Monday, October 22, 2012

Card CreatingTuesday October 23, 2012-PINK cards…. For Cancer Awareness


Hello fellow Crafters,
It is time for another post for My Cricut Craft Room. Today we were asked by Erica to create a Pink Card for Cancer Awareness. This is a special project for me. I have had a family member being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and unfortunately she did not win the fight. I also have had the opportunity to participate twice in the St. Rose Dragon Boat Regatta here in Las Vegas, this Regatta is to raise money for breat cancer awareness and to support the families that are affected by this cancer. When we paddled last year I was asked to decorate a paddle and I came up with a special flower for this. I have used this flower for my card today. Here is the card that I made:

I used the Stand and Salute and George and Basic Shapes cartridges for this project. Since I did not have the Pink Journey cartridge that has a ribbon on it. Let me take you through some of the steps on how I created the flower made out of Ribbons.

The top picture is the ribbons that I sized into three different sizes. For the flower I used three rows of 5 ribbons. The bottom picture shows the layout of the different shades of pink papers. All papers are scraps and are a heavier card stock so I would be able to shape them easier.

This sequence of pictures shows from the top how I used the stylus and my mouse pad to shape the ribbon to curl inward. I started on the outside top corner of the ribbon part and moved inward. Repeat on both sides and you will end up with one of the "petals" on the right side of the last picture.

Once I had all the petals shaped it was time to glue them together. The darkest row I shaped the edges over the end of a paintbrush to curl out a bit.

Here you can see the rows glued together, with a center brad added and the edges highlighted with Stickles. I love the way this flower looks.

For the background of the flower I used a Heartfelt Creation Stamp Bella Rose with matching die. I stamped the image with pink ink and then used template cut to place over the image. As the template is in place I fit the die and it ensures that you get a good cut.

This time around it was easy to add the sentiment. I chose a Just Rite set "Be Strong". I was so tempted to use my Spellbinder die to cut out the oval but decided to go the Cricut route. I opened up my Gypsy and placed an oval on the mat and then undid the "yellow " locks under the width and hight section. Then I measured the size of my stamp- hight and width. I added a quarter inch to the measurements and entered that for the measurements. After I cut the oval I was ready to stamp both images on. Both images are from the same set.

This picture shows the start of the arranging of the flowers and some bling. And one more look at the finished card:

I hope you enjoyed this project, I sure am glad you came by to take a look. Now it is time for you to go over to My Cricut Craft Room and check out the other gorgeous cards that my Design Team Sisters have created for you today. May your day be blessed....

Until soon,



  1. Nadja your card is amazing. Love the steps you used. Thanks for sharing that. So sorry to hear about your family member who has passed.

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  2. Gorgeous!
    Miranda :)

  3. I think your card is one of the most beautiful cards i have ever seen. And as for the St. Rose dragon boat race....that was awesome too. I had alot of fun doing it too.

  4. Your card is lovely, what a great way to incorporate the ribbons into the card:) very creative.
    MCCR DT sis

  5. Amazing work! I love how we can adapt other cartridges to make a design what we want , if we do not have a specific cartridge.

  6. Amazing work! I love how we can adapt other cartridges to make a design what we want , if we do not have a specific cartridge.

  7. Oh my goodness!! Nadja, I love your gorgeous card! Love how you made that pretty flower! how clever! Great job as always!