and the little banner is from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge.
The Love Stamp is from the Elegant Edges and the Artiste cartridges. A little bit of black pen around the edge of the letters makes them stand out.
Our last card is a sweet heart from the Artbooking Cartridge. The heart is outlined with the silver Wink of Stella pen. The flowers are from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.
Class Dates are:
Friday, January 17: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, January 20: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm