Thursday, 5 May 2011

Cricut birthday card

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a good week and have enjoyed all the good weather we have been having. I've thoroughly enjoyed all the recent Bank Holidays and seeing friends and family, but I have to admit that I'm glad to get back to normal and get some crafting time in. I spent some time playing with my Cricut yesterday and wanted to try making a shaped card using Design Studio. I've had CDS for ages but I've had a lot of trouble getting the hang of it, so I decided to bite the bullet and just learn to flip, rotate and weld to make this card:-




I used the Just Because Cards cartridge and cut the dog card out at 5 inches. When I scored and folded it, she stood very well although she is only joined at the head. Of course a Scottie dog has to have some plaid on her person - that must be mandatory, right? But I didn't have any plaid background paper in my stash so I used a Waltzing Mouse stamp from the Off Beat Backgrounds set to make a little bit of my own for his coat and collar:-

I used some Papertrey Ink dies to cut out a heart shape to be his little coat and added a sentiment. I recently saw someone somewhere (sorry I can't remember or I would credit it) add a puppy to a dog card and it gave me the idea to cut a smaller dog and attach him to his Mummy



I did this by folding some acetate which I adhered to the pup and then cut a slit in the Mummy and fed the acetate through. This means that the card can be pushed together to fit in an envelope. I cut the collar and name tag, added googly eyes and some glossy accents to give them both a healthy damp nose

and they turned out better that I anticipated.

I'm going to enter this in the Make it Monday linky party where anything goes, Ann's Creative Nook anything goes with animals and
the Fab n Funky challenge which is not to use bought backing papers.

Thanks for looking.
Hugs
Carol x

14 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, this is cute as can be! I love the plaid heard. Nice to know the dog is sturdy enough to stand up even though only joined at the head.

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  2. What a fab project Carol! Well I think you've certainly mastered your Cricut now! A perfect card for any doggy person.

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  3. What a fabulous creation Carol...little scotty looks adorable with her baby....

    Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. That's very cute... Nice colors too ♥

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  5. Oh dear me and bless my heart!!!!! Super cute...super creative! You are too good!!!

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  6. too cute, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

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  7. Isn't amazing how much you can do with CDS, there are not enough hours to be able to play. Beautiful card

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  8. Oh Carol this is fab! My son would love this, he's got a thing about dogs, just adores them but unfortunately a dog card is as close as he's going to get.....lol - I don't use my cricut half as much as I should and the DS even less.

    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  9. awww, your Scotties are adorable!! What a fun project!

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  10. Wow. What cute scottie dogs. Love how you have made them and your tartan coat/collar. Very inventive. Thankyou for your comment and yes that is only my second try at oil painting unless you count the painting by numbers picture I did when 11yrs old!!.

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  11. Wow I love them . Fabulous creations and very creative the little tartan coat.very very clever.

    Marie

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  12. What fabulously clever card!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

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  13. Wow Love this!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week
    Heidy

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Thanks,
Carol x

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