A few weeks ago I created several fun shaped cards using my Cricut Expression machine and my Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. If you only buy one cartridge, this should be it!! I would say that even if I didn’t sell the products. It’s just such a versatile cartridge with adorable and useful shapes, that I find it’s the cartridge I use the most. I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth on that one.
There is a card feature that cuts this shape as one card cut from one sheet of paper but instead of the pretty design continuing at the top, it folds in half there and it only has the decorative cut on three sides. My trick is to cut the pretty shape twice on two different sheets of paper. This also allows me to save money on more expensive cardstock (the front of the card) by using regular white cardstock for the inside/back of the card.
The pretty paper I used was from the DCWV Paper Mat Stack “Garden Party” and the butterflies were hand cut from one of the sheets. I folded their wings up and attached them with a glue dot.
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