Welcome to My Cricut Craft Rooms Card and Invitation Blog Hop
hosted by the very lovely and talented Erica, for the beginning of our blog.
My first project is a birthday card made for a very sweet baby girl who is turning one. She is the daughter of my granddaughter's lifetime friend.
Cricut carts I used~
George And Basic Shapes
Wrap It Up
I number the grapics in the handbook and overlay 1-50
Using the Gypsy I chose #4 shown on the overlay in Elegant Edges cart.
I then layered # 17 in the George and Basic Shapes (rounded corner rectangle)
sized at 3.16-4.29 in the center of #4 to create a frame for the front of card.
Using the Gypsy I made a duplicate and welded the two together on the sides
to make a complete folded card. I removed the cut-outs on the right side with the
hide/contour feature as seen in the picture below.
This is after welding and hiding the cut-outs. What you see in red is what will cut.
I cut two, one in white for the outside and one in pink for the inside.
I used Colorbok cardstock.
Next I cut the #17 rectangle out of a pink and white zebra patterned paper purchased at LSS.
Gigi Pink Zebra by Glitz Design
Cut just a little larger then opening to place in frame between white and pink.
Wrap It Up Cart~
Candle - Cut~0.86-4.18
I cut out flame with yellow cardstock and yellow vellum and layered for a glowing effect.
Inside of card~
One Year Old, # 41 Phrase/S in the Wrap It Up Cart
The phrase was actually One Year Older and I cut off the er.
I used the green from Provo Craft Cricut Rainbow.
This was cut on the Expression ~ Settings low speed, medium pressure, blade depth 6
Happy Birthday Sweet Baby Girl!
My next project is a Back to School Card
One of my daughter's BFF's who is a first grade teacher asked if I could design a back to school card to send to the students that would be in her class. She decorated her room in a circus theme and it is truely magical! I wish I were a kid again...this room is awesome!
Her idea of a ticket worked out great as I had just picked up the Cricut Carousel Lite cartridge.
I chose what I thought was a pretty simple image #55 <Font/s>, unless your doing multiples
I used red and yellow cardstock by Recollections Primary, cutting red with ADMIT ONE
and yellow with out.
The image has three cuts ~
Outer part of ticket, frame and center.
The centers were removed and replaced with white card with information
generated on the computer.
To keep the letters uniform and make the project faster I placed the negative rectangle
back in the frame. I then applied glue in the negative space and replaced the letters back in like
a puzzle. (One at a time)
I used the Cricut tool to smooth into place and help hold letters down as I removed the
I carefully pulled up the negative immediately, leaving ADMIT ONE exact everytime.
Welcome back to school! I hope everyone has a great year!
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