Friday, April 22, 2011

Super Grover aka Super Uncle

Today's card isn't my usual type but I had such a fun time making it!  A few weeks ago, I saw a Super Grover card (I'm afraid I can't remember where) and was delighted to know that I had the cut on my Sesame Street Friends cartridge.  With my brother's birthday coming up, I knew I wanted to use the cut for his card.
I'm four years older than my brother and have such fond memories of him running around the house with a cape and helmet, letting us all know that he was Super Grover!!   He has since completed his graduate studies in biomedical engineering, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to remind him of yesteryear!!

Super Grover was cut with Sesame Street Friends - as was the sign above his head.  I hid the contours of "Sesame Street" and added "Super Uncle" with Jubilee.  (I don't have the Sesame Street font.)  I also created larger shadows for the sign using George and Basic Shapes.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment was cut with Zooballoo.  On the smaller mat, I used a QuicKutz embossing folder and I used my score board to score lines on the larger mat.  I used an EK Success punch for the red border at the bottom of the card.

I actually saw my brother this morning (his birthday!) as he is in town for Easter weekend so was able to hand deliver the card.  It was such a delight to see his reaction.  He loved it and claims that Super Grover is still his favourite!

I will enter this card at Celebrate the Occasion, where we were to follow a sketch to create a birthday card, and at Birthday Sundaes, where anything goes this week.
Celebrate the Occasion sketch

34 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, what a fun and absolutely adorable card! If your brother doesn't love this card, he doesn't love cards...lol!!!

Great-great job and toooo cute!

Adrian said...

Adorable, great interpretationof sketch! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion!

Linda Kaiser said...

This is so cute! Your brother is going to love it!!

Vivi Martínez said...

I love your card! Isn`t it great when you can give to your loved ones a card they know was done specially for them? Sure your brother will treasure this one.
Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Vivi

Melissa said...

Cute card, great for a child, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Sherrie K. said...

S0 cute! Great take on the sketch. Good luck in the challenges!
Sherrie K

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is so fun, Kate! I love it.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Jenny B said...

LOVE this card! Soooo funny our "uncle" has a Super Grover story this would be tooo cute! Hmmm wonder if my sil has this cart....

CraftyJAR said...

Nice interpretation on the sketch! Love the card. Thank you for playing along with us at CTO!
Judy

Scrapper69 said...

This is just soooo CUTE! And what a great card to give your brother! I'm sure he just LOVED it! It's a great reminder of how fun life was when you were young... :o) Thanks for sharing a great card/story! :O)
Theresa

marg0006 said...

I have some great news for you. go on over to Robyns "The Pink Stamper" to celebrate the super giveaway in honor of Cricuts anniversary. You will love it.

Maquel said...

Kate, this card is AWESOME! Don't you love to remind siblings of crazy things they did when they were little? Great job!

Michelle said...

Super cute! I really love it! I love all the special touches you added! Thanks for playing along with Bithday Sundaes!

Tracey said...

Your card put a big smile on my face. Very COOL card........I can see how it was fun to make.

GiGi said...

So cute! What a great card for your brother! Thanks for playing at CTO!

DIANA L. said...

Super cheerful card. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO Have a great day.
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Kristen said...

Your card is wonderful. You did a great job with all the details in your card. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO.

Amber said...

This was such a creative and fun way to use the sketch! We love Super Grover in my house! I'm sure this card is going to bring some smiles! Thank you for sharing it with us at Birthday Sundaes and thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this so adorable as are all of your cards here...precious....have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Georgiana said...

This is an amazing birthday card for a very special person. I hope he has a big smile on his face when he sees it. : )

4kids4 said...

Oh, how fun! Glad your brother liked it! I've always loved Grover! :-)

~Sharon C.

girlia said...

Awww, I love Grover! I am so glad your brother liked it. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Rae Finke said...

Hey Kate, what a fun card! I love it!

Kristie said...

Oh this is just too cute!! I love how you added the Super Uncle in the sign. Thanks for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

Karen McPherson said...

This is such a fun card! Your brother will appreciate the flashback. TFS
You can visit me at A Card Retreat

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww this is so cute and sweet Kate. It made me smile. I love all of the characters from Sesame Street. Happy Easter to ya!

Rhonda Emery said...

so very cute hope you had a wonderful easter.hugs

Lisa said...

So cute...I LOVE this Grover cut! Thanks for joining in this week at CTO!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

You did a wonderful job on the layers and your colors are great! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This is AWESOME Kate!! Glad that your brother liked it!! I'm in awe over your Cricut skills!!

Emily said...

Oh this is so much fun! Made me smile :) TFS!

Amy said...

Kate, your cards ROCKS!! Wow, is it awesome!! I love Grover -- and I remember my brother running through the house as all sorts of characters... He's still a character, and I'm pretty sure he still runs through the house (chasing my adorable nephew!)!! :)

Thanks so much for joining last week's challenge at Celebrate The Occasion!! A new challenge starts today (Mother's Day theme) -- Can't wait to see what you create!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

~Tammy~ said...

This is adorable! You have patience because my Disney cartridge has been used ONCE! ha! A lot of paper piecing with that one! :-)

Maria Elena said...

So great card !
~Maria Elena~
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/