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Monday, August 30, 2010

Back To School Challenge!

Cricut Cardz Challenge offers a new challenge every week for those that love to make cards with their Cricut, and I thought... 'Hey! I love to make cards with my Cricut!!'  So I'm joining the challenge!!  :)

This week the challenge is to make a 'Back to School' card...  So here it is:

This delicious-looking apple can be found on the 'Cheerful Seasons' Cricut Cartridge.  I cut the main shape twice in red at 5.75".  One of these is used on the front of the card, but the second one was a bit tricky...  I could have done it much more easily with my Design Studio software, but my brain just wasn't thinking that way today :)  This is especially amusing when I think about what my brain actually DID think of to get this to work...  Of course, I am sometimes known for doing things the hard way!  After cutting one of the red apples, I reloaded my mat (without unloading) so that the blade was back at the beginning corner of the mat.  I then selected the Layer feature and cut the inside of the apple out of the original apple.  This also removed the leaves and stem at the top (it just cut 'em off!), so I was pleased with the result.  I kept the seeds and core so that I could add it to the center of my leftover apple 'frame'.  

I then cut the 'shift' shape three times (this is actually a shadow, but it's found on the shift of the main shape)... Twice in yellow cardstock and once on yellow vellum (for the inside sentiment).  
And, finally, I cut the green leaves  (okay, that's pretty self-explanatory)...

To assemble the card...  I first scored the second apple (the one with the core) and the vellum apple at the base of the leaves and stem...  this became the fold line when all the pieces were attached.  I then stacked all three apples and adhered the layers of leaves.  

By scoring the back layers, the front of the card does not have a crease or score line.  I hand wrote 'Welcome to 3rd grade!' on the vellum layer, but any other sentiment would work just as well...  'You're the apple of my eye!  Enjoy your first day of school!  Love, Mom :)'  Just imagine The Girl-Child finding that little piece of fruit in with her ham'n'cheese next Tuesday!!  :)  :)  :)

I really love these 'free-form' cards I can make with the Cricut...  I look forward to making a few more of these in the very near future!!  As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my projects, so please leave a message...  And come on back for more, friend... 


Monica Ward said...

Love, love, love this card!! In fact I had the same thing in mind. Only your apple is more of shape I was looking for. My 3 year old said my card was a strawberry!

Great job on CCC #39...thanks for playing along.

Janis Lewis said...

This is so good! And I loved your comment, "Hey, I like to make cards with my Cricut." :) Thanks for playing with us at CCC! :) Janis

Jeri said...

This is the first thing I've seen done from that cartridge. Very cute. Love the vellum inside. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC.

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

I absolutely love what you've done with this card!!! Lots of work went into it and the end result is great! Thanks for playing along @ CCC.

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