How to make a Patriotic greeting card

I’m sharing a project made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog; How to make a Patriotic greeting card. Using Stand and Salute Cricut Cut files, Scrapbook paper Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glitter Washi Tape and a Flag stamp I show how to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Patriotic greeting card

Having a ton of Cricut Cut files makes it very easy for me to find an image to use on a project. I’ve been collecting the images for a long time and haven’t needed to purchase any new images in a while now. lol So I’m glad that I had the Stand and Salute

Scrolling through the images I knew I found the perfect images for this Patriotic greeting card. The eagle was the first image I found. Then I found the Support our Troops and knew this was all I needed from Cricut today.

Once the images were cut I set to creating the card with my supplies. In this video, I show How to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Supply List for How to make a Patriotic greeting card
Stand & Salute Cartridge – Eagle and text
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Red Chillies, Dazzling Diamonds
Cardstock, Red, blue and white cardstock for the card topper.
Standard A2 greeting card base
Distress Inks, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen
Ranger Blending Tool
Pop Dots
Flag Stamp – unknown source, I’ve had it for years.
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Gold Washi Tape
Bling

Patriotic greeting card

Being a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog helps me stretch my creativity with my Cricut. There are projects that I create that if it were not for the FCCB I wouldn’t have tried it to see how much I like using the images. Or trying new ways to use images. Make sure that you visit the blog and all the other design team members projects.

Patriotic greeting card

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Unicorn Magic Junk Journal

I’m so in love with this Unicorn Magic Junk Journal. Hopefully you love it too. I used the Calico Collage Digital journal kit Unicorn Magic to make this journal along with stamps, scrapbook papers and the mop up pages when I use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Unicorn Magic Junk Journal

There is so much beautiful color throughout the journal. If you are a pink and purple fan, then this is a perfect color combo for you. Because doesn’t everyone love Unicorns?! Ever since I was a young girl I have loved Unicorns.

Unicorn Magic Junk Journal

When Norella the owner and creator of Calico Collage said she was making a Unicorn Kit I was super excited! I think I responding in all caps that I loved the designs.. Working with these images has given me such joy!

The journal measures 5.5 in x 7.5 in. with a 1.5 in. spine. It has three signatures of 10 sheets of paper which make 120 pages to journal or add items. There are 9 different altered paper clips throughout. I made eight pockets out of pages from old books and decorated these pockets with various colors of washi tape. Pink lace seam binding ties the journal closed.

Some of the items used in Unicorn Magic Junk Journal.
Calico Collage Unicorn Magic
Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Gimmer Mists, Party PinkTrue Turquoise, Pop Rocks
MISTI
Scrap of white, pink and purple cardstock
Washi Tape
Die Cut butterfly
Scrapbook paper
Spellbinders Die Ironwork Accents
Tim Hotlz Distressed Ink, Picked Raspberry
Pink Lace Seam binding

Here is a video flip through of the Unicorn Magic Junk Journal.

When I spray items with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I line a box with a sheet of paper. This sheet of paper is an old letterhead that belonged to my husband. The company logo changed and they told him to throw out the paper and they sent new paper to him. Well, I knew that was a waste of paper so I kept it and I used it as a mop up sheet.

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The results of using this old letterhead to soak up the glimmer mists make a beautiful paper that is perfect for pages in a junk journal. I trimmed off the letterhead log as best I could. When some of the images remain I find clever ways to cover it up. In the Unicorn Magic Junk Journal, I created tuck spots. Some fo these tuck spots are long strips of paper. Some tuck spots are just enough to cover the corner.

On many of the pages, I used stamps to add more interest. I love looking at different images and colors in a journal. Adding stamps throughout helps to not leave any blank pages.

Unicorn Magic Junk Journal

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

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Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

Another ten minute card: Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes. For those days when you need a card fast here is another quick one to make. The Brutus Monroe Be Brave and Botanical Banners are a perfect pairing.

Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

Supplies used for Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes:
Be Brave
Botanical Banners
Gilded Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Heat tool
Surface Inks: Rouge and Cabbage
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool
Rose flecked cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
MISTI
3  x 4 Acrylic Block
Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Video of how to create Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes:

Having a package of Rose flecked cardstock on hand helped in the decision on what color to use for this card. My goal this year is to keep using the stash I have. I feel like I have enough paper that I could use a page every day and still not have it all used in 100 years. Of course, I’m probably exaggerating a little. lol.

One of my online friends said she has a hard time cutting paper to the sizes she needs for her cards because of a stroke. So she takes the paper to a print shop with a list of paper sizes she uses. For a small fee they will cut the paper to her needs and then she doesn’t have to think about the measurements, she can just grab paper and go. This is a good idea if you are a card maker and want to have things precut.

Personally, I keep my paper in full sheets unless it has been cut for a project. Then when I need paper I know to look in one of two places. The full sheet bin or the scrap bins. Slowly I’m making a dent in this paper stash, one day I’ll have it down to a more manageable amount, right? lol

Making this card is very simple. Select a card topper to stamp the Roses from the Botanical Banners. Using the MISTI stamp the roses with Embossing Ink in the lower left corner. Emboss with Gilded Embossing Powder.

Next stamp life is art from the Be Brave stamp set with Embossing Ink and emboss with Gilded.

Use the Fantastix tool to color the leaves with Cabbage.

Color the roses using the Ranger Blending tool and Rouge.

Adhere the card topper with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Boom you are done.

What I like about this card is that you can change the colors and it will have a different look. Have more time? Then you can add some bling; rhinestones, pearls or sequins to the card. Tie a ribbon around the top before you glue the topper down and you have a whole new look. It’s a starting point or it’s a finished card. So many options, because you are the creator.

My hope is that you are inspired by this project today. That when you need a card fast you are able to put it together with little effort, but it looks like you worked so very hard on it, and your friends will be impressed.

Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

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How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Today I’m sharing How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card. Do you find that you need to have a quick card that you can make? A beautiful card can be made in ten minutes or less.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Using the From Pairs with Love and Terry’s Trains, Detail ink – Raven, some distress inks, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, I’ll show you How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card.

It can be a challenge to create beautiful cards in a pinch. What I have found to help is having a few supplies on hand. Some people like to pre-cut papers and have these stored in special containers. I found that I have a large enough stash of paper to choose from that it is just as easy to cut as I need. In the case of this card, I was lucky that the paper was already cut to fit a standard A2 card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Supplies for a Ten Minute Pairs Card
From Pairs with Love
Terry’s Trains
Detail ink – Raven
Black Cardstock cut to fit an A2 card
Kraft cardstock about 4 inches wide by 5 inches tall
Cream cardstock about 3 inches wide by 4 inches tall
Black and brown organza ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Blending Tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Vagabond Die cutting machine
Self-adhesive pearl embellishments
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount

Here is a video for How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

There is no need to stress over making a card for someone. Sure you can hurry and take only ten minutes or you can take days. The process is all about enjoying what you are doing. The person getting the card may never know how long it took to create the card unless you tell them.

My hope is that you were inspired by the project today to play. Maybe even challenge yourself to create a card in ten minutes.  Especially a ten minute Paris card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

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How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card

Today I’m sharing How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card using the scraps left over from the How to Make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Don’t you like to have all of the scraps used up when you are done with projects? I sure do! Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what to do with the scraps you might have left over when using the Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images.

Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

When I finished the Shabby Chic Mother’s Day card I had pieces on my work table and I thought  I should be able to make another card quickly with those pieces. It took about ten minutes to make this card

Here is a video on How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card

Supplies for How to make a Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Picked Raspberry
Ranger Blending Tool
2 White paper doilies
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Stick On Pearls
Pink Organza Ribbon
Floral Scrapbook paper

Digging around in my paper stash. It is a very large paper stash to choose from. I found a 12 in. x 12 in. floral scrapbook sheet that matched the flowers in the sentiment strip from the Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images. This was cut down to fit the front of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. One of the pieces that were left over was used on the inside.

Tim Holtz Distress ink: Picked Raspberry was used to add a bit of color around the sentiment that will be used on the front of the card and the inside of the card.

There was a bit of a doily on my desk from another project that I had cut part of it up that was perfect to add just a bit of lace to the card. This was added to the back of the strip.

The sentiment on the inside was layered with a full round lace doily over the scrap of floral scrapbook paper on the top portion of the card.

Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

On the front, the scrapbook paper was adhered using the Brutus Monroe Craft Glue. Then adhere the sentiment and place Stick On Pearls on the doily. Adding a soft Pink Organza Ribbon bow just adds to the simplicity and elegance of this card.

Last spray a little Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink on the front of the card.

This is a very simple card, but it is so pretty that any mother would love getting it this Simple Pretty Mother’s Day Card.

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Simple Pretty Mother's Day Card

How to make a Layered Easter Card

Easter is just around the corner, so I thought I would share, How to make a Layered Easter Card. Since I’m on the Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog I’ve even thrown in a Cricut Cut too.

How to make a Layered Easter Card

Challenge #298-Easter

Make a project about Easter.

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When I first got my Cricut I wasn’t sure how to use the device. I would have lots of trial and error trying to figure out how to cut using those dials and the keypad on the machine. Now that I have a newer machine the Cricut Explore Air I love using it almost daily.

Items used in How to make a Layered Easter Card
Calico Collage Victorian Easter Digital Download – FREE
Cricut Explore Air Premium Bundle
Gypsy Font Cartridge – Egg Flourish
Brutus Monroe Easter Blessings (this is a stamp club set)
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Aubergine
Circle punch, 1 inch, 1.25 inch, 1.50 inch (here is a Nesting Circle set for many sizes I found on Amazon)
Ranger Blending tool
CUTTLEBUG 5X7 EMBOSS-OXFORD Embossing Folder
Darice Embossing Folder, 4.25 by 5.75-Inch, Brick Wall
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount
PURPLE 1mm Bugtail Satin Cord Shamballa Macrame Beading Nylon Kumihimo String (210ft Spool)
Stamp Block Set
Stick On Pearls
A2 Greeting card
White cardstock cut just shy of 4.25 in. x 5.50 in., Mat for Rabbit image
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl

Now that I have Cricut Design Space it allows me the ability to customize images to my needs. For today’s project, I pulled the Egg Flourish from the Gypsy Font cartridge into Design Space.

Once I had the image in Design space I then spent a few minutes removing the Egg as I didn’t want that part of the cut I wanted the mat. I then sized the cut to fit on a A2 greeting card and cut on two different shades of purple cardstock.

Using my  Vagabond I made a sandwich with the Darice Embossing Folder, 4.25 by 5.75-Inch, Brick Wall and the light purple cardstock. I also made a sandwich with the CUTTLEBUG 5X7 EMBOSS-OXFORD Embossing Folder and white cardstock.

On both of the newly textured papers I used the Ranger blending tool and Brutus Monroe Aubergine ink to bring out the texture.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl was sprayed over both of the textured pieces. Set aside to dry. (Tip store your Glimmer Mist on it’s side and then it is easier to shake the glimmer into the liquid)

Print the Calico Collage Victorian Easter Digital Download – FREE and cut out the large rabbit image, mat with white cardstock. Next layer on the purple mat.

Stamp the Brutus Monroe Easter Blessings on a scrap of white cardstock and punch with one inch punch. Punch a 1.25 of purple to mat.

Select the round bunny image from the Calico Collage Victorian Easter Digital Download – FREE, punch a purple mat using the 1.5 punch.

Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere the purple mat with the large bunny image to the White basket weave card topper.

Wrap PURPLE 1mm Bugtail Satin Cord Shamballa Macrame Beading Nylon Kumihimo String (210ft Spool) around the lower portion of the card. Adhere to A2 card.

Adhere Circle Bunny and Easter Blessings using Pop Dots. Add a bow and place the Stick On Pearls around the edge of the purple mat.

How to make a Layered Easter Card

Enjoy the card!

Here is a video showing How to make a Layered Easter Card

Come along and join in the fun on the Fantabulous Circut Challenge Blog since now you know How to make a Layered Easter Card. You could win the prize! Just enter a project that the theme is Easter and uses at least one Cricut cut image. That’s it! Super simple!

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How to make a Layered Easter Card

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Needing a greeting card to send to a friend I decided to make one and share How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card. This card will also be entered into a couple of challenges I found online.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Recently while out shopping I found the Hampton Art Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow Which features Unipegs, Or Flying Unicorns. This set was so cute that I couldn’t pass it up!

Knowing that I wanted to keep this card simple and cute I decided to go with simple stamping and masking. The concept of masking is to stamp the image on a text weight piece of paper and place that over the image you want to be in the front.

To make a mask I do the following, I stamp the image on text weight paper, or a sticky note. I cut out the image and then on the backside I use Zig Two Way Glue. Let the glue air dry for a minute. This then turns the paper into a temporary sticky mask that will stay in place. Repeat these steps for all of the stamps that you want to mask on your project.

Once all of the masks are created it is time to create the card. Begin with loading the MISTI with the UniPeg, Rainbow Clouds and Hello Stamps. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven, then stamp on white cardstock that has been cut at 4.20 in. x 5.45 in.

Place the masks for the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds over the images. Stamp DOTS Stiched Clouds over the Unipeg and Rainbow Clouds. Place masks over the clouds.

Using the Ranger Blending tool and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass blend on the card a background to represent sky and clouds.

Remove the masks when the background has been completed to satisfaction.

Color the Unipeg, clouds and Rainbow with Chameleon Pens.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Spray entire card  with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl.

Highlight images with Tulip Dimensional Glitter glue. I even go around Hello to help it stand out as well.

How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Supplies Used for How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card
Mama Elephant Clear Stamp & Die Set-Over the Rainbow
Brutus Monroe Sharon’s Script Stamps – Hello
DOTS – Stitched Clouds
MISTI
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass
Zig Two-Way Glue
Tulip Glitter Glue
Chameleon Pens
Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
White Cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Pearl

Here is a video of How to Mask , Unicorn Greeting Card

Isn’t this a fun card? I hope that my friend loves it!

I’m also entering in in a couple of challenges.

Entered in Sunny Day Crafting – A themed Challenge Blog; March Challenge – Rainbows.

Entered in Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #111 Anything Goes + Optional Gems or Pearls.

Entered in Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog – Challenge #54.

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How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip

It is so much fun to alter paperclips. Here is another tutorial: How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip. Using Rinea Foil and a Shamrock cut on my Cricut.

How to make a St Patrick's Day Altered Paperclip

Wanting to make some fun St Patrick’s altered paper clips I turned to my Cricut first. There wasn’t a Shamrock in my Cricut files so I decided to draw the image and then scanned it into my computer.

Using the Cricut Software I then turned the image into a cut file and cut the Shamrock out of green card stock. Of course, I had to cut at least 20 because these turned out so cute!

Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Ribbon
Jumbo Paperclip
Green card Stock
Cricut
Paper Studios Star Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Xyron Sticker Maker
Blending Tool
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylis
Fun Foam
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue

Cut a strip of Rinea Foil – Gold at 1.5 in. x 3 in. Emboss in Paper Studios Star Embossing folder with Tim Hotz Vagabond or other like machine. Fold in half and slide through the closed side of the paper clip. Glue with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue.

Place the shamrock in the Xyron Sticker maker then place on both sides of Rinea Foil.

Tie a bow with the Green ribbon and place on the corner of Shamrock.

Use the Punch Bunch flower punch on the Rinea Foil – Gold and punch two flowers. Place on fun foam and press with McGill Stylis to form into a flower. Adhere flower in the center of the shamrock. Repeat on the other side.

How to make a St Patrick's Day Altered Paperclip

Simple as that you have made a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip.

Here is a video on How to Make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip.

 

Now that you know how to make a St Patrick’s Day Altered Paperclip, how many will you make?

How to make a St Patrick's Day Altered Paperclip

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