You might not be surprised to see that I’ve used the Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish again to cut the message for this card. It definitely is one of the more versatile yet lesser priced cartridges that can be used for a good variety of occasions. I highly recommend this cartridge when you slowly build up a Cricut collection.
To begin, cut the layers for the “#1 Dad” at 1 1/2 inches. I’ve chosen light blue and green shades for the layers, to match the embossed green parchment paper background and the blue eyelets for the corners. After adhering the layers together, I used a red polka dot square cardstock to serve as background for the words, and cut (freehand) three pieces of “ties”, using various patterned cardstock.
Place all the cut embellishments on a strip of kraft cardstock as pictured above, layered on the embossed parchment, which is then framed by another kraft cardstock cut to the size of your blank card (I used a 5″ x 7″ blank card).
This simple design could be made more elaborate with your chosen strip of ribbon connecting the eyelets, or hints of glitter on the embossed design. But this particular card was made for the man who prefers the ‘more subdued’ than full of flourishes, so I think I’ll stop the design here and start filling in the sentiments on why I believe he truly is the #1 Dad!