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.

2 comments:

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!!! :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

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