I’ve never been to Louisiana, but it’s on my bucket list to experience Mardis Gras one day! I can just imagine all of the colors, sights and sounds…. and the food! Oh heaven help me, the food. I just know that I would love the food in Louisiana.
A week ago, Cricut sent me a challenge. Create a Mardis Gras project using their new line of adhesive foil. I immediately went back to them and said “Heck yes! I’m game!!!” Then after I had committed thought to myself “Wait a second, what do you know about Mardis Gras, you silly Canadian girl???”
True, I have never experienced it in person, but after a bit of research this is what I know to be true:
- It’s bright, bold and colorful! Full of greens, golds and purples.
- Mardis Gras is a frame of mind.
- Once you experience Mardis Gras you’ll never forget it.
- People are fiercely loyal to Louisiana. Forget leaving your heart in San Francisco. Hearts are left in Louisiana constantly.
With these things in mind, I set out to create a fun Mardis Gras inspired project. I wanted to create something that everyone could enjoy, whether you’re heading to Louisiana for Mardis Gras or just living with a Mardis Gras state of mind.
I settled on making a series of Mardis Gras greeting cards. I recently purchased some new hand lettering fonts that I’ve been dying to cut on the Cricut, so I set out to dream up four sayings for greeting cards and then design them.
Read on to see my DIY Mardis Gras Greeting Card Cuttables made on the Cricut and to download the cut files!
I decided on:
I then uploaded these designs to my Cricut Explore Air and added in a few a Mardis Gras themed designs from Cricut Design Space:
Next I cut the designs using Cricut’s new line of adhesive foil. It was my first time seeing or using this product an it is so much fun. It has this beautiful brushed look to it (think of the front of a stainless steel fridge) and is nice and thick making transferring bigger pieces (like the masks and crowns) possible without using transfer tape.
The adhesive foil I had was in purple and gold, so I thought it was only natural to put each saying on a green card! I had green cardstock on hand, so I trimmed it to the correct size with my paper cutter, folded it in half, then transferred the foil to the card.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I’m excited to give these cards to my girl friends on Mardis Gras to help them get into a Louisiana state of mind!
Feel free to write click on the images above, save them, and upload them to Design Space to make Mardis Gras Greeting Cards of your own!
Tell me… Have you ever been to Louisiana for Mardis Gras? Is it on your bucket list? What Cricut project would you like to see me make next?
Disclosure: Thank you to Cricut for working with us on this DIY Mardis Gras Greeting Card post. As with all articles on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. We only promote things we love, and we LOVE Cricut.
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