Cricut Whale Card Using Create A Critter Cartridge


Follow this simple layout to create all kinds of cards using your Cricut!
Follow this simple layout to create all kinds of cards using your Cricut!

Who wouldn’t love this cute Cricut whale card???  I created this card for the challenge this week at {Pin}spirational Challenges.  Each week they post a great photo that you use as inspiration to create a card.  This week’s photo is at the end of this post.

I’ve had this Cricut whale sitting on my work table for several months now, waiting to be added to a project.  When I saw the photo, I knew what I was going to do!  The whale is from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge, and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

How To Make This Cricut Whale Card

Supplies needed:

  • 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock for the base
  • 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of black cardstock for the mat
  • 5″ x 1 1/2″ and 5″ x 2 1/2″ pieces of coordinating papers for the background.  I used a watercolor blue striped and a blue plaid
  • About 12″ of ribbon
  • 3 1/2″ Cricut Whale Cut from the Create A Critter Cartridge
  • Stampin’ Up Scalloped Oval Punch
  • “Get Whale Soon” sentiment from My Pink Stamper
  • Scrapbook adhesive
  1. Fold the white card base in half so that you have a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card.
  2. Attach the patterned papers to the black mat so that they slightly overlap in the middle, and you can see the black mat all the way around the patterned papers.
  3. Tie a bow using the ribbon so that it covers the seam where the patterned papers meet.
  4. Now it is ready to attach to the card base.  If the ribbon is thick, I use Glue Dots instead of scrapbook adhesive.  Glue dots are much stickier and create a better bond for thick, glossy, or embossed surfaces.
  5. Attach the Cricut Whale.  I used pop dots to give the card a little dimension.
  6. To finish the card, stamp the “Get Whale Soon” sentiment on a piece of cardstock and punch out using the oval scalloped punch.  By stamping the sentiment first, you can center it inside the oval.  Attach it to your card.

This is my “go to” card layout when I’m stuck for an idea or I’m not feeling very creative.  It works great for using leftover scraps from scrapbooking kits.  This card fits and A2 or Invitation size envelope which can be found at Walmart, Target, Staples, or any craft store. If you would like to see more cards using My Pink Stamper, visit My Pink Stamper Stamps.  To see more projects using this Cricut Cartridge, visit Cricut Create a Critter. If you would like to see a list of the die cuts on this cartridge, visit Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.

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10 thoughts on “Cricut Whale Card Using Create A Critter Cartridge

  1. What an adorable image. I just want to grab him and give him a big hug. As one of my blogging buddies and as a member of the {Pin}spirational Challenge DT, I just wanted to say thanks for joining us this week at PC.

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