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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

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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: 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 #29

Happy Colorful Birthday!

Happy Colorful Birthday!

I used this card from my Just Cards board on Pinterest for inspiration.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4″x 8″.  Cut birthday from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge at 1.25″ and happy from the Tiny Treasures cartridge at 1″.  Punch out 5 circles.  Adhere the letters to the circles.  Cut lengths of ribbon and adhere to the card.  Adhere happy circles with foam dots and birthday to the card.

The ribbon was purchased from Michaels and it is part of their store product line.  This means you can make this card in other color ways since the polka dot ribbon is available in multiple colors.  Fortunately, my husband loves color so I knew he would enjoy this card.  And, he did!

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #28

Happy Birth Day!

Happy Birth Day!

Another birthday card to share with you and I was inspired by this card on my Pinterest board.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the gold cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″. Cut the balloons at 5.5″. Cut HAPPY DAY from the white cardstock using the Quickutz alphabet die.  Tie the twine around each balloon and adhere them in layers using adhesive for the bottom layer and foam dots for the top layer.  Tie the twine together with a bow and adhere to the card.  Adhere the letters to the cardstock.

It is fun to blend die-cutting formats and therein lies the creative challenge.  This card is a great way to use those patterned paper scraps you have lying around.  And, this card lends itself to many color variations too.

*Tina

Cricut Friday: Birthday Card #23

 

A colorful birthday!

A colorful birthday!

Another December birthday card for my husband’s friend, who he has been friends with since elementary school.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″.  Cut birthday from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge at 2″ and happy from the Tiny Treasures cartridge at 1″.  Punch out 5 circles.  Adhere the letters to the circles then to the cardstock.  Adhere happy and birthday to the embossed cardstock.

This card is another variation from some previous cards I have already posted.  I was really inspired by birthday card #21 and the above card is the result.  I love how it turned out.  Do you agree?

*Tina

Crafty Today: Valentine Treat Boxes

Time for treats!

Time for treats!

Aren’t these fabulous?  I follow this Stampin’ Up demonstrator’s blog because she is a marvelous papercrafter.  I love her boxes the most and this one is my current obsession.  I created these boxes at Christmas for my co-workers and neighbors.  Now that Valentine’s Day is upon us, I created more for my co-workers because I appreciate them so much.  We work very hard and we need a treat every now and then.  Following the video tutorial above, you need the following tools and supplies:

Using a 6″x6″ piece of cardstock, follow the scoring instructions in the tutorial.  Fold the box and adhere together.  Punch out hearts, emboss them and adhere them with foam dots.  Fill the treat box with candy and close with the clothespin.

These boxes take exactly 13 Hershey kisses and I filled these with the Valentine colored kisses.  Too much fun and oh so fabulous!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

*Tina

Crafty Today: Birthday Card #22

 

Let's celebrate!

Let’s celebrate!

Still working through those December birthday cards.  You need the following tools and supplies to create this card:

Fold the white cardstock so it is a finished size of 4.25″x 5.5″ and cut another piece of white cardstock to 5.25″x 4″.  Cut celebrate at 1.5″ and adhere to another piece of white cardstock for the band.  Cut out many .25″ paper strips in various lengths.  Adhere the white piece of cardstock and then add the celebrate band using foam dots.

This card layout was inspired by a card I pinned on Pinterest.  I really liked the layout, but not the color combination used.  I love it when a card design has endless possibilities and you are only limited by your imagination.

*Tina

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