How to make a Friendship Card with Cricut and Stamps

Friendship...such an important part of our lives, adding so much to our day to day existence. I love making and giving Friendship cards because it is done for no other reason than to recognize the importance of a friendship in my life.

I have a fun Cricut cartridge called "Nursery Rhymes" that I use in my Cricut Create personal cutting machine. This cartridge features cutouts from all the traditional nursery rhymes that we grew up with. In fact, last year I made a cute mobile to hand over my granddaughter's bed; it featured the Cat and the Fiddle nursery rhyme. It was so easy to cutout and along with clear thin plastic string I was able to suspend it above her bed and she loved it!

For this card I used a cutout featuring four friends dancing around and around the tree. Because Spring and its beautiful colors is sorely needed here in the northeast, I found bright, cheerful colors of scrapbook cardstock to use on a spring green gingham background.

To depict the Friendship sentiment I used a stamp from Stampin'Up! collection "For Everything". These stamps and inks are of the highest quality and give clean crisp images every time.

Just looking at the finished card gave me a hope for the warm weather to spend time with my best friend.

Specifics

Cricut Cartridge: Nursery Rhymes

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #3

Cricut Machine Speed: Medium

Cricut Machine Pressure: Max

Stampin'Up! Stamp Collection: For Everything

Stampin'Up! Stamp Pad: Rose Red

Scrapbook Cardstock: Heavy Weight for cutouts, Medium Weight for background

Card and background cardstock
Card and background cardstock
Background adhered to card and stamped
Background adhered to card and stamped
3 Ovals cut for the sentiment
3 Ovals cut for the sentiment
layers for the sentiment
layers for the sentiment
Friends playing layers
Friends playing layers
Friends layers adhered
Friends layers adhered
Adhered to card
Adhered to card

Step by Step

For a card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" you can cut your own from a cardstock stack. Measure 11" x 4 1/4" for the seam on a short edge, measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for the seam on a long edge.

Adhere the cardstock background to the card. I chose a spring green gingham print for my card. The photo pictured has some stamping done and I will explain that later.

Cut 1 <DckryDck>, pg 33, size 2 3/4" using the Font Shadow Blackout key. This will cut out the larger oval for the sentiment. I used the spring green gingham cardstock.

Cut 1 <DckryDck>, pg 33, size 2 1/2" using the Font Shadow Blackout key. This will cut out the middle oval for the sentiment. I used the patterned cardstock.

Cut 1 <DckryDck>, pg 33, size 2 1/4" using the Font Shadow Blackout key. This will cut out the top oval for the sentiment. I used a light green cardstock.

Adhere the three ovals together and adhere them to the card at an angle on the top right of the card.

Using the "Friendship" sentiment stamp and the Rose Red ink pad carefully stamp the sentiment on the smallest oval, pressing down hard so the image is dark enough. I often stamp on the wrong side of a piece to test before I stamp on the right side.

Cut one <RndnRnd>, pg 32, size 3", using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the friends dancing. I used a patterned piece of cardstock; the same as I used for the middle oval behind the sentiment.

Cut one <RndnRnd>, pg 32, size 3", using the Base Shadow Blackout and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the sentiment. I used the light green cardstock.

Adhere the friends layers to the bottom left of your card.

Using the tiny flower stamp and the Rose Red Ink, stamp around the outer edges of the background cardstock.

Done!


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