Monday, July 30, 2012

Welcome Home!

     Whoot Whoot it's another card creating day @ My Cricut craft Room! We don't have a sketch for this week so the Design Team could make anything we wanted. I chose to go with a Patriotic card. I know, I know the 4th of July has long past but let me tell you why I went with this. My daughter and her husband spent the last 3 years in Hawaii and have now been stationed state side in California. Yeah to having all my children in the 48 contiguous states! Since they are on base I thought I'd make them a Welcome Home card.
     Anyone care to guess which cart this is from? Give up??? How about Provo Craft's Seasonal Cake Art! That's right it's from one of their cake cartridges. Whether you own the Cricut Cake machine or not, these cake cartridges fit in all the Cricut machines and have fabulous cuts for all occasions.
     This Laurel banner can be found on page 59. I used a gold card stock which I cut @ 3.5". I also used the stars on page 60 and cut them @ .50" also out of the gold card stock.
     Just a tip for shiny card stock: in the fine arts department of Michael's you will find poster size card stock. I believe it is 24" x 36". I cut these into 12" x 12' sheets so I have more than enough for all my projects and it is so economical! The rest of the card stock (the red and blue colors) are left overs from my stash.
     The stamp "Welcome Home" is from the Patriotic set from Pink By Design. In order for it to fit the banner I positioned it by curving it on my mounting block. Easy Peasy!!Now are ready for my boo boo?
     I wanted to add a little sparkle so I pulled out these rhinestone stars. They have a sparkling sticker around the outside of the rhinestone. That's the problem. They are so sticky that when I wanted to reposition it a little different I slightly ripped the paper! I was able to wiggle it a bit so it isn't too noticeable. I think I'll be a little more careful next time!
     That's it for today. Be sure to head back over to Erica's Room and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.


Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Mary. what a great card! I've known you could use cake cartrides for projects other than cakes, but I also thought they would more for baked items. Now I see they really are more versatile.

My nephew was stationed in Hawaii until last year, but now he is stationed in Japan -- he says he loves it there though. He'll be home to join his brothers coming in to visit with their mom, so maybe I'll do both of them a nice card like this. TFS!!!

Deleted 2014 said...

I love your card! Brillant!
I was trying to look for your Friday's post and saw this.... What a great surprise!

MCCR DT sister

Life - Up, Down & Sideways said...

What a GREAT card! I just love how you've used the cake cartridge for a card. You idea about the cards stock at Michaels is well appreciated.

Tammy S.

L.B. said...

very sweet card.

scrapbookingforfun said...

Great Card!!!

MCCR DT Shelley

Janet's Planet said...

love your card today and the layout on Friday. Janet Royer

Jessica Buffa said...

Truly beautiful. Kudos to being so investigative at the Craft Store and finding that wonderful Gold cs.
Jessica S
MCCR DT Sister

Christine said...

So glad to be back on the main land :) love being closer to home... Well sort of :)