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:
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".
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.
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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