Friday, August 19, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Card and Invitation Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Rooms Card and Invitation Blog Hop

You should have come from Tammy if not please start at My Cricut Craft Room,
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~

Elegant Edges
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.
cut~ 5.74-7.00
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~ 3.34-4.53
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
Hide candle
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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Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting! 


  1. Beautiful card ...LOVE that "edge"!!!

  2. The admit one card so cute! And I love the edging on the birthday card.

  3. Two really great projects! The card is just as pretty inside as out and the ticket came out perfect! TFS...

  4. I would have never thoguht to use the negative piece. That makes so much sense and will make future projects go by fast. thanks
    LOVE the tickets! such a great idea

  5. Now I KNOW that I need a Gypsy! lol! Your card sized up very nicely and love the lacy look. Pretty colors too! Your ticket technique is very clever. I never would have thought to do that. Thanks for sharing your projects Connie ~ love them both!

  6. These are soo great!! Great job!!!

  7. <3 the cards!!! thankd for the tip! I have such a hard time with placement at times

  8. i'm so glad i stopped by to visit. i love the ticket invitation, back to school.. how cool is that? i might try this. and the hide/contour feature is my most favorite thing on the gypsy. i 'love it'. and you did great!

  9. awesome cards. id love to get a invite like that for back to school.

  10. Love both of your cards! You are so very creative! Thanks for sharing!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

  11. Both cards are great! Beautiful and playful!


  12. I Love the 1st card you did!! I have been wanting Elegant Edges & now I MUST have it!! :) The ticket is so cute & I'm sure her students will love it!! I love when teachers do themes for their room!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  13. I love your 1st card and the ticket one is such a great idea.

  14. Great!! I love what you did with your card! Christina

  15. Love both your projects. That ticket one is marvelous. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com &

  16. I love both of your projects. Thank you so much for showing us how to do each of the features. That helps so much for those of us that are new at this.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  17. What great projects! I like your idea of using the discarded part of the ticket to help you get the letters straight and in place! I will have to remember this!


  18. Super cute projects! TFS! Hugs, Leanne
    Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

  19. Wow! these cards are great! Love the circus ticket card! sucha cute idea!!!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

  20. The birthday card is very elegant and the movie ticket is just tooo cute. Great job on both...

  21. Very creative and cute as always! I love the boarder on the pink Birthday card.

  22. Wow!!! Both cards were amazing! The birthday card makes me want the Elegant Edges cart REALLY bad!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  23. Love both cards. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  24. WOW, I never thought of using the negitive to help space the letters. I love both cards and your instructions for both.

  25. Great card, very sweet for a baby girl.

  26. I love the school card! That is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  27. thank you for showing the steps on the admit one... going to use this one for sure!

  28. Great projects & THANK YOU for the tutorial! What fantastic ideas :)

  29. I love how you instructions are so detailed! Thank you very much for sharing.

  30. That birthday card is amazing! And thank you thank you for including instructions on the how to...great job! And the Admit One is such an awesome idea for a teacher.

  31. I love both invitations. I think they were both awesome ideas

  32. Wow both your projects are super. Love the lacy card very pretty. The tickets must have taken alot of creativity, you must be very patient.

    Debbie H.

  33. wonderful cards love them both..I love my gypsy and would not know what to do without it. tfs

  34. I love these two cards! The candle card is amazing idea! Great job! ALso the admit one card is great!wonderful job!

  35. Beautiful cards!! Love all the detail on both! What a great idea to layer vellum on the candle card. Those are some lucky students to be getting that fun card from their teacher!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

  36. Love the birthday card!
    thanks for sharing :)

  37. Wow two really cute cards.....TFS

    jennykingham at att dot net

  38. Very nice. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! I love the Elegant Edges cartridge!
    suebella4u at hotmail dot com

  39. I love the negative space card, you've taught me something I've never thought about doing. Thank you for sharing.

  40. Your cards are super cute! TFS!

  41. Glad to become a follower, both your projects are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! What a cute invitation with that ticket!
    Contact Info: or

  42. These are both fantastic cards. I just got Elegant Edges and can't wait to use it now. Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower!

  43. Well those are adorable cards. I guess I should try using my Gypsy huh!!! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    come on over:)

  44. Those two cards are really cute, thank you for sharing.