Guess what I just got! Yes, I finally caved and got myself a Cricut Expression. It is sooooo much fun, although I feel like there is A LOT to learn. (If anyone has any advice, suggestions, or great Cricut websites, I'd love to hear about them.)
The flower card above is the first project that I made with my new toy. The Wild Card cartridge was one of the first ones I ordered. I can see myself using it quite a bit. I used CTMH’s awesome textured cardstock to make the card. (See the end of my post to find out how you can get a FREE combo pack of textured cardstock while helping the Haiti relief effort.) I used some textured White Daisy cardstock along with the backside of some Sunflower textured cardstock. CTMH’s textured cardstock is darker on one side and lighter on the other. It’s like having double the colors in one pack! I added a Sunny Yellow button with some Embroidery Floss to the center of the large daisy. Then I stamped the sentiment using Papertrey’s Mega Mixed Messages set in Cocoa ink. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy as the talented Karen Pedersen would say. *Ü*
This is the inside of the open card.OK, so do you want to know how to get a combo pack of CTMH’s textured cardstock for free? Throughout the month of February, purchase a 12" x 12" textured cardstock combo pack and you’ll get one FREE—and with every pack purchased, Close To My Heart will donate $2 to Operation Smile’s Haiti relief efforts. That means for only $14.95, you get two packs of our high-quality textured cardstock and you help this urgent, important cause! To learn more about their efforts visit www.operationsmile.org/haiti.
All supplies are from CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Textured Basic and Autumn Harvest Packs
Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Summer Craft Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Sanding Kit, Cricut Machine and Wild Card Cartridge