Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shaped Father's Day Card with CCR

Good evening,
Hope all has been well.  We have been enjoying the wonderfully mild weather here.  Although it has been so mild the pool has been too cold, so I have had to find other ways to entertain the kids.  But it is better than it being scorching hot.  So today I have for you a shaped Father's Day card.  I got the inspiration from the Fantabulous Cricut design team.  I have always wanted to try a word art card and the word Dad seemed like to perfect fit.  So here it is:

Card Recipe:

  • Font and Font Shadow is from Birthday Bash cut at 3"
  • Chair is from Life is a Beach cut at 1.9"
  • Sentiment from Simply Charmed cut at 2"
  • Crop-a-dile for the eyelets
  • Ribbon from Michaels
So to do this card you need either the Cricut Craft Room, which is free, or a Gypsy.  The key in CCR is to not use the font feature.  Select each letter from the cartridge images.  You need to do this because to create the base of the card you need to edit the actual letter image.  In CCR you choose edit image and then hide the inside cuts.  (I realize I am not explaining this very well and really should do a video on this).  You need to do this on each of the letters (Font Shadow) for the base card and then weld the letters together.  Then just cut the Font separately to adhere to the card.  If anyone needs help with this leave me a comment and I will do a video with step by step instructions.

So there it is.  I am entering this in the Father's Day Challenges over at Fantabulous Cricut and My Craft Spot.  Hope you have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Fabulous card! I love the shape and the great ribbon! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  2. Great card. Love the big letters. I need to try one of these. Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week for the challenge.

  3. Oh - FABULOUS! LOVE the great big letters! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  4. Love your shaped card!!! Thank for joining us at My Craft Spot :)