Sunday, February 19, 2012

Scraps card #19: Spiderman Happy Birthday

This Saturday will be my little boy's 4th birthday party.  It's hard to believe that Denver, who is my oldest will be 4 years old.  Time is flying by and seems to be going by quicker every year.  He starts Kindergarten next year and already can't wait to start school. 
This year he wanted to have a Spiderman birthday party.  It is really hard finding Spiderman party supplies, especially birthday invites (which I usually make).  Cricut does not to my knowledge have a cartridge with Spiderman on it so this is what we both came up with.  Instead of finding a computer image we used Spiderman tatoo's!!!! I know, cheap cheap cheap.  I made 3 cards and I still have enough for a banner and thank you cards.  There were 16 image on the tatoo sheet that we got at our local dollar tree.  And of course, everything was made from my scraps.
Here's what we came up with....
Denver and I used the cricut Wild Card cartridge. We wanted to make some funky envelopes and I had this older piece of scrap paper that had a comic strip about perfect!
We used the Tweety card on p. 47 and also the Stitched Card on p. 35 and cut them both at 5".  I used the blackout feature on the envelopes as I didn't want the bird or the stitching to show.  We put the tatoo on the window of both cards just by using a paper towel and dipping it into a little water so it wouldn't bleed or run onto the cardstock.  For the frames I used scrap pieces of white & black carstock.  The cards were both cut from red cardstock and then we used a blue liner.  As mentioned, the scrap piece of paper was used for the liners of the envelopes and I had almost enough but since the envelope is deeper, you can't see the 1" or so that was cut off.
I added a red piece of ribbon that I had lying around and stamped "It's a Party" using my memento Tuxedo black ink.  On the inside of the card we had the birthday invite that I printed off on the computer and trimmed it to go inside the card.  This also really shows the spiderman image!
For the tweety card, I also added a spiderweb (also from Wildcard cartridge) on pg. 68 and is the frame.  Denver and I sprayed it with my homemade white pearl glimmer mist to give it that beautiful web shine! 
Hope you liked our inexpensive birthday invites and it gives you some inspiration!
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Use it Tuesday #25-Birthday Party
Cooking with the Cricut-Birthday Theme
Paper Sundaes #108: Birthdays
Sentimental Sundays:  Let's Get sentimental

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scraps Card #18 Cute Kiddy Valentine's

Finally...I have 2 hours of energy to make cards!  This pregnancy has been draining me of all energy and for the past few weeks I have been extremely sick.  I really missed doing what I love to do and also spending time with my family. The huge plus was my husband who did EVERYTHING around this house.  Thank the Lord for amazing husbands! Mine's a keeper.
I love the challenge this week over at Fantabulous Cricut.  It really made me think outside of the box with such a small surface to work with.  The challenge was to make a 3 x 3 Valentine's Day card.  Mix that with Create a Critter cartridge and some scraps that I have had lying around and this challenge was perfect for me and a no-fail!
My card base was 3 x 3,  mat 1 was 2 3/4" and the patterned paper mat (mat 2) was cut at 2 1/2".  I inked around the endges using a Studio G deep red ink. Every single piece of paper including the cricut cuts are from my scraps stash. 
The cricut cuts were various ones all cut at 2".  I used the zebra, bunny, hippo and skunk.  My favorite was the skunk.  I added some various bling hearts to each image and used pop up dots.
I entered these "cuties" in the following challenges
Paper Sundaes-Valentine's Challenge
Fantabulous Cricut-3x3 Valentine's
My Craft Spot-Anything Goes
Paper Play Time-Anything Goes