Hope you are having a great day ~ I need to make a handmade birthday card today for my dearest friend. I wanted a birthday card that would make her smile, nothing serious just a fun card. So I had a great Cricut Card Idea, using my Gypsy and that great cartridge download Smiley Cards, and I believe that I have a winner. I also used my Cricut Expression machine to cut this tea cup out.
Look how cute this tea cup turned out.
I made a tea bag label with beige cardstock and stamped happy birthday with a Hero Arts stamp set. I layered the tea cup onto first lavender Stampin Up cardstock, that was then layered onto polka dot paper from DCWV the summer stack paper pack, then one more layer on burgundy cardstock that I also used a border punch by EK Success that has birthday candles. I used gold stickles for the flames of each candle and then also used Martha Stewart Opaque white marker for the base of the candle.
This is just another great Cricut Card Idea that is sure to be a keeper in your handmade card file. You don’t need alot of paper for this tea cup so you can use up some scraps that you have laying around if you like.
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!
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.
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.