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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hubby’s Birthday Card

Made hubby a fun card for his birthday, this year.


 Sorry for the blurriness inside.  It says: "Happy Birthday, you old buzzard!"  J

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridges –
  Best Friends (background; branch)
  Yummy (party hat)
Cricut Cartridge – Life’s a Party (vulture/buzzard; card; Over the Hill; candles)
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Glue – ATG; Zig Two-Way
Stickles – Waterfall; Yellow (no name)
Google eye
Sentiment – computer-generated

Created the base card (at 7”), using the card feature from the Life’s a Party cartridge.  Used the background (5.5”) and branch (2.4”), from the Imagine Best Friends cartridge.  Placed the buzzard on the branch.

You may notice that the branch looks a li’l bit different from the picture in the handbook.  I actually cut away one of the small branches from the top and re-attached it to the bottom of the main branch.  Otherwise, the buzzard, where it was positioned, would’ve been hiding that li’l branch.

Put a party hat, from the Yummy cartridge, on the buzzard, adding a pink boa around its neck. 

The inside of the card was created using the “Over the Hill” insert, cut at 4.4”.  I found you couldn’t use the same ratio for the layered candles, so cut that at 4.1”.

Utilizing CCR (just for designing --- I don’t ever cut from it), I was able to figure out what size the party hat needed to be.  Cut it at 1.8”.  The buzzard is cut at 2.3”.

It was a fun card to create.  Just hope hubby finds the “fun” in it.  LOL  J

1 comment:

  1. OMGosh-- this is fantastic!!!! What a hoot-- I bet he loved it. I love the details like the pink boa feathers and the eye! How fun!!!!


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