Creating with a Cricut Machine is an ongoing learning experience. Here I will share my card making and scrapbooking ideas and tips with others and hopefully help you with your own projects and designs for making handmade greeting cards. Join me as I learn the art of creating special homemade cards and scrapbooking layouts. Happy Cricuting!
Visit each week for a new homemade card and scrapbook layout.
Homemade Cards-A Special Touch
A Homemade Card, like ones I make with my Cricut Machine, gives recipients a special feeling, they know I planned ahead for their special occasion and took the time and care to create a greeting card just for them. I have sent out many of the cards featured in this blog and I get wonderful thank you's back, expressing how nice it was to receive a beautiful and homemade card.
Graduation is such a happy time. Buying a graduation card takes time and expense to find just the right one, then it is one of thousands of the same card, pretty but not really special. A Cricut Machine allows you to create beautiful, homemade cards for any occasion and you can add special touches.
I created a custom Graduation card, easy to make, with my Cricut Personal Cutting Machine and the Don Juan & Sentimentals cartridges. I decided to use the school's colors and add a graduation photo of the graduate to the card for that extra special, custom look.
It was very easy and customizable for your graduate; for instance, you could substitute Congrats for Happy and so forth.
Cards and Scrapbook Layouts are a breeze, very easy to design and cut using the Cricut Cutting Machine.
Cricut Cartridge: Don Juan This cartridge is generally included in the purchase of your Cricut Personal Cutting Machine
Cut one <Frame3>, pg 29, Size 4" for a 3 x 2 1/2" Photo, using Shadow and Frame3 keyboard key. Cuts the bottom layer of photo frame.
Adhere the bottom layer cut to the middle right side of your cardstock base card.
Cut one <Frame3>, pg 29, Size 4" for a 3 x 2 1/2" Photo, using just Frame3 keyboard key. Cuts the middle layer of photo frame.
Adhere the middle layer cut on top of the bottom layer cut.
Adhere your photo to the middle layer cut.
Cut one <Frame3>, pg 29, Size 4" for a 3 x 2 1/2" Photo, using Layer and Frame3 keyboard key. Cuts the top intricate layer of photo frame.
Adhere the Intricate layer around the photo. Take care to line up outer cutouts with the middle layer cutout.
Using the DonJuan Cartridge:
Cut one Congrats sentiment, size 1/2" using Marquee and each appropriate keyboard key. Adhere each letter to the top (Congrats). I applied my gluestick to the entire top of the card, then placed and arranged the letters evenly.
Cut one Graduate sentiment, size 1/2" using Marquee and each appropriate keyboard key. Adhere each letter to the left side (Graduate). I applied my gluestick to the entire left side of the card, then placed and arranged the letter evenly.
Cut each number (2011), Size 3/4", using each appropriate number key.
Cut each number (2011), Size 3/4", using Shadow and each appropriate number key.
Adhere the top number cutout to the shadow cutout.
Adhere the 2011 cutout to bottom of the card.
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