Guest Designer Tuesday!

Welcome to Guest Designer Tuesday
at Cooking With Cricut!

Our special Guest Designer this week is Glenda from Glenda's Cards.  Glenda lives in northeast Louisianna in a small rural area.  She is married with two children and four grandchildren (whom she confesses to spoiling every chance she gets).  Glenda works in healthcare and in her free time enjoys crafting (cross stitch, ribbon embroidery, scrapbooking and cardmaking).  She also loves genealogy, flower gardening, and the Red Hat Society!  Glenda is showcasing the Cricut Forever Young cartridge today. 
I am very excited to be guest designer for Cooking With Cricut today!  I was very surprised to receive the invitation and of course, loving the challenge blog, I am happy to be here with you!  Cooking With Cricut is one of the first challenge blogs that I began participating in after I started my blog.  I always look forward to the weekly challenge and participate as I can. The Chefs are always cooking up beautiful and inspiring projects!  I want to thank everyone at Cooking With Cricut for the honor of being a guest designer today!
My fun with the Cricut began in 2009 when I purchased the Expression.  I am a member of the Red Hat Society and I started scrapbooking our fun meetings and travels.  Which soon led to cards and blogging!!  What fun!  I am always buying red and purple paper.  I enjoy finding cartridges that have great cuts for my Red Hat friends.  I was so happy to find Forever Young - hats, dresses, gloves, shoes, purses --- perfect!  Today, I am sharing a Tri-Shutter Card featuring some of the pretty cuts from Forever Young!

The card starts with a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of red card stock.   This card style is perfect for using your beautiful designer papers.  I am using purple card stock and the designer paper is K&Co. Red Hat Society, which I have been hoarding for some time.  I find it very hard to find reds and purples.  I have used several Cuttlebug embossing folders to add a bit of dimension. Swiss dots is used on the purple background papers.  Do you see the little purple flower on the hat? It is embossed with Bloom Dots and the hat (page 63 cut at 1 1/2") is embossed with Swiss Dots.  The purple gingham mat is embossed with Divine Swirls.  The mat cut is actually flower 3 on page 66, using the shift key and is cut at 4 1/4".  The flowers are on page 69, cut at 1 1/4" and the layers are pop-dotted.

With the card opened, you can see more of my selected cuts.  The Cricut has really been chirping this week!  I used ten different images on this card, plus the layer and shadow features!  The shoes tag is found on page 54 and is cut at 1".  I thought it was so cute and I just had to make room for it.  DMC Memory Thread is used for the hanger and the tag is pop-dotted on the mat.  Ooh la la is cut at 3/4" (page 57) and the glasses are cut at 1/2" (page 47).

I used the model14 cut on page 37.  She is cut at 3 1/2", first in ivory and then again in red.  I trimmed the red hat and red shoes off and glued them onto the ivory cut.  The dress is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder.  The shoes are cut at 1 3/4" (page 54), the purse is cut at 1 3/4"(page 56), and the gloves are cut at 1 1/2" (page 45).  Of course, Red Hatters love bling -- must have rhinestones!  Lots of inking, ribbon and rhinestones from my stash!
This is an easy card to make, but it does take time cutting out the mats and layers. The photo above is the card laying flat.  Hope you enjoy!  I had so much fun making this!

Again, many thanks to Cooking With Cricut for the great opportunity!

WOW . . . this is an incredible card!  Lots of amazing detail and so many special little touches! Thanks again, Glenda, for your continued support of Cooking With Cricut -- we love seeing what you cook up each week.

Please take the time to go over to Glenda's blog and show her some crafting "love!" She also has a link to a great tutorial for the Tri-Shutter card.  See you back here tomorrow for our weekly challenge. You won't want to miss it!

~ Jen


  1. This card is beautiful. CWC picked a very talented guest designer this week. Glenda your work is always fantastic.

  2. Wow!! What a magnificent card. i love all the details.

  3. Yes i second that ...........Wow beautiful creations :) Sandra H

  4. oh my goodness- this is sooo cute!!!

  5. Oh wow, love this beautiful card. ~Shen

  6. Another AMAZING creation from Glenda! Congrats on the GD spot! This tri-shutter card is just incredible! Great details as always!


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