Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Cards

This week, I'm sharing my Thankful cards with you.  I have had a lot of thank-yous lately with a new baby being born, so I have been trying to keep up.  I know, such a problem to have!I was determined to use my Cricut for these cards, so here is what you'll need:
  • Pre-made card & envelope
  • Tape Runner*
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Cheerful National Scrapbook Day borders*
  • Cricut
  • Cheerful Season Cricut Cartridge*
  • Decorative Paper*
  • Caulking Ink*
*Items that are exclusive to Creative Memories (I'm an independent Consultant)
Here's what I did:
  1. Using my Cricut, I cut out the phrase Thankful (this Creative Memories Cartridge has the phrase pre-programmed so you don't have to type out each letter.) and the bird and bird shadow in 2" size.  I flipped the shadow, so I could used the other side of the decorative paper for the bird parts.
  2. Glue a piece of ribbon across the bottom of the card with the Elmer's.  I've found Elmer's to work the best with the ribbon.  Tape runner doesn't hold well and pen adhesive is too messy for my taste.
  3. Use Tape runner to adhere the Cheerful border on the left side of the card front. 
  4. Caulk the edges of the bird parts in brown
  5. Adhere the bird overlapping the ribbon and the border.
Let me know what you think!  I'm getting better at this each week, don't you think?  I'm linking up to:


  1. Those are really sweet! Don't know how you find time to make cards with a new baby! More power to ya!

  2. Congrats on keeping up with your cards. Thanks for sharing in the FCCB!

  3. Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

  4. aw what a cute bird, Thanks for playing with us at FCCb :)

  5. Adorable!! I know people love handmade cards, it means so much to them:) Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  6. Such pretty little birds, and good for you for taking time for yourself after a new baby! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  7. Cute! Great job and wonderful that you are still finding the time to craft. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  8. Those are really cute, I really like the blue one. Thanks for joining us at FCCB


I love to hear what you think! Thanks for your feedback!