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“For Those Left Behind” Blog Hop . . .my first completed project for the hop

Kathy (clayton528 on CropChocolate) organized the “For Those Left Behind” Blog Hop . . . for those of use that were unable to attend Crop Chocolate’s retreat “Spring Fling”. If you would like to participate, there still is time, the projects are not due until 9am MDT on Thursday, July 5. Head over to Up in the Night with Kat to get all of the details and links to the other participating blogs.

I have not fully decided which challenges (one project can be submitted to three challenges – a lifesaver for those without a lot of extra time around the Canada Day and Independence Day holidays) I will submit my card to, but I am certain it will be submitted on Scrappy Canuck Studios because I knew it would be a challenge for me to complete a card in 30 minutes. I thought I would take a break from creating to share my first completed project for this hop.

I was recently asked how I like the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (only available from Close To My Heart Independent Consultants; item Z1686). Until this challenge I had only used my cartridge to cut some pillow boxes, goodie bags and butterflies for a Home Gathering. I thought this challenge and that question made it the perfect time to pull out that cartridge and try some other features and this is what I came up with:

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I cut the card at 6 inches from Echo Park Paper Co. Summer Days Yellow/Purple (Item #SD14018). On the Cricut Expression I selected the Card + Shift + Bttrfly2 keys. Pressure and speed were set to medium and the blade at 4.

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I cut the butterfly base at 2 inches from Echo Park Paper Co. Summer Days Red/Green (Item #SD14019). On the Cricut Expression I selected the Shift + Bttrfly2 keys. Pressure and speed were set to medium and the blade at 4.

I cut the butterfly layer at 2 inches from Echo Park Paper Co. Summer Days Scallops (Item #SD14010). On the Cricut Expression I selected the Layer + Shift + Bttrfly2 keys. Speed was set to medium and the blade at 4. I increased the pressure to high.

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The purple butterflies are those that remained when the card was cut.

A scoring board was used to score on either side the each butterfly’s body. The wings were then folded up. I used a dual action glue to attach the layer to the largest butterfly and the purple butterflies to the card. I used foam tape to attach the largest butterfly. Perfect Pearls – White Opal was added to some butterfly bodies.

Like on Craft Wars once the time is up you have to stop so I did not get an opportunity to stamp a sentiment on this card. I will have to do that before sending it to someone. I also think I will add some “trails” behind the dimensional butterflies.

I hope you like my card. Until next time…

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