Birthday Cards

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Male birthday card

It is the hardest thing to come up with a card for a male and so I went with the border to be the main focus on this card. This was for my son.

I wanted to make a rectangle card and on the Ornamental Irons 2 cartridge on page 61. I sized it to fit on the Gypsy on a 4.5" x 6" card and cut out of a navy card stock that was one of the polka dot colors. I did not add the extra trim for this cut. Added a gold paper behind the frame. "Happy Birthday" is from Paper Lace 2 on page 63 of the handbook. I did put pop dots behind the greeting to add dimension.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Envelope for 3" cards

Envelope for the 3" Valentine cards in a previous post:

Using a patterned paper, cut 4.25" x 7". When finished, the white will be on the outside but to mail, I put them in a larger envelope. These are a great size to pass out in class or in person. Next is the scoring and on the long sides, score at 1/2". Turn your paper to score at 4 3/4" and 1 1/2"( in the video that I linked, she scored at 1" x 4.25").

Trim the 1/2" sides as in the above picture. Round the corners and glue the edges. In the above picture, both envelopes are shown and the one on the top is the adjusted (my measurement) and the bottom is the one from this video.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Flower Shoppe

I did buy this cartridge awhile ago and just got around to cutting some of the flowers. The instructions were not that great as with most of the Cricut cartridges so i did have to go on the web to find info. They are too large to put on cards, 3" were the first cut with 1/2" increments. They were fairly easy to make if you just use a basic cut 4, that is the cut that has a tag to glue. More attention to shaping, chalking or inking is needed.

Yellow: Daisy 4 with Basic 2 center

Pink: Same as yellow flower

Light Pinks: Heart 4 cut

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mini Valentines Day Cards

These are the eight cards that I created from 1 sheet of red 12" x 12" paper. They are finished size of 3" folded. I did not originally come up with this idea but I did have the cartridges used and scrap lifted from " Everyday Cricut" newsletter.
The white scallop square was cut from Elegant Edges at 2.75" and then I used a red marker to go around the edges. I used a stamp that I had but it was the wrong color ink that I used so I used a very fine glue stick and went over the letters then sprinkled glitter over the them.
The animals were cut from Create A Critter and cut at 2.5". Added a punched heart that was stickled.


Frog Dog

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine card

Went to Archivers on Friday and they had a make it take it for Valentines Day.

The XO was a stamp and you use a versamark ink pad that you did emboss with a clear embossing powder. Stamped on the 4.1/4" x 12" card stock and then on a printed card stock and emboss, cut just the X. A border punch was used for the lower edge.

The flower was made from a "McGill" punch (Floral Petals) six times. Shape and then mount the petals on a snowflake shape with glue.

They do have a more detailed instruction on

Sunday, February 5, 2012

50th Birthday

This was a quick card that I made right before leaving for the party. I didn't want to make it too much of a joke card but did include the 50 on the card.

I ran everything through the Cuttlebug folders that I bought at Pat Catans and have that graphic feeling. "Happy Birthday" was cut from the Gypsy Wanderings, "50" was from Blackletter and the border was cut from Paper Lace cartridges to fit on the 4.5" x 6.25" card. All the sayings were stamped from a set and I couldn't decide which one to use so I did most of them.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Penguin Birthday Card

For my new son in laws birthday, I created this card. He is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team.

The card is 4.5" x 6.25" in white in which I edged in yellow ink. I did size everything to fit in the Cricut Craft Room but cut and finished sizing in my Gypsy. There have been too many problems with CCR for me to waste my time trying to get everything to cut and I don't have the room to have the computer near my Cricut and still have a work area.

The triangle is cut from George in yellow and then adjusted the black to be 1/8" larger. The penguin is from Christmas Cheer but did not use the hat. In Everyday paper Dolls were the rest of the hockey items. I did cut two of the net, (one in black and the other in light grey) and then trimmed the black inside net to attach to the grey layer. Added black pen lines for additional detail and Stickles on the skates, puck and penguin. The "Happy Birthday" was a stamp and run through a folder with the Cuttlebug. The inside "Happy Birthday" was cut from Create a Critter with two layers for the happy. Mounted on a embossed folder that I found at Pat Catans craft store and then used a border punch at the bottom of the white card stock.

Another view

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Zebra Birthday Card

Since zebras are my daughters favorite pattern for the moment, I created this card for her birthday in January.

I cut a rectangle and then used a corner punch. I did run the gold through the Cuttlebug Birthday folder but needed to run a section again to fill the whole paper with the embossing. I cut the zebra heart from the Love Struck cartridge. The birthday was a stamp on white card stock and then mounted on the gold card stock and trim to 1/8" around the edges and used a corner rounder.
I know that the way I took this picture you are unable to tell but this is a "pop up card". The zebra and cupcake are from Create a Critters cartridge mounted on a clear acetate and inserted in the folds of the card stock. Because it can be shown flat, I did do a reverse image on the back. I did stickle the cupcake and around the zebra although it is not showing up in the picture.