You’re a Hoot! -A Just Because Card

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.

Materials:
Purple Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Chocolate Brown Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
White Cardstock
Owl Patterned paper
Green with darker green circle pattern paper
4 Yellow Buttons
4 Green Buttons
Brown thread
Sewing needle
Pop Dots
Purple Gel Pen
Double Sided Tape
Glue Pen
Tacky Glue
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.


Directions:

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 . I cut this at 6 ½ inches.

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 key at 1 ¾ inches. For this cut, I used the “Real Dial Size” Key as well.

Then I used the key at 6 ¾ inches with a white piece of cardstock. I used my glue pen to adhere these two layers together.

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 at 3 inches. For this cut, I used the “Real Dial Size” Key.

I used the green with darker green circle patterned paper and cut the at 3 inches. For this cut, I used the “Real Dial Size” Key as well.

Using the Layer 2 Key:

I used the green cardstock again and cut the at 8 ½ inches.

Then I used white cardstock to cut out the eyes at 8 inches.

Using the Layer 3 Key:

I used my lighter brown color to cut out at 8 inches TWICE. I made this cut twice because I did not want my owl to be winking. I simply snipped off the part of the nose that connects to the eye!

I used the chocolate cardstock to cut out the shadow, at 3 ¼ inches. For this cut, I used the “Real Dial Size” Key.

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! :)

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