Bernie Meme St Patrick’s Day Card to Make

This Bernie Meme St. Patrick’s Day card is sooo cute.  Whether you like Bernie Sanders or not (I think he is a little too liberal) you have to chuckle at the meme.  And I commend him for his sense of humor about the whole thing!  He is selling merchandise and donating the proceeds to charity. I got a t-shirt.

When I got a copy of this graphic, I just had to use it! This is a really simple card and the meme is just adorable!  And it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
Paper Selection for the Bernie Meme Card

This card is green (duh).  If you use two sided paper for the base card, you don’t need the 5 X 7 background piece. Just hide it.  But if you want to use a patterned one sided paper you need to cut it.  

The embellishments can be cut from any paper.  Patterns or glitter and foil would work too.  I used foiled paper for the gold.

Cutting the Bernie Meme Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black marker.  I used a nice fill in font called Quiltex.  You can get it free at FontBundles.  I also made my own fill in fonts because I was frustrated that when you draw fonts with Cricut, they are hollow.  To see more info on my fill in fonts chlick this link.

The pipe and the hat have several very small pieces.  Make sure you don’t lose them.  The cut out shamrock from the pot of gold was used on the inside of this card so don’t forget to save it too.

The Bernie picture is a print/cut image.  If you need help doing print/cut, there is a tutorial in the video tutorial section called “Design Space – There is Nothing to be Scared of” here.  While there, check out the other videos.

Assembling the Bernie Meme Card

This one is real easy to make.  Start by re-creasing the fold line.

You will then need to assemble the pipe and hat.  These have really small parts.  Look at the pictures above if you need help.  The hat and pipe then attach to the Bernie meme picture.  I use liquid glue for this step.  I prefer Art Glitter Glue because of the tip.  It adds glue in very thin lines so you can be very precise, especially on small pieces.  And it takes a few minutes to set so you can move whatever you are gluing a little.  It dries clear on everything but acetate, which I need sometimes, because I am messy.

Next glue the Bernie meme to the front and place the shamrocks around it.  The pot of gold goes on the inside left and the rest of the shamrocks go around the writing on the left.

And your Bernie Meme St. Patrick’s Day Card is done!  See wasn’t that easy?  It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.

Fun Facts About the Bernie Meme
  • Bernie is selling merchandise on his website and donating all proceeds to charity but unfortunately it is all sold out right now.
  • The photo has been transposed across time and place, dropped into historical moments, movie scenes, famous paintings and more.
  • Washington-based photojournalist Brendan Smialowski took the picture.
  • The photo has gone viral,  showing up on millions of Facebook post, webpages and yes even in Crazy Cricut Lady projects.
  • Bernie’s mittens were a gift to him made by a Vermont teacher who made them out of repurposed wool sweaters and recycled plastic bottles

Easy Baby Corner Fold Card to Make

This is a simple Baby Corner Fold Card.  I thought I had made a corner fold card before but no.  So I designed one.  You can easily change it for a girl, boy or make it gender neutral. 

We need something to celebrate now days.  What better than a new baby?  This card can easily be customized and fits in a 

You will need:
Paper Selection

The base card for this Baby Corner Fold card does have to be two sided paper and fairly heavy (100 lb. wt. at least).  I wouldn’t use pattern for the base card but the purple or blue could be patterned as long as the pen shows up on the purple.  The blue (or pink) and the purple can be any weight.

Cutting the Baby Corner Fold Card

The Cricut will do all the writing.  I used a black Cricut pen but you can use any pen in your Cricut.  See the trick here.  I used a font called French Script on the inside of this card.  You can get it for free and DaFontFree.com.

If you want to change this card to a girl card or gender neutral, just change the blue to pink for a girl or make it gender neutral by making the blue purple like the rest of the card embellishments.  

BTW, for the people new to Cricut, when I first starting using Design Space, I incorrectly assumed that the color of the mat meant I had to use that color.  Actually the Cricut will cut whatever paper you load, no matter the color.  Seems obvious, but that was a real light bulb moment for me.

Assembling the Baby Corner Fold Card

This one is real easy to make.  Start by re-creasing the fold line.  The top corner folds diagonally along the fold line.  The third picture above shows the card without that corner folded over and the first picture shows the fold completed.

Before the corner is folded over, glue the “Baby” overlay to the front in the corner formed below the fold over piece.  (See the first picture above.) Next fold the corner over and glue the piece with the baby paraphernalia on it.  Lastly, glue the piece with the feet cut out under the folded over corner.  The front is now done.

For those of you that don’t know, I use Art Glitter glue almost exclusively.  Click the link to order it from Amazon.  With the metal tip attached, this is the best glue out there.  The only drawback is that if it gets too cold, It freezes and doesn’t work right.  So the company doesn’t ship anywhere under 40 degrees.  Order enough in the Fall to last through the Winter.

Next, open the baby corner fold card leaving the corner folded over.  On the left side, glue the feet.  I used the cut outs from the front piece here, but you don’t have to.  Next glue the stork between the writing on the purple overlay.  And finally glue the overlay to the right inside of the card.

And your Baby Corner Fold Card is done!  See wasn’t that easy?  It fits into an A2 envelope for mailing. Or you can make your own envelope following the tutorial here.

Fun Baby Facts
  • The most popular day for babies to make their entrance is Tuesday, followed by Monday.  Sunday is the slowest day, with 35.1 fewer births than average.
  • Men are the best at changing a baby’s diaper.  Men take just over 1 minute, while women can take over 2 minutes to change a diaper.
  • Babies do not have kneecaps.
  • When babies are born, they have 300 bones. Adults have 206. Bones fuse together during growth to come up with the new number.
  • It is determined at around 10 weeks after birth whether your baby is right-handed or left-handed.

Taken from the page Fun Baby Trivia

Wedding Easel Card to Make

Make this homemade Wedding Easel Card for that special couple on their special day.  Change the colors to the pair’s wedding colors to make it extra special. Who wouldn’t like to receive a homemade card like this?

Wedding Easel Card set up
Wedding Easel Card

It is their special day and they deserve a special card.  This is it!  And it fits into an A6 envelope for mailing or you can make your own envelope by following my envelope tutorial.

You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Small piece of foam tape
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I did this wedding easel card in pink and a variegated blue but you can use any colors you want.  As I mentioned earlier, do it in the couple’s wedding colors for a nice touch.

The base card does not have to be double sided but it does have to be fairly heavy (110 lb. wt. at least)  Patterns work well with this card and I did the embellishments in silver foiled paper.

Cutting the Wedding Easel card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a silver glitter gel pen to go with the silver embellishments.  I used a font called Deadhead Script and it is available at Dafont for free.

There are a bunch of little parts to the embellishments.  Be careful not to loose the little parts.  I also used the little hearts cut from the champagne glasses in the card so be sure to keep those too.

Assembling the Wedding Easel Card

First start by re-creasing the folds in the base card.  The top fold is a mountain fold and the middle fold is a valley fold.  Next attach the overlays to the base card and the easel piece.

The flower embellishment has 2 parts and the cake has 4 parts.  Attach them to the appropriate overlay.  If you have questions, see the pictures above.  I would lay them out first, before gluing them to make sure they fit properly.  The champagne glasses go on the left on the bottom piece.  The larger heart is attached with a small piece of foam tape so that it acts as a stop for the easel.  Then glue the little hearts on randomly.

The placement of the easel piece is very important to making this card work.  First close the card with the flowers showing on top and the musical notes folded under..  Then place the easel section even with the bottom of the card.  Glue it to the top section (flower section) only.  Then open the card and make sure that the heart stopper is place correctly.

And your Wedding Easel Card is done!  See wasn’t that easy?  It fits into an A6 envelope for mailing.

My Mom's Wedding
Wedding Fun Facts
  • For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.
  • Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart
  • Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.
  • Brides carry or wear “something old” on their wedding day to symbolize continuity with the past. The “something blue” in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity, and love.
  • In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment
    to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase “tying the knot”).
  • Because eyebrows are considered intensely alluring in the Orient, historically the bride’s eyebrows were shaved entirely, rendering her powerless to attract a man. (I wondered why they did that on Grey’s Anatomy when Christina married Burke)