My hubby is such a sweetie about my crafting. I have been in a super funk lately, and he surprised me with this Create-A-Critter Cricut Cartridge! I love it! The critters on here are so cute! I saw this little reindeer, and I knew he was destined to become a Christmas card.
I started out with a 5.5" x 4.25" card made with Kraft cardstock. I stamped my sentiment with ink and then embossed it using fine white embossing powder. I found some patterned paper that was so cute in my stash of papers. I cut them at 2.5" x 5.5", 2" x 5.5", and 1.25" x 5.5". I inked and chalked the edges of the papers and adhered the layers together using my Glue Glider Pro. For the border, I used a scroll lace border punch. I added the the border to my patterned paper layers and then adhered the entire strip to the card using my 3M foam tape. I tied a scrap ribbon around the card, and then added a button using twine.
Now for the fun part. I set my Cricut blade depth to 3 and my pressure to max to cut my cardstock pieces. I used a scrap piece of kraft cardstock, brown cardstock, and black cardstock. I set my dial size to 3" for the reindeer. Make sure real dial size is off. I cut all of the layers, and glued them together using my Zig 2-Way glue pen. For the scarf, I used my powder blue glitter paper. For the glitter paper, I set my machine to blade depth of 4, cut speed to medium, pressure to max and multi-cut function in the on position. I have found the glitter papers cut so much better and the slower speed. (Sorry it is hard to see the bling of the paper in the photo). I added my reindeer to my card using a double layer of 3M foam tape. Lastly, I added a Kaisercraft bright red rhinestone for the nose.
I am so in love with this cartridge! The critters are all so cute. I am sure you will be seeing more of them in my future projects.
I am a wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, granddaughter, niece, auntie, daughter-in-law, cousin, sister-in-law, friend, co-worker, and much more to many people. But if I can only live up to being the kind of person my dogs think that I am. They love me unconditionally. They laugh at all of my jokes, and they are always happy to see me no matter how bad my hair, makeup or clothes look. They love everything I cook, and the don't mind when I snuggle my cold feet against them on a winter's night. My husband and family love me just as much, but my dogs never see the bad in me. I guess that is why people love animals so much. When I am not being everything to my family or working my 12 - 14 hour shifts at work, I enjoy scrapbooking and crafting. I spend way too much time on my scrapbook lists online! Wanna know more? You'll have to ask!