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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cafe Anniversary ~ How to Video Part 1

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
Click on any picture to enlarge.

There is a instructional VIDEO PART 1.. at the bottom of this post… VIDEO PART 2 IN NEXT POST.
The Gypsy File is available for this card by email. Just copy and paste this email to your personal email account and let me know which Gypsy file that you are wanting.

This is an anniversary card that I made for my daughter, Madison and her husband, Cory for their 1st anniversary…I used one of my Cri-Kits pens from . I am having so much fun with these pens!… If you are interested in how to use the pens to make them line up just right be sure and watch both videos.. There is a part 1 and a part 2. I hope that you love this card…it is simple but I thought that the simplicity of it is what added to its charm. Thank you so much for looking!!

(There are no Cricut instructions for this card.)
Layer 1 (on Gypsy)
Couple at table cut @ w 1.91 x h 1.94.
Heart and it couple layer cut @ w 1.55 x h 139.
Shadow Heart cut @ w 1.69 x h 1.47
My Community
Café Shadow cut @ w 4.83 x h 5.50... Duplicate this and flip it side to side over lap a little and weld pieced together to make the shaped card.
Layer 2 (on Gypsy)
Café Shadow drawn @ w 4.83 x h 5.50
Layer 3 (on Gypys)
Café cut (regular cut) cut @ h 5.50...set the height and the width will be right.
Layer 4 (on Gypsy)
Happy Anniversary" drawn @ w 2.72 x h 1.20
“1” cut @ w 0.20 x h 1.50
“s” cut @ w 0.15 x h 0.66
“t” cut @ w 0.26 x h 0.57

There is now a link at the bottom of each post where you can show off your recreation of my cards… the link to this card is below the Part2 Video... this will link back to your card on your blog, or the Cricut Message Board or a photo storage place like Photo Bucket…. I would love it if you share your recreations with me! It just makes me happy!! Thank you so, so much! Hugs

I love sharing the instructions and files for my cards but I do ask that if you use my instructions or files to recreate my card and place it on your blog or somebody else’s blog that you give me the credit for the original design. I also ask that you do not submit my designs for publication, profit or for any contest. Thank you!

Video Part 2  next post or click HERE


Ruthie said...

Hi Jeannie!

I LOVE this card! I am a less is more kind of girl and I think this card is perfect! Your daughter and son in law are going to love it. :)

When I purchased my Cricut I got a set of pen with it. I have yet to use them. I am off to watch your videos now!

I hope you are having a blessed day!

Ruthie :)

Kreative Art said...

Hey Jeannie,
your card is so elegant, like that
so much ;-))

Sherrie said...

LOVE that card! Those pens seem like a must have. I am off to take a look at them! (and also that My Comm. cart. Its one I've never considered before but now....). Jeannie you are such an enabler! smiles

TR said...

Cute.... going now to see the 2nd


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Ann said...

This is such a great card! I'm anxiously awaiting my cri-cut pens that apparently got lost in shipping :( Thanks for the great inspiration!

Grammy GG said...

Jeannie, Thank you for the great card and video. I am so thrilled to see the Gypsy lesson on the layers. I have a Mac and for so long I was left out of some wonderful projects because I couldn't use DS. You did an excellent job on the video and the screen shots were sooo helpful. The pens look like another wonderful tool to add to the Cricut. Thank you for all your time and hard work and sharing in such a sweet way.

Kate said...

I am SO excited by this card and the possibilities with my pens! I've already been playing around on DS to see what I can come up with. This is just a fabulous idea!! Great job, Jeannie!!

Rosemary said...

Really awesome. I just love alll your cards. I have the pens and love using them. Great card. Rosemary at

Sharon said...

Before I watched the video I wasn't sure how you got everything lined up so perfectly. This is just awesome!! I love the details to the front of the cafe! :)

Stephanie said...

I love this card. Your videos are wonderful. You explain everything so well. I would love to try this.

gagirl said...

Jeannie, your cards are so beautiful-involved and so creative.
This is another winner for me, I love the simpleness and elegance.
Looking forward to trying this card out as soon as all the ocmpany leaves for this weekend!
Great video, great pens.

nancy said...

Very elegant card. Thank you for showing us how to use the layers on he gypsy I don't have one as of yet, but know where to get the infor when I am ready. Your daughter and son-in-law are going to love it-----TFS----Nancy

Jeri said...

Wow Jeannie--This is fantabulous. I've been eyeing those pens for awhile now, but can't afford them yet. I haven't done much with the layering feature on my Gypsy. I was afraid of it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rima said...

Hi Jeannie, your videos are fantastic, do you know the funny thing for me is I can put a voice to all your wonderful comments you send me, it was fantastic to hear you, oh the wonders of video lol
I love your card, very cute!!
Keep up these wonderful video tutorials they are fantastic!! I often think of doing them but put it in the too hard basket haha
thanks again for your wonderful inspiration
♥♥ Rima

mforquer said...

I love this card! First off, your doggy sounded like he/she got mad and growled then sounded all happy! - so cute. Also, the layering your are explaining is great. I can't wait to watch part 2 to figure out how you cut those layers...wonderful card - love the couple on the cafe!!!

gabyangel said...

Thanks for such detail information, it made me run to see video two!!!! ... I will recreate this card!! you know I will, hehe

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PenLight said...

I love that you used My Community, it's not one that we see used often. I don't have a gypsy, but I love how you shared the sizing and it will help me in DS too. That Cri-kit looks very very handy! Can't wait to try one myself.

Sandy Bayles said...

I posted a comment on here yesterday but do not see it. This card is so cute. I love black and white and these pens are great. I can just imagine what all can be done with them. Thanks for another great video and instructions.

KathyM said...

As usual, I enjoy looking at your blog. Your cards and videos are wonderful with lots of detail. I think the pens will add a whole new dimension to Cricutting. My most fav part is your quote at the end of the video. Hope your day is blessed!

Terry said...

Great instructional videos Jeannie! Beautiful that you used two different carts to 'draw' the Happy 1st Anniversary. Your daughter and son-in-law are going to love this! TFS


ImSoKewl said...

Thank you very much for the video! Now, I have yet another item that is a "must have." LOL! I'm so happy that you went into detail and gave the tip about putting the piece of paper in while changing the pen housing. Little things like that make a difference and saves time and paper. Can't wait to try this out!

Neva said...

Thank you for explaining the layers & the add to design features so well!
I had played a bit with layers, but understand it better now. Love your cards & some of them really "speak" to me! I read where someone said you put a little magic in each card & I totally agree!

AmandaB said...

Wow, what a fabulous first video... I don't own or haven't see anything done with the gypsy.. I really like the layering feature on it.. The Cri-cut pens are to cool too. Well, I'm off to see your next video... bye


~JulieH~ said...

Absolutely fabulous card Jeannie and wondefulvideo and instructions. Happy Anniversary to Madison and Corey Oh my how this year has flown by!!

Lori EDU255 said...

Jeannie, your cards are so beautiful and look so difficult. Then I listen to your videos and see the work you put into them and know why they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Schulz said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video. I am going to try and make this card for my sisters 40th anniversary which is August 15th. I am sure I can do it with your wonderful video. Thanks again

Carrie K said...

I love this card. Thanks for the step by step instructions! I am off to watch part 2 now!
carriedan1 at live dot com

Anonymous said...

wow i love your videos!!!! althought I have a hard time leaving comments because they never seem to post - I have used many of your ideas for cards and you have brought alot of happiness to many of my friends - I have triedthe cricut markers but not the gel pens - they look amazing - thanks for sharing all your tricks and mostly God given talent thatyou have - you have been a blessing to me and I check for new cards on your blog about 4 times a week -


CraftsManda said...

Jeannie, I LOVE this card. Your video was so helpful, with the screen shots and the wonderful explanation of the layers. I've always been a bit intimated by the pens, but thanks to you, I will get brave and try them! Thanks so much for sharing. I just love your blog!!

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CraftsManda said...

Jeannie! I LOVE this card. Your video was so helpful on the layers and how to use the pens so it would draw exactly where you wanted. I've always been a bit intimidated by the pens, but thanks to you, I'll get brave and try them! Thanks so much for the screen shots and the way you placed everything on you mats. Your videos are so helpful and wonderful!

Kathleen said...

Hi Jeannie What a cute project. Thanks so much for the detail on using the pens. I wasn't sure about them and after watching your videos I see how fun they can be to use. I love the screen shots with the mats you show. That helps my learning process so much. Thanks for the chance to win a set of these pens!! I can be reached at

Vicki said...

Wow Jeannie, your video is just great. It is so informative. I am excited to watch and see what you create next with these pens. You are doing a great job with them. I love this card. It is so romantic

little cardmaker said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the dimensions. GCAU!!

barbsmith2536 said...

Your instructional video was wonderful. You sure know how to use your Gypsy. Love the card. I'd love a chance to win the Cri-Kit pens and to use them in my own projects.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a very fine lines with the Cri-kits.
And what are they easy to put in the holder.
Clever to give the tip to put a piece of paper under the blade house.
Nice idea to make a card in the shape of a café and to draw it with the cricut.
My seventh wedding anniversary was at July 1st, the day that you put these card on your site, maybe it brings luck.

Ulysses' mama said...

I love this card! I found this video to be very helpful because I didn't know that if you click on the eyeball that it will hide the other layers, so I had to design something just to try it!

Tracey said...

I love the card, its perfect. On the weekend my niece announced her engagement, I can't wait to make this card for her. Thankyou so much for all your detailed instructions.

Donna said...

Jeannie, I love this card, I agree it is the simplicity that makes it so wonderful. I love your videos and thanks for taking the time to do them. I have My Community but have never used that cut. And as a new Gypsy owner I learned so so much from watching your videos, the layer tips are awesome. Put me in you bet I want to win those pens
NanaDonna on MB

love2create said...

Jeannie - what a super cute card! I've had My Community for quite a while and never thought to make a shaped card like this! You are so creative! Great job on the videos! I don't have a gypsy or the cri-kits pens, but have used the markers with my ds and use the layers in exactly the same way. Thanks so much for the chance to win the pen set!
JeanH from the MB

janice said...

Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I am glad you went over the layering, because I was not real sure how those worked. I am anxious to try these new cri-kits. I just got my Gypsy and have not actually used it yet. I hope that I will be able to do it now thanks to your help.

Janice Taylor said...

I love this card. I do not have My Community yet but I am going to get it. I appreciate you sharing your talents with all of us. I understand the layering now after watching your video. I am anxious to try this now. I am new to my Gypsy - just got it I think I can do this now.


Got2BCrafting said...

Thank you sooo much for these videos. I never really knew what to do using the layering feature. I have the My Community cartridge but have never used it... I am excited to look at it again so I can use this technique. I would love to have the Crikit pens, I think they look better than the cricut markers. I have added you to my blog list and can't wait to see what else I can learn. Thanks again... I am definately inspired!!

Got2BCrafting said...

I was so inspired by this technique that I went straight to my craft room and created a card for a challenge (and a birthday). I put a link to your site on my blog post. If you'd like to see the card, you can find it here:
Thanks for sharing.

Got2BCrafting said...

I was so inspired by this technique that I went straight to my craft room and created a card for a challenge (and a birthday). I put a link to your site on my blog post. If you'd like to see the card, you can find it here:
Thanks for sharing.

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