Turkey Card

Hello! Brenda here from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker with a Thanksgiving card to share.


I used my Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition and Gypsy to make the cuts.  The base of the card is from a pack of Recollections 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and all other cardstock is Bazzill.  The patterned paper backgrounds on the outside and inside are from the Creative Memories Primary Autumn Additions Power Palette.  The sentiment is from the Holiday Headlines Wood Stamps set by The Paper Studio.

The turkey was cut from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 4 1/2″.  Here is a picture of my Gypsy screen, as well as the paper placed on the mat.  (Please disregard the “Happy Thankgiving” on the Gypsy screen and long strip of orange cardstock on the mat.  It was cut at 3″, but was too long to fit my card so I didn’t use it for this project.)



I used Elegant Edges for the background on the outside and inside of the card.  I used the Oblong feature and cut it at a 6 3/4″.  I also used Hide & Contour so the bird would not cut.  Here is a picture of my Gypsy screen.


Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 AE and Gypsy

Cricut Cartridges Used: Simply Charmed and Elegant Edges

Other Supplies Used: Recollections, Bazzill, Creative Memories patterned paper, The Paper Studio stamps

Making Paper Dolls

Here is a project that I did on request.  I used several cuts from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartrdige.
My mother works for a school, and she had seen the paper dolls that I created for my niece.  If you want to see that project you can go HERE.  Well, I also made a boy and girl to hand in the office of the school my mother works at.  They have snowflakes, leaves, flowers and hearts that she puts around them and changes out with the seasons.
Since the children at this school wear uniforms, I thought it would be cute to put the paper dolls in the school uniforms too!  This was a lot easier to do with the boy, since he just needed to be wearing solid colored blue and green clothes, but I had to be more creative on the girl’s uniform.
I was able to borrow a used uniform and bring it home to scan in my printer/scanner.  Once I had the image scanned, I just printed out on my printable adhesive backed fabric.  Then I used my Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to cut a dress.  I had to “modify” the neckline by hand to make it match the style of the school uniform.
I also made an elf and Santa outfit for these two, so that they could dress them up for the holidays.

Please welcome Shawn Mosch as the newest CricutDIVA

Shawn is the mother of the family that created MyCutSearch.com, a searchable database of images found on Cricut cartridges which in my opinion makes her one of the biggest celebrities in the Cricut community there is. If you don’t already use her families site you absolutely must go check it out and you will never again be searching through handbook after handbook manually again. Shawn also has her own personal crafting blog at CraftyChicsBlog that you should go over and leave her a little love.


Hi! My name is Shawn, and I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, sewing was my main craft. I have made everything from doll clothes to my own wedding dress. I love the feeling of accomplishment you get when you can turn a pile of supplies into a finished project. I did not do much paper crafting until I was in my mid-30′s, and my first project was a scrapbook for a trip our family took to Walt Disney World. After that I was hooked!  Now scrapbooking and card making are my two main crafts.

Would you like to be the next new CricutDIVA? We’d love to see you apply to join our design team.

60th Birthday Easel Card

Hi all! Michele Green here from www.michelegreen.com. Today I am sharing with you a card I recently made. This is the first easel card I have ever made and I LOVE it! These are so easy to make and a lot of fun to design!

This card celebrates the 60th birthday of a very special woman, my mom.

The card measures 4″x4″. It started with one 4×12″ piece of black cardstock. The simplest directions for an easel card can be found HERE. From there I knew I wanted to use paisley so I stayed with silver, white, and black for my card.

The white background shape is cut from Paper Trimmings at 3″. The 60 is from Theresa Collins Sophisticated cart at 3.25″.


I threaded this Recollections Paisley ribbon through the numbers to bring the whole card together. I created the bow by using a brad and poking it through the ribbon as I folded it over. I used glue dots to adhere it to the page and also in between a few of the layers to get it to lay right.


When you open an easel card, there will be a space that you can only see when the card is all the way open and a place that will be part of the display. It looks like this when all the way open:


I chose to use the upper portion to write my sentiment and the bottom portion, which will be displayed to put this awesome Pink by Design stamp! You then put a brad or button or something to hold the top portion of the card up. Mine looks like this:


And from the side an easel card looks like this:


I hope you have enjoyed this card – I did! 🙂 Easel cards are much easier to make than they appear so I suggest you try one if you never have! I know I waited way to long to try this myself!

Great Mom Layout


Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here with a one-page layout I made. All solid cardstock is Bazzill. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. All of the cuts (flowers, title, butterfly) are from the Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge, and are cut at 3″. I used the Fiskars Threading Water punch on the green patterned paper at the bottom of the photo.

I used the following sketch from the Page Maps 2 book as a starting point for my layout.


I really like the way this layout turned out and hope you do to. Thanks for stopping by!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression

Cricut Cartridges Used: Florals Embellished

Other Supplies Used: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV paper stack, Fiskars punch, Page Maps 2

Thanksgiving Card


Hi! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here with a Thanksgiving card I made at a crop this weeked. This is an A2 size card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4″). I used kraft colored Recollections cardstock for the base of the card, gold Bazzill cardstock for the bottom layer of the mat on the front and inside layer and white Recollections cardstock for the top layer of the mat on the front and inside of the card. I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to cut the mat at 4″ on the front of the card. I used Close To My Heart stamp sets to stamp the images on the front and inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools: Expression 2 Anniversary Edition

Cricut Cartridges: Elegant Edges

Other Supplies Used: CTMH Stamps, Bazzill cardstock, Recollections cardstock