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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Spring!

This is Nadia, from my blog, With Glittering Eyes.  

Finally, the snow and cold are gone (I hope!!) and the flowers are in bloom around here!  The day I made this card, it was 81° (ok, a little warmer than spring-like temps, but welcome nonetheless) and all the ornamental pear trees in my neighborhood bloomed all at once on that day!  The sky was blue and the breeze was perfect.  Between my errands and walks, I was stuck in the office... but I stole away a bit of time in my crafty space to make a quick card for a friend.

For this card, I started with the cheerleader image on Cricut cartridge All Sports and cut it at 6" on my Expression.  I cut away her legs and pompoms.

I trimmed down her hair and hand-cut a couple of extra locks.  I cut  an extra "hair do" from flesh colored paper, and created an extra face from the waste, backed it in black and added a little hand-drawn detail to her eyelashes, instead of trying to glue on those teeny, tiny features!  Doing this, she also gained a chin and her head tilt changed.

That GINORMOUS mouth was cut from the cartridge at the 6" relative size (like the body) but my 9-year-old daughter told me it was ridiculous.  Kids tell you honestly what you already know!  I peeled that crazy, big ole mouth off and re-cut only the white layer at 5-1/2" relative size and edged it with hot pink marker.

Much better, don't you think?  I added the collar detail from the cartridge cut and hand-cut a skirt.

The background was printed from the Imagine cartridge Best Friends.  I trimmed it to 5-1/8" x 9".  The figure was popped up on all edges except for the bottom which was adhered flush to the page.

The text was cut from Alphalicious at 1".  The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet at 1/2" using keys #5 and #27 and layered for dimension.  The grass was edge-punch-cut and the leaves were hand-cut.

Thank you for checking my post today.

I hope you are having a bit of spring wherever you are today!

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Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By: Nadia Herbst-McConnell
Cricut Machines Used: Expression
Project Type: Cards
Project Theme: Spring
Cricut Cartridges Used:  All Sports, Best Friends, Alphalicious, Mother's Day Bouquet
Suppies Used: Paper, Quick Dry Glue, pop dots, edger punch, microfine pen, ink, scissors


  1. This is so beautiful and thanks so much for sharing it with us!! I love it!!


  2. OMG! So super cute!! Love it!!


  3. Wonderful card! Love how you used the cheerleader.... Very cleaver :):):)


  4. WOW! So creatively clever...SUPER CUTE!!! TFS

  5. I always enjoy seeing how you create new and fun images from existing carts. Your imagination seems limitless! I love this card and now have another reason to love those cheerleaders. TFS

  6. Great card. You are truly an artist that you can see something in some of these images that I only see at face value. Love your work.

  7. Hurray - for Spring - for color - for joy - for fabulous papercrafting skills - for outstanding tips - for honest kids who tell it like it is - for coming home from a weekend away and finding THIS in MY mailbox. Thank you, my friend. I already treasure it.

  8. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous...as always! LOVE IT!

  9. Nadia, once again you AMAZE me!!! I always try to look at your cards first to see if I can figure out what cart the images came from, what cuts you did on your own - and I can never figure it out! Then I start reading and that's when the "Ooh"s and "Ahhh"s start coming from me, lol! You and your art are truly amazing! I can't get enough.

    Angela (TiffysMom)

  10. Such a happy card. Definitely reminds me of Spring. :)

  11. Absolutely love your hand cut figures Nadia. They absolutely come to life! Gotta love Piper's honesty too. ;-) Beautiful card!

  12. This is fantastic! Of course a cheerleader cut exudes happiness! Now if only Spring would really get here (snowing again today)...

  13. Wow, you did a lot of tweeking. I like it.Great job.


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