Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sending Warm Wishes card - Cricut

The second shape on the "square 1" page is a star.  This started out as a simple vertical card but ended up as a horizontal but angular card, typical!!!   Card making is like a box of chocolates....
Here's how the card started, a bit plain so I turned it horizontally and put everything on an angle instead.
I used the Avonlea paper because, if you remember, I have a ton of scrap Avonlea right now and I'm always looking to use up my scraps.  Cut a card base 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches out of colonial white cardstock or the Avonlea white that comes with the packet.  Fold in half.  Out of the pattern paper in the packet, cut one piece 1 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches.  Distress with Indian corn blue ink and attach flush with the top of the card.  Out of chocolate cardstock, cut two strips of paper 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch.  Distress and attach one right under your attached pattern strip and one at the bottom of the card, flush with the bottom.  Cut a second pattern paper 3 inches by 4 1/4 inches, distress and attach between two brown strips.  Cut a pattern piece 2 by 2 inches and a chocolate cardstock piece 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches.  Distress, attach to each other and then to center of card about 3/4 inches down from the top but turn it to make it into a much more interesting diamond shape.
Using your Art Philosophy cartridge on the "square 1" page, cut two stars at 1 1/2 inches using the shift key and the "square 1" key out of the Avonlea blue cardstock.  Glue them down to the center piece rotating the top star slightly so as to show both stars.  Add a button which you have tied with waxy flax.  Attach it with a glue dot.

Now this is where I felt the card was still too plain so I turned it on it's side.  Using durables, turn them at an angle and line up on the lower left side of your star piece.  Cut a thin 3/8 inch by 2 1/4 inch strip of colonial white or Avonlea white cardstock for your sentiment.  Use sentiment of your choice and stamp in chocolate or cocoa ink.  This is chocolate and I think it might be a bit light so cocoa will do if you need more color.  Glue it across the top left of your star piece as shown. 

Remember that if you place an order on my website this month you will earn a chance to win the Art Philosophy cartridge, $99 value!!!


  1. Hard to believe the month is almost over. What will you be sharing next month?

  2. I'm thinking about several different ideas.