Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Nutty Little Card!

Happy October!  Fall is definitely  in the air around here - the leaves are changing colors, there is a nip in the air in the evenings and I am seeing so many homes decorated for Halloween!  
Today is my day to post as a design team member on My Cricut Craftroom and one of our choices of assignments was to create a project with the "Letter Of The Day - N".  I decided to do my project based on one of my favorite seasonal decorations that come naturally from the Oak Tree - and that is acorns!
I think it was just a couple of years ago that I noticed acorns were popping up so much in home decor items and decided that they were the cutest little things and I began using them as part of my Fall Decorating. When I noticed that today's Letter would be the Letter N - I quickly decided I must make something with an Acorn on it! 

We at My Cricut Craftroom are still focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness and featuring the color Pink in our projects. Erica, owner of has asked us to use some Pink in every project we do, even if it is on the back of a project.  For my project, even though I tried to fit the color pink into it, I just could not make it work - so you will see that I used Pink in my stamp that I put on all of my cards. 
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So with all that covered now - - on to my project!
Let's first take a look at the finished card:
I found this cute acorn on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge on page 36 of the handbook.  I cut the  image at 2.80 inches along with the layer, which is the acorn cap. The layer is cut from a glitter paper and I also ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder to give it even more dimension.

This third photo finally gives you a better look at some of the sparkle the cap of the acorn has!
But I just love the little acorn, so I took a lot of pictures of it!  tee hee hee!!

A tip when working with Glittered paper (which is what I used on the acorn cap) - - I always cut it with a multi-cut of 2 with the blade set at 4 or 5.  The paper is pretty thick and even if I set the blade on 6 I never get it to cut all the way through in one cut.
To create the gate fold card base, I started with a piece of paper that was 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
I scored that paper at 2 1/8 " and at 6 3/8" with my Martha Stewart score board.
I had an older paper pack that had this adorable paper with leaves and ACORNS on it!
This was perfect for my Nutty Little Card!  I cut 2 pieces to fit the flaps of my gate fold card and then rounded the corners for a finished look.

I then attached my acorn so it would overlap the gate fold when closed and created a little tag that says
"Grateful"  from a Close To My Heart stamp set called "Say It In Style".  I mounted it on a double mat of paper.
Sorry, again Blogger is not cooperating with me. I had this rotated in the correct direction and since Blogger wants to be a brat, it flips it for whatever reason!  Sorry for the neck pain you may experience from trying to look at it sideways!  

A touch of green ribbon was all that was needed to wrap up this project!( Yes, pun intended!).  Not only does the ribbon add to the decoration of the card - it is functional as it holds the card closed.

And there you have Nutty little Letter N card!  
I hope you will head on over to My Cricut Craftroom where you will see not only other Letter N projects
but also projects created with the Cricut Imagine by my sweet design team sisters.
Thank so much for dropping by - - and please take a moment to leave a comment!  


Marji said...

this is so pretty!!

Claire Spielman said...

WonderFALL card! I think it's very difficult to use PINK in a Fall themed card, so that was pretty clever!! LOL
Nice to keep in touch..
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Miranda said...

What an adorable "nutty" card! I love the background paper!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

Kathy said...

Teresa, this is awesome, love the tri fold card and arorns are one of my favorite things in the fall. Love the colors!! Excellent job sweetie!!

Darla Haverstock said...

Great card Teresa! Love the embossing on the top of the acorn.
Also glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks blogger is a brat sometimes. LOL

Heather Lynn said...

Lovin' your cute lil' nutty card, today, Teresa! Love the embossing on the acorn and that cute paper! Great job, as always!


Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

Super cute card!!! Love that little acorn :)

Jamie M. said...

Love your nutty card. I am not going to make a comment about you being a bit nutty yourself, lol :) ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21 MCCR DT sister

scrapbookingforfun said...

Teresa your card is beautiful! I love all the great fall colors!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Three Waters Creations (aka: ClaireR) said...

Love your nutty little card Teresa!!!

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