Sunday, May 9, 2010

Something a little differet . . . cricut cards

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I hope you are all having a wonderful day! :) Today, I have something a little different to share with you. I've had a Cricut for a few years now and I use it for scrapbooking, but I've never used it for card making before. Well, since I have become obsessed with card making, I haven't had much time for scrapbooking and my poor Cricut has been neglected. Yesterday, I decided to pull it out and make some cards. I actually had a blast with it and hope to share more Cricut cards with you in the future.

For my first card, I decided to use this adorable poodle, which I cut out using the Once Upon a Princess cricut cartridge. I cut the image out at 3 1/4, paper pieced it together, and then added some Stardust Stickles to her hair bow and collar. Next, I created my card base out of SU cardstock (Basic Black and Regal Rose). The design paper is from Making Memories. The ribbon is Stampin Up (Pretty in Pink) and the sentiment is from an old Hanna Stamps set. This card took me maybe 20 minutes to put together. Just a quick and fun card if you need one in a hurry.

For my second card, I decided to cut out this adorable kitten (also from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge). I can't remember how big I cut him out, but I paper pieced him together and then created my card base out of SU cardstock. The design paper is from MME and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The photo corners are from a SU punch and I added some pink rhinestones for some bling. This card took even less time to put together than the first one :) What a great way to put together some quick cards for someone special.

I hope you enjoyed my Cricut cards today. My passion will always be stamping on my cards, but I enjoyed using the Cricut and hope to do so more frequently. It's a nice change and again, the cards go together so quickly! What do you think? Well, thank you all so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow.


jimlynn said...

Oh, I LOVE the little Poodle card! So cute. You just can't go wrong with pink and black together!

Belinda said...

OHHHHH, how cute! :) Hope you do more cricut cards!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute cards...and I love your new blog too..


Maria Matter said...

Hi Christine!
these are adorable! who knew you could have this much fun with a cricut, huh? lol these are great!!!
Hugs & blessings!

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