Monday, July 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to Three! Just Because Cricut Cartridge

Hi Everybody!,

I made 3 birthday cards, well, two birthday and one card to uplift someone who's feeling down (that could be a birthday too!).  I can't believe I made time for making 3 cards and we also went to the car race on Saturday and on Sunday we went hiking with our boys (2 miles! - for me that's B I G) and then had Dim Sum afterwards.  I guess I wrecked all the good calorie burning of a hike with the not so good for you dim sum treats! 
When I did a card for Emma's Creative Time for Me website I saw such a cute card I had to scraplift it! (it is from Nikki at Scrappin' Navy Wife).  The colors are so bright and cheery!  I used the Just Because Cards Cricute cartridge for the watermelon then made another using the cute little ladybug and then one for my dad using the truck.

This card opens at the bottom.  Thank you to Nikki for the card inspiration!

I used Glossy Accents to highlight the seeds.  I just put a dot on the fatter end of the seed and then dragged the tip of  a paperclip I opened up to make the point.

I scored the card at the top and used the black cardstock as the opening for the card.

I got a set of inspirational sentiments at Michael's - isn't that a cute saying?  I added black rhinestones to the corners and chalked it in pink ($1 from Michael's  - can't beat it! ;~)

This is another take on Nikki's card and Regina Easter's idea to use Kraft paper for the background of the bug.  I love the scalloped edges of the card and there's also white cardstock behind it.   I used brads at the top and scored the back page to fold just where the pink scallops start.

I added white rose buttons I bought at Joann's and I used my wire cutters to cut off the little plastic hoops on the backs.

Here is the card from the side so you can see how the card opens.

There are 3 pink brads the run along the top of the card so it can open - and the score is only on the white scalloped cardstock on the back.  I used little pearls for the buggy's eyes.

Here's my Dad's Happy Birthday card.  I thought a truck would fit him - he's a retired orthodontist but always wanted to be a farmer and live out in the middle of nowhere!  Kind of an old-fashioned guy.

I used the Modern Label punch from Stampin' Up to cut out the label and 2 tiny buttons on the ends.

Inside I used another one of the sentiments from Michael's  which my dad will enjoy since he's turning 85!  That's a lot of fingers!!  And I had to include his favorite - a dog!

I embossed this with my Cuttlebug and then sanded it to rough it up a bit.  I love the way the stars look with the Americana of the truck.

 Have a great day!
-Lisa :~)


  1. OMGoodness, your card creations are FABULOUS! I am now a follower. ~Shen

  2. This looks great. Love all your creations. Thank you for joining us over at Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge.


  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I am so glad you did~I love your blog and have seen some of your fantastic projects...keep them coming..your work is great!
    Sherrie K

  4. These are all beautiful. I love that thick striped ribbon!!!! Beautiful job! hugs- Glora

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