Friday, March 12, 2010
Guest Designer: Joy from Everyday Cricut - Preserves and Just Because Cards
This is Joy and my final card is made using both Just Because Cards and Preserves Cricut cartridges. One fun thing on Just Because Cards is that there is a stencil feature using all the word art from the cartridge. So, when I saw this "we're a pear" word art, I knew it would be perfect on a long card. Then, with all the gorgeous pears on the Preserves cartridge, it just made sense to cut two of those to go on the front. Viola! A card was born!
This card is sized at 4" x 9 1/4" , ready to fit in a standard business envelope. I like having standard sizes so envelopes aren't a problem.
First thing I did was cut all the layers out of two pears on Preserves at 3". I like using patterned papers in the cuts - it really adds so much. Then, to figure out how big to cut the stencil "we're a pear", I measured what distance could fit between the pears and found that to be 5". So, I pressed the "fit to length" button, dialed in 5" and cut out the stencil "we're a pear" from the Just Because Cards cartridge. Melanie, also from Everyday Cricut, pointed out how helpful the "fit to length" button is when you are making cards and she is right! I cut both layers of the stencil cut and then dialled up 1/4" of an inch to make an outline around the whole thing. I cut that in orange.
I thought it needed some texture so I ran the "we're a pear" through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I also ran the background green through the Cuttlebug with the big circle folder. I ran some chalk ink on top of those big circles to add in some definition. I love the Cuttlebug - everything look better run through it!
Finally, the inside needed a little something-something so I just added a strip of coordinating paper. By the way, the papers used are from Core'dinations, DCWV, Jillibean Soup and SEI's new Claire line of paper.
I've enjoyed my week here on Hallmark Scrapbook! Thanks for having me as a guest designer!!