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Easy to Make Engagement Card Idea using a Cricut

Updated on February 13, 2013

With Valentine's Day just behind us the season of engagements, engagement parties, and weddings is ahead; the season for card making and giving has begun!

This card can be used to send to a newly engaged couple or from the newly engaged couple announcing their engagement. I thought the traditional idea of the man on one knee proposing with the ring was a great idea to depict the engagement.

Cricut has so many great cartridges to use in the Cricut personal cutting machine and the one I use quite often is the Sweethearts" cartridge. Any holiday or special occasion having to do with romance, love, and caring for someone is included in this Cricut cartridge.

This card was alot of fun to create; to decide on what the clothing would look like. The diamond in the ring and in the tiny box he holds was easy to find in my scrapbooking cardstock collection. I looked for some silver sparkly paper to depict a diamond ring.

This card is definitely one to try, even for a beginning Cricut person. It gives you a chance to see how using different colored cardstock for the same setting will make the finished layers interesting.

Specifics

Cricut Cartrige: Sweethearts

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #3

Cricut Machine Pressure: Max

Cricut Machine Speed: Medium

Scrapbooking Cardstock: Heavyweight

base card and background cardstock
base card and background cardstock
sentiment adhered
sentiment adhered
3 layers of the ring
3 layers of the ring
layers adhered
layers adhered
baseboard key layer
baseboard key layer
Layers cutouts
Layers cutouts
Shadow layer
Shadow layer
ring layers adhered
ring layers adhered
baseboard key adhered to shadow
baseboard key adhered to shadow
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered
layers adhered

Step by Step

Choose a heavy weight piece of cardstock and cut it to be 11" x 4 1/4" for a card that has the seam on a short edge or 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" for a card that has the seam on a long edge.

I made mine 11" x 4 1/4".

Cut a piece of cardstock to be 5 1/4" x 4" for the background of your card.

I chose a muted print so the cutout layers would show better.

Sentiment:

Cut one <Love>, pg 34, size 2" using the Shift and base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the sentiment. I chose a dark patterned piece of cardstock.

Cut one <Love>, pg 34, size 2" using the Shift, Shadow, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the sentiment. I chose a light patterned piece of cardstock.

Ring:

Cut one <HerRing>, pg 47, size 1 1/2" using the Layers and base keyboard key. This will cut out the Gold top layer (you can use silver cardstock for a silver ring).

Cut one <HerRing>, pg 47, size 1 1/2" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the base shape of the ring. I chose to use a silver sparkly cardstock.

Cut one <HerRing>, pg 47, size 1 1/2" using the Blackout and base keyboard key. This will cut out the Diamond layer; this is the layer that will show just behind the ring. I chose the same silver sparkly cardstock.

Adhere the layers together with the gold (or silver) ring being the top layer.

Will You guy and girl:

For this cutout you will use the Layer key a number of times. You will be wasting cardstock because different colors are needed for their clothes,hair,shoes,ring, and ring box.

I cut mine as pictured:

Cut one <WillYou>, pg 46, size 3" using Shadow and base keyboard key. This cut out the bottom layer of the couple. I used a dark printed cardstock.

Cut one <WillYou>, pg 46, size 3" using the base keyboard key. This cut out the top layer of the couple's bodies. I used a cream colored cardstock for a fleshtone. This can be changed depending on the skin color desired.

Layers Key cuts out all the parts to be layered on top of the base layer:


Cut one <WillYou>, pg 46, size 3" using Layers and base keyboard key. I used Brown cardstock for his pants, shoes, and her shoes. Discard the other brown cutouts.

Cut one <WillYou>, pg 46, size 3" using Layers and base keyboard key. I used a Dark Printed cardstock for her dress and his shirt. Discard the other printed cutouts.

Cut one <WillYou>, pg 46, size 3" using Layers and base keyboard key. I used Black cardstock for his hair and her hair along with the ring box (different hair colors of course can be used). Discard the unwanted other black cutouts.

Cut one <WillYou>, pg 46, size 3" using Layers and base keyboard key. I used silver sparkly cardstock for the tiny ring cutout.

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