Sunday, February 27, 2011

Home Tweet Home Card with April Showers

I don't know about you, but I am ready for a season change.  We had a touch of spring here a couple of weeks ago, but as I look out my window right now, all traces of that are gone because we have about 16 inches of fresh snow on the ground.  Since I have the new April Showers, Limited Edition cartridge from ScrapbookPal, I thought I would do a card with a spring feel to it.

To re-create this card, you will need -
     *Cricut machine
     *April Showers, Limited Edition cartridge
     *Once Upon A Princess cartridge
     *Home Accents cartridge
     *Signo Uni-ball white gel pen
     *Cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, scallop border and
          corner rounder punches (mine are all Stampin' Up!)

Let's get started:
  • Cut your card base to an A2 sized card (11 x 4 1/2 inches folded in half the long way).  Round the bottom corners with a corner rounder punch.
  • Cut your base patterned paper to 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  You may add an additional strip of patterned paper and scalloped punched cardstock along the bottom as I have at this point.  Round the bottom corners and adhere to the top folded edge of the card base.  Doodle stitches and dots with the Signo Uni-ball white gel pen.
  • Using your Cricut and the Once Upon A Princess cartridge, cut a tag and the layer (pg. 46) at 2 1/4 inches.  Cut the birdhouse and layer from April Showers, Limited Edition cartridge at 1 3/4 inches and the "Tweet" at 3/4 inches).  Cut the word "HOME" twice from the Home Accents cartridge at 1/2 inch.  Doodle stitches and lines on the die cuts with the Signo Uni-ball white gel pen.  Adhere the layers together.
  • Assemble the tag and cut a slit, if desired, in the tag and feed the ribbon through the slit....if you want, you could just tie the ribbon to the base.
  • Adhere the tag to the card base.  Use the cut out heart from the birdhouse as an accent in the bottom right corner of the card.


The Crafty kitten said...

Wow! This is so cute! This cartridge is on my list! ;)

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Amy your card is DARLING and you used my favorite dp and I too LOVE this cartridge, way too cute and a must have!!! :)

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