Welcome to the Mickey, Minnie, and Me Blog Hop sponsored by My Cricut Craft Room. I hope you will hop along and be inspired by the wonderful Cricut Disney Projects that the hop has to offer. Today I have a Mickey and Minnie Card to share with you.
Whether you are 8 or 80, this Cricut Card featuring a Minnie and Mickey Mouse die cut will surely make you smile. Their playful hug is sweet enough to give anyone the warm fuzzies. Mickey and Minnie have been around for years, and they are still some of the most popular cartoon characters. This fun card could be used for lots of occasions. I left the inside blank until I choose the recipient, but I can’t wait to give it to someone.
How to Make this Cricut Card Featuring a Minnie and Mickey Mouse Die Cut
- 5″ x 10″ piece of white cardstock for the card base. Because this is a larger card, you will want a heavy weight paper for the base. Otherwise, it won’t stand up.
- 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of paper for the background. I chose a red glittered stripe, but you could use a solid color, embossed paper, glitter paper, or rubber stamped background.
- 2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of patterned paper (Mine has glitter dots.)
- 3″ x 4 3/4″ of solid cardstock to border the patterned paper. (Mine is black.)
- Border punch
- 4″ Minnie and Mickey Mouse die cut from the Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge
- Scrapbook Adhesive
- Fold the white cardstock base in half so that you have a 5″x5″ card.
- Attach the background paper.
- Using a border punch edge the 3″ x 4 3/4″ cardstock. I used a border punch from Stampin’ Up. It is very thin, but if you use a thicker border punch, you will need a wider piece of cardstock.
- Attach your patterned piece of paper to the paper with the borders, and attached them both to the card base. Because my background paper is glittered, I used glue dots so they will hold better.
- Attach the Minnie and Mickey Mouse die cuts to the card. I used pop dots to give the card some dimension.
- To finish the card, I added a little Fruit Punch Stickles Glitter Glue to Minnie’s bow and shoes.
The Disney Cricut Cartridges die cuts have lots of tiny pieces for the eyes and mouth for example. I cut this at 4″, and I don’t recommend cutting it any smaller. Because the Minnie & Mickey die cut is large, I really didn’t need a lot of embellishments. If you made the card 6″x6″, you would have room for ribbon, buttons, or other decorations. This is an odd size card, but you can find envelopes for this size on Amazon or Ebay.
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Today I have a handmade friendship card to share for my spot on the My Cricut Craft Room Design Team. It’s fun to send someone a card for no reason other than to thank them for being a friend and make them smile.
My Mom bought me the Country Life Cricut Cartridge last year for Christmas. Each year I put a few Cricut Cartridges on my wish list, and after Christmas, I treat myself to a couple with my Christmas money.
I don’t know why, but I haven’t used this cartridge much. It has some great die cuts on it, that I really like, but I guess I was always working on other themes.
How to make this Handmade Friendship Card
Supplies you will need:
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock for the base
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of blue cardstock for a mat
- 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of patterned paper for background
- 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ piece of patterned or solid coordinating paper
- Border Punch
- 1″ “Smile” from the Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge
- 3 1/2″ Watering Can with Flower from the Country Life Cricut Cartridge
- Scrapbook adhesive
- Fold the 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2 card in half to make the card base.
- Attach the colored cardstock mat to the card base.
- Attach the patterned paper to the mat.
- Use the border punch to edge the strip of patterned paper. You can also use solid paper. The width of the paper will depend on how deep the border punch is. Some make a thin border, and other’s make a wide border.
- Add the strip with the punched borders to the bottom portion of the card leaving a 1/4″ space at the bottom.
- Add the watering can and flower and the “Smile”.
- I added turquoise Stickles glitter to the water coming from the watering can and a pink adhesive pearl to the center of the flower.
This is an easy card layout that can be use with any combination of patterned, solid, or embossed paper. You can use different Cricut die cuts and sentiments for any occasion. I hope you’ll give it a try!
When I saw that Erika at My Cricut Craft Room posted Sea Animals as a theme for the Design Team, I knew that I wanted to sign up for that one. I already had something in mind, and the Life Is A Beach and Stretch Your Imagination Cartridges would help me create it.
I don’t make square cards very often, but with this idea, I knew that I was going need a little extra room to work with. The card is 5″x5″, and the base is blue Bazzill cardstock. I really like using Bazzill for my card bases, because it is a heavier weight than most cardstock. To create the water and sea floor layers I tore strips of cardstock and layered them. The rough torn edges gave the water and dirt a natural look. I used two shades of brown and three shades of blue.
To make the seaweed, I used two shades of green and cut them at 4 1/2″ and 3″. The taller pieces I attached flat to the paper, but the shorter pieces I only attached at the bottom so that I could overlap them with the seahorse. The seahorse is cut at 3 1/2″. Then I cut a sand dollar to cover the bottom of the seaweed. The sea turtles are on the Stretch your Imagination Cricut Cartridge. They are 2″ and 1 3/4″. The larger turtle is attached with glue dots, flat to the background. The smaller dot is attached with pop dots to add dimension. When I attached the coral, star fish, and sand dollar, I let them hang off of the edge and then trimmed them to the edge of the card. By overlapping die cuts, using popdots, and adding Stickles Glitter glue really gives the card lots of dimension. I hope you will visit My Cricut Craft Room to see all of the Design Team’s Creations.
You know what they say about the best laid plans. I had big plans for World Card Making Day, which was yesterday, but my plans changed and I had a fun day helping my niece make a birthday present for her Dad. I started this post last week and intended on posting it yesterday. It’s never too late to celebrate though, so I’m posting it a day late.
Did you know that October 4, 2014 is World Card Making Day? Started in 2006 by Paper Crafts Magazine as National Card Making Day, the enthusiasm and celebration of creativity spread world wide. It is celebrated on the first Saturday in October. That day was chosen as a time when crafters begin working on handmade cards for the holiday season. Paper Crafts Magazine started the unofficial holiday as a way for card makers to connect with family and friends to enjoy the hobby. Now other companies have joined in the celebration.
Since I really need to make some cards, I asked my scrappy friends if they knew of any companies that were having Blog Hops, Challenges, or Contests. Special events always seem to get me motivated! Jackie with Kreate With Me 2 told me that Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps was having challenges. The great thing is that you have until October 12th to post your projects, so that gives me a week to work on cards. Go take a look at the challenge themes and prizes. They are really awesome, and you can use any brands of projects. Paper Crafts Magazine has free fonts listed on their blog and a contest that ends on Monday, October 6th at 5pm. All you have to do is comment on a post and you could be a winner! The World Card Making Day Website is giving away 15 HUGE prize packages to celebrate. Entries must be postmarked by October 14th. Their website also has information on how the holiday got started and the benefits of card making. Even though I didn’t get to make any cards yesterday, I’m hoping to get something accomplished this week. I hope you’re able to find the time for some craftiness of your own!
I’m a few days late posting this, but boy did I break out into a Happy Dance last week. I can’t say that I NEVER win anything. I mean, I’ve never won the lottery or a car or anything, but I have won a few raffles and some perfume at a quarter auction. Last week, I had two wins!
To see which Cricut Cartridges I used and how I made them, visit Cricut Halloween Treat Bags.
I hope you had a “win” this week. Whether is was a personal accomplishment or finding a penny on the ground, we should celebrate them all!
Hot diggity dog! It’s gorgeous here today, so I’m on my way outside to plant mums and pansies and do a little sprucing up for fall. I want to share this cute doggie with your first.
Today I have a Design Team Post for My Cricut Craft Room. I hope you will pop over there and see all of the Design Team projects. Those girls are making some cool stuff!
I made this Cricut Dog Card, and I just love him!! The dog is on the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge. I cut him at 3″. I started with a black base, and then used the layer keys to cut the brown layers.
The dog food bowl is also on the Create A Critter Cartridge, and I cut it at 1″. To make the dog kibble, I have a Martha Stewart border punch that makes tiny circles when you make the border. I used it to cut the circles out of three colors of brown scrap paper. That sounds like a lot of work, but it really wasn’t. It was only a matter of punching 3 times and attaching them with a glue pen. The tiny dog bone is the perfect accent and is also on the same Cricut Cartridge.
Here are the paper sizes. I hope you will be making something crafty real soon!
- The base of the card is white 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- Bazzill cardstock. The green argyle paper is 5 1/4″ x 4″.
- The plaid paper is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, and the brown cardstock is 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″.
- I used a Stampin’ Up border punch to make the scalloped edge on the brown cardstock.
Enjoy the rest of your day!
There is a HUGE sale over at the Cricut website! Do you own a Cuttlebug? If you don’t, this is a great time to buy one. They are on sale, and so are a lot of the embossing folders and cutting dies. Cricut Mats and supplies are on sale too. AND….I know….it just keeps getting better! There is a code for FREE SHIPPING at the bottom of this post.
A Cuttlebug is a hand crank machine that embosses paper to give it a texture. You can emboss card backgrounds, die cuts, and even dinner napkins to make them fancy. If you use cardstock that has a different color core, you can lightly sand the paper after embossing to get a really nice effect. You can also ink over the raised areas to highlight them and make them stand out. This machine features a carry handle and fold down platform, making it easy to take to crops and to store. It comes with the plates needed to cut and emboss. You can use folders and dies from other manufacturers. I personally use Stampin’ Up, Big Shot, and Nestabilities with my machine, and they work great. Many stamp companies are offering thin dies that coordinate with their stamp sets, and they will work with the Cuttlebug.
So many companies are making embossing folders now, and there are tons of patterns from which to choose. There are all kinds of themes and holidays. Some embossing folders may be small with a sentiment and others are long and thing and can be used for borders. The Cuttlebug would make a great gift for a crafter. It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas. We’re less than 100 days away from the big day! The embossing folders and Cricut accessories make great stocking stuffers. I’d love to find Cricut Blades and dies under my Christmas Tree.
Oh my goodness, me oh my! I made a masculine card! I know….I know! I don’t post many of those.
A few weeks ago, my Mom gave me a package of Stampin’ Up water color paper to play with. I went to You Tube to get some ideas on how to use it. This is one of the Stampin Up cards that I made.
The sizes and colors of the cardstock are listed at the end of this post.
To make the water background I used Marina Mist and Pool Party Classic Ink Pads and an Aqua Painter. An aqua painter is a brush that you fill with water so that you can paint with ink giving it a water color look. If you have reinkers, you can use those, but since I didn’t I had to use the stamp pads.
I squeezed the stamp pads so that some of the ink would transfer to the lid. Then I used the Aqua Painter to pick up the ink and paint with it onto the water color paper. To get darker shades, use more ink. By dragging the aqua painter across the ink pad, I could get more ink if there wasn’t enough on the lid.
I used the same technique with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Old Olive Ink Pads to color the fish from the Stampin’ Up By The Tide Set. It’s best to start with lighter shades of ink and keeping adding more ink and darker shades until you get the effect that you like. I made sure the water color paper was dry before stamping a coral background in Crumb Cake.
Here is a list of the cardstock sizes that I used for this card. All colors are from Stampin’ Up.
- 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Crumb Cake
- 5 1/4″ x 4″ Marina Mist (I ran this layer through the Cuttlebug)
- 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Old Olive
- 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ Crumb Cake
- 4″ x 2″ Water Color Paper
Today I have a Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Sunflower Card for my end of summer Design Team Post for My Cricut Craft Room. I’m sad to see summer come to an end, but I will be buying chrysanthemums, pansies, gourds, and pumpkins soon. I used a piece of sunshine yellow for the card base. It measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. This is a standard size for a card. It will fit into an A2 Invitation size envelope which is easy to find at Staples, Walmart, or the Craft Store. Then I added a layer of pumpkin orange cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 4″. The top layer has an off white background and a faint golden yellow print. It measures 5″ x 3 3/4″. I used a Martha Stewart Punch down the right side. I cut the 4″ sunflower using the Cricut Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge. I used the layers feature to make the flower different colors. I started with a brown base. Then I added the green leaves and finally the gold flower. The center of the flower is cut out so that the brown centers shows through from the base. Before attaching the mats to the card base, I tied a yellow dotted ribbon bow around them. I didn’t add a sentiment, since I’m not sure how the card will be used. I have a few ladies who love buying my cards without sentiments so they can send well wishes to let friends know that they are thinking of them. What a kind gesture! I hope you will visit My Cricut Craft Room to see other great Cricut Projects.