Easy to Make Think Spring! Homemade Cricut Card

Celebrate Spring!

The winter of 2014 / 2015 has delivered brutal below 0 temperatures and after this long and very cold winter, from coast to coast in the United Stated, I was thinking of Spring and I think a bright and cheerful card sent to my friends is a great idea.

The bright colors of yellow, pink, and blue gives rise to thoughts of warm weather, blossoming flowers, and leaves on the trees.

A homemade greeting card like my Cricut Think of Spring card will cheer up even any person with the FEBS (those long cold days of February when it seems that winter will never end)

Think Spring!!

Cardstock choices

For this card the focal point is the little girl dressed in summer clothes, holding her ice cream cone. As I mention below, there is an optional Little Boy with a Baseball Cap shape. Picking out the cardstock colors of her/his clothes along with the accessories is fun.

The cardstock should be a heavy - weight, solid-core (if possible) cardstock. The shapes are fluid with very little intricacy and cut out beautifully using the Cricut machine.

I didn't use any patterned paper on this Cricut homemade card.

What you will need

Cricut Cartridge: Best Images of 2009 (or a simple shape depicting a summer time activity)

Cricut Cartridge: Don Juan (for the customized sentiment "Think Spring"

Heavy-Weight Cardstock

Adhesive (I use the Zig 2-Way pen)

Optional Choices

1. Add a few of the 3-D effect, foam squares to the Little Girl finished layers. This would add an extra dimension to the card.

2. Use the Cuttlebug to emboss a pattern on the background cardstock piece.

3. Cut out the child's cutout as a Boy. The Best Images of 2009 Cricut cartridge has a Little Boy with a baseball cap on.

That's the beauty of making your own homemade greeting card. You can take the basic simple design of this card and add your own touches or something you know the recipient would like.

Base Card

Base Card

Choose a piece of heavy-weight cardstock and cut it to measure 11" x 6 1/2"

Fold on the 11" edge for a base card measuring 5 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Background Piece

Background

Cut a piece of heavy-weight cardstock to measure 5 1/4" x 6". This will be the background of your card.

Adhere the Background

Adhere

Adhere the background piece of cardstock to the base card.

The Body

Little Girl's Body

Cut 1 <BeachGrl> measuring 3", using the Shift and Little Girl keys. This will cut out the little girl's body.

The Dress

Little Girl's Dress

Cut 1 <BchGrl-s> measuring 3", using the Shift and Little Girl keys. This will cut out the dress.

The Bows

Little Girl's Hair Bows

Cut 1 <BeachGrl> measuring 3", using the Layer 1 and Little Girl keys. This will cut out the two hair bows.

The Hair

Little Girl's Hair

Cut 1 <BchGrl-s> measuring 3", using the Layer 1, Shift, and Little Girl keys. This will cut out the Little Girl's hair.

The Shoes

Little Girl's Shoes

Cut 1 <BeachGrl> measuring 3", using the Layer 2 and Little Girl keys. This will cut out the Little Girl's shoes.

Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream Cone

Cut 1 <BchGrl-s> measuring 3", using the Layer 2, Shift, and Little Girl keys. This will cut out the IceCream cone the Little Girl is holding.

The Balloon

Balloon

Cut 1 <BeachGrl> measuring 3", using the Layer 3 and Little Girl key. This will cut out the Balloon the Little Girl is holding.

Think Spring

The Sentiment

Using the Don Juan Cricut cartridge:

Using each letter key, cut 1 measuring 1" of each letter in Think Spring.

Using Shadow and each letter key, cut 1 measuring 2" of each letter.

Dress the Little Girl

Dress and Accessories

Adhere the Dress making sure to line up the shoulders.

Adhere the Hair, then add the Bows.

Adhere each shoe.

Adhere the Ice Cream cone and the Balloon. (I applied the glue to the fingers where the balloon would touch.

Adhere the Little Girl

Center the Little Girl

Adhere the finished Little Girl to the center of the background on the base card.

Adhere the Sentiment

The Sentiment

Adhere each of the letter to the bottom layer.

Think

Think

Staying on the background piece and centered adhere each letter to the top of the card.

Spring

Spring

Staying on the background piece and centered adhere each letter to the bottom of the card.

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poetryman6969 21 months ago

Cute, clever and crafty!

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