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Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Card Tutorial

Here is a card to share with you that I made last month.  Yes it's a Christmas Card.  It was for a challenge over at The Crop Room II.  The images came from The Graphics Fairy. 

The little poinsettas were purchased at WalMart and I cut the little pearls from the strings and added. I used a Stampin Up embossing folder on the front.  I don't remember who the stamp is by ...sorry!

Supply list:
2- 8 1/2 x 11 inch  white cardstock
1-5 x 4 1/4 inch red cardstock
Cricut Expression
Sizzix Big Shot
Home Decor Cartridge
5x7 Embossing folder of your choice
embellishments of your choice
Images downloaded from The Graphics Fairy

Here is a quick tutorial on how I created this:

Take an 8-1/2x11inch sheet of white cardstock.  Cut to measure 5 x 8-1/2 inches. 
Score the 8- 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inch. 
Now find the center of your card front, and mark it with a small dot. 
Using the cricut, your center button, and the Home Decor Cartridge, cut the rounded square image at 3-1/4 inch. You will need to move your cricut blade so it is over the center dot on the front of your card.
Cut a piece of red carstock to 5 x 4-1/4 inches.
Again find the center and mark it.
Adjust your square size to 3 inches. and cut it.

Using your Sizzix run the card front only...(your paper will hang off the back of the texture plate) through the machine using the texture plate of your choice.  I used the large dot from Stampin Up.  This will give you an embossed front only.
Now adhere the red cardstock to the backside of your card front.

Print your images at wallet size on white cardstock.  Cut them out and round the corners.  You may need to trim them just slightly to fit the opening.

Using the scrap piece that was cut from the red cardstock, mount your images with pop dots to this.
Line up this piece and place on the inside of your card so that the image comes through the opening.
Embellish the front as you wish!

Hope you have fun making this card!  If you do this will you please leave me a comment and a link to where I can see this?  Thanks!

Until Next time...




Scrap Vamp said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Becky! This is such a great card! And your examples are so pretty!

Imaginative Me said...

Awwww, that's cute! So you can get me the Cricut for my birthday so I can make these cool things you are making! :) hahahahahaha

Micupoftea~ said...

CUTE images! Good job, early bird!

Toqua's Crafts said...

VERY cute! Now... if you'll just make 50 more you'll have enough for the 2011 season!

Fritchey said...

How cute is this? I love the card - TFS the tutorial with us, Becky!