You know, Mother's Day is right around the corner... not this weekend (so don't panic yet), but it is the weekend after, May 8th. To make your card this year, most people will automatically pull up the MOTHER'S DAY 2010 Cricut Cartridge, if they have it, but there is an even better one that should have been named 'Mother's Day'... but it is called the FLORALS EMBELLISHED Cricut Cartridge.
Why FLORALS EMBELLISHED? I think that this cartridge has been dismissed at first glance by alot of people. So, I want to show you the 'secrets' of this cartridge... the PHRASES!!
This is a full cartridge with BASE images, LAYER 1 images, LAYER 2 images, SILHOUETTE images, SILHOUETTE BLACKOUT images, PHRASE images and SHADOW images.
Now, I'm not sure why Provo Craft named this cartridge "FLORALS EMBELLISHED" because I would have called it "ALL ABOUT MOTHER". All the phrases are for cards or layouts that you would make about your mother. Below is just the top row of the keypad, images 1 - 10.
Flower Phrase 1
Flower Phrase 2
Flower Phrase 3
Flower Phrase 4
Flower Phrase 5
Flower Phrase 6
Flower Phrase 7
Flower Phrase 8
Flower Phrase 9
Flower Phrase 10
Now for a one page layout that I made using two of the phrases above.
Below is a sample of the SILHOUETTE feature. So, don't be afraid of all the layers on the base images because you can cut the same image in only two cuts!
But I have to say... even though this flower (Flower 7 cut at 4.5") has EIGHT layers... it wasn't difficult and I love the finished look. I definitely would not recommend cutting them at small sizes though.
This "I LOVE YOU MOM" phrase was under the same key as the
flower above... I liked how the flower shapes are the same.
"WITH ALL MY HEART" is Flower Phrase 8 and would
work with several of the phrases.
You can find this cartridge at CRICUT for only $49.99. Don't forget that I am giving away a Cricut Mini this weekend!!! It's a great way to celebrate NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY on May 5th.