Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cricut Card Thursday

I was inspired by this gift bag and challenged myself to make a snow globe card.
My take of the gift bag.

 Now to make your very own snow globe card.
Items needed:
Christmas cheer cricut cartridge, white, green, brown, gray & blue card stock, a Christmas sentiment stamp, red ink, Buffalo snow & glitter.

Load a piece of 12 x 12 white card stock into your cricut.
You will need to use your arrow keys.
On your screen you will see In/Out & Left/ Right.
Using your arrows move your blade housing so that your screen reads:
In/ Out: 4 1/2inches
Left/ Right: 1/2 inch.
Select the globe & cut at 4 inches.
Do not unload your mat.
Now move your blade housing to sit at:
In/ Out: 4 1/2 inches
Left/ Right: 6 inches
 Now cut globe again.
I usually will select the 'repeat last' button so that way I know I am cutting the same image again. This will eliminate accidentally hitting the wrong image. 
Unload mat.
You will now have 2 snow globes that are cut perfectly aligned and spaced.

You will want to cut your paper next.
Measuring from the left side cut at 8 1/2 inches.
Measuring from the top cut at 11 inches.
You then will cut between the two, measuring from the top and cutting at 5 1/2 inches.
Fold each piece in half to create your card base. The globe will be in front.

Stamp Christmas sentiment below snow globe.

To cut tree select <tree1>. Load green card stock, cutting tree at 2 inches.
To cut reindeer select <reindeer1>. Load brown card stock, cutting reindeer at 2 inches also.
To cut snowflake select shift then <snowflake>. Load blue card stock, cutting at 1 3/4 inch.
Repeat snowflake cut.

Now taking a piece of transparency cut it at 4 by 10 inches. Fold it to make a 4 by 5 inch rectangle.
Unfold. Using move able tape, tape to inside of card. Make sure your fold is to the bottom of card. This allows you  to see where your images will sit inside the globe. Glue images in place.
Fold transparency closed and tape along two longer sides.
Fill will Buffalo snow and glitter.
You can also use very small or crushed beads. They would move around better inside your card.

Tape top closed.

Place on inside of card front and tape top and bottom.
Cut a piece of gray card stock at 4 by 5 1/4 inches and place over transparency and adhere.

You now have a beautiful snow globe card.

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