Hi everyone! I’m back to share a Christmas Tree Gift Tag with you. This Christmas tag uses the Cricut Expression and the Gypsy to draw and cut. Let’s take a look at the finish project then I’ll walk you through how I made this Christmas Tree Gift Tag.
(My gift is upside down… nice! )
- Cricut Cartridge – Trim The Tree and Christmas Cheer
- Silhouette Sketch Pen – Purple
- Recollections Kraft Card Stock
- DCWV Glitter Stack – purple
- Crop-a-dile and silver eyelet
- Sew Easy Floss – Silver
- Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and distress tool
- Inkadinkado blending tool
- Smooches Vanilla Shimmer
- Glossy Accents
Using the Gypsy I found the Christmas tree I liked – tree number 2. This tree and most images on this cartridge are horrible to cut out. I don’t know why I just thought about it this year to try drawing the image. I only have black and brown pens by Cricut and tried out my Silhouette Sketch Pens… worked like a charm. (I removed the blade and housing and replaced it with the purple Silhouette pen.)
On a piece of Kraft card stock I had the Cricut to draw the tree. To do this I used my Gypsy and created three different layers. On layer one, I layered the two layers for the tree and had the Cricut draw the tree base and layer at w – 2.53 h – 3.50. After the image was drawn I did not unload the mat, I replaced the pen with the blade and housing.
On my Gypsy layer 2. This layer was a tree cutout from the Christmas Cheer cartridge ( last tree on the top row) I used the blackout cut for this image. I lined this up over my penned imagine on layer 1. The tree measured w – 3.14 h – 3.62. The trunk of this tree was too small so I picked the rounded square image on the cartridge (bottom row 7th image (blackout) and welded to the bottom of the tree to cut out larger w – 0.74 h 1.09. I then used the distressing tool to distress the edges a bit and inked the edges with the vintage photo ink.
Using the DCWV Glitter paper I copied the basic tree shape from layer 2 out again this time a bit larger w – 3.95 h – 4.83. I changed my settings for the Cricut to max pressure and speed as well as a double cut, blade at 6. I found this works best when cutting the DCWV Glitter Paper.
I used Glossy Accents to layer the drawn image on the kraft paper to the glitter paper. ATG doesn’t work well on glitter paper but Glossy Accents does great. I punched a hole at the top of my tag and set an eyelet using my Crop-a-dile. I placed the tag in a box and sprayed several sprays of the Smooches glitter spray… it isn’t the best but it’s all I had. I allowed the tag to dry and then notched a couple of small notches toward the bottom of the tree to hold the floss in place, wrapped the floss around the tag a couple of times and tied a bow to one side. I then used the same silver floss to attach the tag to the gift threading the floss behind the bow.
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Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a card I made for my beautiful niece for her birthday. I just L-O-V-E it! I want to recreate it into a cool piece of wall art. The black heel, the hot pink, the shimmer, the bling… ah, love. She loved it too .
- Black A2 size card base
- Hot pink card stock mat, distressed edges, inked edges with black Ditto ink
- DCWV pattern paper, Luxury stack, distressed edges, inked edges
- Shoe cut from Cricut Wall Decor and More. Shifted image at 4 inches… I think. I cut the image twice, one in black, one in pink. Oh, I only used one of the shoes. It does cut a “pair”
- Sprayed Smooch Vanilla Shimmer on the black cut out, ran the heel through the Cuttle bug with the Tim Holtz A2 flourish folder and then again on the bottom of the shoe
- Layered the black image over the pink and let the pink peek out as the sole of the shoe.
- lined the pink sole with strips of clear crystals and used various mixes of sizes of clear and iridescent crystals along the heel
- Cut the sentiment label from the list of default images that are on the Cricut Imagine, not sure of the size. Stamped Happy Birthday with black Ditto ink, punched holes on each end using the Crop-a-dile and set gun-metal colored eyelets to run ribbon through, taped on the back of pink mat. Used foam tape to pop up the sentiment to the pattern paper
- Placed black flat back pearls in the four corners and placed a couple of clear crystals on the sentiment label
- Used foam tape to pop the shoe up on the pattern paper
- Cut about and inch of some black fibers, Attached the fibers to the toe of the shoe using glue dots and placed another crystal in the center.
Ok, think that’s it. I’ll let you know if I attempt this in a decor project. Thanks for checking in with me. Be sure to follow me to see what I am up to and hop over and say, “hi” on facebook.
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Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a card I made a few months ago for a DT call. I loved how it turned out. Gotta love black, purple, glitter paper and bling!
- Cut a sheet of black cardstock down to 5 ½ x 8 ½ folded in the middle with a bone folder to make an A2 standard sized card.
- Cut a sheet of pattern paper from DCWV, The LUXURY Stack, down to 5 ¼ x 4 inches and inked the edges using black ditto ink.
- Cut another black sheet down to 5 x 3 ¾. Ran through the Cuttlebug using the “Devine Swirl” embossing folder. Distressed the edges using the Tim Holtz distressing tool.
On the same embossed black paper I spritzed about 3 sprays of “Smooch Spritz” in Vanilla Shimmer. While that dried a few minutes, I attached the pattern paper to the black cardstock with some ATG.
- Cut about 14 inches of sheer silver ribbon, only needed about 8 inches.
- Wrapped the lower left and upper right corners of the embossed black cardstock with the ribbon and taped down the edges on the back of the card then adhered it to the purple and black pattern paper.
- Using the Cricut Expression I cut out a couple of butterflies using the Wall Décor and More cartridge, found on page 29. Cut the shifted image out of the same DCWV pattern paper at 3 inches. Cut the base layer (frilly cut) out of a purple DCWV Glitter Cardstock, also at 3 inches. I then cut out a smaller base image, the frilly butterfly, in the same glitter paper at 1.25.
- I figured my placement of the butterflies and placed down some puffy silver alpha stickers to spell the word “DREAM.” Not sure whom they are by, I had them in my stash.
- I attached the larger butterfly together using a strip of ATG just down the center of the butterfly (top to bottom) and placed the glitter piece on top of the pattern cut out. I bent the wings just slightly and placed a tiny pop dot under the wing to give it some lift. I placed two foam pop squares on the back of the butterfly and placed o the card. I bent the wings of the smaller butterfly and placed small pop dot under the head and placed a little Two Way Glue Pen down the rest of the center of the butterfly and attached to the black mat
- I felt the butterfly and card needed some bling so I attached a few iridescent rhinestone stickers by “Recollections” in a few places. Three larger ones down the middle of the larger butterfly and one smaller rhinestone on the middle of the smaller butterfly. I then placed two large rhinestones to the upper right and lower left corners of the card on the black embossed paper.
There you have it. “DREAM” Butterfly Card.
I have had a few questions about cutting DCWV Glitter and shimmer paper on the Cricut Expression. I use a very sticky mat, use pressure high, speed medium for the frilly butterfly/ high for basic cuts and blade depth of 6 with a multicut of 2.
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Hi Everyone! Last week had been a busy week for me. Three birthdays (all on the same day), dental procedures and a bridal shower and practice hair appointment for one of my dearest friends. Did I say busy??? I had cards to make, gifts to find, projects to alter… and of course I wait till the last minute to do anything… oh well, I work best under pressure
I’ll start with one of the birthday girls, my sister. She has been excited to see what I would create for her birthday. This was the first year I made her a birthday card. She sees all the cards and projects that I make. I was nervous. What was she expecting? Fancy? Plain? Colorful? Artsy? Personal? Who knew? I didn’t. I couldn’t decide on what I was going to do for her. She’s a pretty easy-going kinda gal. Loves anything you give her but creating something just for her seemed daunting. After many ideas I finally decided on a theme and went for it.
She loved my dad’s violin card that I made him a few weeks back. It seemed to be her favorite so I figured I would create something similar for her using a piano. She is musically inclined. Aside from having a beautiful singing voice she taught herself how to play guitar and piano and wants to learn the saxophone next. Amazing? Yes she is. So here’s the card I made:
What I used:
- Black card stock base, A2 size
- Sprayed card base front with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer
- Used blue pattern paper found on the Imagine More Cartridge. Page 37 (left) Trimmed the left and right edges a smidge to fit.
- Cut black cardstock mat
- Used sheet music patter paper also found on Imagine More Cartridge. Page 38 (right)
*Frames of Blue pattern paper, black mat, and sheet music are cut from Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge. Page 7 (bottom) Inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye
- Piano image from Cricut Cartridge Quarter Note, page 46. Used Black cardstock (shifted image), blue DCWV textured cardstock (base image) (popped up on foam tape)
- Applied glossy accents all over the shifted piano image to appear highly polished
- applied a strip of small clear crystals for the piano keys and placed various sizes of clear crystals on the piano cut flourishes and framed the corners with large crystals
- Sentiment printed on blue pattern paper, same as frame using my computer. Cut into banner and popped up on foam tape.
She liked it. It sits proudly atop her piano. I also made an altered project for her gift from Blake and Kierstin. I will share that with you later this week.
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