Friday, April 29, 2011

"Just a Note" Style Card

Sadly, it just wasn't in the budget for me to purchase the new Cricut Expression 2, and I LOVE the "Just a Note" cartridge that is included in it. I was so bummed to hear that it wouldn't ever be sold separately. However, after looking at cards people have made with it, I realized that I could make this style card on my Gypsy! I just needed to weld together some rectangles and shapes that I wanted to include. I decided to try it for a little card for a friend/teammate. Her birthday is on Saturday, and the rest of the 3rd grade team and I decided we would celebrate it during our planning time on Monday. We didn't want her to feel like we forgot her birthday, so we're giving this card to her today to let her know our plan. "Save the Date" is from the Sweethearts cartridge. I welded it to my card base and cut it again in patterned paper for a layer.

My party hat is from Straight From the Nest. Again, I welded it to the card base and then also cut it with all of its layers. Before putting it down, I added the green polka-dotted rectangle.

Finally, the center rounded part of my card is actually a liner from a Wild Card envelope. I adjusted the width and height to make it just the right size. I added more polka-dotted paper, and some plain cardstock for my message. I also die cut a felt flower and a tag with some PTI supplies to dress up this layer a bit.

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Core'dinations Cardstock
2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper
Harvest Gold Cardstock
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Folder
Beautiful Blooms II: #1 Die Collection & Tiny Tags Dies
Harvest Gold Felt
Tiny Tags Stamp Set
Summer Sunrise & Hawaiian Shores Ink
Rustic Cream Button Twine
Michael's Button
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink


  1. Super cute card. I will need to experiment with this. I also could not justify the new E2 with my budget. Summer is approaching and as a teacher also I need to plan for unexpected events that might happen during the summer when I am living on savings.

  2. Katie,
    Another great card. You did a great job using your cricut. Such an inspiration...

  3. VERY CLEVER!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. Amazing project - as always! LOVE IT....:)
    Thanks for sharing....have a great day my friend. :)

  5. Loving it !!!
    You're super talented :)

  6. That is awesome!! I will have to remember that for when I want a card like that!!


  7. What a great idea. Card has turned out beautiful. TFS

  8. What a super idea. Very creative! Love that gypsy, ha? It's amazing what we can do with that. TFS! Cute project!
    Sherrie K

  9. You are AMAZING! I like that cartridge too and every time I saw it, I thought I could make something like that on my Gypsy. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. I LOVE this! Hugs- Glora

  10. Great use of the Gypsy! Thank you for sharing this! Love it!

  11. Gorgeous card, you did a great job!!!

  12. This is a great idea. Would love a video tut of setting this up in the gypsy! I need to play with idea on my gypsy.

  13. How clever of you to figure this out on your G. You've inspired me to put the ole noggin to use and try to figure it out, too! TFS.

  14. You are so creative, great job! TFS! What a great inspiration to those who aren't going to get the E2! Love the gypsy, so many things you can do with it! Love your card, what a great idea for a "save the date" type of card! :)

  15. Great job recreating this design. It looks perfect!!--Pat N.

  16. Katie, you always amaze me... Not only with the beauty if your cards but the techniques you come up with. I love your blog it is so inspirational.

    Hugs Dusti

  17. What a great card again Katie.

  18. Great idea!! I am so going to feature this on my next TTT! Linda

  19. Hi Katie
    Your card came out beautiful. You did fantastic job I just love my gypsy it is the best thing for projects like this

  20. This card is wonderful!! :)

    TFS, Cheryl @

  21. TFS! Another good reason for using our Gypsy.

  22. I am so impressed what you can do with a gypsy and a lot of imagination. Great job!! I will try this soon. TFS Traci

  23. This is adorable--what a great idea!!!

  24. I love how this card is layered. There is a lot with a little work you can do with the gypsy. Thank You for sharing this idea.
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  25. LOVE THIS IDEA!!! This is perfect for a Save the Date wedding card!!! Would you share the gypsy file? Thank you for sharing this idea, it is AWESOME!!
    Thanks, Charlotte

  26. Oh Katie... this is so darn CLEVER! Of course I love all the papers, the details but most of all you did this W/o the new machine! See now you have more $$$ for PTI goodies! LOL.Just kidding but it does show you and ALL of us how to make it work! I knew you were a good teacher in the classroom and now in the "blog" ~ classroom too!
    As always you just inspire me to think outside that box!

  27. How creative!! I will definitely have to try this even though I was blessed by hubby and got the E2. Would you care to share the file
    Tina Gale

  28. Love it! My niece is getting married in November, and this would be perfect! Would you share your gypsy file? Thanks!

  29. I love these cards too and also didn't get the E2. I'm going to get my Gypsy to work today and try making one of these. Thanks for the inspiration!