Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Life's Sweet Card - Cricut

Here's a little video discussing the quantity and auto fill keys.
Today we will be working on a cute little tag that is almost like a buckle or a slide to me.  It's just perfect for sliding ribbon or even a paper strip through.   On this card we'll be using Buzz and Bumble paper, great paper set that is perfect for spring.  Pull out your paper pack and find the cocoa cardstock in it.  Using your Art Philosophy cartridge, cut the tag using the "circle 1" key and the "tag" key at 2 1/4 inches. 
Next cut a piece of champagne cardstock 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.  Distress with cocoa ink.  Cut the bee paper in your set at 1 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches.   Cut crème brulee paper 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  Cut brown pattern paper 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.  Distress with cocoa and then attach the bee paper at the bottom of your card and then the crème brulee and brown strip as shown below.  Using the Bugs and Hugs stamp set, stamp the "life's sweet" phrase in cocoa ink just above the brown strip all the way to the left.
String your ribbon through the tag and glue across the top of the bee paper.   Make sure to cut the ribbon longer so it folds around the back, that way it won't fray.

Stamp the bee on the stamp set in cocoa ink on a piece of champagne cardstock you've cut 1 1/2 by 1 1/2.  Distress it with cocoa ink and then use 3-d foam tape to attach it to the center of the tag.   Attach whole card front to a card base which you cut 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 and folded in half.  Add some small brown sparkles just to the right of the Life's Sweet phrase.

Now use some bronze glitz gel to spice up the bee, you can't have too many sparkly embellishments!  Let dry and you're done!

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  1. I needed the reminders on quantity and auto fill. I don't use my Cricut enough and I had forgotten how to use these