Easy to Make Homemade Cricut Card Idea: NewHome using the Stamping Cartridge

My oldest niece and her husband just purchased their first new home and I wanted to create a homemade Cricut card for the occasion. Yes I could have gone to the store and purchased a "store bought" card but then I wouldn't have been able to personalize the card and make it as special as I wanted to.

Having the Cricut personal die-cutting machine allows me to be able to create in a relatively short period of time a special card or scrapbooking layout. I have tons of printed, textured, and plain scrapbook cardstock to choose from. The cartridges you can purchase for the Cricut machine have endless choices of cutouts to choose from.

Stamping

One of the best additions to my card and scrapbook layout creating process has been to begin to learn how to use Stamps on my creations. The stamps and related accessories from Stampin'Up! are gorgeous. The stamp images are clear and precise and the fun accessories add so much.

For this card I was able to use my newest toy: A Stampin' Around wheel stamp. You buy an ink cartridge for it or simply run it over a stamp pad. Then you roll it over your cardstock and the design stamp rolls right onto the paper.


Stampin'Up! Roller

Specifics

Card Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Cardstock Size: 5 1/4" x 4"

Cricut Cartridge: Don Juan

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Stamp: Stampin'Up "Sweet Swirls" roller and "For Everything" flower stamp

Cricut Create Machine
Cricut Create Machine

The Don Juan Cartridge is generally included with the purchase of the Cricut Create machine. It features the alphabet, sentiments, and some fun cutouts.

 
Scrapbook Cardstock
Scrapbook Cardstock
House
House
Sentiment
Sentiment
Smaller scalloped circles
Smaller scalloped circles
Larger scalloped circles
Larger scalloped circles
House being stamped on scrap cardstock
House being stamped on scrap cardstock
House stamped
House stamped
Smaller scalloped circles stamped with flower
Smaller scalloped circles stamped with flower
Larger scalloped circles adhered to the card
Larger scalloped circles adhered to the card
3D dots under the smaller scalloped circles
3D dots under the smaller scalloped circles
House adhered to the card
House adhered to the card
Sentiment adhered to teh card
Sentiment adhered to teh card
Bow
Bow

Step by Step

Cut cardstock to fit the card, size 5 1/4" x 4". Adhere to the card.

Don Juan Cartridge for the House

Cut one <House>, pg 38, size 2 1/2", using the Under Pressure and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the top layer of the house.

Cut one <House>, pg 38, size 1 1/2", using the Shadow Under Pressure and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the bottom layer of the house.

Sentimentals Cartridge for the Best Wishes sentiment.

Cut one <Hand1>, pg 24, size 1" using the Phrase and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the top layer of the sentiment.

Cut one <Hand1-s>, pg 24, size 1" using the Shift, Phrase, and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the bottom layer of the sentiment.

Adhere the two layers together.

Cut four <Desk>, pg 42, size 1/2"", using the Tag and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the small scalloped circle.

Cut four <Desk>, pg 42, size 3/4", using the Tag and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the larger scalloped circle.

Stamping

Grab a piece of scrap cardstock. Please the top layer of the house on it. Ink up your Stampin'Up! roller and make a few smooth passes over the house. The scrap piece of cardstock will serve to catch the ink as you roll over the house.

Repeat for the smaller scalloped circles.

Using your small flower stamp, stamp each of the 4 smaller scalloped circles.

Assembly

Adhere to the card the larger round scalloped layers near the top, leaving room for the sentiment. Place 4 3D dots on them, then center the top, stamped round scalloped layers.

Adhere the two layers of the house together, then adhere it to the card.

Adhere the layered sentiment in between the four scalloped circles.

Adhere to the top center a small bow if you choose to.

I wrote the names of my family on the house and outlined the slanted lines to accentuate the house lines.

Done!

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