Wednesday, May 7, 2014

BBTB2 - Mother's Day Challenge

I thought maybe this was a good challenge to try out just so my Mom would have a handmade card this year!   Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge Blog has a challenge this week to create a Mother's Day Card, so I got busy with my Cricut Machine and Cricut Craftroom to come up with this little card!

  • Open the Cricut Craftroom Software
  • Using the Storybook Cartridge with the Shadow Feature type the word MOM all in Capital letters at 2 ½”.
  • Move the letters so they are slightly overlapping.
  • Weld the letters together using the weld feature button.
  • Cut the welded words 2 times from White Cardstock and one time from the small pink polka dotted patterned paper.
  • Score the top 1/8” of one of the white cuts and glue the second cut to the top half of the scored cut to create a card base.
  • Glue the patterned paper piece to the white card base.
  • Using the Cricut Craftroom Software cut 3 of the Flower 5 from the Mother’s Day Bouquet at 2”, 1 ¾” and 1 ½” from the larger polka dotted patterned paper.
  • Apply a thin layer of  Glossy Accents to each of the flower cuts and shake some glitter on them.  Once the flower pieces are dry, curl the petals slightly using a Pencil then using a pop dot attach each layer offsetting the petals.
  • Cut 3 of the Leaf2 from the Mother’s Day Bouquet cricut cartridge at 1 ¾” from the Beige patterned paper.
  • Glue to the leaves to the back of the flower and glue to the centre of the letter “O” on the card.
  • Apply the pearl to the centre of the flower.

Cardstock:  Bazzill - White, Patterned paper:  My Mind’s Eye – Lost And Found 2 – Blush 6x6 paper pad, Pearls:  White Pearls from Michaels sale bins, Glitter:  Palette Stamp & Stick glitter, Die cut machine:  Cricut Expression, Die cut cartridges:  Storybook (Letters), Mother’s Day Bouquet (Flower & Leaves),  Adhesive:  Beacon’s 3in 1 Glue, Ranger Glossy Accents, Foam Pop Dots, Programs:  Cricut Craftroom.


Sharon said...

Great shaped card!! And I just love the flower!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Mother's Day' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

Caroline said...

This is such an amazing card. I love shape cards and also love this beautiful flower and the papers!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a gorgeous Mother's day card !!! I love the shape , the patterns , and colors !!! Beautiful !! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !! Hope you have a lovely day !

Brenda said...

This is such a beautiful Mother's Day card! I love shaped cards and this one is fabulous. You papers are awesome and I love, love that beautiful flower you made. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Rosanne said...

A terrific card Avril!

Laura Pizz said...

Great card! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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Pam MacKay said...

Wonderful shade card and great idea! Thanks for joining BBTB2

Mollie said...

This is beautiful!!! LOVE it! Your step by step is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2!!!

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Deanna said...

Love this!

Michelle N. said...

You should enter this at FCCB-they're giving away a $50 prize! They are allowing backlinking!