Hey everyone! It's Angie from Angie's Paper Passion with my monthly post.
Here's my problem - I procrastinate! Second, I have started taking of my soon-to-be 3 month old Grandson and although I am oh so happy that I can be with my baby all day, everyday, it really doesn't leave me a whole lotta time to create. Plus, I'm a procrastinator, did I mention that? So for these reasons, if I'm going to send any cards out this year, I need to start NOW and make it simple on myself. (Also, by the time my turn comes up again here at Cricut FANatics, it will be one day before Mother's Day so...
So I went to Cricut.com to see what my "simple" options were. I had been looking at the Craft Room Exclusives like the sets of single Mother's Day cards and I found one that I really liked:
So I bought it - cut two pieces - glue!!! Easy peasy! Plus it was 1.99 and now with the sale going on it is 1.69 (If you're a Cricut Circle member, you get an addition 10% off). No need to wait for it to be mailed to you - it will be in you Cricut Craft Room the next time you open it! Again, really simple!
I used paper from K&Company for the card and cut it a 5.5".
I just wanted to show you up close how detailed those cuts are.
All the cuts were nice and smooth for being so detailed
. But I still needed something extra on that card. I thought about it for a long time and finally can up with this (you know how I love my flowers and my bling! LOL!
And there they are! The flowers were cut on the Cricut with the CTMH Artiste cart at 3.25' and 4'. I used some seam binding that I had dyed myself with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint. Then I added some branches from a Martha Stewart hand punch and the bling is from Colorbok.
|A Close Up of my rolled flowers, ribbon, and punched leaves.|
Okay, so even though I did add a few things, I think it a perfect card for a special Mom! And they won't take long to make. In the Cricut Craft Room make the card base as many times as you need. The next time that you have a few minutes, cut out the flowers with the Cricut and punch some leaves with a punch (or even make those with the Cricut, too). The roses can be rolled one evening while watching T.V. I use Scotch Quick Acting Glue or Glossy Accents and they both work great and they DO DRY FAST! Then all you would need to do is put them all together - assembly line style! In no time at all you will have a stack of cards just waiting to be mailed. I just wanted to share that you can take a simple card from CCR and make it extraordinary all for only a couple of bucks. But they won't look like it!
Thanks for dropping by! Until next time, Happy Crafting,
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By: Angela Cromwell
Cricut Machines Used: Expression
Project Type: Card
Project Theme: Mother's Day
Cricut Cartridges Used: Artiste, Craft Room Exclusive - Mother's Day Card #6