Monday, January 8, 2018

Sparkly Valentine's Day Cards With Bling on the Crafts


On the first Monday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to bring you the #BlingontheCrafts blog hop. Each blogger creates a glittery, sparkly, shiny, shimmery, sequined, or "blingy" craft to share that goes with a monthly theme.

January's theme is Love/ Valentine's Day. Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as it shines and is holiday themed.


I got a new Cricut Maker for Christmas and I just knew that I wanted to try making some Valentine's Day cards with it.  I have been a card maker for years and figured it would be the easiest way to figure out how my new machine worked.  



First I went to the design studio and picked out my design.  Unfortunately it printed out the wrong way on my card front!  



Not one to let things go to waste I decided to make Two cards using my image.  For the first card I cut out the image and put in on a glittery piece of cardstock and made that my card front. 


My completed card


For the second card I used the words and images left behind to make my card by splitting my card front in 1/2; one side glittery and one side plain white. I then trimmed it all to fit on a pale pink card.


I was having so much fun that I didn't want to stop!  I found another image and after watching a quick tutorial I played around in design space.  I was able to cut all three layers out of different paper and then attached them all to my card front.  I just love this card for my teenage son who is not so much into Valentines day or anything mushy!

Nothing like a glittery red skull face right?
My final card is for my husband.  I found a template for the entire card on the Cricut design space.  I played with it until the card was the size I wanted it and then cut it out.  I added some sparkly gems to a few of the circles to make them really stand out.





Linking Up With:


“Mrs.AOK,

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8 comments :

  1. Coo-el! I like the first one very much :)

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  2. LOVE!! Isn't the Circuit the MOST awesome invention!!

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    1. Yep! I'm loving all that my new machine can do that my old machine could not.

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  3. Making cards is one of my favorite things to use my Cricut for. They are adorable

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    1. Thanks! We tried pop up cards this weekend and that was a lot of fun.

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  4. Cool. I hace aSizzix, but I need to get myself a Cricut...thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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    1. I was amazed at all that my new Cricut can do; I had a much older model and had no idea how far they had come and all the materials they could now cut. It's like learning how to use a whole new machine and I've barely even tapped the surface of what it can do.

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