Springtime Koala

Are you ready for spring?  How about a project that has some flowers and bright colors to help until all of the cold and snow are gone?

Shawn has created a cute little card with a koala and flowers on it that is sure to brighten up your day.


The koala for this card was cut from the Create A Critter 2 cartridge.  To see the full project information you can go to Shawn’s blog by clicking HERE.


Monkey Card

This is Shawn from CraftyChicsBlog and MyCutSearch.com
I love this little monkey!  This was a quick and easy card using the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge.  I could picture the image in my head, but could not remember what cartridge it was on, so I used MyCutSearch.com to help me find it FAST!  Since I knew the image I was thinking of was of a monkey holding a heart, when I did my search I typed in
monkey heart
That way MyCutSearch.com only showed me the handbook pages that had both a monkey AND a heart on them!
I used a piece of bright yellow cardstock to create the main card, then I used a multi-colored plaid cardstock to be the main background.  They I cute the monkey holding the heart from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and made the heart he is holding in a purple glitter vinyl . . . I have found the glitter vinyl is easier to cut than cardstock, and since it has an adhesive back already on it, it is great for cards!
This card is perfect for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, a thank you card or just a little note to send someone some love.

Happy Birthday to You!

Good morning everyone!

I’m your designer today and I bring to you … a birthday card! 

2013 - July 20 - Sentimental Saturday - Birthday Card - Front




2013 - July 20 - Sentimental Saturday - Birthday Card - Inside 1


2013 - July 20 - Sentimental Saturday - Birthday Card - Inside 2

I don’t know you but I am always in need of birthday cards. So I decided to make a “girlie” one.  I made an A2 size card measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ so it would fit in a standard size envelope.  I took some Cotton Candy cardstock for the first layer of the front and insides of the card – cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″.  I edged each mat with Cotton Candy ink.  For the front of the card I used the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart.  The number frame can be found on page 86, E9, Photo Mat 2, < Happy > cut at 4″ using the Real Dial Size key.  I used our Chantilly paper pack.  I stamped the sentiment “Happy Birthday” using Cotton Candy ink which is a coordinating color to the pack.  The sentiment comes from the Joyful Birthday stamp set.

I really like also designing the inside of my cards as well so for the inside  top layer I used the Create-a-Critter 2 Cricut cartridge to cut the sentiment “Make a Wish”.  You can find this image on page 75, E7, Shift, Phrase, < PrtyMky-s > cut at 2 1/2″. For the bottom layer of the card, I cut the word bubble using this same cartridge. It can be found on page 75, E7, Phrase, < PrtyMnky > cut at 3 3/4″.  The little bird in the right hand corner comes from the Hello Blooms stamp set and was also stamped with Cotton Candy ink.

Please visit my blog at Love 2 Create – would love to have you stop by and visit.

Designed By:  Lucy Kelleher

Cricut Machine and Tools:  Cricut Expression

Cricut Cartridges Used:  Artbooking, Create-a-Critter 2

Other Supplies UsedChantilly paper pack, Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad, Joyful Birthday stamp set, Hello Blooms stamp set