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Crafty Today: Get Well Pop Up Card

Get Well Pop Up Card

Another pop card I made last year for two very special people.  Same steps as this tutorial and I selected all of the doodads from the All Occasion Box Cards Cricut cartridge.  A very cheery, get well card that was well received by the recipients.  I created the card using the original Cricut and now that I have the new Explore Air 2, I might have to try making it again.

I know I have been away from the blog for some time, but my life has had some changes.  Mostly for the good.  I will continue to share my creations and thoughts about crafted living with all of you.  The look and feel of the blog will be changing for the better and I look forward to interacting with you more.  If you are a lover of my photography, then please follow me at crafted.living on Instagram.  Spring has been quite inspirational here in California so please join me.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Love Card #2

It makes the world go round.

It makes the world go round.

I used this card as my inspiration for the above card.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Base Camp cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • cardstock
  • adhesive
  • foam dots
  • heart gem
  • baker’s twine

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut the love at 1″.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere love and heart gem to the embossed cardstock.  Wrap the twine around the embossed cardstock then adhere to the card base using foam dots.

I love the graphic imagery of this card using the classic combination of red, black and white.  It is a very simple card, but the message comes across loud and clear.

*Tina

P.S. Please follow me on Instagram @crafted.living

Crafty Today: Anniversary Pop Up Box Card

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

This first pop up box card I created was this one to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  Still can’t believe it!  I followed the same process outlined in this post. Unfortunately, this line from Jillibean Soup isn’t available anymore.  Too bad as it is adorable and lends itself well for Valentine Day cards also.  My husband was definitely wowed by this card.  This year we will be celebrating 22 years of marriage and no clue what I am going to create.  I better get on it.

*Tina

P.S. Please follow me on Instagram @crafted.living.  See you there!

Crafty Today: Birthday Pop Up Box Card

Make a wish!

Make a wish!

These pop up box cards are all over Pinterest and I have been obsessed with them for about two years.  I will share my cheater way of creating these fabulous cards without using rubber stamps.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Jillibean Soup paper
  • Jillibean Pea Pod Parts
  • cardstock
  • scoring board
  • adhesive
  • foam dots and tape

Follow this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to create the box.  Add assorted pea pod parts to the flaps, straps and inside front of card using the foam tape and dots.  Add embellishment and sentiment to the back of the card.

You want to add the pod parts to the straps in ascending order so it doesn’t block the inside front of the card.  Also, having varying thicknesses of foam tape and dots gives you the flexibility to stack the pod parts and adds emphasis.  I used my favorite Cricut cartridge, Tiny Treasures, to create the 80 on the inside front of the card.  You also can make an envelope for this card using the Envelope Punch Board and choosing size 6×7.  This card has enormous wow factor so you should make it for that special person in your life that will truly appreciate it.  I created this card for my mother-in-law and she had it on view for weeks.  I hope you try it!

*Tina

Crafty Today: Butterfly Card

Butterfly card

I fell in love with this die cut so I had to have it.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Stampin’ Up butterfly die cut
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • cardstock, plain and glittered
  • pearl gem stickers
  • adhesive

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut the butterfly die cut.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the butterfly to the embossed cardstock and add the pearl gem stickers to the butterfly.

I have used this card on several occasions for various recipients.  It is simple and beautiful and begs to be made over and over again.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #36

Remember, it is all about the frosting.

Remember, it is all about the frosting.

It was time to revisit this image and make it bigger and more current with today’s cupcake trends.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut/Creative Memories Tiny Treasures cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • cardstock
  • patterned paper
  • adhesive

Fold the pink cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut the cupcake at 4.5″..  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the cupcake to the embossed cardstock.

The addition of the glittered cherry and metallic frosting adds the glitz factor needed to make this one trendy cupcake.  My co-worker was the recipient of this birthday card and she loved it.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Robot Birthday Card #4

The perfect pet!

The perfect pet!

Another robot birthday card for my robot-loving nephew.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut Robotz cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • cardstock adhesive
  • googly eyes

Fold the blue cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut all of the pieces for the robot at 5″. Adhere all of the pieces of the robot together. Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Adhere the robot to the embossed cardstock and googly eyes to the robot.

My nephew loves Legos.  He can’t get enough of them and he builds the kits in a matter of hours.  The Lego creations are proudly displayed in his room and hopefully, the robot cards I have created for him are alongside these masterpieces.

*Tina

Crafty Today: Birthday Card #35

A special birthday gift for you!

A special birthday gift for you!

Birthday gift imagery can be interpreted many ways.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Stampin’ Up bow punch
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • patterned paper
  • cardstock
  • adhesive

Fold the watermelon cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Cut out patterned paper rectangles using these dimensions:  2.75″ x 1.5″, 2.25″ x 1.5″ and 1.5″ x 1.5″ .  Punch out the pieces for the bow and put together.  Cut a strip of .25″ cardstock for the ribbon.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss. Adhere the paper rectangles, ribbon, and bow to the embossed cardstock .

Another scrap buster using supplies you have on hand, which is my favorite type of card.

*Tina

Crafty Today: Birthday Card #34

You are a star!

You are a star!

I was inspired by this card on Pinterest.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • star punch
  • happy birthday die
  • cardstock
  • adhesive
  • glue pen
  • foam dots

Fold the raspberry cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut the white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″. Punch 7 stars out of colored cardstock.  Cut out happy birthday using the die by running it through a Quickutz Revolution or Big Shot.  Adhere the stars using foam dots and happy birthday to the plain cardstock .

Another card with endless possibilities: switch out the stars for flowers or hearts, change the greeting, change the color way.  This card design will definitely go into my card gallery to be made again.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #33

Wish big!

Wish big!

This card on my Pinterest board provided the inspiration for the above card.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

  • Cricut Machine
  • Creative Memories/Cricut Tiny Treasures cartridge
  • Cuttlebug machine
  • embossing folder
  • ribbon
  • cardstock
  • adhesive

Fold the orange cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″, cut the gold cardstock to 5.25″x 4″ and cut the white cardstock to 5″ x 3.75. Cut the candles at 5.5″.  Run the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug machine to emboss.  Tie the ribbon around the candles and adhere the candle bunch to the embossed cardstock.

I have used this candle imagery before and love the pattern variation.  This cartridge is no longer available, which is a crying shame.  It is by far one of my most used and favorite cartridges.  Cricut, please relaunch Tiny Treasures.  Pretty please!

*Tina

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