Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy First Birthday Card

I haven't entered a challenge in ages and decided to do just that today.  I took the day off and did lots of crafting - some ATCs and some cards.  My nephew is turning one soon (I can't believe it!) and I wanted to make him a card.  Emma from My Creative Time also has a challenge out to use an older cartridge for a card (or layout).  I was playing around in Design Studio, looking at various modes of transportation and as soon as I saw the train on New Arrival, I knew that was exactly what I wanted to use!
I cut the train at 2 1/2 inches - cutting various layers in different colours.  I used Plantin Schoolbook for the number one, but manipulated it a bit in Design Studio to get the size I wanted.  I also used George and Basic Shapes to recreate the wheels - and created wheels for the shadow of the number one as well.

Yesterday, I learned of a great tip for making glitter paste from Linda at The Paper Boutique.  You can watch her video tutorial here.  In fact, she's got a number of great tutorials on her YouTube channel.  I followed her directions for glitter paste and used it for the number one.  I also added regular glitter glue to some other aspects of the train. 
I used an EK Success border punch for the grass (which I then ran through my Cuttlebug) and another EK Success punch for the photo corners.  Yet another EK Success punch was used for the little cupcakes which I placed on the train's cars.  I also used a Sizzix embossing folder on the two cars.  I felt that the engine needed something more, so I used a bit of matching cardstock, cut it to size, glittered it, and then glued it on.  Lots of the card's parts are popped too.

(By the way, if you have not yet participated in the Fantabulous Cricut Button Up for School Blog Crawl, there is still time!  I'm giving away a Stampin' Up Stamp Set on my post, so be sure to enter if you haven't already.  You have until Saturday night at midnight.)

16 comments:

Alma said...

This is adorable!!! Great job!!

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teachU14 said...

Awwww... this is so cute! Lovin' all the different textures :)

Jenny B said...

Absolutely tooooo stinkin cute!!!!!!!

girlia said...

This is really really cute

Tracey said...

Love the number 1 on wheels........so cute!

My Creative Time said...

This is SOOOOO FLIPPIN CUTE!!! WOW, I LOVE it!! GREAT job w/the challenge!!
Big Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

My Scrap Diary said...

What an adorable card. It looks elegant and serene. Im certain your nephew's mom will love it.

meredith said...

TOO CUTE! I love it, well done xx

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

So So cute. Love how you did this Kate :)

Linda Kaiser said...

Thanks so much for the mention! I love your blog and I am so glad you like the glitter paste.

Linda K.

LBCrafts said...

I love this and I LOVE the way you did the embossed grass. Stop being so creative! lol

Laurie

Kim. said...

This is a super cute card in lovely bright colours perfect for a 1 year old.
Kim xXx

DORCAS said...

This is adorable! Thanks for sharing!
~Dorcas

Best Hobby Eva said...

So cute, I love the colors you picked, perfect for a 1 year old. Great job!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This is just adorable Kate, your nephew is going to LOVE it!! Perfect for a boys 1st birthday!! You are a master with your Cricut!! I'd love to sit down and watch you work!!

Hugs,
Wendy

1st Birthday Photo Invitations said...

My favorite card! It is so adorable, kids will really love to receive such card.