Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Miss You

Good Morning!

I come to you as a member of the Design Team for CricutDIVA.  Today was my first post on our blog which you can find by clicking here.  But in case you don't want to go to another blog, I thought I would post my project here as well!

My project for you today is actually an over-sized card that I created for one of my Aikido students.  She broke her leg while riding her scooter and will not be able to train for at least 6 weeks.  She comes every week to watch while her sister trains with the rest of the class.  We are definitely missing her on the mat and so I created this card for her that all of the students will sign to let her know.

Let me show you a couple of pictures:

Front of Card

Inside of Card

This card measures 9 1/2" x 12".  I wanted to make it big enough so that the other students had room to write in it for her.  I used two Cricut cartridges to make this card:  Everyday Paper Dolls and Art Philosophy.  To make a card this large, I cut 2 pieces of 12 x 12 WhiteDaisy cardstock:  one at 9 1/2 x 12 and the second one at 10 x 12.  I then scored the larger piece at 1/2" and folded it over and adhered it to the first piece on the inside of the card using Scor-Pal double-sided tape  That adhesive really sticks well so I know the card will definitely hold up to 20 children signing it!

The first layer of the card was cut using Lagoon Cardstock.  The second layer came from a paper pack called Claire from Close to My Heart and was cut at 7 x 11 1/2 using the Fit to Length key on the Cricut Expression.  The image was on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It can be found on page 54, D4, < Rctngle2 >.

The girl figure and the martial arts uniform were cut using the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge.  The "gi" or uniform is actually the bathrobe and belt on page 39 and the pants on page 40.  The girl's hair was on page 35.  All were cut at 10 1/2".  I used White Daisy, Buttercup, Champagne and Saddle cardstock to make the figure and uniform.

For the letters on the side of the card I used Irresistibles HoundstoothAlphabet.  This is a chipboard alphabet set that has a houndstooth resist pattern that shows through when you ink it.  The letters were inked using Lagoon and Sunset ink.

On the inside of the card, I used lettering from the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet which are adhesive-backed letters.  The sentiment reads "WE MISS YOU ON THE MAT".

I had a lot of fun making this card and hope that it cheers Tate up!!

If you would like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart products that I used, please click here.

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge
Claire paper pack (X7166B)
Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet (Z1779)
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825)
White Daisy cardstock (1385)
Lagoon cardstock (X5762)
Buttercup cardstock (1271)
Champagne cardstock (X5931)
Saddle cardstock (X5928)
Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2191)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2195)

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment - I really do love reading them.  Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. When I saw this little girl it reminded me that I used the same doll/outfit for my karate kid granddaughter. And I thought I was being so clever a few years ago when I did it.


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