Thursday, March 24, 2011

Birthday for 6 Year Old Grandson

My youngest grandson celebrated his 6th birthday on March 20th. He loves music and dancing. So I decided to make him a guitar card that is a banner. After making the guitar banner, I decided I wanted something that was more like a card as well, so I made a turtle card. Both cards were designed on the Gypsy and cut using the Cricut Expression.

Fifteen guitars (Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge) were needed. The opening in the guitar was eliminated by using the hide feature of the Gypsy, then I copied it thirteen more times. The edges of  all the guitars were highlighted with brown ink. One of the altered guitars was welded to the the first guitar (front of the card) with the useful help of a small rectangle (George and Basic Shapes cartridge). Using the Crop-a-dile 1/8 eyelets were added to each guitar. Hemp was knotted to maintain spacing and thread through the eyelets. The letters and number 6 (Lyrical Letters cartridge) were then glued to the guitars.

The circle in the guitar and the number 6 were outlined with stickles to add a little bling.

Cardstock: A C Cardstock
Cricut Cartridges: Paper Dolls for Everyday; Lyrical Letters; George & Basic Shapes
Ink: Colorbox
Adhesive: Xyron X; Stickles
Hemp: Darice 20lb
Eyelets: Making Memories 1/8
Tool: Gypsy; Cricut Expression; Crop-a-dile

This turtle card is large at 10 X 5 1/4. It is from the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge page 64. I used the hide feature of the Gypsy to eliminate the facial features, because I wanted to use a Peachy Keen stamp.

To make it a shaped card I used the Gypsy. With two turtles on the screen mat, I flipped one and welded the backs and heads together. On a second screen mat I had the image of the turtle and the turtle shell. The turtle was inked and embossed with the Cuttlebug Japanese Scales folder. The turtle shell edges were inked and embossed with the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder. Cute Peachy Keen 490  1 3/8" face was stamped to make the cutest happy turtle. The happy birthday sentiment stamp I don't recall the manufacturer.

Closeup of cute face and sentiment

Closeup of embossing

Cardstock: A C Cardstock
Cricut cartridge: Create a Critter
Cuttlebug folder: Japanese Scales; Spots & Dots
Ink: Colorbox; Tsukineko Brilliance
Adhesive: ATG
Tools: Gypsy; Cricut Expression

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birthday Card for My Second Daughter

My second daughter's favorite color is red. She has had quite a year turning lemons into lemonade. After losing her job in this economy she moved across country and started her own Concierge business. Just a month ago she became a grandmother of the most beautiful girl. Her birthday is today. She will be celebrating by seeing her new granddaughter for the first time.

The 6.25 X 5.25 card was designed using the Gypsy and cut on the Cricut Expression

Happy Birthday(Storybook cartridge) letters were welded together, two sets cut from glitter paper and glued one on top of the other. The scalloped circle( Lovely Floral cartridge) with ribbon thread through it was an idea I saw on another blog, but I don't remember who it was thank you very much for the great idea. The corners also come from the Storybook cartridge.

The scalloped ring is attached to the card using pop ups

The quote inside the card is from DCWV

The A7 envelope was made using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard.

Cardstock and paper: K & Company; DCWV
Cricut Cartridges: Storybook; Lovely Floral
Ribbon: Offray
Adhesive: Zig 2 Way; Popups(?); Terrifically Tacky Tape
Tools: Gypsy, Cricut Expression, MS Scoreboard
Quote DCWV

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Birthday Card for Another Grandson

I have a grandson celebrating his 17th birthday today. His favorite basketball team is the Boston Celtics. He has the desire to play basketball himself, maybe someday he will. But at the moment his talents seem to be more in the academic arena. Last year he was inducted into the National Honor Society.

The 5.25 X 6.25 card was designed using the Gypsy and cut on the Cricut Expression.
The Happy Birthday( A Child's Year cartridge) was welded to the frame and a separate gold one was cut and glued on top later. The card frame (Sports Mania cartridge) was cut then the layers were cut and glued on top. A basketball (SM) was cut, covered with Glossy Accents and Glue Pop Dot over the frame basketball. Prismacolor Colored Pencils were used to outline the player and add white detail to his suit.

The A7 envelope was made using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard.

Cardstock and paper: AC Cardstock; Me & My Big Ideas
Cricut Cartridges: Sports Mania; A Child's Year
Adhesive: ATG; Glossy Acents; Zig 2 Way; Glue Dots Pop Up
Tools: Gypsy; Cricut Expression; MS Scoreboard; Prismacolor Color Pencils

Saturday, March 5, 2011

21st Birthday Card for a Grandson

Well it is hard to imagine that my second grandson is going to be celebrating has 21st birthday on Tuesday. Seems like just yesterday he was a baby, than a boy and now he is a find you man attending college and working.

His card was designed using the Gypsy and cut on the Expression. Using the Gypsy I was able to weld some small rectangles from the George basic cartridge to the 2 1(Alphalicious cartridge),  enabling me to suspend the 21 in the window of the card. The card is a window card with jagged edge from the Wild Card cartridge. The card  5 5/8 X 5 3/8 was cut from black paper with white dots. The white layer was cut to fit the front of the card, embossed with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder using the Cuttlebug and the jagged edge was inked with Colorbox ink. The shadow for the Happy Birthday(Birthday Cakes cartridge) was cut a little larger and offset slightly.

The 6 X 6 envelope was made using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard.

Cardstock and paper: DCWV; The Paper Company; Me & My Big Ideas
Adhesive: Zig 2 Way; ATG; Terrifically Tacky Tape
Cricut Cartridges: Wild Card; Alphalicious; Birthday Cakes; George Basic Shapes
Cuttlebug Folder: Happy Birthday; Created For You With Love
Tools: Gypsy; Expression; Cuttlebug; MS Scoreboard