Our hop this month features not only these amazing cartridges but we also have a Mother’s Day theme since Mother’s Day is less than a month away. Have you started your Mother’s Day projects yet? This was the push I needed to get my cards made!
I thought I would challenge myself this time around to use only Cricut cuts and no stamping! I used both Art Philosophy and the Artiste cartridges to cut the card, butterfly, sentiment, and flourish. By designing the card in Cricut Craft Room I was able to re-size and align all the images so they fit perfectly. Instead of using more of the glitter paper than necessary, I used scraps and finished with a piece of Slate Cardstock for neatness. Honestly, I really don’t care for the card I made and I’m not sure why. I am thinking the butterfly would look better on a solid color than on the patterned paper. And I was stuck on wanting to use the Avonlea paper. (sigh) My dd came in and loved it so I think it’s still acceptable to use. I think she likes all the bling! Happy Mother’s Day!
With the My Originals Matchbook Card Kit you will complete 12 matchbook cards with surprise pockets and pull-out cards for special messages and gift cards.
12 – 4″ × 3½” Matchbook Cards with pockets (3 each of 4 patterns)
12 – Journaling Cards
1 – 12″ × 6″ Sheet of Adhesive-backed Dimensional Elements
1 – 12″ × 6″ Sheet of My Stickease®
12 – White Daisy Envelopes
The cards is quick and easy to assemble. I recommend additional adhesive for the chipboard pieces. The cards are small so if you plan to mail them you will need to put them in a larger envelope. My kids think they are really neat so I plan to let them use the cards for birthday gifts. For those of you who like a pattern, I took extra pictures so you could see how I completed the cards.
Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate the dads, grandpas, and father figures that make your life meaningful. Make your special guy a personalized card, gift, or party decoration for Father’s Day using the images on the Perfect Fit – Dad stamp set. You can learn more about how to make a card or gift for Father’s Day by watching this video.
When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is: (February)Home Sweet Home
(March) Floral Happiness
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be Floral Happiness.
The current Constant Campaign is:
(February) Studio J $5 Layouts
(March) Hostess Jump for Joy
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be the March Special.
Below are my cards.
At first I was going to change up all the cards. I liked the layout but wasn’t sure about the colors and I use mostly birthday and anniversary cards. Then I went back and looked at them a second time and had a different perspective. Really, these cards can work for pretty much anything! So I kept them as is and then made one additional one of my own. I wasn’t sure about the Twilight color on the heart card but liked it in real life better than the picture. You can change up the colors on any of these cards to make them completely new and different like I did with the red heart card. There was enough papers to cut what I needed for 5 of these cards (in addition to the cards in the kit). I just needed card bases and I used Tulip Cardstock and Tulip Ink. Tulip is a retired color but you could use Ruby or Cranberry for the same look.
All artwork displayed is created by Wendy Kessler. My original artwork is for personal inspiration only and may not be copied for the purpose of contest submissions, profit, or publication. Thank you for your respect.