Monthly Archives: April 2016

May 2016 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

It’s that time of year when we tell Mothers how much we appreciate them, and what better way than with a custom, homemade card? Aaron Meyers designed (2) Mother’s day cards(1) quote that can be used as a gallery print, or in a scrapbook layout, etc. (1) May calendar design, and (3) calendar icons.

To get these great designs, all you have to do is download the free .SVG files at the bottom of this post (if you are reading this in the blog feed, the downloads won’t appear until you click on the post title). Then upload them to your preferred electronic die cutters so you can make these great designs come to life.

we love you mom card download

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All Occasions Box Cards Projects (Part 2)

by Richelle Naegle

See part 1 of this post.

With Mothers Day right around the corner, I am always looking for something fun and creative to give my mom for mothers day. So I found these fun flower cards on the All Occasion Box Cards Cricut cartridge. Ideas for these fun cards to become mothers day cards just jumped out at me. Each of these cards are super fun and would make a fun mothers day card!all occasion mothers day boxes

Lets start with the one that say’s thanks a bunch, I made this one so that it is 6″ tall, which makes it a pretty good size. Last time I made these cards they were smaller and while they are fun that size I wanted to make a card that was larger this time.

The second card is the one with three flowers, this one has a get well sentiment with it, I just left that off. You could Cricut Explore to draw on a phrase like Happy Mothers Day or something like that. I wish I would have thought of that before I finished the card. It’s ok I’m sure I have a Sizzix stamp that I could use to add something to it. This card was cut out to be 5.5″ tall.

The last card turned out to be like a basket. Instead of having the tall back like the others all four sides fold down and the handle is in the middle. I think it’s adorable! I love how this card turned out. This card stands 2″ tall when it’s all folded up, and it’s more square than the other two. Be sure to save on patterned cardstock and all types of Cricut materials.

Any of these 3 fun cards could be used to make a beautiful card for your mother this mothers day! Have you had a chance to use this cartridge yet? Have you made any mothers day cards this year? Share them with me on our Facebook Page or our Paper Crafting Fanatics Page!

Happy creating!

CAMEO Projects: Birthday Banner & Layout

by Richelle Naegle
birthday layout

If your like me, you take lots of pictures for your kids’ birthday parties. My little boy is having a birthday this upcoming weekend and he absolutely loves dogs, so my choice in images was an easy one. I found these cute dogs in the Silhouette Design Studio Library! I used the NEW 12″ x 12″ Let’s Party paper pack from Simple Stories, as well as plain colored cardstock. The great thing about this collection is it has a lot of the primary colors, which are ideal for birthday themes, in my opinion.

For the first page, the cute puppy is cut out at about 5.5″ high and the Happy Birthday is 4″ tall. The banner was created just by cutting out 0.5″ triangles that I glued down to a string. The photo slot is for a 5″ x 7″ image. I also included a Simple Stories Everyday Memorabilia Pocket so that I could add a journaling card later.

The second page has (4) 3″ x 3″ photo slots as well as (1) 4″ x 6″. Instead of just gluing down the photo squares on the left side, I used some washi tape to accent the page without a lot of extra work. I love how it turned out! One great thing about washi is when I didn’t initially like the placement, it was easy to move the decorative tape without damaging the layout. The puppy on this page is 7″ tall (including his hat).

I love how this scrapbook layout turned out. The CAMEO 3 really did the trick. Get stocked up on Silhouette accessories. I can’t wait to add some fun pictures to it!

birthday banner

At our house we try and make a big deal out of someone’s birthday. And by “big deal”, I mean doing the little things that make the kids feel special all day long! My sister started making clever banners for each of my kids a few years back and they absolutely love them. The first year they left them up all year! This year, I made a new one to hang above my boy’s door so he sees it when he wakes up. I found this cute Balloon Banner in the Silhouette Library. I cut out two of them and glued them together and added the Happy Birthday using one of the fonts on my computer. It measures about 20″ long, so it will be a perfect fit on his door.

If you need a new Silhouette cutting mat or a new blade for the CAMEO, shop here.

I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I do. As always, happy creating!

Wild Card 2 Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle Naeglewild cards 2 cards

If you make cards with your Explore Air, it’s very likely that you own, or at least have used the Wild Card 2 Cricut cartridge. This has got to be one of my favorite Cricut cartridges for making cards. It has so many fun shapes and designs.

Don’t you love this Owl? He was cut out at 5.25″ high, which makes him fit nicely on 12″ Simple Stories paper, because you can get 2 cards out of 1 sheet.

The second card is a Hot Air Balloon and it was cut out at 4.75″. The thing I love about these designs is you can make them for any occasion, throughout the year.fox layout

So it’s clear that this cartridge makes adorable cards, but if you’re like me, then you want to get some scrapbooking benefit out of your cartridges. I got creative and used the Wild Card 2 cartridge to make a layout!

I cut out all the layers except the card layer for the Fox. He is cut out at 4.50″ wide and sits about 5″ tall.

The Wild Card 2 Cricut cartridge has fun phrases that go with every card, so I took the “You’re A Fox” phrase and cut it out at 3″. I then added a slot for a 5″ x 7″ photo.

You could try more neutral colors, like red, black, and white and it would be adorable for a prom picture or something like that.

This cartridge has been out for a while, so I know you have some fun projects you can share. If you are ever looking for old, discontinued Cricut cartridges, we have lots!

I would love to see your Wild Card 2 Cricut cartridge ideas! Share them with me on our Facebook page! I can’t wait to see what you have created!

Happy creating!

April 2016 – Free Monthly Design Downloads

For April we have some really fun design downloads. Aaron chose to focus on Earth Day, which usually gets overshadowed by Easter, but not this year. There is (1) Earth Day card, (1) Happy Birthday card, (1) Thank You card, (1) calendar page design, and (2) Earth Day themed calendar icons. Remember that if you can’t see the download links at the bottom of the post, it’s because you are reading this in the blog feed. Click on the blog title to make the links appear for you. Use your preferred electronic cutting machine to bring these projects to life.

earth day card concept design

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