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Easy to Make Fall Themed Card with a Cricut Machine and Stamping

Updated on September 2, 2011

It is that time of year again....fall. With the cooler and crisp weather comes the bounty of colors for fall including orange, green, brown, and yellow. I made this card with fall in mind, with the pumpkins dotting the fields and the yellow grasses waving in the breeze.

Making a Cricut card is easy and I find myself getting more and more creative as I create each card. The Cricut machine cuts each shape with a crisp edge, even the intricate designs such as the vines surrounding the pumpkin on this Cricut card. Good quality scrapbook cardstock helps so much too. Try to buy the type that is colored on both sides or at least colored throughout, not with the white core.

Of course the blade for the Cricut machine needs to be sharp in order to make those cuts. Extra Cricut blades come with the Cricut Essentials Kit. The tools included in the kit are invaluable, I have used them over and over for my cards and scrapbook layouts. The pointed tool allows me to punch out even the tiniest cuts and I use it to pick up those tiny cuts from the paper in order to adhere them to the card.

Specifics

  • Cricut Cartridge: Fall Collection: October 31
  • Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed
  • Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals
  • Cardstock: Heavyweight
  • Stampin'Up! stamp from the "For Everything" collection
  • Stamp Pad: Orange
  • Cricut Machine Speed: Medium
  • Cricut Machine Pressure: Max
  • Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #2

Fall colors captured on a homemade Cricut card
Fall colors captured on a homemade Cricut card
Sentimentals cardstock cut
Sentimentals cardstock cut
Large Pumpkin with Vines
Large Pumpkin with Vines
Large yellow pumpkin
Large yellow pumpkin
Happy Fall cutout
Happy Fall cutout
Green Layer
Green Layer
Orange Layer
Orange Layer
Brown layer
Brown layer
Pink Cheeks Not picture: Yellow pumpkin streaks
Pink Cheeks Not picture: Yellow pumpkin streaks
Brown shadow layer
Brown shadow layer
Small pumpkin circles
Small pumpkin circles
Yellow pumpkin adhered behind Orange
Yellow pumpkin adhered behind Orange
Large pumpkins adhered to card
Large pumpkins adhered to card
Adhere the sentiment
Adhere the sentiment
Adhere together the pumpkin layers
Adhere together the pumpkin layers
Adhere two small pumpkins
Adhere two small pumpkins
Stamps and Dots on the sentiment
Stamps and Dots on the sentiment

Step by Step

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Cut one <Card1>, pg 65, size 4" using the Base keyboard key. This will cut out the background piece of cardstock.

Adhere the cardstock to the card.

Fall Collection: October 31 Cricut Cartridge:

Cut one <Pumpkin>, size 2 3/4" using Orange Cardstock. I placed it on the card and trimmed off the end of the vines so it would fit.

Cut one <Pumpkin>, size 2 3/4" using Yellow Cardstock. I trimmed off all but the round pumpkin shapes.

Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge:

Cut one <Scarecw1>, pg 57, size 1 1/2" using the Word and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the sentiment "Happy Fall". I used Yellow cardstock.

Cut one <Scarecw2>, pg 57, size 1 1/2" using the Shift, Word, and Base keyboard key. This will cutout the sentiment "Happy Fall" bottom layer. I used Orange Cardstock.

Cut two <Pumpkin>, pg 60, size 1" using the Shift and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the stem and leaf. I used Green Cardstock.

Cut two <Pumpkin>, pg 60, size 1" using the Shift, Layer 2, and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the pumpkin face. I used Orange Cardstock. Make sure to poke the eyes and mouth clear of cardstock.

Cut two <Pumpkin>, pg 60, size 1" using the Shift, Layer 1, and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the round shape that peeks through the orange face. I used Brown Cardstock.

Cut two <Pumpkin>, pg 60, size 1" using the Shift, Layer 3 and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the Cheeks. I used Pink Cardstock.

Cut two <Pumpkin>, pg 60, size 1" using the Shift, Layer 4, and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the Pumpkin streaks. I used Yellow Cardstock.

Cut two <Pumpkin>, pg 60, size 1" using the Shift, Shadow, and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer. I used Brown Cardstock.

Cut two <Pumpkin>, pg 60, size 1" using the Shift, Layer 1, and Base keyboard key. This cuts out the two round shapes. I used Yellow cardstock.

Adhere:

Adhere the large yellow pumpkin cutout behind the orange pumpkin with vines, make it a bit off center so the yellow shows thru the orange openings.

Adhere the two small yellow pumpkin cutouts behind the right and the left vines on the orange cutout. It can also be done by adhering it to the card itself first.

Adhere the large pumpkin and vines to the card.

Adhere the bottom orange layer of the "Happy Fall" sentiment to the card, set at an angle.

Adhere the top yellow layer of the "Happy Fall" sentiment to the orange layer.

Adhere the small pumpkins together with the shadow layer first, green, brown, then orange layers on top. Add cheeks and streaks.

Adhere the two small pumpkins to the top left of your card.

Stamping

Take the small flower shaped stamp and stamp on the sentiment in the centers of the round letters.

Embellish

If you like, take a brown scrapbooking pen and dot the sentiment.

Done!



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      lins29 

      8 years ago

      I like it. Another good card.

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      Naomi's Banner 

      8 years ago from United States

      I like it. Looks fun but challenging. I look forward to giving it a try.

    • MimiKat33 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mimikat 

      8 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      This is a homemade card I created to give to someone special.

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      VENZKHVAM 

      8 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      MIMI dear ,

      what is this about some kind of art formation as an additional decdoration in house or as a part time earning.? for a layman what it can be of useful.

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