Chalkboard Card for a Teacher Using Cricut Design Space with Karin

I made this adorable chalkboard card that you can use to give a special teacher a gift card.


To make the card, I brought the files into Design Space by choosing Upload Image.


I opened the image of the cutting file (JPG) in Preview on my Mac and just moved that window onto the screen next to the cutting file pieces so I could see the colours used in the original project. In this case, I loved the colours because they are nice and bright so I used all the same colours for my card. I even had a great piece of wood grain patterned paper.


To change the colours of the components in Design Space, all I did was click the piece, that piece is highlighted in the Layers panel, then I clicked the scissors icon and then the colour I wanted for that piece.


Here you can see that I changed the colour of these tabs to red.

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Before clicking Go, I selected the individual pieces by drawing a rectangle around them and then I right clicked and chose Attach. This is so that the little circular cuts and scoring lines stay in the right place on that particular piece.


After I cut and assembled the pieces, I used some baker’s twine to string the banner pieces along.


I put knots in the baker’s twine to attach the legs at the front and back.


I just used my ATG gun to put adhesive on the back of the iTunes card and attached it to the back of the card.


I stamped a sentiment on the front of the card. The You Rock stamp is from the Avery Elle Celebrate Stamp set. I used American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder in White Opaque Finish, my VersaMark watermark stamp pad and my Ranger Black Heat Tool for the sentiment.


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by K S

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Ritamarie - May 19, 2016 - 9:20 am

This is a really great tutorial! Thanks!

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