Sunday, March 16, 2014

Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Box Card

One day while browsing on Pinterest, I saw a pop-up box card. I was intrigued, and decided to give it a try. I watched this video to get instructions and dimensions:

I browsed through several cartridges while deciding what to put on the card, and decided to use the Disney Classics cartridge to cut Alice and other Wonderland characters. I cut Alice at 3", but ended up having to use Ranger's liquid pearls on her eyes, since the cuts were so tiny they didn't cut well. I believe I cut the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter at 1.5", and the teacups at 2". I cut a few different hearts from Plantin Schoolbook to add to the card.

The clear strips that hold the hearts, cat, and teacups are simply a laminated sheet cut into quarter inch strips.

The "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Close To My Heart's Joyful Birthday stamp set.

Thanks for stopping in, and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Toy Story Birthday Card

A few weeks ago, my son was invited to a buddy's birthday party. It was a Lego Star Wars birthday party, but since I had nothing remotely Lego OR Star Wars related, the next best thing was Toy Story, right? I used my Cricut Toy Story cartridge to make a birthday card. The card base is 5.5 x 8", and the background paper is American Crafts, and cut to 5.25 x 7.75".

I cut the running Buzz at 6", since there are so many small parts to cut. To be honest, this cut was difficult to piece. I ended up with two extra pieces, but couldn't figure out where to put them! I decided Buzz looked complete anyway, and pitched the extras!

For the inside, I cut Woody's head at either 2.5" or 3", and then cut the "Hey Howdy Hey!" at 2". The "Happy Birthday!" Stamp is from one of the Inside & Out stamp sets from My Craft Spot. 

Cameron signed his own name (with some instruction on how to write some letters)!