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!
The Sophia Paper Pack was one of my favorites. I still had some left along with the coordinating Stickease so I decided to use them for this challenge. These are both retired but I also added in some current product. The most common things I do with My Stickease is add 3D Foam Tape to add dimension, and add more embellishing to them in some way. You could use brads, ribbon, sparkles, or my recent favorite – Glitter Glitz. On my layout, I used Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired), Sparkle Flourishes, and Stardust Glitter Glitz. I also used Green Glitter Glitz to add some color and sparkle to the scalloped paper at the top of the page. One more secret was the placement of the Stickease “buttons”… the scallop was a scrap that I had with my papers and it was a tad bit shorter than what I need for the page. I used these button stickers to fill the gap!
The April Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is Dots and Stripes with Birds, Butterflies or Bees from your stash. Create a layout using at least one polka dot and one striped paper and either birds, butterflies, or bees.
Learn how to dress up a scrapbook layout with fabrics from the Chantilly and For Always textile collections from Close To My Heart. These fabulous fabrics are sure to punch up the pizzazz in your papercrafting!
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