Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hello Kitty Ballerina Grad Card

I made this card for my 6-year-old granddaughter.  She had a little "graduation" ceremony from kindergarten.  The kids were dressed in caps and gowns and it was the cutest thing ever!  She asked me to make her a ballerina with a cap on it.  Hope you enjoy the creation I came up with.  I think it turned out so incredibly adorable!  I used an action wobble on the graduation cap for some interactive play for her.  Of course, this photo doesn't do the action wobble justice. 

I used the Hello Kitty Font cartridge and using my Gypsy, I welded two shadow images at 4.50" images together for the base of the card, along with the graduation cap from Wrap It Up at 2.50".  Scroll is also cut from Wrap It Up at .80".  All paper is SU and is pink piourette, pretty in pink, white, black and confetti white for the base of the card.  The scroll is cutting using very vanilla and cherry cobbler.  The kids' caps and gowns were black with red tassles.  Though you really can't see it, the scroll has class of 2023 written on it.  I thought it was quite cute, the decorations for the ceremony had the class high school graduation year posted. 
Thanks for looking.  Hope this inspires you for any graduation cards you might have to make.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Porcupine Throwback Thursday Father's Day Card

Here is a Father's Day card I made for my father-in-law and for My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday challenge.  This week's challenge is to make a card using any Lite cartridge and add some bling.  I used the Handy Man Lite cartridge and glitter and shimmer paint for the bling.  This card is oversize to allow for his failing eyesight.  Although you really can't see it well in this photo, I used shimmer paint on the wrench to give it some bling!.  It's very sparkly up close.  I made two cards of roughly the same design and the second card is a regular A2 size card.  For the wrench on it, I used silver glitter for the bling which works out much better on the smaller sized wrench which is cut from the Handy Man Cricut Lite cartridge.  Hope this inspires you for your Father's Day cards.

The wrench is cut from Handy Man Cricut Lite cartridge at 2.75 inches.  I used shimmer paint to give it a little bling.  Base card is cut using a rectangle 6.25 w x 8.09 high rotated 90 degrees from Plantin Schoolbook and an image welded on at approximately halfway from Elegant Edges 8.25 w x 7.87 high.  Emma from My Creative Time did a video showing how to do this without using the Elegant Edges cartridge.  I then cut the same Elegant Edge image slightly smaller to layer on top at 7.93 x 7.57 inches. The porcupine is cut from Campin' Critters and all layers are cut at 4.80 inches.  I used a Peachy Keen Face Stamp from the Medium set of Critter Faces.   The quote bubble is cut from Create a Critter at 2.20" x 1.25" and the shadow 2.50" x 1.52"

For the inside of the card I used Create a Critter to get the inside shape and made a shadow for it using my Gypsy cut at 3.96 and 3.75 inches.  I did alter the width to make it fit a little better.  You just have to play with it until it looks the way you want it to.  Of course, I used Emma's MCT My favorite saying stamp set for the inner sentiment.  Happy Father's Day is from a Stampin' Up hostess set.

The cuts for the smaller card are as follows:  Porcupine cut at 3.30", wrench is cut from Handy Man at 1.50" and the base card dimensions are 4.25 x 5.50 for the rectangle and 5.61 x 5.35 for the shaped image from Elegant Edges.  Here is a close-up view of the wrench on the A2 card.  You can see the glitter sparkle in this one.
Hope you enjoyed looking.