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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mother's Day Roses Card

Spent most of Mon 4/26 morn trying to figure out why my Cricut Explore Air would not cut. It would start some time and then stop and then it would not start at all and give me errors. It indicated to retry which I did and then it indicated to call customer service if problem continued. I phoned Cricut and was on hold and then disconnected. Phoned again and was on hold for long time & finally I hung up. I tried cutting using the USB and that worked so I determined the problem was either with the wireless bluetooth and/or the Cricut plugin that I had loaded recently when I was told to update and load the new plugin. I read a bunch of different things online and discovered that the plugin had to be 'activated always' and I had it as 'ask to activate.' It was not asking me to activate and not sure why. I have other programs on my pc and I have those set to ask me if it is ok to run as in 'ask to activate' and  they work fine. So, I changed the Cricut plugin to 'always activate' and the bluetooth was able to cut.

Created this Mother's Day card with inspiration from Mary of Cardz TV. You can click here to see Mary's card.

Used a Hero Arts stamp for sentiment. Instead of using foam tape I used a piece of self-adhesive foam cut to be just slightly smaller than the red layer placed between the base & red layer. Added ribbon & bow. Used Wink of Stella clear on the Roses.

Supplies List 

Cricut cartridge:  A Child's Year 8" x 5.5" white scallop base  
   Walk In My Garden 2.75" Roses
foam: self-adhesive - between base & red layer
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine:  Cricut Explore Air
paper: cardstock - red, white 
pen: Wink of Stella clear - on Roses
ribbon: ribbon trends gingham black
stamp: Hero Arts CL498 - sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:  

4/28 C.R.A.F.T. Ch 308 Make Your Own Embellishment 5E(#2) 4/23  made bow

4/30 DL.ART Apr Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 4/1 

5/3 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: Anything Goes   5E(#2) 4/27

5/4 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#149 Use at least 2 Dies UE 4/28  2 Dies - Base of Card, Roses

5/6 DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#155 Mother's Day/TY 5E(#3) no stack 4/23
5/7 Cardz TV Card Des Ch #8 Mother's Day 3E(#3) 4/24

5/10 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Ch#54 Mother's Day UE 4/27
5/10 Fantabulous Cricut Ch#250 Celebrate Mom 3E(#1) 4/27


  1. Very nice! The roses are very nice and I like the touch of the gingham ribbon.

  2. Nice love those styling roses. I was just on pinterest looking at calligraphy and thought of you. Big hugs DIANA L. Thanks for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #155"MOTHERS DAY" HAVE a blessed day.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I appreciate it, your card is lovely and those roses are adorable. Yep my blog was named after me in latin hence the Bee in Bee Divine lol.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I appreciate it, your card is lovely and those roses are adorable. Yep my blog was named after me in latin hence the Bee in Bee Divine lol.

  5. Such a sweet Mother's Day card, perfect little how. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  6. Pretty card! So glad you figured out the plug-in thing. I had an issue after the Design Space update! And it was the same issue, but I wasn't using the bluetooth then. When I changed it to 'always activate' it worked! I was getting frustrated at first. I must have ran the download a 1/2 dozen times before I got it to work right!!

  7. That sounds like a frustrating day! Glad the issue is resolved :). Your card is gorgeous! I love those red roses! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB this week!

  8. A really pretty card - love those flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Beautiful card. I always loved these roses!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  10. This is so sweet. I love those roses
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #155 “Mothers Day” Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  11. Lovely card! Such beautiful roses. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  12. What a beautiful Mother's Day card. Love the roses die. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Loves Rubberstamps for our 'Use 2 Dies' Challenge. Looking forward to having you join us again. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

  13. Oh this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  14. Such an awesome design! So glad you could join in with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Hugs, Dangina

  15. Such a lovely Mother's Day card !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!!
    Mayra DTM