Yay! It is Circle Mania Weekend and I am crafting in-person with my message board friends... but my daughter is home and I wanted to make some some cards for her to open while I am gone. She was a little teary about my trip away, so I wrote little messages inside of each, reminders that I am thinking of her. I put them in envelopes with instructions on which to open each day.
For my cards, I used animals that I morphed together with Teddy Bear Parade to create new and different critters that wear the little outfits from the teddy bear cartridge! You can see my initial post on that by clicking here to see a whole menagerie of characters! Some of the critters from that post were used on these cards today! These cards each finish 5" wide by 6" tall and are created by simply scoring a 6" x 10" rectangle of card stock in the middle.
Don't Daydream During Math card...
Crafty details for Don't Daydream During Math card:
- Base mat - trimmer-cut to 5" x 6" from a 6-1/2" flood-filled square created on the Imagine, printed from Best Friends (page 36).
- Balloon - cut at 7" on the Expression from Children Around the World (key #8). Shape was manually cropped down to 6". I snipped the inside balloon strings so the dog could be placed inside. The basket was embossed.
- Dog - body cut at 2" on the Expression from Teddy Bear Parade; head cut at 1-1/2" from Doodlecharms. School uniform cut from Teddy Bear Parade at 2".
- Bird - cut at 1-1/4" on the Expression from 3 Birds on Parade. Glasses were cut from Teddy Bear Parade (key #29) at 1-1/4".
- Numbers - Printing 101.
Backpack Bookmark card....
This silly card just kind of pays homage to crazy, clip-on, zipper pulls my daughter puts on her backpacks. This card features a pocket to hold money, a note, or (as I have done here) a bookmark!
Crafty details for Backpack Bookmark card:
- Mat - trimmer-cut at 5" x 6" and embossed with Cuttlebug Skyward Set.
- Backpack - cut on the Expression at 5-1/2" from Locker Talk (page 41). Pockets were popped up with 1/8" pop dots. I created a zipper by cutting a strip of metallic paper with decorative scissors. I also cut a 'blackout' version of this cut. The two layers were attached with 1/8" pop dots to create a space for the bookmark.
- Zebra zipper pull - body cut at 1" on the Expression from Teddy Bear Parade; head cut at 1" from Animal Kingdom (page 107, head feature). I used while gel pen to add stripes to the body. Glasses were cut at 2" on Teddy Bear Parade (key #29). I used a jump ring to attach the zebra to a hand-cut metallic paper zipper pull shape.
- Pencils - hand-cut yellow paper strips were "painted" with gel pen and marker to look like a pencil.
- Bookmark - Cut on the Imagine using Animal Kingdom (page 131, shift feature) at 5" floodfilled with a print from Doodlecharms (page 10). I tucked the bookmark into the backpack.
Stupid Smelly Bus card...
I used three critters from my previous post on my blog, adding school uniforms. I stuffed 'em in my favorite bus cut and added a little scenery to plant the bus on the road!
Crafty Details for Stupid Smelly Bus:
School bus - cut at 5" on the Expression from Locker Talk (page 34). Two black bases were cut and 1/8" pop dots were used between the two bases to create a little depth for the critters to exist in.
Blue base - trimmer-cut at 5" x 6"
Green mat - trimmer-cut at 5" x 3"
Gray mat - trimmer-cut at 2-1/2" high with top cut at 2-7/8" and bottom cut at 5"
Pig - body cut at 2" on the Expression from Teddy Bear Parade; head cut at 2" from County Fair. (Head was manually separated from the body). School uniform cut from Teddy Bear Parade at 2".
Cat - body cut at 2" on the Expression from Teddy Bear Parade; head cut at 1" from Doodlecharms. School uniform cut from Teddy Bear Parade at 2".
Frog - body cut at 2" on the Expression from Teddy Bear Parade; head cut at 1-1/2" (real dial size) from New Arrival. School uniform cut from Teddy Bear Parade at 2".
Bumper sticker - trimmer-cut after printing with Microsoft font.
Thank you for checking my blog post today! You can see many of my previous projects by visiting My Project Gallery, or click here. I am off to Circle Mania. Hope you get to do a little crafting with friends wherever you are!