Saturday, April 9, 2011

Friend-Imagine More Cards

Well, I got my Imagine replaced in record time! Thank you Provo Craft! And I got to work making this friend card. The Imagine More Cards cartridge has easily become my favorite Imagine cartridge. The base of this card is made with Elegant Edges. I used my Gypsy to weld 2 of the book covers together. I just placed 2 of the same shape on the mat, flipped one, overlapped them just a bit, grouped and then welded. And viola, a card base with a beautiful edge. I am really liking Elegant Edges too! This is a long awaited cartridge by many Cricut lovers.

The front of the card is all done with Imagine More Cards, cut at 4 inches. I cut pink cardstock just slightly bigger to go behind the image and for the inside of the card. I inked all the edges with a matching color to add depth and texture. I also used my Marvy glitter pen for some glitz. I sprayed the base of the card with Hot Chocolate Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. It is hard to see in the photo, but it adds some goodness in person. The word "Friend" is on pop dots.

I used pom pom trim and rolled it up in a circle to make an embellie and put a cute little button on top of that. I also added a bit of ribbon. The finished size is 5"x5" (the butterfly sticks out past this). Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thank You Roses-Imagine More Cards

This is the last card I squeezed out of my Imagine before it finally qiut on me. After the update it kept having issues with printing. It kept having problems recognizing the print cartridges. Then it wouldn't cut. I did everything I could to fix it. I even put in new print cartriges, but to no avail. It got to the point that no matter how many times I reset, or took the ink carts in and out, etc. it just wouldn't work. But, even with all that, I still love my Imagine! Provo Craft customer service was wonderful and they are replacing my machine. So, they stand by their product and that is good enough for me. With new technology comes new issues and that requires a little patience on the consumers part. I know it is hard to be patient. And it is absolutely my worst virtue. But, I am learning :)

Anywho, onto the card...........I just love, love, love the Imagine More Cards cartridge. It has wonderful card fronts and patterned papers. This whole outside of this card was made with this cart except the "thank you". That was made with a rubber stamp and punched with a circle punch. I lined the inside of the card with a matching pink cardstock. I also used some Tim Holtz Distress ink all around again. I am beginning to really like that stuff! The card topper is popped into 3 layer for some real dimension. I used a Making Memories razor distressing tool to antique the edges. And I finished it off with some jute around the bottom. The patterned paper is from this cart on full page print. Thanks for looking! If you have any questions, please feel free to email at