Tuesday, June 18, 2013

4th of July Cricut Summer Celebrations Card

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I recently saw this furled flag on the Cricut Summer Celebrations cartridge and wondered why I had never cut it.  In fact, as I looked at the cartridge closer, I found a few other things I had never cut related to the 4th of July and you'll be seeing some of those in the upcoming week or so.  I can't believe the great things on this cartridge!
The card is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and the flag was cut at 2-1/2".  Now, this flag is actually a shaped card - I went ahead and cut it once in red, once in white and then cut it up to make just the flag portion.  See below:

I did this because I really wanted to use the red paper straw as the flag pole.  I got the package of red paper straws in the Michaels' "used to be $1" spot.  

I used some Trendy Twine in red and blue to make a pom pom for the top of the flag pole. Glue dots were essential in adhering the furled flag to the straw and also the pom pom to the top.  Pop dots on the flag itself kept it at a height consistent with the straw.

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The Cricut Dr. Check Up Cartridge:
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50 comments:

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  2. Super cute, love the card. As for tutorials, I love to see tutorials on new tools.

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  3. Lovely card! Love the use of the straw. I always like technique tutorials.

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  4. What an awesome card I love it thanks for showcasing this cartridge I do have it but I have neglected it too. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents.

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  5. What a wonderful card I love the look. I love all kinds of tutorials I am always looking for something new.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  6. Great dimensional card! I enjoy all of the tutorials you do.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  7. I love anything 3D. I would like to see tutorials on home decor and gift ideas

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  8. That is a very pretty card, I love seeing tutorials of new and different techniques. always nice to learn something new especially about stamping or die-cutting.

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  9. I love the card! I would appreciate tutorials on CCR, stamping, and really any current technique also.

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  10. Cute card. I need any & all tutorials!

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  11. Love this card and love the Dr's Check Up Cart...think it could be so much fun to use. I love all of your tutorials, esp the ones on CCR and anything new :)

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  12. I want a tutorial on how to use the gypsy.... I bought one 3 years ago and played with it a few times but haven't ever actually used it.

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  13. Love that cart. I don't have anyone in the military since my father was in WWII. But I adore those stamp sets!!!

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  14. Hi, I would like to see a video using the stamps that match with the 2 close to my heart cartridges. That would be a great help.
    Thanks

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  15. Love your 4th of July card. Re: tutorial, there is this puzzle cut in Cricut Artiste Cartridge. I was wondering if it can be used to cut pictures and come up with a picture puzzle. Thanks!

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  16. love your 4th of July card! Love the flag! I would like to see more cards from the Creative Cards cart!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  17. I love this card. CCR tutorials would be good.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  18. TUtorials on the pop up cards cartridge

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  19. cute card. tfs. I like tutorials on tools and techniques.

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  20. This has to be one of my favorite cards you've done!!! Love the different elements coming together. You did well to think outside of the box.
    I can't think of any tutorials that I'm needing right now. Maybe how to use copics. I'll rack my brain and see if I can think of any more.

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  21. What a great card! Your flag is such a wonderful embellishment, and the striped straw was the perfect flag pole. I love tutorials focused on special techniques using the Cricut, like the one you did today. They help me get so much more out of my Cricut, and I appreciate even the repeats. Sometimes it takes more than one lesson for me to remember it. He e

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  22. Fantastic card!! If you don't already have one, I would love a tutorial on how to use the colored layers in the cricut craft room. Somehow I turned on a color/layer I didn't want and don't know how to get rid of it!

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  23. What a fantastic card! Wish I owned this cartridge. Nicest Independence Day card I've seen.

    I would like to see a tutorial on any types of advanced "art" techniques - to create pieces of art in backgrounds, etc.
    Elaine S.

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  24. A really fantastic card. and those colors
    don't run. Love the way you did it and the
    pom pom on the top of the flag pole accented even
    more and the straw - awesome idea.

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  25. Love everything about this card! I need to pull out that cartridge too and see whats on it. I bought it and haven't used it yet!

    Tracy Godfrey

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  26. Hi, Joy I'm needing help with 3D card making. And I was also wondering what size does the Cricut Expression 2 will cut out?
    Thank you and have a great week :-)
    Delama

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  27. LOVE your card- never knew that flag was on that cartridge either! I love the straw idea!
    Teresa
    www.CreateEnjoyShare.blogspot.com

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  28. What a beautiful flag cut! I love the paper straw!!

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  29. Gorgeous card! I love the design! Great dimension and the flag is fabulous!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  30. What a great patriotic card. Love the flag. TFS

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  31. Your blog is awesome!!! I like to see tutorials on new techniques. Thanks for the chance to win! Keep up the great work!

    Jamie
    mays331@embarqmail.com

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  32. I love any videos on how to use the Cricut Craft Room. I'm having trouble getting it to recognize my cricut. Would love a tutorial on how to set things up. Love the Dr. Cartridge...thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  33. Great card. I like tutorials on how you change something like today's flag.

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  34. I love the patriotic theme; bought the straws for "whenever" and it seems to have arrived. TFS.

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  35. Love to see more cricut cutouts from the actual cutting and piecing together. Videos make it seem so easy but when I start I have to do the cuts many times. Would live to see paper placement on the mat and how you actually glue/adhere pieces especially the tiny tiny parts!!

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  36. I would like to see a tutorial on making 3D or pop-up cards. These are so cute for birthdays and I would love to have some on hand.

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  37. I would love to see a tutorial on "just because" cards. I have the instruction pdf you put together - thank you for that- but the picture instructions that Provocraft provided are still so difficult to decipher. I would love to see a tutorial on the more challenging cards. I did a little bit of an overview of the cartridge on my blog last year and it still bothers me that I couldn't put many of the cards together. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win the Dr check-up cartridge. Have a great day! Jilliene

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  38. This is my most favorite card you ever made! Just love it. Thank you Deborah R

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  39. Your card is fabulous Joy!!! I would love to learn tips and tricks using Cricut Craft Room, please...thanks for all you do and share!
    Liz O.

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  40. Your work is amazing! I wish I had the creativity you have in your little finger! I would love a tutorial on connecting to Cricut Craft Room. Once that is done, I still don't know how to weld! Thank you!

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  41. What a wonderful card to share your patriotism! The dimension is fabulous!

    I'd love Dr. Checkup - and I'd love some tutorials on iron-on vinyl. I remember you did some a couple of Christmases ago - but I'd really like more information on the iron settings and procedures. Thanks!

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  42. I love the flag. I would love to see a tutorial on using Cricut Craft Room. I just started using it this morning and cut the Father's Day freebies. They look pretty good. Just want to make them larger but they are cards and I don't know if I can make the cut part larger and if so, what will happen to the solid part of the card.

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  43. What a dream job you have! I love all your creations! Mimi Bird

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  44. Christmas cards? Ack! No I haven't started but thanks for reminding me that I'd better at least start thinking about it.
    Adorable card, Tracy.
    Barbara

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  45. Great card! I love what you did with the straw and pom pom! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Hi I just love this card with the flag on it. I remember when I was a child and at some of the restaurant you could get the paper straw. Now they have come back to be used for craft projects. LOL
    Delama

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  47. Another great card as usual! Loving the cuts from this summer celebration cart! Thanks for the chance to win a new cart. Dr. Checkup would be great to make some fantastic LOs!
    ScrappyJenE@gmail.com

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