A friend’s daughter graduated from middle school a few days ago. I wanted to make her a card that was not the average grad card — I wanted something a little funky and feminine. I know she enjoys music, and just to prove how old I am, I have never heard of the groups she likes!
I decided to go with the phrase, “You Rock.” I found the phrase on the Cricut Phrases cartridge and liked the bold design. However, this particular phrase came with a lightning bolt at the end of it. So to make it more feminine, I welded a rose from the Indie Art cartridge over top of the lightning bolt. I also decided to make this a shaped card.
The fun part of this card was printing and cutting the layers on my Imagine. I used the Floral Emporium cartridge for the prints and solid colors (excluding the black cardstock). I love the bright colors and fun prints on this cartridge. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the bright pink print paper on the phrase and rose. The grad hat was cut from Everyday Pop-Up cartridge.
I used pop dots on the grad hat, rose and the “you” on the phrase to add depth.
For the inside of the card, I printed and cut a greeting from the Imagine cartridge, Greeting Cards Inside & Out.
When I was laying out the card in Design Studio, I was trying to keep the dimensions so the card would fit into a #10 envelope. However, this is a big card and ended up being about an 1″ too large either way, so I made a custom envelope for it. Luckily the card was hand delivered so I didn’t have to worry about postage.
As I was working on this card, Bitten by the Bug 2 announced their latest challenge — the Rose Challenge. I was so happy because I would be able to enter this card in the challenge.
- Cricut Cartridges: Everyday Pop-Up, Imagine Floral Emporium, Imagine Greeting Cards Inside & Out, Indie Art, Phrases