Thursday, 21 May 2015

Notelets Cards Using Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge

The below cards were made with the Damask Decor cartridge on my Cricut Explore.

For this one I used First Edition linen card stock and after cutting the card I covered areas with masking tape and used the raspberry distress ink pad to deepen the pinkness. The text was written with my Cricut Explore using the red wine antiquity pen.

For this one I used First Edition linen card stock and added ribbon. The text was written with my Cricut Explore using an antiquity pen.
This was the same cut as above but I added some Aqua glitter card behind the flower design. 

Cricut Happy Birthday Pop Up Card

I decided to try one of the Cricut Explore Make It Now projects as spotted a birthday pop up card which looked perfect for my father-in-laws birthday next week. It also gave me a chance to try out more of the cardstock I purchased.

The project was really simple to cut and used 1 12x12 sheet for the envelope, 2 12x6 sheets and a little scrap of white card (for behind the candles) and a little glue. 

It was really easy to put together but it was a tiny bit tricky folding the scorelines and I creased the A from Happy but it doesn't show too much due to the linen effect card. The card I used was from First Edition.

The only thing I'll do to this card now is add something to the front as its pretty plain if not but by adding a print and cut image I'm sure it will look perfect.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Wine Bottle Tag

Yesterday I wanted to make a box or tag for a bottle of wine to take round my husbands cousins for his birthday. I made a wine bottle box previously with the Crafters Companion Big Score and was going to make another for this bottle but I had a massive headache and also had to find the CDRom with the box directions and load it on my laptop so decided to make a tag instead as I would have probably messed it up. Im going to put the instructions on my iPad so they're easy to access next time but this time I went to the trusty Cricut Explore.

To make this tag I made a rectangle which was 6 1/2 inches by 3 inches then added a 1 1/2 inch circle and placed it 1 1/2 inches from the top, in the centre and attached the two shapes.

I added the wine word art image from the Cricut subscription and got it to write it onto the card.

I cut it onto some lovely Bazzill basics cardstock (I had to put my Explore on the glitter card setting so it cut twice as the card was so thick)

Once cut I used my Big Score to score the card at 4 inches from the bottom (I know I could have done it on the Cricut but I prefer scoring myself as its deeper and more precise)

I then distressed the edges a bit and used some distress ink and added some glitter pen to the corners. 

As it was for a man I left it as it was but if I was doing it for a female I think I'd add some 3D flowers. 

I also made a card to go with the wine.

After all that I was to ill to go round for the party (I ended up in bed before the party started) but I dropped these off today (even though I'm still suffering with a headache and dizziness grr)

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

In card and paper heaven!

I've been looking for some nice card and paper to use with my Cricut Explore as although I have lots of card it's pastel, Centura Pearl or patterned. I joined a Cricut group on Facebook but it was mainly Americans so they didn't have the same brands or stores as in the UK, but then I found a Cricut UK Facebook page. Sunday a lady posted that she was getting rid of lots of cardstock and in that bundle were lots of brands I was looking at. The parcel has just arrived today and I'm over the moon! 

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