Friday, March 8, 2013

Thinking of You Card - Cricut

How about a circle card?  It's the next shape on the first page of the Art Phlilosophy Cricut cartridge.  Almost every page of this book has unique shapes of cards for you to make so why not spread your wings a bit and try some new shapes for your cards.  This is one of the easiest, just a simple circle card folded in half.  What's really wonderful about this card is the shapes on this page are already perfect for your card decorating, just cut out a bunch of circles. 
I'm using the Chantilly paper pack on this card.  You'll need to start with some sweet leaf paper to cut out your card base.  Cut it at 4 1/2 inches and use the "circle 1"  key (that's the first one on the upper left of your keyboard) plus the "card" key.  Distress with blush ink then fold in half.   Now cut a blush cardstock circle at 4 1/4 inches by using just the "circle 1" key.  Cut a piece of buttercup cardstock at 4 and 1/10 of an inch.  (See video following this post for how to change your Cricut machine from quarter inches to tens of an inch).  Cut white daisy cardstock at 3 and 9/10 of an inch.  Now distress and layer them on each other centered on your card.

Use the flowered pattern paper in your kit (with green print on back) and cut at 3 3/4 inches.   Cut it into three pieces (measurements don't matter, it's up to you), distress and flip the green print to the front on the two outside pieces, fit them altogether into a circle shape again.

Handcut a pennant shape out of sweet leaf paper about 1 1/2 inches long and then make a mat out of white paper.  You can cut this out on the Cricut machine too but it seemed silly when I could cut it quickly myself without having to put two different pieces of paper into the machine.  Distress, attach to each other and glue down as shown here.

Cut a circle at 1 3/4 inches out of white daisy cardstock.  Cut a piece of blush cardstock circle at 2 inches.  Both of these can be cut easily by just hitting the key.  Using the Casual Expressions stamp set, stamp "thinking of you" using blush ink onto the white circle.  Distress both pieces and attach with 3-d foam tape to left of pennant. 

Using the Artiste cartridge you can cut out this flower shape using white daisy cardstock at two inches and the buttercup cardstock at 2 1/2 inches. If you do not have the Artiste cartridge, simply stamp the image first on white daisy scrap paper and cut it out yourself.   Stamp the flower from the A Flowering Bunch (future stamp of the month) set  using blush ink.  Use our markers in pink, green and yellow to color in the flower.  Add a green button that you've threaded with waxy flax and attach with a glue dot.   Put the flower on the card with 3-d foam tape. 

Lastly color some clear sparkles with the pink marker and add just below the Thinking of You piece and you're finished. 

Here's how to change your settings from quarter inches to tenths. 


  1. I learned something new today! YAY! I didn't realize you could use the 1/10th measurements. :) THANKS!!

  2. Never new about changing measurements to 1/10'.
    Glad I checked your post today. Thanks for the tip.