Cricut Meets Spamalot

And now for some completely different –

a castle of (hiding) taunting Frenchmen, a cow, and a knight of the Round Table – must be Spamalot and another 18th birthday card.

Wait, a cow?

Yes, it is a cow slider card – when not sliding, the cow lives in the castle.

Here are the details –

From Cricut Craft Room, the Fantasy cartridge supplied the castle (at 6″ tall) and the knight (at 5″ tall).

The castle uses lots of layers (some chipboard) with foam tape in order to stand out far enough from the card base for the cow to slide in and out.  Here is how the castle stacks up:

The knight has a few hand cut items (his sword is slightly narrower and his tunic was hand cut).  His armor mail was the first element on the cartridge.  All of the other pieces were layered on top.  I added a piece of dark blue behind his face before attaching and his mouth was the cutout left behind, colored, and glued in place.  He has a few “under layers” of thin chipboard as well.

The number “18” is from the Sophisticated cartridge.  As this is a card for a twin, the two similar elements are the “mail” and “lace” (on the Downton Abbey card) and the number  “18”.  I attached the numbers to the shield and gave them a nice dose of Diamond Glaze to resemble enameling.

The birthday cake is from Something to Celebrate is cut at 1.75″ tall.  The candles are from a Martha Stewart punch.

The cow is from Noah’s ABCs and is 2″ tall and she is able to spin and slide in and out of the castle.  Two pennies and a pop dot were used to make the sliding mechanism.

The castle section is a 7.5 inch square of chipboard and covered with the “Hopscotch” cloud print.  It is raised higher on the card in order to allow for the sliding mechanism.  The slide slot is a 1/2 inch in height.  I was able to place it at the right location and cut it using Cricut Craft Room from a piece of 7.5 inch square cardstock.   I also used Cricut Craft Room to cut the underlying chipboard structure.

The sentiment is from JustRite stamps and it is cut and embossed using a Spellbinders die.

At the end of the day – this is a very substantial card.  I am happy that I don’t need to mail it.  This recipient loves Spamalot and chocolate cake – think I managed to cover two favorites again.

8 thoughts on “Cricut Meets Spamalot

  1. OK- you are just amazing! This is so much fun AND a real engineering feat. I love the shot of the layers– really helps to see how this was done! I love the cake impaled with the sword… and the clever use of printed paper to make the knight’s suit of armor! The sliding cow is the icing on the cake– well you know what I mean. Such a clever and thoughtful project!

    Your recent projects are making me want to do more papercrafting! I have so much fun seeing your creations!

  2. AMAZING!! Great construction and colors. The sliding cow is amazing. Love the cake on the sword and the shield. Thanks for sharing info on the sliding cow mechanism – what an inspiration.

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