Sunday, January 15, 2012

So Grateful

What a great day to be inside making cards, as it's snowing in the Pacific Northwest. We now have about 3-4 inches of snow on the ground. I think snow is just magical and beautiful. My card today is a masculine card, which can be a challenge at time's. I do not have very many Cricut cartridges with masculine images, however I have raised two sons, so making masculine cards have always been a part of my card making creations. I was pretty excited to find on the Cricut Sampler, page 53 the trees using the bonus feature. Keeping in mind one of my resolutions for this year, use what I already have on hand, I found some wonderful plaid paper, wooden buttons and fibers to use for the card. I am entering this card in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Challenge Me Monday, #93.
For this card cut as follows...
Base of card:
Green - 8" x 7" fold in half to make a 3-1/2" x 8" card
Plaid - 5-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Cricut cuts - cardstock:
Cricut Sampler - page 59 <Trees> - 2-1/2"
Bonus feature
Inside of card:
Wild Card - page 46 <AllInOne> - 2"
Phrase feature
Other cuts:
2-3/4" square cream CS
2" square cream CS for the inside of the card
1 3/4" x 1" cream CS for message "So Grateful" or other message of choice
3" square dark green CS
1" square vineyard berry CS - cut into 2 triangles for upper corner
3-1/2" x 1" vineyard berry CS        

To complete the card...
  • Layer all pieces, working back to front as shown in the photo.
  • I used staples to anchor the 3-1/2" x 1" vineyard CS to the card base.
  • A fab element I like to use when creating masculine cards or layouts.
  • After layering the 3 square pieces, wrap the fibers around the bottom portion before adhering to the card base.
  • Adhere the message under the square pieces, just enough to have message peeking out.
  • Adhere the 4You to the 2" square cream CS for the inside.
  • Add fibers to the wooden tree and 3 round buttons.
  • Place as shown in the photo.

Catch the Frenzy!


  1. Great card--you've definitely got the masculine design down! I love the wooden button--soo fantastic and the paper is great! Thanks so much for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  2. Love the plaid paper you used! So masculine! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB for the Man Time challenge!


  3. Awesome card!! I love this unusual sizes!! Nothing says masculine like that paper!! Great job!! Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @


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