Color Dare & A Free Cut File

This week, for the Color My Heart Dare challenge, our design team was challenged to “Choose Your Greens” and create something using only shades of green. As many of you know, I am a HUGE Cricut™ addict, but I haven’t had much time to play lately, so I decided to sit down this week and create this delightful Fall Purse Card using Fern, New England Ivy, and our Seasons Mix-In’s papers. You can find the full list of supplies I used on this card at the very bottom of this post.


My Fall Purse was created from various shapes and images from our Cricut™ Collections. After cutting out the images, I decided it needed a little something more, and, since I have so much fun creating paper flowers, I chose to add a Kraft colored Chrysanthemum with a button center that I attached with New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon.  Our Burlap Ribbon comes apart into individual threads, which are perfect to use for attaching buttons, tying tags, and adding stitching to projects.



The sentiment for this card came from our October stamp of the month, Thanks & Giving. I used a portion of the “Thanks & Giving” sentiment so that I could turn this into a Thank You card.  As you can see, I also stamped an image inside the card. I have enjoyed all of the sentiments and images on this stamp set, but sadly it is only available for purchase for a few more days, so make sure you snag it while you can.  It has so many possibilities!



I really enjoy the look of this card and how all the greens play well together with the Kraft flower. I especially ♥LOVE♥ having these Seasons Mix-In’s papers to play with knowing that they will match all of our current paper packs.

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Well, now the moment you may have been waiting for. How many of you clicked on this post for the “Free Cut File”? Well… there’s a catch. (no pouting) In order to receive the Free Design Space™ Cut File from me for this Fall Purse Card, you need to enter one of our weekly Color My Heart Dare Challenges. Simply add the initials “MC” (for Miss. Carrie) after your entry, and I will send you the Design Space™ link for this adorable Fall Purse Card. Are you ready for the challenge? 

I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Thanks & Giving Stamp Set

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New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Block Starter Kit

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Tombow Adhesive

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3D Foam Dots

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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Flower Market Flower


Our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge has many three-dimensional flower images included along with all of the other amazing layered images.  Each week, I will be posting a simple tutorial of how to use those flower images to create the flowers show on the cartridge, PLUS how to make other flowers using the images included on the Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. This week, I am going to show you how to create a Chrysanthemum  that you can use on your upcoming projects.   As always, I have listed the supplies used on this project at the bottom of this post.


  1. In Cricut® Design Space, insert the Chrysanthemum – #MFADEB0 image into your canvas.
  2. Change the color of the flower images to the desired colors. You can do this by choosing the color by clicking the Ink Blot to open the Layers Attributes panel or by going to Color Sync and dragging them all to the same color.
  3. The leaves are created from the Leaf – #MD676A8 image.  I used the CONTOUR option to remove the inner cut-outs, sized the leaves proportionate to the largest flower, then duplicated.  This is what my canvas looked like before cutting my images.
  4. Once you have cut out the images, you can begin using your Bone Folder to curl the petals.  I use my Bone Folder on the petals as if I were curling ribbon with scissors.  Be gentle to avoid tearing the cardstock.    Since Close to My Heart is two sided cardstock, I choose to alternate the lighter and darker sides of my flowers when curling.
  5. Layer each set of same-size flowers together and adhere in the center.
  6. Using a 3D Foam Dot, adhere each set of “Flowers” together. This will give it the same bulk and dimension as a true Chrysanthemum.
  7. Adhere a Gem or paper circle in the center of the flower.
  8. Create a crease in the center of each leaf by folding it in half, then attach to the back of the flower using a 3D Foam Dot.

This can be created with any shade from our beautiful cardstock color palette or cut from White Cardstock and use ink to create an ombre effect.  I often like to search for  images of the flower I am creating for color options. God has created so many beautiful flowers in a variety of colors.  Your imagination is your only limit. I can’t wait to see what you create using this Chrysanthemum.


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Flower Market Cricut Bundle

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12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

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12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

Cricut Air 2 Machine

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Bone Folder

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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3D Foam Dots

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Gold Glitter Gems

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