Cricut Love Valentine Plate


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“Cricut Love Valentine Plate”
Created by Sophia Vida

I found this glittery heart fabric at Joann’s and just couldn’t pass it up. I bought a half yard and I decided to make a decoupage dish for Valentine’s Day which turned out really cute. I like to fill it Dove Chocolates or some other type of sweet treat.  Since it is a decoupage dish, you shouldn’t immerse it in water. To clean the surface, I use a damp cloth.

For the center love, I used my Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge and cut it on white cardstock using <Shift> Love, 2.5.” You don’t need a Cricut to make this dish, any image or photo will do. Once I cut my sentiment, I outlined the edges of the letters with a gold pen and cut 1″ squares of the fabric.

Using the gloss Mod Podge, I adhered the Love sentiment to the backside of the glass plate. Then I began gluing the fabric to the plate with the Mod Podge. Once I covered the entire plate, I gave the backside of the plate an extra 2 coats of Mode Podge to seal it. Just make sure to it dry in between coats. And Voila! You have a really cute Valentine Dish to display your sweet treats!

Note: If you are using fabric that tends to fray when cut, prep the fabric with a coat of Fabric Mod Podge and let it dry. This will keep it from fraying.

Enjoy!

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Supplies Used:

  • 7.5″ Square Glass Plate
  • Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge: <Shift> Love, 2.5″
  • White Card Stock
  • Gold Metallic Pen
  • Red Valentine’s Day Fabric (enough to cover your dish)
  • Gloss Mod Podge
    Gloss Mod Podge
  • Fabric Mod Podge (if needed)
    Fabric Mod Podge
  • Small Foam Brush

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Cricut Owl Birthday Card


Cricut Owl Birthday Card (measures 6″ x 6″)
Created by Sophia Vida

 
– Cricut Cartridge Used: Sentimentals
– Cardstock: Patchwork Quilt and Bluebird by Urban Prairie; Feather Boa, Celebrity and White by Bazzill
– 4 Clear Rhinestones
– 2 Fuchsia Rhinestones
– 2 Small Wiggly Eyes
– Pink Glitter Pen
– Sandylion Essential Stickers: Pretty Pinks
 
– Happy Birthday Sentiment (printed on white cardstock)
– Fiskars Scissors  – Victorian
– Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye
– Foam Squares
– Glue Stick

This is a great summer Birthday Card.  Who could resist a cute owl with wiggling eyes bringing a special parcel! You can easily change the theme on this card from Birthday to Thank  You, Missing You or anything else you can think of.

  1. Cut a 6″ x 12″ base card from the Bazzill White cardstock. Then fold in half.
  2. On your computer print a vertical “Happy Birthday” sentiment in a font of your choice. The final image should measure 4-1/4″ in length. Next cut your sentiment using the Victorian scissors.
  3. Cut a 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ square from the Bazzill Celebrity cardstock (golden-yellow). Glue this to the front of your base card from step 1.
  4. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ square from the Bazzill Feather Boa cardstock (pink). Glue this on top of the Celebrity cardstock from step 3.
  5. Cut a 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ square from the Urban Prairie Bluebird cardstock (blue/green). Distress the edges with the Tea Dye ink. Glue this to the top of the Feather Boa cardstock from step 4. Now you’ve created your card layers and you’re ready to make the cuts with the Cricut.
  6. Cut a 3″ <Owl> from the Urban Prairie Patchwork Quilt cardstock. This is the body of the owl and will be your bottom layer.
  7. Cut a 4-1/2″ <Layer><Frame3> from the Urban Prairie Patchwork Quilt cardstock. This will be the top layer of the frame. Distress the edges with the Tea Dye ink.
  8. Cut a 3″ <Layer><Owl> from the Urban Prairie Bluebird cardstock. This will be the bottom layer of the eyes and the branch.
  9. Cut a 3″ <Shift><Owl> from the Bazzill Feather Boa cardstock. This will be the envelope and the 2nd layer on the eyes. Using the glitter pen, darken the envelope flap.
  10. Cut a 4-1/2″ <Frame3> from the Bazzill Feather Boa cardstock. This will be the bottom layer of the frame.
  11. Cut a 3″ <Layer><Shift><Owl> from the Bazzill Celebrity cardstock. This will be the feet, beak and the 3rd and last layer on the eyes.
  12. Now that you’ve made all of your cuts, you can assemble your owl. But make sure you have the layers in the correct order before gluing the pieces in place.  Glue the bottom layer of the eyes and the branch to the base of your owl that you cut from the Bluebird cardstock in step 8.
  13. Glue the envelope and 2nd layer for the eyes that you cut from the Feather Boa cardstock to the body of your owl in step 9.
  14. Glue the feet, beak and the 3rd layer for the eyes that you cut from the Celebrity cardstock to the body of your owl.
  15. Distress the outside edges of the owl and branch with the Tea Dye ink. Glue your wiggly eyes on the owl.
  16. Glue the top of the frame from step 7 to the bottom of the frame from step 10. Glue your finished frame to the front of your card. Remember to move it slightly to the left so you have room for your birthday sentiment on the right. Add a clear rhinestone to each corner of the frame. Glue 1 Sandylion flower to the center top of the card just above the frame. Glue a pink rhinestone on each side of the flower at the top.
  17. Adhere the owl to the center of the frame using foam squares.  
  18. Highlight your birthday sentiment with the glitter pen. Glue to the right side of your card.  Voila! You have a fun one of a kind Cricut Birthday card!!!

Have lots of fun making this Cricut Owl Birthday Card!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com

Cricut Mickey Birthday Card


Cricut Mickey Birthday Card (measures 6″ x 6″)
Created by Sophia Vida

 
– Cricut Cartridge Used: Mickey and Friends
– Cardstock Colors by CoredinationsFoundations.com: Lipstick Pink, Grass Roots Green, Cloudless Blue, Pastel Yellow
– Cardstock by SandyLion Sticker Designs: Mickey Comic Strip
– Basic Cardstock Colors: Black, White, Beige, Maroon Red (you will only need small amounts so scrap paper works great!)
– Great Impressions Happy Birthday Confetti Stamp E528

– Color Box Pigment Ink – Pink #15033
– Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint
– Black Colored Pencil
– Clear Embossing Powder
– 3 Glitter Star Buttons
– Heat Gun
– Foam Squares
– Glue Stick

This card is perfect for the kid in all of us! The colors used in this design are more feminine. You can easily make this into a masculine card by substituting the pink for more Maroon Red or any other coordinating colors to match the comic strip.

  1. Cut a 6″ x 12″ base card from the Lipstick pink cardstock. Then fold in half.
  2. Cut a 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ square from the Mickey Comic Strip. Distress the edges with the Milled Lavender ink. Glue this to the top of your card base from step 1.
  3. Cut two 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ squares from the Grass Roots green cardstock. Distress the edges with Peeled Paint ink.
  4. Cut two 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ squares from the Cloudless blue cardstock. Glue the blue squares on top of the green squares from step 3.
  5. Glue the green/blue squares together diagonally. The outside corners should reach the edge of the Comic Strip on the front of the card. Then glue the squares to the front of your card.
  6. Cut a 2″ x 3-1/4″ rectangle from the Lipstick pink cardstock.
  7. Cut a 1-3/4″ x 3″ rectangle from the Pastel Yellow cardstock.
  8. Cut a 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ rectangle from white cardstock.
  9. Stamp your Happy Birthday sentiment on the white cardstock using the pink pigment ink. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Remove excess powder and set with heat gun.
  10. Layer your rectangles: Glue the yellow rectangle from step 8 on top of the pink rectangle from step 7. Next glue the Happy Birthday sentiment on top of the yellow rectangle.
  11. Glue the layered rectangle to the front of the card centered on the diagonal green/blue layered squares.
  12. Now you are ready to begin making your cuts with the Cricut. Cut a 3″ <Shift><Mickey3> on Black cardstock.
  13. Cut a 3″ <Layers Face><Mickey3> on Beige cardstock.
  14. Cut a 3″ <Layers Outfit><Mickey3> on Maroon Red cardstock.
  15. Cut a 3″ <Layers Face><Shift><Mickey3> on White cardstock.
  16. Cut a 3″ <Layers Shoes><Mickey3> on Pastel Yellow cardstock.
  17. Cut a 3″ <Layers><Shift><Mickey3> on Pink cardstock.
  18. Assemble your Mickey and glue together. Using a black colored pencil follow the cut line on Mickey’s face for his eye.
  19. Using foam squares adhere Mickey to the bottom left of the front of the card. He will slightly overlap the diagonal squares and stamped sentiment.
  20. Last glue your 3 glitter star buttons to the top left, top right and bottom right corners of your layered rectangle. Voila! You have a fun one of a kind Birthday card!!!

Have lots of fun making this Cricut Mickey Birthday Card!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com

Cricut Valentine Card


Cricut Valentine Card (measures 5.5″ x 5.5″)
Created by Sophia Vida

 
– Cartridge Used: Wild Card
– Cardstock Colors: White, Pearl White, Bubble Gum Pink, Garnet Red, Pink/White Multi
– Stickles – Christmas Red
– White Thin Yarn
– 1 Red Heart Rhinestone
– Glue Stick

This is such a great card! All cuts are made from the same Cricut Cartridge.

  1. Cut a 4-3/4″ <Liner><Shift><Heart-s> on Pearl White cardstock. This makes the inside liner for the envelope.
  2. Cut a 4-3/4″ <Shift><Heart-s> on White cardstock. This will make the outside of the envelope.
  3. Cut a 5″ <Blackout><Heart> on White cardstock. This will make the inside liner for your card.
  4. Cut a 5-3/4″ <Phrase><Heart> on White cardstock. This will be the underlying layer for your “Be my Valentine” sentiment.
  5. Cut a 5″ <Heart> on Red Garnet cardstock. This will be the outside layer for your card.
  6. Cut a 5-3/4″ <Phrase> <Heart> on Red Garnet cardstock. This will be the top layer for your Valentine sentiment you cut in Step 4.
  7. Cut a 2″ <Icon><Shift><Heart-s> on Red Garnet. This will be one of the envelope decorations.
  8. Repeat Step 7 for the second decoration. Note: Keep both of the largest heart cut outs from these Icon cuts for the envelope decoration.
  9. Cut a 5″ <Frame><Heart> on the Multi Colored Pink/White cardstock.
  10. Cut a 5″ <Frame><Heart> on Bubble Gum Pink cardstock.
  11. Glue the Multi Colored Heart frame from Step 9 to the top of the Red Heart card from Step 5. Make sure to line up the holes on the frame and card.
  12. Starting at the bottom hole on the point of the heart, thread the thin white yarn, in and out of the holes. Once you’ve gone through all the holes, cut the ends and glue them to the back of the red card.
  13. Take the inside pink heart from the frame you cut in Step 10 and glue it inside the Multi Colored frame on the front of the card.
  14. Glue the Red card directly on top of the White card from Step 3. Fold in half where indicated.
  15. Glue the white “Be my Valentine” sentiment to the center of the pink heart on your card. Next, glue the red “Be my Valentine” sentiment on top of the white sentiment. Slightly offset it so you see a little of the white underneath.
  16. Glue the red heart rhinestone underneath the Valentine sentiment.
  17. Assemble your envelope. Glue the inside liner to the inside of the envelope. Once dry fold the top flap down where indicated.
     
    Next fold the right, left and bottom sides of the envelope where indicated by the fold marks. Glue all seams.
  18. Turn the envelope over so the front is on top and the flap is open. With the Christmas Red Stickles follow the cut outlines on the flap of the envelope. Let dry.
  19. Next glue the two small heart clusters to the top right and left corners on the front of the envelope. Use both of the largest heart cut outs and glue them to the bottom left and right corners. When finished, the front of your envelope and back flap will look like this:
  20. Voila! You have a beautiful one of a kind Valentine’s Day Card with matching envelope, made with lots of love!!!

Have fun making this Cricut Valentine Card!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com

Hello Kitty Cricut Birthday Card


Hello Kitty Birthday Card with Cricut (measures 5.5″ x 5.5″)
Created by Sophia Vida

 

– Cartridges Used: Hello Kitty Font and Wildcard
– Cardstock Colors: Light Pink, White, Fuchsia, Black
– Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
– Stickles – Star Dust
– Marvy Marker – Baby Pink
– Great Impressions – Coordinating Flowers B165 Stamp
 
– 5.5″ x 5.5″ Premade White Card with Envelope
– 1/8″ Foam Squares
– 1/16″ Foam Squares

Note: All cuts in Steps 1-5 below, are made with the Cricut Hello Kitty Font Cartridge. Steps 6-7 are made with the Cricut Wildcard Cartridge.

  1. Using the Hello Kitty Font Cartridge, cut a 4″ <HK1> on light pink cardstock. This will be the base of your Hello Kitty.
  2. Cut a 4″ <Shadow><HK1> on black cardstock.
  3. Cut a 4″ <Silhouette><HK1> on black cardstock.
  4. Cut a 4″ <Round><Shift><HK1-s> on fuchsia cardstock.
  5. Change to the Wildcard Cartridge and cut a 4.5″ <Phrase><Cupcake> on light pink cardstock.
  6. Cut a 4.5″on fuchsia cardstock.
  7. Take the fuchsia flower outline you made in step 4 and run it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
  8. Assemble the Hello Kitty centerpiece and glue together.
  9. Glue the fuchsia “Happy Birthday” sentiment on top of the light pink “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Offset it slightly to the right.
  10. Cut a 2.75″ x 1.75″ rectangle from black cardstock.
  11. Glue the Happy Birthday sentiment from step 9 on top of the black rectangle from step 10. Trim the black rectangle around the letters so you are left with a wavy outline.
  12. Using the Marvy Marker, ink the flower stamp. Breathe on the stamp to activate the ink and stamp the top left corner of the premade white card. Repeat this process for each corner.
  13. Using the Star Dust Stickles, outline the center flower. Let dry.
  14. Using the Star Dust Stickles, highlight the center of each of the flowers you stamped in the corners. Let dry.
  15. Using the 1/16″ foam squares, adhere the Hello Kitty to the center of the card.
  16. Place 1/8″ foam squares on the bottom half of the “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Place 1/16″ foam squares on the top half of the sentiment.
  17. Place the sentiment so it overlaps the bottom of the Hello Kitty. Note: the 1/8″ thick foam squares should not be on the Hello Kitty. Only the thinner 1/16″ squares will be placed directly on the Hello Kitty where it overlaps. This will make the sentiment lay flat. However, if you prefer a slight angle, then use 1/8″ foam squares on the entire sentiment and slightly overlap the Hello Kitty the same way. Either way looks good. Voila! You have a beautiful birthday card.

Have lots of fun making this Hello Kitty Cricut Birthday Card!

For more Crafting Tips and Techniques visit our main website at Just4Crafters.com