Monday, February 21, 2011

Oh My Stars!

I am a die cutting junkie. All metal dies in my Cuttlebug....marvelous. But, I have a Cricut Expression that hasn't been used nearly enough. I even have several cartridges, so there are no excuses.  It was becoming a Provocraft show-down.

I decided to take a Cricut 101 class at a "local" scrapbook store (about 45 min. away) taught by Betsy Veldman. Of course she was great and I learned a ton about the Cricut! I finally figured out all of the functions, or at least enough to use my machine.

So...the Cricut stays. And I've finally made a card I'm happy with using the Cricut and some my other dies, and I decided to enter it into the Die Cuttin Divas stars challenge:

I used the Plantin Schoolbook and Joys of the Season Cricut cartridges for the big star and the little stars. The die is Papertrey Ink's Fillable Frames #10, and the doily die is My Favorite Thing's  Dainty Lace Doily Die.  Isn't this Fancy Pants paper pretty?

 There is a strip of pink glitter separated by score lines (can't quite see them on the photo).

I added a little stitching using denim that thicker thread...too bad my machine doesn't!

Thanks for looking!

Here are the details on the card:
Cardstock: pink (Core'dinations); green and red (AC Cardstock)
Patterned Paper: Wishful Thinking (Fancy Pants)
Stamps: Fillable Frames #5 (PTI)
Ink: Warm Red (ColorBox); Brilliance Peacock (Tsukineko); white (ColorBox)
Dies: Plantin Schoolbook & Joys of the Season (Provocraft); Fillable Frames #10 (PTI); Dainty Lace Doily (MFT)
Other: glitter (Michaels); aqua mist button (PTI); pink denim weight thread (YLI)


  1. Oh, a class with Betsy Veldman. I'm so jealous, and I don't even own a Cricut! Your card is great. I just got a Silhouette and I'm loving what it can do.

  2. What a darling card!!!! I love your choice of colors and the doily is my fav too :0) Thanks for sharing it with the Diva's!!

  3. Super card Jocelyn! I love the light colour combination, pure perfection. Thanks for joining the divas this week.

  4. Loving the colors on this! It's so fun! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog today!

  5. Beautiful card. Loved the color combination. I think you have inspired me to use my cricut more. Maybe I need to take a class as well.

  6. Yumalicious!! Love this card, the colours are scrumptious!! Thanks for playing with the Divas this week! :)

  7. I *love* your card. It's sweet and simple and pops - and that's how I like 'em. Thanks for playing along at DCDs!


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