Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cricut & Glitter card stock tutorial & Blog Awards

I am truly grateful for blog friends.  I have made some wonderful friends and I have learned SO much!  I also find loads of inspiration.  My card today was completely inspired by two very dear friends, Alien (Alien Anessa's Planet) and Court (Court's Crafts).  My favorite Alien has been using DCWV papers recently and I realized mine had been neglected for quite some time.  (I have four DCWV 4.5x6.5 pads and four DCWV 8x8 pads on a shelf).  This card was made from a DCWV card base and the DCWV Spring Glitter Stack.  My butterfly inspiration came from Court.  When I was in Orlando in February for the HoneyBee Bee-treat retreat, Court cut some pink-patterned butterflies on her Cricut and layered them on a yellow-patterned paper.  They looked phenomenal!

For my card I popped up the butterfly on foam tape and added a leftover Making Memories rub-on sentiment.

Cricut & Glitter tutorial:
I have tried to cut this before on my Cricut, but it just shredded.  Here is the trick:  place the glitter side face down on the mat.  The glitter side will not stick, so use painter's tape to hold it down.

I am on my way to NC for the week to meet my best girlfriends for some mass production of cards for Operation Write Home (OWH).  We help our friend, Dixie, sort the boxes of hand-made cards she receives by category and we stamp each card (on the back) with the OWH stamp.  Then we determine what type of cards she needs more of, and we start mass producing.  It is so much fun to craft with girlfriends, and the troops look forward to these packages and choosing cards to send to their families.  I am going to pack up my DCWV pads and cards.  Thanks for the inspiration, Alien!!! *MWAH*

I received two awards from three of my newest blog friends:
 Thank you, Arlene!
Thank you, Crafting Misfit & Lisa :)

Happy Sunday!

13 comments:

bonnie said...

How truly wonderful that you do this for the troops...fantastic! I absolutely love your butterfly card....it looks so pretty! I tend to forget about my stacks too....must dig them out and have a play! Hugs :) x

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a cute card June! Great tip on the glitter paper and the Cricut. Have fun in NC---what a wonderful charitable act, and a fun way to do it---with your besties :)

Judy said...

Great job June...Love the awards to you really are a special person.
Hugs,
Judy

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely creation June, love the fun paper and cricut! Thanks for sharing this cutie with us! And congrats on the awards! : )

JennyKozar said...

I am here from the K Andrew Link Up Love party and am now a new follower - I would love if you follow me too.

Blessings, Jenny Kozar

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Court said...

Fabulous June!!! It is so HAPPY!!! :)

Linda B said...

First of all... congratulations on the awards, June!
Beautiful, bright and bold card creation... love the butterfly! and thanks for the link to OWH... I'll check that out!

Noelle said...

Great tip on the glitter paper through the Cricut! I love your card and the bling:)

Rae Finke said...

I am loving your tutorials! I have never tried to cut with glitter paper. TFS. Cute card! Congrats on your awards. Have a great time with your girlfriends!!!

Helen F. said...

Ohhh I love all the glitter...so pretty, June! CONGRATS on your well deserved awards :o)

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Your cards are beautiful!

I'm hopping through the Love Link Up Party and am now a follower.

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

alienanessa said...

What?? I haven't been in here???? Absolutely gorgeous, and I'm totally smitten with that Butterfly!! Wowy is that thing gorgeous!! Great papers!!

Judy Ford said...

Wow what a bright and bee-u-tiful card! Thanks also for helping out the troops! Is there an address we can send cards to also???