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I just bought the Cricut cartridge Everyday Pop Up Cards, and this was the perfect opportunity for me to rip open the box and start creating. I immediately stuck the cart in my machine and chose an image to cut. I am used to making cards with the Just Because cartridge and usually use the Fit to Page feature, if I’m not using my Gypsy. Hmmmm…. FTP didn’t work. The images ended up being huge and *GASP* I wasted two sheets of my precious CS paper! Before I screwed up anything else, I Googled the cart looking for some instructional videos. Turns out I wasn’t the only one having trouble with the cartridge. I found Crafting with Katie’s blog and a video tutorial making a pop up card! She used her Gypsy to figure out the correct sizes of her images…duh! Club Scrap’s monthly kit for May is Papillion (butterfly in French…*WINK*). I was inspired by one of CS’s members, Marilyn, who posted a 3-D butterfly card in CS’s forum. I decided to make a card using the butterfly image…
I really liked the CS stamp “Beautiful Soul” from March 2011 and opted to use that instead of one of the die cuts in the cartridge handbook.
I wanted to make a 3-D butterfly for the front of the card, so I cut the butterfly images three times on vellum paper. I cut the overlay image too and used cardstock from the Raku kit, also from March 2011. The other cardstock is from the May 2011 Papillion kit.
Marilyn’s instructions were to “Peel adhesive off of one left wing and one right wing. Adhere. Repeat. You should have 3 butterflies stuck together. The center one has both wings attached to one other. Each one on the end has only 1 wing attached. Now peel off the last two pieces of adhesive and stick onto your original image on the card, matching exactly. Fluff the wings and you’re good to go.” So I trimmed the antennae off two of the butterflies and glued them together…
I love how it turned out…first try! And of course, Stickles for bling! Oooohhh!!! I wanted to share this too… I made a light box for taking photographs for my blog. My craft room light is too “yellow” and I wanted the pictures to be brighter without having to photograph them in daylight. I bought some foam board and improvised, after I saw one on the internet for $75. Five pieces of foam board and some packing tape, less than $20.00. I rarely have to use my flash either.
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