Another Great Cricut Card Idea using the Paisley Cricut Cartridge for a Really Fun Birthday Card

I just got a new cell phone, a cute little Jest from Verizon.  My previous phone was really old and it was just a phone, no keyboard or any of the cool things that a cell phone has now a days.  So this new phone has a keyboard for text messaging and a pretty large screen so that I can see what I’m typing and most importantly what is being sent to me.  Now that I am all up to date with my new phone,  my niece and nephews are “texting” me, and it’s really great to be in touch with them.

I thought that this Cricut card idea of a cell phone would be just perfect.  So using the Paisley Cricut cartridge, and my Cricut Expression machine, I cut everything at 3 1/2″.  Then for a personal touch to this great birthday card I decided to also use some rubber stamps.  I stamped happy birthday using a hero arts stamp on a plain white piece of cardstock that is the screen of the cell phone.  Instead of numbers on the keypad, I stamped the birthday girls name Nicole,  using studio G stamps.  Then filling in the empty spaces with some rhinestones added that special “bling” that every card needs.   I also used the Glitter Sweet stack paper from DCWV for layering the background.

I can think of so many Cricut Card Ideas, and hopefully you can too.  So get busy and start creating your own special Cricut Cards.

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Wishing Nicole a Fantastic 10th Birthday!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge Is Perfect For A 4th of July Scrapbook Page

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I wanted to use the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge to make a scrapbook page.  I have been rubber stamping for the past couple of weeks and it sure feel fantastic to use my Cricut Expression machine again.

We will be going to a friends house for a BBQ on the 4th and you know that I will be taking pictures to capture the fun.

The best part of the 4th for me is watching the firework display in the evening.  It’s funny, I am petrified of fireworks when I am close to them but from a distance, they are beautiful.

So using my Cricut Expression machine, I cut the fireworks image and made it in three different sizes and also cut the image of the Statue of Liberty.  Growing up in New Jersey the firework display was over the Hudson and watching it on television they always showed the Statue of Liberty in the distance with the fireworks above.  And seeing it in person was just unbelievable.  The roar of the crowds Ooooooooh’s &  Aaaaaaaah’s, bands playing music to go with the fireworks, great friends to share the evening with, what else could one ask for, it was fantastic!

I love those memories but let’s get back to the scrapbook page, so after cutting the fireworks, I added some glitter to each using Martha Stewart fine glitter, for that extra sparkle.  And for the wording I made polka dots using red and blue markers from ek success and for the white the Martha Stewart opaque marker.

When I print my pictures depending on how many, I will use either the small wallet photo size or maybe even the thumb print size to just put around the page.

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I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the Military Men and Women all around the world who keep me and my family safe everyday.  I can’t thank you enough for all of your dedication and courage.  God Bless each and every one of you.