Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Picket Fence Card

Hi there,

I've been playing with my Cricut again (in my best sing-song voice). Hee, hee. Well, not just the Cricut, also the Make The Cut program and my Cricut (remember, MTC no longer supports the Cricut, but it still works for me). I heard about a sale at SVG Cuts the other day and remembered there was a file there that I really liked. So, I picked it up and was able to make this card:
The file is a premium collection called Chamomile Friendship Cards. If you click the link you will see that there is a teapot and also a lantern as part of this set. If you read the description, it says that not all the cuts will work on a 12 x 6 mat. That's what deterred me from buying the set at full price when I first saw it. I really liked the fence card, not just the teapot (which will fit on my size mat). 
But when I saw there was a sale, I looked at this file again. And thought...hmmmmm, I wonder if I can resize the pieces so that they will  fit my mat? And that's what I set out to do. 
It took some time, but it wasn't really all that hard to do. Thankfully. And I saved the resized pieces as its own file for when I make the card again.
Isn't that hat so sweet? I don't know, I just got warm fuzzies when I saw this project. You can also make the hat flat if you want.

What I like about these kits is that there is a pdf you can print out that comes with the file, with the sizes of cuts used in the samples as well as color guidelines. While those sizes didn't necessarily pertain to me this time for my project, I like that feature.

I mainly used papers from DCWV's Cotton Bloom stack, but the fence is from Green Tea. The flowers are solid cardstock in my stash. The little pearls are a new color (to me anyway). Michaels did a big reset of their papercrafting dept. and they brought in a bunch of new products from their house brand, Recollections. They had a sale recently where all the Recollection brand products were 40% off. Made it worth it to me to try them. One thing that's neat about these little pearls is that they are self adhesive, but each pearl has a little glue. They don't have a whole line of glue with the pearls stuck on. What that means is I didn't have to try to cut off glue from either side of the pearl. Whoo, hooo! And besides that, the color is awesome in my opinion. I ran the bottom part of the pot through the Cuttlebug, with a newish to me folder. It's the bigger sized one, I think 5x7 sized. I by passed it several times in the store thinking I didn't need it, since I have Swiss Dots. Well, one day I realized these dots are a bit bigger than the ones on Swiss Dots and I like that. I was going to use ribbon on the hat and sign, but when I opened my closet, I saw a strand of burlap hanging from a larger piece and thought it might add a neat texture.

Well, that's it from me today. Thanks for the lovely comments I've received on yesterday's card. I'm glad you liked it as much as I did. Thanks, too, for stopping by! I hope you are having a happy Wednesday!


Kim Burmeister said...

This is sooooooooooooooo cute! You are a Cricut Queen!

Laurel said...

Fabulous card!

Jena said...

Wowzers, you do such amazing Cricut work! If you keep this up, I'm going to want one ;-P Fabulous creations - TFS!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Anke said...

Oh my gosh, is that ever cute! I love the flowers and that cute basket! Your cricut must be smoking! I love everything you have created with it. Who knows, maybe some day I will get inspired to dust mine off! :)

Carolyn said...

Amazing!! Love all the colors/layers!

Alanna said...

Seriously Jeanne, you are SO amazing. Another fabulous card. I love all the texture and elements to it.

Diane's Place said...

I love those little flowers and the embossing on the pot is the perfect touch. I have an award waiting for you on my blog. Please stop by and pick it up.

Jackie said...

Being on vacation I didn't get to visit now I am all caught up again...Love your cards and creativeness :)