Easy to Make Think Spring! Homemade Cricut Card
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)
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"
Adhesive (I use the Zig 2-Way pen)
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.
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"
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 the background piece of cardstock to the base card.
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.
Little Girl's Dress
Cut 1 <BchGrl-s> measuring 3", using the Shift and Little Girl keys. This will cut out the dress.
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.
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.
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.
Cut 1 <BeachGrl> measuring 3", using the Layer 3 and Little Girl key. This will cut out the Balloon the Little Girl is holding.
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
Adhere each of the letter to the bottom layer.
Staying on the background piece and centered adhere each letter to the top of the card.
Staying on the background piece and centered adhere each letter to the bottom of the card.