Cricut Card - Just Because

This is a card I made last night with my Cricut - no stamping whatsoever! I'm still playing with how all the designs work in the cartridges. Thank God I have tons of card scraps so I can "play", or else I would be ruining lots of paper.

I haven't yet figured out how the designs come out. Sometimes, I set the dial for the size I want and they come out smaller. The "Real Size" thing has also got me stumped. Ah well, from reading the Cricut message board, I guess all us "newbies" go through the learning curve with this machine. My Pink Stamper blog has good tutorials and I've been picking up a few hints watching her videos.

The yellow verse, Just Because, and attached daisy flower are from the Don Juan cartridge- see page 74 of the booklet. I set the dial at 2-3/4", real dial size off. The blue shadow is set the same size, using the Shift, Shadow key. The edges of the verse are sponged with lime green chalk as they looked sort of bare on their own. For the flower, I cut a daisy(Shift key) in a different shade of yellow c/s, removed the stem and layered it on top of the original one to add more fullness. The smaller center is also a flower on this cartridge - see page 65. I also used the SU Bigz Top Note die for the yellow layer.The leafy branch is a punch from Martha Stewart. Green Gingham ribbon tiny bow.

April 17/10

Cricutters Anonymous Blog Challenge #33 - spring card


  1. I like your card! I actualy do not have the Don Juan myself, so it is nice to see what you can do with it.
    Have a nice day!

  2. Nice card! It is good to read all the techniques used. I guess I need to put the Don Juan cartridge to use. I do most of my designing with the Gypsy and use search for shapes, so I know I will have an opportunity to use that cartridge.

  3. very cute! i love how you layered the flowers.

  4. Looks great!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cricutters Anonymous!
    Lynne CA DT

  5. Looks very lovely!!! I'm learning too. I like the stitching on your card. Very creative!!

  6. sharon,
    I love this card. I love my Don Juan Cartridge, but I still got to use it.

    -- dalis