Thursday, February 28, 2013

Card Making with my Cricut

I have a Cricut die-cutter and it is such fun to use! Over Christmas break I treated myself to a new cartridge called "Create a Critter," and made several of these puppy and kitty cards for my friends. The first one I sent to my dog-loving friends.

The inside says "'Ruff Ruff' that's dogspeak for Happy New Year!" And of course, "Ruff Ruff" could just as easily say "Happy Birthday" or "Get Well Soon"--well, you get the idea!

Here's my kitty card..she had to be gray because our Dusty is gray. The inside says "'Meow meow' that's kittyspeak for Happy New Year."

The papers are from Basic Gray's collection "Max and Whiskers." I used my Spellbinders dies to make the circle and the scalloped circle. The border punch is one of my favorites--Apron Lace. And I found the metal heart charms and the buttons that look like paws at Michaels. The Cricut cartridge I used for the dog and cat is called "Create a Critter" and the animals are actually 4 layers thick, so they look rather dimensional. The eyes are little black brads. The ribbon and twine I had on hand. The idea was taken from a magazine I really enjoy called "CardMaker." This is my favorite magazine for card ideas because they give you dimensions for the card base and they list their sources for the products that make up each card.

And here's my inspiration...Dusty in all his glory. His mantra is out the window...repeat. He's a 25 lb. Maine Coon. The funny thing is, he and my husband share a secret language!

I'm off to Joanns to see if I can buy a bigger cutting mat on sale. 'Till next time, keep stitchin or scrappin!

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