Since this is my first official post as a new team member of Wee Share, I thought I would create a card to match the Wee Share logo! This is a card that could say anything you’d like to say to any person of your choice!
Just a note: Feel free to make any of my cards that I post. Normally, I would want to keep the directions very simple. However, this card contains many layers.
Chocolate Brown Cardstock
Owl Patterned paper
Green with darker green circle pattern paper
4 Yellow Buttons
4 Green Buttons
Purple Gel Pen
Double Sided Tape
Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter Machine
“Just Because Cards” Cartridge
This card has many layers, so I felt that breaking it down by the layer might make it easier to follow! Also, all Cricut cuts were done with the “Just Because Cards” Cartridge.
The base of the card was manually cut out an 8 ¼ x 6 ¼ piece of green cardstock. I folded it in half to make a card.
To make the Purple Layer Tab of the card:
This found on page 27 and it is key
To make the next layer:
I measured and cut out a chocolate piece of cardstock at 6 ¼ x 3 ¼ , and an owl piece of paper at 6 ¼ x 2 ½ . I put double-sided tape on the Owl paper and placed these two pieces of paper on top of each other, leaving about ¾ of an inch of chocolate cardstock showing.
Alternate yellow and green buttons down the left side of the chocolate cardstock. Use tacky glue to adhere these to the cardstock before sewing to ensure right spacing. After the glue dries, use sewing needle and thread to stitch the buttons to the cardstock.
To make the “You’re a Hoot”:
This phrase can be found on page 51 of the “Just Because Cards” Cricut Cartridge.
I first used a yellow piece of cardstock and the
Then I used the
Then I took a purple gel pen and made stitches along the white “a Hoot”.
To make the Owl:
Using the Layer 1 Key:
I used the green cardstock and cut the
I used the green with darker green circle patterned paper and cut the
Using the Layer 2 Key:
I used the green cardstock again and cut the
Then I used white cardstock to cut out the eyes
Using the Layer 3 Key:
I used my lighter brown color to cut out
I used the chocolate cardstock to cut out the shadow,
After making all of these cuts, I adhered all of the layers together using my glue pen.
* With this cartridge, the layers get confused with what size they are really supposed to be. This typically doesn’t happen with other cartridges. This is why I have such random sizes, but I promise they all end up fitting together!
Putting it all together:
Using double-sided tape, adhere all layers to the green cardstock card EXCEPT the “You’re a hoot” and the owl. Before adhering these two together, I used my purple gel pen to make stitches along the outside of the remaining purple cardstock.
I chose to make this card have dimension, but that is a choice that is totally up to you. To give the card dimension, I used pop dots to adhere the two embellishments to the card.
*The words “You’re a hoot” were just a tad too small to use the smaller pop dots. What I did was simply take scissors and snip the pop dots in half, and then stick them to the words!
Thank you for stopping by today! I am so excited to be a part of this team! If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave a comment! I’d be happy to respond!