Monday, April 18, 2011

Cricut Just A Note Cards!


I'm so excited to show you some cards I made with the new Cricut Just A Note cartridge!  This is one of the pre-loaded cartridges that comes on the new Cricut Anniversary Expression 2 machine.  This machine will be available from HSN exclusively starting on April 26 - just a little over a week away!  Here's a picture of the E2 below:

Melanie and I are planning a really fun Ustream on Monday, April 25 at 8 pm (central time) where we will show you projects and have some OUTSTANDING giveaways!   More details on that to come...

This first card was cut at 5-1/2". I love the tri-fold card feature on this cartridge. There are 50 tri-fold cards to make with layered animals/images and word art. This card was the simplest of the three I made, as the tree is only two layers.  The "hang in there" is word art that goes with the card layers so it fits perfectly.  Everything was cut at 5-1/2".
I ran the tree through the Cuttlebug and inked the edges of the trunk to give it a woodsy feel. I popped up the tree top to give some dimension. I love the double sided paper for this card - the clouds and green are perfect for this motif.  Background paper was by Jillibean Soup.
This next card is more heavily layered than the first as I cut the bunny rabbit multiple times to get different colors for his balloon and hat.  I made the hat stripes by just using my scissors and creating stripes with a blue hat and then gluing them on.  I also backed the eyes with brown as otherwise his eyes would have been pink.  Everything on this card is also cut at 5-1/2".
A view of the card as it's being opened...
Above you can see the bunny is popped up.  Background paper is by Echo Park.  Glitter paper by DCWV.
Finally, this "feel better" card has a few more bells and whistles to it.


Looking at the cartridge handbook page, you can see the Card and Card Layer feature keys.  You will notice that the "feel better" has no layers and the bear on the Card Layer feature key has just one layer.  To dress up the card, I decided to figure out what size the "feel better" and the bear needed to be to use the images with all the layers.

While the card is cut at 5-1/2", the bear itself is cut at 4-1/4" and fully layered, cut as the base image.  It layers just like the Cricut Create A Critter cartrige, from bottom up.
Here is the front view of the bear....
The "feel better" was also cut using the Phrase and Phrase Layer options and NOT the associated phrase that goes with the card feature.  I cut this at 2-1/4" and used all the choices except the shadow feature.  That's why it has the multi-colors.  If you notice in the other two card examples, it just shows one color because that's what the card feature key allows. Double sided cardstock by Echo Park.

Now, in my excitement to make these cards, I forgot to line the inside for you to write your sentiment.  No problem to add a bit of cream colored paper on the inside flap where it won't show through.

I think using double sided cardstock really makes these cards pop!  Choosing that paper is tricky, though.  It was the hardest part of the process for me.

I'll have some video up later about the E2 so check back...

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109 comments:

  1. These cards are too cute! Nice and fun and bright! I love it!

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  2. Fab cards, the little pink bear is a cutie, well done you xxsue

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  3. These are great! Love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Very cute cards! I love all the colors, and you're right about the double-sided paper. Nicely done! :)

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  5. Nice cards!!
    I want to see the video about E2,I have my ticket ready ;)

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  6. Super cute!! TFS!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  7. I love this idea so much I am going to borrow it.
    Thanks for sharing . Pam

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  8. I love the dimension in the "Hang in there" card. It could really perk someone up who needs a lift.

    sdybash@carolina.rr.com

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  9. Oh my I love all of the cards and yes these trifold cards are very nice. TFs

    Luria

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  10. Awesome cards! Love the tri-fold look, and the designs are so fun!

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  11. How adorable are these cards !!!!
    Oh my gosh, you just tempt me to no end! Enabler!!

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    Cindy :)

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  12. Wow! I am learning so much from you. Thanks for your awesome blog!
    -Mandy

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  13. UH-OH!!!!!! I've been trying soooooo hard to "be smart" & not "need" this new machine, but, I don't know if I'm gonna be able to resist!!! Poor DH ;) ;) !!!

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  14. Your Cards are just to Cute.Love the Tree Card. Glad my Sister is getting the E2.So that I can barrow this Cartridge.:0)

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  15. I can't wait to see this in action

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  16. Nice cards! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  17. LOVE.LOVE.LOVE your tree card! So does that mean that we can't buy this cartridge for our old machines? boohoo
    Pam Going Postal

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  18. Cute cards....Thanks for sharing.

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  19. They are all so beautiful!! Love your combination of paper and wording. Keep up teaching us. Thks!!

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  20. These are so cute!!! I am going to go experiment with my cards now! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. You always make the cutest cards and make them look so easy. Thank you for all the creative ideas, it is much appreciated to someone who looks at the paper and cartridge and cannot decide what to do.

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  22. Hi Joy, wow these cards are terrific love and appreciate all your comments and helpful ideas...U R the best !!!


    Joan Smith

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  23. Cute cards. This looks like it would be a neat cart to own. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. These are absolutely adorable!

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  25. All the cards are really cute...love the bunny one the best!!

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  26. Way cute cards!!! Wish the cartridge could be bought separately, since I already have 2 E's - can't really justify getting the E-2...especially since I'm wanting to get the Imagine (again...sent mine back from the HSN Premire). Thanks for the inspiration - I'm adding them to my list of ideas to try "someday" - lol!

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  27. your cards are so cute, i especially like the "tree card" very very nice!

    Have a great day!

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  28. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Great cards. So excited to try the E2.

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  30. All the cards are so cute! Love the tri-fold cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. LOVE your projects Joy! They are soooo ADORABLE! Looking forward to next week cause I am getting this machine... I've saved more than enough funds for it and look forward to being 1 of the many who purchase it at midnight! :O)

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  32. Your cards are amazing!! I love how simple they are!! Great job!! And such great inspiration as well!!

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  33. Super cute cards! Love all of the colors that you used. You are truly and inspiration to us all.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou

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  34. Cute cards. I love the tri-fold feature on the built-in cart. Looking forward to your u-stream.
    Kathryn

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  35. All your cards are so adorable. Can't wait to see others from this cartridge.
    Gloria

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  36. how cute! Love the gate fold!

    Happy cutting!

    Carmen L

    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  37. Love the cards I can not wait to get the E2 I am counting down the days!

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  38. I have the E1 so can't afford to get e2 now. But does this cartridge just make different style cards. I love making card but am looking for a cartridge that has different styles to creat different looks.

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  39. oh these are ADORABLE, and you did a great job with the papers. Does it drive you nuts not to be able to do the cuts on the Gypsy? I don't know that I could NOT use my Gypsy!

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  40. Hello,
    very nice cards, they are great!!!
    Greets Sabina

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  41. Great cards - I may have to buy a few of the cake cartridges to use on my pages and cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  42. Oh My Gosh, they just keep coming out with such great stuff, I want one of all of them. The cards are so cute! You do very nice work,and thanks for sharing,
    sandi

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  43. Wow, these are all super cute!

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  44. Love your cards! How great that the trifold cut is loaded on the cartridge. So many possibilities.

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  45. These are adorable cards, but I can see how picking the write double-sided CS could be tricky, but so worth the end result!

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  46. as i was going from card to card, i was 'thinking', you'll need some good double sided cardstock for these. i think the tri folds are adorable. worth having this machine, just for them.

    kat

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  47. Really lke the tri-fold card look. The double-dided paper is perfect...thst means I have to choose paper and then (heaven help me) I have to USE it! :)

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  48. Darn! Wish I could buy this cart.

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  49. what a fun cartridge! your cards are adorable...
    pam4pma@gmail.com

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  50. Cute, cute, and cuter! Wonder if they will make that cartridge available for us non-E2 folks?? Looks like lots of fun to play with this new machine!

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  51. I love these cards...the look fabulous. I hope that a cartridge will become available.
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  52. I love love love these cards. Wonder if this cartridge will be available for the other cricut machines?

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  53. These cards are simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  54. Really happy cards. Love the choice of papers. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Joy - these cards are so stinkin cute. I love them. I wish I had a E2 to have that cart to make them. For now I will just live through your creations!!!

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  56. REALLY cute cards! Love all the colors!

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  57. Wow, I am liking these tri-fold cards...makes me want to buy an E2 just for the loaded cartridge (OR WIN ONE)... wink! Thanks for showing us what the Just A Note Cards cart can do. pamelajaramillo@msn.com

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  58. I love those tri fold cards and all the layers. Oh, I hope I win an E2!!!

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  59. Cute cards! And, thank you for sharing the coupons again this week!

    Blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  60. Cardian Angel/WandaApril 19, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    Adorable cards. Am really excited about the Expression 2 and the preloaded carts.

    pwburns at nemr dot net

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  61. Fabulous cards! I hope to tune in on the 25th. I am on spring break and will be off on the 26th. That means I can stay up until midnight to watch HSN as well! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Very cute! I appreciate all the ideas that you provide.

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  63. All your cards are sooo pretty!OOh man your killing me!! I want an E2 so bad!
    Thanks for making me want it even more!!

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  64. what cute cards, again thanks so very much! Sure do appreciate it!

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  65. I just love the shaped cards you are making. Would love the E2 and definitely want that cartridge.

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  66. those are adorable cards, maybe i will win an E2 one day. i already have an expression and gypsy. love them both. but those cards are precious u did a good job. thanks for sharing.

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  67. Nice cards, I have decided Im getting this so that cart will be mine soon.

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  68. Love the colors, very nice cards

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  69. Great cards. TFS
    Debbie
    http://www.craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  70. Those are super cute, my cricut is dying...I may have to help it out the upstairs window to speed the process so I can get the new one.

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  71. I love the look of the tri-fold cards!! Sooo cute!! TFS!!!

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  72. the it's your birthday card is my favorite. I love it!
    bloomingcrafter at gmail. com

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  73. Great colors...I love the bunny layered, it really stands out!

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  74. These are soooo darn cute! Thanks for sharing and giving inspiration

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  75. I love all the layers. They are adorable.

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  76. I love these cards! Do you think the cartridge will be sold aside from being pre-loaded on the E2? I'm good with my current E.

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  77. These cards are adorable. I am looking forward to the release of the E2. Can't wait.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  78. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. It would take me forever to come up with ideas if not for you! LOVE your work!
    wandsmom@insightbb.com

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  79. Your use of paper colors is a few levels ABOVE my current thinking! So bright and positive-Love it-Nice work

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  80. These cards are adorable!!

    Chris
    cropmom66@gmail dot com

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  81. This would make sending a quick note or card very easy for anyone.
    I think I would buy the E2 just for the card.

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  82. Your tri-fold cards are absolutely adorable!

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  83. Love the cards!

    kkay2140204@yahoo.com

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  84. Great cards! Looks like a great cartridge, too!

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  85. The cards are absolutely adorable, love the tri-fold. Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  86. I'm confused since Just a Note is preloaded into the anniversary cricut machine will it be available as a cartridge at some point?

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  87. Love these cards! Very fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. How adorable! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see your video! How lucky you are to be able to get to play with the new stuff before we can buy it.

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  89. I love the tri-fold cards!!!

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  90. So cute. Can't wait to see the E2 at work next week

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  91. I can't wait for the E2 and love these cards you made with Just a Note! Wowweeee! My pocketbook wishes Provo Craft would take a long needed vacation! Or maybe it is my pocketbook that needs the vacation!
    Big Hugs!

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  92. The colors are awesome.How adorable are these cards !!!!
    mema
    wilsonp at yahoo

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  93. Oh how I want this machine! I can't wait! I love the cards you have done
    Glenda

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  94. Is this cartridge only available on the new CRICUT? I really like the cartridge.

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  95. What cute cards. I love the way they open, what cute ideas! thanks

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  96. Love the cards. I really kile the po.p up cards

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  97. Cute Cute Cute, thanks for the helpful hints on using this cart.

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  98. Hi, Joy! I'm new to scrapbooking and am developing a particular interest in mini albums. Your cards are great looking and I can see where this would work in a small album. I like your site and thanks for sharing with us!

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  99. These are so cute! I love what you do with the cricut and I love that you give tips and techniques! Thank you for taking the time to share.

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  100. Love it, love it, love it.

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