And here is the second card I made! *still wiping the sweat away…” Man that was work grasping for a creative brain cell! *wink*
This card was also made using the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge. Did I mention that I LOVE this cartridge? Yeah? I thought I did but just wanted to make sure you caught that in the other post I made using Winter Frolic. *insert smirk here.*
So…here’s card #2 after almost two months of ZERO mojo….well…no mojo and no time to even attempt to be creative but last night I pulled out my craft stuff and dug in…I actually think I might have time ( if I scramble) to whip up a few more things tomorrow before packing things up again….keep your fingers crossed for me! *grin*
This snazzy little penguin card was made using two different Cricut cartridges – Winter Frolic and A Child’s Year.
Cricut or Imagine
Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge
A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge
Core’dinations medium green/black cardstock
black, light pink, medium pink, white, yellow, light turquoise and off-white cardstock for Cricut cuts
small piece of sheet music
Stickles (glitter glue) I used yellow and Diamond (clear)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen
felt snowflake pieces ( these are from Paper Studio- Hobby Lobby)
1 light pink styrofoam ball or a pom pom for top of hat (found in floral section at craft stores)
“Merry Holly Days” stamp or your preferred stamp sentiment or use your computer and printer!
2″ wide ribbon – I used a light pink with fuschia polka dots!
1. Using “A Child’s Year” Cricut cartridge and the turquoise paper, cut the card from page 75 of the handbook. I cut this card at 6″ so the actual card measures 4 3/4″ x 6″.
2. Using the score lines, fold the card using your preferred scoring tool. Ink the edges using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo.
3. Insert the “Winter Frolic” Cricut cartridge and cut the penguin at size 5″ from page 57 of the handbook. Cut the bottom layer in the off-white cardstock and the top layer in black. Trace the rounded part of the belly onto a piece of sheet music and cut by hand or cut the bottom layer using the sheet music and attach to the off-white cardstock for extra stability. Ink lightly using the Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen.
4. Cut the lollipop parts by selecting the “layer” feature key once with shift selected and once without. Use a variety of colors to get the desired lollipop color I cut the lolliop base in off-white, then the stripes in light pink, medium pink and turquoise. Assemble and glue together.
5. Cut the hat first in light pink at size 5″ and then the top layer in the medium pink. Assemble by stacking and attaching with a pop dot between the layers. Glue to the top of the penguin and attach the small pink styrofoam ball or pompom for the top of the hat.
6. Tie the ribbon completely around the front panel and tie into a bow. Trim the bow edges to desired length.
7. Stamp card sentiment or print using your computer and printer on a piece of light turquoise paper. Hand cut the sentiment and attach to a scrap of sheet music. Again, hand cut leaving a slight border and then ink.
8. Cut the scarf found in the Winter Frolic handbook on page 31 of the handbook. For this scarf to fit across the front of the penguin it needs to be cut at 7″ and then trimmed slightly. Ink and attach.
9. Attach the penguin to the card front overlapping the ribbon. The penguin’s hat will hang off the top of the card.
10. Add the sentiment to the card front – use the sample photo for placement.
11. Add three different sizes and colors of felt snowflakes stacked and glued together and then glued to the center of the bow.
12. Glue felt snowflakes to the card front.
13. Add Stickles (glitter glue) to the penguin’s scarf, hat trim, beak and feet. Also add a few dots of clear glitter glue to the corners of the sentiment.
I4. Once the scarf is dry, cut small slits in the scard ends and curl upward.
Wa-La! Another super fun Christmas card using the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge! I hope you like it!