Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Guest Designer

I am very excited to be guest designer for Cooking With Cricut today! I was very surprised to receive the invitation and of course, loving the challenge blog, I am happy to be here with you! Cooking With Cricut is one of the first challenge blogs that I began participating in after I started my blog. I always look forward to the weekly challenge and participate as I can. If you have not visited the blog, you are missing out on a lot of fun! The Chefs are always cooking up beautiful and inspiring projects! I want to thank everyone at Cooking With Cricut for the honor of being a guest designer today!

My fun with the Cricut began in 2009 whenever I purchased the Expression. As most of you know I am a member of the Red Hat Society. I started scrapbooking our fun meetings and travels. That soon led to cards and blogging!! What fun! I am always buying red and purple paper. I enjoy finding a cartridge that has great cuts for my Red Hat friends. I was so happy to find Forever Young - hats, dresses, gloves, shoes, purses---perfect! Today, I am sharing a Tri-Shutter Card featuring some of the pretty cuts from Forever Young!


The card starts with a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of red cardstock. There is a great tutorial on SplitCoastStampers for making a Tri Fold Shutter Card. This card style is perfect for using your beautiful designer papers. I am using purple cardstock and the designer paper is K&Company Red Hat Society which I have been hoarding for some time. I find it very hard to find reds and purples. I have used several Cuttlebug embossing folders to add a bit of dimension. Swiss dots is used on the purple background papers. Do you notice the little purple flower on the hat? It is embossed with Bloom Dots and the hat (page 63 cut 1.50") is embossed with Swiss Dots. The purple gingham mat is embossed with Divine Swirls. The mat cut is actually the flower 3 on page 66 using the shift key and cut at 4.25" The flowers are on page 69, cut 1.25" and layers are pop-dotted.


With the card opened, you can see more of my selected cuts. The Cricut has really been chirping this week! I have used ten different images on this card plus the layer and shadow features! The shoes tag is found on page 54 and cut 1". I thought it was so cute and I just had to make room for it. DMC Memory Thread is used for the hanger and the tag is pop-dotted on the mat. Ooh la la cut .75"-page 57 and glasses cut .50"-page 47.


I used Model 14 on page 37 cut 3 1/2", cutting first in ivory and again in red. I trimmed the red hat and red shoes off and glued on the model. Dress is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. Shoes cut 1.75"- page 54, purse cut 1.75"-page 56, gloves cut 1.50-page 45. Of course, Red Hatters love bling-must have rhinestones! Lots of inking, ribbon and rhinestones from my stash!


This is an easy card to make but it does take time cutting out the mats and layers. Above photo is the card laying flat. Hope you enjoy! Again, many thanks to Cooking With Cricut for the great opportunity!

To see more projects using cuts from Forever Young, you can view Cricut Forever Young under Labels -left side bar of my blog!

12 comments:

  1. Glenda, your card is fantastic! Love all the papers and embossing. And the cuts are so adorable. I love that cart too. So fun. You did an excellent job!!--Pat N.

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  2. Glenda - this is incredible!

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  3. This is wonderful and ooh-la-la! I love the style, and all the details and embossing make it super special! Congrats on GD Spot!

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  4. What a gorgeous card!!! I love the beautiful cuts you made with your Cricut and the fun card fold. Absolutely fabulous!

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  5. Glenda, wow oh wow! this is so wonderful! Fabulous card!
    Shelly
    http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is the perfect "Red Hat" card. It has everything on it. You chose gret cuts and made the most of every one of them. Beautiful.

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  7. Glenda! this card is so beautiful! I love it!

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  8. Oh Glenda, what an amazing card! Love all that purple and red and all the fabulous little details!You've got it all covered, purses, shoes, flowers and hats...ooh-la-la pretty much sums it up! I love it!

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  9. Glenda, your Red Hat Tri-Fold card is absolutely fantastic. The papers are wonderful...and I so agree it is hard to find decent red and purple papers.
    I really love your card.
    Carole

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  10. Stunning card. The colors are fantastic! I haven't used this Forever Young cartridge yet. Will have to get it out and use now that you've given us inspiration.

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  11. Glenda, just amazing! Love all the wonderful details and red and purple!! Awesome Red Hat Society Card:) You are so talented!! Thanks for being a great guest designer!!
    ~Madison CWC DT funkycards.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, what wonderful detail Glenda! Your cards are always so amazing and so incredibly detailed!

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