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Hedgehog Happy Birthday Card

Hedgehog Happy Birthday Card

Handmade Hedgehog Birthday CardI just got the Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge. I thought this cartridge would be useful, because I make a lot of Birthday Cards. I was really excited to get this cartridge because each button has so many features.

Page from the Birthday Bash Cartridge

Each button has:

  • a Cute multi-layer Birthday Image

  • a card or tag shape, plus coordinating card layer

  • a two layered Birthday phrase

  • Two characters plus shadows, so you can write your own sentiments.


The card is from page 43, and I cut it at 5 1/2″ in craft cardstock. I cut  the scalloped layer at the same size in red card stock, and then used my Happy Birthday embossing folder. (the embossing didn’t show in picture) I cut the fat oval shaped from the tag on page 70. I cut it at 5″ in a piece of designer paper from the Sweet Nectar stack from K & Company. I cut the hedgehog at 4″ I think. It cut him out several times trying to find the right size. After assembling my hedgehog, I embellished the hat and blowout with white gel pen. Everything is recollection cardstock except the top layer, which is Bazzill Bitter Chocolate. After adhering the circle layers, I attached the hedgehog with some pop dots. Then I punched some holes in the top and tied a bow.

Supplies

  • Recollection Cardstock
  • Bazzill Bitter Chocolate Cardstock
  • K & Company Paper Stack Sweet Nectar
  • Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge
  • Cheap Ribbon
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen
  • 3D-Dots from EK tools

I hope you like this card.

Arrrrrrrrrrg Pirate Octopus Card

Arrrrrrrrrrg Pirate Octopus Card

Handmade Pirate Octopus Card

Supplies

  • Recollections Card stock
  • Die Cut with a View The Green Stack 70% Recycled Paper
  • Colorbok Texture Card stock
    3D-Dots from EK tools
  • Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge
  • American Crafts Thickers Niki Riki
  • Recollections Black Eyelets
  • Cheap ribbon

This cute pirate card was pretty to quick and easy to make. I started with a standard A2 craft cardstock base. Then I used my corner punch to round the corners. I used a 4″ x 5″ piece of blue polka doted paper from the DCWV stack for the background. I used a 1 1/2″ x 5 piece of blue colorbox textured card stock to add interest. Before attaching the background, I added some ribbon. After attached,  I placed eyelets in the corners. The octopus was really easy to assemble, even the white details on his hat. I added the completed octopus with some pop dots. Then I added my sentiment “Arrg” with some Niki Riki Thickers.  I hope you enjoy this card.

“Hi Guy” Mushroom Card

“Hi Guy” Mushroom Card

Handmade Mushroom Card

Supplies

  • Recollections Card stock
  • K & Company Paper Stack Sweet Nectar
  • Cricut Freshly Picked Cartridge
  • Bazzill Basic Cardstock Parakeet
  • Bazzill Basic Cardstock Marmalade Blast
  • American Crafts Thickers Niki Riki
  • Sakura Souffle Orange Gel Pen
  • Cheap ribbon

Here is a pretty simple Hello Card. I cut the mushroom at 3 inches. I embellished the tiny mushroom with my orange gel pen. The green background was cut using the the shift frame button on mushroom key.  What is your favorite image from the Freshly Picked Cartridge?

I <3 U Card

I <3 U Card

Handmade I <3 U Cards


Supplies

  • Recollections Card stock
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads  Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads  Tea Dye
  • Tim Holtz Ideo-ology Sprocket Gears
  • Red Felt
  • Recollections Medium Circle Brad
  • Vintage Book Pages
  • Cheap Ribbon
  • Metal Letters

A2 Handmade I <3 U CardI like to make mini cards to try out new ideas. To make the mini I <3 U card,  I loaded up my cricut mat with a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Card stock. I cut three 3/4 inch circles from Plantin Schoolbook. Then a pressed line return and cut circle, heart, circle also at 3/4 inch. After that was cut, I used line return and cut three more circles. I then cut the paper down to 3 1/2 x 7 inches and then folded it into a 3 1/2 square card. For the circle background, I distressed a vintage book page with some Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads. I cut down the book page to 3 1/4 inch and then glued it to the piece of the same size card stock. I glued a piece of red felt to the back of the craft card stock heart. I then used some pop dots to attacked the book paper background to the back of the card front. I used my hot glue gun to attacked the metal “I” and “U” letters. Then I placed a pink brad in the bottom right corner of the heart. To make the A2 size card, I used similar techniques. I hope you like these cards, and they inspire you to get creative.