January 18, 2012

Valentines Cards!

Hi all your crafty friends!  Brenda here from Friends Craftin with Friends.  I want to thank Bobbi Jo of Sweet Sassy Diva for having me today!  For our challenge we were given a sketch to use. We could make anything we wanted, a layout, a card-whatever we wanted.  So I decided to do a card-well 4 cards!
First I started out by deciding what size I wanted my cards to be and I thought that a 4x9 card would work great with the sketch. So I got my bases together.  Then I gathered some papers from my stash.  I believe all the pattern paper came from K&Co paper stacks I had in my stash. I also decided that Cricut cart I wanted to use for my die cuts. As you can see I chose Creat-A-Critter.
I started layering my first two layers on my card base. Colored card stock and pattern paper.
Then I started building my layers from the sketch.
Next I sized my critters and the base for my critters in my Gypsy.  I used Lacy Labels for the base that my critters are sitting on.  I stretched it to suit my needs on my card.  Cut them all out and then cut out my critters and layers.
I assembled all my layers and popped my critters up on pop dots.  I did my stamping that I wanted to do and added some stickles next.  And there you have it, 4 Valentine cards ready to go to the grandchildren. The sketch made these cards so easy to do.  I kept my die cuts simple as well so that made for quick cards as well. I hope that you will give sketches a try, they sure can take all the guess work out and make for quick cards and layouts!
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Bunnyfreak said...

Love the cards. Just pinned them to my board.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Brenda welcome to Sweet Sassy Diva. Love your valentine cards. Of course you know the ladybug is my favorite. Great tutorial and you have inspired me to get busy on my Valentine cards. Thanks for sharing.

Shawnee said...

Wonderful cards! I love the cartridge you chose to use. Great job, Brenda!!

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TerriK said...

I love your valentine cards, Brenda. Great job!

**Treefrog** said...

Woo Hoo My Friend! Congrats Brenda on being the Guest Designer! Love, Love, Love, Love (four cards right, lol!) all your cards (especially the froggie one, giggle!) Create a Critter is always a fun cart to use anytime! You go Girlfriend! Have fun with it!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Lori Apgar said...

Your cards are too cute!!!

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