Cricut Create a Critter Ladybug ~ Valentine’s Day Card

Hey everyone,

Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day card inspired by Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge # 31 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I’m getting a little better with implementing my Cricut Explore Air 2 in my crafting and card making and this card was created with the help of my Cricut Explore Air 2.

Cricut Create a Critter Ladybug Valentine’s Day handmade card.

The ladybug is cut from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge and red, pink and black cardstock. I cut the ladybug image at 2 5/16 x 3 3/8 and adhered all of the pieces with liquid glue.

Working on the card base, I cut a piece of red cardstock down to 5 x 5 and adhered the panel to the card base. Using the teal hearts patterned paper from My Favorite Things, I die cut a stitched scalloped square slightly smaller than the red card panel.
Next, I cut a heart and added it with some fun foam for dimension. And finally, I added the ladybug and the sentiment from Pink & Main’s Lil’ Love Bug with foam adhesive for dimension.

Cricut Create a Critter Ladybug Valentine’s Day handmade card.

As a final touch, with a white gel pen I added the faux stitched lines around the heart and the red base panel with a few red enamel dots to complete this adorable ladybug Valentine’s Day card.

As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information 

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

Cricut Explorer Air 2
Cricut Explorer Air 2
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Amazon
Cricut Explorer Accessories
Cricut Explorer Accessories
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Amazon
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
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Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Die
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Die
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Amazon | Scrapbook.com
Signo White Uni-ball Impact Pen
Signo White Uni-ball Impact Pen
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Amazon | Blitsy

 

Cricut Valentine’s Sweets Lovers Silhouette Valentine’s Day Card

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For Christmas 2016 (1 year ago) I received a Cricut Explorer Air 2, and it seems as though I have not had enough use of it since I got it. But as one of my New Year’s resolutions, I am going to learn and create more with my Cricut Explorer Air 2.

Cricut Valentine’s Sweets Lovers silhouette Valentine’s Day handmade card.

Using a Circuit cartridge called Valentine’s Sweets, I made this Valentine’s Day inspired card using one of the images. The original image is a two layer cut with the lovers nested in a heart outline.
I decided to cut the lovers silhouette in black and add a red heart shaped doily to the background. The focal image complements the patterned piece of paper very well and I love the simplicity of this card. I chose not to add a sentiment because I think that it would get lost in the card and when I am ready to send this card out I can pick a perfect sentiment for the inside.

Cricut Valentine’s Sweets Lovers silhouette Valentine’s Day handmade card.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information 

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Supplies used 
Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Cricut Explorer Air 2
Cricut Explorer Air 2
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Amazon
Cricut Explorer Accessories
Cricut Explorer Accessories
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Amazon

Cricut Iron-on and Vinyl projects

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This week I thought I’d play with my Cricut Explore Air 2 for a couple of projects that I wanted to make. I personally feel that a handmade personalized gift is worth more than a bought one. You’re able to personalize a gift in any shape or form and give a unique one-of-a-kind gift to a loved one.
First up, I wanted to make a special birthday gift for a friend of mine. I recently saw some personalized t-shirts for sale and I wanted to make a similar one for her. I also wanted to specifically read “Hospice Nurse” in the phrase.

In design space, I started by setting a canvas first so that I know where to place my words. I love this feature, as it lets me visualize the end result. 
I added the text using two different fonts, so that it adds some contrast. And finally I added a nurse hat from Dr. Checkup cartridge
I had some work ahead of me with the nurse hat, since this was to be an iron-on layered image. This was my first attempt at slicing an image and I think I did pretty well. 
After completing the final touches on my design, it was time to start cutting. This was my second time cutting iron-on material so I had my fingers crossed that I did everything right. 
Using black glitter iron-on from Cricut, I cut my phrase all in one cut. And then I cut the nurse hat in a separate cut using white, red and black glitter iron-on material. 
After finishing the process, I thanked my lucky starts that everything was just right on the shirt as her birthday was next day and there was no plan B.

For my second project, I wanted to try my hand at vinyl and making a personalized gift for the upcoming teacher’s appreciation week.

Again, starting with a canvas that I was working on allowed me to place my phrases exactly where I wanted and change the font accordingly. I thought it was more playful to have a mix of two fonts and make the phrase stand out.
I chose Oracal 651 vinyl sheet in pink to cut my phrase. I’ll be honest, it tested my patience to weed out all those little cuts but I persisted and after a while I had my phrase ready to be placed on the mug. I had some trouble with the little tails on some of the letters lifting but I used a bit of distress collage medium to glue them down. 
And that completes my projects this week using my Cricut Explore Air2.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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St. Patrick’s Day cards using Cricut

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Today I have two little cards that are St. Patrick’s Day inspired. Even though St. Patrick’s Day was two weeks ago, these two little guys were made to be submitted to another bloggers mail call. This will be my first card that I participate with and I think it turned out super cute.

Laprechaun Bear card designed with Cricut DS
Leprechaun Bear card designed with Cricut DS

The first card was created using my Cricut and various Recollections colored paper. The little Leprechaun Teddy Bear comes from Teddy Bear Parade cartridge and was cut at 1.80”x 2.56”. I adhered all of the pieces with tacky glue and popped his on some foam dots for dimension. He is sitting on top of a Squared Loop Design Label from Elegant Edges cartridge.  This piece was cut at 3.06” x 3.74” to make it look more like a rectangle. Using a four leaf clover from Lawn Fawn stamp set called Plan on it: Holidays and leaf green archival ink, I stamped it to design a background of sorts. If I had to do it over again, I think I would have used black ink instead.

In any event, I adhered the frame with foam tape to add a little more dimension to the card. Using lime green card stock I adhered it to an A2 card base, then I adhered a piece of patterned paper cut at 4” x 5.25” to complete the card. The patterned paper is from Recollections Christmas paper pad called Sugar plum.

Since I did not have a St. Patrick’s Day sentiment to stamp, and for some odd reason I specifically wanted the card to read “Lots O’ Luck”, I got a little creative and printed it on cardstock from Microsoft word. And that completes my first St. Patrick’s Day card.

The second card was made using again my Cricut and various Recollections papers. The cute little leaping Leprechaun comes from the Simply Charmed cartridge and was cut at 1.65” x 2.33”. 

St. Patrick's Day inspired Leprechaun card designed in Cricut DS
St. Patrick’s Day inspired Leprechaun card designed in Cricut DS

Using a pearled green Bazzill paper I cut the Scallop Oval label from the Elegant Edges cartridge at 2.48” x 3.18” with a dark green base paper underneath.

The patterned paper come from Authenituque paper pad called Emerald and I used the little clover in a row paper that I adhered to my A2 card base.

The sentiment I used was created using my Cricut machine and 0.4 tip black pen. (My first go at it and I think it turned out pretty good). And then I cut the label from Heritage cartridge.

I adhered all the pieces and added a little green ribbon to add some interest to the card.

St. Patrick's Day inspired Leprechaun bear and Leprechaun card designed in Cricut DS
St. Patrick’s Day inspired Leprechaun bear and Leprechaun card designed in Cricut DS

 

I hope you enjoy these two little cards and I will have them listed in the shop for purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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