Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cricut American Alphabet and Essentials Cute Cards

OK, I know I keep promising videos but instead, I keep making things....With Hello Thursday galloping towards us, it may be end of week before I get going on the videos.  There are some great things coming out this Hello Thursday so it will be worth the wait!

Using the new Cricut Anniversary Expression 2's pre-loaded cartridges, I made these two cards.

This first card was made using the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge.  This cartridge not only has three great fonts, it also has pre-made, layered word art and images.

I cut this present at 5", all layers.  I cut another shadowed layer in white and created my own faux welded card by scoring the white layer and just gluing above the line.  It's a simple, quick way to make a shaped card.

The "for you" was cut at 1-1/2" and pop dotted up on the card.  Paper is by Stampin Up!
Next, this quick, graphic 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" card was made using the Cricut Essentials cartridge which is also preloaded onto the Cricut Anniversary Expression 2 machine.  I cut the three layered flowery squares at 1-3/4".  The "hi" was cut from the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge at 1".  I embossed the background white using the Cuttlebug and the large folder from the Preserves Cuttlebug set.  Paper was by Core'dinations.

I've got a different fun project and video also up on Everyday Cricut - below is a sneak peek of it using the new Cricut Decals and American Alphabet cartridges:

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55 comments:

  1. Hello,
    twi cute cards, the second is my favourite!
    Greets

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  2. Cute, cute, cute! I'm with Sabina - I think the second one is my favorite. :)

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  3. Great cards.....I can't decide luv them both!! I'm a sucker for gifts when it come to cards and LO...but love layering and embossing...I think you and Joy have way too much fun..OH...geeze.....wait a minute..rewind...no such thing as to much fun.....you both ROCK!!!

    I'm just glad you both are part of my day......I love starting my day with a whole bunch of :) :) :)


    Joan Smith

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  4. So cute! I will be making both of them but the first one is my favorite! TFS!

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  5. Very nice cards, I hope to get the expression machine someday soon

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  6. The embossing is a really cute addition to this card!

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  7. I really like the cards that you made. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great cards....LOVE the 1st one!!! I'm a little confused about the white shadow cut...does that mean that you cut a "reg" card base from white cardstock & then glued the shaped piece (gift, etc) on top of that??? I haven't attempted any shaped cards yet so maybe I'm just not understanding how they're made :(

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  9. Those are totally cute. I love them. Hugs- Glora

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  10. Super Awesome cards! I love them!! Can't wait to see the launch of the E2.

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  11. I always love your cards!! The second is my favorite... I'm starting to really like the E2. Hope I can buy it someday:-)

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  12. Thanks for the cute card ideas . . .think I'll be using the simple, graphic card sometime very soon!

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  13. Both cards are soo great...second one is my fav!!

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  14. Love both of your cards. Can't decide which one is my favorite. Told my Sister yesterday about your fun site. I'm sure she is going to love it just as much as I do. :0)

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  15. Totally love both cards - so cute!
    jhilligus@yahoo.com

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  16. These are so cute! You do such a fantastic job!!!

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  17. Sooo CUTE Joy! Just like yesterday's projects! ADORABLE! Can't wait to order my machine so I can make a couple of these things! :o)
    Theresa

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  18. Super cute! We should probably start using cups with lids, ours is a 'hide the glass from the dogs' household! LOL

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  19. Super cute creations....
    smiles...Tammy

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  20. Fabulous cards!love the cup. TFS

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  21. Really cute cards! Think the second is my favorite! Love the cup too! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. love the 2 cards, i think the for you one is really cute. i am a sucker for cards with your second cards sketch. thanks for sharing

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  23. I love love love the 2nd one best. Such a simple but stunning idea! I have this cart and will have to try it when I get home!

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  24. These are very pretty. TFS

    Luria

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  25. So cute! Love all the bright colors on these cards.

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  26. Love the idea of making a card with the shapes

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  27. Those cartridges on the E2 seem really neat! Wish I had one!
    -Mandy

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  28. Great cards. I really like the simple lines of the second card! TFS

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  29. I just love the cards. The first one is my favorite.

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  30. The cards are beautiful. It amazes me that you keep coming up with ideas week after week!

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  31. Love the birthday card!!!

    www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  32. i like the hi card. It would make me smile if i received something like it in the mail.

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  33. Cute cards. Fantastic idea of the cups. May have to steal that idea since I am the designated dishwasher.

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  34. These are great!!! So many good ideas!

    Chris
    cropmom66@gmail dot com

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  35. two great cards!! all your work is great!!

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  36. I love the HI card and the cup.

    kkay2140204@yahoo.com

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  37. The cards look great. I love the way your ideas help to serve as a jumping board. Thanks

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  38. Makes me want and Expression 2! These are great!

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  39. Joy!
    I love these cards and just can't wait for the E2! I especially love the Hi card!! Too cute!
    Big Hugs!

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  40. Love the for you card. It is so cute. It would be perfect for kids.

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  41. I love the "For You" present card...really creative of you!! Thank you for always showing us cretive things and sharing coupons!

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  42. These are great cards!! Such great inspiration!!

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  43. Very cute cards.
    I hope to get a Expressions 2 someday.
    And while I'm at it maybe a Cricut Cake...LOL

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  44. Love the tumblers. TFS
    Debbie
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  45. great idea
    great for birthday parties
    for the kids to make
    drink outta
    and take home

    craft and take away all in one
    thanks for the idea

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  46. Fabulous cards. I love shaped cards. One day soon I am goig to try one. I have Design Studio but don't know how to use it very well. I guess I will have to just jump in and try it. Thanks for sharing your craft.

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  47. they are all so cute love the ideas

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