And now to begin the festivities I have some exciting news to share! In the June issue of Cricut magazine you will find my first ever publication! I can not tell you how excited I was when I first saw it. It was an amazing feeling. The card is a mermaid birthday card I created a while back using the Life Is A Beach and Wall Decor and More cartridges. And to double the excitement I had my second publication in the July issue! Want to win your very own copies of both??? Check out the end of the post to find out how.
June & July Issues of Cricut Magaznines
Mermaid Birthday Card June Issue
4th of July Card July Issue
Today's project is a pair of stair step cards I made with the Create a Critter cartridge. I love the stair step cards because it gives you so much dimension. The first one is a circus theme. Along with the Create a Critter cartridge, I used a large dot stamp inked with various colors to stamp the background, markers to shade the die cuts, and Stickles.
The second card is an under the sea theme. I used embossing folders and Distress Inks to create texture on the castle and the octopus. Then I sprayed the entire card with turquoise Perfect Pearl Mist for that under water effect. I'm not totally happy with the stamped sentiment I used, but the card still turned out pretty cute.
Photos Out For Publication!
As a big thank you for stopping by to check out the relaunch of the blog today, I'm going to give one lucky person copies of the June and July editions of Cricut magazine! Just leave a comment below and The winner will be announced on the last day of the relaunch event. Thanks again for stopping by. Don't forget to check out the blog every day this week for more creativity and inspiration and maybe a surprise or two!