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Monday, September 02, 2013

Thank You Card - Tutorial

Card made using Cricut Create
Creative Cards Cartridge

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Check out below for a easy to follow How-to Tutorial !!

Below is everything I used to create this card.
I used the Cricut Create for most of the cutouts. For the boarder (with butterflies) I just measured the length of the card and cut between the rows of butterflies. I did not want to use the Cricut machine for this because it would have cut the butterflies in a weird angle. I also used my CuttleBug to cut out that white oval you see. I used this for the inside of the card.
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To give the flower some dimension, hold you thumb in the center and lift all the corner of the petals, do this 1 at a time then layer them on top of each other. Simple and quick!  
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Now it's all about deciding where you want your flower and leaves to be placed. This is where you get to play around with it, move it from corner to corner and once you like the way it looks glue it down! This is the fun part! Think outside the box and glue away :) 
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I used large glue dots to layer the 3 flower petals on top of each other. These glue dots are thin but large so it worked perfect for this. (I bought Zots @ Michael's). 
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Once all 3 layers were glued down, I used 3D glue dots to glue down the circle that goes in the center of the flower. I wanted to add depth.
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Here was the outcome! Not too bad eh :) I used Glossy Accents on the circle in the center of the flower to give the plain pattern paper some dimension and gloss, this way it stands out more.
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I made this card as a Thank You card for my uncle. So I added "Merci" to the front of the card and added some Glossy Accents to the heart. I also added a stamp (from Michael's) of the anchor to the envelop to tie it in with my theme. (Infertility Ivf donation thank you card.)
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This is what the inside looked like :) I was very pleased with the outcome.
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