An October Birthday Card with Cricut

I made this card for one of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet and today is her 40th birthday.

I used a mix of patterned papers and Cricut cartridges to make this card.  The little squirrel, cut at 1″ tall, is from Noah’s ABC’s.  If you don’t have this cartridge, you should buy it for the truly beautifully styled animals.  The chicken, squirrel, and cow are wonderful.

The wheelbarrow is from Walk in My Garden (1.5″ tall).  The rolled flowers are from Artiste (2.25″ tall and 1.5″ tall).  The 40th birthday candle is from Something to Celebrate (1.5″ tall).  The circle cuts, scalloped circle, and pumpkins are from Cricut Essentials.  I cut several layers and adhered them together to add dimension and strength.  The wheelbarrow was cut twice in the woodgrain paper and once in solid gray.  I trimmed the wheel from the solid gray cut and adhered it on top of the layered wheelbarrows.  I used my Copic E59 walnut to add a “stem” to the pumpkins.  The patterned paper circle is adhered to the Bazzill layer with foam tape.

The ribbon is from Paper Trey Ink in Smokey Shadow and the sentiment is stamped in the same color.  The papers are from Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye, Kaisercraft, and Bazzill.  I used Paper Trey Ink as the base for this card and applied the patterned papers on the front, back, and inside of the card base. Before adhering the patterned paper, I scored the Paper Trey Ink cardstock with a quarter inch wide center fold to allow for some inner depth.  I used Sparkle and Sprinkle glitter in Snow Angel for the candle.  The completed card measures 5.25″ square.

And here is the inside of the card:

The cupcake is from Inky Antics and uses brown and apricot honeycomb paper.  I made a cupcake stand with a circle punch.  There is an identical squirrel to the one on the front perched on top of the cupcake holding a little birthday candle from a Martha Stewart punch.  The inner sentiment area measures 2″ by 3.25″.  I framed it in the Bazzill card stock and attached it with foam tape.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

A 5.25 inch square card has become one of my favorite chunky card sizes due to Lori Whitlock’s fabulous 5.5 inch mailer available for purchase at the Silhouette store and in her on-line store.  I used Paper Trey Ink for the outer box and patterned paper for the interior.  What a great way to package and personalize your mailer for your cards.

Check your mailbox today for delivery and Happy Birthday, Sherry!

Cricut Recipe Page – Pilgrim Squirrels in the Cookie Jar

Another 6″x6″ page for the recipe swap.  This recipe page is for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (with Cream Cheese frosting).  If you are interested in the cookie recipe, you can find it here.  And if you are interested in the Cricut recipe, you can find it here.

This page uses the new “Create a Critter 2” pilgrim squirrel (cut at 2.25 inches tall).  The squirrel popping out for the cookie jar is also from “Create a Critter 2” although her cap is from Everyday Paper Doll Dress Up.  I used Cricut Craft Room (CCR) to size the cap to fit the squirrel.  The cookie jar is actually the vase from “Walk in My Garden”.  I used CCR to re-size the vase a little wider than the original cut.  I made the cookie jar lid by welding a rectangle and a circle together and then sizing to fit the jar.  The pumpkin label on the cookie jar is from “Create a Critter” and Cricut Essentials.  And the little leaves floating about are also from “Create a Critter”.  I made the “cookie title” by printing and then punching with a 1.75″ circle and then taking bites out with a 1/2 inch circle.  A little Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey adds more dimension as does the Glossy Accents on the nose and eyes.