Monthly Archives: December 2014

Valentine’s Day Cricut Cartridge Ideas

Valentines Day Cricut Cardby Richelle Naegle

As I’ve stated in the past, I love this new Valentine’s Day Cricut cartridge, and have found so many fun projects that I want to make with this cartridge. Naturally, I decided to make another Valentines Day card! I absolutely love how this card turned out. About halfway through I was skeptical that I’d like the final product, but I think it turned out great.

The overall size of this first card is 6″ x 6″ and the winged heart was cut out at 4.5″ and the “I (heart) U” at .90″. For each of the images I used just two layers, so it went together fairly quickly as it often does when crafting with Cricut products.

The top half of the card was embossed with Cuttlebug supplies, namely the Love is in the Air embossing set. This set has 6 great embossing folders to choose from, and they are all great for Valentine’s Day. If you want a good brand for material, you can find some great Simple Stories cardstock here.

That’s it! This card was pretty simple to put together. If I keep going with this cartridge, I will have all my Valentine’s Day cards done before February even get’s here. That’s great though, right? At least I won’t be worrying about those last minute this February 14th. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Cricut Cartridge Ideas” »

Christmas Card Ideas for Anna Griffin Cartridges

card made with Anna Griffin cartridges: winter wonderland and christmas kitschby Richelle Naegle

Christmas will be here so quickly and I haven’t even prepared my Christmas cards yet! I’m so behind this year, but it’s OK. Santa forgives slackers. I finally got started with this card, and I love the way it turned out. That’s usually the case when Anna Griffin and Cricut team up. They make such great designs together.

This card was made from two of my Cricut favorites: the Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland and Anna Griffin’s Christmas Kitsch. And if you haven’t seen them in action, let me just tell you these are instant classic cartridges for a reason. I love how the Winter wonderland cartridge has so many layers! Just for this snowflake alone, there are seven layers. That kind of functionality allows you to  add so much detail in your card-making projects.

Save on Christmas-themed cardstock!

This creation is a standard 4″ x 6″ card and the snowflakes were cut out at 5.75 inches using the Winter Wonderland cartridge, I didn’t use the shadow on the snowflakes, though, so only six of the colored scrapbook paper layers and three colors were involved, but you are welcome to use more if you want more colorful snowflakes. Then the phrase Merry Christmas is from the Christmas Kitsch cartridge, and it was cut out at 2.25 inches using the Cricut Explore.

In retrospect, this card took no time at all to make, and I had a lot of fun. I just need to make more time for this sort of thing. As I’m sure you know, it can be a great reliever of stress, and it always makes me feel good when a loved one appreciates the thoughtfulness I put into their hand-made greeting card.

Do you have any Anna Griffin Christmas cards you have created? She really has been on fire lately, with all the new design releases. I would love to see how you have put all her cartridges into action, so share links to them here, or post them on our Google+ or Facebook page! Be sure to check out all of our delightful Christmas Cricut cartridges.

Happy creating!