Monday, January 7, 2013

New Year's Ladybug Card

Hope you all are having a great New Year so far!

I've been wanting to get back into making cards lately and found the perfect excuse/opportunity to make one  when I came across the latest challenge posted at Die-Cuttin' Diva's!

This challenge is Challenge #96: A Sketch for 2013 and here is the card map:

The challenge did not call specifically for a New Year's Day card, but I've never made a card for New Year's and the timing is right, so I went with it!

I just recently purchased the "Lori's Garden" Imagine Cricut Cartridge and noticed that it had a cute ladybug diecut on it. 

I had somehow remembered (back in the dark recesses of my old mind somewhere...) that ladybugs were considered "Good Luck" in some cultures, so I thought it would be appropriate for a card ringing in the New Year!

I used the Cricut "Create a Critter" cartridge to cut the leaf and the "Enjoy the Seasons" Imagine Cartridge for the pattern on the leaf.

The "Happy New Year" sentiment was cut using "The Good Old Days" digital cartridge from the Cricut Craft Room.

I heat embossed all of the die-cuts using clear embossing powder and embellished the ladybug with some little green gems to give him some bling!

For the final touch, I added some brown satin ribbon and pretty sheer ribbon roses to dress the card up a bit.

I added a short sentiment on the inside also.

I wanted to be sure and make this card a standard size, so it would fit in a purchased envelope, so I made it 4" x 9-1/4" which fits perfectly into a standard business size envelope (4-1/8" x  9-1/2").

Here is a photo of all the tools and supplies that I used to make this card (list following):


Carson's Creation Sketch Map #13
Cricut Imagine Machine
Cricut Cartridge - Lori's Garden (Imagine)
Cricut Cartridge - Create a Critter
Cricut Cartridge - Enjoy the Seasons (Imagine)
Cricut Cartridge (Digital) - The Good Old Days (Not Shown in Photo)
Paper/Cardstock, Lt. Weight, Brown - Best Occasions
Paper/Cardstock, Lt. Weight, Beige - Best Occasions
Gold Glitter Cardstock, DCWV, (The Mariposa Cardstock Matstack #MS-003-00054)
Fiskars Paper Cutter
Architect Tri-Ruler
Cricut Tool Kit
Cricut Spatula
Medium Steel Scissors (Compton)
Tweezer Bee Tweezer's
Steel Spatula Dental Tool
Spouncer Sponge Dauber Tool, Plaid
Marvy/Uchida Embossing Heat Tool
Recollections Craft Collector Tray
Makeup Blush Brush (For embossing powder clean-up)
Ranger Inkssentials Emboss-It Pad, Clear
Tsukineko Versamarker Watermark Pen
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder, Clear
Stampendous Embossing Powder, Kaleidoscope, Transparent (#EP030)
Sharpie Paint Marker, Metallic, Copper Rose, Ex. Fine Point
Ribbon, Satin, 1/4", Milk Chocolate, Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ribbon Roses, Sheer, Dk. Red, JoAnn's (#1201-7125)
Darice Self-Stick Gems, Green
Terrifically Tacky Tape, 1/4", Provo Craft
Zots Singles, Medium Clear Adhesive Dots, 3/8", Therm-o-Web
Zots, Clear Adhesive Dots, 3-D, 1/2", Ultra Strength, Therm-o-Web
Glue Dots, Mini, 3/16"
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Xyron Mega Runner Tape Gun
PSA Essential's Custom Name Stamp

Hope you enjoyed my post and if you get a chance, stop by and see all the great cards from this challenge at the Die-Cuttin' Diva's!

This project/post is linked to the following sites/link-up parties:

Create & Inspire Linky Party

One Artsy Mama


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Your cars is so cute! Thank you for joining our DCD sketch challenge.

Veronica DCD

Gerda said...

What a super cute card. I love the flowers you used. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Pat N. said...

What a sweet card with the lucky ladybug. Glad you joined us at Die Cuttin' Divas. Come back again soon.

snappy scrappy said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Lisa, your ladybug New Year card is wonderful! Definitely feeling inspired to dust off my Cricut and start some projects this weekend. Thank you!

Wishing you a very happy and crafty New Year!

Jenn/Rook No. 17