Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room Card Creating Tuesday

Welcome to Funky Cards and
 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. 

I am so proud to announce that after a year of hard work and dedication, my brother Dalton just received his first set of orders.  Dalton will be joining the Blue Crew on the USS Georgia stationed in Kings Bay, Georgia.  Congratulations Dalton.  You will make an outstanding sailor.    We appreciate your service in the US Navy!!!

Dalton will  be receiving this congratulation card when I finally see him later this month!! I wanted it to look masculine for sure so I made careful design and color choices.  The border has mini submarines:)  White sheer ribbon was used so that these submarines could be seen.  For your information, it was announced by the Navy in October of 2010 that the USS Georgia would be one of the first submarines to accommodate women:)
Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge- Submarine, Anchors
 Pooh Font Set Cricut Cartridge- "Congrats Dalton"
Zooballoo Cricut Cartridge- Waves Border
CuttleBug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder  
Gel Pens

***Tip of the Day***
  If you missed my previous tips, you can click: 

***This tip is for those of you who own a Gypsy. When I first started to design this card I knew I wanted to have a piece across the bottom that looked like the ocean but had submarines on the border (if possible).

In order to achieve this final outcome, I needed to use the Gypsy.    First, it was necessary to use the Gypsy to weld the waves from the Zooballoo Cricut cartridge to the top of the Stand and Salute submarine border.

In this photo you can see that the top of the Stand and Salute border does not have waves.  Using the Gypsy, it is possible to weld the two pieces together by placing both the images from both cartridges onto your mat.  Once this is done, you can lay them on top of each other until the waves from Zooballoo show just above the top of the submarine border.  They can then be welded together.

The second reason you would want to use your Gypsy for this project is that it will make the border seamless.  It would take two pieces of the Stand and Salute submarine border to fit across the card.  With the Gypsy, the measurements can be manipulated to fit any size you need and as you can see, it will cut this border in one piece.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me anytime at funkycards @ charter dot net (no spaces). 

Last time, good bye.  Can't wait until "Welcome home!"

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. Great Card Madison! Congrats to Dalton and thank him for his service to our country!!

  2. Not sure about the Gypsy.. I will have to look into that.. or maybe focus on getting a Cuttlebug first :) Nice Card!

  3. Wonderful card Madison. We are all very proud and thankful to your brother!

  4. Great card! Congratulatiosn to your brother...we can all see how proud you are of him. Thank you for sharing this card!!
    Great gypsy tips too.

  5. Great card, thanks for the tip about the gypsy. I think i will have to ask for that for Christmas.


  6. What a fab card, Madison! TFS:-)

    ~Tammy S

  7. What a fabulous, fun card! Love that submarine! Congrats to your brother, he sounds like an awesome young man. I know you and your family must be so, so proud of him!

  8. Awesome card Madison!! :) COngrats to your brother!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  9. lovely card! and Congrats to your brother.

  10. Super card! Thanks for the gypsy tip!! Christina



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