I'm Robin from Robin's Creative Cottage and creator of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. I'm so excited that Joy asking me back as a guest designer for Everyday Cricut this week, I had a blast in June when I go to share a few Summer and Father's day projects. This week I have a few Fall, Thanksgiving and then Christmas/Winter projects. I hope you'll join us all week long and gather some awesome inspiration for your crafting projects.
I love Fall, it's a gorgeous time of year, I love to see the beautiful colored leaves on the trees, although most are now covering the ground ready to be raked into a huge pile and then jumped into by smiling faces, young and old. :)
My first inspirational project this week is a lovely leaf shaped fall card, I added a birthday sentiment, but it surely could be used for any type of greeting.
I grabbed one of my "oldies but goodies" cartridges to make this fun shape card, one of my favorites... Doodlecharms! The leaf I used is on page 115 of the cartridge booklet, I used my design studio to get my sizing and to weld two leaves together for the base of the card.
I have a simple "cut file" available on my blog so you can create your own leaf shape card.
Below is a photo of all that cuts that I used for my card, obviously they are different colors then the above photo, and that's because I'll will be making another card using different colors and this time I'll make a video of the step by step process and that will be coming soon to my blog, keep a watch out for it.
The tag that reads "Birthday Wishes" I've printed out using my computer, then cut it out in a rectangle leaving extra spacing on the left to punch a hole so I could make this into a tag.
I Scored the base of the card, adhere layer 1, then used foam tape (I like to use scotch mounting tape) to add layer 3 for a dimensional look.
Next I took the patterned paper and the three smaller leaves and crumpled them up in my hand (one at a time), and while the paper is still crumpled I rubbed a brown cat's eye ink pad on the bent edges. I then smoothed each back out flat (I very lightly crumpled the tag). Then again used the ink on the edges of each leaf, the tag and layer 2 that is adhered already on the card.
To make the tag decoration, I used my 1/4" small hole punch and made a small hole in each of the three leaf stems and the tag, added an eyelet then a bit of string and used a large glue dot to adhere this to the leaf card.
I hope you liked this leaf card and got inspired to create your next project... remember to get the leaf card Design Studio cut file on my blog, come on over and say "Hi".
Robin's Creative Cottage -robinscreativecottage.blogspot.com
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