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


Gran said...

These are wonderful!

Joanne said...

These are so charming, there's nothing like personally made cards and gifts. I hope your Grandson had an awesome birthday :)

Jenny and Jimbob said...

Looove the turtle!