Cricut Valentine – And All that Jazz

The exclusive Cricut Circle Animal Antics cartridge offers a whole lot of goodness.  Including a saxophone playing alligator with a beret.   Loved it – and love the fun and whimsical things one can do using one cut to inspire the remainder of a card.

And here it is:

Cricut Valentine

I cut the gator at 3″ tall and the Eiffel Tower is from Every Day Pop Up at 3.75″ tall.  I replaced the musical notes with hearts (with Glossy Accents) from the Cricut Craft Room Basics.  The hearts measure .35″ tall.  I trimmed the snowy base at .5″ wide and used scissors to add the wavy hills.   The stamp “happy valentines day” is from Avocado Arts.

The black and white patterned paper used Spellbinders Labels Nine Nestabilities die.  The Eiffel Tower and the gator are adhered to the label.  The label is attached to the card via an Action Wobble spring.  The background paper is from Basic Grey and it is cut at 5.25″ by 4″.  The A2 card is from Memory Box (in Licorice).

The inside of the card is also a Spellbinders Label Nine and the sentiment uses Lettering Delight’s Sundae font.  I used Silhouette’s Print and Cut feature to make the sentiment and added a heart from the Cricut Craft Room Basics.  The Animal Antics file included a similar phrase but I preferred the sentiment to be printed rather than cut.

Valentine Jazz

“Hope” is the Thing with Feathers – A Cricut Card

A fast and easy card for a friend impacted by the recent storm.  Her mail box is filled with utility bills, and ironically, she waits for her home to be on the grid again. So, her friends set out to make some cards to make the mailbox a brighter place.

This is card uses Every Day Pop-Up Cards for the bird (at 1.5″ tall) and Cricut Craft Room Basic for the 2″ tall “HOPE” letters (the shadow feature).  I used the Cricut Craft Room to weld the letters together after I had narrowed the “O” slightly as it is a super round “O” in the Craft Room.  The “HOPE” is pop-dotted as is the bird and its layers.  The bird has a small glittered flower in its beak.  Most of the paper came from Echo Park’s Hello Summer paper.

The completed card measures 5.25″ square.  The first layer of background paper is 4 inches square, the second layer is 4.5″ square, and the kraft card base is 5.25″ tall by 10.5″ long (folded in a side opening card).

I printed Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Hope” is the thing with feathers”, framed it with cardstock, and adhered it to the inside.