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!