Cricut Graphically Speaking Card for Challenge

Hey Everyone!  Happy Tuesday!

Hope you’re doing FABULOUS!  I’m in a pretty good mood (tonight Monday) right now with all that is happening and going on!  I just had an amazing call with two great women, Britten and Cindy from the Club Ruby Designers DT.  We were having a great time talking about the amazingly overwhelming response to our Club Ruby Design Team Call.  We are also talking about all the upcoming projects at Above Rubies Studio including our newest DVD project that will be available at Club Ruby Designers THIS Summer!  (It’s ALL About Cricut Cards!!!! You’re going to LOVE IT!)

This Tuesday Tutorial I am going to create a card using the Sketch that Britten and Cindy created for the CRD Challenge.  I used a BRAND New Tool that I am “SEW” very excited about!   I purchased a Singer Hand held sewing machine from it was ONLY $16.00!   It DOES get “caught” in heavy cardstock a little bit, and its not an easy even steady stitch, BUT its REALLY cute and I’m VERY excited about using this in my tool box on a regular basis!

I also use:

  • We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
  • Paper from Echo Park The Good Life Collection
  • Hero Arts Stamps
  • Fluid Chalk Ink
  • EK Success Powder Applicator Tool – REALLY awesome for when you want a sticker to be 3D (Learn how to do this without the tool in the video as well)Hope you all enjoy!
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LIVE USTREAM ANNOUNCEMENT to Name Winner of the Cricut Imagine Machine!

I wanted to mention we ARE going to have a

LIVE Ustream on Monday Night, April 18, 2011 9:30pm EST.

We will name the winner of the Cricut Imagine Machine that we held a giveaway contest period for.  We had over 7,000 entries!  WOAH!  Can’t wait to see who won LIVE! 🙂

I will also be announcing a few other goodies from Above Rubies Studio and Club Ruby Designers.  I have some special shout outs to viewers and we will talk about who’s joining our Club Ruby Design Team!

See you all LIVE then! 😉


  1. Irene Baker says:

    Megan, you can get the EK Success powder applicator tool from I just went on line and ordered it after viewing your tutorial. It’s less than $8.00. Thanks for the tip, and keep up the great work. We love you!!

  2. Very cute card Megan. Thanks for another wonderful card and techniques.

  3. Cute card… good for mother’s day.

  4. Hello,
    a nice card!

  5. carolyn hartle says:

    Cute card. Thanks for the tips.


  7. Nice card Megan. Enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Cute card, thanks so much for sharing. I love your videos.

  9. anita backensto says:

    cute card-good for many occassions. anita

  10. margaret says:

    cute ideas.

  11. Nice card.

  12. Rhonda Harre says:

    Thanks for sharing this cute simple card. I have the Graphically Speaking cartridge, used it many times on scrapbook pages, but not on cards. You have inspired me to get it out for cards – thanks. My wish list is growing – I have added the EK Sucess Powder Applicator tool to it. Have a Blessed Day!!!! ps – Looking forward to the new DVD.

  13. Love this card and absolutely adore this paper!!! TFS and enabling as usual – thanks for the trip of baby powder and a brush —- i have been puting scrap paper on the backs of stickers and trimming around – this will be so much easier!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  14. Dorothy B says:

    Cute card. Lovin the colors.

  15. Kay Miracle says:

    Very cute card, thanks for the inspiration. I can’t wait for the new DVD to be released.

    Thanks again and keep up the good work.

  16. Margaret says:

    Thanks for the tip with the baby powder and brush. Loved the card

  17. ann deery says:

    Love this site. I just joined the above rubies club and purchased the April kit. This kit is such avalue. It’s loaded with lots of stuff! I love the ideas that you show in the video’s. Thanks for your inspiration!

  18. Love the sewing-edge application on this card. I have a small simple machine in my crafting room for stitching fabrics to cards and embellishing ribbons and tags. Can’t wait for the Ustream!

  19. Virginia S. Waddy says:

    Love this cute card, great job Megan. TFS!

  20. Cute card………..

  21. Nice card…love the colors…think I can do this!

  22. Super Cute and EASY card! My favorite kind 🙂
    I have been using the baby powder & paint brush technique on my stickers… works great and as we have little kids it is always on hand 🙂 Gotta love being able to save money by using “on-hand” items!!! Can’t wait for the Ustream and to see who is going to join the DT @ CRD!!!!

  23. Sharon Ostler says:

    I love my Corner Chomper, nice paper pack which was used in creating your cute card


  24. I was wondering when you will announce the new design team winners?

  25. Very nice card! I have seen the powder tool at AC Moore, also.

  26. Sewincin says:

    Way cute card!! I never thought about using baby powder to take the stickiness off of that tip and will be using it. I sew so can’t wait to put stitching on a card !! Thanks for the great ideas:)

  27. This is a great card!! I love Graphically Speaking! Thanks for the tip on the powder tool – I may just have to get one of those! I love the look of real stitching on cards too!!

  28. Katherine says:

    Great card Megan. Thanks for the baby powder tip!

  29. Great card I love the color on this card TFS.


  30. Such a cute yet easy card. I have Graphically Speaking but never really use it, so I can’t wait to try that oval frame that you made!

  31. Love it.

  32. Love your card and love the colors. Thanks for sharing

  33. Victoria says:

    Thanks for sharing Megan, I am a sewer and can’t wait to try this on some of my cards. I use to have one of those small sewing machines, but sold it at a garage sale, now I wish I had kept it. Thanks again.

  34. Christeen Baked says:

    Thank you thank you thank you. I am a newbie to Cricut and all your videos have taught me so much not to mention the hour plus train trip to and from work each day has been made so much more bearable watching your videos. Bring on retirement so I can have more time for scrapping!

  35. Christeen Baker says:

    Thank you thank you thank you. I am a newbie to Cricut and your videos have taught me so much. I now enjoy my hour plus train trip to and from work watching your videos. Bring on retirement so I have more time for all the projects!

  36. Debby Jensen says:

    Thanks for the card and showing us how to use the sewing machine. I have a big machine, found the little one at Goodwill and haven’t used it yet. Now I am inspired!!

  37. So nice yet so simple!!!

  38. Linda Jamme says:

    I am so impressed by your videos!. Great job. Thanks for highlighting all these new products. I did see the little sewing machine at Crafts Direct discount store. Cute card and it helps to see some ideas for the cartridges that I have. I continue to do the same thing over and over and over. You, on the other hand are never boring.

  39. Edwina Brown says:

    I love this card! It is so pretty! I am glad you showed how to use the singer handheld sewing machine. I wondered if it would be good for scraping. Thank You for sharing.

  40. marchelle says:

    cute card, and thanks for the BB powder tip. I have sewn all my life. but I rarely sew on my scrap projects because it is such a pain to bring out the sewing machine. SO…what a great tool.Thanks Megan for helping me spend money ever so wonderfully. !!!!

  41. Nice card! I like the idea of using the powder to unsticky the sticker. I wonder if you used a fragranced powder if it would make your card smell nice too? I like the idea of the small sewing machine too. I won’t pull out the regular machine unless I am ready to conduct a sewing marathon. TFS!

  42. Love all your tutorials! I learn so much and can’t wait for the card DVD.

  43. Love all of the things you do. I like this card, it is soooo cute. I like it when I can learn something new. Thanks again..

  44. Norma Payne says:

    Megan, I wanted to comment on your CD’s. I bought the one for the cricut a-z and the Gypsy A-Z. The gypsy had me bumfuzzled till I got the CD. In no time at all I was up and running. I’m anxious for whatever you come out with next. Keep them coming. Waiting for whats next. Thanks.

  45. I am new to scrapbooking, not very artistic either so the tutorials are a Great help. I have learned so much, keep it up PLEASE

  46. This is a great little card, and Echo Park is a wonderful paper line. I just wish you could find it in stores. So far, I’ve had to search for it online.

  47. Great Card…loved all your new toys!

  48. I am excited to see a project with a cart I have!! Can’t wait to play. Very cute idea. Good luck to everyone who entered the drawing for the new Imagine:)

  49. Mary Ann Huntington says:

    I like the card and the tips. Thank you again.

  50. Sue kennemer says:

    Love the card! Thanks for all the great tips!

  51. Tammy Brownlee says:

    I just learned of the baby powder trick at the Scrap Expo here in Orlando last week! Very cool tip! I also have a tiny sewing machine that I was going to put in the yard sale box. Not any more! Wow, never thought of using it on my pages! Thanks again, Megan! P.S. Very cute card!

  52. Janet Cram says:

    Love this! AS a new Cricut user, I’m trying to find simple cards to start with. Hope mine turns out as great as yours 🙂 Thanks for putting demonstrations online 🙂

  53. Wendy Elmhorst says:

    Love the tip about the Powder!

  54. Love the powder…I tend not to buy too many stickers – but using the powder to turn them into popups just makes them more attractive – especially since stickers tend to go on sale!

  55. Adorable and cute card!

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