Saturday, July 17, 2010


I love everything about fall. I love the cooler temps, the crunchy leaves, the colors of the season. It also holds one of my very favorite holidays: Thanksgiving! I find that every day holds the opportunity to reflect on what I am thankful for but I love that there is a holiday to celebrate it.

Here is a card I made inspired by a card challenge over at My Creative Time with Emma. She picked the Wild Card cartridge as her Throwback Thursday challenge. This was my very first cricut cart purchase!!!! I was so excited to use it and then, once I did a couple of my favorite cards on there, it sat on a shelf for a while untouched. I just wasn't sure how to make the card the size I wanted and I didn't know how to add some extra flair to the simple style cards. This challenge was just what I needed to dust it off and take a look at it from a new perspective.

Cartridge used: Wild Card. Leaves, card, frame, and envelope cut out on the Wild Card at 4 3/4 ".

Inked edges, embossed the front of card (Tim Holtz Alterations folder-wood), and added stickles(brushed cordouroy, cinnamon). I also used some stamps and paper in my stash.

** One problem that I still have is cutting out the sentiments with my cricut. How do you cut out things like sentiments that have intricate/delicate pieces without tearing them to shreds? I'd like some advice on this because I have tried adjusting my pressure, speed, blade depth, changing my blade...and find that if it is small and delicate it tears up my paper. Any tips???***


My Creative Time: using Wild Card Cart, holiday theme


  1. I love fall too. Halloween is my favorite close enough. Great card.

  2. I love your card, I too bought this cartridge and it just sat. I love these challenges for that reason. As far as getting better cuts. Try going slowers on your speed, and cut it 2 times. If you have a Gypsy - you can do so on the cut function just change it to 2.. If not I would say just unload it, reload and make sure it is ligned up. Good luck.

  3. What a gorgeous card...totally love it!!!! I am having the same problem as you are when I try to cut any sentiments on my Cricut. I have adjusted everything-slower speed, adjusting pressure and blade depth and still can't get good results. Hopefully someone will have some good tips because I could definitely use them!!

  4. Carolyn, your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! VERY ELEGANT my friend!! GREAT job w/the challenge!
    Gypsy Hugs,

  5. Absolutely stunning... I love your card!!

  6. I Love this card. What a great job you did! I too have the same problem with that... maybe its the type of paper ?? I know that when I put it on 2 and my blade @4 and my pressure @4 sometimes that seems to help. But I have been having the same problem as you. I thought maybe it was my blade... good luck with that and I hope I helped some...

    HaPpY ScRaPpIn