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The Cricut Explore machine that I own is an amazing machine and does so many things. I haven’t even touched on a quarter of what it can do.
But if it’s overwhelming you, than maybe just start making a card using their cardstock.
And if you don’t have the machine, don’t let that stop you from enjoying their accessories.
Like I did even though I do own it.
Just Because Card
I decided to make an all occasion card using Cricut’s amazing cardstock. Their cardstock comes in sheets of 12×12. This is geared to fit their mats and their machines that cut the paper or vinyl. They also have bigger sizes of 12×24 and this size will take one of their special sized mats.
Since I wasn’t using the machine, I used the 12×12 size in a lovely minty color. Of course because the paper is bigger, I did have to cut this to the standard size of 8 ½ x 5 ½. It was then folded in half.
There is a different texture on each side of the Cricut’s cardstock. One side is mostly smooth while the other has a bit of texture to it.
They also have 12×12 patterned sheets. I had picked up this design while it was on sale. One side has the design and the other has a solid color.
Using the patterned side I cut a piece to fit on the front leaving a thin minty green border around the patterned paper.
To give the card more depth, I cut two minty green triangles and taped them to the corners. This left a stripe of the patterned paper in between.
Deep Red Daisies Stamp
With the Misti Mini, I stamped a daisies design onto the solid color of the patterned paper by using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The stamp is from Deep Red.
Scallop Circle Punch
By using a circle scallop punch by EK, I was able to punch out an almost perfect circle around the daisies. This is a 2 inch punch. I attached the scallop circle of daisies in the center of the patterned paper stripe.
White self-adhesive gems were colored with a rose colored sharpie and attached in the outer corners. Then white gems were attached at the remaining triangle ends.
Inside Of Card
Because I used the smooth side of the Cricut cardstock it left the texture side on the inside of the card. To give it the smooth texture I wanted, I glued a piece of the solid side of the patterned paper to the inside of the card.
By not using a salutation, it makes it an all occasion card that can be used for almost anything.
Sometimes the simplest of cards turn out to be the best looking cards.
Drop a comment below if you like to use Cricut cardstock for homemade cards without using the Cricut machines?