This is Kimberly Karl from imlosingitonceandforall with a thank you card created for a baby shower. I am currently expecting my first child and our shower is this Saturday so I wanted to get a jump on making my thank you notes since it's so easy to get behind on those!
I didn't get too terribly intricate on them as I had to make 30 and am trying to work on other projects as well. Here is the completed card and I'll show you how I did it.
First I used my Gypsy with the Elegant Edges cartridge for the center medallion so that I could make the most of paper space on my cutting mat. I used 3 of the layers from the Flower3 cut found on page 65 of the handbook - original layer, original layer plus shift and the Frame layer all cut at a height of 3.47 and I let the width calculate automatically. This is the cut on the bottom row, 5th cut in from the left on the keypad overlay. I used my Cricut Expression 2 to make the cuts. I choose the colors green, pink, brown and white because those are the colors we are using at the shower. Below you can see the first column are the cuts separately, the second is the white on top of the green and finally I added the frame layer.
I then stamped the center white piece with the top left stamp that says thank you from the Round Frames stamp set by Inkadinkado using the Green with Envy Powder Puff chalking ink.
The background is a piece of 5.25 inch by 4 inch brown paper from Recollections brand at Michael's. I used my Cuttlebug and embossed it using the Victoria Emboss A2 embossing folder.
I then took a 3/4 in white satin ribbon purchased at Michael's and wrapped it around the brown paper with a half inch allowance on each side so I could glue it to the back. I glued the brown cardstock to my card and then glued the medallion on top of it. At this point you could add some more sparkle if you wished to the little flowers in the stamp going all around. You also could use pop dots to add some dimension to the card.
Thank you so much for checking out my post today! I hope it's inspired you and shown you that we don't have to get too intricate to kick out some really nice cards. Also, if you stop by my blog you'll see I haven't put up much this year, I think my last project was from January! I'm hoping just as you all are that this blog will give me the inspiration I need to get moving on crafting and posting! Have a wonderful week and I'll see you all next month!
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By: Kimberly Karl
Cricut Machine Used: Expression 2, Cuttlebug and Gypsy
Cricut Cartridges Used: Elegant Edges
Other Supplies Used: Victoria Emboss A2 folder by Provo Craft, Recollections paper from Michael's, 3/4 inch white satin ribbon from Michael's, 4.375 x 5.5 white card from The Paper Company 25 count card pack sold at JoAnn's. Thank you stamp from the Round Frames Inkadinkado stamp set, Powder Puff chalking ink in Green with Envy