Friday, January 13, 2012

Winter Blues

 It's time to look those ole winter blues straight in the eye and make something out of them ! That's the theme this week at SweetSassyDiva ... make any type project that uses the Cricut and blue as the main color.

I pulled out an old favorite and two new cartridges for this card. The card base is from Wild Card and is cut at 4.75. I set it up on my Gypsy so I could hide the score marks.

I added dots and accented the swirl cuts with my white gel pen.
The rosette is from Ribbon and Rosettes, sized at 1.5". I welded 3 together and then 2 together. I probably could have used two cuts of the 3 welded pieces to make it just a bit fuller. I will try that next time. I punched a 1" circle from the Ballet Blue and one of the flowers from the Baja Punch from Stampin Up added a tiny flower brad to the center and hot glued it to the rosette. I cut a strip of white .75" x 11" to make the band and glued the rosette to the center.

The inside cut is from Paper Trimmings - a Cricut Circle exclusive. I have to say this is by far my favorite Circle cartridge. It has so many great features and useful cuts. This one is from the square feature cut at 4.75". The only thing I added to it was a stamped sentiment from Stampin Up.

To recap the supplies need for this card:
Cricut cartridges - Wild Card, Ribbon and Rosettes and Paper Trimmings.
Card stock - Ballet Blue - Stampin Up , White - Walmart, Patterned - DCWV
Punches -  Stampin Up - 1" Circle, Baja Flowers
Birthday Stamp - Stampin UP
Ballet Blue Ink - Stampin Up
White Gel Pen - Sakura

I hope you don't let the winter blues get you down, but instead inspire you to be creative!!!
Happy Crafting !


  1. Wow what a gorgeous project!!!!! When I first saw the picture i thought it was a flower but then it became a card!!!!! Amazing creativity!!!! Love it!!!!!

  2. Hi Mindy,
    Fantastic card!!! I really love all the Blues and like your Baja Flower to finish.. I've got that punch,looks great and all the white gel pen really adds to this card. It's always a pleasure dropping by and learning something new. I'm going to check out the Gypsy at the next Craft Show, sounds like a must have!

  3. Beautiful card. I need to gett this cartridge. Have a great day and keep crafting.