And that means it's my turn as MISS JANUARY on HOLIDAYS WITH THE CRICUT
I can't believe I'm here doing this today.....I can't start the day off just yet until I say THANK YOU to Joy, Tammy and Melanie for giving me this opportunity to contribute to their totally amazing blog!
When I was asked if I would be interested in doing a guest spot I was thrilled!! When you consider how many other talented artists they have had, I felt very honored to be considered. I was also hesitant as every single one of their past designers oozed talent and their creativity left my mind reeling! So with a very humble heart I accepted and have been busy preparing for this spot all through December and up until last week LOL!!
The theme for this week is Valentines Day, ah love, amore, romance....this is my favorite holiday! So this should explain why all of my projects (except for Wild Card Wednesday) will all have something to do with Valentines Day. My other requirement as guest designer is to only use 2 cartridges- what? only 2? :) just kidding, when I found out I could only use 2 I thought: no problem! I have a gypsy, this awesome little tool lets me manipulate my images any which way I want. As long as I have 'her' this should be the best challenge yet! I decided for the entire week I would be using Gypsy Wanderings and Wild Card!! With these 2 cartridges I think you have every image you could possibly need LOL!!!
I digress.......Let's get on with it shall we? That's what were all really here for right??? all right, all right.....HERE WE GO!!!
Hi everyone!!! Myamagoo here with your SIMPLE CARD MONDAY!
My first task for this week was to create a Simple Card. Sounds easy....but when you are an embellishment nut like I am this proved to be quite the task!
I started with finding a piece of paper that had a ton of glitter on it- and cut it down to 7 5/8"H x 7 1/4" W. This card is going to be hand delivered so I wasn't worried about it fitting a particular envelope size (or postage).
Using my gypsy I selected a square from the Wild Card cart. I sized it to 7.16W x 3.09H- this is going to be the mat on my card. I then welded a series of 9 scalloped ovals from GW (gypsy wanderings), each scallop was sized at 1.22W x 0.93H. I overlapped each scallop to make sure they were all touching. Once they were all lined up I then selected the GROUP button to make sure they were all together and then I selected the Weld Button. Welding these scallops after I have GROUPED them will make those 9 individual pieces into 1 long piece. I chose 2 different styles of hearts for my card-a scallop heart from GW sized at 2.12W x 2.47H. The second was a smooth heart from WC (wild card) sized at 2.44W x 2.17H. Once I had those 3 hearts on my screen I selected the copy button and it duplicated my three hearts leaving me with 6. I shrunk down the 3 'copied' hearts so they would fit inside my larger hearts. I wanted an opening inside each of the hearts. Then I searched for a tag on the Wild Card cart and sized it to 2.40W x 1.04H and made 3 of those. I arranged everything on my mat like this: (I should also mention this picture shows double of everything, I was cutting out 2 cards so I doubled my cuts):
Then I put my paper on my cutt mat Exactly as shown on the Gypsy screen:
Then I just pressed cut and that was it! Look at how close the Gypsy can let you cut between images! I love not wasting paper :)
I adhered the scallops to my rectangle mat, then glued that onto my glitter card stock. I removed the hearts off the mat and made sure to save the left over smaller hearts (I saved the hearts from the tags too).
Next was aligning the tags inside the hearts so the tag would show the stamped letters properly. I just laid the tag on the heart, traced around it with a pencil, and then attached pop dots ti give the tag a place to sit- and to adhere to the card. I flipped the tags over and stamped my sentiment for Valentines Day on it: I heart U.
Don't forget the inside!!!
Grab some ribbon and cut it to length- trim any overlapping edges. Grab your six extra small hearts and just glue them down in any way you like :)
PHEW!!! It really is a simple card- I swear!! The instructions seem like a lot but I just wanted to let new users to the Gypsy to be able to understand how I got from designing on my gypsy, to cutting, to assembling.
The good news is: THIS GYPSY FILE IS AVAILABLE ON MY BLOG FOR DOWNLOAD!! That's right- you don't have to worry about ANY of the measurements, just go to the top where I keep my files and download away :) My gift from me to all of you for reading through all of this LOL!!!! DS users if you would like this file you will need to do the conversion to .cut first :)
Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!!! It's Home Decor Tuesday!!!! ooooh la la!!!