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Easy to Make with your Cricut machine - Flowers for you Thank You card
No matter what time of the year it is flowers bring a happy feeling wherever they are. I just loved these little tulips and daisies nestled in a watering can for this homemade greeting card. The entire card begged to be splashed with bright colors!
Often I will cutout two of the same shapes because I want one of the components in a shape group to be a different color. This does waste a bit of paper usually but I save the discarded shapes for a future project or to give to a budding crafter...my 6 year old granddaughter.
Flowers on a Thank You card
Cricut Cartridge: Kate's ABCs
For a few years I have been trying to purchase this cartridge because of the whimsical and cheery shapes and words that are included in the cartridge. It took so long because, honestly I didn't want to pay full price and finally I found it for a lower price and got it!
Kate's ABC's was well worth the wait. You could print out the entire alphabet with shapes depicting each letter and a phrase starting with the letter and ending with the word along with the shape. There are wagons, hats, birds, kittens, purses, flowers, little girls, snails, houses and so much more. This Cricut cartridge really lends itself to whatever the subject matter for your Cricut project.
Cricut Cartridge: Kate's ABC's
Cricut machine blade depth: 4
Cricut machine speed: medium
Cricut machine pressure: Max
Solid-core Cardstock in solid colors
A light-weight Cardstock for the background piece
Scrapbooking glue pen (I use the Zig 2-way pen)
Scrapbooking tools such as a paper cutter, scissors, paper folder (I use the Cricut Essentials kit; have for years)
Cricut Kate's ABC's
VIP ~ The Paper
As with any project the materials used often affect the outcome negatively or positively. This is true in the creations of paper crafts.
Over the years I have used many types of paper and for solid color cutouts with my Cricut machine I have found that solid-core cardstock is best by far. As with any die-cutting machine there are times the edges aren't totally sharp; tiny shreds stick out and with a white-core cardstock those tiny shreds stick out like a sore thumb but the solid-core cardstock won't have those same issues and the edges, when viewed from the side, are the same color as the top of the cutout shape.
How to in Photos
How to in Text
For a card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and folded on the long edge; cut out a piece of cardstock to measure 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then fold along the longer edge.
I used White cardstock for the base card.
On a white piece of cardstock stamp the acrylic stamp "Thanks for everything you do" image then set it aside to completely dry.
Cut 1 <WaterCan>, page 66, measuring 4" using the Watering Can keyboard key. This will cut out the entire watering can and flowers shape.
I use Bright Green cardstock.
Cut 1 <WtrCan-s>, page 66, measuring 4" using the Shift and Watering Can keyboard keys. This will cut out the watering can, smaller tulip, and small daisy center petals. Discard the small daisy center petals piece. I used Pink cardstock.
I wanted the petals of the smaller daisy to be orange so I cut another set saving only the daisy center. This time I used Orange cardstock.
Cut 1 <WaterCan>, page 66, measuring 4" using the Layer 1 and Watering Can keyboard key. This will cut out the large daisy petals. I used Bright Blue cardstock.
Cut 1 <WtrCan-s>, page 66, measuring 4", using the Shift, Layer 1, and Watering Can keybaord key. This will cut out the large daisy center petals. I used a Dark Brown cardstock. I used only the daisy petals.
This also cuts out the center dot of the smaller daisy and I wanted it to be yellow so I cut out another set using Bright Yellow cardstock and saved only that dot.
Cut 1 <WaterCan>, page 66, measuring 4", using the Layer 2 and Watering Can keyboard key. This will cut out the larger tulips and center dot for the larger daisy. I used a Bright Yellow cardstock.
Cut 1 <WtrCan-s>, page 66, measuring 4", using the Shift, Layer 2, and Watering Can keybaord key. This will cut out the smaller daisy center petals. I used a Purple cardstock.
Adhere the Pink Watering can layer on top of the Bright Green layer.
Adhere the Bright Blue large daisy.
Adhere the Bright Yellow large tulip.
Adhere the Brown Large Daisy center petals.
Adhere the Bright Yellow large daisy center dot.
Adhere the Purple smaller daisy
Adhere the Orange center petals.
Adhere the Bright Yellow smaller daisy dot.
Adhere the Bright Pink small tulip.
The watering can with flowers layers is done.
Cut a rectangular shape around the acrylic stamp then cut 4 additional rectangles; each one a bit larger and showing approximately 1/8" of color beneath the other. I used the colors of cardstock used in my flower cutouts.
Adhere the rectangles together for your finished "Thanks" layers.
Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" for a background piece. I used a fun striped cardstock which used all the colors of my flowers.
Adhere the cardstock background to the base card.
Adhere the Thanks layered piece to the top left side of the base card. It will overlap a bit from the background to the card.
Adhere the watering can and flower layered piece to the bottom right of the card.