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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Monday, June 17, 2013


I have posted a card very similar to this before, so I will post pics only.

Well, I was only going to show pics, but here is more detail:
1. Card Base: early espresso from Stampin'  Up
2. Chevron Layer: From DCWV Haberdash stack
3. "Wood" layer: light brown paper from Recollections, run through the embosser with a wood grain folder. I think inked the debossed side with Crumb Cake ink from Stampin' Up.
4. Screwdriver: I don't have a cartridge with a screwdriver on it, so I welded a bunch of simple shapes from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to make it. You can get the cut file here: http://www.cricut.com/project/ViewProject/4206/Mr-Fix-It-Card
5. Screws: free clip art
6. Dad: Free font though I can't remember from where I downloaded it. You should be able to find it if you Google tool fonts.

Feel free to "steal" this idea and make it your own! Have fun



  1. That font is really cool! Which cart did you get the screwdriver? Thanks for sharing at Exploring Cricut.

    Have a wonderful day,
    • Carson's Creations •

    1. Georgiana, thanks for the kind works. I have added onto the content of the card description and have added a link to the cut file for the screwdriver. I don't have a cartridge of a screwdriver, so I used shapes in George to make my own.

  2. Great job and thanks so much for entering at Exploring Cricut!

  3. Oh my goodness!! I so love how you 'pieced' together your screwdriver!!! And I love the bg papers! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Father's Day' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  4. Very clever - love that creativity! And, it's a great looking card. Thanks for joining at Exploring Cricut.
    Rae Ann O.

  5. Awesome job with the Screw Driver Cut, Miranda!! Great card! Thank you for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week!
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. what a clever card! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  7. You are so creative to make your own screwdriver! This is great! Glad you joined us at Exploring Cricut :)