Popcorn Squirrel Birthday Card – Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Together

A bright and cheerful birthday card as requested by my friend for a member of her staff.

The popcorn box and the popcorn kernels are both from the Silhouette online store.  Despite my large Cricut library, I didn’t have a single popcorn cut.  I also picked up the pennant bunting at the Silhouette store.  There are multiple layers of popcorn kernels.  The “birthday cake” kernel was sized larger than the ones in the box.  I used the print and cut feature and filled an 8.5″ x 11″ page with various sizes of kernels – what a great capability.    I made the “HB2U” circle die cut using the Silhouette Designer Studio software with my printer and cut it with the Silhouette Cameo.

The squirrel and the birthday candle are from the Birthday Bash cartridge.  The squirrel was cut at 2.75″ tall and the candle was cut at 1.75″ tall.

The inside of the card is a popup using the Spinning Platform mechanism from Sizzix.  The sentiment is stamped and an extra frame of patterned papers.  Spellbinders nestabilities were used to cut the sentiment and the frame.  The “flying” kernels were attached via acetate strips to the sentiment.

The card measures 6 inches square to make sure that all the staff has room to sign it.

Happy Independence Day!

MBA Graduation Card – My Entry in the Cricut Circle Challenge

Although there is time left on the clock, this is likely my final entry in the Cricut Circle National Scrapbook Day Challenges that began last week.  It has been such a terrific experience; just what you would want in the Circle – inspiration, techniques, and enthusiasm.

This was a recipe challenge and required a bird, bug, or butterfly, three patterned papers, the color yellow, and hand or machine or faux stitching.

I made a graduation card for a friend who has just earned her MBA while working a very demanding full-time job.  Now that she has her weekends back, maybe she’ll try a crafty adventure or two.

I used the Happy Graduation seasonal cartridge for the owl and the seal (with ribbon), and Cricut Craft Room Basics for the tiny rolled flower alongside her cap.  I even sewed the layers of the card – got to remember to change out the needle before I sew again.


It’s been a terrific week – I added a new-to-me kitty to my furry family, was selected as a winner in the Cricut Circle card challenge to welcome the new Provo Craft CEO Ashish Arora, and I won a “prize” from Sizzix for my photo of my dog and my Sizzix Vagabond hooping it up in the Where in the World is Your Vagabond entry.

What a great week!  Hope yours was as well.