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New Day to Shine! Z- Folded Handcrafted Stationery

It’s a New Day to Shine! Z- Folded Handcrafted Stationery

Earlier this month I shared a blog article featuring  Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon Made with the Cricut which the little boys in my life adored!  If you haven’t created it yet, make sure to add it to your Cricut Design Space projects to create. Please make sure to review my terms & conditions page for more information about creating projects I design in Cricut.

 

Happy Birthday To Me!

 

In  honor of my birthday, today’s blog article I will be sharing a quick and easy handcrafted  Z- folded greeting card that brings  birthday encouragement to any young lady or woman in your life. This greeting card can easily be transformed into any style by choosing different textures, pattern paper, color combinations, paper crafting techniques, and sentiments.

I have had Jen Hadfield’s  “Best of Meilleur D’ Homemade Pattern Paper Collection” for quite some time now and I find the best paper combination gems that go along with the stamp sets I already own. It is FABULOUS!

I used this same paper pad to create my prayer journal you can read that blog article here and create one of your own!

So grab your favorite pattern paper collection, stamps, and let’s start making some awesome greeting cards!

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God.

PRO STATIONERY TIP

Once you have gathered all of your paper crafting supplies for this project; make sure that everything coordinates well before assembly. Once you’ve stamped you can’t un-stamp and once you’ve glued it’s difficult to salvage a card.

A fellow well known card-maker takes pictures of her cards before she assembles them and makes it permanent. I have found this so helpful when adding multiple embellishments.

It's Your Day to Shine Z- Folded Greeting Card

Supplies Needed

  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Advanced Tape Glider Adhesive or roll of double sided tape
  • Recollections Z-folded greeting card with matching envelope
  • Pattern Paper with coordinating sentiments and embellishments  Jen Hadfield Paper Pads
  • Thick card stock to stabilize embellishments
  • Favorite Ink pad to add dimension and interest
  • Favorite stamp sets from Paper Trey Ink :  PTI Bold Blossoms Vintage linens Peonies on Parade
  • Favorite sentiment stamp set: Stamp Simply Words of Encouragement
  • Markers of your choice
  • Ink dauber with applicator
  • black puffy paint
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Crystal Clear  Glitter Pen
Directions:

Stamp out each of your favorite images and color them to coordinate with the paper pad that you chose for this project. Once you have finished this step cut out the images and add any dimensions such as puffy paint or sparkle. Let the puffy paint dry for a few hours or even over night before adding the shimmer and adhering to the card.

To finish off your card: adhere your sentiments to thick card stock to give them stability and arrange them to your card design. Before I added the largest sentiment ” it’s a new day to shine”  I  used coordinating ink and inked the edges and added foam adhesive to the back for added dimension.

As you can see from the pictures the Z folded card has an added panel to add a message or more patterned paper. I chose to add coordinating pattern paper to tie everything together. On the inside of the greeting card I added a lovely message and sent it out.

As you can see from the pictorial slide show  you can use this same paper pad to create a similar birthday greeting using the flower as the focal point.


God will put certain people on your heart to send your lovely greeting cards to. He may even stretch you to send your greeting cards to people that might not treat you nicely.  Make the decision to be available for God to use your handcrafted cards to minister the love He has for them and You.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial. If you are blessed by the content I share please consider: reading previous blog articles, comment and share on your favorite ones, subscribe for monthly access,and donating to support the mission.

Many Blessings,

Kristal DeBold

Sow your seeds of faith & make lasting impressions with have faith stationery.

Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon Made with the Cricut

Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon Made with the Cricut

In last month’s blog article I shared with you a Milk & Cookie’s Greeting Card tutorial that features the CUTEST little milk and cookies greeting card design. I also shared two bonus blog articles entitled, New Feature for Have Faith Stationery  and  “When Handcrafted Meets Luxury: Japanese Washi Paper- Best Paper Investment.” If you haven’t read these articles please take a moment and read them.

In this month’s blog article I will share with you a greeting card tutorial I created from Cricut Design Space  for a child’s birthday card with matching birthday ribbon.  This is just the cutest birthday card set and my son just adored it! Over the years I have made plenty of sets like these that were a hit for each of my children.

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God.

Matching Fire Engine Birthday Card & Ribbon

Cricut Design Space File

Directions:

Using your Cricut Die-cutting machine cut out all the card stock according to the Design Space directions. Once all the card stock is cut; begin adhering each piece according to the placement in the die cut.

Remember you make awesome cards!


PRO STATIONERY TIP

There are some pieces that attach to the fire pup that are difficult to attach. Be patient with yourself . After many attempts; I chose to use a gold pen to color in a bell attached to the  red collar for the fire puppy.

Before adding the wheels to the fire truck, add the metallic brads first so that the wheels become interactive for the child. SUPER CUTE!

Adhere all the pieces to the card THEN embellish the puppy with puffy paint. Let dry overnight. I accidentally smudged my pup!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial featuring this adorable Fire Engine Puppy Birthday Card with Matching Ribbon that I created in Cricut Design Space. If you are blessed by the content I share please consider; reading previous blog articles, comment and share on your favorite ones, and subscribe for monthly access.

Many Blessings in Christ,

Kristal DeBold

Sow your seeds of faith & make lasting impressions with have faith stationery.

Milk and Cookies Cricut Greeting Card

Handcrafted Milk & Cookies Cricut Greeting Card

In last month’s blog article I share with you The Top 10  Requested Greeting Cards That Speak Volumes for Missionaries. If you haven’t read the article please take a moment to read it. In this months blog article I will share with you an adorable thinking of you Cricut greeting card that is just delightful to handcraft and share with the children in your life.

When I created this greeting card in Cricut Design Space, I didn’t have a die cut of a cookie so I created one out of die cuts I already paid for from previous cartridges. It is really simple to create a die cut of your own through Cricut Design Space.  To make a chocolate cookie die cut all you need is a large circle with several tiny circles then weld or punch the scalloped edge to the circle. You will see from the Design Space File that it is a print then cut file. If you don’t want to print this file and you would rather cut you are welcome to do so.

Continue to follow along with today’s tutorial and enjoy creating!

 

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God.

Handcrafted Milk & Cookies Greeting Card

Cricut Design Space

  • Cricut Design Space Cut File
  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, or Cricut Maker Machine ( Cricut Design Space)
  • For the smaller pieces I used a two- way Zig glue pen.
  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Printer with color ink for Cricut Machine Print then Cut feature
  • Yellow or orange card stock ( card base )
  • Pale yellow or light orange card stock
  • Light blue card stock
  • Medium blue card stock
  • White card stock
  • Peachy Keen Stamp of  your choice
  • White gel pen
  • Glossy accents

Directions:

Using your Cricut Die-cutting machine cut out all the card stock according to the Design Space directions. Once all the card stock is cut; begin adhering each piece according to the placement in the die cut. For the milk bottle I used Glossy Accents to make the straw shinny and stamped a cute Peachy Keen smile stamp face on the white card stock. In my opinion Peachy Keen Stamps are perfect embellishment for die cuts on children and youth greeting cards.If you don’t have all the supplies listed, have the liberty to play with your design.

Remember you make awesome cards!

Pro Stationery Tip

When working with glossy accents, make sure to assemble all the pieces together before adding glossy accents to your project . It is also a great idea to allow the project to dry from an hour to over night depending on the size of the project and how much glossy accents is applied.

 

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial. If you are blessed by the content I share please consider reading previous blog articles, comment and share on your favorite ones, and subscribe for monthly access.

Many Blessings in Christ,

Kristal DeBold

Sow your seeds of faith & make lasting impressions with have faith stationery.

Masculine Birthday Cricut Design Space Greeting Card

Masculine Birthday Candle Banner

Cricut Design Space Greeting Card File

In today’s blog article I will be sharing a free handcrafted Cricut Cut File that features a masculine take on a traditional birthday card. This greeting card can easily be transformed into any style by choosing different textures, pattern paper, color combinations, and paper crafting techniques.

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. Your handsome birthday card can be sent out to young boys and men in your sphere of influence. Consider every day as a great day to encourage someone who may feel discouraged.

 

 

While many in this world choose to tear down the very essence of boyhood and manhood-

let us choose to build them up! 

Encourage one another and build each other up.  1 Thessalonians 5:11

Masculine Birthday Cricut Design Space Greeting Card

Supplies Needed

  • Cricut Design Space Cut File
  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, or Cricut Maker Machine ( Cricut Design Space)
  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Pre-scored and pre-cut greeting card (I use recollections works great in printers)
  • Masculine pattern paper
  • Dark blue card stock
  • Light blue card stock
  • Dark yellow/ orange card stock
  • Light yellow/orange card stock
  • Black or dark grey ink pad
  • Ink dauber with applicator
  • Red/orange marker
  • Glossy accents

Directions:

Using your Cricut Die-cutting machine cut out all the card stock according to the Design Space directions. Once all the card stock is cut; begin adhering each piece according to the placement in the die cut.  For the background pattern paper, I added a smoky inked effect. If you wanted to go another route, you could use a masculine embossing folder to jazz up a grungy look.  Have the liberty to play with your design.

Remember you make awesome cards!

For the smaller pieces I used a two- way Zig glue pen. After embellishing the tips of the birthday candles with the marker I added glossy accents and let dry overnight.


* Please note that the original cut file included the greeting card base with rounded corners and an envelope. I chose to use Recollections from Michael’s card bases because I didn’t care for the rounded corners for this card design. Please have the liberty to enjoy using whatever paper crafting supplies you have.

I am hoping to create more masculine stationery because I believe that we need to pour out the love of Christ to the men and young boys in our lives and communities.

Ladies, the men and boys in the world need our support.

  • Young boys and young men need to be showered with praise when other’s are tearing them down.
  • They need encouragement when their friends decide they don’t want to sit with them at lunch.
  • They need more of our love when others belittle them or disengage from them for their faith in Jesus.

At the end of the day it is our God-given responsibility to shower them with endless love because Christ loves us.

So let us be the passionate card-makers that we are for the boys and men in our lives and encourage them to keep on keeping on!

 

I hope today’s Have Faith Stationery blog tutorial was a blessing to you.  It is a blessings to hear from you; if you enjoy the content on Hfscards.com please consider reading my previous post, comment on your favorite ones, and consider subscribing.

Many Blessings,

Kristal DeBold

 

“Hosanna, In the Highest!” Cricut Design Space Greeting Card

Hosanna in the Highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! ( Singing along in my heart)

In today’s Have Faith Stationery tutorial I am featuring a Cricut Design Space Cut file that is featured for Cricut Access members only.  It makes me so happy when I able to find pre-made greeting card cut files for my Cricut that Glorify God.

As a bonus to today’s post I have included one of my favorite devotional songs that my children and I sing along together that  simplifies Matthew 21:9-11 into a beautiful melody of praise. “Hide ’em in your Heart”.  


Hosanna in the Highest! Greeting Card

Supplies Needed

  • Cricut Design Space Cut File   
  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, or Cricut Maker Machine
  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Dark Blue card stock for greeting card base
  • Peach or light pink card stock for angel body
  • Gold Shimmer card stock for angel hair
  • Silver Shimmer card stock for angel clothing
  • Medium blue card stock for angel wings
  • Light blue card stock for angel wings
  •  2 pieces of white card stock for layer panel ( inside greeting card) and white banner die cut
  • Brown card stock for “Hosanna” die cut sentiment
  • Dark Blue ink with ink dauber to add dimensional detail
  • Silver star gems in various sizes
  • Foam tape or square to add dimension to Hosanna banner
  • Liquid glue of your choice
  • Pair this card with any of your favorite Scriptural sentiment and snail mail it!

Directions

Die cut all the pieces out in the appropriate colors, add some ink to the edges of the card base, and use adhesives of your choice.  If you don’t have a shimmery card stock you can substitute for Shimmer pens or glitter card stock of your choice.

 

 With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. This beautiful card can be sent any time of year and it is not limited to the birth of Christ:

Let’s make our focus as believers in  Jesus Christ be on the resurrection of Him because that is the place we are to live our lives.

Steve Green Hosanna!

 I hope you enjoyed today’s Cricut Design Space Tutorial of ” Hosanna in the Highest” greeting card as well as the beautiful song for the whole family to sing along to.  I hope that Have Faith Stationery  blog posts inspire you to snail mail handcrafted stationery that shares such truthful and  powerful messages about Jesus Christ.  If you have any questions, please comment below.

Many Blessings,

Kristal

Walk Through Prayer Journal Made with the Cricut Explore Air Machine

Walk Through Prayer Journal Made with the Cricut Explore Air Machine

Have you ever wanted to keep track of your prayer life? Create your personal Prayer Journal with just a few supplies!

In today’s blog article I will share with you a pictorial walk through of my prayer journal made with the Cricut Explore Air and the Design Space File to create your very own Prayer Journal!

The Cricut Design Space file is quite large and this project will take you some time.  I  home school my children so I had to break it up into a span of a week or so (give or take). I think I started with printing and cutting first then I laminated each section last. Although it is time consuming it is worth it especially if you are serious about documenting your prayer life and journey with Jesus Christ. The only thing I think I would change about the process would be to have it spiral bound rather than in a binder.

Walk Through Prayer Journal Made with the Cricut Explore Air Machine

Supplies Used

Paper Pack 12×12  Jen Hadfield  Best of Meilleur D’ Mejor De ( Paper pad unavailable for purchase)

Michaels 110lb  white card stock

Michaels 65lb white cardstock

Epson Workforce 3620 printer

Cricut Air Machine

Cricut Design Space Prayer Journal File

Scotch Laminator with pouches

Xyron Machine Adhesive

3 Hole punch

White Binder

Notebook filler paper

Quick Tip: Before attaching the label to the journalling sections and laminating the paper, adhere some double sided tape on the back of the scrapbook paper to keep the alignment straight .  This extra step is tedious but you will be happy with the results in the end.

Handmade Journals are my Jam!

As far back as I can remember, I would spend hours in my journal creating a variety of entries: poems, songs, doodling, and writing ideas down. Before e-readers became the BIG thing there was a place called ” Barnes and Nobles.” I would save up cash to purchase my favorite leather bound journals and collect them. Each journal had it’s purpose and it was so luxurious to have my own leather journal from Italy or France.

I am a prayer warrior and I really enjoy keeping record of where God’s hands are moving in my life. This prayer journal was inspired by fellow Cricut paper Crafter named Staci Williams. She posted a video a few years about how to create your own prayer journal. I personalized my own and over time it transformed into what I am sharing with you today. You can visit her blog  “Love that Bug” .

Through this journaling style I have been able to articulate my prayer life that is successful and effective. I am also closer to The Lord because I can just sit down and be quiet.  By journaling my prayers, I can have an open conversation with my Lord about what is really going on in my life that concerns me. Scripture says: If we draw close to Him, He will draw near to us. By drawing near to Him, I have seen so many prayers answered. I believe this tool has been so valuable that it sometimes gets overlooked in the community of believers.

 

Making journals and writing in them have always interested me. Sure, I can just go to the store and purchase a journal and notebooks to store all of these wonderful entries, but I have a lot of enjoyment creating things with my hands and technology. One day I will make my own leather bound journal, it’s on my bucket list!

I have been looking for an affordable and creative way to create keepsakes of all my prayer journal entries as well as bible study notes. I really want to make sure that I am going to consistently use the binding tool before I purchase it. If you happen to have a binding tool for your journals, please comment below. If you need advice about how to navigate paper crafting please take a moment to read my previous blog article ” How to Make Quality Cards without Breaking your Wallet.”

With just a few paper crafting supplies you can create something beautiful to glorify God. If you have any questions about today’s Cricut Design Space File please feel free to contact me or comment below.

I hope today’s blog article was a blessing to you and inspired you to dive deep into your prayer life.

Many Blessings,

Kristal DeBold

Free DIY Cricut Design Space Greeting Card File

Free DIY Cricut Design Space Greeting Card File


In today’s Cricut Design Space Cut file I am featuring the front of this card. I purposely did not include a  greeting card base because I wanted to give you the freedom to use whatever you have in your stash and not be limited.

This greeting card can be both for young boys or gentlemen. The pattern paper is what really sets the tone for each design. I hope you have enjoyed today’s Cricut Design Space Greeting Card File. To view more of the projects created with the Cricut Explore Air, please visit my portfolio.

DIY Cricut Design Space Greeting Card File

Create a stunning greeting card with your Cricut !

Supplies Needed

  • Cricut Design Space Cutting File
  • Cricut Explore, Air, or Maker Machine
  • Printer ( print at the best quality possible)
  • Card base of your choice
  • Masculine pattern paper of your choice
  • Coordinating solid card stock
  • Sewing machine for top embroidery ( optional)
  • Adhesive ( I use Xyron runners)
  • Memento Fade-resistant Dye Ink

Please Note: This project is for personal use only. Please refer to my terms and conditions tab for more information.

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. If you have any questions about this handcrafted greeting card design, please comment below.

Many Blessings!

Kristal

Beautiful Butterfly Greeting Card -Cricut Design Space Cut File

Beautiful Butterfly Greeting Card -Cricut Design Space Cut File


In my previous posts I showcased pictures of the greeting cards I have designed with the Cricut. In today’s post I am sharing the Design Space Cut File for the Beautiful Butterfly Greeting Card.

This greeting card was created before there was Cricut Design Space; however, for all intent purposes I have added it to my digital content to make life easier on me as I grow my handcrafted stationery shop.

I have purposely left sizes up to you  just in case you are in a jam and don’t have all the materials needed to create the full project. You can either use pre-cut greeting cards and envelopes from your favorite company or card stock of your own. In the final project I have used both and they worked out fantastic!

Please Note: This project is for personal use only. Please refer to my terms and conditions tab for more information.

Beautiful Butterfly Greeting Card

Supplies Needed

  • Cricut Design Space Cut File   
  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, or Cricut Maker Machine
  • Xyron adhesive machine ( Xyron creative or the Xyron X for tiny embellishments)
  • Card Stock for greeting card base
  • Light card stock for envelope
  • Liquid glue of your choice
  • Favorite background Stamp ( the stamp I used was from Japan and is no longer available)
  •  Favorite gem or pearl for accents
  • VersaMark ink pad for Embossing ( to create a tone on tone look I used a coordinating colored ink and Versa Mark ink to emboss)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Sentiment stamp

This greeting card file is set up for a beginning card maker or an advanced. If you want more embellishment for your butterflies, first emboss them with your favorite stamp/embossing powder then finish with glossy accents or a quick layer of clear embossing ink. If you don’t have these tools, but own an embossing folder- they will look just as beautiful!

 

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. If you have any questions about this handcrafted greeting card design, please comment below.

Many Blessings!

Kristal

Our Love Greeting Card- Cricut Design Space Cut File

Our Love Greeting Card- Cricut Design Space Cut File


In today’s blog article I will be sharing with you a Cricut Design Space cut file that will help you create a heartfelt message to your loved one.  Before there was Cricut Design Space, I had to figure out how to create the all my greeting card and stationery designs in a way that conveyed my message inexpensively and within my skill set. I am so thankful that my husband generously gave me a huge stack of his expired flight maps. If you have something vintage that isn’t something you can just go find online, I suggest using that as the material for the background layer.

At the time of this design, all I had was my Cricut Expression and a printer.

 

Romantic Masculine Stationery

Cricut Design Space File

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Maker
  • Cricut Design Space
  •  Cricut Design Space File
  • Masculine Pattern paper ( please note- the flight maps I chose are not available in stores as they are authentic flight maps that were given to me as a gift)
  • Adhesive
  • Printer or Cricut Marker ( write then cut feature- you will have to change that if you want to do this instead of printing)
  • Heavy card stock for the base of your card
  • envelope ( I have included an envelope in the file)

This is such a versatile design that you can change the heart embellishment and choose something to suite your style and taste. I have purposely left the greeting card dimensions as is so you have the liberty to adjust it for your taste. Please Note: This project is for personal use only. Please refer to my terms and conditions tab for more information.

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. If you have any questions about this handcrafted greeting card design, please comment below.

Many Blessings!

Kristal

Free DIY Cricut Design Space- Print Then Cut Greeting Card Biblical Sentiment

Free DIY Cricut Design Space- Print Then Cut Greeting Card Biblical Sentiment

DIY Print Then Cut Sentiment File

Cricut Design Space Greeting Card Project

Cricut Design Space Greeting Card

Supplies Needed

  • Cricut Design Space Cutting File
  • Cricut Explore, Air, or Maker Machine
  • Printer ( print at the best quality possible)
  •  Pre- Cut Greeting Card ( I chose Michael’s 5×7 card and envelope set)- perfect paper weight for printing
  • Masculine pattern paper of your choice
  • Coordinating solid card stock
  • Adhesive ( I use Xyron runners)
  • Memento Fade-resistant Dye Ink

The cut file for Cricut Design Space you are using only contains the sentiment and label. You will need to use your own card bases for the completion of this card. To view more of the projects created with the Cricut Explore Air, please visit my portfolio.

 

With just a few supplies you can make your own stationery for any occasion to Glorify God. If you have any questions about this handcrafted greeting card design, please comment below.

Many Blessings!

Kristal

 

Please Note: This project is for personal use only. Please refer to my terms and conditions tab for more information.