Mother's Day cards (and a cricut whine)

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coolmama72's picture
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Mother's Day cards (and a cricut whine)

I made cards for my mom and DH's mom. Bought glitter glue yesterday at Jo-Anns (they didn't have the official Stickles) and had fun using it today.

I think I like the lower placement of "mom" better, might have to move it on the first one.

the inside - had to use cardboard to cut the frame (as explained below). the glitter glue is still drying on this, it looks really nice in person.

And bookmarks for the grandmas, idea thieved from Angie Wink The butterflies are cut from a pretty patterned paper, just got drowned out by the flash here. Printed the photo on cardstock.

Okay, and now my whine - I need a new blade! I had a lot of paper tearing the last few times I've used my Cricut. But tonight is definitely evidence of needing a new blade. I ended up using cardboard and my deep housing cutter blade to cut the frame after my green paper was destroyed below. I've read that it's not good to use the deep housing cutter on regular paper, haven't tried it yet. I'm hoping to have time to pick up new blades tomorrow, wonder if Jo-Ann's will let me use a coupon for them.

Here's what the old blades did. Sad

Now I'm off to bed, I'm so tired! Had to stay up to finish my alphas challenge layout (which is posted in that thread ... actually, adding it here too!)

K9Trainer's picture
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Card is beautiful, bookmarks are great, and LO is so cute. Great job! Bummer about your blade, hoping you can get a new one.

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Nice cards! You all are making me want some stickles or glitter glue! Smile I wonder if I need to replace my blade. I don't think I ever have! My paper rips sometimes and I still don't have a handle on what I need to adjust when (pressure, speed, depth). I use mine enough (plus I've had it over a year) that I probably should change it!

wiltedrose314's picture
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i love your cards!!! they came out great!!
and i hope you can get new blades with the coupon!!!

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Great job on all of those! I never think of buying a glitter glue pen but that really highlights the embellishments.

I wonder about the blade too. I haven't had mine that long, but it rips alot. I figured I am still trying to get used to the settings.

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Awesome cards! Hurray for glitter glue. I too like Mom a little lower on the card.

Sorry about the tearing with the cricut blade. I don't know much about those.

And as for that layout? You made me SOOOOO relieved that the Mish Tooth Fairy gave the going rate for teeth. I got between $.50 and $.75 when I was a kid, so I was worried that inflation would have it higher then $1. What a cute way to document that event. Are you going to put anything on the sides?

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Great cards! Moms will love them. Smile

Sorry 'bout the cricut blade. Hope you can enjoy a trip to the craft store, though!

I love the LO, too. Very simple, but cute.

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All very cute! I love the journaling on the missing tooth page!

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I really like the cards!

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Yuck, sorry about the blade, definately looks like it is time.

I like the mom cards Smile

Way to go on using 3 alphas!

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Love the cards! I agree about the mom looking better a little further down, but they are really beautiful. Love the tooth layout also. That bottom alpha is just great!

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Love all the work! Bummer about the blade. Ive found that if you increase the pressure and speed it MIGHT help. THough you might just need a new blade. Unfortunately our joanns doesnt let us use coupons for cricut items. Sometimes you can get that stuff off ebay cheeper.

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That tooth page made me smile!! Smile So cute! Your title was perfect.

Those cards are great too. Don't you love the glitter?

LMCH's picture
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that tooth page is so cute! Love the pic and the colors of the ribbons on the bookmarks Smile

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Those bookmarks are a great idea! And that sucks about the blade, but I hope you got a new one Smile

mujul79's picture
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Cute

Have you taken and cleaned off the blade?
What about your mat when my stats to not be sticky my paper rips too.

coolmama72's picture
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I did end up moving "Mom" lower on the one card. Smile

"mujul79" wrote:

Cute

Have you taken and cleaned off the blade?
What about your mat when my stats to not be sticky my paper rips too.

I did take off the blade and blew on it, and it seems to be better, but has still ripped a couple of things since.

"MommyCB" wrote:

That tooth page made me smile!! Smile So cute! Your title was perfect.

Those cards are great too. Don't you love the glitter?

I do love the glitter! And I have you to thank for it. Wink

"spottedjagiwar" wrote:

Love all the work! Bummer about the blade. Ive found that if you increase the pressure and speed it MIGHT help. THough you might just need a new blade. Unfortunately our joanns doesnt let us use coupons for cricut items. Sometimes you can get that stuff off ebay cheeper.

I went the ebay route after I read your post. Wink And the seller lives in MD so hopefully I'll get them fast!

"MommyMish" wrote:

And as for that layout? You made me SOOOOO relieved that the Mish Tooth Fairy gave the going rate for teeth. I got between $.50 and $.75 when I was a kid, so I was worried that inflation would have it higher then $1. What a cute way to document that event. Are you going to put anything on the sides?

Nope, nothing on the sides. Kinda wanted a "wanted" poster look and feel to it.

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