Today I wheeled and dealed and sold my old surround sound/DVD system and took the money and bought the Cricut Wild Card Cartridgewith the proceeds! I've been eyeing this Cricut Wild Card Cartridge for a long time now. Once I got home I couldn't wait to try it out. I was suprised and very happy to find out that this cartridge is super easy to use. But as with anything there are a few tips for this cartridge that will make your life easier
- Use the fit to page feature and always cut your envelope first. Once the Cricut calculates the size of the envelope write down the size on a piece of paper (there is nothing worse than forgetting the size 5 minutes down the road)
- Don't use cardstock type of patterned paper for the envie liners. It's just too think and makes it hard for the card to fit into the envie in the end.
- I didn't like using the scorepal to score these envelopes and cards. The scores were just too thick. This is a personal preference thing, but I found using the scoring insert with my provocraft paper cutter made a better score.
- If you are using the blackout feature to create a blank inside of the card, adhere the inside and outside of the card together before scoring.
Recipe: TLC Light Blue Cardstock, SU Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black from Michaels
Use a strong adhesive such as ATG tape to put the envelope together. Do not tack down the sides to tight to allow room for the card to be slipped into the envie.
For the inside of the card I used the blackout feature and the CS was SU Kiwi Kiss
This owl card took me about 10 minutes from start to finish to create. I did pick out my cardstock prior to timing.
I hope you enjoyed this card. I'll be making some more cards with this Cricut Wild Card cartridge shortly.