Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room- Card Creating Tuesdays

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 Card Creating Tuesdays

Good morning and welcome back to My Cricut Craft Room Card Creating Tuesdays.  I hope to inspire you with my work today and to encourage you to try something new! As you know, each week I will be sharing with you new cards that I have designed and adding a few tips that I have learned along the way. 
This week I wanted to share with you a card I made for a special 5 year-old boy named Will.  Will is the younger brother of Kate McRae.  Kate and her family are the recipient's of our "I Feel the Love Project" cards for the month of August.  If you would like to learn more about this project, please click on Will's card or the link listed above for all the information.

I always start with picking out my colors.  I knew I wanted browns and oranges with a bit of green.  I try to stay away from primary green.  It is just my style.  You can see the green is kind of vibrant and fun! The cute little guy was cute at 3 3/4" from the Robotz Cricut cartridge.  The words "Will Rocks" were cut at 3/4" using the Pooh Font Set Cricut cartridge.  The Martha Stewart Scalloped Border punch added a bit of interest at the bottom:)  

Tip of the Day: 
I thought I would show you a before and after of the Robotz  die cut and let you see how much added interest there is just by spending an extra couple of minutes before you put him on the card:)

  Here is what the Robot looks like right after you glue all the pieces together.  This is the BEFORE...

Now, just less than five minutes later he looks like this!  The Robot has been run through the Cuttlebug to emboss the paper.  The paper eyes have been replaced with googly eyes. Using just one brown gel pen, small stitching has been added around the entire little guy and two little pearls have become his little buttons.  This is the AFTER.

It is really easy to make your die cuts jump off the page just a little bit more by adding... just a little bit more!!

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see what the other Design Team members have in store for you today at Card Creating Tuesdays:)


  1. Super cute Madison!! Loved the extra touch with the embossing! Christina

  2. Love this, Madison! Too cute -- Will is sure to love it!

    ~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

  3. Great card Madison...love your embossing and doodles! I'm sure that Will is going to love his special card! Too cute!

  4. That's the cutest card Madison! You really did make your 'robot' come to life! It's sure to make Will smile!

  5. your card is adorable! I love all the embossing and other embellishing you did to your robot... it sure does make him "pop" off the card! TFS!! :)

  6. what perfect colors you chose. the embossing set it off right to perfection. great job, i love it.

  7. I totally agree About the green thing!! And this card is just perfect for a little boy like Will!

  8. This is fantastic Madison, the embossing totally makes this card.....I still have your Feel the Love project on my "to do" list for this month!!!

  9. OMG, your blog is so FANTASTIC!! Love this Robot card, especially the embossing.. Great Job! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  10. Great card and I really like your embellishing tips. You are right in saying that just a few more personal touches can make your die-cuts POP! I hope you do more of this in the future. Thanks for sharing....:O)

  11. So Cute!! You are so right about the embossing! I like to use at least 3 different elements to my cards and embossing is definitely one of them:-) TFS!




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