Well, I made it back to post twice in one day!
Welcome everyone! If you missed my earlier post, just scroll down to see the winner of the 25.00 gift certificate from Pink By Design.. You can also read about my frustration as I tried to install my new wireless adapter for my Cricut Expression 2! But, I am pleased to say that it is up and running smoothly (at the moment) and I am able to cut with it...yay!
Before I show you the card I made this afternoon, I want to explain a new feature on my blog. If you notice the little tags that Chris from Get Inspired With Chatter Scene so fabulously installed for me at the top of my blog, there is one called Cartridge Corner. My intention for this little corner is to explore cartridges that are either new to me or neglected by me. I can't tell you how many times I have purchased a cartridge only to use it once or twice, put it back on the shelf and move on to something else. I really need to take more time and explore all the options available on my multitude of carts! So...all that to say...my next few posts will be centered on exploring my newest cartridge...'Tis The Season by Creative Memories.
This is a beautiful Christmas cartridge and I think it will quickly become one of my favorites for Christmas cards and tags. This cartridge includes the following Creative Features:
*Sleigh Ride Font
I hope you will join me over the next few days as I try to create something using each of these features. Ok, on to today's card. I wanted to try something a bit simple as this is my first project using the Cricut Craft Room and here's what I came up with...
For this fun little card, I used the mitten image on page 35 of the handbook. I brought it up on my screen in the Cricut Craft Room program, sized it to 5 inches and copied it. I flipped the second mitten, then welded the 2 mittens together....
Sorry about the glare!
*I sent this image to my E2 and cut the base of my card out from green cardstock.
*Next I cut a single mitten out of my patterned paper and adhered it to the top of my card. I cut the "fringe" around the bottom of my card from pink cardstock and covered it with flocking powder in Peony from Martha Stewart.
*I used the Christmas tree image from page 60 using the shift key and cut it at 5 inches. I covered the green portion of the tree in Fennel flocking powder by Martha Stewart.
*The star is also from page 60 and can be cut using the Layer key. The star is covered with Cupcake Glitter from Doodlebug.
*I hand cut a small tag for my sentiment. I used the Winter Fun stamp set from Pink by Design and added it to my card using that cute red/pink/white twine.
*I also added some stitching lines to my card using a white gel pen.
Here's the inside of my card...
*I stamped the inside with the sentiment from Winter Fun.
* I cut out a 2 inch heart using the Cricut cartridge George and covered it with the Cupcake Glitter.
*A few more stitching lines and my card was complete!
I really like how this cute little card turned out and I'm really excited about the endless possibilities that come with the Cricut Craft Room. I am going to post this card at the "Link Up Party" going on at Robin's Creative Cottage. I hope you will join in on the fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,