Thursday, June 30, 2016

Grad Day

Hi all, it’s Sharon here from A Piece Of (my) Heart blog.  I’m so happy to be back to share another card with you today.  I work in a local high school in my hometown and since grad is on Wednesday, we are in the thick of graduation preparations!  With that in mind, the file I chose to work with is the Graduation Bear CF Set to make this cute little shaker card.  Love me some shakers!

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I used my Cricut to print then cut the cute bear a couple of times.  Then I did a basic decoupage and cut some parts of one bear to layer on top of the other bear to give it some depth.  If you look closely, you can see that the grad cap, diploma, sash, and all 4 paws are all layered. 

The shaker window was made in my Sure Cuts A Lot software by using the knockout effect to make a cut-out of a school house on a piece of patterned cardstock.  I adhered a piece of acetate to the backside and built a well using craft foam from the dollar store. I put the craft foam on my Cricut mat and used the Chipboard setting to cut 2 of the school house frames out.  I adhered them together to make the well a little deeper then adhered them to the back of the patterned paper.  I filled it with some sequins and beads and then finished it off by adhering a piece of Kraft cardstock as a base to keep the shaker pieces from falling out.  I cut out the word “Congrats” and adhered it to a white cardstock shadow and attached the whole thing to a card base that I had covered with some patterned paper.   I adhered the top of the bear to the shaker window using double-sided tape and used one dimensional dot on his bottom half to adhere him to the card base.

I realize now that I should have taken some pictures as I was making the card to explain the process better.  I will try to remember to do that next time.  In the meantime, why not take a minute to wander over to my blog to check out this super cute shaker card video tutorial by one of my favorite crafters, Lawn Fawn.  I’ll also share another card using this same file there as well.

Don’t forget to check out the Paper Crafting World store to find this and many more great files.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Super Dad Card


Hello my crafty friends!!
This is Connie with Connie Can Crop and I am super excited to be posting as a designer for Paper Crafting World. I am so excited to be able to share these adorable cut and digital files with you.

Now I realize that Father's Day is long gone. But this Cut file doesn't have to be just for Father's Day! I decided to make it for a Birthday card that my boys can give their dad next week! Since my boys are all super hero fans this is perfect!


I used Man of Steel Super Dad Card Cut File and you can find it in the store for only $1.49 right now! You can't see the detail in my photo but the yellow behind Super Dad is embossed. I also added some of red acrylic dots to give it some flair.

Be sure to stop by Paper Crafting World and see all the great files waiting for you! 


I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs! 


Come on over and enter my monthly challenge:

Connie Can Crop Challenge #47
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday June 30th
Pacific Time

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Classic Dad!

Hello there. It is Janet here again from My Cards for You with another post for the PCW Design Team.

Today, I would like to showcase the True Classic car file designed by Melinda at Paper Crafting World. I think the file is more designed as a scrapbooking file, but I decided to try to make a card with it and I am quite pleased with the end result.

I first took the file into SCAL4 and made a shadow layer with the original image. The shadow layer is almost 1/2" bigger than the image.

I then duplicated the shadow image and flipped one of the shadow layers, centred both shadow layers then joined the two by overlapping the images and welding together.

I then imported both images into Design Space and sized both to the desired width. As it is not a tall card, you can size it to be a wider card - as wide as you like depending on the suzed envelope you want to use!

I added the Dad layer by typing Dad and creating a shadow layer for that - using a font that has a shadow layer. I offset the top layer to create more dimension for the word.

Creating a card  using a file such as this is very easy, but you do need to have another program to help create the shadow layer. I use SCAL4 most of the time to do this, but you can use MTC or a free program such as Inkscape. All of these programs will create an svg file that can then be imported into Design Space for cutting with the Cricut Explore.