Monday, January 30, 2012

Cricut Imagine Blast Off Birthday Card...

Cricut Imagine More Cards Finished Card

Hallie finished the inside of the card using the Cricut Imagine Blast Off cartridge

Close Up Of the Cuttlebug Embossing 

Printed image from Imagine More Cards Cartridge before adding it to the birthday card.


This is the base of the card and I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Spots & Dots.

One of my very best friends since high school called me last night and asked if I could make her 3 year old grandson a birthday card. Of course I was happy to do this for her. Her grandson Trevor is turning 4 years old in a few days so today Hallie and I worked on this simple but adorable card. We decided to use the Cricut Imagine More Cards Cartridge. We wanted to use the "Hope Your Birthday's A Blast" image it is and on page 11 in the booklet. We worked on this so fast that we forgot to write down the measurements for you. I am so sorry about that. After we printed the "Hope Your Birthday's A Blast" image we took a photo of it and you can see that above. Then we took the colors brown and matching blue cardstock for the mat and card base. For the embossing on the brown cardstock we chose to use the Cuttlebug Spot's & Dots embossing folder. Hallie and I felt it worked well with this image. Then all we had to do was layer each piece and add some ribbon and that is basically it. We made this card a bit larger then I normally would only because he is turning 4 years old and I wanted him to have a bigger card for his special birthday. We took some ribbon that matched the blue's in the card and added a ribbon on the top left corner. That was Casey and Hallie's idea. Hallie wanted to decorate the inside of Trevor's card and she picked out these images from the Cricut Imagine Blast Off Cartridge. The rocket ship is found on page 41 and we used the same layers as in the booklet. Hallie also wanted the words to say "Happy Birthday" and the number "4" since Trevor is turning 4 years old. I can tell you that the letters are about 1" each and I cannot remember what size we used for the rocket ship. I used pop dots to add dimension to the main image on the front of the card and mono adhesive for the Happy Birthday letters, the Rocket Ship and the number 4 for the inside of the card. All of the card stock, ribbon and any other products used were from our stash. I hope Trevor loves his birthday card from his grandma.

So we just wanted to share this little quick and cute card for you today. This was our first Cricut Imagine Card we have made since I got it. I have to say that it is very simple to use. Although we have made little things here and there but never a card.

Hallie made a little box using the Cricut Imagine all by herself today. Tomorrow we will post photos of her project so you can see what she did. She is so proud of herself and I am very very proud of her. Hallie is only 11 years old and I believe that including your children and encouraging them to use their creativity is such an amazing and one of the most important gifts you can do for them. Anytime my kids are around while I am making something I always try to include them. Creativity is a beautiful thing and I always encourage them to be as creative as they can be.

 If you have any questions about this card or any other projects please leave me a comment with your email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for visiting Two Pink Peas. While you are here please take a moment to enter in my current blog candy for your own custom made stamp. After this blog candy giveaway is over I have another AMAZING sponsor that you will most definitely want to get in on. Big Cricut Hugs To You All! ~Terri